Nikon D40 vs D40x at the same price

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by Richard Palush, Apr 13, 2007.

  1. I know some discussions have been made on the D40 vs D40x, is it worth
    $200 for 10mp vs 6mp. My question is, if they were both $599, which
    camera would you buy, any advantage to either. I'm curious because I
    ordered and paid for a D40 $549 and received a D40x. Should I be
    jumping up and down because I got a bargain or am I missing anything
    from the D40, sharpness, etc. Thanks
     
    Richard Palush, Apr 13, 2007
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  2. They both sound like good value cameras from what I have read, so I would
    not worry too much. People might say you should be "honest" and tell them
    they have sent you a more expensive camera, but if this were my first dslr I
    would want to start shooting ASAP and would not wish to wait while they sent
    me the correct model!

    cheers adrian www.boliston.co.uk
     
    Adrian Boliston, Apr 13, 2007
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  3. Congratulate yourself for getting a bargain.
     
    Alexander Arnakis, Apr 13, 2007
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  4. Not to be a killjoy. But you didn't pay for say a US D40 and get an import
    D40x, did you?
     
    Ed Ruf (REPLY to E-MAIL IN SIG!), Apr 13, 2007
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    babaloo Guest

    Last year at Costco I bought the "student" version of Microsoft office and
    when I handed the clerk the ticket he handed me a copy of Microsoft Office
    Professional.
    You should solve your ethical dilemma in the same way I solved mine.
     
    babaloo, Apr 13, 2007
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  6. Both US Versions. So, same price which is the better camera. Less
    noise 6mp vs higher 10mp more noise? FPS no big issue.
     
    Richard Palush, Apr 13, 2007
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  7. My dilemma isn't right or wrong - but which camera is better (both being
    the same price)
     
    Richard Palush, Apr 13, 2007
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    Joan Guest

    Joan, Apr 14, 2007
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    RichA Guest

    Keep the D40x. The noise is similar and you can crop if needed and
    retain good image quality.
     
    RichA, Apr 14, 2007
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    Tony Polson Guest


    You got a bargain, so jump up and down.
     
    Tony Polson, Apr 14, 2007
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  11. I have the D40 myself and I love it. I wouldn't spend the usual $200 extra
    for the D40x, but at the same price, based on reviews I've read I'd say on
    balance the D40x is the better camera.

    Neil
     
    Neil Harrington, Apr 14, 2007
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  12. I have read (and you know what that means) that the controls on the D40
    are a little better. OTOH, you are getting 10Mp instead of 6Mp. You
    pays your money (or not) and you takes your choice.

    I bought a D40 in February. I figured I would need to replace in a
    couple of years and I didn't want to spend too much. I would put the
    D40X in the same category. It will be obsolete in twelve months so the
    less money you blow on it the better.
     
    Robert Peirce, Apr 14, 2007
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    John Smith Guest

    Everyone talks about the *hardware* becoming "obsolete", but I never see
    anyone claim the pictures that were *taken* with that hardware become
    obsolete...

    Interesting question there, considering we have to upgrade our gear every
    year or so.

    DP
     
    John Smith, Apr 14, 2007
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  14. Pshaw!

    Neither the D40 nor the D40x will be obsolete in twelve months or anything
    like that, unless you define "obsolete" as "not the latest model with all
    the newest gimcracks."

    Neil
     
    Neil Harrington, Apr 14, 2007
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  15. pass their last generation on to relatives/staff at a fair price (in
    which case it keeps going) or keep it around as back up (ditto). Every
    digital SLR and consumer cam I've bought in the last five years -
    everything after 5 megapixels became affordable and good enough -
    remains in use. They all have their jobs to do. I'm reaching the point
    where one may be knocked off the end of the chain soon, my neighbouring
    business owner was asking about shifting from a film Minolta I sold him
    ten years ago to a digital SLR. It could be time to part with a 6
    megapixel and acquire another 10 megapixel, just because there's someone
    out there wanting a used DSLR.

    David
     
    David Kilpatrick, Apr 15, 2007
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  16. <quote>
    Nonsense
    </quote>

    My almost 8 year old Coolpix 880 (ok, it's a point-and-shoot, not a SLR) is
    still doing great and taking great pictures. Of course there have been and
    there are _many_ newer models. But that doesn't mean that it is 'obsolete'.
    It still serves my needs for a P&S just fine.

    jue
     
    Jürgen Exner, Apr 15, 2007
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    Joan Guest

    Have you checked it for dead pixels?

    --
    Joan
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/joan-in-manly

    :
    : My almost 8 year old Coolpix 880 (ok, it's a point-and-shoot, not a
    SLR) is
    : still doing great and taking great pictures. Of course there have
    been and
    : there are _many_ newer models. But that doesn't mean that it is
    'obsolete'.
    : It still serves my needs for a P&S just fine.
    :
    : jue
    :
    :
     
    Joan, Apr 15, 2007
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  18. Nonsense! The average shelf life of a pro dSLR is 18-months and less for
    prosumer and starter models.






    Rita
     
    Rita Ä Berkowitz, Apr 15, 2007
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  19. None obvious

    jue
     
    Jürgen Exner, Apr 15, 2007
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    Alan Browne Guest

    I've never bought a camera because the one I bought 6 months ago has
    been superseded by a newer, "better" one. And that goes for most
    people, including pros. Pros use equipment until it is no longer
    serviceable (meaning can't get it reasonably fixed anymore).
     
    Alan Browne, Apr 15, 2007
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