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Nikon D40

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2469 reviews of Nikon D40. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the image quality and performance. The portability and price also get good feedback. There are some negative comments about the image stabilizer and video. Views about the connectivity and contrast are mixed.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Nikon D40 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Nikon D40

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 117 user reviews of Nikon D40 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the image quality and portability. The performance and price also get good opinions, but reviews are divided on the size.

lens, price, performance, portability, image quality

89% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Nikon D40

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 644 user reviews of Nikon D40 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the image quality and performance. The portability and price are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the image stabilizer and video.

usability, price, portability, performance, image quality

video, stabilizer

97% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Nikon D40 review: Nikon D40

 

Nikon D40

Excellent feel and compact size; very customizable menu architecture; nice guidance for dSLR newbies; excellent noise characteristics for high-ISO shots.

Slow kit lens; occasionally slow to focus; only 6 megapixels; raw editing software costs extra; control scheme can be awkward; no automatic sensor cleaning.

The Nikon D40 is a great transition camera for going from point-and-shoot to your first dSLR.

Feb, 2009

Expert review by : Terry Sullivan (pcmag.com)

Nikon D40

 

With the D40, Nikon constructs its most user-friendly D-SLR yet.

Compact, light, and easy to use. Helpful guide features. Very inexpensive for a D-SLR.

Performance isn't quite as good as other entry-level D-SLRs. Only three AF points. Flash shots could be better. ; Watch the Nikon D40 Video Review!

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Feb, 2007

Expert review by : Ben Long (pcworld.com)

D40 SLR Digital Camera

 

A few years ago, $1000 was a critical price barrier for digital SLRs. Now, as interest in SLRs has grown among casual photographers, vendors have been racing to produce a $500 model. Though no camera has reachede that goal yet, Nikon's new D40 comes...

Helpful features for novices Small and lightweight

Lacks depth-of-field preview

At $600, the D40 is a great value, and a great tool for photographers who want to grow. The included help system and aperture displays are fantastic learning tools, and the fact that the camera provides full priority and manual modes, as well as RAW,...

Jan, 2007

Expert review by : Phil Askey (dpreview.com)

Nikon D40 Review

 

The Nikon D40 is an all new affordable, compact, point-and-shoot digital SLR from Nikon, it follows on from the D50 but at a significantly lower price point and with a subtly different feature set. The biggest news however is probably fact that Nikon...

Dec, 2006

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Nikon D40 review

 

In many ways, you might consider Nikon's D40 the of digital cameras. Is it a digital SLR with the spirit of a point-and-shoot? Is it a point-and-shoot with the power of a dSLR? It depends upon who's doing the shooting. While the D40 will never morph...

Excellent feel and compact size; very customizable menu architecture; nice guidance for dSLR newbies; excellent noise characteristics for high-ISO shots.

Slow kit lens; occasionally slow to focus; only 6 megapixels; raw editing software costs extra; control scheme can be awkward; no automatic sensor cleaning.

The Nikon D40 is a great transition camera for going from point-and-shoot to your first dSLR.

Nov, 2006

Expert review by : Steve's Digicams (steves-digicams.com)

Nikon D40 SLR

 

Physical Views Go to Page Two Nikon D40 Specifications Type of Camera Single-lens reflex, interchangeable lens digital camera Effective pixels 6.1 million Image Sensor RGB CCD, 23.7 x 15.6 mm; total pixels: 6.24 million, Nikon DX format Image size...

Jan, 2007

Expert review by (electronicsme.com)

Nikon D40

 

For the beginning SLR user, you can't beat the D40 for price/performance. It's solidly built, has a comfortable feel and offers image quality vastly superior to point and shoot cameras with their small sensors. And don't let the “small” MP number...

6.1MP DX-format CMOS sensorBright 2.5Fast 2.5fps continuous shooting speed

Lacks live viewLacks face detection

The Nikon D40 Digital SLR is Nikon's smallest and least expensive...

Jun, 2009

Expert review by : Michell Bak (se-nse.net)

Camera Shoot-out: Nikon D40 vs Sony Ericsson K850

 

The Sony Ericsson K850 is Sony Ericsson?s best camera phone at the moment. In this camera shoot-out, we?ll do a completely unfair comparison, and put it up against the entry-level Nikon D40 d-SLR camera. Both ?cameras? feature a flash and an auto focus...

Apr, 2008

Excellent!

Expert review by (letsgodigital.org)

Nikon D40 review

 

Entry-level DSLR models are very interesting for manufacturers. They can reach high volumes, there is a much greater group who can afford these cameras and you can bind new users to your own system. There's a reason why the competition in this segment...

The competition at the lower end of the DSLR market is killing. There are a lot of players and everyone is trying to be the market leader, or at least to steal a share of the market from their competitors. Nikon is rejoining the fray with their newest...

Highly Recommended!

Expert review by (photographyblog.com)

Nikon D40 Review

 

The Nikon D40 surprised everyone when it was announced at the end of 2006. A DSLR camera with an 18-55mm lens for less than £450/ $680 from one of the big two manufacturers, the Nikon D40 makes the DSLR format affordable to more people than ever...

The Nikon D40 is an attempt to make DSLR photography accessible to more people than ever before, making it one of the most important models in the company's history. Crucially Nikon haven't simply concentrated on reducing the price by reducing the...

Jan, 2007

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