Nikon D40 Review

Overall Score

44

Main Features

  • 6 MP APS-C CCD Sensor
  • 200 - 1600 ISO
  • 2" Fixed Screen
  • Optical (pentamirror) Viewfinder
  • 3 fps continuous shooting
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 124 x 94 x 64 mm, 522g.
  • Price Category:
  • Replaced by: D3000

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Nikon D40 Overview


First introduced in December, 2006, Nikon D40 is a 6 MP DSLR with a APS-C (23.7 x 15.5 mm) sized CCD sensor.

Nikon replaced D40 with Nikon D3000. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Nikon D40 with Nikon D3000


Nikon D40 comes with a 23.7 x 15.6 mm CCD sensor, which has a diagonal of 28.37 mm (1.11").

- Full Frame
- Nikon D40

Sensor resolution of Nikon D40 ~ 3019 x 1986 pixels.

Nikon D40 has Crop Factor: 1.53

The sensor has a surface area of 369.7 mm².

There are approximate 5,995,734 photosites (pixels) on this area.


Proc and Cons of Nikon D40


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Nikon D40 with competitors in entry-level dslr cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
Optical Viewfinder
3.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Focus
522g Light Body
Flash Sync Port
External Flash
RAW Support
1/4000s Max Shutter Speed
Manual Exposure Mode
5 AE Bracketing Range
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
No Image Stabilization
No Environmental Sealing
Low Max Native ISO: 1600
Low Screen Resolution: 230k dots
No Articulating Screen
No Full HD Video
No AF Face Detection
Low Resolution Sensor: 6 MP
Small LCD Screen: 2"
Slow Continuous Shooting: 230 fps
Type Scores

Nikon D40 has an Overall Score of 44/100 and ranked #171 out of 205 in DSLR cameras, and ranked #649 out of 1201 in all cameras.

Nikon D40 Scores
Imaging score
46
Features score
35
Value for money score
59
Portability score
82
Overall score
44
Average Scores in Entry-Level DSLR
Imaging Score
52
Features Score
59
Value For Money Score
75
Portability Score
79
Overall score
61

Physical Dimensions of Nikon D40


Nikon D40 weighs 522g and has external dimensions of 124 x 94 x 64mm (4.88 x 3.7 x 2.52"). Considering that the average weight of Entry-Level DSLR cameras is 538g, Nikon D40 is 16 grams less than the average weight of cameras in this category. Nikon D40 is less by 4mm more than the average length in Entry-Level DSLR.

Weight Comparison
Entry-Level DSLR Cameras


Nikon D40
522g
Average weight
538g
Min weight
365g
Max weight
690g

Thickness Comparison
Entry-Level DSLR Cameras


Nikon D40
64mm
Average Thickness
73mm
Min Thickness
53mm
Max Thickness
86mm

Here is the front and top view image of Nikon D40 with the dimensions:

Nikon D40

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight D40 Dimensions D40
Nikon D3000 Nikon D3000 536 g 522 g 126 x 97 x 64 mm 124 x 94 x 64 mm
Nikon D3300 Nikon D3300 430 g 522 g 124 x 98 x 76 mm 124 x 94 x 64 mm
Nikon D3100 Nikon D3100 505 g 522 g 124 x 96 x 75 mm 124 x 94 x 64 mm
Nikon D3200 Nikon D3200 505 g 522 g 125 x 96 x 77 mm 124 x 94 x 64 mm
Nikon D5300 Nikon D5300 480 g 522 g 125 x 98 x 76 mm 124 x 94 x 64 mm
Nikon D3400 Nikon D3400 395 g 522 g 124 x 98 x 76 mm 124 x 94 x 64 mm
Nikon D5500 Nikon D5500 420 g 522 g 124 x 97 x 70 mm 124 x 94 x 64 mm
Canon EOS 1200D Canon 1200D 480 g 522 g 130 x 100 x 78 mm 124 x 94 x 64 mm

Specifications of Nikon D40


General
Brand Nikon
Model D40
Announced December, 2006
Body Type Compact SLR
Lens
Lens Mount Nikon F
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 1.5
Number of Lenses 305
Macro Focus Range n/a
Screen
Screen Size 2"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 230k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Optical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage 95%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.53
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 0
Number of Cross Focus Points
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 sec
Continuous Shooting 3.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 17.00
Flash Modes Front curtain, Rear curtain, Red-Eye, Slow, Red-Eye Slow
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±5 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size APS-C
Sensor Type CCD
Sensor Dimensions 23.7 x 15.6 mm
Sensor Area 369.7 mm²
Sensor Resolution 6 MP
Max Image Resolution 3008 x 2000
Max Native ISO 1600
Min Native ISO 200
Max Boosted ISO 3200
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution None
Video Formats
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 0 shots
Battery Type
Battery Model EN-EL9
Physical
Weight 522 g
Physical Dimensions 124 x 94 x 64 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC card
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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