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Nikon D40X

Nikon’s D40x is a digital SLR that weighs around 17.5 ounces. I Read more

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Overall 8
8.3

Nikon D40x

best4reviews.com
29 February 2008
  • Summary: For us, the D40x doesn't quite marry the D40's combination of user friendliness, image quality and build to price as successfully as its predecessor, and is unashamedly a product born from the desire/need to be competitive in a crowded and cut-throat marketplace. That said, it is still a pleasure to use, it responds well - and in the event of you not already owning a D40 - would be a shrewd move to invest in at the entry level end of the consumer DSLR market.
  • Pros: Four million more pixels to play with than its baby brother the Nikon D40, improved capture rate (up fom 2.5fps), plus longer life battery (up from 470 shots from a single charge)
  • Cons: These upgraded features are not particularly significant to existing users and don't make a massive difference to operation or image quality, though they do bring the product into sync with the line ups of its rivals (notably Canon's 400D).
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Overall 10
10
Design 9
9.0
Value for money 10
10
Ease of use 10
10
Picture quality 9
9.0
Durability 9
9.0

Expert Review

LetsGoDigital
27 December 2007
  • Conclusion: Nikon D40x digital reflex camera With the Nikon D40x, Nikon surprises us in many ways. First of all by placing an almost identical model right next to the D40. The Nikon D40x only slightly deviates from the Nikon D40 on some points, and what strikes us the most is that the amount of pixels have increased; something that wasn't very important according to Nikon. Where it could be a bit confusing the consumers and us, for the competition it's a killer.
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Overall 8
7.9

Nikon D40x

Camera Labs
1 May 2007
  • Summary: The Nikon D40x is one of the more interesting DSLRs around right now because it clearly illustrates both the marketing and monetary value of a 10 Megapixel model over an otherwise identical 6 Megapixel version. At Cameralabs we felt the earlier D40 was one of the most sensible launches of recent times, resisting the marketing race to ever-higher resolutions which few people actually require.
  • Pros: Small, light and comfortable., Very easy to use with helpful menus., Consumer-friendly photos out of the camera., Nikon's legendary metering is rarely fooled.
  • Cons: Features weaker than 10 Mpixel rivals., No auto-focus with certain, older lenses., Some settings require too many button presses., Basic 3-point AF and no DOF preview.
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Overall 8
8.3
Picture quality 8
8.3

Nikon D40x

PC Authority
18 April 2008
  • Summary: An ideal first DSLR thanks to onscreen help. It takes great shots and the battery lasts for ages.
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Overall 8
8.0

Nikon D40x Zoom Kit review

expertreviews.co.uk
11 January 2008
Overall 8
8.0
Design 9
9.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 8
8.0
Ease of use 10
10
Picture quality 9
9.0

Nikon D40x

PhotographyBLOG
7 November 2007
  • Summary: The Nikon D40x is essentially a 10 megapixel version of the slightly older 6 megapixel D40, and thankfully the increase in resolution hasn't negatively affected the overall image quality. Indeed, I couldn't see any noticeable difference in terms of noise between ISO settings on the D40x and the same settings on the D40, which means that the D40x delivers a bigger image without the usual trade-offs of unwanted image artifacts.
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Overall 8
7.5
Value for money 5
5.0
Features 8
7.5
Ease of use 5
5.0
Performance 10
10
Picture quality 8
7.5

Expert Review

Digital Camera Magazine
11 October 2007
  • Summary: The D40x produces superb colour images, but why is it so expensive compared to the D40? The convoluted controls may be tolerable in the D40, but they're harder to stomach here. The £600 price pitches it against some cameras that either undercut it out-spec it. I bought mine in June 07.
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Overall 8
8.0

Nikon D40x Digital SLR Review

ePHOTOzine
26 April 2007
  • Summary: While the D40x lacks some of the more sophisticated options of bigger cameras, it's certainly well specified in the budget market and readily capable of taking on the Canon EOS 400D. The body is light and compact, but this means that all the functions that would otherwise be on dials etc, are hidden away on menus. The lack of a top-mounted LCD is a drawback because the information that is displayed on the rear LCD never stays there for very long.
  • Pros: 10Mp resolution, Help system, Small and compact, Good quality images, Well saturated colours, Good built-in flash
  • Cons: Shooting speed isn't great, Pictures not super-sharp, Some noise at ISO100, Help system is buried, Only sRGB
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Overall 8
8.0

Nikon D40x Digital SLR camera review

Pocket Lint
10 April 2007
  • Pros: Handling, design, 2.5-inch colour LCD, USB2 (Hi-Speed) connectivity, image quality
  • Cons: Top plate data LCD missing, no lens motor in body (non-AF-S/AF-I lenses manual focus only), no depth of field preview, no exposure, or white balance bracketing, more noise
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Overall 9
8.5
Ease of use 9
8.5
Audio & image quality 8
8.0
Build quality 9
9.0

Nikon D40X

PhotoReview
1 April 2007
  • Summary: A high-resolution DSLR camera for everyday photographers with most of the same features as the popular D40 model. Nikon's successful entry-level D40 DSLR has been given an upgrade in the new D40X by replacing the 6-megapixel CCD with a 10.2-megapixel imager, similar to the chip used in the D80 model.
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