Nikon d40?

From allengeorge.com 

Looks like it’s real. Here’s the page for a German retailer that has the D40 with 18-55. The price was likely wrong, so I won’t list it here.

Relevant Specs:

  • 6.1 Megapixels
  • Compressed 12-bit NEF, JPEG
  • 3 AF points [Cross-type AF sensors?!]
  • 2.5″ 230K pixel LCD
  • Up to 19x magnification? (Thanks Erik37!)
  • TTL (ISO 200 – 1600, HI1)
  • 3 metering modes (420px meter):
    • 3D Color Matrix Metering II
    • Center-weighted metering (75% of center field)
    • 8mm spot
  • Program modes including flash… (Portrait, Landscape, Night, Spot, Child, Night Portrait)
  • i-TTL compatible
  • 1/500 Flash Sync
  • USB 2.0
  • SD, SD-HC
  • Lithium-Ion EN-EL9
  • 94×126×64 mm
  • 475 grams without battery, memory card, LCD cover or body cap (Thanks Rogier Janssen!)

If comments are right then the D40 is only compatible with AF-S lenses. From a manufacturing and marketing standpoint this makes perfect sense, allowing Nikon to skip the in-body focus-motor with its associated weight and cost. The question that the eternally curious ask is “Does this mean that Nikon is transitioning their entire lineup – including primes – to AF-S?” One can hope :)

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