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Nikon D40

£199.95
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Nikon D40
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A multi award winning but moderately out of date SLR digital camera, with good features but representing only moderate value for money
SLR 6.1MP 3008 X 2000 Pixels CCD Feb 2016
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Nikon D40 Review

With excellent reviews and at under 2 years old, we have ranked the Nikon D40 number 235 in best selling cameras and number 342 across all digital cameras.
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Reviews
56 Reviews + 11 Awards
69
Value for Money
Good
64
Features
Good Features
81
Age
2 Years Old
76
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 76?

It has great expert reviews with an average expert rating of 82%, based on 56 reviews. This digital camera has received 11 awards including a "Highly Recommended" award from Camera Labs plus two other sites and a "Best Buy" award from Howstuffworks.com plus one other site. Praktica cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
At over a year old this camera is slightly out of date, and newer cameras with more up to date technology are available. View the latest digital cameras 2018.
Customers report good picture quality.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Over 90 Different Nikon Lenses Available
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
Very low megapixels sensor
Only 3008 x 2000 pixels image resolution

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared this Nikon digital camera with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is very good for everyday photography, ranking number 177 in everyday photography cameras. It is also very good for landscape photography, ranking number 186 in landscape photography cameras as well being very good for wildlife photography, ranking number 182 in wildlife photography cameras.
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Portrait Photography
Very Good
78
Landscape Photography
Very Good
78
Everyday Photography
Very Good
75
Sports Photography
Very Good
76
Wildlife Photography
Very Good

Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks.
There is a 90% chance that the price will go down. However the future is never certain and there remains a chance that the price will actually go up. Get Price Alerts.

Nikon D40 Video Reviews

How Big is the Nikon D40?

The Nikon D40 is 126mm wide and 94mm tall. It is 64mm deep and weighs 475g.

Nikon D40 front dimensions
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Nikon D40 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

11 Industry Awards

Digital camera experts love this camera and have given it 11 awards.

The experts at three expert review sites all thought that this digital camera was very good. This was from Camera Labs, PhotographyBlog.com and DP Review who gave it an "Highly Recommended".

The writers at websites Howstuffworks.com and Expert Reviews both thought that this camera would make a great purchase and gave it their "Best Buy" award.

The editors of two other expert review sites both concluded that they would endorse this Nikon digital camera. This was from M3.idg.se and Alphr.com who gave it an "Recommended".

Another two expert review sites both liked this Nikon camera. This camera received a Laptopmag.com "Editor's Choice" award and it received a "Gold" award from review website PC Advisor.co.uk.

The experts at two more expert review sites both decided that this Nikon camera was very good. Letsgodigital.org/nl/ gave this camera an "Excellent" award and it received a "5 Star" award from 01net.com.

Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on 56 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, DP Review, CNET.com and Expert Reviews the average expert rating of this Nikon digital camera is 82%.

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Nikon Has Very Good Camera Reviews

We checked 40,636 expert and user reviews (including 10,692 verified purchases) for Nikon cameras and found that on average Nikon has very good ratings compared to other manufacturers. 96% of those that bought a Nikon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

Three people who purchased the Nikon D40 reckoned that it was able to produce good images.

Customers Report Good Product Quality

Three owners mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was good quality.

  • Then we remind ourselves that all this quality comes at less than $600…
  • It's solidly built, has a comfortable feel and offers image quality vastly superior to point…
  • Good performance and handling, low price and far better quality than any digital compact…
  • It captures high quality pictures, has speedy operation…

Value For Money

Disappointing Value for Money

Whilst the product is cheaper than 75% of cameras, it has excellent reviews and is under 2 years old but has mediocre features, and at £179.95 it does not seem like great value for money overall.

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Nikon D40 and the United Kingdom price of £179.95 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $270.00 (£374.46).

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

This camera was released in February 2016.

Features

Over 90 Different Nikon Lenses Available

Nikon offers over 90 own brand lenses for their SLR cameras including macro, fixed focal length and zoom lenses allowing for huge creative versatility. More lenses that fit Nikon SLR cameras are available from third party manufacturers such as Tamron and Sigma.

Nikon lens range

Very Low Megapixels Sensor

The megapixels of the Nikon D40 of only 6.1MP is lower than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the lowest 6% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. The lowest megapixels of cameras is 0.3MP, the highest is 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP.

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Only 3008 X 2000 Pixels Image Resolution

The highest image resolution of the Nikon D40 is 3008 x 2000 pixels. That's 62% lower image resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found resolution. Across all cameras the worst resolution is 640 x 480 pixels and the best is 8256 x 6192 pixels.

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Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the optical zoom depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of optical zooms are possible with this camera. Nikon offers hundreds of lenses ranging in optical zoom from approx 0.5x (10mm focal length) to approx 50x (800mm focal length).

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Optical Image Stabilisation May Be Available With Some Lenses

This Nikon digital camera has interchangeable lenses so whether this camera has an image stabilizer depends on the lens being used. Nikon offers a wide range of lenses with built in image stabilisation.

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Very Low Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The ISO sensitivities (max) of cameras range from 200 to 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 14,000. The maximum ISO sensitivity of the Nikon D40 of only 1,600 is lower than average when compared to most other cameras. It is lower than 94% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum aperture numbers are possible with this camera. Nikon offers lenses with apertures ranging from F/1.4 to F/6.3.

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Heavier Than Average

The weight of the Nikon D40 of 475g is heavier than 80% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. Across all the digital cameras the weights range from 50g to 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g.

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Does Not Have an HDMI

Like most other cameras, the Nikon D40 does not have an HDMI. 55% of digital cameras do not have an HDMI.

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Smaller Than Average Eye Relief

The smallest eye relief of cameras is 8mm, the biggest is 27mm, and the average eye relief is 19mm. The eye relief of the Nikon D40 of only 18mm is smaller than average when compared to most other cameras. It is smaller than 70% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Very Low Display Resolution

The display resolutions of cameras range from 23,000 pixels to 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 620,000 pixels. The display resolution of the Nikon D40 of only 230,000 pixels is in the lowest 15% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Wide Range of Minimum Focal Lengths (35mm Film Equiv) Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) are possible with this camera.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Nikon D40 does not have a GPS (satellite), although it is worth noting that 89% of cameras also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Smaller Than Average Display Diagonal

The smallest display diagonal of cameras is 1", the largest is 7.7", and the average display diagonal is 2.9". The display diagonal of the Nikon D40 of only 2.5" is smaller than 93% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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470 Battery Life

The Nikon D40 is a camera that takes 470 shots battery life. Most of the other cameras take between 4 and 4,699 battery life.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

nikon w1855mm, nikon sb50dx, nikon f3556g, nikon fbad40, nikon f4556g, nikon 13534, nikon d40x

Barcodes:

00018208094196, 00018208094219, 00018208094226, 00018208094240, 00018208135349, 00018208254248, 00915436789620

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