Nikon D40

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I’ve always resisted the urge to buy a digital SLR – not because I don’t really want one (I do), but because they’re just too damn big to carry around in a lot of situations where you’d want to take photos (parties, sporting events etc.). Nikon’s new D40 is about to change that. It’s the smallest DSLR yet, to the point where it’s essentially created its own niche – the Compact DSLR, or, for acronym lovers, the CDSLR. If you want to check out its technical specs/price/more photos, click below…

So here are a few more pics of the D40, followed by the basic specs:



6.1 effective megapixels
3 area Multi-cam 530 AF system
ISO sensitivity range ISO200 to ISO1600 plus HI-1(equivalent ISO3200)
SDHC compatible
File formats – Compressed NEF or Jpeg
2.5inch LCD screen
Compatible with Nikon F mount with AF coupling and AF contactsType G or D AF Nikkor Nikon AF lenses.
3D colour matrix metering II, and centre-weighted or spot metering modes
Exposure metering range – EV0 to EV20 with 3D colour matrix or centre weighted metering EV2-EV20
Exposure compensation up to +/-5EV in 1/3 stop steps
Shutter speed range – 30secs to 1/4000sec and bulb
Flash synch up to 1/500sec
Flash compensation -3 to +1EV in 1/3rd steps
Rechargeable EN-EL9 Li-ion battery (MH-23 charger)
Dimensions126 x 64 x 94mm (5.0 x 2.5 x 3.7 in.)
Weight – 475g without battery
Available in Black or Silver

All pretty impressive stuff, especially for a camera that costs just £450 (with basic Nikon lens). Most online and high-street shops should have stock around 1st December. Get in the queue behind us! PRE-ORDER IT