Nikon announced the D40 which claimed to be the smallest and easiest-to-use Digital SLR camera. It packs a 6.1 Megapixel DX format CCD image sensor and Nikon’s Image Processing Engine to deliver detailed images with vivid and true-to-life colors. The camera also features 3D Color Matrix Metering II for accurate exposure control and frame-wide 420-pixel sensor to instantly and automatically assesses and compares each scene’s brightness, contrast and color.
The D40 is able to shoot at 2.5fps, up to 100 consecutive shots. Other than standard P/S/A/M modes, the DSLR also include Digital Vari-Program, featuring eight pre-configured program modes that optimize the camera’s performance for specific shooting condition. There is an image Retouch menu for in-camera editing, which includes D-Lighting, Trim, Image Overlay, Monochrome, Filter Effects functions.
The Nikon D40 has a 2.5-inch display and uses SDHC memory card for storage. It measures 126x64x94mm and weighs 475g.