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Nikon D40: 6.3 MegaPixel Prosumer Infrared-Enabled Camera 

DISCONTINUED.  Replaced by the Nikon D3000


XNiteNikonD40        UV+Visible+IR

XNiteNikonD40IR     IR-Only

The Nikon D40 is a prosumer digital SLR camera.  Because of the nature of the IR enabling modification, we do not recommend this camera to anyone who does not fully understand the implications of the modification.  This camera offers great IR sensitivity, dynamic range and low noise. 

We can modify this camera to be IR+Visible or  IR-Only . An IR+Visible camera will see both Infrared and Visible light after modification.  An IR-Only camera will only see IR from 715nm through 1200nm.  The IR-Only camera has an internal 715nm IR filter with an antiflection coating.  The 715nm filter performs similarly to the Hoya RM72 and Wratten 89B.

Thjs camera includes a Nikon 18-55mm Zoom lens.  This lens takes 52mm filters. 

IR+Visible IR-Only
Model XNiteNikonD40 XNiteNikonD40IR
Camera can take normal visible pictures Yes with CC1 filter No
Camera can take IR pictures Yes with external IR filter Yes with no extra filters
Camera autofocus will work with IR pictures No Yes
Camera autoexposure will work with IR pictures No Yes with Exp Comp Adj
User can see through lens when taking IR pictures No Yes.  Filter is internal.  External IR filters at other frequencies may be used with manual control.

Please note that the D40 requires AF-S or AF-I CPU lenses for autofocus to work.  The AF-S and AF-I CPU lenses have a motor in the lens itself.  Other Nikon cameras have the autofocus motor in the camera body.  You can use a non-motorized Nikon lens with the D40, but autofocus won't work.  

We can modify your D40 for $450 + return S&H ($20 UPS ground insured domestic USA).  Turn around is 1 or 2 days from receipt.  We only need the camera and charged battery for testing along with a cover letter specifying the conversion type.


bullet16.8 oz
bullet5 in
bullet2.5 in
bullet3.7 in

Main Features

bulletSensor resolution
bullet6.1 megapixels
bulletOptical sensor type
bulletEffective sensor resolution
bullet6,100,000 pixels
bulletGross sensor resolution
bullet6,240,000 pixels
bulletLight sensitivity
bulletISO 200-1600
bulletShooting programs
bulletChildren, Close-up, Landscape, Sports mode, Portrait mode, Night portrait
bulletSpecial effects
bulletSepia, Cyanotype, Warm Filter, Black & White, Skylight Filter
bulletMax shutter speed
bullet1/4000 sec
bulletMin shutter speed
bullet30 sec
bulletX-sync Speed
bullet1/500 sec
bulletExposure metering
bulletSpot, Center-weighted, 3D color matrix II
bulletExposure modes
bulletBulb, Manual, Program, Automatic, Shutter-priority, Aperture-priority, I-TTL program flash
bulletExposure compensation
bullet?5 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps
bulletWhite balance
bulletCustom, Presets, Automatic
bulletWhite balance presets
bulletFlash, Shade, Cloudy, Sunlight, Fluorescent, Incandescent
bulletStill image format
bulletJPEG, NEF (RAW)
bulletContinuous shooting speed
bullet2.5 frames per second
bulletColor support

Lens Systems

bulletAuto focus
bulletTTL phase detection
bulletZoom lens
bulletFocal length
bullet18 mm - 55 mm
bulletEquivalent 35mm focal length
bullet27 - 82.5 mm
bulletFocus adjustment
bulletManual, Automatic
bulletFocus zones
bulletMin focus range
bullet11 in
bulletLens aperture
bulletOptical zoom
bullet3 x
bulletZoom adjustment
bulletLens construction
bullet5 : 7
bulletFilter size
bullet52 mm
bulletED glass, Aspherical lens, Silent Wave Motor (SWM)

Memory / Storage

bulletSupported flash memory
bulletMultiMediaCard, SD Memory Card
bulletImage storage
bulletRAW 3008 x 2000 : 65 - With 512MB card, Fine JPEG 3008 x 2000 : 137 - With 512MB card, Normal JPEG 3008 x 2000 : 260 - With 512MB card, Basic JPEG 3008 x 2000 : 503 - With 512MB card, Fine JPEG 2256 x 1496 : 235 - With 512MB card, Normal JPEG 2256 x 1496 : 444 - With 512MB card, Basic JPEG 2256 x 1496 : 839 - With 512MB card, Fine JPEG 1504 x 1000 : 503 - With 512MB card, Normal JPEG 1504 x 1000 : 839 - With 512MB card, Basic JPEG 1504 x 1000 : 1200 - With 512MB card

Camera Flash

bulletPop-up flash
bulletFlash modes
bulletAuto mode, Fill-in mode, Slow synchro, Flash OFF mode, Rear curtain sync, Red-eye reduction
bulletRed eye reduction
bulletAF illuminator, Flash +/- compensation
bulletGuide number (m / ISO 100)

Additional Features

bulletSelf timer
bulletSelf timer delay
bullet2 - 20 sec
bulletExternal flash terminal
bulletHot shoe
bulletVideo input features
bulletAE lock, AF lock, DPOF support, Direct print, Auto power save, Cropping an image, Histogram display, PictBridge support, In-camera red-eye fix, USB 2.0 compatibility, Digital noise reduction, Text input to Exif header, Display brightness control


bulletOptical - Eye-level penta-dach mirror
bulletField coverage
bulletDioptric correction range
bullet-1.7 to +0.5
bulletAutofocus frame
bulletLCD display information
bulletAE lock, Aperture, AF-in-focus, Exposure mode, Shutter speed, Exposure compensation, Flash charge completion, Frames-remaining counter


bulletLCD display - TFT active matrix - 2.5 in - Color
bullet230,000 pixels


bullet1 x USB, 1 x Composite video output
bulletExpansion slots
bullet1 SD Memory Card


bulletDrivers & Utilities, Nikon PictureProject


bulletCables included
bulletUSB cable
bulletCarrying case
bulletIncluded accessories
bulletStrap, Eyecup, Body cap, Dust cap, Lens cap, Shoe cap, Eyepiece cover


bulletBattery charger - External



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Last modified: June 18, 2015