I have been out experimenting today and having so many controls can get confusing! It is now easier to get images I am happy with but I am still at the stage where I am trying to get used to what settings and when to use them. I am still deciding between standard with -1 brightness or -1 brightness and +1 saturation. Some scenes the +1 saturation is a bit much. I was out today in what I would describe as normal conditions, not sunny but not dull either. Some shots I like on auto white balance and others looks quite nice set to A2 or A3. What I did notice when playing around in the garden is that the D40 seems to show highlights more.