"A wonderful camera...You will not be dissapointed!"5.0 starson by RiCEADDiCTBOY
Pros: A Top Notch Camera. SUPERB IMAGE QUALITY!
Cons: Top LCD Removed and Battery Life Questionable...mmm not much else really.
Summary: I just recently purchashed a Nikon D40. I am tremendously excited about my new camera. I was looking at the D50, D80, and several other Canon cameras. The Canon cameras just felt horrid in my hands. I know these days people are split between Canons and Nikons but, I simply cannot substitute comfort.
I used to work as a graphic designer before joining the Air Force and I knew what I was looking for. The added reason for myself purcashing a new camera was due to a future addition to our family - my soon to be born baby boy. I wanted a camera where I could capture many of his early life moments with great image clarity. When I really compared (I researched over 30 websites...I found that the D80 really wasn't something I needed...at this moment. The D40 when compared to the D50...really does outshine in several departments. The compromises with the D40 really doesn't hurt me at all. The chief complaint most have from what I've seen is the inability to use non-AF-S/I lenses. I don't have ANY lenses. So I will not be losing any money there by going with the newer D40.
I took several test photos already...and the images are CRYSTAL clear...even when zoomed up completely. This camera was well worth my money.