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

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

Reasons to buy the Nikon D40

Size
Really small
Prosumer size 124x94x64 mm
Thickness
Thin
2.5"
 

differences

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
Lowest price
Significantly cheaper
$452.00 vs $849.99
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The best price we've seen is $398 cheaper (around 50% less)
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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 faster
3 fps vs 2.5 fps
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20% faster continuous shooting
Shutter lag
Slightly less shutter lag
243 ms vs 260 ms
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Around 10% less delay when taking photos
Battery life
Slightly longer battery life
520 shots vs 470 shots
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More than 10% more shots per battery charge
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
              Lens availability Many lenses available Help
              205 lenses
              Size Very small Help
              Prosumer size 124x94x64 mm
              Startup delay Minimal startup delay Help
              400 ms startup delay
              Thickness Very thin Help
              2.5"
              Weight Light weight Help
              522 g
              Common Weaknesses
              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
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              D40:6 MP
              D40X:10 MP
              Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
              95%
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              D40:2.5 fps
              D40X:3 fps
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.5"
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Viewfinder size Below average viewfinder size Help
              0.53x
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              D40:11 EV
              D40X:11.4 EV
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              D40:561 ISO
              D40X:516 ISO
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              D40:56.0
              D40X:63.0

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $309 - $527 body only

              $389 - $447 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 D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $272 body only

              $390 - $409 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 D60

              Nikon D60

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,000 with 18-55mm lens

              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Nikon D3000

              Nikon D3000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $359 body only

              $500 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen size Has a much larger screen
              Focus points Has slightly more focus points
              Startup delay Has slightly more startup delay
              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 D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $697 body only

              $599 - $797 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is much less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D80

              Nikon D80

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,799 body only

              $545 with 18-55mm lens

              Viewfinder size Significantly larger viewfinder
              Viewfinder Has higher quality type of viewfinder
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Nikon D40 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

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              Nikon D70s

              Pro DSLR

              $1,995 with 18-70mm lens

              Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Color depth Worse color depth

              Nikon D40X Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

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

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