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Nikon D40 DSLR - £254.00 @ Currys

£254.00 @ Currys
Nikon DSLR 6.1 million pixels Includes 18-55mm len Great camera and now at an amazing price! Use the code: yaw825 for 5% discount And use £30 cashback from Nikon for this price
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Nikon DSLR
6.1 million pixels
Includes 18-55mm len

Great camera and now at an amazing price!

Use the code: yaw825 for 5% discount

And use £30 cashback from Nikon for this price
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#1
Great price..
..prefer the 400D, but this is tempting :)
#2
This also takes the D40x down to £339.99. What a cracking price!

Thanks for posting.

Heat and Rep given

Chris
#3
Don't forget Quidco, 5% for Online, 3% for reserve and collect.
#4
How does this compare to the Canon 400D which i know is £370 including £50 cashback from Canon?
#5
JIT
How does this compare to the Canon 400D which i know is £370 including £50 cashback from Canon?


The 400d does not feel as well made as the D40 and from what I've read has a poorer lens kit with it.
I have the D40 and the main drawback is lens options as it will only take the newer AS-F lenses or compatible.

The best way to decide is to go into the shop and hold both cameras and see which one you like.
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JIT
How does this compare to the Canon 400D which i know is £370 including £50 cashback from Canon?


The 400D can be had for around £350 inc. cashback but this is a better deal IMO if you are sticking with the kit lens

Here's a review that compares the 2 cameras with kits lens
select the tabs for different comparisons

http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/NikonD40/page4.shtml

Here's another review of both D40 and 400D

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/nikond40/

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/canoneos400d/
#7
Hey, the 5% discount code is not working.... Its shows code as expired...
#8
Is the £30 cashback offer for the D40 from Nikon still current? As far as i can see it expired on the 7th of Jan
http://www.nikon.co.uk/sites/cashback/default.html

Nigel
#9
looks like £30 cashback is expired 2 days ago.They have a new £40 cashback on the D40X.

deeyup:santa:
#10
The Canon 400D is much better.

If you want a fair comparison compare the Nikon D80 and the Canon 400D as the D40 is old technology.

Don't get me wrong this is a great price for the D40. It just can't be compared with the much superior 400D
#11
I thought the D40 had been upgraded to the D40x? So the D40 is and older model now....
#12
Get the D40x in preference far superior camera to the D40 :thumbsup:

Nikon's are better built than Canon's and feel more like a proper camera if you know what I mean :? Canon's tend to be very lightweight and plasticy for my liking, I always choose the Nikon, but you pays your money you makes your choice :thumbsup:
#13
hi
me facing the same porblem
Its shows code as expired...
#14
Koma Toes
I thought the D40 had been upgraded to the D40x? So the D40 is and older model now....


Both models are available. The 40x has not superseded the 40. It's nearly the same camera apart from more resolution on the 40x
#15
steveymp
Get the D40x in preference far superior camera to the D40 :thumbsup:



Only in resolution, and it's not all about the megapixels. In other ways the D40x is inferior to the D40.
Check out this guys opinions on both cameras.
http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/d40.htm
http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/d40x.htm
#16
Great camera, great deal, you don't need more than 6 megapixels unless you plan to make A1 size prints! Heat added
#17
steveymp
Nikon's are better built than Canon's and feel more like a proper camera if you know what I mean :? Canon's tend to be very lightweight and plasticy for my liking, I always choose the Nikon, but you pays your money you makes your choice :thumbsup:


So you mean the Nikon is heavier to carry around than the Canon then basically?
..and that's a good thing? :whistling:
#18
tokarthik
hi
me facing the same porblem
Its shows code as expired...

That's because this deal was posted 5 weeks ago! shaheenhamza bumped it today for some reason to complain about the code having expired.
#19
I purchased the 400D lens kit for <300 from the official Canon outlet on ebay. It comes with the full manufacturers 1 year warrenty and was mint/boxed as new.

Worth checking them out.
#20
Nonsense - the Nikon is a far superior & better built camera, the Canon feels cheap & nasty in comparison.

People seem to think that a large amount of 'megapixels' is best but it's simply not the case.

The D40 is a superb camera for studiowork, light-tent work, portraits, indoor & outdoor action shots - the best DSLR you'll get for sensible money!
#21
Main difference between two camera effective Pixels is 40x 10.2 million and 40 is
6.1 million
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Here's a fairly comprehensive comparison between the Canon 400D with the Nikon D40 and D40x, showing why the 400D is a far superior camera.

Differences between the 400D and both the D40 and the D40x are:

Autofocus

Nikon - 3 point auto focus
Canon - 9 point auto-focus with manual overriding focal point selection.

Lenses

Nikon - Limited to just 34 lenses to choose from for upgrade options. e.g., no fast primes, and only one true macro. (60 lenses including third party offferings)
[INDENT]Most Nikon's have the lens focusing motor built into the body, only the D40 and D40x don't, meaning that you'll have to buy lenses with a built in focusing motor, which are very limited in number for Nikon.[/INDENT]
Canon - 60+ lenses to choose from, and that's just from Canon, including a number of fast primes, macro's and T&S lenses. (173 including third party)
[INDENT]The 400D is compatible with all EF and EF-S lenses on the market, which currently totals 60+, ranging from £60 - £6000, plus a vast array of Sigma and Tamron lenses.[/INDENT]

Dust management:
Nikon - No auto dust management.
Canon - the 400D has the following dust management:
[INDENT]• Low-pass filter vibration at power-on (can be interrupted)
• Anti-static coating on sensor surfaces
• Software based dust-removal (camera maps dust, removed later)[/INDENT]

Raw photography
Nikon - can shoot in raw mode, at 3fps up to 9 photo's, but:
[INDENT]No Raw editing software as standard (raw photo's are of far superior quality than JPEG's) Nikon's raw editing software will set you back £200.[/INDENT]
Canon - Shoot's in raw mode at 3fps up to 10 photo's.
[INDENT]And you get Canon's Digital Photo Pro raw manipulation software for free.[/INDENT]

Sensor and Resolution:
Nikon - 6MP (D40) CCD is very limiting when printing
[INDENT]domerr is unfortunately incorrect, to print just an A4 photo at the standard printing resolution of 300ppi (pixels per inch) you need 7MP for best results. And for A1 you would need 17.5 MP (and that's if you drop the printing resolution to 150ppi)[/INDENT]
Canon - the 400D has the same resolution as the D40x - 10MP, but Canon use a CMOS sensor rather than a CCD
[INDENT]10MP is a good resolution to have to open up the possibilities of printing big (which is one reason for buying a DLSR) even though at 10MP the largest you should aim to print would be A3. And you can still crop your photo's whilst being able to print them at a decent size.
Canon's CMOS sensors are faster, more power efficient, and produce less visible image noise than CCD's.
FFNYL is right, all the situations he states will get reasonable results from the D40, but you need ALOT of light to achieve. The 400D should always get better results just because of it's superior sensor.[/INDENT]

Just one more point, the canon is actually 34g heavier than the D40+D40x, (400D-556g vs D40-522g) surely that make's the Nikons feel more plasticy and cheap.

Hope this helps anyone considering the D40 or the D40x, I wouldn't!
#23
Great price for the Nikon D40:thumbsup: The demand for it has drop right off for it now (that's why the price drop) . it has just 6.1 mega pixels which is a lot lower than a lot of compacts (mobile phones have nearly caught up) but it certainly makes up for it with the lens quality. I payed the extra for the D40X which is 10.2 mega pixels but the rest is about the same. One thing that really did surprise me with an SLR camera is that nether of them has a depth of field preview. :? But a good deal to get started into the SLR scene :thumbsup:
#24
Nikon's require much less post-processing than Canon's in my experience. Additionally, they are much better to hold.
#25
stora
The 400d does not feel as well made as the D40 and from what I've read has a poorer lens kit with it.
I have the D40 and the main drawback is lens options as it will only take the newer AS-F lenses or compatible.

The best way to decide is to go into the shop and hold both cameras and see which one you like.


Totally agree with this. I have the D40X which is similar to the D40 and my friend has the 400D. I much prefer the feel and build quality of my Nikon. Also, the Nikon kits lens is said to be better than the canon and I certainly think so.
#26
steveymp
Get the D40x in preference far superior camera to the D40 :thumbsup:



not entirely true as a visit to the numerous D40 Vs D40X postings on the Nikon forum at DPReview.com will demonstrate! There are in fact very few differences and pro's and con's to each.

R.
#27
no cash back now.
#28
steveymp
Get the D40x in preference far superior camera to the D40 :thumbsup:

Nikon's are better built than Canon's and feel more like a proper camera if you know what I mean :? Canon's tend to be very lightweight and plasticy for my liking, I always choose the Nikon, but you pays your money you makes your choice :thumbsup:


As a freelance photographer ... no, I dont know what you mean !!
And to be honest, I dont think you do either.

I'll just carry on using my Canon kit - even if it does feel "plasticy" to you :whistling:
#29
chrisapplegate
This also takes the D40x down to £339.99. What a cracking price!

Thanks for posting.

Heat and Rep given

Chris


Microglobe are doing the 40X for £319 (body only)
http://www.microglobe.co.uk/catalog/product_info.php?ref=2&pName=nikon-d40x-digital-slr-102mp-camera-body-only

Never bought from Microglobe, so can't comment on them
#30
chezlow
Great price for the Nikon D40:thumbsup: The demand for it has drop right off for it now (that's why the price drop) . it has just 6.1 mega pixels which is a lot lower than a lot of compacts (mobile phones have nearly caught up) but it certainly makes up for it with the lens quality. I payed the extra for the D40X which is 10.2 mega pixels but the rest is about the same. One thing that really did surprise me with an SLR camera is that nether of them has a depth of field preview. :? But a good deal to get started into the SLR scene :thumbsup:


According to 1 book I have, the D80 has a button for DOF preview at about 10 o'clock on the body of the camera - I'm not sure if the D40 and D40x have this too and its late, so I cant be arsed to check properly.

The 400d has this at about 5 o'clock on the camera body.
#31
Just to let anyone thinking of buying Canon 400D know that the Canon cashback is now over. It was available if purchased before 31/12/07.
Hope it helps someone. :)
#32
Guys
Just wanted to say I have the D40X. It is a superb piece of kit, and most of the time I do not even use it at 10 mega pix, preferring small files sizes. I am sure I would have been happy with the D40 (although maybe not able to handle the male obsession with size!). Battery lasts yonks too and it takes HD SD cards (upto 16gb I think).
The weight of the Camera is brilliant for a prosumer rather than professional as my mate has a £4K Canon - he actually finds it difficult to use because of its weight, and is switching to my Nikon (or maybe this one) as the pictures are of the same par and often better because of no complex flash to setup ( often a problem if you are not an expert).
Finally there is one more benefit. The strap. It says Nikon in black and yellow and for some reason imho seems to be more respected by the subjects of pictures (however naive that may be!). “Ohh” they say “you have a Nikon professional camera – please take my portrait” (this is when I have to help the “lovely ladies” out…..sorry girls I am married)…
#33
hey the cashback ended in the 7th!
#34
gizmouk
As a freelance photographer ... no, I dont know what you mean !!
And to be honest, I dont think you do either.

I'll just carry on using my Canon kit - even if it does feel "plasticy" to you :whistling:


Yeah, well I'm a Professional Photographer using D3's now so I do actually know what I'm talking about, previous to upgrading our D2x's we had loans and demo's of all the competing cameras including the Canon's, Fuji's and Sony's and I know why we stuck with Nikon:thumbsup: They may be a wee bit more expensive but to get a nice clean shot first time with no colour cast from a reliable non "plasticy" camera I'll stick with them.

See I do know what I'm talking about :whistling:
#35
social lurker
According to 1 book I have, the D80 has a button for DOF preview at about 10 o'clock on the body of the camera - I'm not sure if the D40 and D40x have this too and its late, so I cant be arsed to check properly.

The 400d has this at about 5 o'clock on the camera body.


D80 does have the DOF preview, I have owned the D50 and the D80 and shied away from the D40 when I was looking last yearbecause of its size:thumbsup: I have bought Nikon kit for the last 20 years and one benefit has been the resell value, I owned Canons before and except for the old A1 I had the value dropped almost straight away. Unless you are into serious photography I am sure the D40 will suffice as the quality that comes from the DSLR's in these quality ranges if far superior than many of the compacts that have the same Mpixels. Excellent price to start on the SLR route and as for weight and feel, you just have to try them. When you have finished loading your bag with spare lenses, filters, tripod, batteries, etc a pound here or there is not so important! :-D
#36
There's little between the D40(x) and 400D. It's all down to handling preference if you ask me, both are equally great cameras.

Ignore the bias comments and choose whichever one suits you. The fact you see Nikon and Canon owners recommend their respective products just shows both are great cameras and you'll be happy with whichever you choose.

The aggression in the Nikon vs Canon debate is just stupid. And yes, the MP count is worth nothing. I suspect Nikon only released the 40x because so many unknowing people think the pixel count matters and though of the 6.1MP D40 as inferior to the 400D because of this. It's purely a marketing tool.

I shoot with a Nikon D70s myself.
#37
steveymp
Yeah, well I'm a Professional Photographer using D3's now so I do actually know what I'm talking about, previous to upgrading our D2x's we had loans and demo's of all the competing cameras including the Canon's, Fuji's and Sony's and I know why we stuck with Nikon:thumbsup: They may be a wee bit more expensive but to get a nice clean shot first time with no colour cast from a reliable non "plasticy" camera I'll stick with them.

See I do know what I'm talking about :whistling:


Surely it would have made more sense to stick with Nikon anyway when upgrading if you already had a host of Nikon glass?
#38
You can argue the difference between Nikon v Canon v Sony etc.

Fact of the matter is the quoted discount code has expired and the Nikon cashback for the D40 has finished, so why has this not been expired?

:roll:
#39
got the d40 as achristmas present and very happy with it but **** forgot to get my cashback from nikon
#40
GreenGem
The Canon 400D is much better.

If you want a fair comparison compare the Nikon D80 and the Canon 400D as the D40 is old technology.

Don't get me wrong this is a great price for the D40. It just can't be compared with the much superior 400D


Clueless poster alert :roll:

There's little to choose between the 2 - as it comes the D40 produces better results than the 400D due to the poor Canon kit lens....once you add better glass to the Canon it soon pulls level again and probably edges the D40 due to it's advanaced feature set.

"much superior" - er not quite. ;-)

If you can't see yourself moving away from the kit lens for now the D40 is much better vfm than the 400D.....if you're a bit more advanced (can make use of the extra features)and will be adding further lenses and need the extra megapixels then the 400 is probably the way to go.

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