Compatible Lenses for Nikon D40, D40x, D60, D3000, D5000

Users of the Nikon D40 through Nikon D5000 cameras are probably aware of the fact that these cameras cannot autofocus with all Nikon-compatible lenses.  These cameras lack a built-in autofocus motor and, therefore, must rely on the motors inside the lenses in order achieve autofocus.

Since the introduction of the D40, Nikon has shown a commitment to making lenses that are compatible with all its DSLRs by putting autofocus motors inside.  The following list contains those current lenses from Nikon and will be amended as new, compatible lenses are introduced. [Read more...]

Nikon D40 and D40x Firmware Updates

Nikon has released firmware updates for the D40 and D40x DSLRs.

Nikon D40 firmware updates:

The following issues has been resolved in A firmware version 1.12:

With firmware Ver. 1.11 and earlier, the number of images that could be captured (battery performance) when an EN-EL9a was used was less than when an EN-EL9 was used. By upgrading A firmware to Ver. 1.12, EN-EL9a performance is maximized so that more images can be captured (battery performance) when an EN-EL9a is used than when an EN-EL9 is used.

Number of shots possible (battery performance) with EN-EL9a (1,080 mAh)

  • Single-frame shooting mode: Approximately 510 shots (with testing according to CIPA standards*)
  • Continuous shooting mode: Approximately 2,400 shots (with testing according to Nikon standards*)

Download firmware v1.12 (Windows)

Download firmware v1.12 (Mac)

Nikon D40x firmware updates:

The following issues has been resolved in A firmware version 1.01:

With firmware Ver. 1.00 the number of images that could be captured (battery performance) when an EN-EL9a was used was less than when an EN-EL9 was used. By upgrading A firmware to Ver. 1.01, EN-EL9a performance is maximized so that more images can be captured (battery performance) when an EN-EL9a is used than when an EN-EL9 is used.

Number of shots possible (battery performance) with EN-EL9a (1,080 mAh)

  • Single-frame shooting mode: Approximately 510 shots (with testing according to CIPA standards*)
  • Continuous shooting mode: Approximately 2,400 shots (with testing according to Nikon standards*)

Download firmware v1.01 (Windows)

Download firmware v1.01 (Mac)

Nikon DSLR Reviews

Reviews of Current Generation Nikon DSLRs

Nikon D3000

Nikon D5000

Nikon D90

Nikon D300s

Nikon D700

Nikon D3s

Nikon D3x

Reviews of Previous Generations Nikon DSLRs

Nikon D40

Nikon D40x

Nikon D50

Nikon D60

Nikon D70

Nikon D70s

Nikon D80

Nikon D200

Nikon D300

Nikon D2X

Nikon D2Xs

Nikon D2H

Nikon D3