This past March, Nikon released their P5000 advanced point-and-shoot camera alongside their D40x D-SLR. Today we are taking a look at the latter, which turns out to be a fantastic offering for those looking to take the plunge into high-quality photography.
How was it that Nikon could possibly release an upgrade for a camera [D40] that was out for less than five months? Simple answer: They didn’t. Sure, the D40x shares the same name, but it was targeted more towards the advanced beginner, whereas the D40 was more for the absolute beginner. That said though, any D-SLR can be well-handled by a beginner, it’s just that the D40/x are both designed more towards the novice, thanks to its design and revamped user-interface...My final thoughts on the camera are simple: It’s totally worth the cash. It’s a great D-SLR that’s best suited for beginners, but exceptional shots are ready to be taken by anyone, novice or pro. Because of the lightweight form-factor, it’s a very comfortable camera to hold, especially if you have small hands. Equipped with the kit 18-55mm II lens and a good neck strap, the camera will be a joy to bring with you on trips, walks or whatever events suit your fancy.
Published in: Cameras on 2007-07-25