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Nikon D40 Digital SLR 18-55mm Lens £279.99 @ Argos

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8y, 9m agoFound 8 years, 9 months ago
Now down to £279. Can't see it cheaper anywhere else at the moment.
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#1
Design/style: Compact and Lightweight.
6.1m pixels.
3 x optical zoom.
2.5in colour LCD screen.
2.5 frames per second.
In-camera red eye fix.
CCD size 23.7 x 15.6mm.
Lens mount - Nikon.
AF-S DX zoom Nikkor 18-55mm lens included.
68 other lenses available but not all have full AF capability with D40.
SD memory card compatible up to 4GB capacity.
No internal memory.
Video output - NRSC or PAL (selectable).
ISO range - 200 - 1600 plus boost to 3200.
8 scene modes.
PictBridge compatible.
View finder.
USB connection.
Accessories included in box - battery, charger, USB cable, rubber eyecup, camera strap, body cap, eyepiece cap, accessory shoe cap.
Rechargeable Li-Ion battery provided.
Weight 475g (body).
Size: (H)9.4, (W)12.6, (D)6.4cm.

http://www.argos.co.uk/wcsstore/argos/images/78-5606416SPA67UC336905M.jpg

Review: http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/nikond40/
#2
Been looking to get one of these, between this and the d40x, so tempted now. Anyone know how long argos keeps its offers on for usually.
#3
The D40x is normally a lot more money (than the D40), and it is being discontinued to be replaced by the D60, which will obviously be even more money. I have no idea how long Argos will keep this price. Anyone with Nectar points can use them in Argos too... :thumbsup:
Check out some photos taken with a D40 on flickr ... http://www.flickr.com/cameras/nikon/d40/
#4
#5
...which is £246 incl. delivery, here:

http://www.buyacamera.co.uk/xsearch.asp?RecId=NIKCA722&pt=k

However I've never bought anything from that site, so not sure if it's a good deal. Read a review from someone complaining the retailer only offers repair for defective cameras, not refund or exchange, which is offputting...
#6
The D40 comes out better than the D40X in most reviews.
If you are not going to print photos biger than A4 go for the D40.
#7
This offer is sooooooooooooo Hot I'm going to have a sleepless night and will probably end up ordering it @ 4am
#8
thanks for the advice guys, hoping the deal stays on till 3 more days, only time i can afford it
#9
It has been available cheaper in the past, but I don't think you can get it for less anywhere at the moment - at least not a UK version with 2 year Nikon warranty. If anyone knows different, then I would love to know as it's on my shortlist to buy... TIA! :)
#10
lazygun
thanks for the advice guys, hoping the deal stays on till 3 more days, only time i can afford it

If you have Nectar points you can use them to lower the price. I think it's £2.50 for every 500 points for Argos?
#11
lazygun
thanks for the advice guys, hoping the deal stays on till 3 more days, only time i can afford it

I would have thought they would have this deal longer than 3 days. The only problem you may have by then is finding stock?
#12
I recently bought this camera after A LOT of research. Like previous posters have said, many people rate this over the D40X including Ken Rockwell, who's site is very informative, although he may well be one of these Nikon fanboy types!

If you' aren't bothered about the megapixels, then go for this...I have taken some stunning pics of the kids and I don't know the first thing about photography!!

Incidentally, I think Nikon's cahback offer has finished. If it hasn't, then get someone to Photoshop your invoice, change the date on it and claim another £30 back!!
#13
gazab
The D40 comes out better than the D40X in most reviews.
If you are not going to print photos biger than A4 go for the D40.


Please get your facts right.

The D40 it quite capable of taking photos for large prints

http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t201/ianbramham/Cafe-Rouge-085ppresize.jpg


see thread here.
http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/readflat.asp?forum=1034&message=26744900
#14
lazygun
thanks for the advice guys, hoping the deal stays on till 3 more days, only time i can afford it


reserve one for your local store, they normally reserve your item for a few days :thumbsup:
#15
Wow Koma Toes those Flickr pic samples are something else ! I bought a TZ3 six weeks ago, (which I love) but am very tempted to step up to SLR and buy the D40. Just wish I could afford both ! May I ask is there a vast difference in P/Q between a more compact Camera such as the TZ3 as apposed to the D40
#16
it's a great entry-level dslr camera, especially at this price (I paid around 310 during Nikon's cashback deal).
#17
whatever76
...which is £246 incl. delivery, here:

http://www.buyacamera.co.uk/xsearch.asp?RecId=NIKCA722&pt=k

However I've never bought anything from that site, so not sure if it's a good deal. Read a review from someone complaining the retailer only offers repair for defective cameras, not refund or exchange, which is offputting...


Mine just arrived from them today. Great saving and as new perfect condition.
#18
This is a great camera, good find. I got one last year and love it, as other posters say only go for the D40X if you want large prints from the camera (probably above A3). D40X gives ISO speed down to 100, D40 to 200...thats the only other difference I've become aware of through using it (alongside a mate with a D40X).
#19
stora
Please get your facts right.

The D40 it quite capable of taking photos for large prints

http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t201/ianbramham/Cafe-Rouge-085ppresize.jpg


see thread here.
http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/readflat.asp?forum=1034&message=26744900


Great pics stora. Can I ask where you got the frames from and what price? Please and thank you
#20
I would just like to say that they are not my pics in the thread I posted.

Wish they where though :)
#21
whatever76
...which is £246 incl. delivery, here:

http://www.buyacamera.co.uk/xsearch.asp?RecId=NIKCA722&pt=k

However I've never bought anything from that site, so not sure if it's a good deal. Read a review from someone complaining the retailer only offers repair for defective cameras, not refund or exchange, which is offputting...


Has anyone bought from this lot before, seems a good deal but a little unsure, seems to good a price
#22
whatever76
...which is £246 incl. delivery, here:

http://www.buyacamera.co.uk/xsearch.asp?RecId=NIKCA722&pt=k

However I've never bought anything from that site, so not sure if it's a good deal. Read a review from someone complaining the retailer only offers repair for defective cameras, not refund or exchange, which is offputting...

I guess if you are on a really tight budget this may be a good buy, but personally I'd rather pay the extra for a new one and get the 2 year warranty from Nikon... :thumbsup:
#23
zermattbusby
Wow Koma Toes those Flickr pic samples are something else ! I bought a TZ3 six weeks ago, (which I love) but am very tempted to step up to SLR and buy the D40. Just wish I could afford both ! May I ask is there a vast difference in P/Q between a more compact Camera such as the TZ3 as apposed to the D40

Well with the compact you will be more likely take with you because of the size convenience, but if you want to get more creative you won't beat a DSLR, and this is a very good deal. Most DSLR's are quite a bit more money. If you need some more encouragement check out this guy's photos (with a D40) http://www.flickr.com/photos/markgibson (he does have several lenses to choose from though!)
#24
The D60 is coming. But it will cost a lot more than this...
#25
I jsut bought the D40X....damn if only this came out a couple of days ago would of got this and save £100.

Have i messed up again, or is £350 a good price for the D40X.

Thanks

Nad
#26
All SLR's will give better photo's than compacts, as it is down to the sensor size. The typical compact has a sensor that is 'catching' the light that is only 5mm wide. Most SLR's (Olympus excluded) have a sensor of 20mm+ in width. Surface area-wise, you're looking at a surface area 13 times larger than a compact, so it's effectively 'catching' 13 times more light, The more light, the better the picture.

Anybody who has a friend who claims their high-zoom compact camera's are almost as good as a dSLR can tell them they are talking rubbish as it is the sensor that makes all the difference, and those camera's also use a 5mm sensor (typically).

This sensor-size difference accounts for most of the difference in cost, but then you have the benefit of using different lenses for different purposes, and greater creative control.

Don't be drawn in by the great photo's others have taken with the D40, as these have been taken by skilled people. The dSLR body is only a small part of the equation. Many photographers state that the order of importance to be a great photographer is:
1-Photographer
2-Lens
3-Camera

If you're buying a dSLR to take superb photo's, don't expect any worthwhile results until you invest a lot of: time into 1; and money into 2.

Also, if you are looking at becoming a better photographer (which I assume you are, as you're considering a dSLR) then you'd be better off buying an entry level Canon for less than £100 more: camerapricebuster.co.uk/400D because of the arguments I put forward in this thread.

My advice: decent deal, but only if you're not too interested in becoming a better photographer.
#27
Man, back at Xmas i got my D40x for £320 in the end (eVoucher, Quidco and cashback) at John Lewis. And to this day i think it was one of the greatest chocies i have made :)

Im personally glad i bought a D40x casue im always finding that im croping my pictures alot, so the extra 4.2 mp comes in handy.

I dont think im going to bother with the D60, its only the new dust guard that apeals to me and the new VR lens, but ill get them later i think.

I would wait till the d40x becomes ust before the D60 comes out.

:)
#28
I've got a D40 and love it but there is one drawback. The autofocus motor i snot in the body of these cameras. Normally they are in the body of the camera but in this case you will need to buy lenses with an autofocus motor if you want autofocus. This obviously drives the price of lenses up.
#29
DonnieH
I've got a D40 and love it but there is one drawback. The autofocus motor i snot in the body of these cameras. Normally they are in the body of the camera but in this case you will need to buy lenses with an autofocus motor if you want autofocus. This obviously drives the price of lenses up.

There are cheaper alternatives to Nikkor lenses from other manufacturers like Sigma, and I don't think "most" people will buy that many lenses really. :thumbsup:
#30
It's a fiver cheaper at Dixons!!!

Dixons have it for £294 - Use code AW10 for £10 off ... then take off 3% for Quidco which brings it down to less than Argos :whistling:

Happy shopping.
#31
Great camera :thumbsup:
#32
toonarmani
It's a fiver cheaper at Dixons!!!
Dixons have it for £294 - Use code AW10 for £10 off ... then take off 3% for Quidco which brings it down to less than Argos :whistling:
Happy shopping.


No it isn't. It works out at £280.43 even with Quidco taken off from Dixons as delivery is £4.95. :thumbsup: Personally I would rather buy it from Argos even if it was a fiver more because it would be easier to take it back if there were any problems... ;-)
#33
I have had a D40 for a few months, it is really easy to use as a point and shoot, I can use it without my reading glasses, and it takes noticeably better quality pics than my compact with the same megapixels. My daughter makes more use of the functions and she rates it too. We haven't regretted not buying a more expensive model.
#34
GreenMeanie
I have had a D40 for a few months, it is really easy to use as a point and shoot, I can use it without my reading glasses, and it takes noticeably better quality pics than my compact with the same megapixels. My daughter makes more use of the functions and she rates it too. We haven't regretted not buying a more expensive model.

You'll have to post some examples on here :) Welcome to Hotukdeals too! :thumbsup:
#35
Just picked mine up in store - Crikey HUKD is really caning my bank account.
#36
Simply stunning camera at an incredible price....Nikon shot themsevles in the foot making the D40 so good.....nobody will upgrade it for years........
#37
Please note that in Argos, all SLR cameras are excluded from their money back promise. You can only return the item if it's damaged.
#38
monkeyboy1982

Don't be drawn in by the great photo's others have taken with the D40, as these have been taken by skilled people. The dSLR body is only a small part of the equation. Many photographers state that the order of importance to be a great photographer is:
1-Photographer
2-Lens
3-Camera

If you're buying a dSLR to take superb photo's, don't expect any worthwhile results until you invest a lot of: time into 1; and money into 2.

Also, if you are looking at becoming a better photographer (which I assume you are, as you're considering a dSLR) then you'd be better off buying an entry level Canon for less than £100 more: camerapricebuster.co.uk/400D because of the arguments I put forward in this thread.

My advice: decent deal, but only if you're not too interested in becoming a better photographer.


Is this not a complete contradiction? You have outlined that in photography the least important part is the camera body, falling behind the glass and the photographer themself.

You have also said that 'great photos' have been taken with the D40 by 'skilled people'.

The kit lense on the D40 is widely regarded to produce better results than the kit lense on the 400D.

So, in summary, surely the fact that the D40 body has a few shortcomings compared to the 400D does not really justify your comment about not buying it if you want to become a better photographer...
#39
Stora, nice prints you have mounted there - looks like the Runcorn Bridge .... see my shot taken the other night http://www.flickr.com/photos/fancithat/2260770289/
Cheers, Chris
#40
mumbojumbo
Do Curry's still do Price Match?


yep and you can get 3% quidco on reserve and collect too, so this might be the better deal.

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