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Nikon D40X Digital SLR Camera With 18-55mm Lens - Black (10.2MP)
Nikon D40X Digital SLR Camera With 18-55mm Lens - Black (10.2MP)

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4.0 out of 5 stars Hmmm .... I do agree ..., 17 Mar. 2008
..with most of the reviews. No wonder Nikon has discontinued this amazing camera. It must have hit sales of the D80 hard, maybe even the D200? This really is an 'all things to all men (& women) camera, or very nearly at least. Amateur/beginner, point and shoot and off you go, serious amateur, maybe switching from film SLR? This is the camera for you, semi-pro (part time doing Weddings etc) this camera will do the job provided your customer doesn't want 12 x 16 or 16 x 20 enlargements. This is like going back to my old Bronica SQA days (not that anything will really compare with that beauty). Wedding photographers in the real world sorry, this will get me into trouble, know that the key to premier wedding photos is composition and being able to command a large group of people in a stressful situation. The photography itself? Shoot everything at F8, 60th of a second and use fill in flash - pressing the shutter is the easy bit. That used to be a problem but the D40x 'talks' to my Nikon flash and gets it right every time. Doesn't look professional enough for a wedding? Oh yes it does, get a battery holder, a big lens and an off-camera quality flash gun and it looks the business. OK, it doesn't have a lot of the D80/D200 gizmos but everything is there in the menus. Maybe not quite as convenient as on camera controls but, if you're an amateur you'll likely have the time to set everything up, if you're experienced, you'll be using manual or shutter/aperture priority so it's eminently do-able. You can tell I'm impressed.

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