Summary: I got the D40 in late 2014 from my sister. Why did I want such an old camera? It has a few great features most bodies don't offer. It safely accepts the Nikon non AI lenses made before 1977. I've got a few of those. However, there's no metering with those(or any manual focus non CPU lens).
Summary: Got this a my second Digital camera......I have since upgraded to a D-90. D-40 was super and simple to use. Wanted to be able to make more ajustments to such things as White Balance and special effects.
Excerpt: It is one of the digital SLR cameras from Nikon in the lower range, but the truth is that despite being low-end, for people who will start using digital SLR cameras, I think it’s more than enough. You can buy in different ways and with different kits, I was looking …
Excellent starter DSLR, though built-in flash not great
B T., ExpoTV
10 August 2010
Excerpt: The Nikon D40 is an excellent starter DSLR. I have taken approximately 18,000 pictures with it, and have had particularly good success with outdoor photography (my favorite). It has enough options to be able to customize your photography without being overwhelming.
Pros: Lightweight, comfortable fit, Excellent setting options for beginners, Great value for the money
Excerpt: I purchased this camera from Best Buy In Gilbert, Az. about 2 years ago. I purchased the camera for $600.00. One of the reasons I decided to purchase this brand and model was the fact of it being an easy to use SLR. I did not have any previous …
Summary: Bottom line: This is the best deal in digital SLRs, if you have some experience with digital cameras it is easy to use. You needn't break the bank, as you can get started for under $500, some point and shoots cost more than the D40!
Pros: -Great picture quality -Flash can sync at 1/500 second -Lightweight and small camera body -Low cost -Great battery life, can photograph all day and be near full charge. -Fairly easy to use, decent menu system -A real viewfinder -Decent results at high ISO settings
Cons: -Limited compatibility with older Nikon lenses -only 6 MP -Nikon stopped making them recently(get one while you can).
Summary: If this is your first DSLR, do not hesitate to buy this...you will not be disappointed. Also see Ken Rockwell's site after you purchase it, to get the most out of your D40. For sample pics...go to flickr and see the pictures produced by this camera.
Pros: The 6MP is actually an advantage with this DSLR. You get low noise levels at low light situations when the ISO is high, even at 1600 with the right lens. I have had this camera since they came out in 2006 I believe and it still ranks with friends' cameras which are later and more MPs. It has the ...
Cons: Low MPs can be a problem when cropping..although compared to my friend's 10MP camera, we get almost the same results from cropping. It is so good that you are reluctant to upgrade..you don't want to retire it, even with today's latest cameras.
Summary: Nikon professional user. The D40 is the spare camera to have in your pro bag. It is ultra light and has a great sensor and autofocus system. I use it with the Nikon AF-S 35mm f1.8. In the right hands it can match the bigger Nikons for performance.
Summary: Great price from NewEgg along with other products at super cheap prices.
Pros: This is a great 1st digital SLR camera. We have seen a great difference from the quality of pics from our old (point and shoot) power shot. Camera give a wide range of functionality and features to help make your pictures outstanding.
Cons: Would like to see what you are trying to take the picture of show up in the lcd screen prior to shooting it. You have to wait until you have taken the picture to see it on the screen. Not a big deal just a feature they should add.