Nikon D40 Review is up !!!

Started Dec 20, 2006 | Discussions thread
MennoB Contributing Member • Posts: 984
40 is less than 50

John Tracy wrote:

..............from the review.
Strange how the reviewer saw it fitting to post these cons about
the D50 but failed to apply them to the D40 con list.

Still some moire / maze artifact pattern visible

the rez graphs indeed show less moire on the D40. So while the sensor is essentially the same its performance apperantly is tweaked. Imaginable, since the same happened with D50 vs D70

Kit lens performance is pretty average, corner soft, light fall-off
(?)
the only kit lens difference is the focus wave motor.

the review is fairly enthausiastic about the kitty, so the design although not elimentary changed might be refined (tolerances, coating & who knows)

Agreed on your other points. Maybe PA considers D40 even more entry level than D50 and is therefore more forgiving for the lack of some features. After all, at introduction the D50 kit officially was $899, while the D40 kit is launched at $599 and will likely pretty quick fall to $499 ($399 body only). D50 never got that cheap where I live.

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