Nikon D40

Announced Nov 16, 2006 •
6 megapixels | 2.5 screen | APS-C sensor
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I'm still happy to use the D40. Just goes to show that the greats stay great. The D40 has a really nice 6MP sensor and an image pipeline that makes the most of it. Long battery life, accurate rear LCD, small and light. It has everything you need to go out and take photos, with minimal clutter. I use it these days either with the Sigma 30/1.4 HSM, or any of my manual focus Ai or F Nikkors. There's no functioning meter, but aperture, shutter speed, and ISO (mapped to the front Fn button) are ...

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01AUG2013 I bought the Nikon D40 when it first came out, and despite owing a D300 and D700, I still enjoy using the D40.  For some reason, I getter better photos on it with the Nikkor 70-300 4.5-5.6 VR lens than when this lens is used on my other bodies.  I have taken great shots on a Drop Zone at Fort Bragg as fellow Paratroopers jumped from aircraft at about 800 Feet Above Ground Level.  The shots are super sharp.

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Jabels
 
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I borrowed one of these from my high school for three years, used it, abused it, it still ran when I handed it back a few months back, I wrote another review earlier about a D60 that was the same because I got the two confused, just as a side note. Problems: low MP, but it wasn't all that much of a problem, low light was fine because I loved doing long exposures, but if you need faster shooting capabilities look elsewhere, also the continuous buffer is fun sized, so watch out for that.

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NZ Scott
 
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I bought the D40 in 2006 as an "expendable" travel camera. I found it on sale in Seoul, for just US$420, as the newer D40x was coming out and most Koreans will only purchase the latest models. I lugged the D40 and its kit lens around 50+ countries on four continents before I managed to destroy the shutter while trying to clean dust off the sensor (the "lock up" mechanism malfunctioned). I left the camera body in a hotel room in Bolivia, and sorely missed it while travelling through the rest ...

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Superb image quality, I use it with my kit lens and a 50mm 1.8G. More than enough resolution for me. ISO 800 is clean and usable, given that scene is not under-exposed. ISO 200 is super clean and plenty of DR. Fast and responsive, very small. A complete steal even today, in 2011 (used). DID YOU KNOW YOU CAN SYNC WIRELESS FLASH AT THE SPEED OF 1/4000 th of a sec ??? yes that is the greatest advantage, even D3X cannot do that. Try shooting in daylight @ 2.8 and 1/4000, with flash. Problems: I ...

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matahari
 
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just had a used one as my 1st slr.once the box opened, i surprised with the size..very small and cute.and after i put my hand on it..feels so light but solid. but wait for the images that d40 produces..B E A U T I F U L: so warm, so fresh, so deep and the most important..so life.no more words..i'm happy :) Problems: will be perfect with VR lense

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Feud
 
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I have owned my D40 for a year now, and shot around 5,000 images. It is light, reliable, produces excellent images and is good in low light. 6Mp is plenty if you know what you're doing, and it has a similar pixel density to D700, which makes for excellent dynamics, colour depth and an indefinable clarity about the photographs it produces. Problems: Slight problems with sensor dust, and the D40 has no auto-cleaning, but I gather this is a problem even on cameras with this feature. I dislike ...

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computersrinu
 
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Strongly Recommended. This was a gift for myself after saving for about five years. I have used this camera for more than a year now. I am amazed at the quality of pictures from this camera and I absolutely love it. I am no professional photographer but would like to capture the moments of my life in its true form. I do not use the full capability of this camera, yet I take good pictures with the various Auto modes on the camera. My family and friends handled (or I can say mishandled) this ...

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Billy43
 
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I have had my Nikon D40 for around 5 months now and I love this camera Problems: none

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petanque
 
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Have just bought my second D40 after foolishly selling my first to try the top end compacts, tried an LX3, nice but not for me, tried a FZ28 but still missed the SLR feel and control. I have not yet sold the FZ28 but after a couple of weeks shooting both the Nikon edges it, although lacking many modern features on the FZ28 the D40 is still my personal choice. I too think it will become a classic. Problems: None

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