Nikon has announced a new digital SLR incorporating a 10.2-megapixel CCD the Nikon D40X. The new Nikon D40X is essentially identical to the Nikon D40 which was launched four months ago. Some of the D40X’s major improvements include an even longer-lasting battery that allows up to 520 images per charge (470 images for the D40), faster continuous shooting at 3 frames per second (2.5 fps for the D40) and a wider ISO sensitivity of 100 to 1600.(CIPA standards). The Nikon D40X shares the Nikon D40’s ergonomic design and streamlined interface, which means the same intuitive operation that’s simple and fun – even for entry-level users. The bright and clear viewfinder ensures precise composition, while the 2.5-inch large LCD monitor utilizes an easy-to-use menu system and a wide viewing angle so that everyone can navigate their settings and view their images with ease. There is also a handy built-in Help menu: simply press a button and useful information on key features is displayed on the LCD monitor. Nikon D40X is fast. Its near-instant power-up (0.18 second) and fast, reliable responses help photographers act on the moment, while the continuous shooting mode lets photographers easily capture up to 100 JPEG images of action as fast as 3 frames per second. The camera’s razor-sharp autofocus ensures crisp images for a wide variety of photographic scenes.
While maintaining the compact size and portability of the D40 camera body, the D40X produces even more outstanding, detailed pictures thanks to its 10.2-megapixel CCD and cutting-edge digital technologies. Its resolution power makes it easy for users to print up to A3-size pictures or crop aggressively without losing any fine details. Together with a world-famous Nikkor lens, D40X ensure perfect exposure, refined details and natural, vivid colors. Priced approximately at $799 including the 18-55 mm kit lens, the Nikon D40X is slated for worldwide launch on March 22, 2007.