The latest from Nikon is loaded with features at an eye-popping price
4) Learning how your digital camera works doesn’t have to depend on negotiating a thick manual. The D40’s Advanced Help Menu includes 40 Assist Images—visual examples of the various types of photographs you can create with the camera.
5) In-camera image editing gives photographers the capability to enhance their images even before they’re imported into a computer. D-Lighting, Image Trimming and Image Overlay are a few of the changes that can be applied to images in-camera.
6) In addition to featuring Nikon’s advanced 3-D Color Matrix II metering system, the D40 also includes center-weighted and spot metering, providing the versatility to produce accurate exposures under virtually any lighting conditions.
7) Supporting both NEF (RAW) and JPEG file formats, the camera offers photographers the versatility to vary the level of control they have over their images.
8) Reviewing images and negotiating the menu screen is made all the easier by the D40’s 2.5-inch color LCD. Capable of 19x magnification in the Image Preview mode, the screen also features easy-to-view menus and large fonts for easy reading.
Tricks Of The Trade: A straightforward layout and design, combined with its compact size, make the Nikon D40 an excellent entry-level D-SLR. Eight Digital Vari-Program Modes let you take portraits, landscapes or action shots more easily, without having to navigate a host of controls or menus.
Specifications: Image Sensor: 6.1-megapixel (effective) CCD Sensor Size: 3008 x 2000 (APS-C) AF System: 3-point AF System Shutter Speed: 1/4000 to 30 sec., X-sync at 1/500 sec. ISO Setting: 200-1600 (1/3 increments) Continuous Firing Mode: 2.5 fps Recording Format: JPEG, NEF (RAW) Metering: 3-D Matrix Metering II/Center-Weighted/Spot Storage Media: SecureDigital (SD) Dimensions: 5x2.5x3.7 inches Weight: 17 ounces Power Source: Lithium-ion EN-EL9 rechargeable battery Estimated Street Price: $599 (with lens)
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