Nikon D40 Digital SLR Camera - SILVER + 18-55mm Lens, £195.71 @ Jessops inc. free 8GB Flash drive - HotUKDeals
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First deal - see if I can get this right....

The silver Nikon D40 is now £195.71 in the Jessops sale, with 3% Quidco cashback it comes out at about £190, collect in store only though. Plus, it comes with a free 8GB Sandisk Cruzer Micro USB Flash Drive, worth about £10.

* 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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#1
Hot From ME
#2
Nice :)
#3
Good one have some H/R:santa:
#4
if you add an accessory you can use this code for another £10 off - XMAS10

http://www.jessops.com/ce-images/PRODUCT/PRODUCT_ENLARGED/ANIKOCM205114992.jpg
#5
Hot!!!!!!
#6
It's an older model now and I guess they are getting rid of stocks - more so if they are in the slightly garish silver finish!

While I would personally spend more on a newer and better D-SLR, for a beginner, this is a steal to be honest. 8GB will hold over 2000 photos at highest quality JPEG (couldn't say for RAW though as I don't have a Nikon), and the kit lens is better than the equivalent Canon 18-55mm kit lens (which is naff).

However, bear in mind that the D40 is very limited in the use of existing lenses, as the body lacks a motor, where higher range models include one (D80 etc). Meaning, that you will forsake an auto-focus on the lens that isn't AF-S :)
#7
:thumbsup:wow, cheapest it's been, red hot
#8
are there any reviews?
#9
denandyas
are there any reviews?

any reviews??? google and you'd get 1000's --- problem is not the reviews, problem is fanboys saying the other brand is ****
#10
thesilverfox;3798985
It's an older model now and I guess they are getting rid of stocks - more so if they are in the slightly garish silver finish!
While I would personally spend more on a newer and better D-SLR, for a beginner, this is a steal to be honest. 8GB will hold over 2000 photos at highest quality JPEG (couldn't say for RAW though as I don't have a Nikon), and the kit lens is better than the equivalent Canon 18-55mm kit lens (which is naff).
However, bear in mind that the D40 is very limited in the use of existing lenses, as the body lacks a motor, where higher range models include one (D80 etc). Meaning, that you will forsake an auto-focus on the lens that isn't AF-S :)

Silver finish is indeed awful! Note though the OP says the 8GB is USB so still needs an SD card (unless the Jessops sales rep agrees to swap the 8GB USB for a 4GB SD card...)
#11
denandyas
are there any reviews?


Google is your friend http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&q=nikon+D40+review&btnG=Search&meta= and easy to use:santa:
#12
denandyas
are there any reviews?


Google not working?
#13
i really want a dslr. i have the cash but i want to hold out for a bit until someone else buys me one :P
3 Likes #14
#16
excellent starter dslr... great to learn on, simple to use
i had a d50 to begin with... now moved on to d300
ken rockwell STILL swears by it!!
#17
denandyas;3799068
are there any reviews?

hah nice joke
#18
cracking deal! hot and rep added!
#19
Silver finish looks horrific ! however a black one would be nice for 196£ :thumbsup:
#20
Yep, it's a USB drive. Misread that. Curious addition though to be honest!

Saying that, a 16GB SD card is little more than £17 at the moment, with 8GB less than a tenner :)
#21
I got the black version of this camera. Only use it for point and shooting, haven't got a clue about how to use it properly, but it takes great pictures. Does everything I wanted, which was take a picture when I press the button and not have to wait half a second, during which time the baby's stopped smiling. Hot from me.
1 Like #22
For into to DSLR this is a great camera at a great price.

I have the D40x, which is basically the same.

Best reviews are at [url]www.kenrockwell.com[/url] & DPReview.com

The best points of this camera are:-
APS size sensor, - much better than ANY compact camera.
Compact Body - doesn't feel like you are lugging a full size SLR camera around.
Excellent Kit Lens - you will not be in a rush to change this
Great battery life - last for 1000's shots before needing recharge

Bad Points are:-
Some advanced functions are accessible from the menu only (No dedicated buttons)
There are only 3 a/f points better cameras have 9 or more.
Flash is mediocre for indoor portraits.
No depth of field preview

If this is your first step into DSLR I would recommend this camera above all others (but in Black no horrid silver!)

If you are experinced or looking for the next step, you need a Nikon D80 or D200 or Canon 450D

REMEMBER

It's not how many megapixels that makes a good photo. Its the quality of the sensor and the quality of the lenses. You cannot go wrong with Nikon or Canon, both are excellent.
#23
bobafett


It's not how many megapixels that makes a good photo. Its the quality of the sensor and the quality of the lenses. You cannot go wrong with Nikon or Canon, both are excellent.


The only thing I will mention as a Canon owner, is that the Nikon kit lens is FAR better in terms of quality and build.
#24
I had this camera about a year ago, and it was great (even in horrific silver!!!)

Not that the colour of the camera has any bearing on the quality of the shots.
#25
The D40 is excellent for enthusiastic amateurs like myself, it is missing features that the professional user might require. But for less than £200 a fine camera, get a 55-200mm zoom for about £135 for the Nikon unit or £80 for a Sigma lens. Get Jessops own flash gun for £33 and for less than £350 you've got a complete DSLR package that covers all that most amateus need.
#26
cralittlewood
I got the black version of this camera. Only use it for point and shooting, haven't got a clue about how to use it properly, but it takes great pictures. Does everything I wanted, which was take a picture when I press the button and not have to wait half a second, during which time the baby's stopped smiling. Hot from me.


Yes, that's one of the advantages of SLR. Unfortunately live view will introduces shutter relay again (when you use it). I wished someone would come up with a solution.
1 Like #27
http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/nikond40/page25.asp

IN DEPTH review for those who are thinking of buying it...
#28
You can also save 5% with the ages old code JESSOPS5

I used this code on Tuesday, so I think it is still valid.
#29
:oops:
skinrush
I had this camera about a year ago, and it was great (even in horrific silver!!!)

Not that the colour of the camera has any bearing on the quality of the shots.
#30
I've had the black D40 for over a year now and it meets my needs.
The photo quality is great and for the price, it's a good camera for an enthusiast.

The downside, as mentioned above, is that the camera body doesn't have a focussing motor which means that autofocusing requires a more expensive lens with the motor built in.
#31
balluji
excellent starter dslr... great to learn on, simple to use
i had a d50 to begin with... now moved on to d300
ken rockwell STILL swears by it!!


Ken (Nikon) Rockwell ... he's not biased at all :whistling:
#32
I bought one of these from jessops a few years ago (my first HUKD experience!) and paid around £400 for a package.
stunning camera, excellent price.
I own the silver, which I actually quite like, it's more a champagne silver/gold.
#34
thanks - hot from me, even though i have the canon 1000d!!
#35
Bought on of these a few months back. Even though it's only 6mp detail is better than from my Canon Ixus 12.1mp compact at A4 size. Superb colour reproduction and a really light camera for an SLR. I have also tried a D60 10.2mp and saw no real improvement in picture quality compared to the D40 :thumbsup:
#36
I am looking to buy a new camera..
Not sure if I should go for Canon IXUS 960 or this DSLR! Any advice?
#37
Another disc code that may/should is 'xmas10' from TCback
1 Like #38
sach1636
I am looking to buy a new camera..
Not sure if I should go for Canon IXUS 960 or this DSLR! Any advice?


I bought a canon Ixus 960is last week from Amazon for £117. Picture quality in daylight is similar to the D40 apart from slight loss of corner sharpness on the Ixus pictures which is a problem with compacts that use small sensors. The D40 is far better in low light especially without the flash. The Ixus shows considerable grain at iso 400 and over whereas the D40 produces very reasonable pictures up to iso 1600.If you want the portability and won't be taking many pictures at night without the flash the Ixus is a solid well made camera.
#39
Not the most up to date SLR but takes cracking pictures.

My misses got the D40x and found that it wasn't worth spending the extra money. Unless you want poster sized pics then 6mil pixels is plenty, its the size of the sensor that counts, not the amount of pixels on it!! larger sensor = better pictures (thats why SLRs are better than compacts)

This is a great price, good spot
#40
But no auto focus for most lenses, so it's worth getting a better model or the canon equivalent.

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