Nikon D40x Software
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Published : Tuesday, March 6th 2007
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Nikon D40x Picture Project Software Nikon D40x Capture NX Software
The Nikon D40x comes with PictureProject software. PictureProject is user-friendly software which enables you to organise, edit and use pictures taken with a Nikon D40x in an uncomplicated way. PictureProject has been made so that you need little or no knowledge to be able to rework the pictures. If you install the software on a laptop or computer and connect the Nikon D40x, the pictures are transferred automatically. You can also use PictureProject to look up names, keywords, dates, etc. It's very handy, if like most of us, you have collected a hard disk full of picture material. You can also correct and edit pictures with the software while the original picture is kept along with the edited version so that you can always undo any mistakes you made while post processing it. The Nikon D40x can also take pictures in RAW format. RAW is actually an original, or in analogue terms, a negative. It allows you to post process the picture independently. This is why you will need a picture processing software packet that can open and convert NEF, the sort of RAW in which Nikon saves pictures, to for example, JPEG. Capture NX is such a packet that has been especially developed for photographers. New to Capture NX is the handy U-point technology with which you can simply and selectively improve a certain colour, without having to apply any complicated mass or layers. Each control point has a number of sliders with which different aspects of the control point can be adjusted. The NEF files have an extra option of being edited in matters such as correcting vignetting and barrel distortion. Nikon Capture NX supports the NEF format, JPEG, TIFF and other formats.
AF assistance illuminator AEL button USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
Nikon AF assistance illuminator
Nikon AEL button
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
Nikon D40x AF assistance illuminator Nikon D40x AEL button Nikon D40x USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
Looking at the front of the Nikon D40x DSLR you will see a LED lamp to the left of the lens. It helps out the focus in poor light conditions. With continuous shots or manual focussing and the Sport scene, the AF assistance illuminator is turned off. The assistance illuminator has a maximum range of 3 metres and can be used in combination with a lens with a range of between 24 and 200 mm. The presence of an AF assistance illuminator is ideal in darker conditions like in-door shots. There is an AEL button to the right of the optical viewfinder. Anyone who can work creatively with exposure will appreciate a function like this. Sometimes, there are different light functions in a composition that differ greatly from each other in terms of light intensity. By pressing in the AEL button, the exposure can be locked before the required composition is set. The button has a double function; it is also possible to lock the focus separately from the exposure, but both and the same time and other combinations are possible. There is a choice between Mass Storage and MTP/PTP in the camera's menu. With MPT/PTP the camera can be turned off and the USB cable removed as soon as data transfer is finished. This protocol is actually more intelligent and lets you operate the camera via a computer using Nikon Camera Control Pro software. The fast USB 2.0 Hi-Speed interface is ideal for transferring high resolution pictures and large files to a computer or laptop at high speed.
Dioptre Aperture Picture quality
Picture quality
Nikon D40x Dioptre Nikon D40x Aperture Nikon D40x Picture quality
There is a small slide to the right of the viewfinder with which to adjust the Nikon D40x's viewfinder to the photographer's eye. With barely audible clicks, the settings are changed via vertical movements of the slide. When the AF frame is portrayed sharply in the viewfinder, it means that the viewfinder is adjusted optimally to the eye. The viewfinder has a field of view of approximately 95% and an enlargement factor of 0.8x. The soft eye-cup is comfortable for photographers who wear glasses. The A on the command dial stands for aperture. By setting the aperture yourself, you can directly influence the depth of field. If you photograph a lot on automatic, you probably won't have noticed, but when taking portraits in particular, a blurred background gives a better result. This is not taken into account in the automatic setting, except in Portrait scene. By determining the aperture yourself, you can have more blur for a portrait or more depth of field for a macro or landscape picture. You can set the picture quality to suit yourself via the Nikon D40x's menu. You can choose to work with a lower resolution; L for 10, M for 5.6 and S for 2.5 Megapixels) and you can set the compression factor in 3 steps. Fine stands for 1:4, Normal stands for 1:8 and Basic stands for 1:16. You can also make RAW, JPEG or RAW+ JPEG pictures. Unfortunately, the last choice is only possible with a JPEG with a Basic compression factor.
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