Nikon D40X 10.2 Megapixel Digital SLR Camera 3X Zoom Kit Outfit, with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II AF-S DX Zoom Nikkor Lens - USA Warranty

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The compact Nikon D40x is 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 shutter lag.

Exceptional image quality is made possible by a high resolution, 10.2-effective megapixel CCD image sensor and Nikon's exclusive image processing engine. With a 10.2-megapixel resolution, the D40x 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, Image Trimming, Image Overlay, Filter Effects and more. An ingenious HELP Menu with "Assist Images" helps you select the appropriate settings for many camera features.

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Key Features

  • Extraordinary Nikon image quality - The D40X offers high-resolution image capture, made possible by exclusive algorithms incorporated into the Nikon Image Processing Engine.
  • Easy operation with intuitive controls - The D40X was carefully designed to make even first-time digital SLR users successful. The newly designed graphic user interface, help menus, and the ability to leapfrog through menu options work simultaneously to make the D40X truly easier to use.
  • Nikon's smallest 10.2 megapixel digital SLR ever - Beautifully styled and compact, the D40X makes using a digital SLR camera easier and more convenient than ever. The most compact Nikon 10.2-megapixel digital SLR ever, the D40X fits the hand perfectly, with a well-balanced design and grip to ensure easy access to controls.
  • Fast startup and instant shutter response - The D40X offers a power-up time of a mere 0.18 seconds and a near instant shutter response. Super-fast shutter response allows decisive moments to be captured perfectly, without annoying shutter lag.
  • 10.2-effective megapixel Nikon DX format CCD imaging sensor - Nikon's DX Format CCD image sensor delivers vivid color and sharp detail, ideal for making beautifully detailed enlargements of 20 x 24 inches and beyond. High resolution also provides substantially more freedom for creative cropping.
  • Shoot up to 3 frames per second - The D40X can fire continuously at a speed of up to 3 frames per second, capturing high-quality action sequences of children in sporting activities such as soccer, baseball and much more.
  • Advanced HELP menu system with Assist Images - The D40X's newly introduced "Assist Images" help you select the appropriate settings for many camera features by showing an example image typical of that setting, as well as an advanced HELP Menu for the current item selected.
  • Automatic exposure with 8 Digital-Vari Program modes - Eight Digital Vari-Program Modes include: Auto Flash-Off, Portrait, Landscape, Child, Sports, Close Up, or Night Portrait, each of which adjust automatically for optimal results under varied conditions.
  • Built-in Speedlight with i-TTL automatic flash control - Nikon's innovative i-TTL flash control evaluates flash exposure with incredible precision to achieve better automatic flash balance and deliver outstanding results.
  • 2.5-inch 230,000 dot color LCD monitor - The large 2.5-inch LCD monitor allows for 170-degree wide-angle viewing, enables image preview at up to 19 times magnification and has large type fonts and easy-to-view menus as well.
  • 3 colorful display options - The D40X has three all-new display options; Classic, Graphic and Wallpaper, with carefully created color schemes that are designed to help make changing camera settings easier than ever.
  • Bright accurate SLR viewfinder - A large viewfinder makes composition easier, and overall viewfinder brightness makes focusing in low-light photography possible. Its bright and sharp viewfinder, with 0.8x magnification, ensures precise composition.
  • In-Camera Image Editing - Highly versatile in-camera editing features include Nikon D-Lighting, Red-Eye Correction, Image Trimming, Image Overlay, Monochrome (Black and White, Sepia and Cyanotype), along with Skylight, Warm Tone and Color Balance filter effects.
  • Nikon 3D Color Matrix Metering II - The D40X's 3D Color Matrix Metering II evaluates each scene for brightness, color, contrast, size and position of shadows and highlights, selected focus area and camera-to-subject distance, comparing that information against an onboard database of more than 30,000 actual photographic scenes.
  • Fast, accurate 3-Area autofocus - The D40X's advanced 3-area AF system along with the refined algorithms inherited from more advanced Nikon digital SLR cameras, deliver fast, efficient and precise autofocus.
  • Built-in image optimization options - The D40X's Image Optimize setting lets photographers adjust color, contrast and sharpening as well as other image settings according to the type of scene or output desired. Settings include: Normal, Softer, Vivid, More Vivid, Portrait, Custom and Black and White.
  • Creative freedom enabled by world-famous Nikkor interchangeable lenses
  • Up to 520 images per battery charge
  • Nikon high-resolution Image Processing Engine

Technical Specs

Type of Camera Single-lens reflex digital camera
Effective Pixels 10.2 million
Image Sensor RGB CCD, 23.6 x 15.8mm; total pixels: 10.75 million
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 NTSC or PAL
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 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
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 (-1.0 m-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; -1.0 m-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)
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
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 A, B, D, F: Auto, auto with red-eye reduction; fill-flash, red-eye reduction available with opt. Speedlight
G: Auto, auto slow sync, auto slow sync with red-eye reduction; slow sync, slow sync with red-eye reduction available with opt. Speedlight
C, E: Fill-flash, red-eye reduction available with opt. 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 A, B, D, F, G : 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. (ISO1222)
Dimensions (W x D x H) Approx. 5.0 x 2.5 x 3.7 in.
Weight Approx. 1lb. 1oz. without battery, memory card or body cap
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