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Nikon D40

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Overall 8
8.0

Nikon D40

PC Magazine
28 March 2008
  • Conclusion: Although Nikon continues to improve and hone its entry-level D-SLRs to make them easier to use, the D40 doesn't quite earn a coveted Editors' Choice award.
  • Pros: Compact, light, and easy to use. Helpful guide features. Very inexpensive for a D-SLR.
  • Cons: Performance isn't quite as good as other entry-level D-SLRs. Only three AF points. Flash shots could be better.
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Overall 7
7.0

Nikon D40

CNET
1 February 2008
  • Summary: The Nikon D40 is a great transition camera for going from point-and-shoot to your first dSLR.
  • Pros: Excellent feel and compact size; very customizable menu architecture; nice guidance for dSLR newbies; excellent noise characteristics for high-ISO shots.
  • Cons: Slow kit lens; occasionally slow to focus; only 6 megapixels; raw editing software costs extra; control scheme can be awkward; no automatic sensor cleaning.
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Overall 7
7.2
Design 8
8.0
Features 8
8.0

A Review of the Nikon D40

Bright Hub
20 November 2007
  • Excerpt: Image quality and versatility - that's what you'll get with the Nikon. This a review of the 6.1 megapixel Nikon D40 digital SLR.
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Overall 10
10
Design 9
9.0
Value for money 10
10
Ease of use 10
10
Picture quality 9
9.0
Durability 9
9.0

Expert Review

LetsGoDigital
21 September 2007
  • Conclusion: Nikon D40 digital reflex camera The competition at the lower end of the DSLR market is killing. There are a lot of players and everyone is trying to be the market leader, or at least to steal a share of the market from their competitors. Nikon is rejoining the fray with their newest weapon, the Nikon D40. It's one powerful weapon. It's not just a pared down D80, as you could reasonably expect. Of course the D40 looks like the D80, minus some settings.
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Overall 8
8.1

Nikon D40 with AF-S Nikkor 18-55mm 1:3.5-5.6 G II ED

Camera Labs
1 March 2007
  • Summary: The Nikon D40 is arguably one of the most sensible DSLRs released so far. Nikon’s sensibly targeted first-time DSLR owners with an affordable and easy to use product, and sensibly fitted it with a 6 Megapixel sensor which is more than sufficient for the vast majority of consumers. Anyone who’s into digital cameras understands Nikon’s choice of sensor, and it’s refreshing to find a company step back from the unnecessary upward spiralling of Megapixels.
  • Pros: Small, light and comfortable., Very easy to use with helpful menus., Consumer-friendly photos out of the camera., Nikon's legendary metering is rarely fooled.
  • Cons: Has 'only' 6 Mpixels, but it's enough for most., No auto-focus with certain, older lenses., Some settings require too many button presses., Basic 3-point AF and no DOF preview.
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Overall 8
7.5

Nikon D40 Review

Digitaltrends
22 February 2007
  • Conclusion: The Nikon D40 is a good camera for the money. Photo quality is better than acceptable, in fact, it’s downright fine, especially the 8.5×11 prints I turned out. It’s clearly targeted for first-timer D-SLR buyers who do not have any legacy lenses. If you are one of them, you might give it strong consideration. However, the camera is not as responsive as cameras such as the 10MP Canon Digital Rebel XTi or Sony alpha but those will cost close to $200 more.
  • Pros: Affordable; easy-to-use D-SLR
  • Cons: 6.1-megapxiel resolution; not as responsive as competition
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Overall 8
8.1

Nikon D40

Photoxels
3 January 2007
  • Summary: The Nikon D40 DSLR is an affordable Family DSLR that gives excellent image quality and provides an easy step up from point-and-shoot (P&S) digital cameras. Photographers tired of the limitations (especially low-light) of P&S digital cameras will welcome this compact and lightweight DSLR with the performance and responsiveness characteristic of much more expensive digital SLRs. At under US $600, the Nikon D40 is excellent value for money.
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

Good Gear Guide.au
2 February 2008
  • Summary: The Nikon D40 is a great entry level SLR, and a good competitor to Canon's EOS 400D. It captures high quality pictures, has speedy operation and great low light performance, making it a wonderful choice for the budding enthusiast.
  • Pros: Great pictures, speedy, comfortable to hold, great low light performance
  • Cons: Some slight chromatic aberration issues
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Overall 8
8.3
Performance 7
6.7

Nikon D40

PC Authority
1 February 2008
  • Summary: Good performance and handling, low price and far better quality than any digital compact.
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Overall 7
6.7
Value for money 8
8.3
Features 5
5.0
Picture quality 7
6.7

Nikon D40

PC Pro
26 October 2007
  • Conclusion: The aggressive price and Nikon design know-how mean there's still a place for the D40.
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