Nikon D40 with Nikon D3000 Comparison

Nikon D40 and Nikon D3000 Main Features

  • December, 2006
  • December, 2009
  • 6 MP APS-C CCD Sensor
  • 10 MP APS-C CCD Sensor
  • 200 - 1600 ISO
  • 100 - 1600 ISO
  • 2" Fixed Screen
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • Optical (pentamirror) Viewfinder
  • Optical (pentamirror) Viewfinder
  • 3.0 fps continuous shooting
  • 3.0 fps continuous shooting
  • Built-In Wireless
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 124 x 94 x 64 mm, 522g.
  • 126 x 97 x 64 mm, 536g.
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Nikon D40 Scores


Imaging score
46
Features score
35
Value for money score
59
Portability score
82
Overall score
44

Nikon D3000 Scores


Imaging score
49
Features score
37
Value for money score
66
Portability score
81
Overall score
48

Nikon D3000 with Nikon D40 Overview


Let's compare D40 with D3000. Both cameras produced Nikon. These models are included in the Entry-Level DSLR cameras. Nikon D40 was released in 2006, and Nikon D3000 in 2009. D3000 is newer, which is a plus. D40 3 years older.
The sensor resolution of D40 is greater than that of D3000. However, the difference of 4 MP is not very significant. The more megapixels the camera has, the more detailed and clear the picture will be. The number of megapixels will also affect the maximum size of the photos, which then can be printed without loss of quality.
At the first camera (D40), the minimum ISO value is lower, which gives more opportunities for shooting in daylight. A larger maximum ISO allows you to take good pictures in the dark. Nikon D3000 has a larger 3-inch Fixed screen, the other camera has a 2-inch Fixed screen.
Both cameras have a optical (pentamirror) viewfinder. All viewfinders has no electronic viewfinderk dot resolution. Burst mode, also called continuous shooting mode, sports mode or continuous high speed mode, is a shooting mode in still cameras. Nikon D40 has 3.0 fps continuous shooting. Nikon D40 has 3.0 fps continuous shooting.

General D40 D3000
Brand Nikon Nikon
Model D40 D3000
Announced December, 2006 December, 2009
Body Type Compact SLR Compact SLR
Lens
Lens Mount Nikon F Nikon F
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 1.5 1.5
Number of Lenses 305 305
Macro Focus Range n/a n/a
Screen
Screen Size 2" 3"
Screen Type Fixed Fixed
Screen Resolution 230k pixels 230k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Optical (pentamirror) Optical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage 95% 95%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.53 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 11
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec 1/30 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 sec 1/4000 sec
Continuous Shooting 3.0 fps 3.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 17.00 12.00
Flash Modes Front curtain, Rear curtain, Red-Eye, Slow, Red-Eye Slow Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±5 EV ±5 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size APS-C APS-C
Sensor Type CCD CCD
Sensor Dimensions 23.7 x 15.6 mm 23.6 x 15.8 mm
Sensor Area 369.7 mm² 372.9 mm²
Sensor Resolution 6 MP 10 MP
Max Image Resolution 3008 x 2000 3872 x 2592
Max Native ISO 1600 1600
Min Native ISO 200 100
Max Boosted ISO 3200 3200
Min Boosted ISO 0 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution None None
Video Formats
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 0 shots 500 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model EN-EL9 EN-EL9a
Physical
Weight 522 g 536 g
Physical Dimensions 124 x 94 x 64 mm 126 x 97 x 64 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC card SD/SDHC card
Storage Slots 1 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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