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Nikon D40x - Test Shots - Full Res Crops

By Cliff Smith



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Nikon D40x


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A range of test shots are shown over the next two pages. Here, the full size image has been reduced for bandwidth purposes, and in some case a crop taken from the original full resolution image has been placed below it in order for you to gain an appreciation of the overall quality.


I try to take the same test shot with every DSLR, for a more useful comparison. Unfortunately it was a bit hazy when i took this, but not too much to guage the level of detail.


Despite the haze, the high level of detail in this full-res crop is still visible. Compare this with my other 10MP DSLR reviews. Look particularly at the window frames on the hotel.


The D40x does a particularly excellent job with close ups, focusing quickly despite the close range.


This is a full-res crop from the above image. The detail and colour are stunning.


The kit lens supplied with the D40x is surprisingly good, better than most basic standard zooms, producing very little distortion at wide angle.


This was shot at full zoom on the 18-55mm lens....


...while getting closer but using the wide end of the range produces this effect.


This is a crop from the corner of the wide-angle shot above, showing the excellent corner sharpness and lack of distortion.



July 3, 2008, 8:39 pm

Hi Cliff

I'm considering purchasing either this D40 or the Sony A200. I notice that you have given the Sony A200 9 points, while this one has been rated 10. What made you give the D40 one more point than the A200?

Rob Holden

September 1, 2008, 6:13 pm

I am also considering purchasing either the D40x or the Sony A200. What made you give the D40x one more point than the A200?



February 7, 2009, 7:31 pm

VERY SAD...we all have forgotton the image quality in the days of gimmicks as dust reduction, vr, movie mode...D40X IS FOR SUPERB IMAGE.FULL STOP.

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