Nikon D40X User Reviews

Announced Mar 6, 2007 •
10 megapixels | 2.5 screen | APS-C sensor
jdenning
 

I used to be a pro, and used to teach photography. If you are looking for a great digital SLR at a budget price and don't want to compromise on quality. Then the Nikon D40x is for you. I've been using it now for about 8 months. I have no complaints at all. Additional features I'd like would take me to other cameras in the Nikon line. I did consider a Canon when I first went in to purchase a camera. I felt that to my surprise I can get much more of a camera and better quality sticking with ...

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binny
 

My first DSLR - absolutely great! When you go into a camera shop and compare to main competitor there is no competition - this one just feels more like 'a camera'. Great to hold, good features and easy to use - which produces wonderful images. Very Happy with it. Yes you are limited with the range of lenses that you can use the auto-focus with, but what is available is more than adequate and for the more creative stuff you want manual control anyway.

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jeema
 

After Olympus (analog) and Pentax (compact digital Optio S60) experience I'm very satisfied with my D40X, especially with the 18-200mm AFS-VR lens. Great lens, no changing needed between with-angle and tele ! Big difference in sharpness, colors an features compared with a compact digital, =normal regarding price difference of course. Also super battery live ! Camera size is still OK compared with some other DSLR camera's. I'm sure that the D80 has more options, but be careful, sometimes the ...

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Doug G.
 

This camera is light, quick, relatively cheap, and takes great pics. What else could anyone (except pros) want? No, I haven't owned a D80 or better but it's the best camera I've ever owned by far. Puts the D70 to shame. The kit lens is surprisingly good although I also use the 18-200VRII for special shots/vacations. Next up is the 60mm macro. (I would leave a heavier, bigger camera at home.) The D40 was an option but I wanted the 10mp. Puts it ahead of the D70, D50, etc... ...

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Bgunder
 

Have had camera 4 months, ~2500 shots, w/ 18-135mm zoom, and its great. My first DSLR - had a CP 8800 before. Missed the 8800's VR and 10x zoom, so I just got the 70-300mm VR and that's great for outdoor distant wildlife. Have no complaints at all. AF and shutter response is very good - can finally get in-focus flying birds. Low light operation is also very good. 10mp files can be cropped and still be high res. Problems: None

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Pdhalemd
 

I recently bought the D40x and use it with 18-70 and 55-200 VR zooms. I haven't explored all its features, but I am very pleased with the speed of autofocus and the quicklness of the the shutter speed. The VR works extremely well at 200 and I rarely have to use a tripod. Overall, a tremendous value for the price. I think it easily beats the Rebel XT.

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Anders Galmn
 

Entry level camera. + saturation + SD card + Size + High ISO performance + Weight + Grip + Battery lifetime - .nef format, should be .raw. - "Flash off" for Auto-mode cannot be saved. - The lack of AF-motor cuts down the amount of availivable lenses a lot. The ones available are by logic also more expensive. So, if you want to buy let's say 3 lenses you might want to evaluate the total cost for optional lenses package + AF-motor camera. Problems: Dust on sensor without removing lens.

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Nzo13
 

Simplicity is better! This camera is just that. It's bascially a D80 made simple. I love everything about this camera, and the small features sacrificed to make a lighter more compact camera is well worth it. My D80 and D200 has sat in my closet since I bought this D40X last summer. It's just easier to pick up and lug around. Of course more professional photographers will recommend a D80 or D200. Well most people DO NOT need those cameras. With this camera, another good lens and ...

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stromaroma
 

Despite my many annoyances listed below, I like the camera. It has no anti-dust CCD shake, which I knew when I bought the camera. My solution is that my Nikkor 70-300 mm VR lens stays on the camera and never comes off. I always bring along my Canon Powershot compact for the wider angle shots, and it's always handy to have a smaller camera with you to throw in your pocket when an SLR isn't desirable. Plus, it is so much faster to whip out the compact for those quick shots. Despite my 70-300 mm ...

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TugboatNJ
 

Bought D40x in June 07, have taken approx. 800 shots. I like the Digital Vari-Program settings; these make shooting on the fly extremely easy. Just beginning to experiment more with P,A,S & M modes. Takes nice no-flash shots under room lighting. Also Adobe DOES offer a Camera Raw plugin that works with this camera in Elements. Problems: None so far.

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