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Nikon D40x Digital SLR To Ship In April

3/08/2007 08:21:00 AM Eastern

Las Vegas — Nikon will ship a 10-megapixel update to its D40 digital SLR in April.

The new D40x will be housed in the same body but offers quicker continuous shooting and a wider ISO range than the D40.

The D40x can fire off up to 100 images at 3 fps — vs. 2.5 fps on the D40 — and offers an ISO range of 100 to 1,600 vs. the D40’s range of 200 to 600.

The camera features a 2.5-inch LCD, eight scene modes, and incorporates a new “assist image” function to guide users through various camera settings. A new “flash off” mode kills the flash while increasing ISO for shooting subjects with available light.

Nikon's D40

Like the D40, the D40x will include Nikon’s “retouch menu” for accessing its in-camera editing features such as d-lighting and red-eye reduction.

A body-only version of the camera will retail for a suggested $729. For $799, Nikon packages the 3x optical zoom 18mm-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor lens. The camera is compatible with Nikon’s AF-S and AF-I lenses

Nikon also added a compact telephoto lens to its AF-S family. The 55-200mm f/4-5.6G IF-ED AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor lens offers built-in vibration-reduction technology. It ships in April for an estimated $249.

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