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Will i regret getting Nikon D40?? Opinions please??

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8y, 6m agoPosted 8 years, 6 months ago
Im looking at stepping into the big wide world by getting a DSLR im looking at the Nikon D40, all the reveiws rave about it etc, but its best to hear from people who have got one themselves.

Owners of them can you fill me in on if it was a good buy, is it worth it?
Also does it have inbuilt flash as some DSLR dont?
Do you have extra lenses, if so which ones are best to get?? And do i need extra lenses to start off with or not?

I know its only 6MP but not fussed about that as like most of us no MP isnt the b all and end all of a camera, its the person behind it!
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8y, 6m agoPosted 8 years, 6 months ago
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#1
Personally i'd go for the 400D with the cashback but it depends on how much you have to splash out on.

My canon rules!
#2
Good price on these cameras with the Nikon £30 cashback.. £243.26 including the cashback from AMAZON.... I've got a Canon EOS350D and love it...
THIS is how you claim the cashback..
#3
I have the Nikon D40X and i think it is an amazing camera for the price, the only thing i will say is that i do have a smaller pocket camera aswell as its not always the most practical camera to carry around due to the size, but then again this is the same with all slr cameras......

oh and it does come with a flash built in aswell.......

i wouldnt go all out and buy lenses straight away, you probably will want more lenses in the future if not only for zoom purposes, but as there expensive i would make sure you use the camera enough first to warrant it.....

If you look around you probably will find the D40x for a similar price aswell, and its a 10 million pixel.....
#4
Thanks, i cant really go over the £300 ish price range as its the dear ole hubby paying out for one! I will have to make it up to him big time lmao

Will keep looking and hope to get other good reviews :-)
#5
I wouldn't change my D40 for anything at the moment...

Does exactly what I need it to.

Here's a link to an unedited image taken by it (full res)...

http://www.browni.com/images/DSC_0715.JPG

To answer your questions:
Owners of them can you fill me in on if it was a good buy, is it worth it? Yes
Also does it have inbuilt flash as some DSLR dont? Yes, has a flash
Do you have extra lenses, if so which ones are best to get?? And do i need extra lenses to start off with or not? Depends on what you want to capture. It comes with an 18-55mm Lens which is fine, but if you want to take close images of things without upsetting or moving them on (animals etc), I have a 55-200mm lens which deals with those shots. Also, a tripod is a helpful thing to have (I chose the Manfrotto 785B which was around £30 and is spot on).
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#7
oops! what i meant to say was.....

I bought a Nikon D40 about a month ago and i do not regret it one bit! Great for those who are starting out like me and has all the functionality you need to progress as an amateur photographer. It is very easy to use and none of the settings or menus are overbearing. I bought this as a means to get into photography and expand on my technique before i splash out on a more sparkly one in a few years time. So far, it has been a perfect companion and although 6mp is very modest, it will churn out great photos.
Just check this review 6mp vs 10mp cameras.....
http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/NikonD40/page4.shtml

6mp resolution also means modest sized image files and won't bust open your computer's hard drive!!! If you manage to loosen your hubby's purse strings, i would recommend a Nikkor 55-200mm VR lens which is both very affordable (around £140) and obviously takes great pics!

Another major reason why i bought this, other than the price, ease of use and the image quality, was the size. It is pretty light and small for a dSLR and have no problems carrying it around with me everywhere i go.

I would say, believe the reviews and for the price you cannot go far wrong. Just don't expect £1000 worth of tech like in some dSLRs!

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