20 Most Recent Nikon D40x Digital Camera - Page 8 Questions & Answers

The most likely problem is that you've switched the focus from "auto" to "manual". If you're using the 18-55mm kit lens, check the barrel of the lens for a switch that is labelled with an "A" and an "M". Slide the switch towards the "A" and your photos should be in focus once more.
If you'd like to keep your lens in manual focus, twist the end of the barrel while looking through the view finder to focus.

Nikon D40x... | Answered on Apr 08, 2011

The lens error is due to failure of the lens control system. You can remove battery and card replace battery and while switching on tap the lens hood on your hands so as to disengage any dirt or mechanism being struck.
Use some air to blow between the lens to dislodge any sand particles struck inside. If none of these works then you can think of taking consensus with the service centre.
get estimate before you decide. It will be good to have it checked at the Nikon service as you do not have to run around for spares.

Nikon D40x... | Answered on Apr 05, 2011

In the viewfinder? The viewfinder will always display things like the f/stop and the shutter speed while you're preparing to take a picture. This cannot be turned off.

If you mean on the monitor on the back when reviewing your photos, simply press up/down on the multiselector to cycle through the different views of your photos.

Nikon D40x... | Answered on Apr 05, 2011

Try doing this. This guide is for a D60, but the solution for the D40 should be similar http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0bXoY9ZMZg&feature=related
If you are not comfortable with doing this, you should take it to get it serviced by a professional.
Hope this helps.

Nikon D40x... | Answered on Apr 05, 2011

The D40x has been off the market for quite some time. You can find used ones here and there, but the cost varies greatly.

Nikon D40x... | Answered on Mar 30, 2011

The D40x works as SLRs have worked for half a century. You view and compose through the optical viewfinder. Nikon introduced the LiveView capability into their DSLRs with the D300 and D3, introduced well after the D40x. On the D40x, the monitor is for menus, settings, and review of previously taken photos. It cannot be used for shooting as on more recent cameras.

Sorry if that wasn't the answer you wanted to see, but there it is.

Nikon D40x... | Answered on Mar 26, 2011

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Nikon D40x... | Answered on Mar 19, 2011

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Nikon D40x... | Answered on Mar 19, 2011

Press Menu, scroll to "Setup", then to "Date" or " Date/Time", and press the selector button in the direction of the arrow on the menu to choose the option to set hours and minutes

Nikon D40x... | Answered on Mar 14, 2011

You can remove the lens and clean the mirror very carefully. This will not affect the image quality of the captured photo-- since the lens flips up and the image is transferred directly to the sensor.

Nikon D40x... | Answered on Mar 12, 2011

You'll need to use the EN-EL9 battery. If you're not using an EN-EL9, then the battery could be damaged and needs to be replaced.

Nikon D40x... | Answered on Mar 12, 2011

The guy at wolfe is sort of correct, but missed just enough of the truth to convince you to buy a high performance memory card.

There are several speeds of SD and CF cards as well as for the devices (your camera) that read & write those cards. If your camera was built for the original (slowest) speed, then it doesn't matter how fast the card is, the camera can only provide the data to the card at the slow rate. The D40 came out c.a. 2006 and supports SDHC. If your old card was simply SD, then upgrading to SDHC should help.

HOWEVER, the camera is still capable of taking pictures faster than it can write to the card. It buffers the image data in RAM, but when that buffer is full, it stops taking pictures.

You shouldn't need to turn the camera off & on...just wait a few seconds and you should be able to shoot again. You don't have to buy a new camera, just be aware of its limitations.

If shooting in jpeg and using an sdhc card, the camera specifications indicate the number of shots before filling the buffer is unlimited. BUT if shooting in RAW mode, the number is 9. Try shooting in jpeg unless you really need the abilty to tweak the RAW images. Chances are, if you're shooting fast, jpeg images should work for you.

Nikon D40x... | Answered on Mar 11, 2011

Hello Sir yatesemi, may be: 1) Internal LCD display connector poor contact.
2) Internal LCD wrong and needs to be replaced.
It is best to bring your camera to Nikon.

Nikon D40x... | Answered on Mar 10, 2011

The autofocus might be shut off on the lens and/or camera, or the camera might be getting old and the parts may be going out internally.

Nikon D40x... | Answered on Mar 09, 2011

1600 = 1/1600th of a second
try shooting at 125 = 1/125 of a second with an f of about 4? in daylight
something more along the lines of 8 or 1/8th of a second would be better in darker conditions without a flash

no problem but think of it like this....the longer the shutter opens the more light comes in..if your shutter is open very briefly...no light gets in and thus you get a black photo

Nikon D40x... | Answered on Mar 07, 2011

I think you would be further ahead by replacing the lens, the corrections for lens errors works best on small camera's and it is risky. The only thing you can try is gently extend the lens manually and power up at the same time in an attempt to align the guides in the lens housing at the maxium extension, if it works the lens will retract when the camera is turned off. The other possible solution is, extend the lens and sharply hit around the lens housing with the palm of your hand and hit power at the same time, "very risky" but this might be enough to knock it back in position, but please note this can make it worse.

Nikon D40x... | Answered on Mar 07, 2011

If you mean you got an external flash for the camera, it must be compatible with your D40x in order for it to work. You didn't say what kind of flash you got so there's no way we can tell if you got the correct one.

Nikon D40x... | Answered on Mar 05, 2011

One of a few things might be happening
1. Photos being taken at high zoom (i.e. 200mm) are susceptible to camera shake, even though the lens is focusing properly. The solution here is use a tripod, zoom out, or steady yourself.
2. Photos being taken without flash when flash should really be used will result in motion blur (which is slightly different than camera shake). This is due to the camera using a longer shutter speed to let more light in, with the side effect being that objects will move while the shutter is open, blurring the picture. The solution here is to use a flash, or take pictures in better light.
3. The camera may be focusing on something other than what you intended.
3. If you are taking photos in good light with a steady hand, and the camera is choosing the correct subject to focus on, then yes, the lens could need readjusted, though this is not a very likely scenario.
If the lens is "hunting" for focus, that could be a sign that something is amiss.
A local camera shop can verify the accuracy of focus for your lens.

Nikon D40x... | Answered on Mar 04, 2011

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Nikon D40x... | Answered on Mar 03, 2011


Remove battery and hold down the on off and install all ,and Start again .
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Nikon D40x... | Answered on Mar 03, 2011

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