Reasons to Buy a Nikon D40

Recently I bought a Nikon D40 as a 23rd wedding anniversary gift. What made me choose a Nikon D40?

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1. It is the most affordable DSLR in the market.

2. The D40 also works with some third-party lenses which also have internal motors, such as Sigma’s HSM lenses.

3. D40 has a decent battery life

4. a decent viewfinder, short shutter lag, very short viewfinder blackout.

5. Main features are awesome

    * The lightest, most compact Nikon digital SLR ever, featuring intuitive controls and an ergonomically designed operation that even first-time SLR users can enjoy
    * Nikon DX Format CCD image sensor; 6.1 effective megapixels
    * Fast 2.5 frames per second in bursts of up to 100 JPEG frames (FINE L-size or smaller)
    * High-precision digital image processing algorithms produce natural-looking images with faithful color and tone reproduction
    * 3D Color Matrix Metering II with 420-pixel RGB sensor delivers consistent and dependable automatic exposure for ideal results in most lighting conditions
    * Advanced 3-area AF system and the refined algorithms inherited from the advanced Nikon digital SLR cameras deliver fast, efficient and precise autofocus, while an AF-assist illuminator helps ensure top performance in dark situations
    * Automatic control over ISO-equivalent sensitivity from ISO 200 to 1600 plus HI 1 can also be set manually
    * Eight automated Digital Vari-Programs [Auto, Auto (Flash Off), Portrait, Landscape, Child, Sports, Close Up, and Night Portrait] optimize white balance, sharpening, tone, color, saturation and hue to match the scene
    * Near-instant 0.18-second power-up lets photographers respond to every photographic opportunity
    * Versatile shutter speed control with a range from 30 to 1/4000 s, plus bulb
    * Creative in-camera effects and editing functions consolidated under the new Retouch menu, including D-Lighting, Red-eye correction, Trim, Monochrome settings (Black-and-white, Sepia, Cyanotype), Filter Effects (Skylight, Warm filter, Color balance), Small Picture and Image Overlay
    * Large 2.5-inch LCD monitor with viewing angle of approx. 170 degrees in all directions
    * Innovative information displays can be shown in Classic, Graphic or Wallpaper format
    * “Assist Images” help select the appropriate settings for many camera features by showing an example image typical of that setting
    * Large, bright viewfinder with 0.8x magnification ensures clear view for precise composition
    * Fast image data transfer and recording to SD memory cards of up to 4GB capacity (SDHC compliant)
    * Long-life Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL9 allows up to 470 images* in single-frame shooting mode on a single charge (*CIPA standard, with Built-in Flash used for 50% of the shots)
    * Built-in Flash with i-TTL flash control and full support for Nikon’s Creative Lighting System
    * Includes Nikon’s PictureProject software for easy control over image adjustment and management
    * Support for Nikon’s new Capture NX software, which provides easier access to powerful and visually intuitive enhancement tools that help tap the full potential of NEF images

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No wonder I love taking photos from our Nikon D40.

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One comment

  1. P365D says:

    Good Pictures :D When will I get my DSLR, my blog is supposed to be a daily photo blog with my *imaginary* DLSR…Goodness I hope I can get one soon…I’m looking forward for a Canon EOS 400D or 450D

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