Digital Cameras > Nikon D40 (with 18-55mm and 55-200mm Lenses)
Nikon D40 (with 18-55mm and 55-200mm Lenses)

Nikon D40 (with 18-55mm and 55-200mm Lenses)

6.1MP Digital SLR Camera with 11.1x Optical Zoom
Most frequently recommended for:
Best Point and Shoot Digital Camera for Action Photos Under $750
Editors' Ratings:
"Highly Recommended" at DPReview.com
"Dave's Pick" at Imaging-Resource.com
"Rated Very Good" by CNET.com
Expert
32 Compliments
88 Recommendations
Recommended as
“Equipped with a twin zoom lens kit, effectively covering a 10.7x zoom range, the Nikon D40 delivers class-leading low light performance and fast response times to freeze that long jumper in flight. Its optical viewfinder makes it easier to follow…”
Expert
9 Recommendations
Recommended as
“The Nikon D40 is a winner, not only for its excellent optical quality and well-thought-out feature set – 6.1 MP, 2.5 fps, excellent high ISO performance, interactive menu, manual controls, preset scene modes, compatibility with a full range of Nikon…”
Expert
7 Compliments
6 Recommendations
Recommended as
“The Nikon D40 has opened the door to amateur and intermediate photographers who are interested in being able to capture sporting events or other types of fast moving action within a consumer budget. The D40 is a DSLR (or digital Single Lens Reflex)…”
Expert
32 Compliments
88 Recommendations
Recommended as
“Equipped with a twin zoom lens kit, effectively covering a 10.7x zoom range, the Nikon D40 delivers class-leading low light performance and fast response times to freeze that long jumper in flight. Its optical viewfinder makes it easier to follow…”
Expert
7 Compliments
6 Recommendations
Recommended as
“The Nikon D40 has opened the door to amateur and intermediate photographers who are interested in being able to capture images in a variety of shooting environments. Whether it’s children or pets, sporting events or other types of fast moving subjects…”
Expert
32 Compliments
88 Recommendations
Recommended as
“Yes, it is a DSLR. But there is no need to be intimidated as it also has an Auto Mode :-). You can always use it as a typical point-and-shoot camera with its kit lens mounted and in Auto Mode or a Scene Mode. The only relevant difference is that for…”
Expert
21 Compliments
97 Recommendations
Recommended as
“The Nikon D40 is Nikon’s entry-level SLR camera, a low cost camera aimed at beginners but stripped of many features, although it is one of the cheaper SLRs on the market. This D40 kit comes with the 18-55mm kit lens (versatile for other…”
Expert
21 Compliments
97 Recommendations
Recommended as
“Nikon’s entry-level D40 offers most of the basic functionality of a DSLR, although it lacks some of the more advanced features commonly found in other cameras. High-ISO quality on the D40 is good - images are clean straight from the camera…”
Expert
21 Compliments
97 Recommendations
Recommended as
“The Nikon D40 is perhaps the embodiment of the modern budget camera - rock-bottom cheap, and stripped down to a bare-bones featureset. Like just about any DSLR, the D40’s high-ISO is capable of freezing subjects’ motion, although…”

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