Nikon D40 6.1 Megapixel Digital SLR Camera Body with Lens Kit - 18 mm - 55 mm

$235.95

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Extraordinary Nikon Image QualityEasy Operation with Intuitive ControlsNikon's Smallest Digital SLR Ever! At just over 16 ouncesFast Startup with Instant Shutter ResponseIncludes 3x 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor LensShoot at up to 2.5 frames per second2.5-inch color LCD monitor with 3 colorful display optionsHigh-performance 6.1megapixel Nikon DX format CCD imaging sensorIn-Camera Image EditingNew advanced HELP menu system with Assist ImagesFast, accurate 3-Area AutofocusImage Optimization OptionsBuilt-in Speedlight with i-TTL automatic flash controlBright, accurate SLR viewfinderAutomatic exposure with 8 Digital-Vari Program ModesNikon 3D Color Matrix Metering II


Quick Glance

LCD Screen Size: 2.5 in

Memory Card Support: Secure Digital (SD) Card

Effective Megapixels: 6.1 Megapixel

Camera Type: Digital SLR Camera

Lens Mount: Interchangeable

normalized-Optical Zoom: 3

normalized-Weight: 16.96


Summary

Product Title: Nikon D40 6.1 Megapixel Digital SLR Camera Body with Lens Kit - 18 mm - 55 mm

Manufacturer: Nikon

Lowest Price: $229.00 from Adorama

Power Score: 4.4 | 51 Reviews


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Product Reviews (22)

A Winner

Strengths: Reasonable price, great photos, light weight, Nikon optics

Weakness: None yet

I am of the old school slr users. I have a Nikon F film camera which is a classic but was extremely heavy for a full day of shooting. This D40 is a pleasure to use-an extension of my hands! Much lighter than the cameras of old, very versatile and a great entry level DSLR. I highly recommend this camera to all point-and-shoot hobbyists and even old timers who used to shlep around their old slr...
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By LWS; - May 31, 2009

Fantastic camera for the size and price

Strengths: Compact, lightweight, great performance

Weakness: At this price, none

I bought the D40 when it first came out, just before Christmas 2006, paying the full $600 then because I wanted it for a family get-together. I already had the great Nikon D70s but wanted a much smaller, lighter, handier camera using the Nikon system. The D40 fills the bill perfectly. I recommended it highly to my nephew who bought one also and loves it. Some complain that the D40 does not have...
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By anonymous; - Apr 24, 2009

Great entry-level camera

Strengths: Lightweight, easy to use, image quality

Weakness: Overexposes, no internal AF motor, no dedicated B/ISO/Bracket buttons, weak diopter

I've had the D40 for nearly two years now, and it's performed as a Nikon should. However, it does have a tendency to overexpose, and takes more fiddlin' than necessary. The "only 6mp" weakness, if you can call it that, is a load. I've made 8.5" x 11" prints that rival photolab work. And as I shoot without my glasses, I've found the diopter doesn't quite adjust sufficiently to my eyesight. Having...
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By anonymous; - Apr 23, 2009

Nikon D-40

Strengths: It took good quality photos when it was working!

Weakness: It broke with very little use at age 13 months old. It was never abused. The auto focus just quit working. I continued to use it but I had to manually focus with bad results.

Nikon wants $152.00 to fix it. I am not happy to have to pay and reward them for making junk that breaks in 13 months with very little use. I am now waiting to see if I can dispute their repair price. I will not pay it. I found a new camera body for $190.00 Maybe if I buy another one it will work for more than 13 months. It will cost me only $40.00 more than what Nikon wants to fix the new old...
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By Skibum4106 - Mar 2, 2009

D40 with legacy lens's

Strengths: A lot of them

Weakness: Using the manual setting with the auto focus lens.

I have been using the D40 with my old Nikormat lens for quite some time. In fact during my Vacation in Florida that is all I used. I have both standard auto focus zoom lens but enjoy the the old 52mm 1.4, the 105mm 2.8, and the 28mm more however they can only be used in the manual setting. Set the ISO for high or low light, Set the Color Temp, set the shutter speed. Then focus and set the lens...
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By anonymous; - Feb 11, 2009

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