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D40x Digital SLR Camera (Body Only)
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Nikon D40x Digital SLR Camera (Body Only)

Condition: Brand new, USA Warranty
The compact Nikon D40x - designed to deliver the picture-taking benefits of a digital SLR, yet is easy and fun to use.

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The compact Nikon D40x - designed to deliver the picture-taking benefits of a digital SLR, yet is easy and fun to use. The D40x is ready to shoot when you are, thanks to split-second instant shutter response which eliminates annoying shutterlag. Exceptional image quality is made possible by a high resolution, 10.2-effective megapixel CCD image sensor and Nikon?s exclusive image processing engine.10.2-megapixel resolution invites creative picture cropping freedom without loss of picture quality and delivers the ability to make enlargements of extraordinary size.Additional features include built-in flash with innovative Nikon i-TTL control, In-Camera Editing features with Nikon D-Lighting, Red-Eye Correction, ImageTrimming, Image Overlay, Filter Effects and more. An ingenious HELP Menu with "Assist Images" helps you select the appropriate settings for many camera features.


  • Extraordinary Nikon Image Quality
  • Nikon's Smallest Digital SLR Ever
  • High-Performance 10.2 Megapixel
  • Fast Startup with Instant Shutter Response
  • Shoot at up to 3 Frames per Second
  • 2.5-Inch, 230,000-Dot Color LCD Monitor
  • 3 Colorful Display Options 
  • Built-in Speedlight with i-TTL Automatic Flash Control
  • 8 Digital-Vari Program Automatic Shooting Modes
  • In-Camera Image Editing
  • New Advanced HELP Menu System with Assist Images
  • Nikon 3D Color Matrix Metering II
  • Fast, Accurate 3-Area Autofocus
  • Image Optimization Options


Type of camera Single-lens reflex digital camera
Effective pixels 10.2 million
Image Sensor RGB CCD, 23.6 x 15.8 mm; total pixels: 10.75 million, Nikon DX format
Image Size (pixels) 3,872 x 2,592 [L], 2,896 x 1,944 [M], 1,936 x 1,296 [S]
ISO Sensitivity 100 to 1,600 in steps of 1 EV with additional setting one step over 1,600
Storage Media SD memory card, SDHC compliant
Storage System Compressed NEF (RAW): 12-bit compression, JPEG: JPEG baseline compliant
File System Exif 2.21, Compliant DCF 2.0 and DPOF
White Balance Auto (TTL white-balance with 420-pixel RGB sensor), six manual modes with fine-tuning and preset white balance
LCD Monitor 2.5-in., 230,000-dot, low-temperature polysilicon TFT LCD with brightness adjustment
Playback Function 1 frame; Thumbnail (4 or 9 segments); Magnifying playback; Slide show; Histogram indication; Highlight point display; Auto image rotation
Delete Function Card format, All frames delete, Selected frames delete
Video Output
Interface High-speed USB: Mass Storage and MTP/PTP selectable
Text Input Up to 36 characters of alphanumeric text input available with LCD monitor and multi selector; stored in Exif header
Compatible Lenses*1 Nikon F mount with AF coupling and AF contacts Type G or D AF Nikkor
1) AF-S, AF-I: All functions supported,
2) Other Type G or D AF Nikkor: All functions supported except autofocus,
3) PC Micro-Nikkor 85mm f/2.8D: Can only be used in mode M; all other functions supported except autofocus,
4) Other AF Nikkor*2/AI-P Nikkor: All functions supported except autofocus and 3D Color Matrix Metering II,
5): Non-CPU: Can be used in mode M, but exposure meter does not function; electronic rangefinder can be used if maximum aperture is f/5.6 or faster
*1. IX-Nikkor lenses can not be used
*2. Excluding lenses for F3AF
Picture Angle Equivalent in 35mm [135] format is approx. 1.5 times lens focal length
Viewfinder Fixed-eyelevel penta-Dach mirror type; built-in diopter adjustment (-1.7 to +0.5m-1)
Eyepoint 18mm (-1.0m-1)
Focusing Screen Type B BriteView Clear Matte screen Mark V with superimposed focus brackets
Viewfinder Frame Coverage Approx. 95% (vertical/horizontal)
Viewfinder Magnification Approx. 0.8x with 50mm lens at infinity; -1.0m-1
Viewfinder Information Focus indications, AE lock indicator, Shutter speed, Aperture value, Exposure/Exposure compensation indicator, Exposure mode, Flash output level compensation, Exposure compensation, Number of remaining exposures, Flash-ready indicator
Autofocus TTL phase detection by Nikon Multi-CAM530 autofocus sensor module with AF-assist illuminator (range approximately 0.5-3.0m/1ft. 8in.-9ft. 10in.); Detection range: -1 to +19 EV (ISO 100 at 20?C/68?F)
Lens Servo 1) Autofocus (AF): Instant single-servo AF (AF-S); continuous servo AF (AF-C); auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A); predictive focus tracking automatically activated according to subject status,
2) Manual focus (M)
Focus Areas Can be selected from three focus areas
AF Area Modes 1) Single Area AF,
2) Dynamic Area AF,
3) Dynamic Area AF with Closest Subject Priority
Focus Lock Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing AE-L/AF-L button
Exposure Metering System TTL exposure metering system
1) 3D Color Matrix Metering II (type G and D lenses); Color Matrix Metering II (other CPU lenses); metering performed by 420-pixel RGB sensor
2) Center-weighted: Weight of 75% given to 8mm circle in center of frame
3) Spot: Meters 3.5mm circle (about 2.5% of frame) centered on active focus area
Exposure Metering Range 1) 0 to 20 EV (3D Color Matrix or center-weighted metering),
2) 2 to 20 EV (Spot metering)
Exposure Modes Digital Vari-program (Auto, Auto [Flash Off], Portrait, Landscape, Child, Sports, Close Up, Night Portrait), Programmed Auto (P) with flexible program; Shutter-Priority Auto (S); Aperture Priority Auto (A); Manual (M)
Exposure Compensation ?5 EV in increments of 1/3 EV
Exposure Lock Exposure locked at detected value with AE-L/AF-L button
Shooting Modes 1) Single frame shooting mode,
2) Continuous shooting mode: approx. 3 frames per second*,
3) Self-timer mode,
4) Delayed remote mode: 2 s. delay,
5) Quick-response remote mode
*The fastest frame rates can be achieved by choosing manual focus, rotating the mode dial to S or M and selecting a shutter speed of 1/250 s. or faster, using defaults for all other settings.
Shutter Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal plane shutter, 30 to 1/4000 s. in steps of 1/3 EV, bulb
Sync Contact X-contact only; flash synchronization at up to 1/200 s.
Flash Control 1) TTL: TTL flash control by 420-pixel RGB sensor. i-TTL balanced fill-flash for digital SLR and standard i-TTL fill-flash for digital SLR available when CPU lens is used with built-in flash, SB-800, SB-600, and SB-400,
2) Auto aperture: Available with SB-800 with CPU lens,
3) Non-TTL Auto: Available with Speedlights such as SB-800, 80DX, 28DX, 28, 27, and 22s ,
4) Range-priority manual: Available with SB-800
Flash Sync Modes AUTO, Portrait, Child, Close Up: Auto, auto with red-eye reduction; fill-flash and red-eye reduction available with optional Speedlight
Night portrait: Auto, auto slow sync, auto slow sync with red-eye reduction; slow sync and slow sync with red-eye reduction available with optional Speedlight
Landscape, Sport: Fill-flash and red-eye reduction available with optional Speedlight
P, A: Fill-flash, rear-curtain with slow sync, slow sync, slow sync with red-eye reduction, red-eye reduction
S, M: Fill-flash, rear-curtain sync, red-eye reduction
Built-in Flash AUTO, Portrait, Child, Close Up, Night Portrait: Auto flash with auto pop-up
P/S/A/M: Manual pop-up with button release
Guide number (ISO 100, m /ft.): approx. 12/39 (manual full 13/42)
Flash Compensation -3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3 EV
Accessory Shoe Standard ISO hot-shoe contact with sync, signal, and ground contacts and safety lock
Self-timer Electronically controlled timer with duration of 2, 5, 10 or 20 s.
Remote Control Via Wireless Remote Control ML-L3 (optional)
Power Source One Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL9; charging voltage (Quick Charger MH-23): 7.4V DC, AC Adapter EH-5 (available separately; requires optional AC Adapter Connector EP-5)
Tripod Socket 1/4 in. (ISO 1222)
Dimensions (W x D x H) Approx. 126 x 64 x 94mm (5.0 x 2.5 x 3.7 in.)
Weight Approx. 495g (1lb. 1oz.) without battery, memory card or body cap

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