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

Started May 28, 2007 | Discussions thread
Tim in upstate NY
Tim in upstate NY Veteran Member • Posts: 7,120
Re: ITs all relative

Two Truths wrote:

What about low-light?
Since the average D40X user will be using a 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 kit
lens, they will be pushing both their shutter speed and ISO.

The D40X neither has good high ISO performance (as the Canon 400D
has) nor does it have anti-shake (as the Sony Alpha 100).

Therefore, it is more flawed than it's similarly-priced
competitors, even for the intended newbie customer.

........Even newbies can use a built-in flash you know.

To quote Phil Askey:

"image quality-wise it's a dead heat with the EOS 400D (except at high sensitivities); it's quicker and more comfortable to use, but very slightly less featured, especially if you consider lens compatibility. It would be hard to recommend one over the other and the answer would depend solely on your preferences (I'm calling it a draw)"

...Sounds like a highly recommended camera to me.

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