Summary: First off, i thought this was going to be a great purchase. looked great. First time that i used it everything was out of focus. Did not use for awhile. Took more pictures, this time of landscapes, Through the camera optics, which is small. not too bad. All this time, no great pics, no need to have prints made. BUT NOW she wants pictures for the Christmas Card! Everything we took was way out of focus. Could not use any.
Excerpt: The D40 is Nikon’s budget offering for those wishing to start out in the world of DSLRs. It is a 6.1 megapixel camera with Nikon’s DX sensor format. I’ve been using my D40 for about 2 months now, and I can seriously say that I could not have picked a …
Excerpt: I’ve been using the Nikon D-40 SLR digital camera for more than a year. I have never owned or used a better quality camera. The features are so easy to learn and adapt to a child could do it. The automatic focus feature makes taking quality photos a snap.
Summary: Bought one of these when they first came out and loved it. But got tired of going into the menus to make shooting changes. Sold it when I upgraded to a more user friendly camera. It had one thing I really missed from later Nikon cameras, 1/500th flash sync speed. I don't use it often, but missed it. So I picked up a used body for a good price and am not regretting it at all.
Summary: I bought this camera used with a NIKON 55-200 f/4.5-5.6G ED IF AF-S DX VR Lens, both in as-new condition for $300. I paid $45 more to have the mirrors cleaned. Automatic lens focusing is silent, fast, and very precise. My purpose is to take birding pictures in low light with a telephoto lens. The Vibration Reduction helps a lot, and I usually get good pictures by hand.
Summary: I love the feel of this camera in my hand. I used one for years before it took a swim. Then I bought a higher end camera. Although I enjoy the bells and whistles on the 5000, I enjoy the feel of the D40 in my hand. It is part of me and takes wonderful pictures. I bought it second hand, as a back up, and to take on paddling trips, but it's my favorite.