Nikon D40X What You Need to Know for Best Performance

The Nikon D40X uses a Nikon EN-EL9 Lithium-Ion & charger included.

The battery can not be charged via USB. This means a battery charger will be necessary.

Third party battery chargers will be less expensive than OEM Nikon chargers. There will usually be an option to get one bundled with a third party battery purchase.

The Nikon D40X is compatible with SD/SDHC memory cards.

That means compatible D40X SD cards can have a maximum storage capacity of up to 32GB.

My recommendation is to get a 32GB SD card with UHS-I. These cards will have the fastest transfer speeds, which improves compatibility with newer cameras and other devices.

The D40X is compatible with Nikon F mount lenses. This opens up a wide range of lens possibilities. A full range of lenses exists including circular fisheye, ultra wide angle, perspective control, macro, telephoto, mirror, bellows, and all kinds of zooms.

There is a list of the best Nikon D40X lenses that covers lenses for all different types of photography.

The camera has an APS-C “crop” sensor that has been designed to use DX lenses. These lenses are smaller and less expensive than FX lenses, which are designed to be used on full frame cameras.

The D40X can also use full frame, ‘FX’, lenses. However, the downside to these lenses is that they tend to be larger, heavier, and more expensive than DX lenses.

  • Active D-Lighting
  • 3.0 fps continuous shooting
  • Auto Active D-Lighting System
  • Custom Setting Options
  • Red eye correction

The D40X has an APS-C (23.7 x 15.6 mm) sized sensor. This is paired with the Expeed image processor. The Expeed image processor is also used on the Nikon D3000.

The Nikon D40X can not record video.

No. The Nikon D40X does not have clean HDMI out.

The Nikon D40X can not be used as a webcam. There is no software or video capture device that will allow the camera to be used as a webcam.

Manufacturer Nikon
Model D40X
Body type Compact DSLR
Max resolution 3872 x 2592
Other resolutions 2896 x 1944, 1936 x 1296
Image ratio w:h 3:2
Effective pixels 10 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors 11 megapixels
Sensor size APS-C (23.7 x 15.6 mm)
Sensor type CCD
Processor Expeed
ISO Auto, 100 - 1600 (plus 3200 with boost)
Boosted ISO (minimum) None
Boosted ISO (maximum) 3200.0
White balance presets 6.0
Custom white balance Yes
Image stabilization No
Image stabilization notes None
Uncompressed format RAW
JPEG quality levels Fine, Normal, Basic
Autofocus ['Phase Detect', 'Multi-area', 'Selective single-point', 'Single', 'Continuous']
Manual focus Yes
Number of focus points None
Lens mount Nikon F
Focal length multiplier 1.5×
Articulated LCD No
Screen size 2.5″
Screen dots 230000
Touch screen No
Screen type None
Live view No
Viewfinder type Optical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder coverage 95%
Viewfinder magnification 0.8× (0.53× 35mm equiv.)
Minimum shutter speed 30 sec
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000 sec
Aperture priority Yes
Shutter priority Yes
Manual exposure mode None
Subject / scene modes None
Built-in flash Yes (pop-up)
Flash range 17.00 m
External flash Yes (hot-shoe)
Flash modes Front curtain, Rear curtain, Red-Eye, Slow, Red-Eye Slow
Continuous drive 3.0 fps
Self-timer Yes (2 to 20 sec)
Metering modes None
Exposure compensation ±5 (at 1/3 EV steps)
AE Bracketing None
WB Bracketing None
Format None
Videography notes None
Modes None
Microphone None
Speaker None
Storage types SD/SDHC
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Microphone port None
Headphone port None
Wireless None
Wireless notes None
Remote control Yes (Optional (ML-L3))
Environmentally sealed No
Battery Battery Pack
Battery description Nikon EN-EL9 Lithium-Ion & charger included
Battery Life (CIPA) None
Weight (inc. batteries) 522 g (1.15 lb / 18.41 oz)
Dimensions 124 x 94 x 64 mm (4.88 x 3.7 x 2.52″)
Orientation sensor Yes
Timelapse recording Yes (by USB cable and PC)
GPS None
GPS notes None