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...
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.
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.
Summary: I bought it to take pictures of our new baby and it does not disappoint. I am so glad I did. Great photos indoor or outdoors. If you are a new parent, you MUST buy a DSLR. Do NOT stick with a point-and-shoot.
Summary: This is a great little camera, the body seems to be well built. Nikon has placed the D40x for a little different market so it will depend on what your looking for from a camera. This camera has nice bright and sharpness.
Not for Soccer Moms, Sports Shooting, Others will Love It.
Baltimore Jack, Amazon
27 March 2008
Summary: The D40x is a hard camera to rate because for some, it will be a 5 star camera, but others will regret their decision to buy this camera. If you are in the 5 star group, you will LOVE the D40x. But . . .
Conclusion: The D40x seems to be a popular camera among semi-pro or serious amateur photographers, who want to move up to an SLR digital. It has a solid body, comes with 2 lenses if you buy the kit package (an 18-55mm and a 55-135mm telephoto), both of which have good optics (not great, but good as starters).
Pros: Very solid, reliable camera that takes pictures in a wide range of conditions. Uses the same icons and basic set up as a non-SLR, which is helpful to the SLR first-timer. Add-ons give flexibility for a good price.
Cons: Macro focus is strikingly poor; I would not recommend using it for this purpose. Perhaps with a specific lens you would get better results. Kit telephoto doesn't collect a whole lot of light; you will almost always need a tripod, except in the brightest sun. But you really should be using one any...
Francisco J. Romero "http://pacoromerophoto.com", Amazon
21 January 2008
Summary: I bought this camera with the Sigma 30mm f/1.4 lens for casual and street photography. My studio & portrait camera is a D300 with fast glass, which give me outstanding quality but lots of bulk and weight. The D40x is small and light and I carry it with me everywhere.