May 27 2007
Overview of the D40X
When it comes to photography, having the right equipment is essential. One of the most important pieces of equipment is the camera, and the Nikon D40X is a great choice for professionals and amateurs alike. This sleek and compact camera promises the ability to take stunning high-resolution images, along with an easy-to-use interface. In this article, we'll be exploring the features that make the Nikon D40X an incredible camera for all levels of photographers. So, let's dive in and explore everything the Nikon D40X has to offer.
Nikon D40X Pros and Cons
Now, we will look more closely at our review of the Nikon D40X camera. We will see what it can do and compare it to other cameras like it. We will tell you what's good about it and what's not so good. This way, you'll know if it's the camera for you!
Build and Construction
Body and dimensions
|Dimensions||124 x 94 x 64mm|
The Nikon D40X is not sealed against water and dust, so it's important to be careful when using it in such conditions. If you often shoot in environments with water or dust, it's recommended to check out another camera with weather sealing.
Design and Handling
Main design features
|View Finder||Optical (pentamirror)|
|Screen Type||Fixed Type|
|Screen Resolution||230k dots|
|Body type||Compact SLR|
This camera has a fixed type 2.50" screen, with a display resolution of 230k dots. This makes the Nikon D40X not as suitable for those looking for a vlogging camera as you cannot view yourself while shooting selfies easily. Unfortunately, the camera does not have a touch screen, which may make it less user-friendly.
D40X includes a optical (pentamirror) viewfinder with no electronic viewfinder of resolution with a coverage of 95% and a magnification of 0.53x. This feature enhances the camera's suitability for outdoor photography in bright conditions.
Nikon D40X has a 10MP sized CCD sensor. You can shoot at maximum resolution of 10 pixels. Nikon D40X has a native ISO range of 100 - 1600 which can be boosted to null - 3200. It can also save files in RAW format which gives you a wider room for post processing.
May 27 2007
100 - 1600
|Extended ISO||null - 3200|
|Max resolution||3872 x 2592 pixels|
DXO Sensor Scores
63 / 102
22.4 / 26.5
11.4 / 14.8
Low Light ISO
516 / 4505
DXO mark sensor scores
The DXOmark rankings indicate that the Nikon D40X camera has above average color depth performance, which refers to the number of colors the sensor can distinguish. Additionally, its dynamic range is also average, allowing it to retain low amounts of details in both bright and dark areas of a scene. The camera's low light ISO performance is poor, which is an important factor to consider if you plan to use it in dimly lit indoor environments or at night. Overall the image quality of the D40X is below average
Camera crop factor (or focal length multiplier) refers to how a camera's sensor size affects the apparent field of view of a lens. Crop factor is determined by comparing the size of a camera's sensor to that of a full-frame sensor, which is a standard reference size for camera sensors.
Crop factor calculator
Full frame equivalent
This camera: APS-C
Connectivity, storage, battery
The Nikon D40X supports SD/SDHC card with 1 slots for storage. This may suffice for everyday use. However, for professional applications such as wedding photography, it is not recommended as a memory card malfunction could lead to the loss of all footage.
The Nikon D40X uses the EN-EL9 model of undefined. This is rated for undefined shots which is high. If you intend to take photos or record videos for an extended period, it might be a good idea to bring along additional batteries.
The Nikon D40X has built in flash which is great for event photography and in low light situations. It also offers a flash shoe that allows you to attach external flashes. This provides more versatility in your lighting choices.
The Nikon D40X boasts a maximum mechanical shutter speed of 1/4000s, which is ideal for shooting fast-moving subjects in bright environments, such as in sports photography. Faster shutter speeds enable you to freeze the action and capture every detail, making it easier to get the perfect shot.
With a continuous mechanical shutter speed of n/a or an electronic shutter speed of n/a, this camera is not capable of capturing the perfect moment more easily, making it not as suited for wedding, sports, and wildlife photography. Higher shutter speeds make it easier to capture fast-paced action, ensuring that you never miss the perfect shot.
The Nikon D40X includes phase detection autofocus (AF), with 3 number of focus points.
While contrast detection is generally more accurate and precise, phase detection autofocus is faster and more effective in most situations, particularly when photographing moving subjects.
Phase detection autofocus works by dividing the incoming light into pairs and then analyzing how they intersect on the camera's sensor. This method allows the camera to determine not only if a subject is in focus but also the direction and distance needed to adjust the focus to achieve perfect sharpness.
On the other hand, contrast detection autofocus works by analyzing the contrast of an image and adjusting the focus until the highest contrast is detected. While this method is very accurate, it can be slow, especially in low light conditions or when photographing moving subjects.
The Nikon D40X features a CCD sensor
No the D40X does not have weather sealing.
The Nikon D40X was announced on May 27 2007
No the D40X does not have in-body image stabilization that can compensate for camera shake, making it easier to shoot handheld in low light conditions.
The D40X has a native ISO range of 100-1600, which can be expanded to ISO null-3200 for even greater sensitivity in low light conditions.
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