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Apr 22 2008

Nikon D40 Digital SLR

If you’re in the market for an entry level digital SLR, I would highly recommend the [Nikon D40]. It’s already been replaced by the D40x and the newer D60 but [Ken Rockwell’s Nikon D40 review] lays out a pretty good arguement on why you should save your money and stick with the D40.

So far my wife and I have been very happy with the shot quality and the ease of use over our Cannon Digital Elph. It has enough buttons, knobs, and settings to satisfy my gadget lust without being completely overwhelming for a novice as I learn more about advanced photography. You can pick up a decent D40 kit (body, lense, etc.) for ~$499 or so online and with the extra money you save over the D40x or D60, grab a [Nikon SB400 Speed Flash] or a decent entry level zoom lense like the [Nikkor AF-S DX VR 55-200mm].

We’ll still use the Elph for pocket grab & go shots but for vacations, birthdays, parties, etc. the D40 will be great.

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