We test the Nikon D40x digital SLR camera at night
Night tests of the Nikon D40x dSLR reveal its capacity for long exposure photography.
The images below are 100% crops from the center of the image. The complete NEF (RAW) files are available from the camera test page. In camera noise reduction was turned off as it did not improve the images and made them slightly worse.
100ISO – 8 seconds and f5.6
200ISO – 8 seconds f8
400ISO – 8 seconds f11
800ISO – 8 seconds f16
1600ISO – 8 seconds f22
3200ISO – 8 seconds f32
As in the daytime tests, noise is good at 100 to 400ISO, bad at 800ISO and massive at 3200ISO. Personally I think Nikon should have left the 3200ISO level off this camera.