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Nikon D40 SLR Camera
By: Joe Eitel
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  • Nikon D40 SLR Camera
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  • Performance and Image Quality

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    Nikon D40 SLR Camera

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    The Nikon D40 has been highly advertised as the best entry-level digital SLR on the market. Does the D40 live up to all of the hype that Nikon is putting behind it? Well, Nikon has done an excellent job in the design and the set of features in the D40 while keeping the price as low as possible. So yes, I think this camera does live up to the hype that Nikon is putting behind it, although it is not perfect.


    With Nikon lowering the price on the D40 from its predecessor, the D50, you can expect to see some sort of a loss in features in order to save on costs of producing the D40. The MRSP of the D50 is $899, while the D40's price is $300 less at $599. I think Nikon has done a great job at lowering the price of the successor to the D50, while still keeping the features the photographer is looking for in an entry-level digital SLR camera.

    The $599 price tag is the "kit price" of the D40 which includes an 18-55mm lens. This is really a good deal, especially from a company like Nikon who isn't well-known for low prices on their DLSRs. If you're looking for your first DSLR camera, then the D40's easy to use interface, comfortable design, and great features, all at an affordable, price may be the one for you.

    The Nikon D40 was released in December of 2006, and was the follow-up to the D50 from a year and a half before. The D50's performance and image quality were excellent, but the camera was just too expensive for the entry-level DSLR photographer. This is why Nikon developed the D40. They found a way to create a camera with most of the same great features of the D50, at a retail price that is about $300 less.

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