toggle

AAPL Stock: 102.47 ( + 2.71 )

Printed from http://www.macnn.com

Nikon announces entry-level D40 camera

updated 12:00 pm EST, Thu November 16, 2006

Nikon Announces D40

Nikon today released its entry-level D40 digital SLR. The D40 retains the same 6.1-megapixel sensor as the D50 but trims features and size to appeal to first-time DSLR users, according to Electronista. The camera sheds the built-in auto-focus motor and separate status display of the D50 and higher camers, also limiting the number of focus areas to three. However, the camera also inherits features present only in the newer D80 and D200 cameras, Nikon says. This includes support for SD cards larger than 2GB, user-definable auto ISO modes, and an improved image processing engine. The D40 further adds features designed explicitly for beginners such as in-camera image retouching and settings recommendations. Crucially, the company adds, its price is far lower than for many basic DSLRs. The D40 ships in December for $600 while including an 18-55mm, 3X zoom lens with an integrated auto-focus motor.




by MacNN Staff

POST TOOLS:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

MacNN Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Kenu Airframe Plus

Simple, stylish and effective, the Kenu Airframe + portable car mount is the latest addition to Kenu's lineup. Released earlier this ...

Plantronics Rig Surround 7.1 headset

Trying to capture the true soundscape of video games can be a daunting task. Looking to surround-sound home theater options, users hav ...

Adesso Compagno X Bluetooth keyboard

The shift from typing on physical keyboards to digital versions on smartphones and tablets hasn't been an easy for many consumers. Fr ...

toggle

Most Commented