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Extraordinary Nikon image quality: The D40X's high-resolution image quality is made possible by Nikon's high-performance, 10.2 effective megapixel, Nikon DX-format CCD imaging sensor and exclusive Nikon image-processing engine. Each assures you’ll get stunning sharpness and color.

High-performance 10.2-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 24 x 36 inches and beyond. High resolution also provides room for creative cropping.

Shoot at up to 3 frames per second: The D40X can fire continuously at a speed of up to 3 frames per second, capturing high-quality action sequences of children in sporting activities such as soccer, baseball and much more.

3 colorful display options: All new display options: classic, graphic and wallpaper. Carefully designed color schemes help make changing camera settings easier than ever.

8 digital vari-program automatic shooting modes: Eight digital vari-program modes include: auto flash-off, portrait, landscape, child, sports, close-up and night portrait, each of which adjusts automatically for optimal results for everyday shooting situations. Each mode considers lighting conditions and possibilities, aperture, shutter speed, white balance, hue, tone, sharpening and more to make creative photography as simple as rotating the mode dial.

New advanced help menu system with assist images: The D40X'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 D40x'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.

Fast, accurate 3-area auto focus: The D40X'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.

Up to 520 images* per battery charge: The supplied EN-EL9 rechargeable battery will allow for shooting up to 520 images per charged based on CIPA battery testing standards.

Nikon's smallest digital SLR ever: Beautifully styled, the D40X makes high-performance digital SLR photography easier and more convenient than ever. You'll be amazed at the power packed into a camera that weighs just over 16 ounces.

Fast startup with instant shutter response: A fast 0.18 second startup combined with split-second shutter response and rapid-action shooting at up to 3 frames per second makes it easy to freeze special moments instantly.

2.5-inch, 230,000-dot color LCD monitor with 170-degree wide-angle viewing: 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 with easy-to-view menus.

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, delivering outstanding results. The built-in flash 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. In low-light or back-light situations, added illumination from the built-in Speedlight can make the difference between an average snapshot or a dazzling one.

In-camera image editing: Highly versatile in-camera editing features through the retouch menu 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. This provides greater creative freedom, without the need for a computer, for those who prefer to send pictures directly to a printer.

Nikon 3D Color Matrix Metering II: The D40X'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. The result delivers instantly and precisely determined exposures for each scene, even in challenging lighting conditions.

Image optimization options: The D40X'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.

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why you should buy this camera(college student at John Jay) When I first used this camera in my photography class i was amazed and impressed. I took a couple of photography classes for my art minor at CUNY John Jay college of criminal justice and I used Both the D40X (which i later purchased) and the D90....(Which I would never use ever again). What I love about the D40X is that It is light and easy to handle. Where as the D90 and up are clunky and heavier and it was hard to handle with my shaky hands and arms. I love the Editing features when i am in the field or when im not near my computer. it saves both the original and the copy of the image. in other words, I would shoot my subject and if it is dark i can lighten it up some...however, i think it loses pixels and quality. then if i want to change it to black and white it is less work to do in photoshop Cs3- CS6. I love love love the fact that it can mount just about any lens that has an F mount. Meaning that I have some lens that got from ebay for 10-40 bucks that are from 1970 - 1990ish somewhere in that time era and still take great photos....HOWEVER, YOU WILL ONLY SHOOT IN MANUEL!!! NOT AUTOMATIC!! UNLESS IT A NIKON LENS THAT CAN HANDLE AN AUTOMATIC FEATURE.... The only problem i dislike about the camera is the automatic feature. I only use it when i am doing street photography and thats rare...the automatic feature is slow...and half the time doesn't recognize the Fstock(sp) on some subjects...(for example I would take pictures of a moving subject that is fast it doesnt adjust well with the shutter speed and Fstock(SP) I Cheat and use old lens because A) they are disposal b/c im paranoid of damaging a 400 dollar Nikon len that came with my body. and B) Most have the Fstock on the lens itself so you can see the light from the Fstock when you look through the eyepiece. I know my sigma lens all do that. I have no problems with this product other than disliking or hating automatic mode....I even bought this camera used on ebay.... November 17, 2012
Excellent camera! I bought this as a back-up for main camera which is a Nikon D70, but this has become my main camera and the D70 is the back-up. Lovely camera! Very universal and so easy to use for all shoots. October 30, 2012
excellent camera i received this camera as a gift. WOW what great pictures it takes. easy to learn, very fast shutter, light weight. i have taken only about 200 photos so far and purchased a 55-200vr lense to go along with the 18-55 lense that came with the camera. together these lenses and camera take the best pictures I have ever taken. EXCELLENT. there are many cameras out there that take good pictures but NIKON cameras with their lenses are second to none for the price. my friend is a professional and this is the camera she carries every day for fast accurate day to day shots. COOL. December 11, 2011
Easy to use, great product The D40X is one of the easiest products to use. It handling is simple and the quality of the pictures is excellent September 5, 2011
AMAZING!!!! This is the best camera ever!!! The price is good and quality is amazing!!! I have read the manual and watched the videos thousand of times and I love this camera. I never leave the house without it. I love taking photos and now LOVE photography. It is now a sersious passion!!! Love it!!! :) September 4, 2011
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When I'm trying to take a picute I press th button and it takes a while for it to take. Its like the shutter is very slow in taking. How can this be resolved?
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Mine does the same thing, and im not sure why it does this. It also makes some type of rumbling noises when it wont take a picture. and sometimes it takes quite a few tries to take one, unless of course it is in manual mode, then it will take. Could this be the AF motor? Let me know if you figure it out. .
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I have the same issue with mine. If I'm in a situation that I'm shooting a subject that isn't moving around a lot I use the auto focus the switch the lens to manual and it helps. However I think this issue has only come up within the last year or two, a real pain to deal with.
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Are you getting focus?. Press the shutter half way till focus is achieved, or manually focus, then press the shutter button fully to take the picture. Does it happen all the time or only in certain situations ?.
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Why isn't my d40x recognizing charged batteries?

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Even when I put in a brand new, fully charged factory battery, I get no green area on the battery indicator. I also did it with two new after market batteries. Not surprisingly, the shutter moves very slow and takes blurry pictures as it would if I was using a dead batterty,
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Yes I tried using rubbing alcohol. No luck...
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Did you try cleaning the camera's battery contacts?
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The histogram wont really tell you anything, its the exif you need to looking at, see what sort of shutter speeds etc you are getting. what mode are you using ?
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Hard to answer without hands on camera., it is possible the sensor is dirty. What does the histogram show you?
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will my D40x lenses work with a D3100 body?

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Yes, lenses compatible with your D40X will be compatible with the D3100. Lenses with the AF-S designation will be needed for autofocus on both models. For more information on choosing lenses for these cameras please see:
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Yes, the D3100 like the D40x, does not have built in focus motors so your AF-S lenses would be required for auto focus.
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on my Nikon D40X what is the best setting to take night time pictures and get good focus?

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This model offers a Digital Vari-program modes. Selecting a program automatically optimizes settings to suit the selected scene, making creative photography as easy as rotating the mode dial. In this case you can use the Night Portrait.
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how can I use the display to view what the camera is aiming at

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This model does not have a "LiveView" feature. You would need a D3100, a D5000 or a D5100.
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What tripods work best with a D40X camera?

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tripods are standard fitting - and like everything in photography it depends what you are using it for - best advice is go to a store and use some tripods
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Lens is too dark

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Even during the day when I look through the lens I can see objects, but its too dark and says "subject to dark" whenever I try to take a picture. Is there a way to make it brighter?
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For better assistance, please click on the link below in order for you to send some sample images:
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My DX40 stopped taking proper pictures

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A bit more info required ??
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Best lens attachment for microscope imaging?

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I have a D40x camera and a Nikon SMZ645 microscope. I would like a lens attachment that can slide in the eyepiece slot on the microscope and take full field of view photos similar to what you see looking through the eyepiece.
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Please get in contact with Nikon Instruments:
Phone: 1-631-547-8500 : 1-800-52-NIKON (within the U.S.A. only).
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