Nikon D40 SLR Review

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Nikon D40

Menu Screens

Nikon D40 SLR

In order to see all of the available menu options, you must enter the Setup menu, select CSM/Setup Menu, then choose Full. This will allow access to many more options over the Simple view (default option) which is created for beginners.

Nikon D40 SLR

Shooting Menu

    Optimize image - Normal, Softer, Vivid, More Vivid, Portrait, Custom, Black&White
    Image quality - NEF (RAW), JPEG (Fine, Normal or Basic), NEF (RAW) + JPEG Basic
    Image size - Large (3008x2000), Medium (2256x1496), Small (1504x1000)
    White balance - Auto, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Direct sunlight, Flash, Cloudy, Shade, Custom (WB preset)
    ISO sensitivity - Auto, 200, 400, 800, 1600, HI 1
    Noise Reduction - On or Off

Nikon D40 SLR

To view help on any menu setting, press the Help (question mark) button when an item is highlighted in the menu or when the option for a Custom Setting is displayed (Like the Shooting Menu shown above.)

Nikon D40 SLR

Custom Settings

    R   Menu reset - Reset all custom settings to default

    01   Beep - Off or On; Beep sounds in self-timer and delayed remote modes, when photo is taken in quick-response remote mode, or when camera has focused in single-servo AF

    02  Focus mode - Auto-servo, Single-servo, Continuous-servo, Manual

    03  AF-area mode - Closest subject, Dynamic area, Single area

    04   Shooting mode - Single, Continuous, Self-timer, Delayed remote, Quick response remote

    05  Metering - Matrix, Center-weighted, Spot

    06  No Memory Card? - Enable/disable shutter lock if no SD card is inserted

Nikon D40 SLR

    07   Image Review - Off or On

    08  Flash level -±1EV in 1/3EV steps

    09   AF-assist - Off or On

    10  ISO Auto - Off, On, Max. sensitivity or Min. sensitivity

    11  Self-timer/FUNC button - Choose the function performed by this button (Self-timer, Shooting mode, Image size/quality, ISO, White balance)

    12  AE-L/AF-L - Specifies the function of the AE / AF Lock button

    13  AE Lock - Off= pressing the shutter release button halfway does not lock exposure, On= exposure will lock when pressed halfway

Nikon D40 SLR

    14  Built-in flash - TTL or Manual

    15  Auto off timers - Short, Normal, Long, Custom

    16  Self-timer - Choose the delay (2, 5, 10 or 20 seconds)

    17  Remote on duration - 1, 5, 10 or 15 minutes

Nikon D40 SLR

Setup Menu

    CSM/Setup Menu - Simple (displays basic options), Full (displays all options), My menu (Displayed selected options)
    Format Memory Card - Formats the SD card being used
    Info display format - Select the Info display mode (Classic, Graphic, Wallpaper)
    Auto Shooting info - On or Off
    World Time - Choose Time zone, date, date format, daylight saving time
    LCD brightness - Adjust brightness of the color LCD
    Video mode - Video signal format (PAL or NTSC)
    Language - Choose menu language
    USB - Mass Storage or PTP mode
    Folders - Select, New, Rename or Delete image folders
    File No. Seq - Off, On, Reset file numbering
    Mirror lock-up - Lock mirror up for CCD cleaning
    Firmware Ver. - Display firmware revision numbers
    Dust off ref photo - Acquire reference date for the Image Dust Off option in Nikon Capture NX software
    Auto Image rotation - Automatic portrait mode rotation in playback (On or Off)

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