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Nikon D40X

Storage & Battery
Nikon D40X
Refers to the year this camera was officially made available for sale.
Announcement Date
Refers to the date the manufacturer publicly announced the upcoming release and general specs of this camera.
March 06, 2007
Camera Type
Camera Size
Camera Weight

The Nikon D40X, with a score of 33/100, is a DSLR camera announced on March 6, 2007, and released the same year. Priced at $998 during its launch, it has dimensions of 124 x 94 x 64mm and weighs 522g or 1.15lbs. Considering its specifications, this 2007 camera model may not compete well in today’s market, as newer cameras offer more advanced features and better performance. Nonetheless, the Nikon D40X still has its place for those seeking a reliable and affordable DSLR.

Nikon D40X Overview and Optics

The optics of the Nikon D40X receive a score of 40 out of 100. This camera features a 10-megapixel CCD sensor with a DXOMARK score of 63. The shooting speed is 3 frames per second, and it uses the Expeed processor. The Nikon D40X has an APS-C sensor size and a Nikon F DX lens mount. However, it lacks image stabilization and has a 3:2 aspect ratio.

When comparing this camera to others in today’s market, the Nikon D40X falls short in terms of optics. Many current cameras offer higher megapixels, faster shooting speeds, and better sensor types. Additionally, image stabilization has become a standard feature in modern cameras, and the D40X’s absence of this feature is a significant drawback.

Despite its low optics score, the Nikon D40X may still be suitable for some users who require a simple, entry-level camera. However, for those seeking better performance and more advanced features, there are numerous other options available on the market.

The higher the number of megapixels, the more detail the cameras sensor can capture.
10 MP
Image Resolution
Image resolution is measured in pixels and megapixels, width by height. The higher the number, the higher its resolution.
3872 x 2592 px
Sensor Type
The camera sensor captures light and records the image. Sensors vary in physical size, the number of pixels, and quality.
Sensor Size
The sensor size contributes to the overall quality as well as the dynamic and tonal range a camera can capture. As a rule of thumb, the more surface there is to read the light, the more information it will capture.
16 x 24 mm
Sensor Format
Refers to the most commonly used sensor sizes.
Frame Rate
The number of sequential frames per second the camera can write to the memory card when shooting in burst or continuous mode.
3 fps
Lens Mount
The lens mount will tell you what type of lens range you can fit onto the camera body. Often the same camera company will have different lens ranges for different cameras.
Nikon F DX
Image Processor
The image processor in the camera converts the information collected on the sensor for digital storage on the memory card.
Aspect Ratio
The aspect ratio refers to the proportional difference between width and height. The most popular aspect ratios are 3:2 and 4:3.
Minimum ISO (Native)
Refers to the lowest native (or 'base') ISO setting. Lower ISO are less sensitive to light but make a cleaner image.
Maximum ISO (Native)
Refers to the highest native (or 'base') ISO setting. Higher ISO is necessary for low-light situations or night photography, but higher ISOs often introduce grain or noise.
Minimum ISO (Expanded)
Expanded (or extended) ISO is a digitally enhanced feature available on some cameras. It allows you to push beyond the native ISO range if necessary.
Maximum ISO (Expanded)
Expanded (or extended) ISO is a digitally enhanced feature available on some cameras. It allows you to push beyond the native ISO range if necessary.
Minimum Shutter Speed
The minimum shutter speed will tell you the longest exposure your camera can take without using an external accessory.
30 s
Maximum Shutter Speed
The maximum shutter speed tells you the length inside 1 second the camera will capture. These can sometimes be extended with accessories such as extra external batteries.
1/ 4000 s
Autofocus Points
Autofocus points show where the camera is focusing graphically as squares or brackets in Live View or on an electronic viewfinder. These points are also used for light meter readings.
In-body Stabilization
In-body Stabilization means the camera has a certain technology embedded that counteracts camera shake.
Viewfinder Type
The viewfinder type is either electronic or optical. Electronic viewfinders will have a small screen in the viewfinder. Optical viewfinders will use prisms and mirrors to look through the lens.
Optical (pentamirror)

Nikon D40X Video Performance

The Nikon D40X lacks video capabilities. It only captures still images.

Indicates if this camera is capable of recording video.
Time-Lapse Built In
A built in time-lapse mode will allow continuous shooting throughout a prolonged period of time to be compressed into a sped up video.

Nikon D40X Features and Benefits

The Nikon D40X’s features score stands at 17 out of 100. The camera has a 2.5-inch screen with a resolution of 230,000 dots. However, it lacks modern functionalities like a touchscreen, flip screen, GPS, WIFI, and Bluetooth.

Comparing the D40X’s specifications to current camera models, it falls short in providing advanced features that are now standard in the market. The absence of a touchscreen and flip screen limits the ease of use and versatility for users. The lack of GPS, WIFI, and Bluetooth connectivity also hinders the camera’s ability to transfer and share images quickly and efficiently.

Taking these factors into account, the Nikon D40X’s features are outdated and less competitive in today’s market. This camera may not be the ideal choice for those seeking advanced and convenient features in their photography equipment.

Built-in Flash
A built-in flash will often be positioned right above the lens. This will automatically pop up when you activate it.
External Flash
External flashes are often connected through a hot shoe at the top of a camera, or a cable at the side of the camera.
GPS features in a camera will include location metadata to each of your photographs.
Weather Sealing
Weather sealing capabilities will give you more confidence when shooting in unfavourable conditions.
Screen Type
Touch Screen
Touchscreen allows you to change camera settings and access menus with a swipe of your finger, instead of using buttons.
Screen Size
Screen Resolution
Screen dots indicate the resolution of the LCD screen by including each sub pixel.
230,000 dots
Flip Screen
A flip screen (or articulating screen) is a second screen which can flip out from the side or top of the camera. This rotating screen allows you more freedom to take photos at different angles.
Live View
Live View feature allows you to see a continuous live video of what is being seen through your lens.
Bluetooth capabilities allow you wireless control of your camera with other external devices.

Nikon D40X Storage and Battery

The Nikon D40X storage and battery score is 27/100. It has one memory card slot that accepts SD and SDHC cards. The battery life lasts for 520 shots, powered by an EN-EL9 battery. However, the camera does not support USB charging.

Compared to modern cameras, the D40X falls short in storage and battery performance. Many newer models offer multiple memory card slots, longer battery life, and the convenience of USB charging. The D40X’s single slot and limited battery life make it less appealing for those who require extended shooting sessions or quick file transfers.

Despite its shortcomings, the Nikon D40X remains a reliable choice for those seeking a basic DSLR camera. However, users may need to invest in additional memory cards and spare batteries to compensate for its limitations.

Storage and Battery
Storage and Battery
Memory Card
Dual Memory Card Slots
Battery Type
Battery Life
Approximately how long this cameras battery will last measured by how many photographs you will be able to take.
520 shots
USB Charging
Sensor scores tested by DXOMARK
Overall Score
DXOMARK overall sensor score.
Portrait (Color Depth)
As described by DXOMARK 'The Portrait score in our camera sensor reviews defines color depth performance and its unit is a number of bits. A color depth of 22 bits is excellent; differences below 1 bit are barely noticeable.'
22.4 bits
Landscape (Dynamic Range)
As described by DXOMARK 'The Landscape score in our camera sensor tests defines the maximum dynamic range of the camera sensor and its unit is an exposure value (EV). A value of 12 EV is excellent with differences below 0.5 EV usually not noticeable.'
11.4 EVs
Sports (Low-Light ISO)
Described by DXOMARK as 'The maximal value of ISO sensitivity needed to reach a given value of Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR). The greater the value, the better'
User Scores
B&H photo video
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