Summary: I have owned, and still own Nikon equipment since 1965. I have taught Photography for 38 years, I get to see every camera on the market through my adult students (post college). I recommend Nikon cameras most often, BUT NOT THIS ONE, this camera only focuses with lenses that have a motor within the lens. That renders all "D" series lenses obsolete for auto focusing with this camera model.
Excerpt: In this day and age you need video capabilities and that is where this dslr fails. I would recommend this camera for someone beginning digital photography. Now I have used both Nikon and Canon and I would say that the canon version that parallels this camera navigate better and easier to use. This dslr has a technological appeal to it. Full capabilities as far as ISO lighting and exposure settings. Everyone knows its what sore of lens you use that ultimately matters.
Summary: I am quite pleased with the camera. After all , it is Nikon. I have had various Nikons since 1973. The delivery was quick and easy. However, a few days after I purchased the camera, I saw the same camera (and additional lens) is being sold for a whopping $ 215.00 less. So, buy the camera but not from the Amazon stores.
Great entry-level DSLR, but crippled by lack of exposure bracketing
M. Merwe, Amazon
13 December 2007
Summary: The Nikon D40X is probably among the best value-for-money cameras around. The ergonomics of this camera are simply unbeatable by almost any camera at any price. Just watch out for one thing, though. With High Dynamic Range (HDR) imaging becoming more and more popular, and the software to do it becoming cheaper and more widely available, it's perhaps surprising that Nikon have chosen to cripple the D40X by segmenting their products in such a way that you must spend double...
Summary: I bought mine in June 07. Pros Great quality pictures, fantastic battery life (I took it on holiday and took over 230 photos (+ rejects) and still had life in the battery on my return, that included the kids daily review of the days photos), controls are reasonably simple to use if you read the instruction book, nice clear LCD screen, light & compact, build quality felt & looked good.
Excerpt: Единственный (и то сомнительный) плюс этой камеры-это компактность. Купил как первую собственную зеркалку под влиянием рекламы, особо не разбираясь во всём этом. Пожалел через неделю. D40x - чисто маркетинговый ход уважаемой мною компании Nikon, расчитанный на людей, ни разу не державших в своих руках хоть сколько-нибудь приличную зеркалку. Сейчас я не вижу ни одного аргумента за покупку D40x.
Cons: Дорогой (явно переоценён), отсутствие моторчика, отсутствие дополнительного дисплея
Excerpt: Bonjour, Certains posts affirment que le D40 x est un appreil de qualité professionnelle. Il ne faut pas exagérer. C'est un très bon appareil pour débutant, mais depuis Nikon a fait nettement mieux dans cette gamme de tarifs