The D40X is a lightweight and portable camera that proves that it can be both incredibly simple and tremendous fun to shoot images with a Nikon digital SLR.
You only need to turn on the camera’s AUTO mode, look through the clear, bright viewfinder and shoot.
The D40X responds fast so you can capture moments as they unfold, and its 10.2 megapixel resolution and world-class Nikkor lens deliver consistently sharp, vibrant images.
The Help menus are available at the press of a button and work like a built-in instruction manual, with advice and directions for every camera setting.
With every feature, button and menu designed to work together for a smooth, seamless performance, the D40X will bring out the best in you and your images.
The most compact and lightweight Nikon digital SLR ever , with intuitive controls and a comfortable grip.
10.2 megapixel DX format image sensor for exceptionally vivid and detailed high-resolution images that are ideal for enlargements.
High-performance image processing engine: for natural-looking pictures with true-to-life colors and tones.
Near-instant 0.18s start-up time . Ready in 0.18 seconds after turning on the camera, the D40X empowers you with the speed to act on the spur of the moment.
3 fps continuous shooting . With the ability to take up to 100 JPEG images (FINE L-size or smaller) at approx. 3 frames per second, the D40X is able to capture it all, even when the action is fast.
Bright and clear viewfinder with 0.8x magnification for precise composition.
Razor-sharp 3-area Autofocus . Whether you are at the beach, at the football or in an amusement park, the D40X will focus quickly and accurately— even after sunset.
Nikon 3D Color Matrix Metering II for ideal exposures in almost any lighting condition.
100 – 1600 ISO broad sensitivity range lets the camera create beautiful images in challenging low-light situations without using a flash.
Large, bright 2.5-inch LCD monitor makes it a pleasure to review and edit your shots.
Rechargeable Li-ion Battery: take up to 520 shots in single-frame shooting mode (measured according to CIPA standards, with Built-in Flash used for 50% of the shots).
Handy Assist Images help you to select the right camera settings by illustrating the compositions and scenes that you might want to choose a particular function for.
8 Digital Vari-Programs automatically optimize the camera settings to produce great results in any condition.
Easy-to-use Retouch Menu makes it simple to edit and enhance your pictures in the camera.
Compatible with world famous, high-quality Nikkor lenses.
Supports the advanced Creative Lighting System when using Nikon’s external Speedlights. Turns the darkest situations into dazzling photo opportunities!
Type of Camera
Single-lens reflex digital camera
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]
100 to 1,600 in steps of 1 EV with additional setting one step over 1,600
SD memory card, SDHC compliant
Compressed NEF (RAW): 12-bit compression, JPEG: JPEG baseline compliant
Exif 2.21, Compliant DCF 2.0 and DPOF
Auto (TTL white-balance with 420-pixel RGB sensor), six manual modes with fine-tuning and preset white balance
2.5-in., 230,000-dot, low-temperature polysilicon TFT LCD with brightness adjustment
1 frame; Thumbnail (4 or 9 segments); Magnifying playback; Slide show; Histogram indication; Highlight point display; Auto image rotation
Card format, All frames delete, Selected frames delete
NTSC or PAL
High-speed USB: Mass Storage and MTP/PTP selectable
Up to 36 characters of alphanumeric text input available with LCD monitor and multi selector; stored in Exif header
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 (Excluding lenses for F3AF)/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. (IX Nikkor lenses can not be used).
Equivalent in 35mm  format is approx. 1.5 times lens focal length
Fixed-eyelevel penta-Dach mirror type; built-in diopter adjustment (-1.7 to +0.5m-1)
18mm (-1.0 m-1)
Type B BriteView Clear Matte screen Mark V with superimposed focus brackets
Viewfinder Frame Coverage
Approx. 95% (vertical/horizontal)
Approx. 0.8x with 50mm lens at infinity; -1.0 m-1
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
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)
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)
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 can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing AE-L/AF-L button
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)
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)
±5 EV in increments of 1/3 EV
Exposure locked at detected value with AE-L/AF-L button
1) Single frame shooting mode, 2) Continuous shooting mode: approx. 3 frames per second (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.), 3) Self-timer mode, 4) Delayed remote mode: 2 s. delay, 5) Quick-response remote mode.
Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal plane shutter, 30 to 1/4000 s. in steps of 1/3 EV, bulb
X-contact only; flash synchronization at up to 1/200 s.
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 SpeedlightNight portrait: Auto, auto slow sync, auto slow sync with red-eye reduction; slow sync and slow sync with red-eye reduction available with optional SpeedlightLandscape, Sport: Fill-flash and red-eye reduction available with optional SpeedlightP, A: Fill-flash, rear-curtain with slow sync, slow sync, slow sync with red-eye reduction, red-eye reductionS, M: Fill-flash, rear-curtain sync, red-eye reduction
AUTO, Portrait, Child, Close Up, Night Portrait: Auto flash with auto pop-upP/S/A/M: Manual pop-up with button releaseGuide number (ISO 100, m /ft.): approx. 12/39 (manual full 13/42)
-3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3 EV
Standard ISO hot-shoe contact with sync, signal, and ground contacts and safety lock
Electronically controlled timer with duration of 2, 5, 10 or 20 s.
Via Wireless Remote Control ML-L3 (optional)
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)
1/4 in. (ISO1222)
Dimensions (W x D x H)
Approx. 126 x 64 x 94mm (5.0 x 2.5 x 3.7 in.)
Approx. 495g (1lb. 1oz.) without battery, memory card or body cap
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 (Supplied accessories may differ depending on country or area.)
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, SB-600, SB-400 and R1C1