New Nikon D40

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by Wayne J. Cosshall, Nov 16, 2006.

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    Pete D Guest

    Olympus thought there would be no market in the US for a very compact D-SLR,
    what makes Nikon think there will be?
    Pete D, Nov 16, 2006
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  3. No, Olympus couldn't guarantee to supply enough for more than one global
    region before Christmas, so Europe got lucky.

    The E-400 is still smaller and lighter than the Nikon D40.

    Here's my take on the D40:


    Digital Photography Now
    Digital Photography Now, Nov 16, 2006
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    Bill Crocker Guest

    Bill Crocker, Nov 16, 2006
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    Guest Guest


    the only lens limitation with the d40 is that autofocus requires af-s
    lenses. some af-s lenses are 'g' and others aren't. anything else
    will be manual focus.
    Guest, Nov 16, 2006
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    RichA Guest

    I was told they only had 2000 available, for whatever reason. I was
    also told that they would produce no more. Three more DSLRs are
    supposedly coming.
    RichA, Nov 16, 2006
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    just bob Guest

    just bob, Nov 16, 2006
  8. Hmm Nikon's cameras have always been feature rich per dollar spent as compared
    to Canons. The D40 won't change that [considering the price].
    Thomas T. Veldhouse, Nov 16, 2006
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    Bill Guest

    I think that's the key point, price. The estimated price means the
    price/performance ratio will be very good for consumers.

    All of the new Canon Rebel cameras have been introduced at $1000 with
    an 18-55 lense, but now you can buy a new Nikon with more than enough
    features for entry level SLR users for about $600 with an 18-55 lense.
    That might put a dent in the Canon XT/XTi sales for Christmas, even
    with the price drops on the XT and XTi models.
    Bill, Nov 16, 2006
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    Pete D Guest


    Mmmm, but not compared to the Pentaxes and Minoltas, which proves Nikon
    correct that small and simple will win a market share.
    Pete D, Nov 16, 2006
  11. Nothing wrong with that. It is not like Nikon is taking options away from the
    more advanced users. Dollar per dollar, Nikon competes very well against
    Canon and Canon has left the sub $600 niche wide open in the SLR market.
    Thomas T. Veldhouse, Nov 16, 2006
  12. It will fill a niche in the SLR market. It will get a lot of those old film
    SLR hold outs that really just point and shoot in program modes [like my
    sister-in-law ... nice composition, but no technical ability].
    Thomas T. Veldhouse, Nov 16, 2006
  13. Personally I think there is a huge market for very compact dSLRs. There
    are a lot of SLR owners who are really just point and shooters who if
    they decide to upgrade will want something both cheap and not too big.

    Choice is great.


    Wayne J. Cosshall, Nov 16, 2006
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    kosh Guest

    hmm, i'm not so sure.... remember the F-50.... or even better, the
    F-401.... hell, you didn't even have manual on the FG!

    kosh, Nov 16, 2006
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    kosh Guest

    there are many people who want more than a bridge camera... but don't
    want a full blown SLR

    kosh, Nov 16, 2006
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    Rob Guest

    Rob, Nov 16, 2006
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    Anthony Guest

    The EOS 10D is still available for order in Asia. Lots of canonistas
    have also put their 300Ds, 350Ds and 20Ds on the used market and
    upgraded. Me thinks the Nikon D40 is competing against those old Canon
    cameras. The 10D is definitely lots better than the Nikon D40 despite
    having almost the same pixel count.

    The Nikon D40 is also going to compete against the (discounted) D70s
    and the D50s that are still available in the market. Makes me wonder
    what strategy Nikon is following. I wish Nikon has something to compete
    against the Canon 5D so that Canon is forced to lower the premium on
    that full-frame camera.
    Anthony, Nov 17, 2006
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    Jim Guest

    I suspect the only purchasers of this camera won't care. All new Nikon
    glass will work with it. It doesn't strike me as a camera that will be
    purchased by anyone with any significant investment in non AFD lenses
    or even non-G lenses.
    Jim, Nov 17, 2006
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    Jim Guest

    A dumb digital camera that works is not a bad thing. I shoot RAW with
    my D70s and will continue with whatever I buy in the future. Photoshop
    is my firend. But, Dad a veteran of the Speed Graphic, Leica IIIf,
    Nikon F and a Nikon F3 and Kodachrome when it was ASA 10 (yes for you
    young ones, ASA 10 with f 3.5 lenses) bought a D50. I questioned his
    judgement. In the past, he has taken many prize winning photographs.
    It isn't the first time I have later admitted Dad was right and it won'
    t be the last. He is compentent in Quicken, does on line banking etc.
    But, trying to teach him the basics of PhotoShop Elements or Microsoft
    Picture etc.. was well, a futile effort. So, with that D50 on JPEG
    fine, large, he takes pictures, shoves the SD card in his Epson
    printer and prints off some pretty amazing photos. He also takes the
    card to the quicky one hour lab and likewise gets back very credible
    pictures. Are they going to win the Salon Slide category month after
    month, perhaps not, but they are still very worth while. If he had to
    post process every shot, he wouldn't be taking pictures.
    Jim, Nov 17, 2006
  20. Is that $600 Australian?

    Maybe I bought my D50 too soon. :)

    Gerrit 't Hart, Nov 17, 2006
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