NIKON D40 Reviews and Samples

Complete, unbiased, list of reviews

Bythom.com
That’s surprising since the battery isn’t a barn-burner in terms of amperage and the rear LCD is almost always on while you’re shooting. Nikon’s CIPA numbers are 470 to 2200 shots using different setting parameters and flash usage. Having one extra battery with you is probably enough for 99.9% of the D40 audience to never experience a power shortage.

Pocket-lint.co.uk
In getting to grips with the D40 , it’ll still be interesting to compare the two once the D40x arrives on my desk. In the mean time, the D40 features a respectable specification given its £449.99 price, significantly a price around £100 less than the D40′s predecessor, the D50 with its introductory RRP of just shy of £600. In the D40, Nikon has concentrated building a small camera that is responsive and easy to use.

Shutterbug.net
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Cameralabs.com
The D40 is typically supplied as a kit with a new DX 18-55mm II lens which delivers a general-purpose range equivalent to 27-83mm. In order to achieve the D40’s size and weight, Nikon made the decision not to include the internal motor required to auto-focus older Nikkor lenses. As such the D40 can only auto-focus with newer Nikkor lenses which feature built-in motors of their own.

Dpexpert.com.au
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Digitalcamerainfo.com
We measure how accurately cameras reproduce color with standardized tests. By photographing a standard GretagMacbeth color chart and analyzing the images with Imatest software, we are able to compare all the cameras we review on an equal basis. We control the lighting conditions and other factors as much as possible. Imatest delivers two main numerical results in its color test: saturation and mean color error.

Pcmag.com
Surprisingly, in the last few years I’ve seen ease-of-use features usually found in lower-end point-and-shoot cameras popping up in higher-end models. The D40 is a six-megapixel camera that features a 3X optical zoom with a 18-to-55mm range and corresponding maximum f-stops of f/3.5 to f/5.6. In the D40′s menu, there’s an entire Retouch tab that includes D-lighting and red-eye correction.

Dcviews.com
Nikon have released the extremely compact D40 as a follow up to their successful D50. It has a 6-megapixel sensor, a new image processing engine, in camera retouching with D-lighting and red-eye reduction plus continuous shooting of 2.5 frames per second. All in a small and light body with that distinct Nikon quality feel.

Macworld.com
A few years ago, $1,000 was a critical price barrier for digital SLRs. Now, as interest in this category has grown among casual photographers, vendors have been racing to produce a $500 model. Though no camera has reached that goal yet, Nikon’s new D40 comes close.

Goodgearguide.com.au
As expected, the quality of the pictures produced by the D40 was largely excellent. Despite only having a 6 megapixel sensor, compared to the 10 megapixel sensor on Canon and Sony’s latest offerings, it achieved a sharpness score of 1762 in Imatest, which is on par with the competition. However the D40′s chromatic aberration performance was a little disappointing.

Bythom.com
That’s surprising since the battery isn’t a barn-burner in terms of amperage and the rear LCD is almost always on while you’re shooting. Nikon’s CIPA numbers are 470 to 2200 shots using different setting parameters and flash usage. Having one extra battery with you is probably enough for 99.9% of the D40 audience to never experience a power shortage.

Hardwarezone.com
Though the past few years had seen DSLR cameras shedding complex functions and handling characteristics for better usability, most were still a daunting prospect for amateur photographers. However, the D40, Nikon’s smallest and lightest DSLR to date, looks all fired up to lay this intimidation to rest once and for all. Even so, the D40 is by no means crippled.

Digitalcamerareview.com
The graphical interface displays all of the camera settings, but the information is laid out very simply. The wallpaper mode lets you choose one of your images as wallpaper behind a layout similar to graphical mode.

Steves-digicams.com
The D40 combines sophisticated exposure automation with options for complete user control to help make it the ideal camera for anyone ready to explore their creative potential. Its frame- wide 420-pixel sensor instantly and automatically assesses and compares each scene’s brightness, contrast and color with a built-in database of information from over 30,000 real-world lighting scenarios, before setting the accurate exposure. Once you’ve captured a shot you can check sharpness, exposure and focus on the large 2.5-inch, 230,000-dot high-resolution color LCD monitor, which provides the ability to enlarge your shot up to 19 times.

Digital-slr-guide.com
I’ve put together this Nikon D40 guide to give you an introduction to this user-friendly camera. When it comes to guidance, the Nikon D40 delivers – I’ll tell you all about it’s innovative help system as you read through this guide. Take aperture for example: aperture is the width of the opening in the camera’s lens and indicates how much light the lens is letting into the camera.

Photographyblog.com
Nikon have largely kept the cost down by resisting the urge to increase the megapixel count and continuing to use a 6 megapixel sensor. Nikon have also removed the top-panel LCD, more because the D40 is quite small than as a cost-cutting exercise. Nikon have pulled out all of the stops to make the D40 as easy to use as possible.

Photoxels.com
At under US $600, the Nikon D40 is excellent value for money. Nikon has not compromised at all in any respects and the D40 is solidly built and handles beautifully.

Dpreview.com
The biggest news however is probably fact that Nikon resisted the temptation to keep chasing megapixels and instead appear to have concentrated on what makes a good camera, a decent viewfinder, short shutter lag, very short viewfinder blackout. They’ve trimmed some of the ‘less important features’ but have squeezed a range of new features such as custom Auto ISO which we welcomed with the D80. Indeed our ‘standard’ lens the Nikkor 50 mm F1.8D are manual focus only on the D40.

Imaging-resource.com
That has all officially changed with the announcement of the new Nikon D40 DSLR. The camera and lens will only be offered as a kit, the body and lens will not be sold separately in the US market. They’ve produced a small, light, high quality digital camera that gives the consumer everything they need and more, at a price that’s hard to resist.

Letsgodigital.org
They can reach high volumes, there is a much greater group who can afford these cameras and you can bind new users to your own system. Nikon’s newest weapon is the D40, and Nikon is using it to raise the stakes. The Nikon D40 is primarily meant for consumers who want more than a compact camera.

Time.com
I have always been partial to Nikon’s DSLRs. Nikon’s big news this year was the D80, a bit too high-end for beginners. The question on the minds of holiday shoppers: how does the new D40 compare to Nikon’s current great deal, the D50?

Trustedreviews.com
Although in terms of size and weight the D80 is closer to the D50, in terms of specification, performance and overall feel it is closer to the D200, something that will be welcomed by enthusiasts. Measuring 132 x 103 x 77mm the body is just a few millimetres larger than the D50.

Kenrockwell.com
Nikon D40 with included 18-55mm II lens. As of September 2010, you can get them factory refurbished for $400.

Dcresource.com
The D40 is Nikon’s new entry-level digital SLR. Priced at just $599 with an 18 – 55 mm lens, the D40 is one of the lowest priced SLRs on the market. Nikon didn’t cut a lot of corners to keep the price down, either — this is a very capable camera.

Ephotozine.com
On 16 November 2006, Nikon announced a new entry-level dSLR camera, the D40. Despite the nomenclature, the camera is an upgrade for the popular D50, now some 18 months old. You can see the full specifications of the camera in the press release.

Gizmodo.com
If you’ve forgotten, the D40 is Nikon’s latest budget DSLR, and it actually comes in cheaper than what we’d expect. That’s because this Nikon’s lost the LCD up top that shows settings for exposure. Of course, I have a few issues with this cam.

Reviews.cnet.com
Is it a digital SLR with the spirit of a point-and-shoot? Is it a point-and-shoot with the power of a dSLR?

Engadget.com
We were pretty stoked when Nikon finally announced the D40, but we were even more stoked when we got to play with one. Click on for a ton of unboxing shots and to see how the D40 looks in the buff alongside an older sibling. Now for the comparisons to the completely moderately sized D70s.

Ephotozine.com
Nikon’s latest announcement, their 12th dSLR camera, the D40 has had a few rumours running around the Internet of late, but it was still a nice surprise to be able to handle one at it’s launch yesterday. It does make life simpler, with a number of options now able to be carried out automatically, but it also inherits a good number of things first developed in the D200 and more recently the D80. As can be seen from the images, it is considerably thinner, loosing the ‘humps’ of its older sibling.

Dpnow.com
So what should we make of the new Nikon D40, officially announced today? With only six megapixels and a radically altered autofocus lens compatibility, we wonder if Nikon has made a huge gamble with the D40. Nikon’s decision to stick with a six megapixel sensor has surprised us the most and in more ways than one.

Imaging-resource.com
That has all officially changed with the announcement of the new Nikon D40 DSLR. The camera and lens will only be offered as a kit, the body and lens will not be sold separately in the US market. They’ve produced a small, light, high quality digital camera that gives the consumer everything they need and more, at a price that’s hard to resist.

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