Nikon D40 6.1 MP Digital SLR Camera - Black (Kit w/ AF-S DX 18-55mm Lens) Reviews
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Nikon D40 6.1 MP Digital SLR Camera - Black (Kit w/ AF-S DX 18-55mm Lens)

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  • Is this camera for real?

    Dec 12, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Small, light weight, beautifully realized images. Price Point.
    Cons: Inability to AF with all Nikon lenses. Consumer quality build.

    Summary: The Nikon D40 with 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 AF-S AF lens is this company's bare bones entry level offering in the extremely volatile digital SLR market. As the two giants of the industry, Canon and Nikon vie for an ever increasing slice of the dSLR pie, Nikon ... read more

  • Very good, especially for the price.

    Sep 28, 2011 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Lightweight
    Easy to use
    Great Image Quality
    Great Price (especially in light of the image quality)
    Sufficient Lens
    Cons: Lens does not focus very quickly.

    Summary: I purchased the Nikon D40 (w/ 18-55mm lens) about 2 years ago. It was my first DSLR. To this day, it has about 30,000 actuations (i.e., I've snapped the shutter about 30,000 times) and it's still going as if new. It takes beyond exceptional photos and is ... read more

  • Nikon D-40 Rocks My World!

    Jun 4, 2010 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: -Easy to use
    -Crystal clear images
    -A great camera for both beginners and professionals.  
    Cons: -Occasional dust buildup in the camera after changing lenses. 

    Summary: I received this product as a gift for my sixteenth birthday, and have had an awesome time playing around with it and learning all of the fun extras that are included in it.  The Nikon D-40 is an easy to use, digital SLR camera which comes with one ... read more

  • My Best Purchase as a Mommy!

    Jan 10, 2010 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Easy to Use
    Many functions and capabilites
    Cons: Large (but not for an SLR)
    Many Functions

    Summary: This camera is my best friend since becomming a Mommy. We purchased this camera when our first child was 4 months old, at the recommendation of a photographer/friend. I had previously been intimidated by SLR cameras, but my old point and shoot had died, ... read more

  • Discontinued but phenomenal, skip the new D3000 and find a D40

    Dec 15, 2009 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: near idiot proof in auto, great starter camera, great kit lens, great buy.
    Cons: will not auto focus on older Nikon lenses, has been discontinued.

    Summary: Skip purchasing the new Nikon D3000, which replaced the D40, and just go online or to your photo store and find an old stock D40.  The D40 is superior at higher ISO, with the 3000 generating more noise at the higer ISO levels, most notably at 800 ... read more

  • It's Cam-tastic!

    Nov 16, 2008 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Beautiful, clear pictures
    Uncomplicated to use
    Sturdy components
    Cons: Occasional hesitation between depression of shutter button and recording of picture.
    Battery needs frequent charging.

    Summary: The AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm D40 Digital Camera takes excellent photoraphs.  The camera comes with*:DK-5 Viewfinder Eyepiece CapCamera StrapUC-E4 USB CableMH-23 Quick Charger EN-EL9 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery Picture ... read more

  • A step up from the D40

    Nov 3, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Dedicated ISO/WB buttons, better diopter
    Cons: Same metering issues as D40

    Summary: I've been using the D40 for about a year and a half now, and have been getting some great images with the 18-200mm VR lens. Six megapixels are plenty for the size of prints I make, but I wanted a bit more cropping flexibility and still retain a near-300 ... read more

  • Excellent performance, excellent value

    Oct 28, 2008 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Great performance/reasonable price.  Great size/feel.  Beautiful pics.
    Cons: Uses a Nikon battery/automatic flash was troublesome

    Summary: I purchased the D80 after careful research.  I wanted to take the plunge into the digital SLR arena after years of consideration and waiting for the prices to come down.  I had used a Canon AE-1 SLR for the longest time and though I loved the ... read more

  • Awesome camera for a beginning enthusiast

    Oct 28, 2008 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Enough features for the beginning photographer, but not so many that it gets confusing
    Cons: Will only autofocus with pricey AF-S lenses. Is 6.1 MP, max. print size of 11"x14"

    Summary: As someone who has mostly worked with digital point and shoot cameras and some film SLRs, I wanted to upgrade to a DSLR. I chose this camera mostly because I am a student on a budget, and it seemed to be the best deal for the money.  I have been ... read more

  • Great camera, excellent images

    Sep 21, 2008 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Small, lightweight, easy to use, great images
    Cons: Diopter
    Matrix metering flaw

    Summary: I'm not got to babble a lot of BS...but I've been shooting since I was a punk kid with a Kodak Brownie. And in the end, the only thing that matters is results. The D40 gives them. For the price (and they're getting cheaper), it's an excellent bargain. ... read more

  • Upgrade from compact

    Aug 26, 2008 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Easy to use. Menu is clear and precise.
    Cons: Limited to use of view finder when taking pics. Became accustomed to Viewscreen.

    Summary: I was wanting to upgrade from my Compact to an SLR, but was so intimidated by what was out there. After reviewing the quality of this particular SLR, and going into a store to look it over, I became more excited to use it. I think it is a good step up. ... read more

  • Love this camera!

    Jul 22, 2008 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Sharp pictures, easy to use, tons of features
    Cons: Lens seems loose

    Summary: I've had this camera for 2 years now and I love it! It takes very clear sharp pictures. I love having the 18-135 lens as well. Seems to always be able to take pictures at the distance that I need. However, you have to be careful with long distances ... read more

  • Nikon D40 X User Friendly, Quality photos

    Jul 14, 2008 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: High Resolution image quality
    Cons: Images don't appear on the LCD screen like a point and shoot camera.

    Summary: My husband and I bought this camera just before Christmas last year and I love it. We had a digital point and shoot camera before and are new to the SLR world. What a difference! This camera makes you feel like a professional with just a touch ... read more

  • Fantastic Camera for a More Experienced Shooter

    Jul 10, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great price, lots of menu options, Nikon F mount lenses work
    Cons: Very grainy above 800ISO even with noise reduction turned on, kit lens is mediocre

    Summary: My father gave me my first SLR camera when I was 8 or 9 years old. I love SLR photography. I held off on digital cameras until a now-long-ex boyfriend bought me a point-and-shoot one. I loved the ease of digital (getting the pictures on a screen, ... read more

  • Wonderful camera - worth every penny!

    Jun 25, 2008 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Sturdy, multiple settings, excellent quality photos
    Cons: expensive

    Summary: I have been avoiding digital cameras for years, always into film/developing, etc. I bought this camera because I have 2 small children who I wanted to capture every moment and not waste a bunch a film and developing costs, only to like one or two ... read more

  • D40 is a Breeze

    May 30, 2008 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Easy to use for an amateur.
    Cons: Lens are plastic and can be broken easily if bumped or dropped.

    Summary: I bought my camera as a set with a 55 -200mm lens as well as the 18-55mm lens. I have used SLR camera before and digital as well. Having one that is both is icing on the cake. I took it with us on vacation and it made taking the 1200 pictures that I ... read more

  • Great for beginners

    Apr 21, 2008 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Easy to use, great pictures, auto focus
    Cons: At Very High ISO, pictures come out grainy, but which camera doesn't have that problem?

    Summary: Nikon D80 Digital Camera Bundle, 04/13/2008 This camera is awesome. It is great for beginners if you are looking to move away from the compact digital cameras to the SLR. It is easy to use and the pictures are the best I've ever taken. It has ... read more

  • Good DSLR to upgrade from point and shoot

    Apr 6, 2008 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Good ergonomics, nice big LCD screen, good choice to get into DSLR.
    Cons: Bracketing could be more than 3 shots. Capture NX software not bundled with camera.

    Summary: I wanted to upgrade to a DSLR and chose the D80. It has a good combination of point and shoot modes and the manual control modes (M/A/S/P). I started using the point and shoot modes but have progressed to where I am using the M/A/S/P modes to get the ... read more

  • SLR user-friendly

    Mar 28, 2008 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Great SLR look and feel. Many, easy-to-use options. User friendly
    Cons: Can be tricky to manually set aperture or shutter speed. D40x has more pixels.

    Summary: I dithered forever before buying this camera (then of course the D40x came out and I was annoyed because I would have preferred more mega-pixels). I am or should say was a die-hard Canon user and own a little A630. I was never very happy with that ... read more

  • A Great Mid Level SLR Camera

    Mar 26, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Fast turn on and low shutter lag
    Cons: More features could have been included in the supplied software.

    Summary: I bought the Nikon D80 SLR camera to replace my 10 year old Agfa 1280. I chose Nikon because I could use the lenses from my Nikon F3 film camera in manual mode since they share the same F mount. Overall I'm very pleased with this camera. The first thing ... read more

  • Super Camera for almost anyone

    Feb 21, 2008 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Fast, Clear, and beautiful shots
    Cons: price and weight

    Summary: If you love photography and are looking to get a little more advanced, this is the camera to go with. It packs so many features into one package and with just a little reading you will be ready to go. One good thing about this model is that Nikon ... read more

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