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Nikon D40 pricing available pre order now!

Posted 2/12/-1 at 10:00 AM
UPDATE:
We have the Nikon D40 available now in both single and twin lens format.

UPDATE:
They just keep coming...we can now confirm that the D40 will be available in two forms, both kits, pricing as follows:

Nikon D40 18-55mm AF-S kit - $949
Nikon D40 18-55mm AF-S + 55-200mm AF-S kit - $1199

You can pre-order both of these kits immediately. Nikon is suggesting that limited numbers will be available for pre-Xmas delivery, so please get in quick if you're interested. You can cancel at any time, but better to have that option than not. As yet, no body only option is available.

UPDATE:
We have pictures of the Nikon D40 available now, plus confirmation of the tech specs below:

Effective pixels

6.1 million

Image sensor

RGB CCD, 23.7 x 15.6 mm, 6.24 million total pixels: total pixels

Image size

L (3,008 x 2,000) / M (2,256 x 1,496) / S (1,504 x 1,000)

Sensitivity

200 to 1600 (ISO equivalent) in steps of 1 EV with additional setting one step over 1600

Storage media

SD memory card, SDHC compliant

LCD monitor

2.5-in., 230,000-dot, low-temp. polysilicon TFT LCD with brightness adjustment

Exposure metering

3D Color Matrix Metering II, Center-weighted and Spot Metering

Exposure modes

Digital Vari-program (Auto, Auto [Flash Off], Portrait, Landscape, Child, Sports, Close Up, Night Portrait), Programmed Auto [P] with flexible program; Shutter-Priority Auto [S]; Aperture-Priority Auto [A]; Manual [M]

Interface

USB 2.0 (High-speed): Mass Storage and PTP selectable

Power source

Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL9, charging voltage (Quick Charger MH-23), 7.4V DC, AC Adapter EH-5 (available separately; requires optional AC Adapter Connector EP-5)

Dimensions (W x H x D)

Approx. 126 x 94 x 64mm (5.0 x 3.7x 2.5 in.)

Weight

Approx. 475g (1lb. 1oz.) without battery, memory card or body cap

Original message:
We've just received confirmation that the new Nikon D40 pricing will be announced tomorrow at 5pm. Hopefully by then we'll also have confirmation of the full specifications of this market-busting new-comer from Nikon.

No-one has official information as yet, but the general consensus is that it an entry level DSLR (more compact that the D50) with a 6.1 megapixel sensor, 2.5 inch LCD, 2.5 frames per second burst mode, ISO range from 200 to 3200, 3 auto-focus points, 3 metering modes and USB 2.0. We also expect that the D40 will be available in body only and kit form, with pricing around the $900 mark.

Hopefully we'll be able to confirm this tomorrow.


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