Nikon D40X

While maintaining the compact size and portability of the D40 camera body, the D40X produces even more outstanding, detailed pictures thanks to its 10.2-megapixel CCD and cutting-edge digital technologies. Its resolution power makes it easy for users to print up to A3-size pictures or crop aggressively without losing any fine details. The D40X is loaded with everything you need for truly amazing images: a 10.2-megapixel CCD, Nikon’s exclusive 3D Color Matrix Metering II, an improved Image Processing Engine and superb Auto White Balance. Together with a world-famous Nikkor lens, these features combine to ensure perfect exposure, refined details and natural, vivid colors.

The D40X shares the D40’s ergonomic design and streamlined interface, which means the same intuitive operation that’s simple and fun – even for entry-level users. The bright and clear viewfinder ensures precise composition, while the 2.5-inch large LCD monitor utilizes an easy-to-use menu system and a wide viewing angle so that everyone can navigate their settings and view their images with ease. There is also a handy built-in Help menu: simply press a button and useful information on key features is displayed on the LCD monitor.

The D40X is fast. Its near-instant power-up (0.18 second) and fast, reliable responses help photographers act on the moment, while the continuous shooting mode lets photographers easily capture up to 100 JPEG images of action as fast as 3 frames per second. The camera’s razor-sharp autofocus ensures crisp images for a wide variety of photographic scenes.

Flash photography is simple with the D40X because the camera employs Nikon’s market-leading i-TTL flash control, which evaluates ideal flash exposure automatically and accurately, even in difficult lighting situations.

Eight Digital Vari-Program modes offer creative shooting options that are optimized for common shooting situations. Fun, fast and simple, they are as easy to use as rotating the mode dial. For further control over aperture and shutter speed, P/S/A/M modes are available.

Exclusive in-camera image editing features are available in the Retouch menu. One of the main features is Nikon’s exceptional D-lighting, which brings out details usually lost in underexposed areas of an image while retaining the proper exposure in brighter areas. Photographers can correct red-eye easily, or use Monochrome effects to change an image to Black-and-white or Sepia tone. Nikon’s bundled software, PictureProject, also allows users to edit images on a computer. PictureProject makes transferring, organizing and sharing images incredibly simple, while the optional Capture NX software offers even more creative control.

Some of the D40X’s major improvements include an even longer-lasting battery that allows up to 520* images per charge (470* images for the D40), faster continuous shooting at 3 frames per second (2.5 fps for the D40) and a wider ISO sensitivity of 100 to 1600, plus HI-1 (200 to 1600 plus HI-1 for the D40).*CIPA standards, with Built-in Flash used for 50% of the shots

While it inherits many advanced digital and optical technologies from professional models, the D40X and its sister model, the D40, are Nikon’s smallest, most compact digital SLR cameras. By offering everyone mobility, ease-of-use and incredible pictures with great resolution, the D40X welcomes everyone to the world of Nikon digital SLR photography.

Sales release schedule
To launch worldwide at March 22, 2007 (TBD).

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2007-05-19 14:24:13

I have recently purchased the Nikon D40X,but user manual is in Japanese,Pl mail meprintable version of the user manual.

Comment by Paul Subscribed to comments via email
2008-03-21 23:51:39

You fell into the same trap as me. I bought a new Nikon D60 last week in a camera shop in Bangkok. The price was good – the reason is that it’s a ‘grey’ import. It is not covered by a Nikon guarantee and the manual is in Japanese. Nikon Thailand will not send me a manual in English. They say I must take it back to the shop, argue for my money back (impossible in Thailand), then go and buy a properly imported model. I didn’t know it was a ‘grey’ import, so now I have a £400 camera I can’t use.

Did you find a solution? I’d like to know.


Comment by Dphotojournal com
2007-05-19 21:58:10

You can easily download the user manual from the above’s in English..

Comment by Luthien Subscribed to comments via email
2007-06-09 00:39:41

Thanks a bunch for the user manual..i bought the camera at a discount at bangkok but forgot to check for the user manual, and they hadn’t put it in…and since this is my first time with an slr, i’m completely clueless about how to use my camera, and was wondering what to do..everywhere online they’re selling the manual, but no one had a free download of it, and i couldn’t find it on the nikon site….thanks a bunch, really..i just want to know how much i appreciate it.. thank you, thank you…really.

Comment by Dphotojournal com
2007-06-09 02:48:21

Luthien.. No worries mate, glad that we could help you.. :)

Due to lots comments spam lately, all comments are now moderated before they’re published. That’s why you did not see your message right after you pressed the submit button..

Comment by Luthien Subscribed to comments via email
2007-06-09 23:51:09

Oh, no wonder, sorry i didn’t get it immediately…’mate’…that’s australian right? I’m a girl..but I think everyone is generally called mate…thanks a bunch anyway. :D

Comment by Manju
2007-10-08 22:27:51

Dear friend,
recently I also baught D40x. I am the resident of INDIA. A photographer. Pls notify me any new photography tips you know.

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Comment by C Chowdhury
2007-08-25 05:17:50

I faced the same situation here in Switzerland, where I bought the camera and the user manuals are in French, German and Italian. I have no words to express my gratitude for this help. Thanks a ton!!

Comment by fakhri
2007-07-16 14:04:16

Please send me printable manual for nikon D40X, because i got japanese one. Thx

Comment by Dphotojournal com
2007-07-16 14:58:23

Fahkri, just donwload the manual from the link above..

Comment by Les Cockburn Subscribed to comments via email
2007-09-13 20:03:05

The problem is that this pdf document is not printable (the Spanish one is but unfortunately I don’t speak Spanish!!) Any way round this?

Comment by CLAUDIO
2007-09-29 01:47:57


Comment by MartyB
2007-11-13 11:55:57

Thanks VERY much for the link to the maual download. I bought the camera off e-bay and everything’s fine except for the manual. A tiny english photocopy version was included but it’s next to useless. Still, I saved hundreds of $. Thanks again.

Comment by Ram
2007-11-15 20:39:31

Thanks friends @ DP Photo Journal, it was very easy and quick to download the D40X user manual. I’m buying this equip this monthend, but wanted to start reading/flipping thru muh ahead …..

Thanks a ton ….

Comment by Lia Edgar
2007-11-20 23:58:22

Hi, why is it not possible to print off the D40X manual?

Comment by Thomas Glenn Subscribed to comments via email
2007-11-27 23:41:11

Thank you for the manual. By chance do you have the code to unlock the pdf security so that I can print it.

Thank you for your continuing service to the community.

Thomas Glenn

Comment by Lia Edgar
2007-11-29 23:14:13

This PDF manual for the Nikon D40 cannot be printed, therefore it is not usable as the manual is needed when shooting with the camera. Is there a special code? Is there anybody who knows the answer?

Comment by Thomas Glenn Subscribed to comments via email
2007-11-30 09:04:01

We’re in luck. The password can be removed from the PDF file. There are several software that will do this, I used the one at

The free version of the software will allow most of the pages to be printed, and the bought version will allow full printing. If you don’t want to buy the software, after printing most of the pages just use a screen capture for the few pages of the index and you’ll have the best part of the manual for your use.

Comment by VUN Hon Fui Subscribed to comments via email
2007-12-15 14:42:03

I bought a D40X in Singapore, they did not give me a manuel….I tried to print out one but not allowed….can you send me a printable one?

Comment by Robbie B Subscribed to comments via email
2007-12-20 03:07:55

I had the same problem when i downloaded the manual. I got the full manual in a printable version using “A-PDF Restrictions Remover”.

The website is:

Comment by VUN Hon Fui Subscribed to comments via email
2007-12-20 09:57:30

Thanks Robbie………

Any tips on taking nice sunset photo?

Comment by Robbie B Subscribed to comments via email
2007-12-21 00:35:33

Afraid not, I’m only getting the camera next week and i know very little about SLR’s (first one)…i’m hoping the manual will teach me something.

Comment by Steven
2008-01-11 02:14:18

ok, thanks for the manual, but why is it secured so we can.t print it .?

Comment by gavish
2008-01-29 00:05:09

My shutter button doesnt seem to unlock, i need help can you advise please or send me a mail

Comment by Les Subscribed to comments via email
2008-01-29 13:49:41

Not sure what you mean by ‘locked’ but the shutter will not release if any of the following is true: no SD card inserted; SD card full; battery with insufficent power left.

Comment by Eric Huntley
2008-03-20 21:40:53

Just my 2 cents.. The manual doesn’t really give a whole lot of information. I would recommend going to the bookstore, or and buying one of the many books they have out on this camera. every one i’ve seen is great, and they’re all LOTS more informative than the manual.

Comment by Frever t.
2009-04-02 21:24:38

I’ve never given this a try, but I think it’s about time I do.


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