Excerpt: Nikon D40x Digital Camera is a very lightweight camera , and one that I really love having. I think that it is a very functionable camera , and that it keeps me going on. Nikon D40x Digital Camera does take beautiful pictures, and it has some pretty sharp lenses as well. I bought this digital camera for less than 1k and I got like everything in store. From lenses, bag, camera booty and also some cool charger and battery to boot.
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: I bought this for my wife many years ago and she is still using it. Very sturdy! She dropped it once and still works great. Takes great pictures too! Mind you, neither she nor I are avid photographers so I cannot tell you where it stands among other digital cameras but we are vfery happy with it.
Summary: Few electronic products five years old can be considered to be up to date. The D40x might be the exception. While newer cameras offer more pixels, few can produce an image as crisp and warm as this Nikon. I own several newer point and shoot cameras in the 16 to 18 megapixel range from Sony and Canon, and still, this D40x produces a photo that stands up or surpasses either of them. The reason is that the Nikon sensor is coupled with very clean electronics.