Nikon D40 DSLR is My Brother’s New Toy
My brother bought a new Nikon D40 DSLR 3 weeks ago at Jusco Tebrau City, Johor Bahru. I never realized about his new toy until I came to his duplex here in Selayang, Selangor yesterday. I saw her daughter’s 8R photo which was so sharp and photogenic, well presented in a golden frame hanging on the wall in the living room. At first I thought, the photo was captured using the old type film camera. However, my brother informed that he snapped the photo using his brand new 6 megapixel camera. The camera is so impressive and powerful that made us want to snap photo repeatedly.
Just now, we brought the kids to the condo’s swimming pool. We also dined together in a restaurant. We took turns capturing photos (at the swimming pool and our dinner) using the Nikon DSLR. We snapped from various angles and positions as well as adjusting the lens and aperture. I’ll post some of the photos after we downloaded them very soon.
My brother eager to get that view and went inside the kiddy pool to take a snap. Shot by Canon Power shot A5.
I also tried the D40 SLVR. It’s really great stuff. Shot by Canon Power shot A5.
In the mean time, check out the key features of Nikon D40 DSLR:
- 6 megapixel DX format CCD (1.5x FOV crop, as D50)
- Nikon Image processing engine (as D80 / D200)
- 3D Color Matrix Metering II, 420 pixel sensor (as D80 / D50)
- New Multi-CAM530 three area AF sensor
- ISO sensitivity range 200 – 1600 plus HI 1 (3200 equiv.)
- Custom Auto ISO (selectable maximum ISO, minimum shutter speed)
- 2.5 fps continuous shooting (as D50), unlimited in JPEG
- No status LCD, new LCD monitor based status / settings screens
- Help suggestions on LCD monitor (eg. scene too dark, try using flash)
- Large 2.5″ 230,000 pixel LCD monitor
- Bigger viewfinder view (x0.8 magnification, 95% coverage)
- Short shutter lag and viewfinder blackout
- Support for SDHC (SD cards over 2 GB in capacity)
- In-camera retouching
- D-Lighting (shadow / highlight enhancement)
- Red-eye reduction
- Filter effects
- Small picture
- Image overlay
- USB 2.0 with PTP and Mass Storage device support
- Very compact, light body (smaller, lighter than D50)
- Improved menu user interface (as D80 / D200)
- New EN-EL9 Lithium-Ion battery (7.2V, 1000 mAh)
- New ‘Version II’ AF-S DX 18-55 mm kit lens