Nikon D40
Top 54%694 points
Top 54%
Megapixels
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78 cameras
2.08MP - 10.91MP
NaN% of all camerasYes
No
megapixels
sensor size
maximum light sensitivity
continuous shooting at high resolution
longer battery life

Nikon D40: 51 facts and highlights

1. megapixels

6.24MP
Panono Camera: 108MP
294
0

2. sensor size

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
23.7 x 15.5mm
Polaroid Snap: 81.2 x 38mm
247
0

3. focus points

The more focus points the more flexibility in picking which part of the scene to focus on. They also give the image sensor a better probability in identifying the right area of the scene to focus on in more automatic modes.
3
Sony Alpha a6500: 425
191
0

4. noise

The maximum ISO at which the device still captures excellent quality images. Source: DxOMark.
561ISO
Sony Alpha 7S: 3702ISO
178
0

5. continuous shooting at high resolution

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
2.5fps
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II: 60fps
176
0

6. weight

471g
HTC Re: 65.5g
142
0

7. image quality

A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. Source: DxOMark.
56
Sony Alpha 7R II: 98
132
0

8. maximum light sensitivity

With a higher light sensitivity (ISO level), the sensor absorbs more light. This can be used to capture moving objects using a fast shutter speed, or to take images in low light without using a flash.
3200ISO
Pentax KP: 819200ISO
127
0

9. longer battery life

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
470shots
Nikon D3x: 4400shots
114
0

10. color depth

The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.
21bits
HP Photosmart R927: 42bits
87
0

11. fastest shutter speed

A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
0.00025s
Canon EOS-1D C: 0.00000125s
81
0

12. pixel density

283ppi
Hasselblad Stellar: 544ppi
77
0

13. width

126mm
DxO One: 26.2mm
76
0

14. dynamic range

The better the dynamic range the system captures a wider number of values from dark to light leading to more details in low and highlights. Source: DxOMark.
11Evs
Nikon D810A: 14.8Evs
72
0

15. height

94mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V: 39mm
71
0

16. volume

758cm³
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 65.29cm³
71
0

17. higher resolution (screen)

A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.
230k dots
Fujifilm FinePix X-Pro1: 1230000k dots
71
0

18. thickness

64mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 13mm
70
0

19. battery power

1000mAh
Samsung Galaxy NX: 4360mAh
69
0

20. has a microphone in

A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
Nikon D40
23% have it
67
0

21. screen size

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
2.5"
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2: 4.8"
58
0

22. has AF tracking

With AF tracking, once you choose the subject and press the shutter release part way down, as the subject moves, the autofocus will follow it. No more out of focus shots.
Nikon D40
73% have it
56
0

23. Is a system camera

A system camera has lots of changeable parts such as lenses, flashes and other accessories. They offer greater flexibility than compact cameras.
Nikon D40
43% have it
54
0

24. has a two-stage shutter

A two-stage shutter is good for taking photos like a pro; apply pressure to the button in order for the lens to focus, and then press it fully to capture the photograph.
Nikon D40
52% have it
52
0

25. has a flash

A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.
Nikon D40
88% have it
51
0

26. Has an electronic viewfinder

An electronic viewfinder (or EVF) is a small display showing the image. Benefits of these over optical viewfinders include: they show more of the image, they can be more compact, focusing is easier with digital zoom, and they can also sometimes have extra info on the display, eg. a live histogram.
Nikon D40
16% have it
51
0

27. can be controlled remotely

A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.
Nikon D40
44% have it
50
0

28. has continuous autofocus when recording movies

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
Nikon D40
66% have it
49
0

29. more viewfinder coverage

With 100% coverage you can compose the image correctly when you capture the photo. With less than full coverage you may have to crop your photos afterwards to get them looking perfect.
95%
Canon EOS M6: 100%
49
0

30. shutter lag

The amount of time it takes the camera to take a photo, without having to focus.
0.26s
Leica M Typ 240: 0.00025s
49
0

31. has an optical viewfinder

An optical viewfinder (or OVF) allows the photographer to compose a shot while seeing exactly what the lens sees. There is no time lag and they require no power - as opposed to electronic viewfinders which can drain battery life. They are also better in low light situations.
Nikon D40
29% have it
49
0

32. has manual shutter speed

This allows to manually set the shutter speed.
Nikon D40
45% have it
48
0

33. power up delay

It takes less time for the camera to turn on and take a first picture.
0.4s
Nikon D70: 0.01s
44
0

34. has a serial shot mode

You can shoot multiple pictures in a row.
Nikon D40
88% have it
41
0

35. shoots raw

A raw image file contains minimally processed data from the image sensor. Raw files are so named because they are not yet processed and therefore are not ready to be printed or edited with a bitmap graphics editor.
Nikon D40
55% have it
41
0

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