The Nikon D40 was announced in November 2006. It is the most compact entry-level digital SLR from Nikon. Despite having been on the market since 2006, the D40 holds some benefits over its newer competition such as the Nikon D40x, D60, and Canon Rebels. Because only 6 megapixels are fit onto the standard Nikon DX format sensor, the sensitivity of each pixel is higher. The Nikon D40 lacks a built in autofocus motor, that means only Nikon autofocus lenses or compatible can be used in autofocus mode. (The sample photos are copyrighted by the owner. You may click at the thumbnails and see the original pictures.)

Image sensor 6.1M DX CCD
ISO range 200-3200
LCD monitor 2.5 inch
Image format JPEG, RAW
Autofocus System 3-area auto focus
Continuous shooting 2.5 fps
Storage media SD, SDHC Memory cards
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