Nikon Digital Cameras

Nikon D40 Camera
Digital Camera Review

The Nikon D40 Camera is making the news. Nikon made the new D40 affordable and compact with the point-n-shoot features such as the SLR digital. It is suppose to follow the D50 series, yet it is more affordable. Some of the features are somewhat different, which makes some people wonder if Nikon is not compromising their D50 series.

Features - Let's take a look at the features offered with the Nikon D40 Camera. Instead of using old technology and creating a camera with mega pixel control, Nikon created this series with the viewfinder. Nikon also added the short shutter lag with the extremely short viewfinder blackout.
These significant features make the Nikon D40 Camera more appealing. Yet one of the most significantly difference is that you can no longer alter the exposure steps. There is a custom Auto ISO option. This option was available with the D80 series also.

Auto focus - The auto focus is designed solely for the AF-AF-S lens or I. Probably one of the biggest faults with this digital camera is that it doesn't have the internal focus drive engine. There isn't any mechanical focus drive pin either.
Some people feel that the CPU contact which allows the Auto Focus to work only with the AF-AF-S lens and I is a strike against the Nikon D40 Camera. These are lenses with built-in focus engines.
The standard lenses on the Nikkor 50mm F1.8D and the F1.4D are manual focus. This Nikon D40 Camera has a different mount than the D80. The D80 model has automatic focus drive pins, which are around seven o' clock position.
The chief features The chief features of the Nikon D40 Camera include the 6-mega pixel DX format CCD, Nikon Image processing engine, the innovative multi-cam530 with 3 areas of AF sensor and the ISO sensitivity range of 200 to 1600 in addition to HI 1. That is an equivalent of 3200.
Other chief features include the custom auto ISO that has selectable options including maximum ISO, or minimum shutter speed. The LCD is a no status and the new LCD monitor is a based status with setting screens.

The viewfinder is much bigger and there are in-camera retouching options. When you compare this camera to the D50 comprises.