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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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what is the maximum hcsd card d40x support ?

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i've tried a 16gb sandisk and it worked.
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how can i change the exposure time? to do light painting .

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i would like to do a thing called light ainting , which is when you change the exposure time to longer so you hear a click , then liek 10 seconds later the picture will stop , and if you have little light , you can write pictures while its doing that . but i can not find ow to change it.
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Please visit our website for Photography Techniques, just click on the link below:
http://www.nikonusa.com/Learn-And-E...
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Getting back to the image viewer

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The viewer on my D40X seemed to be stuck in some type of menu mode that I can't get out of. I have read the manual and even support books. What makes matters worse is that the menu I am stuck in does not seem to match anything I've read about. I really would like to get out this mode so I can use my pictur viewer again.
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Did you try a factory reset? Simultaneously push the info button on the top right of tha camera and the zoom button on the bottom left rear of camera(the one that looks like a magnifying glass with a plus sign in the middle).
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Is it possible to use the self timer on the camera to repeatedly take photos without pressing any buttons?

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The Self-timer is for self-portraits or to reduce blurring caused by camera shake (it will only take one picture). In order to take photos repeatedly you will need to set the camera to continuous shooting, the camera will record up to about 3 frames per second while the shutter-release button is pressed.
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monitor blank in shooting mode

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the monitor is blank in shooting mode and doesnt show what you are pointing at. It works for playback and menus however.
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The camera doesnt have live view so you will not see anything until a picture is taken, you have to use the view finder.
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How do I take pictures of the Aurora Borealis with this camera?

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I'm not sure there's an "absolute" answer, but I might be able to give you some tips to get you going in the right direction. I suggest after reading this, if you have time, just do a little online research into "night photography", "bulb mode", or "long exposure". They should discuss possible shutter.aperture/sensitivity settings for your camera. Here are some things they may not address that could prove to be helpful:

You'll want to consider:
-Take a FULLY charged battery at a minimum, if not a spare. Long exposures can drain a battery quickly.

-Take a flashlight. One dropped lens cap, or a need to fumble through the buttons on the back of the camera, and you'll thank me :-)

-Take a tripod. There are other makeshift ways of stabilizing your camera, but a tripod is pretty much a requirement to get the best results. They don't have to be expensive or fancy, just hold your camera securely. A stable, non-moving camera is of utmost importance.

-Use your research into long exposures to get an idea of how to configure the settings on your camera, then TRY IT! Nothing beats practice. You won't be an Ansel Adams right out of the gate. The beauty of digital is that you can view your results immediately and adjust. You'll learn more from taking the basics and using them in a trial and error fashion rather than "theorycrafting".

Good luck!
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D40x failing to focus, thus not taking picture

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Recently my d40x if failing to focus on the subject, thus not taking the picture. At first I noticed this when the lighting was too bright, but then started happening indoors. I am thinking it could actually be the battery, possibly. Even though the battery says fully charged I am thinking it might not be. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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1) Does it take pictures if you set focus to manual?
2) Have you tried another lens?
If it doesn't shoot in neither conditions, you should probably take your camera to an authorized Nikon service center.
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i have the nikon d40x as a gift, also have a 52mm wide angle lens it does not fit is this the wrong thread for this camera

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You have to make sure that you're using a Nikon lens that is compatible with the F mount.
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just got the D40x and would like to use the manual lenses that I used on my "old" nikon FM. Can they be made to work?
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You will have to shoot in either manual or shutter priority and meter manually, but you will also have to enter the non cpu lens data, focal length and aperture, into the settings in the set up menu of your camera.
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What your looking for is called a Digitutor, I did a search and it is no longer available for the D40 x
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Can you manually focus this camera?

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You can manually focus a lens attach to the camera. For information using the D40x Focus Modes, please see page 22-28 of the user manual in the link below.
http://support.nikonusa.com/app/ans...
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Does this camera shoot videos? If so, is it HD?

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Looking into it for a vlogging camera for my YouTube channel.
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No video.
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DOES THE 55-300mm F4.5-5.6G ED URAF-S DX WORK WITH THIS CAMERA?

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I HAVE THE D40X CAMERA
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Yes, the AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR lens fully compatible with D40x.
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how to eliminate white flashing on pictures

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how do I eliminate white flashing on camera automatic setting
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call this number...Nikon USA 800.645.6678. a service agent will walk you through the problem.
the agent will tell you if you need o send it in for repair. the agent will make it easy for you.
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what king of lens use this camera

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This camera uses interchangeable lenses.
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