Nikon D2Xs vs Nikon D40x

This is a full comparison between the cameras Nikon D2Xs and Nikon D40x. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Nikon D2Xs
Nikon D40x

Manufacturing

These cameras are both manufacturered by Nikon.

Nikon D2Xs were released 2006 and Nikon D40x was released 2007. That is a 1 years difference. In tech, this period of time can be of interest since technology is always improving etc.

Camera Manufacturer Released
Nikon D2Xs Nikon 2006
Nikon D40x Nikon 2007

Type of camera

Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.

Sensors / crop factor

Both these cameras have the same sorts sensor (called "DX") which means that if you compare the cameras side by side the lenses will also have the same experienced focal length. Neither of the cameras have a Full frame sensor which means that you will get a "crop factor" where the cameras sensor size effect the focal length with a multiplier.

Camera Experienced focal length when using a lens with 50mm focal length (ex a common "50mm f/1.8")
Nikon D2Xs 75 mm (a Nikon DX sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.5)
Nikon D40x 75 mm (a Nikon DX sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.5)

Learn more about crop factor and focal length multiplier here:
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Nikon)

Resolution

Nikon D2Xs has a 12,2 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Nikon D40x has 10 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels Pixel (total) Pixels (width) Pixels (height)
Nikon D2Xs 12,2 MP 12212224 4288 2848
Nikon D40x 10 MP 10036224 3872 2592

Nikon D2Xs has a 22 % larger resolution than Nikon D40x. This could give you more details in the picture but also a possibility to crop more in the pictures, afterwards while editing the pictures, if needed that is.

ISO range

Both of these cameras offers the exact same ISO range. They both have 100 to 3200.

Camera ISO Range
Nikon D2Xs 100-3200
Nikon D40x 100-3200

Autofocus and lens compatibility

There is a big diffence between these two cameras. Nikon D2Xs has a built-in autofocus motor but Nikon D40x does not. If you want to be able to use autofocus on Nikon D40x there is a need for having an autofocus motor inside the lens. We really encourage you to look closely at our lens compatibility charts at the links below.

Here is a complete overview of which lenses that work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon D2Xs
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon D40x

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definately be of interest. Nikon D2Xs can shoot up to 5 pictures per seconds and Nikon D40x can shoot up to 3 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Nikon D2Xs 5
Nikon D40x 3

Ability to record movies

It is becoming more and more popular to record movies with digital cameras.

Though, neither Nikon D2Xs or Nikon D40x can shoot movies so if that is a functionality that you are really looking for you should look elsewhere.

Weight

The weight of the camera can be an extremely important factor, especially if the camera is about to be used, carried around, for several hours at the time.

Nikon D2Xs weighs 1200 gr (equal to 2,65 lb) which is 130% heavier than Nikon D40x and its 522 gr (or 1,15 lb).

Camera Weight (in gram) Weight (in pounds)
Nikon D2Xs 1200 gr 2,65 lb
Nikon D40x 522 gr 1,15 lb