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. Intuitive controls make the D40 point-and-shoot simple, enabling even first-time SLR users to capture beautiful memories perfectly. At just over 16 ounces, the beautifully styled and compact D40 makes high-performance digital SLR photography easier and more convenient than ever. 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. 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. 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. +PLUS+ Nikon 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 Nikkon sharpness and versatility in a wide variety of shooting situations. ++PLUS++ 4GB DELUXE ACCESSORY KIT: 4 Gigabyte Secure Digital Memory Card - USB Card Reader - Memory card Wallet - EN-EL9 Rechargeable Battery - Well Padded Multi Compartment Gadget Bag with Side Pockets & Strap - Deluxe Lens Care Cleaning Kit - Full Size 59" Tripod with Case - Pack of LCD Screen Protectors - BONUS!! Nikon School Presents: DVD "Fast, Fun & Easy" Great Digital Pictures - BONUS!! FREE 25 Quality Prints (Promo code# on invoice)!!!
The 6 Megapixel Nikon D40 is targeted for those who want a relatively compact and light camera yet having most of the important SLR features. The D40 is priced reasonably (cheaper than D50/D80 and Canon Rebel XTi). In my opinion, if you are still considering whether to get a point and shoot camera or a DSLR, the D40 will be a better choice than any point and shoot camera, by far, even those with 8MP or 10MP. But if you are already deciding to get a DSLR or you want more control of the picture taking … more