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Nikon D40x

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Specifications:
Effective pixels: 10.2 million

Image sensor: RGB CCD, 23.6 x 15.8 mm, total pixels: 10.75 million

Image size: L (3,872 x 2,592) / M (2,896 x 1,944) / S (1,936 x 1,296)

Sensitivity: 100 to 1600 (ISO equivalent) in steps of 1 EV with additional setting one step over 1600

Storage media: SD memory card, SDHC compliant

LCD monitor: 2.5-in., 230,000-dot, low-temp. polysilicon TFT LCD with brightness adjustment

Exposure metering: 3D Color Matrix Metering II, Center-Weighted and Spot Metering

Exposure modes: Vari-program (Auto, Auto [Flash Off], Portrait, Landscape, Child, Sports, Close Up, Night Portrait), Programmed Auto [P] with flexible program; Shutter-Priority Auto [S]; Aperture-Priority Auto [A]; Manual [M]

Interface: High-speed USB: Mass Storage and MTP/PTP selectable

Power source: Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL9, charging voltage (Quick Charger MH-23), 7.4V DC, AC Adapter EH-5 (available separately; requires optional AC Adapter Connector EP-5)

Dimensions (W x H x D): Approx. 126 x 94 x 64mm (5.0 x 3.7x 2.5 in.)

Weight: Approx. 495g (1lb. 1oz.) without battery, memory card or body cap


 


      
zuman
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Review Date: Jul 17, 2009 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $395.00 | Rating: 7 

Pros: Excellent image quality and unbeatable price-to-value ratio.
Cons:
Three focus points not enough for tracking fast-moving objects. Would be nice to have direct access to some features (like ISO) without going through the menu system.

My main body is a Nikon D3, which was preceded by a D2X. The D40X, however, has become more than a backup body. It's a brilliant solution for many circumstances and is fully capable of taking wonderful photos.
Take a look at this, for example (from Namibia): http://www.pbase.com/zuman/image/114978641.jpg
More at http://www.pbase.com/zuman/wtwp


Jul 17, 2009
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Review Date: Jun 11, 2009 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 8 

Pros: Nikon D300 Has every thing yhat I want. I am considerate as my upgrade from D70
Cons:
Price?



Jun 11, 2009
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Registered: Sep 18, 2005
Location: United Kingdom
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Review Date: Dec 3, 2008 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $150.00 | Rating: 10 

Pros: clean iso 1600, kit lens is pretty amazing in good light, compact body, great lcd, bright viewfinder, cheap, excellent camera
Cons:
no D lens motor, grip a touch too thin, lack of dedicated buttons

I bought a mint copy for a bargain to use as a 2nd camera. The image quality is much better than my d70s in low light so i use to as a go to camera for family snap shots. Im quite surprised that a low end camera can render such clean files much cleaner than the d200, d70s and eos 1d i previously used.

sadly its only manual focus on non af-s/hsm lens so i wouldnt have this as my be all end all camera, but definately good enough as a back up body/ travel camera.

thoroughly recommended...


Dec 3, 2008
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Registered: Aug 19, 2005
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Review Date: Mar 27, 2008 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 10 

Pros: IQ Ease of use Portability Build quality Metering Color accuracy Range of adjustments
Cons:

I agree with Thom Hogan's assessment, who, when reviewing the Nikon D40 and D40x in the same breath, wrote: "State-of-the-art in 6 and 10MP cameras."

'Nuff said....


Mar 27, 2008
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Review Date: Aug 19, 2007 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $635.00 | Rating: 9 

Pros: light, easy to use, very good quality pictures, big lcd screen.
Cons:
no auto focus motor on the case, kind of short in terms of features.

In fact I picked this camera as a consequence of the lens choice. I was going for an all in one 18-200 lenses and found the Nikkor 18-200 VR to be one of the best in the market (Canon was also on my list).

So I naturally looked for a matching case for it. You wither have the D40, D40x or the D80. Other models fall in a different price/outdated category.

I read many reviews regarding these 3 models and especially the difference between D40 and D40x, many people tend to recommend the D40, but really for $110 more ; I just though it was a god bargain for a 10mp sensor.

What surprised me first is how light this camera is, it's actually one of the lightest in its category. The LCD screen is big and the navigation buttons make this soft noise that make you think : good quality. The case uses a nice plastic (nothing like the cheap XTI finish) and has a excellent grip.

The camera by itself is very easy to use and I would recommend it for beginners like me or photographers that want a light point and shoot camera. You get nice graphical control that explain what each parameters is changing. As you get more experienced, you can switch to a more standard display.

As usual with Nikon, the picture quality is excellent, yet this parameter really doesn't depend on the case itself: thanks to the Nikkor 18-200mn VR lens which I can only recommend: see other reviews on this site.

The whole camera fits perfectly (with an extra lens) in a Lowepro EX-160 bag that I got from my local dealer for $30.

Now let's talk about the bad points. First this camera doesn't have an autofocus motor built in. This missing features makes auto focus impossible to use with a huge number of nikon compatible lenses. I was thinking about a wide angle from Tokina, well bad luck it won't work: I have to backup my choice on either Nikkor or Sigma lenses. Chances are more choices will be available in the next few months.

Last point: On the paper, this camera is kind of short regarding extra features - especially when compared to the Canon XTI which has a dust captor/remover, 9 points autofocus..etc. While these features are pretty much useless (if you get dust inside the camera you have a problem Roger) - I think Nikon should have dropped the price a little further to line up with the XTI tag line.

In fact, for this type of cameras, Canon and Nikon cases are pretty much the same; We are comparing apples to apples.

My recommendation is:
Pick the right lens, that's what makes THE difference.



Aug 19, 2007
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Nikon D40x

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Reviews Views Date of last review
5 18477 Jul 17, 2009
Recommended By Average Price
100% of reviewers $393.33
Build Quality Rating Price Rating Overall Rating
8.50
9.00
8.8
d40x