Nikon D40x SLR Review

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Nikon D40x




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Nikon D40x SLR

Pressing the Playback button brings up the last image captured in full screen mode. This is also what you will see after shooting a picture if the Preview option is enabled.




Nikon D40x SLR

When reviewing images you can press the "UP" portion of the 4-way controller to display page one of the extended information overlay.




Nikon D40x SLR

Here you can see page two.





Nikon D40x SLR

The Highlights overlay displays possible over-exposed areas by blinking them.





Nikon D40x SLR

Here we have the exposure histogram display of the selected image.





Nikon D40x SLR

Pressing the OK button while viewing an image will bring up the Retouch Menu.





Nikon D40x SLR

Pressing the index button will display 4 small thumbnail images so you can quickly search through the captured images. Pressing the button again will display 9 thumbnail images per page mode.




Nikon D40x SLR

Pressing the Zoom button enables the zoomed playback mode. The image is magnified further by continuing to press the button. You can stop at any one of the eight zoom views and scroll around to check for critical focus, color or composition by using the 4-way controller. Pressing the index button zooms out.

You can also rotate the main command dial to switch between stored images at the current zoom playback position. This is great for quickly checking critical focus on a sequence of images.




Nikon D40x SLR

Retouch Menu

    D-Lighting - brightens shadows, ideal for dark or back-lit photos
    Red-Eye Correction - Remove red-eye in your flash portraits (saves as a corrected copy, does not overwrite original)
    Trim - Crop and image and save as a new file
    Monochrome - Choose Black&White, Sepia or Cyanotype (blue and white monochrome)
    Filter Effects - Choose from Sky light, Warm filter, or Color balance
    Small picture - Create a small copy of a selected image (640x480, 320x240, 160x120)
    Image Overlay - Combine two existing RAW photos to create a single picture that is saved separately. The new image is saved at the current image quality and size settings.





Nikon D40x SLR

Playback Menu

    Delete - Selected or All images
    Playback folder - Current or All folders
    Rotate tall - On= rotate portrait images, Off = do not rotate
    Slide show - Start auto playback, set Frame Interval 2-10 secs.
    Print set - Embed DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) information.





Nikon D40x SLR

Just like in record mode, you can press the Help button at anytime while browsing the Playback menu system to view an explanation of each menu and option.




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