Nikon D40 6.1MP Digital SLR Camera Kit with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor Lens

  • 6.1-megapixel CCD captures enough detail for photo-quality 14 x 19-inch prints
  • Kit includes 3x 18-55mm f3.5-5.6G ED II AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor lens
  • 2.5-inch LCD with three display options; built-in flash and hot shoe
  • Fast startup with instant shutter response; shoot at up to 2.5 frames per second
  • Powered by one rechargeable Li-ion battery EN-EL9 (included); stores images on SD memory cards (memory card not included)

If your looking for an action camera with the ability to explore…this is it – We have owned alot of the smaller digital cameras and they just don’t stack up to these abilities. We purchased this used and it came with the auto focus not working. When we investigated it,though, it turns out that with this camera it is a common issue. If you buy it new though, shouldn’t have a problem if you have the warrenty…we didn’t.. :-( … Enjoy~I bought this camera after a lot of long hours researching dslrs of several brands and decided on this one because of ease of use and many other more pro settings. This camera is fantastic. The pictures come out looking flawless and the colors are so bright. This is actually my third dslr I’ve purchased in the last month and this one is definitely a keeper. The first two I bought were Canons’. The first one was the XS model. I really liked all the features it had but the pictures were just too grainy and blotchy under low light co0nditions so I returned it and bought the next one up, the XSI. I wasn’t happy with it either as nearly every picture I took was not clear. The focusing was too soft. So I researched some more and was drawn to the Nikon D40 mainly because of all the positive reviews. Not only here on Amazon but on many other sites as well. The popularity of this jewel of a camera is very well established. It’s even a lot less expensive than the Canon cameras I had. I’ve read a lot about people being not too happy about the availability of lenses for this camera but actually there are a lot of lenses for this camera and the prices are in the same range as Canon and other dslrs and slrs. It’s true that there’s a lot of lenses that don’t auto focus but there’s plenty that do. I plan on buying a few very high magnification lenses soon so having to manual focus won’t be a problem for me since these lenses are very difficult to focus on a moving subject anyways. I’ll be shooting a lot of nature pics like birds, insects, flowers and the like for the most so it’ll all work out perfectly. To sum it up, I’m still in the learning process with this camera. All the adjustments and features will prove to be a very fun and creative experience for me. I very highly recommend this wonderful camera. Even if you’re not a pro, you’ll sure feel like one once you view your pictures.Its July 09 and my friends basically advised me against getting the D40, they said id rather buy D60 or the other higher end ones.

To begin with, let me tell, i am not an expert photographer, but wanted to get into the DSLR world with a basic camera.After reading significant good reviews, and mostly kenrockwell’s site, i thought of giving this camera a try.

Added bonus was that its so light, and almost like a P&S camera.After taking a few snaps, i will say i dont regret at all buying this.I will hopefully learn a lot on this before stepping on to the higher end Nikon’s.The photos are crisp and definitely look much better than my other 8 MP Canon Powershot camera.

For most purposes, you wouldnt NEED anything more than this, 6MP is pretty clear, and if you are on a budget like me, look no further.I did delay buying this a lot after debating which one to go for.

Like many say, spare the cash and buy more good quality lenses.Once you learn and become somewhat of an expert on metering,AF-E etc, then you could buy other cameras.

I dont understand how people can be fooled into buying 12MP DSLR camera, when they cant even do basic metering/exposure settings and mainy use it to do AUTO setting shots.

But dont think that this one doesnt do good AUTO mode photos, its really good.

Good luck in your search of The DSLR,


I love this camera. It is pretty small, can do everything you’d expect from a quality SLR etc. I am sure it isn’t as durable as more expensive cameras, and its lack of an AF motor in the camera body might scare off people using older lenses and stuff, and obviously its sensor is much smaller than a top-of-the line model…but if you want a (big) step up from a compact digital camera, you won’t be disappointed in this one.

Also, do read reviews from people who know what they’re talking about regarding megapixels vs. sensor size. There are pretty good sounding arguments for buying this one as opposed to the D40x. Having not compared the two I cannot vouch for one over the other based on experience, but the reviews I read convinced me this one was the better choice for me and I really haven’t been at all disappointed.Purchased this 6 months ago and I LOVE IT! The pictures are amazing. I still haven’t used all of the features and it has plenty. Not a single problem with it.

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