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Old Dec 18, 2007, 3:57 PM   #1
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Can anyone out there tell me if you can select Auto I S O on the D40x ?.The review sites I've looked at just mention that the camera goes from 100 -3200 ISO but nothing about setting itto Auto or how to set it to Auto.

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Old Dec 18, 2007, 4:24 PM   #2
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Can anyone out there tell me if you can select Auto I S O on the D40x ?.The review sites I've looked at just mention that the camera goes from 100 -3200 ISO but nothing about setting itto Auto or how to set it to Auto.

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Presumably, the instructions are in the manual that comes with it

and via the onboard camera menu :roll:............musket.
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Old Dec 18, 2007, 5:54 PM   #3
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It is a camera I have short listed to buy ,so I haven't got an instruction manual.

Thats why I have been looking at (REVIEW )sites.:?
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It is a camera I have short listed to buy ,so I haven't got an instruction manual.

Thats why I have been looking at (REVIEW )sites.:?
It seems auto iso can be set to a variety of max settings 200,400,800,1600

http://www.letsgodigital.org/html/re...nikond40x.html

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It is a camera I have short listed to buy ,so I haven't got an instruction manual.

Thats why I have been looking at (REVIEW )sites.:?
It seems auto iso can be set to a variety of max settings 200,400,800,1600

http://www.letsgodigital.org/html/re...nikond40x.html

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Many thanks for that .I have looked at quite a few reviews but missed this one.

I knowI could visit a shop to find out but they are a long way and phone calls to them weren't very helpful.:-D
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Old Dec 19, 2007, 3:07 PM   #6
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I have the D40, not D40x but the reviews say the menus are the same. On the D40, if you set Auto ISO on, you can then set your maximum ISO, and then your minimum shutter speed. There is the one setting, so if you have a long reach lens, you may have to adjust the minimum shutter speed for different lenses.
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I have the D40, not D40x but the reviews say the menus are the same. On the D40, if you set Auto ISO on, you can then set your maximum ISO, and then your minimum shutter speed. There is the one setting, so if you have a long reach lens, you may have to adjust the minimum shutter speed for different lenses.
Seems like a good system,similar tothe Panasonic FZ7 that I have at the moment .Except the F Z 7 in Auto is limited to a max of 200 iso ,anything else and I have to select it manually ,which in certain circumstances is a bit time consuming.
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It works very well for my use, particulary at "party" type events with the SB600 bounced flash. With the 18 - 135mm lens, "long range" informal shots can be taken with excellent results without worrying about ISO - an ISO1600 picture from the D40 still looks good to me. On my Sony H5, anything above ISO400 looks pretty awful. My normal setting is Max ISO1600 and Min Shutter Speed 1/60. Outdoors, I tend to use fairly wide apertures with static subjects so the ISO rarely goes above 200 on Auto ISO.
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