Pros: Easy to understand and use
Photo editing on the camera
Auto and Manual Focus
Cons: No live screen like most digital cameras.
Zoom lens is mildly obnoxious.
I have had many cameras before but the Nikon D40 is most certainly my favorite by far. It's user friendly technology makes it easy for a beginning photographer or a technology-slow person to be able to make an extraordinary image with little effort.
The camera self-adjusts and focuses on it's own.
It is absolutely what I have always wanted in a camera.