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Nikon D40X

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1011 reviews of Nikon D40X. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the lens and price. The performance and portability also get good opinions. There are some negative views about the image stabilizer and video. The flash and durability get mixed reviews.

usability, portability, performance, price, lens

exposure, control panel, video, stabilizer

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Nikon D40X is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Nikon D40X


alaTest has collected and analyzed 155 user reviews of Nikon D40X from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Opinions about the performance and usability are overall positive. The portability and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas comments are divided on the exposure.

lens, price, portability, usability, performance

88% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Jan, 2020

Consumer review ( review summary for Nikon D40X


alaTest has collected and analyzed 113 user reviews of Nikon D40X from The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Reviewers are impressed by the usability and image quality. The lens and portability are also mentioned favorably. The reliability and flash get negative reviews.

performance, portability, lens, image quality, usability

flash, reliability

94% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Jan, 2020

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by : Cliff Smith (

Nikon D40x


This is Nikon's answer to the EOS 400D. So is it a yes or a no?

In the D40x Nikon may finally have got the entry-level DSLR that can give Canon a run for its money while holding off Sony’s advance. It is, by an admittedly narrow margin, a better camera than the EOS 400D in many respects, including the crucial area...

Apr, 2007

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Stuff magazine


Nikon used to play catch-up with Canon in the early days of budget DSLR – but now it's looking to sneak ahead with the simple charms of the D40x…

Great pictures with zero effort. The simple menus may infuriate more advanced snappers, but it's still phenomenal value

Aug, 2007

Expert review by : Doug Harman (

Nikon D40x Digital SLR camera


Hot on the heals of the D40 (around 4 months in fact) comes the D40x a 10-megapixel update of the D40 that in all but a few areas is identical to its predecessor. As a result, this review needs to be read along with the D40 test posted a few weeks ago...

Handling, design, 2.5-inch colour LCD, USB2 (Hi-Speed) connectivity, image quality

Top plate data LCD missing, no lens motor in body (non-AF-S/AF-I lenses manual focus only), no depth of field preview, no exposure, or white balance bracketing, more noise

The image quality, handling, responsiveness and features strike the same great balance for its target market as on the D40 but, I for one don’t feel the extra £150 for the higher resolving sensor makes total sense for you, the buying public. Yes, it...

Apr, 2007

Expert review by : staff (

Nikon D40x review


Can the successor to the D40 outdo its cheaper rivals?

Excellent JPEG quality

Too expensive ; Convoluted controls

The D40x produces superb colour images, but why is it so expensive?

May, 2007

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Nikon D40x Zoom Kit review


The D40x is essentially a D40 with a 10-megapixel sensor and a faster continuous mode, up from 2.5fps to 3fps (we measured 2.77fps with noise reduction enabled).

Jan, 2008


Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (

Nikon D40x digital SLR camera


If you carry around a laptop so you can show clients your latest marketing forecasts, you can save yourself the bother by using Google Spreadsheets.

Despite Nikon's "nobody could better the D40 so we decided to do it ourselves" flippancy, owners of the D40 shouldn't feel pressure to update, the Nikon D40x version's additions have generally been made to bring the camera's specs up to match...

Jul, 2007

TIPA Award!

Expert review by : TIPA (

Nikon D40x


With a resolution of 10 megapixels and a sensitivity range from 100 to 1600 ISO, the Nikon D40x is an excellent D-SLR for those entering the world of digital photography, with superb image quality and a very fast shutter response. In a kit package with...

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Nikon D40X


Excellent image quality ; Excellent flash exposures ; Low sensitivity to noise ; Reliable Auto white balance ; Very bright viewfinder ; Very fast to start ; Compact and light

No compression choice for the RAW+JPEG format ; No built-in AF motor, limiting backwards compatibility ; No DOF preview ; Video cable sold separately

Oct, 2007

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Nikon D40X


Nikon D40X is a digital SLR camera that makes use of a 10.2 megapixel CCD. The camera also has the Nikon Image processing engine, 3D colour matrix metering, and ISO sensitivity range 100. It also allows for in-camera retouches such as, monochrome,...

Sep, 2008

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Nikon D40x


For us, the D40x doesn't quite marry the D40's combination of user friendliness, image quality and build to price as successfully as its predecessor, and is unashamedly a product born from the desire/need to be competitive in a crowded and cut-throat...

Four million more pixels to play with than its baby brother the Nikon D40, improved capture rate (up fom 2.5fps), plus longer life battery (up from 470 shots from a single charge)

These upgraded features are not particularly significant to existing users and don't make a massive difference to operation or image quality, though they do bring the product into sync with the line ups of its rivals (notably Canon's 400D)

Mar, 2008

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