Nikon D40 Manual User Guide and Specification

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    1. The Introduction
    2. Nikon D40 Whole Appearance
    3. The Camera Specification
    4. Camera Price and Impression
    5. Nikon D40 Camera User Guide

The Introduction to Nikon D40 Manual

Nikon D40 Manual (camera body with lens)By the record, a manual is something that is really important as a complement for an electronic product, especially digital camera. From this manual, there will be a lot of information obtained. Something like specification, instruction, camera parts, settings, features, and other related information will be something possible to obtain.

This is why we aim to bring the Nikon D40 Manual here. With this manual, we hope that we can help users as well as enthusiasts to understand more about this Nikon camera product.

Nikon D40 Camera Whole Appearance

Before getting deeper to the Nikon D40 Manual and its specification, firstly, we will talk about the overall look of this camera first. As we all know, upgrading the products from time to time is the digital camera manufacturer’s key success.

This step is done to fulfill the users need as well as following the world’s trend. By this reason, Nikon also pays more attention on this thing. Not only upgrading the specification, but they also upgraded the look of it. Are you curious about it? Here is the review of Nikon D40 camera Look.

Nikon D40 Manual (camera backside)Nikon D40 is slightly designed as its sibling D40X, but it comes in weightier body. However, this camera is still friendly to carry for your street camera.

This camera has robust and well-body construction that is very fine to accompany your photographic moments.

It has the typical Nikon body with tough black look with ergonomic style. It will be very nice to be in your hand with real mounted hand grip on the front part.

And it will allow you to do one-handed shooting. Based on the Nikon D40 manual, this camera is made weightier than D40X which is around 737g including the batteries and cards. And it has a dimension of 5.0 x 3.7 x 2.5 in. (126 x 94 x 64 mm)that is fine to grip in hand. With a help of the camera strap, it will be fine if you get tired of handling it.

The Specification of Nikon D40

Nikon is always trying to be a leader in camera manufacture. And now, we will find good DSLR camera that is much wanted for all level-users with very competitive price. You will find it so affordable for your low budgeting purchase. Here is introduced to you Nikon D40 that has good features to support your photography experience.

Well, Nikon D40 comes with lower resolution than D40X that is 6.10 megapixels resolution and it’s enough for getting good image quality. This camera also has APS-C sensor of 23.7mm x 15.6mm. it also has large LCD screen in 2.5 inch with 230,000 screen dots for brighter images to view. And it also provides you bigger viewfinder view of x0.8 magnification with 95% coverage.

Nikon D40 Manual User Guide and SpecificationBased on the Nikon D40 manual, this camera also provides 3.6 x zoom function that offers 18-55mm (27-83mm eq.). With variable ISO sensitivity ranges from 200 – 1600 plus HI 1 that is extended up to 3200 and custom auto ISO.

This camera is also supported with Nikon images processing engine as found in D80/D200 and 3D color matrix metering II with 420 pixel sensor as found in D80 / D50.

Further, Nikon D40 manual also states that the camera has 2.5 fps continuous shooting in JPEG format and new multi-CAM530 with three area AF sensor.

For better connection it is supported with USB 2.0 with PTP and better storage of mass storage device support. It is empowered with new EN-EL9 Lithium-Ion battery with 7.2V, 1000 mAh.

Quick Specification of Nikon D40 Camera

Body color Black or Silver
Sensor • 23.7 x 15.6 mm CCD sensor
• Nikon DX format (1.5x FOV crop)
• 6.1 million effective pixels
• 6.2 million total pixels
• RGB Color Filter Array
• 12-bit A/D converter
Image sizes • 3008 x 2000 (Large, 6 MP)
• 2256 x 1496 (Medium, 3.4 MP)
• 1504 x 1000 (Small, 1.5 MP)
Image quality • NEF (12-bit compressed RAW)
• JPEG fine
• JPEG normal
• JPEG basic
• NEF (RAW) + JPEG basic
Color space • IIIa (sRGB – more green for colourful landscapes) default
• Ia (sRGB)
• II (Adobe RGB)
Lens mount Nikon F mount (with AF contacts)
Lens compatibility Type G or D AF Nikkor
• AF-S, AF-I
• Other Type G or D AF Nikkor
• PC Micro-Nikkor 85mm f/2.8D
• Other AF Nikkor*2/AI-P Nikkor
• Non-CPU
• IX Nikkor
– All functions supported
– All functions supported except autofocus
– Can only be used in mode M; all other functions supported except autofocus
– All functions supported except autofocus and 3D Color Matrix Metering II
– Can be used in mode M, but exposure meter does not function; electronic range finder can be used if maximum aperture is f/5.6 or faster
– Can not be used
Autofocus * • Three area TTL phase detection
• Nikon Multi-CAM530 autofocus module
• Only with AF-S or AF-I lenses
• Detection range: EV -1 to +19 (ISO 100 equivalent, at normal temperature)
Lens servo • Single-servo AF (AF-S)
• Continuous-servo AF (AF-C)
• Automatic AF-S/AF-C (AF-A)
• Manual focus (M)
AF Area mode • Single Area AF
• Dynamic Area AF
• Closest Subject Priority Dynamic Area AF
Focus tracking Predictive focus tracking automatically activated according to subject status in continuous-servo AF
Focus area * One of three areas can be selected
Focus lock Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing AE-L/AF-L button
AF Assist White light lamp
Exposure mode • Digital Vari-program
    – 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)
Metering TTL full-aperture exposure metering system
• 3D color matrix metering II
• 420 segment RGB sensor
• Center-weighted: Weight of 75% given to a 8mm circle in center of frame
• Spot: Meters 3.5 mm circle (about 2.5% of frame) centered on active focus area
Metering range • EV 0 to 20 (3D color matrix or center-weighted metering)
• EV 2 to 20 (spot metering) (ISO 100 equivalent, f/1.4 lens, 20 °C)
Meter coupling CPU coupling
Exposure compen. * • +/- 5.0 EV
• 1/3 EV steps
AE Lock Exposure locked at detected value with AE-L/AF-L button
AE Bracketing * None
Sensitivity • Auto
• ISO 200
• ISO 400
• ISO 800
• ISO 1600
• ISO 3200 equiv. (HI 1) *
Auto ISO options * • On/Off
• Maximum ISO (400, 800 or 1600)
• Minimum shutter speed (1 to 1/125 sec)
Shutter • Combined mechanical and CCD electronic shutter
• 30 to 1/4000 sec (1/3 EV steps)
• Flash X-Sync: up to 1/500 sec
• Bulb
White balance • Auto (TTL white-balance with 420 pixels RGB sensor)
• Six manual modes with fine-tuning
    o Incandescent
    o Fluorescent
    o Direct sunlight
    o Flash
    o Cloudy
    o Shade
• Preset white balance (immediate or from photo)
WB fine tuning Yes *
Image parameters • Preset modes: Normal, Softer, Vivid, More Vivid, Portrait, B&W *
• Sharpening: Auto, 6 levels
• Tone: Auto, 5 levels, Custom curve
• Color mode: Ia (sRGB), II (Adobe RGB), IIIa (sRGB)
• Saturation: Auto, 3 levels
• Hue: -9° to +9°
Viewfinder * • Optical fixed eye-level
• Penta-mirror type
• Built-in diopter adjustment (-1.7 to +0.5 m-1)
• Eyepoint: 18 mm (at -1.0 m-1)
• Frame coverage 95% (approx.)
• Viewfinder magnification approx. 0.8x with 50mm lens at infinity; -1.0 m-1
• Focusing screen: Type B BriteView clear matte screen Mark V with superimposed focus brackets
Viewfinder information Focus indications, AE/FV 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
LCD monitor * • 2.5″ TFT LCD
• 230,000 pixel
Built-in flash * • Auto pop-up in Auto, Vari-program modes
• Manual pop-up in P, S, A or M modes
• Guide number approx. 17 at ISO 200
Sync contact X-contact only; flash synchronization at shutter speeds of up to 1/500 sec
Flash control * • TTL flash control by 420-segment 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-400, SB-800, and SB-600
• Auto aperture with SB-800 and CPU lenses
• Non-TTL auto with SB-800, 80DX, 28DX, 28, 27 and 22s
• Range-priority manual with SB-800
Flash mode * • 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, Sports: Fill-flash and red-eye reduction available with optional Speedlight
• P, A modes: Fill flash, rear-curtain with slow sync, slow sync, slow sync with red-eye reduction, red-eye reduction
• S, M modes: Fill flash, rear-curtain sync, red-eye reduction
Flash compensation • -3 to +1 EV
• 1/3 steps
Nikon Creative Lighting system Supported with built-in flash, SB-400, SB-800, and SB-600; Advanced Wireless Lighting supported with SB-800 or SU-800 as Commander.
Shooting modes • Single frame shooting (S) mode
• Continuous shooting (C) mode: approx. 2.5 frame per second (1 fps with HI 1 sensitivity)
• Self-timer/remote control mode.
Continuous buffer * • JPEG: Limited only by storage
• RAW: Approx. 9 frames (shooting continues at a slower rate)
Self-timer • 2, 5, 10 or 20 sec
Remote control • Remote Control ML-L3 (optional, Infrared)
• Camera Control Pro software (optional)
Text input Up to 36 characters of alphanumeric text input is available with LCD monitor and multi-selector; stored in EXIF header
Playback functions • Full frame
• Thumbnail (4 or 9 segments)
• Zoom (magnified)
• Slideshow
• Histogram indication
• Shooting data
• Highlight point display
• Auto image rotation
Orientation sensor Yes
Storage * • Secure Digital / Secure Digital HC
• FAT / FAT32
• Supports firmware update via SD card
Video output NTSC or PAL selectable
Connectivity • USB 2.0 (Hi-Speed)
• Mass storage / PTP selectable
• Video out
• DC-IN (optional AC adapter and adapter connector)
Languages * Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish
Power * Lithium-Ion battery pack EN-EL9 (7.4 V, 1000 mAh)
Working environment • 0 to 40°C (32 to 104°F)
• Less than 85% humidity
Dimensions * 126 x 94 x 64 mm (5.0 x 3.7 x 2.5 in)
Weight (no batt) * 471 g (1.0 lb)
Weight (inc. batt) * 522 g (1.2 lb)
Supplied accessories * Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL9, Quick Charger MH-23, USB Cable UC-E4, PictureProject, Rubber Eyecup DK-16, Camera Strap, Body Cap BF-1A, Eyepiece Cap DK-5, Accessory Shoe Cap BS-1
Optional accessories Wireless Remote Control ML-L3, Capture NX, Camera Control Pro, AC Adapter Connector EP-5, AC Adapter EH-5, Video Cable EG-D100, Semi Soft-Case CF-DC1, Speedlight SB-800/600/T041/R1C1

Nikon D40 Manual (camera body)Nikon D40 Price and Impression

Thus, D40 can be your choice in getting good DSLR camera. Even if it felt weightier, but the handling is just comfortable.

The specification is great too. So, if you have desire to take afford this camera, you can buy it in around $600 USD. Is it very cheap for you? Grab it now.

Nikon D40 Manual User Guide

We have said previously that the purpose of this article is to bring the Nikon D40 Manual onto the surface. With this manual, we hope that we can help both user and enthusiast to understand about this camera product more than before.

So, after all, they can be better in operating as well as treating this camera.  And one thing to be noted, that we will provide the Nikon D40 Manual in PDF file format. So, before downloading it, make sure that you have PDF reader software installed in it.

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