Sporting a silver camera body, the Nikon D40 is a compact DSLR camera with a 2.5-inch LCD monitor and a viewfinder that delivers 95 percent coverage and a 0.8x magnification. The DX-format CCD sensor complements a proprietary processing engine that yields sharp and vivid images. In addition, the Nikon 6.1 MP camera has 3D Color Matrix Metering II technology that optimizes an image by comparing factors such as brightness, color, and contrast against an onboard database of more than 30,000 actual photographs. This DSLR camera uses a three-area autofocus system for quickly acquiring and tracking subjects with ease. Additional features of the Nikon 6.1 MP camera include a self-timer mode, a delayed remote mode, and single-frame advance, as well as continuous frame advance with a speed of 2.5 fps. The Nikon D40 offers multiple exposure modes, including manual, shutter priority auto, and aperture priority auto, allowing users to choose the option that best matches their skills and the occasion. This Nikon 6.1 MP camera also includes multiple in-camera editing options, such as red-eye removal, color balance, trim, image overlay, and an assortment of picture effects. Images are stored as JPEGs or RAW files and saved to SD or SDHC memory cards via the integrated card slot. The package includes the camera body only, requiring consumers to add a separate Nikon bayonet F-mount lens. The camera body measures 5 inches wide, 3.7 inches high, and 2.5 inches deep, and it weighs 16.8 oz.