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Nikon D40 6.1MP Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II AF-S DX and 55-200mm f/4.5-5.6G ED AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor Lens with 2 Nikon School DVD
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Product Description

The lightest, most compact Nikon digital SLR ever, featuring intuitive controls and an ergonomically designed operation for first-time SLR users to enjoy. High level performance and ease. 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 Automatic control over ISO-equivalent sensitivity from ISO 200 to 1600 with manual override 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 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 Information displays can be shown in selectable formats Assist Images help select the appropriate settings for many camera features by showing an example image typical of that setting Large, bright viewfinder Fast image data transfer and recording to SD memory cards Exposure Metering System - TTL full-aperture exposure metering system Electronic-Flash - Auto, Portrait, Child, Close Up, Night Portrait modes USB and NTSC PAL image transfer capable Unit Dimensions (Body Only) - Approximately Width 5.0 x Depth 2.5 x Height 3.7 inches / Weight - 1 pound, 1 ounces Nikon USA 1-Year Warranty

  • 6.1-megapixel CCD captures enough detail for photo-quality 14 x 19-inch prints
  • Kit includes 18-55mm f3.5-5.6G ED II AF-S DX and 55-200mm f4.5-5.6G ED AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor lenses, plus 2 Nikon School DVD
  • 2.5-inch LCD with three display options; built-in flash and hot shoe
  • Fast startup with instant shutter response; shoot at up to 2.5 frames per second
  • Powered by one rechargeable Li-ion battery EN-EL9 (included); stores images on SD memory cards (memory card not included)

Customer Reviews:

  • Nikon D40
    Excellent camera, as are my "former" 35mm film Nikons, but this digital camera especially. I've been shooting Nikons since 1964, beginning in Japan, but I never cease to be amazed by this camera's versatility, its light weight, excellent lenses, handling, ease of use. I'm still learning about the camera, but I am impressed. Especially since it is an excellent introduction to digital photography. The purchase price was perfect. I have two lenses to shoot with and I can shoot to my heart's content and see the results immediately. I've a lot to learn, but it's fun, exciting!...more info
  • Very good digital SLR camera
    I am really happy with the purchase. The Nikon D40 is compact and easy to handle. It is most suited for private digital photography at a moderate price.

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  • Never saw it
    The seller took almost 30 days of my time, without any reply, reimbursed the money in my credit card. and the sale never took place. ...more info
  • From an absolute beginner
    The auto mode is very easy to use; it takes nice, clear, clean photos. It is like working with a point and shoot, but with better quality. As an absolute beginner, the manual mode was very difficult to use. There are no clear explanations of the modes and how the modes are displayed. For example, 15 means 1/15th of a second, but 15" means 15 seconds....more info
  • Fabulous entry level Digital SLR!
    I purchased this camera right before Christmas from Ritz Camera. The delivery was timely and it arrived surprisingly with a camera bag and two videos not mentioned in the package price. This camera is amazing and simple to use. I highly recommend it to anyone interested in delving into the art of photography....more info
  • Nikon D40 Review
    My only problem with the Nikon D40 is that you cannot view your photos before you take them like most regular digital cameras. The Nikon D40 and D60 do not have this feature. If that feature is important to you I would suggest the Nikon D90. Otherwise it is a nice starter camera....more info
  • Wife's D40
    Great camera for the price. Looked at D60, but D40 gave me what I needed at the cheapest price.

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  • love it
    I love this camera! It takes awesome pictures! Only thing I would do different is get the 18-200mm all in one lens cause I tend to use the 55-200mm lens more than the 18-55mm lens! I don't use the 18-55mm lens much but there are some times where its needed! Otherwise great camera!...more info
  • Great Camera!
    You never know what you are going to get when you purchase something used. Plus, some people lie. But I was amazed at the kindness of my seller and the almost perfectly new-ness of the camera I ordered from her. It was still in the original box and came with lots of extra goodies for it. I'm not even sure if she's actually used it. It was shipped and received here days before I was even expecting it. I was quite happy. Camera works great for someone who doesn't know the technical side to photography---which is me. I wanted it mostly for my Africa mission trip this summer, but I have been playing with it already and am loving it. The only thing i miss is that there is no video on it---and I like to take short video clips. ...more info
  • Comments about a Nikon D-40 with 2 lenses.
    The camera was very satisfactory on first examination and use. It met the product descriptions. The two lenses spanned the range 18-200mm and should both be useful but were not very fast insofar as f ratings. I may have more comments on further use....more info
  • excellent camera
    Very good product, beautiful pictures and quick shots, clear screen with excellent contrast, ease of use. ...more info
  • Awesome First DSLR
    If you are ready to drop the point-and-shoot world, but don't want to spend a lot of money then get the Nikon D40. Definitely need to get at least a 4GB SD card and 2 lenses. I recommend the 18-55mm and the 55-200mm as a good start....more info