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Nikon D40/D40X 18-55mm KIT Digital SLR Camera £285/£365 or cheaper
Nikon D40/D40X 18-55mm KIT Digital SLR Camera £285/£365 or cheaper

Nikon D40/D40X 18-55mm KIT Digital SLR Camera £285/£365 or cheaper

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5% off currys code: YAW850
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product code for d40x: 136720
product code for d40: 667219

to apply both codes you wont be able to normally but once you have applied 5% choose continue shopping which will take you to main currys page, then click basket you should then be able to add the free delivery code

Nikon D40 - £299.00
Nikon D40X - £399.00

after discount code they are £285 and £380. Quidco is 5% for delivered items, 3% for collect items, so:

£270.75 for d40
£361 for d40x.

Enjoy:)

with 10% off dixons code you can get the d40x for £365 delivered or less with quidco, quidco is either 0.5% or 3.5%.
- hajj_3

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we have just bought a D40x as a first DSLR camera from dixons tax free, a little less than this but not everyon ehas the chance to do this; it is a fantastic camera, we are delighted and this is a good price having looked around very recently.

Original Poster

to get into dixons tax free do you have to have a ticket for a plane to be able to use the duty free shops there or can normal ppl walk in? its £345 the d40x at dixons tax free, £35 cheaper than this.

Maybe someone can help me?
I'm in the process of looking for a new camera. I've been looking at the nikon D40x and the canon 400D but the 18-55mm lenses are similar to 3x zoom. If i went for one of these cameras i'd have to spend another £150 for a decent zoom. I've now taken a step back and now looking at the Fuji S9600 which has a 28-300mm lense which is around 10x zoom or the Fuji 8000fd which has 19x zoom and all cheaper than the dslr. I know that with the fuji cameras i cant change the lense but what extra are you gaining with getting a dslr over the fuji cameras?

hajj i think they are only supposed to give you the goods once you are airborn / out of uk waters.

I think you do actually have to travel, but that can be anywhere by air..... ( or tunnel) like Plymouth, Dubai, or through the Eurotunnel. Best to phone and they put the item by for you, they were excellent at Gatwick - you do have to be going through the airport though i think , irrespective of where you are going.
If you are thinking of DSLR, we wanted something to use with simple Point & shoot type functions, but with scope to move onwards & upwards which we have absolutely found with this.
If you are unsure, order the brochure for the D40x from the Nikon website, this shows very clearly a range of settings & options for the camera, and may well help you make up your mind, I also used an American website for advice ( [url]www.photo.net[/url]) and posted a question on their forums, loads to look through there, for help & advice. We have in a few days been very impressed it is so simple to use for already amazing pictures, lack of shutter lag, and a great long lasting lithium battery too!

andy1984uk

Maybe someone can help me?I'm in the process of looking for a new camera. … Maybe someone can help me?I'm in the process of looking for a new camera. I've been looking at the nikon D40x and the canon 400D but the 18-55mm lenses are similar to 3x zoom. If i went for one of these cameras i'd have to spend another £150 for a decent zoom. I've now taken a step back and now looking at the Fuji S9600 which has a 28-300mm lense which is around 10x zoom or the Fuji 8000fd which has 19x zoom and all cheaper than the dslr. I know that with the fuji cameras i cant change the lense but what extra are you gaining with getting a dslr over the fuji cameras?



Andy, I have a Fuji S9500 which is all but identical to the S9600 and am thinking of upgrading to a DSLR at the moment so perhaps I can explain my reasons why the Fuji is no longer sufficient for my needs. Firstly let me say it is an excellent camera, amazingly flexible, and capable of producing some outstanding shots (even in the hands of a rank amateur like myself) and is a significant improvement in almost all areas over most compact cameras (I have tried quite a few in my time!). However, the small sensor (compared to a DSLR) severly limits any creative control over depth of field. The focussing in low light is relatively pedestrian compared to a DSLR and tends to make quite alot of errors resulting in lost shots. Noise is a problem at higher ISOs. Although it has a hot shoe it does not support dedicated flashes.

If you have any specific questions or can give me a better idea of what you need the camera to do then let me know

quatermass

Andy, I have a Fuji S9500 which is all but identical to the S9600 and am … Andy, I have a Fuji S9500 which is all but identical to the S9600 and am thinking of upgrading to a DSLR at the moment so perhaps I can explain my reasons why the Fuji is no longer sufficient for my needs. Firstly let me say it is an excellent camera, amazingly flexible, and capable of producing some outstanding shots (even in the hands of a rank amateur like myself) and is a significant improvement in almost all areas over most compact cameras (I have tried quite a few in my time!). However, the small sensor (compared to a DSLR) severly limits any creative control over depth of field. The focussing in low light is relatively pedestrian compared to a DSLR and tends to make quite alot of errors resulting in lost shots. Noise is a problem at higher ISOs. Although it has a hot shoe it does not support dedicated flashes.If you have any specific questions or can give me a better idea of what you need the camera to do then let me know



Thanks for that. At the moment ive got a ixus 40 so anything is better than that right now. I'm not a big photographer. would just use it for holiday snaps so thats another thing that put me off having a camera where i'd have to have large lenses. I'm going to review a few more websites before i make my decision. cheers for your help

Original Poster

ive been researching all day, im getting a canon 400d (body only) and gunna buy a 28-80mm lens or something seperately, can get body for £357 delivered and also have £50 cashback from canon - £307 total, then buy a lens.

hajj_3

to get into dixons tax free do you have to have a ticket for a plane to … to get into dixons tax free do you have to have a ticket for a plane to be able to use the duty free shops there or can normal ppl walk in? its £345 the d40x at dixons tax free, £35 cheaper than this.



They ask for a valid boarding pass when you purchase an item.

As for SLRs vs bridge cameras, that's a tricky one and it's really up to an individual needs I would say there's two main advantages to an SLR - the actual SLR part and the larger sensor (which is not technically part of being an SLR but these days to get a bigger sensor you need an SLR aside from some exceptions such as the Leica M8).

The 'SLR' part is basically the fact you get a proper through the lens view which shows you the scene exactly as it is, no delays for an electronic viewfinder, no problems in low light, no resolution issues. Autofocus in SLRs is faster than the system used in standard cameras, in most cases the lens can autofocus very quickly and accurately. Although not part of being an SLR, these type of cameras tend to be able to shoot faster continuously and with a larger buffer carry on shooting faster for longer. This is one of the aspects I particularly like about SLRs having used bridge cameras for a few years, the camer feels very responsive in your hands and is much easier to get fast shots such as these:

http://johnmcl7.smugmug.com/photos/193734483-M.jpg

http://johnmcl7.smugmug.com/photos/143893608-M.jpg

The larger sensor offers various benefits with the primary ones being much lower noise at high ISO (noise is the grain you see in low light, high ISO shots), shallow depth of field (to create blurred backgrounds) and better dynamic range (able to catch more detail in dark and bright areas). The fact that SLRs can also use fast lenses (up to around F1.4) makes them very good in low light which is where compact cameras can really suffer these days.

Unfortunately there's a lot of downsides to SLRs as well, the biggest one being the lack of convenience - an SLR body alone is larger than a bridge camera and the lenses have to be much larger for the larger sensor. Whereas a bridge camera can offer a huge zoom from macro all the way to 500mm equivalent on an SLR you are looking at several different lenses to be able to offer a similar range. If you can stick with the kit lenses you are doing well, ultimately though the lure of better lenses is hard to ignore and it can be a very expensive hobby. My walkabout shooting setup is a 28-108mm F2.8-F3.5, 100mm macro F2, 100-400mm F2.8-F3.5 and 1.4x extender (all equivalent focal length). Although I've managed a reasonably portable setup in a small backpack it's still far less convenient than a single camera and have cost me well into the four figures, that's not counting the additional range of lenses and flashes I have for other purposes.

There are no movie modes on current SLRs and although they finally have the option of a live preview image on the rear screen (this Nikon does not), the implementation is still in its early days and has some time to go before it's anywhere as useful as on a compact camera. While the shallow depth of field can be good when you would like that type of shot, it can also be a problem especially in low light when you have to use the widest apertures, any focussing errors are very obvious and it can be difficult to get the depth you need.

SLRs generally need more time spent with them to understand their features and how to use them, the pictures straight out of camera are designed to be processed and may not look as good when compared to a the pictures straight out of a compact camera.

I hope this doesn't make either type of camera look bad, I think they both very much have their own section of the market - personally I've gone for SLRs and never looked back however I know people who prefer to stick with bridge cameras and for good reason.

John

very informative and helpful John,

andy1984uk

Thanks for that. At the moment ive got a ixus 40 so anything is better … Thanks for that. At the moment ive got a ixus 40 so anything is better than that right now. I'm not a big photographer. would just use it for holiday snaps so thats another thing that put me off having a camera where i'd have to have large lenses. I'm going to review a few more websites before i make my decision. cheers for your help



Andy,
As a holiday camera, I think the S9600 is almost unsurpassed. It is compact and has all of the range and features you will need. I will probably hold on to mine for that very reason (unless I get a good offer!). You may also want to consider the S6500 which has the same body and lens as the S9600 but the sensor from the F30. This has less resolution but much lower noise at the higher ISOs. It is less well specified in terms of features than the S9600 (no exposure lock, no thumbwheel for changing shutter speed/aperture, no hotshoe, no flip screen - very useful for low level shots) but is a better camera for indoor work in my opinion (my dad has one and I have played with it alot). These currently go for a fair bit under £150.

How does this compare to the Pentax 100d ?

Thanks John. Very informative view on camera's. Rep given.

Thanks also quatermass. I've had a few people tell me to go for the s6500 instead of the s9600. Each camera i look at has pros and cons over other camera's i've looked at. Think it's just going to come down to trying them out in store and see which one looks, feels and works better for me. I've made my decision to go for a digital camera instead of an slr just because of the cost.

i've also found [url]www.dpreview.com[/url] useful if anyone is interested.

Original Poster

with the dixons 10% off code you can get the d40x for £365 delivered or cheaper with quidco, which is either 0.5% or 3.5%.
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