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Brand: Nikon
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Complete Nikon DSLR Outfit!
Includes: Nikon D40 DSLR Camera, AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm and AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor VR 70-300mm Lenses
PLUS - Bonus Nikon Gadget Bag and 2-Instructional DVDS!

Nikon D40 DSLR Camera Body

If you've ever wondered why your vacation pictures don't look as good as those magnificent landscapes and flattering portraits seen in countless glossy magazines, chances are you just haven't found the right camera.

Nikon introduces the new D40 digital SLR camera that's designed to offer you the ability to get higher quality, impressive looking pictures with the press of a button. In a world where digital SLR cameras have become extremely popular among professional photographers, have you have shied away in favor of a compact digital camera? For you, Nikon's D40 is an ultra-compact, lightweight, 6.1-effective megapixel digital SLR camera with simplified new features, exceptional handling speed, and a redesigned, visually-intuitive menu system that brings digital SLR cameras to a whole new level of simplicity.

Less Complication, More Celebration
Isn't it time you switched from simple snapshots to great pictures? If so, then get to know the fun, easy-to-use Nikon D40. Now you can capture spectacular pictures using the type of digital and optical technologies that professionals use, but without the complications and calculations that SLR photography once required. Let Nikon's cutting-edge technology do all the work for you. Just look through the viewfinder and press a button for wonderful pictures you'll be proud of. It's never been easier to capture the moments of your life so beautifully, and that is certainly worth celebrating.

Less Science Fiction, More Magic
It's never been easier to take amazing pictures. Great pictures have never been easier Great pictures used to require complicated and cumbersome equipment along with years of experience. Not any more. The D40 is compact, lightweight and designed specifically for ease of use, yet contains all the top quality, high-performance technologies that you expect from a Nikon digital SLR. And with world-famous Nikkor lenses, you know you have the sharpest and most reliable optical performance available. All in a camera light enough to carry with you everywhere. Beautiful photography has never been easier.

Less Waiting, More Wonder
Speed and accuracy to act on the moment

A fraction of a second can last forever Some of life's most powerful moments are also the shortest: your daughter after her first ballet lesson; your son as he scores the winning goal; your dog catching that first Frisbee. Did you capture the decisive moment? Missing it can be frustrating, but with the D40 those days are over. Just turn it on for a near-instant response (0.18 seconds) and a fast, razor-sharp autofocus. Shoot and voila! Your special moments are saved perfectly.

Less Night, More Light
Let Nikon flash technology illuminate your images

Simply brilliant: Nikon flash technology Light is essential to great pictures. That's why the D40 comes with Nikon's unmatched flash technology. Forget about washed-out, unnatural color. The D40 provides the right light ? even in low-light or backlit situations. Just use Auto mode and Nikon will do the calculations for you. The result: subtle, superb images. For more sophisticated flash photography, try Nikon's external Speedlights. When combined with the D40, the advanced Creative Lighting System turns the darkest situations into dazzling photo opportunities.

Extraordinary Nikon Image Quality - The D40's high-resolution image quality is made possible by Nikon's high-performance 6.1 megapixel Nikon DX format CCD imaging sensor and exclusive Nikon image processing engine which assures stunning sharpness and color.

Easy Operation with Intuitive Controls - Intuitive controls make the D40 point-and-shoot simple, enabling even first-time SLR users to capture beautiful memories perfectly.

Nikon's Smallest Digital SLR Ever! - At just over 16 ounces, the beautifully styled and compact D40 makes high-performance digital SLR photography easier and more convenient than ever.

Fast Startup with Instant Shutter Response - Fast startup combined with super-fast shutter response and rapid-action shooting at up to 2.5 frames per second makes it easy to freeze special moments instantly.

Includes 3x 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor Lens - Designed exclusively for use with Nikon DX-format digital SLRs, this ultra-compact 3x zoom offers Nikkor sharpness and versatility in a wide variety of shooting situations.

Shoot at up to 2.5 frames per second - The D40 can fire continuously at a speed of up to 2.5 frames per second, capturing high-quality action sequences of children in sporting activities such as soccer, baseball and much more.

2.5-inch color LCD monitor with 3 colorful display options - Playback images are easy to see, and function menus are easier to use with a larger and brighter color LCD monitor. The large 2.5-inch LCD monitor enables image preview at up to 19 times magnification and has large type fonts and easy-to-view menus as well as three all-new display options: Classic, Graphic and Wallpaper.

High-performance 6.1megapixel Nikon DX format CCD imaging sensor - Nikon's DX format CCD image sensor delivers vivid color and sharp detail, great for making beautifully detailed enlargements of 16 x 20 inches and beyond. High resolution also provides room for creative cropping.

In-Camera Image Editing - Highly versatile in-camera editing features include Nikon D-Lighting, Red-Eye Correction, Image Trimming, Image Overlay, Monochrome (Black and White, Sepia and Cyanotype) along with Skylight, Warm Tone and Color Balance filter effects. These features provide greater creative freedom without the need for a computer, for those who prefer to send pictures directly to a printer.

New advanced HELP menu system with Assist Images - The D40's newly introduced assist images help you select the appropriate settings for many camera features by showing an example image typical of that setting as well as an advanced HELP Menu for the current item selected. The D40's Question Mark icon (?) indicates that help is available for the currently selected item; just press the help button beside the LCD monitor to see a context sensitive help page.

Fast, accurate 3-Area Autofocus - The D40's advanced 3-area AF system and the refined algorithms inherited from more advanced Nikon digital SLR cameras deliver fast, efficient and precise autofocus. AF refinements deliver greater precision with fast, more consistent subject acquisition and improved focus tracking for consistently sharper pictures.

Image Optimization Options - The Nikon D40's Image Optimize setting lets photographers adjust color, contrast and sharpening as well as other image settings according to the type of scene or output desired. Settings include: Normal, Softer, Vivid, More Vivid, Portrait, Custom and Black and White, each of which are automatically adjusted based on sophisticated Nikon algorithms or user-selected settings for optimum results.

Built-in Speedlight with i-TTL automatic flash control - Nikon's innovative i-TTL flash control evaluates flash exposure with incredible precision to achieve better automatic flash balance and deliver outstanding results. The built-in Speedlight is always at the ready and brings beautiful exposures in darkened conditions as well as adding sparkle for fill flash in outdoor situations for enhanced twilight shots or an added impact to daylight images.

Bright, accurate SLR viewfinder - A large viewfinder makes composition easier, and overall viewfinder brightness makes focusing in low-light photography possible. Its bright and sharp viewfinder, with 0.8x magnification, ensures precise composition.

Automatic exposure with 8 Digital-Vari Program Modes - Eight Digital Vari-Program Modes include: Auto Flash-OFF, Portrait, Landscape, Child, Sports, Close Up or Night Portrait, each of which adjusts automatically for optimal results under varied conditions.

Nikon 3D Color Matrix Metering II - The D40's 3D Color Matrix Metering II evaluates each scene for brightness, color, contrast, size and position of shadows and highlights, selected focus area and camera-to-subject distance, comparing that information against an on board database of more than 30,000 actual photographic scenes

Nikon 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6G ED AF-S DX Zoom Nikkor Lens
The new AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED is a versatile zoom lens created for a broad range of consumers ranging from occasional weekend snap-shooters to the avid photo enthusiast. It is an ultra-compact, lightweight standard zoom lens with a 3x zoom range that is ideal for everyday photography. With a popular 18-55mm focal length range, the lens can be conveniently used to photograph everything from wide angle landscapes to portraits and is well suited for use at parties, on vacation, and other occasions.

  • Ideal as a normal lens designed exclusively for Nikon DX format SLRs, this ultra-compact 18-55mm* 3X zoom provides superb versatility in a wide variety of shooting situations.
    * For comparative purposes only, the practical picture angle of an 18-55mm lens on a Nikon DX format digital SLR will provide a picture angle equivalent to that produced by a 27-82.5mm lens on a 35mm format camera.
  • New compact rod-type Silent Wave Motor (SWM) enables ultra-high speed autofocusing with exceptional accuracy and super-quiet operation.
  • ED glass element achieves minimized chromatic aberration and superior optical performance.
  • Hybrid aspherical element ensures high resolution and contrast.
  • Nikon Super Integrated Coating minimizes ghosting and flare to provide even higher contrast and more vivid mages, even in challenging light conditions.
  • Focus Mode switch enables quick-switching between A (Autofocus) and M (Manual Focus).
  • 7-blade rounded diaphragm for more natural out-of-focus highlights.

Nikon 70-300 mm f/4-5.6G VR ED AFS Lens w/ Vibration Reduction
    The all new high-powered 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED-IF AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor lens - (4.3x) - featuring Nikon's Enhanced Vibration Reduction (VRII) technology is ideal for sports, wildlife, travel and portrait photography, among other telephoto applications. It incorporates many of Nikon's most advanced lens design attributes such as Extra Low Dispersion (ED) glass, Silent Wave Motor technology (SWM) and Enhanced Vibration Reduction (VR II), in a design engineered for use with both Nikon DX format digital and 35mm film SLR cameras. With a high-powered 70-300mm focal length range, the lens is ideal for sports, action, wildlife, travel and portrait photography, among other telephoto applications. When used on a Nikon DX format digital SLR, this lens approximates the picture angle performance of a 105-450mm lens on a 35mm SLR camera.

    Beyond the lens' incredible optical versatility is the benefit of Enhanced VR II Vibration Reduction -- an innovation that makes it possible to take substantially sharper handheld pictures at slower shutter speeds than would otherwise be possible. This provides the distinct advantage of being able to shoot more effectively in a much broader variety of challenging conditions. With the new Nikon VR II advantage, users can take pictures at shutter speeds as many as 4 stops slower* than they ordinarily could shoot without the image degrading blur associated with camera shake at slow shutter speeds. Nikon's advanced VR technology further enhances picture taking potential with a choice of two modes to match most shooting conditions. VR Normal Mode primarily compensates for camera shake, and includes automatic panning detection, as well as automatic tripod detection. VR Active Mode effectively compensates for vibration in situations where it is more pronounced and more frequent, such as when shooting from a moving vehicle.

    To further ensure outstanding optical performance, the 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED-IF AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor features two Extra-Low Dispersion (ED) glass elements and three complex aspherical lens elements that provide for higher resolution, high-contrast images while minimizing chromatic aberration, astigmatism and other forms of distortion. The lens also features Nikon's compact Silent Wave Motor technology (SWM), which combines fast and precise autofocusing with super-quiet operation, as well as Internal Focusing (IF) construction that allows the lens to focus without changing its external size, improving balance and handling characteristics.

Review Snapshot®
Avg. Customer Rating:
 
4.6 stars
(based on 7 reviews)
100% of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:

Pros:
Easy to use(5), Excellent in low light(4), Fast shutter speed(5), Good battery life(4), Great resolution(4)
Best Uses:
Art(3), Documentary(3), Fun(3), Home(3), Outdoors(3)
Describe Yourself:
Enthusiast(3)
 
Nice Camrea
By jcothern46 from Orlando, FLorida on 12/13/2008
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy To Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Image Stabilization, Small Lag Time, Strong Construction
Cons:
Exposed LCD, Loud, Poor In Low Light, Shaky Operation
Best Uses:
Art, Documentary, Fun, Photojournalism, Sports, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon D40 Digital SLR Two-Lens Bonus Outfit (18-55/VR 70-300) - Includes FREE Gadget Bag and DVDs $100 Value!:

Not great is the ISO Setting does not go down beyond 200 ISO

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GREAT CAMERA!!!
By Scott P from Bourbonnais.IL on 8/24/2008
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Quiet, Small Lag Time, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Art, Documentary, Fun, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Casual user
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon D40 Digital SLR Two-Lens Bonus Outfit (18-55/VR 70-300) - Includes FREE Gadget Bag and DVDs $100 Value!:

Great for around the house with the kids and sporting events. Unless you do this for a living this is all you need! I recommend the 2 lens with the Nikon bag deal!!! Hint wait for the Thanksgiving sale price, I got this package deal November 2007 for [$]

 
Truely great!
By Fox4Verified Reviewer from Conyers, Georgia on 6/30/2008
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Quiet, Small Lag Time, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Art, Documentary, Fun, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Getting started
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon D40 Digital SLR Two-Lens Bonus Outfit (18-55/VR 70-300) - Includes FREE Gadget Bag and DVDs $100 Value!:

I have to say I researched alot of cameras before I bought one and this one came highly recomended for first time users to DSLR. I have to agree with those recomondations, since I am new to this and I have been taking the classes that I bought I have been learning and snapping pictures whenever and wherever its allowed. I belive that this camera is a real good start off to learning DSLRs and a good camera for a casual enthusiest.

 
"believe in the best"
By Kannan the naughty from SAN BERNARDINO, CA on 4/24/2008
Pros:
"best to ever Companian", Easy to Use, Excellent in Low Light, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Battery Life, Good sized screen, Great Resolution, Nice Features and Settings
Best Uses:
"unforgetable memories", Home, Office, Outdoors, Portraits, Travel, Weddings/Events
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon D40 Digital SLR Two-Lens Bonus Outfit (18-55/VR 70-300) - Includes FREE Gadget Bag and DVDs $100 Value!:

"NO LIFE WITHOUT NIKON", " NO JOY WITHOUT NIKON", "NO MEMORIES WITHOUT NIKON", "NO TRIP WITHUOT NIKON"

 
Great jump from point and shoot
By GrampaVerified Reviewer from Gilman, Il on 2/4/2008
Pros:
Easy to Use, Excellent in Low Light, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Battery Life, Good sized screen, Great Resolution, Nice Features and Settings
Best Uses:
Home, Outdoors, Portraits, Sports/Action, Travel, Weddings/Events
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon D40 Digital SLR Two-Lens Bonus Outfit (18-55/VR 70-300) - Includes FREE Gadget Bag and DVDs $100 Value!:

My last Nikon was an SLR but have been using various point and shoot digitals for several years. So far, as I am learning all the fine points of this rig, I am really pleased with it. Looking forward to when I am able to take more outdoor pics.

 
Great jump into DSLR
By SluggoVerified Reviewer from York, PA on 1/15/2008
Pros:
Easy to Use, Excellent in Low Light, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Battery Life, Good sized screen, Great Resolution, Nice Features and Settings, Rugged
Describe Yourself:
Casual user
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon D40 Digital SLR Two-Lens Bonus Outfit (18-55/VR 70-300) - Includes FREE Gadget Bag and DVDs $100 Value!:

I bought this kit for my wife for Christmas, and was she suprised. She has been taking digital pictures for some time, and was looking for something better. She loves it, as do I.

 
great bang for the buck
By steve from decatur al, on 1/7/2008
Pros:
Easy to Use, Excellent in Low Light, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Battery Life, Good sized screen, Great Resolution, Nice Features and Settings
Cons:
None, None i can find
Best Uses:
Home, Office, Outdoors, Portraits, Sports/Action
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon D40 Digital SLR Two-Lens Bonus Outfit (18-55/VR 70-300) - Includes FREE Gadget Bag and DVDs $100 Value!:

for the basic user this is the best camera in all the dslr look at the d40x 10mp and d40 6mp and the price u dont need the extra 4mp or the price diff you will love this camera for any thing you may shoot great in low low light and sports pic i found this camera as easy to use as my kids point and shoot.

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