Pros: good quality, good for beginners, reasonable price, great results, lightweight, compact, durable, big screen
Cons: fairly confusing options
This camera gives you the great feel of a professional camera yet it is fairly lightweight and easy to carry around. It is the ideal beginner photographer's camera, and perfect for families that vacation a lot or love photos. It is very durable, although dropping is not recommended! It's nice to bring on family vacations, and even qualifies to be a professional camera for use for professional photo shoots. Is a great way to be introduced into the professional camera world and get a feel for what it's like to own a nice camera. I would suggest use for adults and very mature kids. This is not a camera that would be recommended for your kids to bring to sleepovers or parties as it may take lovely photos but it is not that durable. There are a wide variety of interchangeable lenses and you can get them for a reasonable price from almost any electronics store or on-line for even cheaper. The pictures are easy to upload to a computer for editing or sharing. The results are fabulous and insurance is offered when you buy it new from a store or on-line. It's not a difficult camera to find, I found mine at walmart. I've had it for almost three years and use it all the time, and I must admit I am not the gentlest with my toys. Yet I have still managed to keep my D40 nice and clean. The D40 offers many options like a wide variety of apeture and shutter speeds and is awesome for photography. I would definitely suggest this camera if you are truly interested.