Summary: I thnk that this is an awesome first camera for anyone who is starting out in photography or it's just a hobby for them. It's easy to function. I just love this camera overall. Nikon Rules in my oppionion.
Excerpt: I got the Nikon D40 as a very generous gift after just mentioning that I'm interested in learning more about photography. Since then, I have learned to use some of its features but not all of them. It has been easy to use so far, and it has more options to use when I learn more about it. It would be nice if it had a digital viewfinder.
Excerpt: My husband got me the Nikon D40 for Christmas with an 18-135 mm lens! I love this camera. I had been looking at it for a while, and now that we have it we are starting a photography business. I only have one flash for it right now but it takes phenomenal photos and with photoshop to use as well, I get the pictures looking great!
LOVE this camers! Have not had photos done in 2 years
9 September 2012
Excerpt: D40 has been worth every penny. Often the photo lab does not believe that they are not from a pro! I am able to capture so many shot that my point and shot was not able to. I hope to add more lens to the camera to get more shots and will hopefully be able to take a class to get even better photos. But as little as I do know, I am amazed at how easy it is to use and the great photos we get. Awesome, awesome camera!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Excerpt: I love my camera! I bought this Christmas of 2007 and I am still learning lots. The pictures are so crisp compared to a point and shoot. The only problem I have with this camera is that it does not have an auto focus motor in the camera so if you want a lens that doesn't have autofocus you are stuck with manual focus. That being said it shouldn't deter people from buying it.
Excerpt: Nikon SLR's are the best ones to by hands down. Their technology is so advance and easy to use. This camera is almost the equivelant to the D90 but it has a lighter design. It's software is perfect and easy to understand.
Excerpt: The Nikon D 40X is a great camera for the price and the features! Even if you're not an expert with an SLR, this camera allows beautiful shots in the automatic mode. Once you become familiar with the camera, you will be able to experiment with all the other shooting modes it has to offer. It is compatible with other Nikon lenses, but for starting out, the basic 18-55mm lens is just fine.
Excerpt: Hey, this is a great product. I would recommend it for first time slr owners. The clarity of the photographs are amazing. I love the fact that the camera turns on instaneously and is ready to shoot. The fast shutter speed allows you to capture previously missed shots due to waiting for the camera to reload. The lenses are a little intimidating for newbie photographers but easy enough if you READ THE DIRECTIONS.
Excerpt: A little on the expensive side... but a great investment. Easy to use lightweight become a professional overnight. Many features, user friendly great support. Smaller than some of he others but has just as many features. Reviewer is an employee or otherwise affiliated with the brand.