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I saw the D40 in a high street shop for £400 with just the 18-55mm lens. On the 4th of April I saw the D40 with the 18-55mm lens PLUS a Nikkor AF-S 55-200mm lens (zoom lens that effectively gives you approximately 11x zoom) on the Currys website for £440 (less a few pence) and was tempted to buy it. The 55-200mm lens alone is worth somewhere in the region of £100. On the 5th of April I noticed the price had dropped to £399 (price at time of posting) and I was determined to buy it. After applying the 5% discount code "nhs192" (my mother is a nurse) and the code PRFREEDEL for free delivery, the price became £379.05. In my opinion this is one of the best deals (if not the best) you will find for a DSLR with mid zoom and telephoto lenses at this time.
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#1
That is a great deal, if only all my money wasn't invested in Canon glass...
#2
Amazing deal - have just ordered - thank you so much craig - especially for the two codes as well! (p.s. freeky about our usernames and that we both were interested in this cam!)
#3
Don't forget 3% quidco?
#4
Good price, but superior 10.2MP D40x is out now and well worth the £120 extra for similar kit bundle.

D40x
Sensor: CCD - 10.2 Million pixels
Image Size: 3872 x 2592
Lens: Takes Nikkor lenses (see specifications)
Focus: TTL Auto/Manual
Exposure: Vari-program/A/AP/SP/M
Metering: 3D Matrix/CW/Spot
Monitor: 2.5" TFT LCD
Movie Mode: No
Storage: SD Memory Cards
Batteries: Li-ion Pack
AC Adaptor: Optional
Video Output: Yes
Size/Weight: 126x64x94mm - 495g
#5
sburley
Good price, but superior 10.2MP D40x is out now and well worth the £120 extra for similar kit bundle.

D40x
Sensor: CCD - 10.2 Million pixels
Image Size: 3872 x 2592
Lens: Takes Nikkor lenses (see specifications)
Focus: TTL Auto/Manual
Exposure: Vari-program/A/AP/SP/M
Metering: 3D Matrix/CW/Spot
Monitor: 2.5" TFT LCD
Movie Mode: No
Storage: SD Memory Cards
Batteries: Li-ion Pack
AC Adaptor: Optional
Video Output: Yes
Size/Weight: 126x64x94mm - 495g


Having upgraded from a D40 to a D40X I have to disagree; it is definitely NOT worth the extra money! So much so in fact that I returned it and bought another D40. The D40 is without doubt the best bang for buck SLR out there and the picture quality is all but indistinguishable to the D40X.
#6
now £478 :-(
#7
a bit off topic, but i've just watched One Hour Photo and thank god for Digital :p haha
#8
joe public
The D40 is without doubt the best bang for buck SLR


I think I disagree. You can get D50 for almost the same amount of money and its a better camera. Come on, D40 doesn't even have a top-face LCD display.
#9
joe public
Having upgraded from a D40 to a D40X I have to disagree; it is definitely NOT worth the extra money! So much so in fact that I returned it and bought another D40. The D40 is without doubt the best bang for buck SLR out there and the picture quality is all but indistinguishable to the D40X.


You could say that about most DSLRs, why bother buying a D80 or D200, when the images look the same or better on the 'basic' D40 because it is tuned to give punchier consumer pictures out of the tin. But there will be enough features on the upper models to interest people who ant a bit more, and for true bang for buck the D40x is hard to beat.


I think I disagree. You can get D50 for almost the same amount of money and its a better camera. Come on, D40 doesn't even have a top-face LCD display.


Agree, I bought a D50 refurb 6 month ago and it's a great camera, especially more so now it can be had for £250ish. The D40 was a consumer downgrade, designed to enhance the prosumer appeal of D80, but that misfired and the D40 hasn't sold very well, hence the D40x enhancement. The D40 will be dropped in a while and no doubt a D60 will follow shortly as a proper D50 replacement.
#10
I have a D50, spend the extra this Digitall SLR is amazing.
#11
kemot1984
I think I disagree. You can get D50 for almost the same amount of money and its a better camera. Come on, D40 doesn't even have a top-face LCD display.


That's a fair comment and I accept what you're saying; at the end of the day all our opinions are subjective.

In my opinion, the 'punter' wants the best picture quaility in the smallest, simplest to use package - enter the D40. He won't be doing prime lenses, bracketing, selective focus, top-face LCD etc etc; that for the 'enthusiast'. More features (that most 'punters' will never use) don't necessarily make a 'better' camera.

For the market it's aimed at I stand by my original statement about the D40; and, it does produce better IQ than the D50 at higher ISO's.
#12
sburley
But there will be enough features on the upper models to interest people who ant a bit more, and for true bang for buck the D40x is hard to beat.


Sorry, but unless your going to crop to death or print enormous banners I have to disagree.

At approx £100 more than the D40 your getting indestinguishable image quality, a slower sync flash, more chance of camera shake (ISO 100) and all you gain is slightly better battery life and an extra 1/2 frame per second. Seem like pouring money down the drain to me and we all know the D40X only got released to appease the general public who have been brainwashed into thinking more pixels equal better photos.
#13
joe public
we all know the D40X only got released to appease the general public who have been brainwashed into thinking more pixels equal better photos.


so why did you buy one then? :giggle:

joe public
Having upgraded from a D40 to a D40X I have to disagree; it is definitely NOT worth the extra money! So much so in fact that I returned it and bought another D40. The D40 is without doubt the best bang for buck SLR out there and the picture quality is all but indistinguishable to the D40X.


You wanted better pictures, didn't work, blamed the tool. You bought if for the wrong reasons.
#14
sburley
so why did you buy one then? :giggle:


I had never owned or tried a 10 MP SLR and wanted to see how good they were. The D80 was bigger and had more features than I could put to good use so I went for the D40X. I will also be the first to admit, I was blinded by the mega pixels.

sburley
You wanted better pictures, didn't work, blamed the tool. You bought if for the wrong reasons.


A fairly absurd assumption seeing you haven't seen any of my pictures. I am more than happy with what I have produced with the D40 hence I bought another one. :?

On a final note; in the vein attempt at offering my subjective advice (which is free to be taken or ignored) I find it sad that you see fit to reduce it to a derogatory personal attack. :-(

I will leave you to enjoy for D50, from what I have heard it's a great camera. :thumbsup:
#15
I had never owned or tried a 10 MP SLR and wanted to see how good they were


My uncle always buys Vectras, 4 in a row, then once he tried a Signum, didn't like it and bought another 5th Vectra. SIGH.
Not that I like either.

but hindsights a wonderful thing, but the
we all know the D40X only got released to appease the general public who have been brainwashed into thinking more pixels equal better photos.
struck me as a bit, just a bit, not wishing to cause offence or any other such grievance; bleeding hypocritical.

derogatory personal attack
:thinking: I don't think...
#16
sburley
but the struck me as a bit, just a bit, not wishing to cause offence or any other such grievance; bleeding hypocritical.


I never excluded myself from the statement; I am that general public whose for once isn't afraid to point the finger at myself; hardly a hypocrite. :?

This whole discussion has obviously hit a nerve with you for some reason so I am calling it a day. :lazy:
#17
Or you could leave out both base kit lenses (and the increased risk of sensor dust), get a body only (whatever you prefer) and invest in one of these new Sigma OS lens:
http://www.pixmania.co.uk/uk/uk/534239/art/sigma/18-200-f-3-5-6-3-dc-os-le.html

http://pan.fotovista.com/dev/4/6/00029964/g_00029964.jpg

Significantly cheaper and hopefully more available than Nikons (admitedly brilliant VR lens - which I gave up on after 6 months on the waiting list).
#18
I use a D50 for professional work - images for newsletters, etc.

Quality is exceptional - but there aren't too many available now, since the D40 came out. PErsonally I'dc go with the D50 wevery time.:thumbsup:
#19
MALLYMAL
I use a D50 for professional work - images for newsletters, etc.

Quality is exceptional - but there aren't too many available now, since the D40 came out. PErsonally I'dc go with the D50 wevery time.:thumbsup:


I love the way it handles too. You get satisfaction from that alone :giggle:

Feels like a "real" camera i.e. a pro dslr as opposed to a prosumer one which most dslr's under the £600-700 mark are.
#20
Watch out for the lens compatibility issues with the D40 is my advice.. Especially if you have older Nikon lenses and looking to upgrade.
#21
sburley
Significantly cheaper and hopefully more available than Nikons (admitedly brilliant VR lens - which I gave up on after 6 months on the waiting list).


Give [url]www.tecno.co.uk[/url] a try; I back ordered a Nikkor 18-200mm VR on 18 Jan and it was delivered on 31 Jan. :thumbsup:
#22
MALLYMAL
I use a D50 for professional work - images for newsletters, etc.

Quality is exceptional - but there aren't too many available now, since the D40 came out. PErsonally I'dc go with the D50 wevery time.:thumbsup:


Oh you guys got me thinking about buying again.....


Looked at D40 in JEssops - felt very small in my big fat hands - still prefer the D50.

After much searching found the TECNO site, where I got a refurbed D50 for £259, plus a 1gb SD card for £9, then £5 discount using code TECNO05.

I think this is a cracking bargain & have placed an order. Bit early for Christmas but waht the heck... :santa:

PS, rang TECNO and they said refurb could just be damaged box, repacked.
#23
Ignore my last post recommending TECNO. They accpeted my order for a D50 plus 1gb card at approx £263, but only delivered the card, without any word of explanantion.

I rang to query and was told the camera wasn't available at all.

As I'd ordered it specifically for a holiday I'm well p*****d off. :-(

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