D40x........does it deserve such high praise?

Started May 28, 2007 | Discussions thread
ajay0612 Senior Member • Posts: 2,799
Re: D40x........does it deserve such high praise?

BraveUlysses wrote:

Nikon's marketing people are not stupid - they will have done the
studies, counted on their fingers (or used an ababcus) and decided
that the market had a space for a camera just like the D40; so far,
they seem to be justified in their decision.

If sales are the parameter of righteousness than Cigarettes Manufacturers ought to be doing everything right.

If it doesn't suit you, don't buy it.

Right. Does that also mean I should not demand value? Cashing on consumer's ignorance is not a good policy. And DSLRs are mostly bought by enthusiasts, who pursue photography as a hobby and not typical P&S shooters as it is being made out to be.

In fact D40x was made up to counter the advent of Olympus 10MP DSLR's as Nikon feared losing market share as other 10MP DSLRs were selling at $750 while its cheapest offering D80 cost $1000. It was not such a researched move as you think. They had no other option but to strap a 10MP sensor on D40.
Regards, Ajay

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