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Nikon issue new firmware for D40 and D80

Nikon has today issued firmware updates for the D40 and D80 digital SLRs. The D40 update contains a range of new features and fixes including issues with flash exposure and Auto ISO, the D80 update includes fixes for a retouching mode crash and improvements to long exposure NR. These updates can be downloaded and installed by owners.

 D40 Firmware
mac  |  pc

D80 Firmware
mac  |  pc

Best Buy Black Friday Ad

Thought people might be interested.

Digital Cameras

Canon Digital Rebel XTi 10.1MP SLR Camera – $899.99
Canon PowerShot 6MP ELPH Digital Camera – $219.99
Canon PowerShot SD600 6.0-Megapixel Digital ELPH Camera – $219.99
Disney 3.0 MegaPixel Digital Camera – $49.99
Kodak 5 Megapixel Digital Camera (Doorbuster Item: 5am – 12pm Only) – $79.99
Kodak EasyShare 7.1 MegaPixel Digital Camera With 10x Optical Zoom – $189.99
Nikon Coolpix 5.1MP Digital Camera – $119.99

Digital Media Cards

PNY 1GB Secure Digital Memory Card – $14.99
Sandisk 1GB Memory Stick Pro Duo Memory Card – $19.99
Sandisk 2GB Memory Stick Pro Duo Memory Card – $39.99
SanDisk 2GB SD Memory Card – $29.99
Sony 1GB Memory Stick PRO Duo – $19.99
Sony 2GB Memory Stick PRO Duo – $39.99

Nikon d40?


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 :)