Summary Nikon D40

Prices Price
Body only Unknown With 18-55mm lens $375
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Within its price range #n/a of 2 Among similar cameras #n/a of 11
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Specifications Key specs
Sensor size Help APS-C 23.7x15.5mm Screen resolution Help 230k dots
Megapixels Help 6 MP Movie format Help None
Screen size Help 2.5" Light sensitivity Help 1,600 ISO
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Pros

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The Nikon D40 vs other recent entry-level DSLRs

Startup delay Short startup delay Help
400 ms startup delay
Thickness Thin Help
2.5"
Weight Light Help
522 g
Lens availability More lenses available Help
205 lenses
Size Really small Help
Prosumer size 124x94x64 mm
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
$374.95

Cons

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The Nikon D40 vs other recent entry-level DSLRs

Low light performance Very noisy at high ISO Help
561 ISO
Color depth Little color depth Help
21 bits
Dynamic range Very narrow dynamic range Help
11 EV
Screen size Very small screen Help
2.5"
Screen resolution Very low resolution screen Help
230k dots
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
Viewfinder size Small viewfinder Help
0.53x
True resolution Lower true resolution Help
6 MP
Live view No live view Help
Preview with viewfinder
Autofocus Manual focus only Help
None
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramas Help
You could stitch photos in post
Shutter lag Longer shutter lag Help
260 ms shutter lag
Light sensitivity (boost) Very low boost light sensitivity Help
3,200 ISO
Sensor type Sensor type Help
CCD
Fastest shutter speed Slow shutter speed Help
1/4000 of a second
Overall image quality Very low overall image quality Help
56.0
Movie format No movies Help
None
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
1,600 ISO
Weather sealed No weather sealing Help
Need to shelter it from weather
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
2.5 fps
Screen flips out Fixed screen Help
Less flexible
Focus points Fewer focus points Help
3
Cross type focus points Fewer cross-type focus points Help
1
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
Battery life Shorter battery life Help
470 shots
Announced Old Help
November, 2006
Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
95%
Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor Help
May require cleaning
Popularity Not so popular Help
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bazza (10:30 PM, July 04, 2013)
i use 18-55 everyday its excellent and very light with this and 18-55 its an excellent lightweight setup .
 
Avatar for Swagg Swagg (1:19 AM, February 20, 2013)
I wonder if I shpould get this with 18-55mm lens......