Nikon D40X Review

Overall Score

46

Main Features

  • 10 MP APS-C CCD Sensor
  • 100 - 1600 ISO
  • 2" Fixed Screen
  • Optical (pentamirror) Viewfinder
  • 3 fps continuous shooting
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 124 x 94 x 64 mm, 522g.
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  • Replaced: D50
  • Replaced by: D60

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Nikon D40X Overview


First introduced in May, 2007, Nikon D40X is a 10 MP DSLR with a APS-C (23.7 x 15.6 mm) sized CCD sensor. Nikon replaced the older Nikon D50 with D40X. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Nikon D40X with Nikon D50

Nikon replaced D40X with Nikon D60. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Nikon D40X with Nikon D60


Nikon D40X comes with a 23.6 x 15.8 mm CCD sensor, which has a diagonal of 28.4 mm (1.11").

- Full Frame
- Nikon D40X

Sensor resolution of Nikon D40X ~ 3860 x 2590 pixels.

Nikon D40X has Crop Factor: 1.52

The sensor has a surface area of 372.9 mm².

There are approximate 9,997,400 photosites (pixels) on this area.


Proc and Cons of Nikon D40X


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Nikon D40X 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
Small LCD Screen: 2"
Slow Continuous Shooting: 230 fps
No Articulating Screen
No Full HD Video
No AF Face Detection
Low Max Native ISO: 1600
Low Screen Resolution: 230k dots
Type Scores

Nikon D40X has an Overall Score of 46/100 and ranked #165 out of 205 in DSLR cameras, and ranked #588 out of 1201 in all cameras.

Nikon D40X Scores
Imaging score
49
Features score
35
Value for money score
62
Portability score
82
Overall score
46
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 D40X


Nikon D40X 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 D40X is 16 grams less than the average weight of cameras in this category. Nikon D40X is less by 4mm more than the average length in Entry-Level DSLR.

Weight Comparison
Entry-Level DSLR Cameras


Nikon D40X
522g
Average weight
538g
Min weight
365g
Max weight
690g

Thickness Comparison
Entry-Level DSLR Cameras


Nikon D40X
64mm
Average Thickness
73mm
Min Thickness
53mm
Max Thickness
86mm

Here is the front and top view image of Nikon D40X with the dimensions:

Nikon D40X

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight D40X Dimensions D40X
Nikon D60 Nikon D60 522 g 522 g 126 x 94 x 64 mm 124 x 94 x 64 mm
Nikon D50 Nikon D50 620 g 522 g 133 x 102 x 76 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 D3200 Nikon D3200 505 g 522 g 125 x 96 x 77 mm 124 x 94 x 64 mm
Nikon D5000 Nikon D5000 590 g 522 g 127 x 104 x 80 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

Specifications of Nikon D40X


General
Brand Nikon
Model D40X
Announced May, 2007
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 3
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
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 23.6 x 15.8 mm
Sensor Area 372.9 mm²
Sensor Resolution 10 MP
Max Image Resolution 3872 x 2592
Max Native ISO 1600
Min Native ISO 100
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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