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Nikon D40 Digital SLR Camera (18-55mm Lens Kit)

Price: £329.00 - £60 (cashback) = £269

Product Features

* Effective Pixels: 6.1 megapixel
* Max Image Resolution: 3008 x 2000
* LCD Screen Size: 2.5- inch
* Storage: SD Card
* Continuous Shooting Speed (fps): 2.5 fps
* Max Consecutive Shots: 100
* Dimensions: 126 x 64 x 94mm
* Weight: 475g (without battery)
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#2
Those that have voted this cold, show us where it's cheaper. I've warmed it up for now.
#3
Just a quick look brings up:

Comet £350 - £30 coupon (SUMMER30) = £320 - £60 cashback = £260 (+Quidco)

AJ Electronics £325 - £60 = £265 (+Quidco)
#4
£260 for this is a total bargain!

Didn't seem long ago when Canon announced the 1st prosumer D-SLR body with 3mp and it cost £1800, which has less spec than this D40.

How technology moves on....
#5
It's a good deal for those who couldn't get it at £252 from John lewis
http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?t=71890
#6
Good deal if you are happy with a 6.1mp DSLR
#7
Scribbles
Good deal if you are happy with a 6.1mp DSLR


...and there is absolutely no reason why you shouldn't be happy with that. I'm still using a 6mp DSLR (Nikon D50) and my work has found its way onto huge canvas', a double page spread in a magazine and plenty of big prints. I've not yet had any complaints regarding quality.

The other good thing is that the camera isn't being stretched by its sensor. Many of the 10mp compacts are completely pointless and smooth everything out to hide the noise, where as the 6mp sensor on the D40/50 can happily handle high ISO settings with very few issues.
#8
ukaskew
...and there is absolutely no reason why you shouldn't be happy with that. I'm still using a 6mp DSLR (Nikon D50) and my work has found its way onto huge canvas', a double page spread in a magazine and plenty of big prints. I've not yet had any complaints regarding quality.

The other good thing is that the camera isn't being stretched by its sensor. Many of the 10mp compacts are completely pointless and smooth everything out to hide the noise, where as the 6mp sensor on the D40/50 can happily handle high ISO settings with very few issues.


Yep I agree totally.
6MP DSLR cameras are more than enough.
I personally don't see why I'd pay £150+ more for a D40X.
#9
Is 6 megapixels high enough for making quality A4 photos?
#10
ukaskew
...and there is absolutely no reason why you shouldn't be happy with that. I'm still using a 6mp DSLR (Nikon D50) and my work has found its way onto huge canvas', a double page spread in a magazine and plenty of big prints. I've not yet had any complaints regarding quality.

The other good thing is that the camera isn't being stretched by its sensor. Many of the 10mp compacts are completely pointless and smooth everything out to hide the noise, where as the 6mp sensor on the D40/50 can happily handle high ISO settings with very few issues.


That is probably very true. I'm not a pro so I couldn't say for sure.
But I always look for longevity when I buy hardware. That is why my 3.3mhz P4 laptop that I bought 18 months ago is still at the top end of the scale when it comes to laptops. I'm not trying to spoil this deal, as that is a very good price for this camera. But how will 6.1mp compare in the DSLR market place in six months? That's all i'm really saying.
Why spend £260 on a 6.1 when another £110 gets you a Sony 10.2 at Argos, with a better lens?
#11
But the Sony is noisy above ISO800.
#12
Chanser
But the Sony is noisy above ISO800.


Agreed :)
I don't shoot at high ISOs so I have not experienced that, but I read about it. But that is part and parcel of the price v quality decision that has to be made when purchasing a high value product. I'd have rather bought the D80x, but money is always the issue.
#13
I have just bought a Nikon D40 and its 100% fantastic. I don't see any reason to look for Mega Pixels unless I was shooting for bill-a-bong board or what ever they are called. For home and hobby use , who needs to print more than A4 anyway. Thats the only reason I would consider looking for more mega pixcels.

I am not photographer but anyone looking for a really good camera for this amouint of money cant go wrong with the Nikon D40. :thumbsup:
#14
Chanser
Is 6 megapixels high enough for making quality A4 photos?


To answer your question - yes. We have a D70s, which produces fantastic A4 pictures.
#15
cheepaschips
I have just bought a Nikon D40 and its 100% fantastic. I don't see any reason to look for Mega Pixels unless I was shooting for bill-a-bong board or what ever they are called. For home and hobby use , who needs to print more than A4 anyway. Thats the only reason I would consider looking for more mega pixcels.

I am not photographer but anyone looking for a really good camera for this amouint of money cant go wrong with the Nikon D40. :thumbsup:


Think you'll find you ARE a photographer if you have a D40!:-D
#16
People will be astounded with the quality and ligtening speed of the D40. At £260 it's a total no-brainer.

99% of people will never use 10mp - marketing gimmick unlesss you print posters or crop heavily or enjoy filling your hard drive/memory card twice as quick.

I'd equate this to getting a brand new BMW 320D for £10K

Objectively the 2nd best DSLR on the market - who am I to disagree !!

http://alatest.com/Digital_SLR_Cameras/248/
#17
I would like to buy a flashgun for D40. Can anyone give some advise what should I look at? On ebay you can get second hand from >£50
but which of them will work with this camera?

Thank you!
#18
I have a SB-400 new and delivered for £75 from a great ebay seller. RRP £199
Not sure if I am allowed to publish reference to ebay on here. But you could PM me.
1 Like #19
cheepaschips
I have a SB-400 new and delivered for £75 from a great ebay seller. RRP £199
Not sure if I am allowed to publish reference to ebay on here. But you could PM me.



Get it off Amazon for about the same price and get a warranty!
#20
cdwall
Get it off Amazon for about the same price and get a warranty!
:thumbsup: good advice
#21
How does the £60 cash back offer work?

sorted

http://www.europe-nikon.com/home/en_GB/local_content/broad/329/1.html
#22
Scribbles
That is probably very true. I'm not a pro so I couldn't say for sure.
But I always look for longevity when I buy hardware. That is why my 3.3mhz P4 laptop that I bought 18 months ago is still at the top end of the scale when it comes to laptops. I'm not trying to spoil this deal, as that is a very good price for this camera. But how will 6.1mp compare in the DSLR market place in six months? That's all i'm really saying.
Why spend £260 on a 6.1 when another £110 gets you a Sony 10.2 at Argos, with a better lens?

In 6 months the D40 will still be perfect for everyone who isn't printing posters or the like, just in the same way as in 100 years it will still print fantastic photos at high resolutions. And i'm sorry, but a 2 year old 3.3ghz P4 laptop is not even close to the top end. I don't know the other specs but it's probably worse than any low end around at the moment based on that alone.
#23
Totoriko
Yep I agree totally.
6MP DSLR cameras are more than enough.
I personally don't see why I'd pay £150+ more for a D40X.


£70 more.

http://www.e-xcessories.com/estore/nikon-d40x-p-2621.html?ad=FroogleGBP¤cy=GBP

It's probably worth it because the D40 doesn't support ISO100, only ISO200
#24
HenvY
In 6 months the D40 will still be perfect for everyone who isn't printing posters or the like, just in the same way as in 100 years it will still print fantastic photos at high resolutions. And i'm sorry, but a 2 year old 3.3ghz P4 laptop is not even close to the top end. I don't know the other specs but it's probably worse than any low end around at the moment based on that alone.


I agree I though the CPU analogy was terrible.

A subject is a subject is a subject and will never change. The quality of the D40 will be the same now as in 20years as will the subjects photographed. The programs run on a PC evolve rapidly and their demands on the PC's resources increase with every new software package so a CPU bought today becomes useless in a few years.....far from the case with a good camera.
#25
OK. A 3.3gHz P4 laptop is old hat. Only good for email and internet heh?

LMFAO. Whatever.
#26
Scribbles
OK. A 3.3gHz P4 laptop is old hat. Only good for email and internet heh?

LMFAO. Whatever.


I don't think they are implying your laptop is pants, just that it wont last forever. What you want to use it for comfortably today will probably be totally different to what you will want to use it for in say 10 years time and I suspect it wont be able to cope with what you will want to do with it then. Whereas this camera if looked after will always produce the same results.

Technically your laptop is "old hat" as its old technology now, but doesn't necessarily mean its crap, you can't tell much from just saying its a 3.3gHz P4 either - processor speed isn't everything, its definately not the most important thing I'd consider when purchasing a PC.

Anyway, back on topic - I'm pretty temped to get one of these for my boyfriend, whats the lens like that comes with this?
#27
littleange_com
I don't think they are implying your laptop is pants, just that it wont last forever.


Neither will the D40.
Just trying to provide a useful analogy to forward thinking in buying hardware, but all some want to do it shoot it down.
I'm not bothered really. I just hate BS.
Anyway, this is a very good price for a good camera. Hot for me :)
I'll leave it to others to provide the analogies.
#28
Scribbles
That is probably very true. I'm not a pro so I couldn't say for sure.
But I always look for longevity when I buy hardware. That is why my 3.3mhz P4 laptop that I bought 18 months ago is still at the top end of the scale when it comes to laptops.


You bought a 3.3GHz P4 laptop? Ouch. Hot running desktop-esq cores do not suit laptops... I think you're fixated on figures :p A P4 3.3GHz is slower than the higher end Althon 64s that were clocked at 2.4GHz at the time, not to mention that it runs HOT and uses a lot of power (resulting in poor battery life). You just have to look at Intel's latest CPUs - efficient, low power, dual-core where 2-2.4GHz is the standard and is faster than any of their old, highly clocked P4s. Just shows that going for the highest figure definitely isn't always the best way to guarantee the best performance and can often be the worse choice.

Obviously I agree with the others - 6.1MP is fine for a digital camera. Figures mean nothing, it's how things perform, and in this case that's how the photos look.
#29
mikeyw
The programs run on a PC evolve rapidly and their demands on the PC's resources increase with every new software package so a CPU bought today becomes useless in a few years.....far from the case with a good camera.


Don't agree with this fully, though. PCs nowadays have more headroom than a few years ago. Nowadays hardware is moving so fast mostly due to gaming requirements, it has to be said. A 3.3GHz laptop could easily edit photos with Photoshop now and it still will just as well with Photoshop CS10.

You had to pay through the roof to get a decent PC to run just MS Office a few years back. Now any budget PC bought will run it as well as edit photos, rip MP3s etc. A PC that can do these things now will always be able to do these things. If your average user buys a PC now it's unlikely that they will have to upgrade for a good few years as long as the OS is maintained properly. Only professionals and gamers feel the need for increasingly fast hardware.
#30
mikeyw
People will be astounded with the quality and ligtening speed of the D40. At £260 it's a total no-brainer.

99% of people will never use 10mp - marketing gimmick unlesss you print posters or crop heavily or enjoy filling your hard drive/memory card twice as quick.

I'd equate this to getting a brand new BMW 320D for £10K

Objectively the 2nd best DSLR on the market - who am I to disagree !!

http://alatest.com/Digital_SLR_Cameras/248/


The 400D would be my first choice too, but then it is more expensive than the D40 - it's only relevant to budget. It's also a little more awkward for those with large hands!

I'm also overly-weary of user reviews. If this is your first DSLR and you give it 10/10, what are you basing that on? Other DSLRs on the market that could potentially be better? Nope. If you're buying an entry level D40 then you're unlikely to have other DSLRs to compare it with... For this reason I only llok to professional reviews and ratings.

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