First Look: Nikon D40
Nikon packs a wealth of features in its latest and smallest D-SLR
The Nikon D40 is Nikon's most compact and most affordable D-SLR to date. This camera combines a host of high-end features with an easy-to-navigate layout to make the creation of quality photographs easier and fun. Its straightforward layout and design, combined with the D40's compact size, make it an excellent entry-level D-SLR.
In-Camera Image Editing provides photographers with 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 your photographs in-camera.
Supporting both NEF (RAW) and JPEG file formats, the camera gives photographers the versatility to vary the level of control they have over their images.
Eight Digital Vari-Program Modes make taking portraits, landscapes or action shots easier without having to navigate a host of controls or menus.
The 6.1-megapixel camera provides an affordable step up for photographers who have been shooting with compact digital cameras. Sold with the 18-55mm ƒ/3.5-5.6G Nikkor lens, it delivers a complete D-SLR system.