overview Light sensitivity

Light sensitivity Light sensitivity
1,600 ISO

Using a higher ISO setting captures more light, letting you avoid blur or shoot in low light situations. However, higher ISO settings usually result in lower quality images.

Learn more about max light sensitivity - ISO.

Compared To Compared to recent entry-level DSLRs

Out of 6 recent entry-level DSLRs, 2 have (significantly) better light sensitivity than the Nikon D40.

Nikon D40
1,600 ISO
Best
819,200 ISO
Average
102,400 ISO
Min
12,800 ISO