Nikon's PMA DSLR announcement

Started Mar 1, 2007 | Discussions thread
OP jeff-c Senior Member • Posts: 2,096
D40 being #1 in Japan in Janurary

Do you also know the D40 is tthe sales champion in Japan in January (last week data), over passing the 400D/Rebel XTi?

http://bcnranking.jp/freepaper/12-00012860.html

And it helps Nikon occupy 49.9% of the DSLR market in Japan, kicking Canon down to 33.1% as #2 since last December.

So why do they upgrade the D40?

I would contribute this as manufacture and supply issue instead of marketing reason. 6mp is sufficient for the market segment but Sony may be EOF'ing the famous 6mp chip and lowering the price of the new 10.2mp chip.

And for most of the consumers, pixel does count.

For me, I will hold on to the 6mp D40 as it has better high ISO performance than the 10.2mp D200 as my own test confirms (in Chinese but the graphs should be readable):

http://forum.xitek.com/showthread.php?threadid=413611

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