D40x vs D90 AF

Discussion in 'Nikon DX DSLR' started by ERAUGrad04, Aug 31, 2008.

  1. ERAUGrad04

    ERAUGrad04

    271
    Jan 15, 2008
    IL
    I am planning on upgrading my D40x to the D90. How do the AF systems compare in the two cameras? I see the D90 uses the CAM 1000, and the D40x uses the CAM 350. I have no idea the difference between the two and I was hoping someone could enlighten me.

    Thanks!

    Morgan
     
  2. greesha

    greesha

    16
    Aug 29, 2008
    Northbrook, IL
    With the d90, you don't need the AF-s lenses
    Its got the motor inside of the body, unlike the d40x.
    Please correct me if I am wrong.

    I am also switching over from my d40x as soon as i sell it, anyone interested?
     
  3. leifw

    leifw

    472
    Jul 25, 2007
    Bozeman, MT
    The D40x has three focus points. The D80 and D90 have 11, giving the AF system more data and giving you more options for manually setting the point you want the system to grab onto. I shot a D40x for a few weeks before getting my D80. At first the D80 seemed to have too much going on in the viewfinder. Once I got used to it, I loved it.