Nikon D40X

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Nikon D40X

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Nikon D40

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Nikon D40

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Reasons to buy the Nikon D40X

Color depth
Great color depth
22.4 bits
Size
Really small
Prosumer size 124x94x64 mm
Thickness
Thin
2.5"
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D40

Size
Really small
Prosumer size 124x94x64 mm
Thickness
Thin
2.5"
 
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Advantages of the Nikon D40

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Autofocus Faster autofocus Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO 561 ISO vs 516 ISO
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The D40 has a slight edge (0.1 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
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Advantages of the Nikon D40X

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Color depth Better color depth 22.4 bits vs 21 bits
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Distinguishes 1.4 more bits of color
Overall image quality Better image quality 63.0 vs 56.0
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More than 10% better image quality
Dynamic range More dynamic range 11.4 EV vs 11 EV
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0.4 f-stops more dynamic range
True resolution Higher true resolution 10 MP vs 6 MP
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Capture around 70% more detail in your photos
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster 3 fps vs 2.5 fps
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20% faster continuous shooting
Battery life Slightly longer battery life 520 shots vs 470 shots
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More than 10% more shots per battery charge
Shutter lag Slightly less shutter lag 243 ms vs 260 ms
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Around 10% less delay when taking photos
Sensor size Slightly larger sensor APS-C 23.7x15.6mm vs APS-C 23.7x15.5mm
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Almost the same
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        similarities

        Compared to recent entry-level DSLRs

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Size Very small Help
        Prosumer size 124x94x64 mm
        Lens availability Many lenses available Help
        205 lenses
        Startup delay Minimal startup delay Help
        400 ms startup delay
        Thickness Very thin Help
        2.5"
        Weight Light weight Help
        522 g
        Movie format Do not shoot movies Help
        No movies
        Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
        CCD
        Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
        1/4000 of a second
        Live view No live view Help
        Preview with viewfinder
        Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
        3,200 ISO
        Autofocus No video autofocus Help
        Manual focus only
        True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
        D40:6 MP
        D40X:10 MP
        Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
        95%
        HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
        You could do HDR manually
        Screen size Very small screens Help
        2.5"
        Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
        D40:2.5 fps
        D40X:3 fps
        Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
        230k dots
        Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
        1,600 ISO
        Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
        Less flexible
        Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
        Risk of blur
        Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
        D40:11 EV
        D40X:11.4 EV
        Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
        Need to shelter it from weather
        Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
        You could stitch photos in post
        Viewfinder size Below average viewfinder size Help
        0.53x
        Overall image quality Low image quality Help
        D40:56.0
        D40X:63.0
        Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
        D40:561 ISO
        D40X:516 ISO

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        competitors

        Shared Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Nikon D3100

        Nikon D3100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $278 body only

        $427 with 18-55mm lens

        Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Thickness Is thicker
        Size Is significantly larger
        Nikon D3200

        Nikon D3200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $567 body only

        $477 with 18-55mm lens

        Low light performance Is much less noisy at high ISO
        Overall image quality Has much better image quality
        Thickness Is thicker
        Size Is significantly larger
        Nikon D3000

        Nikon D3000

        Entry-level DSLR

        $475 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

        Screen size Has a much larger screen
        Focus points Has slightly more focus points
        Startup delay Has slightly more startup delay
        Nikon D60

        Nikon D60

        Entry-level DSLR

        Nikon D70

        Nikon D70

        Pro DSLR

        Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
        Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Nikon D80

        Nikon D80

        Entry-level DSLR

        $975 body only

        $1,475 with 18-135mm lens

        Viewfinder size Significantly larger viewfinder
        Viewfinder Has higher quality type of viewfinder
        Lowest price Is much more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Nikon D90

        Nikon D90

        Entry-level DSLR

        $897 - $929 body only

        $835 - $940 with 18-105mm lens

        Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
        Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
        Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker

        Nikon D40 Competitors

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        Nikon D40X Competitors

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        No significant competitors found that are specific to the Nikon D40X.

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