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.

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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