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Nikon D40 Digital SLR Camera + AF-S DX 18-55 and 55-200mm Lenses

Nikon D40 Digital SLR Camera + AF-S DX 18-55 and 55-200mm Lenses

6.1 Megapixel.GIF2.5 inch LCD.GIFuses JPEG and RAW file formats.GIFthis camera has an ACCESSORY SHOE for ADD ONS such as external flash, light or microphone.GIFconnects via USB only.GIFLi-Ion battery.GIFuses Secure Digital (SD) and High Capacity Secure Digital (HCSD) cards.GIF

The Nikon D40 DSLR is a 6mp entry level Digital SLR Camera.  It is light weight, easy to use and a great first DSLR for beginners.  This camera has an Auto ISO feature which will adjust the ISO setting between 200 and 1600 to make the most of the available light.  RRP $1099. 55-200mm lens may come in Black/Silver from supplier. NO LONGER AVAILABLE.

As this camera does not have a built-in focusing motor it is only AF compatible with AF-S and AF-I Nikkor lenses, which are equipped with an autofocus motor. However it will work with other Nikon lenses but in Manual Focus only.
This camera will only autofocus with Sigma lenses that have a designation of HSM (Hypersonic Motor) or that state “built-in motor for Nikon”.
This camera will only autofocus with Tamron lenses that state “built-in motor for Nikon”.

What's in the box?

Nikon D40 Digital SLR Camera
Nikkor 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 G ED II DX Lens
Nikkor 55-200mm D/4-5.6 G ED DX Lens
Rechargeable Li-ion Battery (EN-EL9)
Quick Charger (MH-23) with AC Power Cord
USB Cable (UC-E4)
Rubber Eyecup (DK-16)
Camera Strap
Body Cap (BF-1A)
Lens Cap
Eyepiece Cap (DK-5)
Accessory Shoe Cap (BS-1)
12 Month Warranty with Nikon Australia

To get started, DCW recommends....

Memory - The Nikon D40 Digital SLR Camera comes with no memory, so you'll need to order a memory card with your camera.  This camera uses Secure Digital Cards.

We recommend a 1gb memory card or higher.  If you plan to use RAW file format, the files are a lot larger, and we recommend you purchase the largest memory card within your budget.
Card Size 1gb 2gb 4gb
Approx number of photos (.jpeg)320 640 1280
Card Readers - These provide an easy way to transfer your images to your computer.  You simply take your memory card out of your camera and put it in your card reader and transfer.  It also means that you don't run your batteries down while transferring images from the camera, and you don't have to leave your camera sitting on your desk at risk of being knocked.
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Protect your
camera and lenses from bumps and scratches
Peace of mind - Extend your warranty.  These additional warranties are available in 1, 2, 3 or 4 years and cover all the same conditions as the manufacturers warranty. 
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Cleaning and Screen Protection - We recommend the use of LCD Screen Protective Sheets, Lens Cleaning Cloths and Cleaning Kits.
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Full Specifications of the Nikon D40 DSLR (from Nikon Australia)

Type of Camera : Single-lens reflex digital camera

Effective Pixels : 6.1 million

Image Sensor : RGB CCD, 23.7 x 15.6 mm; total pixels: 6.24 million, Nikon DX format

Image Size (Pixels) : 3,008 x 2,000 [L], 2,256 x 1,496 [M], 1,504 x 1,000 [S]

Sensitivity : 200 to 1,600 in steps of 1 EV with additional setting one step over 1600

File Format : Compressed NEF (RAW): 12-bit compression, JPEG: JPEG baseline compliant

File System : Exif 2.21, Compliant DCF 2.0 and DPOF

Storage Media : SD memory card, SDHC compliant

Shooting Modes : 1) Single frame shooting mode, 2) Continuous shooting mode: approx. 2.5 frames per second*, 3) Self-timer mode, 4) Delayed remote mode: 2 s. delay, 5) Quick-response remote mode

White Balance : Auto (TTL white-balance with 420-pixel RGB sensor), six manual modes with fine-tuning and preset white balance

LCD Monitor Size : 2.5-in.

LCD Monitor : 230,000-dot, low-temperature polysilicon TFT LCD with brightness adjustment

Playback Function : 1) 1 frame; 2) Thumbnail (4 or 9 segments); 3) Magnifying playback; 4) Slide show; 5) Histogram indication; 6) Highlight point display; 7) Auto image rotation

Delete Function : 1) Card format; 2) All frames delete; 3) Selected frames delete

I/O Terminal : Can be selected from NTSC and PAL

Interface : USB 2.0 (High-speed): Mass Storage and PTP selectable

Picture Angle : Equivalent in 35mm [135] format is approx. 1.5 times lens focal length

ViewFinder Type : Fixed-eyelevel penta-Dach mirror type; built-in diopter adjustment (-1.7 to +0.5m-1)

Eyepoint : 18mm (-1.0 m-1)

Focusing Screen : Type B BriteView Clear Matte screen Mark V with superimposed focus brackets

Viewfinder Frame Coverage/ Magnification : Approx. 95% (vertical/horizontal) / Approx. 0.8x with 50mm lens at infinity; -1.0 m-1

Autofocus : TTL phase detection by Nikon Multi-CAM530 autofocus module with AF-assist (range approximately 0.5-3.0m/1ft. 8in.-9ft. 10in.); Detection range: -1 to +19 EV (ISO 100 at 20°C/68°F)

Focus Modes : 1) Autofocus (AF): Instant single-servo AF (AF-S); continuous servo AF (AF-C); auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A); predictive focus tracking automatically activated according to subject status, 2) Manual focus (M)

Focus Lock : Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing AE-L/AF-L button

Exposure Metering System : TTL full-aperture exposure metering system. 1) 3D Color Matrix Metering II (type G and D lenses); Color Matrix Metering II (other CPU lenses); metering performed by 420-segment RGB sensor; 2) Center-weighted: Weight of 75% given to 8mm circle in center of frame; 3) Spot: Meters 3.5mm circle (about 2.5% of frame) centered on active focus area

Exposure Metering Range : 1) 0 to 20 EV (3D Color Matrix or center-weighted metering), 2) 2 to 20 EV (spot metering)

Exposure Control : Digital Vari-program (Auto, Auto [Flash Off], Portrait, Landscape, Child, Sports, Close Up, Night Portrait), Programmed Auto (P) with flexible program; Shutter-Priority Auto (S); Aperture Priority Auto (A); Manual (M)

Auto Exposure Lock : Exposure locked at detected value with AE-L/AF-L button

Auto Exposure Bracketing : ±5 EV in increments of 1/3 EV

Maximum Shutter : 1/4000

Minimum Shutter : 30

Shutter : Combined mechanical and CCD electronic shutter, 30 to 1/4000 s. in steps of 1/3, bulb

Sync Contact : X-contact only; flash synchronization at up to 1/500s

Flash Control : 1) TTL: TTL flash control by 420-segment RGB sensor. i-TTL balanced fill-flash for digital SLR and standard i-TTL fill-flash for digital SLR available when CPU lens is used with built-in flash, SB-800, SB-600, and T041, 2) Auto aperture: Available with SB-800 with CPU lens, 3) Non-TTL Auto: Available with Speedlights such as SB-800, 80DX, 28DX, 28, 27, and 22s , 4) Range-priority manual available with SB-800

Flash Sync Modes : AUTO, Portrait, Child, Close Up: Auto, auto with red-eye reduction; fill-flash and red-eye reduction available with optional Speedlight. Night portrait mode: Auto, auto slow sync, auto slow sync with red-eye reduction; slow sync and slow sync with red-eye reduction available with optional Speedlight. Landscape, Sport mode: Fill-flash and red-eye reduction available with optional Speedlight. P, A: Fill flash, rear-curtain with slow sync, slow sync, slow sync with red-eye reduction, red-eye reduction. S, M: Fill flash, rear-curtain sync, red-eye reduction.

Accessory Shoe : Standard ISO hot-shoe contact with sync, signal, and ground contacts and safety lock

Self-Timer : Electronically controlled timer with duration of 2, 5, 10 or 20s

Remote Control : Via Wireless Remote Control ML-L3 (optional)

Power Requirements : One Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL9; charging voltage (MH-23 quick charger): 7.4V DC, AC Adapter EH-5 (available separately; requires optional AC Adapter Connector EP-5)

Battery Life : Up to 470 shots on a fully-charged battery

Tripod Socket : 1/4 in. (ISO1222)

Dimensions : Approx. 126 x 64 x 94mm (5.0 x 2.5 x 3.7 in.)

Weight (without batteries) : Approx. 475g (1lb. 1oz.) without battery, memory card or body cap

Supplied Accessories (may differ by country or area) : Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL9, Quick Charger MH-23, USB Cable UC-E4, PictureProject, Rubber Eyecup DK-16, Camera Strap, Body Cap BF-1A, Eyepiece Cap DK-5, Accessory Shoe Cap BS-1

Lens specification AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II:

Lens Construction(Groups/Elements) 7 elements in 5 groups (one ED glass element and one aspherical lens element)
Picture Angle with 35mm(135) format 27-82.5mm
Picture Angle with Nikon DX Format 76° - 28°50'
Minimum f/stop f/22-38
Closest Marked Focus Dist [Macro Setting] 0.28m (0.9 ft.) (through the entire zoom range)
Filter Attachment Size 52mm
Diameter x Length (extension from lens mount) 70.5 x 74.0mm (2.7 x 2.9 in.)
Weight (approx.)

205g (7.2 oz.)

Lens specification AF-S DX 55-200mm f/4-5.6 G ED:

Lens Construction(Groups/Elements) 9/13
Picture Angle with Nikon DX Format 28(deg)50'-8(deg)
Minimum f/stop 22
Maximum Reproduction Ratio [Macro Setting] 1/3.5 (0.28)
Filter Attachment Size 52mm
Diameter x Length (extension from lens mount) 68 x 79 mm
Weight (approx.) 265g

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