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Nikon D40
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Nikon D40

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Overall 8
8.0

Nikon D40

PC Magazine
10 January 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 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.
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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.
  • 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.
  • 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...
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

Good Gear Guide.au
16 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
4 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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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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Overall 8
7.5
Value for money 8
7.5
Features 5
5.0
Ease of use 5
5.0
Performance 8
7.5
Picture quality 8
7.5

Expert Review

Digital Camera Magazine
19 July 2007
  • Summary: Despite a 6-megapixel sensor, there's nothing wrong with the D40's picture, which come so close to the quality provided by 10-megapixel SLRs that it could be hard to spot the difference. But while the new control interface looks great, it's rather sluggish and fiddly to use.
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