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Extraordinary Nikon image quality: The D40's high-resolution image quality is made possible by Nikon's high-performance 6.1-megapixel Nikon DX-format CCD imaging sensor and exclusive Nikon image processing engine which assures stunning sharpness and color.

Nikon's smallest digital SLR ever: At just over 16 ounces, the beautifully styled and compact D40 makes high-performance digital SLR photography easier and more convenient than ever.

Includes 3x AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II lens: Designed exclusively for use with Nikon DX-format digital SLRs, this ultra-compact 3x zoom offers Nikkor sharpness and versatility in a wide variety of shooting situations.

2.5-inch color LCD monitor with 3 colorful display options: Playback images are easy to see and function menus are easier to use with a larger and brighter color LCD monitor. The large 2.5-inch LCD monitor enables image preview at up to 19 times magnification and has large type fonts and easy-to-view menus as well as three all-new display options: classic, graphic and wallpaper.

In-camera image editing: Highly versatile in-camera editing features include: Nikon D-lighting, red-eye correction, image trimming, image overlay, monochrome black and white, sepia and cyanotype along with skylight, warm tone and custom color filter effects. These features provide greater creative freedom, without the need for a computer, for those who prefer to send pictures directly to a printer.

Fast, accurate 3-area auto focus: The D40's advanced 3-area AF system and the refined algorithms inherited from more advanced Nikon digital SLR cameras deliver fast, efficient and precise auto focus. AF refinements deliver greater precision with fast, more consistent subject acquisition and improved focus tracking for consistently sharper pictures.

Built-in Speedlight with i-TTL automatic flash control: Nikon's innovative i-TTL flash control evaluates flash exposure with incredible precision to achieve better automatic flash balance and deliver outstanding results. The built-in Speedlight is always at the ready bringing beautiful exposures to darkened conditions as well as adding a flash to outdoor situations for enhanced twilight shots or an added impact to daylight images.

Automatic exposure with 8 digital vari-program modes: Eight Digital Vari-Program modes include: auto, auto (flash-off), portrait, landscape, child, sports, close-up or night portrait, each of which adjusts automatically for optimal results under varied conditions.

Easy operation with intuitive controls: Intuitive controls make the D40 point-and-shoot simple, enabling even first-time SLR users to capture beautiful memories perfectly.

Fast startup with instant shutter response: Fast startup combined with super-fast shutter response and rapid-action shooting at up to 2.5 frames per second makes it easy to freeze special moments instantly.

Shoot at up to 2.5 frames per second: The D40 can fire continuously at a speed of up to 2.5 frames per second, capturing high-quality action sequences of children in sporting activities such as soccer, baseball and much more.

High-performance 6.1-megapixel Nikon DX format CCD imaging sensor: Nikon's DX-format CCD image sensor delivers vivid color and sharp detail, great for making beautifully detailed enlargements of 16 x 20 inches and beyond. High resolution also provides room for creative cropping.

New advanced help menu system with assist images: The D40's newly introduced "assist images" help you select the appropriate settings for many camera features by showing an example image typical of that setting as well as an advanced help menu for the current item selected. The D40's question mark icon (?) indicates that help is available for the currently selected item. Just press the help button beside the LCD monitor to see a context sensitive help page.

Image optimization options: The D40's image optimize setting lets photographers adjust color, contrast and sharpening as well as other image settings according to the type of scene or output desired. Settings include: normal, softer, vivid, more vivid, portrait, custom and black and white, each of which are automatically adjusted based on sophisticated Nikon algorithms or user-selected settings for optimum results.

Bright, accurate SLR viewfinder: A large viewfinder makes composition easier, and overall viewfinder brightness makes focusing in low-light photography possible. The bright and sharp viewfinder, with 0.8x magnification, ensures precise composition.

Nikon 3D Color Matrix Metering II: The D40's 3D Color Matrix Metering II evaluates each scene for brightness, color, contrast, size and position of shadows and highlights, selected focus area and camera-to-subject distance, comparing that information against an onboard database of more than 30,000 actual photographic scenes.

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Reliability When I've needed to take that once-in-a-lifetime shot, my Nikon D40 has been there. The picture taking capabilities of the D40 are limited only by your imagination. July 20, 2010
Very handy very professional tool for the money.The quality of the workman ship is first class but the Nikon optics are can hold there own with the worlds Best. July 19, 2010
Compact and easy to use. I have used this camera under a wide range of conditions including sports under poor light condition and always with good results. Ex. High School Basketball (with a AF-S Nikkor 35mm 1:1.8 G lens. May 19, 2013
I LOVE MY D40 bought the D40 at 14, now almost 7 years later I have four more lenses and a fast growing photography business. The d40 has been there through it all. I love this camera, in two years after I receive my degree, my graduation present to myself will be yet another Nikon! Can't wait!thank you nikon for such an amazing product, one which I consider an extension of my own eye. March 8, 2013
Definitely packs a punch I'm a college senior and have been using my mom's D40 for the past three years. I use it mainly for shooting sports photos, and get great results until it gets dark and the field lights come on. That's when I switch to my sister's Canon EOS 6D; higher ISO lets me keep shooting at fast enough shutter speeds to get good action shots, and I can clean up the noise later in editing. But for daylight conditions, I get better results with the D40, although part of that may be due to having more familiarity with it than I do with the Canon. Definitely a great buy for people wanting to get great photos of their kids for scrapbooks and such! October 16, 2012
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how do i set my d40 back to default settings

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https://nikoneurope-en.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/9933/~/how-to-reset-a-d-slr-to-factory-default-settings
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How to buy?

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How do you buy it through Nikon's website? I feel dumb for having to ask that.
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Seeings as the D40 has been discontinued, for some time now, I doubt very much if you would be able to buy it from Nikon, and indeed anywhere else, new.
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as above no live veiw on the D40.
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Which lens is compatible with my D40?

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Is this lens compatible with my D40?

AF-S DX NIKKOR
18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II
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Yes; any AF-S lens will provide auto-focus with your D40.
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This person is trying to sell me the nikon d40 and a 70-300mm kit Lens (nikkor) for 600 dollars and i need a opinion on how much it would cost my to buy both of this products used. The condition of the camera and lens is nearly new.
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Which 70-300 lens is it , the AF or the AFS VR
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Next, once that is established, when using various Depth of Focus calculators, should the focal length be entered as the lens length (40 mm for example) or the effective length ( 60 mm with a 40 mm lens) ?? Any help will be much appreciated...
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The CoC for DX format is 20 microns (µm) or .020 millimeters (mm)
The CoC for FX format is .033 mm.

The focal length for your calculation should take into consideration the Crop Factor.
If you are using an online DoF calculator, some these calculators automatically take the sensors crop factor into consideration.

You are correct in that you need to use 60mm in your calculation of a 40mm lens.

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is the 55-300mm zoom lens compatable with the d40 camera?

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yes
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How can i tell how many megapixels my D40 has?

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i need to know if it was a 6.1, 10 or 16 mega pixel
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D40 has 6.1mp
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what cable do i need to connect my d40 to a printer

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Nikon UC-E4 or any usb to mini usb cable
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I see that it can be removed by taking out three small screws does Nikon have that piece
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Please get in contact with the Nikon Parts Department
7AM - 3PM (Pacific) Monday - Friday
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Fax- 310-322-6979
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How do I set my Nikon D40 back to the point and shoot setting?

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My friend was messing with the camera before i bought it from him and he set it to a weird setting and we can not figure out how to set it back to the point and shoot setting.
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Turn the dial on the top right of the camera to "AUTO"
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How much is this camera?

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Discontinued.
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Nikon D40 Does this camera have a USB Cord? If where can I get one from?

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Any electronics store, it uses a standard USB to mini USB cable (5 pin).
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Overlaying more than 2 images?

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I know that you can overlay 2 images directly on the camera, but is there any other way to overlay more than 2 while still on the camera?
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You can only combine 2 RAW images into a single one. Please see page #94 of the user's manual for the D40.
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Is there a timer remote compatible with the D 40?

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I want to turn my D-40 into a dedicated time lapse camera.
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No
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You can contact Nikon:
http://www.nikonusa.com/en/Service-And-Support/Service-And-Repair.page
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what model is this camera? example powershot, easyshare, ect.

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Nikon DSLR model D40
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Which model replaces the D40?

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Either the D90 or the D7000, the D7000 would be my choice.
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what mode should I use for indoor shots at the circus

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You have a DSLR my friend. There is no restiction as to what mode you should use at a concert. Shoot at what every mode you can. They would put you out for that.
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Are there any compatibility issues between Nikon D40 and Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 18-135 mm 3.5-5.6 G ED?

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My daughter has a Nikon D40 with Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 18-135 mm 3.5-5.6 G ED. Her pictures are always over exposed. The camera works fine with the Nikon DX AF-S 18-55 mm 3.5-5.6 G II ED lens and the Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 18-135 mm 3.5-5.6 G ED works fine with my Nikon D80
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The lens should be fully compatible. D40 has a history of slight over exposure. I would just adjust the exposure compensation.
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IS there a way to show the time stamp on photo when taking them and keeping them in digital form?

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I need to show the time stamp for work. When I upload the photos I need to prove time and date.
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The D40 does not have time stamp. The Time and date is store in the image EXIF data. Most picture softwares are able to display the image EXIF data.
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D40-looking for my first zoom lens

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Any advice or recommendations on getting my first zoom lens? We use the camera for the kid's sports as well as family gatherings and outtings, camping, sailing, etc. Thanks.
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Answer: 
you probably already have the "kit lens" that came with the camera (18-55 4-5.6 zoom). the logical, basic companion to that one would be the 55-200/4-5.6 VR zoom, although if you wish for more "reach", you could also go with the 55-300/4.-5.6 lens. any of these would be a good complement to the lens that you (should) already have.

of course, these aren't the only options... but you haven't revealed your intended uses or your budget -- both of which are really needed to make a really useful suggestion.
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annotating an image

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is it possible the have info attached to each image....aperture, shutter speed, lens used, iso info etc?
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All such info is already embedded in the picture, you can see all of this in the exif data which you can open up in View NX2
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What are the wavelengths that the internal UV filter in Nikon D40 allows?

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The Nikon D40 work off the shelf unmodified as a suitable UV enabled camera, which means it can capture the light below 400 nm of wavelength.
Do you have any idea of the range of wavelengths that the Nikon D40 is able to capture below 400 nm? or of how I could know it? I read the specifications but I could not find it or perhaps I missed it...
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This information is not in the pusblish specifications on the D40.
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How do I obtain a new D40 Software Suite CD-ROM?

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All Nikon software can be downloaded from the software page on the Nikon USA Support page. The software that came with the camera is View NX 2. Please follow the link to the software page to download the most updated version: https://support.nikonusa.com/app/an...
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