Affordable , ease of use , great shots on the fly , lightweight and sinple
24 June 2014
Summary: if you have a choice between the D40 and the "D40X" , You absolutely and definitely NEED to go with the "D40X" , the follow up "X" is 5 times the camera the D40 is , all the small irritating things the regular D40 has plenty of are happily absent from the "D40X" an absolutely beautiful performer . its a great camera for the fast pic on the move , getting the kids or the grandchildren in the act of being themselves without the posing .
Summary: WOW what great pictures it takes. easy to learn, very fast shutter, light weight. i have taken only about 200 photos so far and purchased a 55-200vr lense to go along with the 18-55 lense that came with the camera. together these lenses and camera take the best pictures I have ever taken. EXCELLENT. there are many cameras out there that take good pictures but NIKON cameras with their lenses are second to none for the price.
Summary: 1st DSLR and It is perfect! love the crisp photos and easy to learn settings. The 40x is greatly priced as well and with it being an older DSLR i have been able to find many upgrades for it very cheap which just makes the purchase even better!!
Summary: I bought this camera in 2007. I have had the shutter refurbished by Nikon once around 30k shots I think. WHile this camera has only three focus points, and can hunt like a madman in an action situation, and it not weather-proofed, otherwise I have to say it's been quite the trooper, and what worries me is that NIkon has still not made it's replacement. First off, I love the profile and size of this camera.
Cheaper DSLR compared to D90 or D3000 but photowise will compete.
3 April 2014
Summary: First off, the price is very affordable. It takes good shots (as good as Nikon D90) and it’s easy to operate, easy to grip and very light for a DSLR. Pricewise, it's the best bang for the bucks. Toss off your digicams and buy this entry level DSLR and let your photos soar off!
Summary: Best "Non-Professional" SLR camera... I could spend hundreds more and get better but for this amateur it works wonders... Have had years of fun and complements over my Pics and see no need to upgrade now... This along with my photo-shop on the computer I can do most any Christmas card , poster or picture..., I've taken still-life, portrait, wildlife scene, high speed action, low-light and time-exposure etc...
Summary: Wish this camera was still available--it's so easy to use and small for a DSLR. You'll get much better photos than with a point and shoot and the kit lens (Nikkor 18-55mm) is so small and light that it's easy to bring it anywhere you go. I didn't need the lens, but I saw the 40x available with a lens. This is a true DSLR--no video capabilities.
Summary: Very good camera in my opinion. The only limitation is that this model does not have an internal motor for auto-focus lenses. So,the lens itself must have the motor instead. The 18-55mm lens that came with this does have the motor inside, so auto-focus works with it. The lack of auto-focus for my larger lenses does not bother me since I use only manual focus and other manual settings anyway. Auto-focus lies, and I've missed more pics on it than I ever did manual.
Summary: This was my first SLR (never had a film one) so I don't have much of a reference point. Other reviewers complain of the small size, but I actually wanted that; it's small enough that you can carry it around for the day without too much bother. The included kit lens is pretty decent, I was too slow in getting a clear filter put on though and got the end of the lens sandblasted on a beach in Florida. Get that filter on!