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  Nikon D40 6.1 MP Digital SLR Camera - Black (Kit w/ AF-S DX 18-55mm Lens)

Nikon D40 6.1 MP Digital SLR Camera - Black (Kit w/ AF-S DX 18-55mm Lens)

Nikon D5100 16.2 MP Digital SLR Camera - Black (Body Only) (25476)

Nikon D5100 16.2 MP Digital SLR Camera - Black (Body Only) (25476)

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The D40 is a compact and lightweight high-performance camera that makes it possible for anyone to create stunning images with an SLR. Designed specifically for ease of use, the D40 lets you... More
The D40 is a compact and lightweight high-performance camera that makes it possible for anyone to create stunning images with an SLR. Designed specifically for ease of use, the D40 lets you use the kind of digital and optical technologies that professionals use without the need to deal with complex functions. Whatever you shoot there is an automated Digital Vari Program that lets you achieve fantastic results in any situation. Help menus are easy to navigate and the in-camera retouch menu makes it simple to edit and enhance your images on the large, bright 2.5-inch LCD monitor. Perfect for people who want an affordable camera to explore what it is that makes SLR photography stand out, the D40 is so user-friendly that all you have to do is concentrate on the scene you want to photograph and the camera's advanced Nikon technologies will take care of the rest. Less
The Nikon 16.2 MP camera is a flexible portable body only and is made for preseving your memories for you and producing wonderful pictures in a variety of different conditions. Since this... More
The Nikon 16.2 MP camera is a flexible portable body only and is made for preseving your memories for you and producing wonderful pictures in a variety of different conditions. Since this Nikon D5100 digital camera comes with a flash memory slot, you will be able to choose the storage size of the camera. This Nikon digital SLR camera features an HDMI slot that makes viewing family moments fun. High-quality pictures and exceptional performance are yours with the Nikon 16.2 MP camera. You can show off the preserved moments of your life and send them to family and friends because this Nikon D5100 digital camera comes with a 3-inch LCD screen. With its black body, this Nikon digital SLR camera is a classy device for taking pictures. Be prepared to shoot photographs with the help of rechargeable Lithium-ion batteries on the Nikon 16.2 MP camera. This Nikon D5100 digital camera has a 16.2 MP digital image sensor allowing you to create beautiful prints up to 12x18 inches. A greater number of megapixels means enlarging and cropping will not cause pixelation. This Nikon digital SLR camera comes with only the body and no lens. Selecting the interchangeable lenses based on your expanding photography budget resources is the main advantage to getting the camera body on its own. Less
Key Features   
Optical Zoom 3.1x -
Type Digital SLR Digital SLR
Megapixels 6.1 MP -
Other Features   
Additional Features Brightness Control • Digital Noise Reduction • AF Lock • With Tripod Mount • Interchangeable Lenses • USB 2.0 • DPOF Support • USB 2.0 Compatibility • Cropping An Image • Histogram Display • Text Input To Exif Header • Direct Print • AE/FE Lock • PictBridge Support • Auto Power Save • Red eye Fix HDMI • With Tripod Mount • Red-eye Correction • Image Editing • HDR (High Dynamic Range) Function • GPS • Interchangeable Lenses • USB 2.0
File Format   
Digital Video Format - HD (High Definition) • MOV • QuickTime • MPEG-4 • H.264
Battery   
Battery Form Factor Manufacturer specific -
System Requirements for PC Connection   
Operating System Supported - Microsoft Windows 7
Connections   
Expansion Slot 1 x SD Memory Card -
Connector Types 1 x composite video output -
HDMI Output - Yes
Display   
Screen Details LCD display - TFT active matrix - 2.5" - color -
Display Rotation Built-in -
Screen Size 2.5" -
Display Type LCD LCD
Dimensions   
Depth 2.5 in. -
Width 5 in. -
Height 3.7 in. -
Weight 16.8 Oz. -
Viewfinder   
Viewfinder Magnification 0.8x -
Dioptric Correction Range -1.7 to +0.5 -
Viewfinder Type Optical (Through-the-lens) • Optical Optical (Through-the-lens) • Optical
Viewfinder - Field Coverage 95% -
Optical Viewfinder Type Eye-level penta-dach mirror -
Memory / Storage   
Integrated Memory size 4096 MB -
Camera Flash   
Flash Type Pop-up Flash Built-In
Red Eye Reduction Yes Yes
Exposure   
Exposure Metering Center-Weighted • 3D color matrix II • Spot 3D color matrix II
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 sec -
Min Shutter Speed 30 sec -
Exposure compensation ±5 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps -
Light Sensitivity ISO 200-1600 -
Light Sensitivity Max 1600 -
Exposure Modes i-TTL Program Flash • Automatic • Bulb • Manual • Shutter-Priority • Program • Aperture-Priority Automatic • Manual • Shutter-Priority • Program • Aperture-Priority
Exposure Range EV 0-20 ( ISO 100 ) -
Lens System   
Lens For SD AF-S DX 18-55mm -
Lens Filter Size 52 mm -
Auto Focus type TTL phase detection TTL contrast detection
Focal Length Range 18mm - 55mm -
Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera 27 - 82.5mm -
Lens Type Zoom lens -
Lens Construction 5 group(s) / 7 element(s) -
Lens System Features Silent Wave Motor (SWM), Internal Focusing System, Aspherical Lens, ED Glass -
Focus Adjustment Autofocus & Manual Focus • Automatic • Manual Autofocus & Manual Focus • Automatic
Optical Sensor   
Sensor Size 15.6 x 23.7mm -
Product Identifiers   
Model D40 -
Brand Nikon Nikon
Miscellaneous   
Analog Video Format - NTSC
Shooting Programs Landscape -
White Balance Auto Sunset (Preset) • Shade (Preset) • Incandescent (Preset) • Fluorescent (Preset) • Flash (Preset) • Daylight / Sunny (Preset) • Cloudy (Preset) • Auto • Manual
Special Effects Sepia • Cyanotype • Warm Filter • Skylight Filter • Black & White Color sketch
Continuous Shooting Speed 2.5 frames per second -
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Nikon D40 6.1 MP Digital SLR Camera - Black (Kit w/ AF-S DX 18-55mm Lens)
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Product Review Summary

4.1
84% recommend this product
5 stars
71
4 stars
29
3 stars
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2 stars
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1 star
16
Pros
  • Excellent Picture Quality (9)
  • Easy to Use (9)
  • Quality Construction (5)
  • Lightweight (4)
  • Great Design (4)
  • Long Battery Life (2)
  • Intuitive (1)
  • Fast Shutter (1)
  • Nice Screen (1)
  • Stylish (1)
Cons
  • Bulky (4)
  • Overpriced (2)
  • Cannot use LCD as a viewfinder (1)
  • Not enough auto focus sensors (1)
  • Short Battery Life (1)
  • Heavy (1)
  • Bad in Low Light (1)
Good For
  • Everyday Use (8)
  • Outdoors (6)
  • Travel (5)
  • Home (4)
  • Upgrade (1)
  • Replacement (1)
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Consumer Reviews

170

Is this camera for real?

bycolonialpara Dec 12, 2006
72 Helpfuls 73 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Small, light weight, beautifully realized images. Price Point.
Cons Inability to AF with all Nikon lenses. Consumer quality build.
Recommended it? Yes

The Nikon D40 with 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 AF-S AF lens is this company's bare bones entry level offering in the extremely volatile digital SLR market. As the two giants of the industry, Canon and Nikon vie for an ever increasing slice of the dSLR pie, Nikon has taken a calculated marketing gamble by... Read full review »

89

The dSLR that thinks it's a point and shoot

bysolohans1 Apr 15, 2007
28 Helpfuls 29 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Easy to use for entry level dSLR user, lens kit included, much more
Cons D40 is bare bones for dSLR, but has the stuff for any entry level enthusiast.
Recommended it? Yes

**COMING SOON:  D-700 REVIEW**

BEFORE WE BEGIN

There are a lot of reviews on the web for the Nikon D40 and I will list some of the sites I recommend at the end of my review. Most of these reviews come from the perspective of a professional photographer and professional... Read full review »

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Product Review Summary

4.8
Based on 5 user reviews
80% recommend this product
5 stars
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Pros
  • None Yet
Cons
  • None Yet
Good For
  • None Yet

Consumer Reviews

1

Good Camera!

bycoreyselby May 13, 2012
15 Helpfuls 16 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Picture Quality<br>Build Quality<br>Video Quality<br>swivel...
Cons cant change video settings<br>Kind of small DSLR
Recommended it? Yes

This camera is no doubt, phenomenal for its price range. It's a newer Nikon DSLR Model. It has its up and its downs, but overall I find myself noticing the ups on this camera. Its a great camera for the price (as I stated before) it contains a 16.2 megapixel sensor, a handy swivel screen, built in... Read full review »

3

So far,very impressive :)

byalia_afifi Jun 23, 2012
11 Helpfuls 12 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros The side articulated LCD keeps screen protected when folded to the inside .
Cons Unreliable customer service.
Recommended it? Yes

I bought the camera 4 months ago, and so far it has been quite impressive ; all pictures came out stunning and edits.It incorporates an amazing array of special effects for use when taking still pictures or recording D-Movie Full HD movies. Selective Color isolates any color within the scene,... Read full review »

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