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Nikon D40

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2469 reviews of Nikon D40. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Views about the image quality and performance are on the whole positive. The portability and price also get good reviews, whereas there are some critical views about the image stabilizer and video. Comments about the connectivity and contrast are different.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Nikon D40 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Nikon D40

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 117 user reviews of Nikon D40 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the image quality and portability. The performance and price also get good reviews. There are some mixed comments about the size.

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89% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Nikon D40

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 644 user reviews of Nikon D40 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the image quality and performance. The portability and price also get good feedback, but many are less positive about the image stabilizer and video.

usability, price, portability, performance, image quality

video, stabilizer

97% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2019

Expert review by : Doug Harman (pocket-lint.com)

Nikon D40 digital SLR camera

 

At the time of writing this review, just 4 months after the launch of the D40, Nikon had announced the D40x (its review to follow shortly), a 10-megapixel upgrade of this model and one designed to oust Canon's EOS 400D from its perch. In getting to...

Good price, good handling, design, large 2.5-inch colour LCD, USB2 (Hi-Speed) connectivity, great image quality, good value for money

No top plate data LCD, no lens motor in body (non-AF-S/AF-I lenses manual focus only), no depth of field preview, no exposure or white balance bracketing

The D40 is an almost perfect DSLR for those first time DSLR buyers on a more modest budget, anyone who wants a compact and lightweight DSLR or those moving across from film or trading up from a compact model. Image quality, the handling, responsiveness...

Apr, 2007

Expert review by : Amber Maitland (pocket-lint.com)

Nikon D40 DSLR camera - FIRST LOOK

 

Nikon's latest offering to the digital SLR market is the D40, designed around the theme "Simply Nikon". Smaller and lighter than the previous entry-level model, the D50, the D40 costs just £450. The general impression of the camera is that it's a...

Simple to use, helpful guides built-in to the camera

Some settings difficult to find

Nov, 2006

Expert review by : tech.co.uk staff (techradar.com)

Nikon D40 review

 

The budget SLR that proves there's more to life than pixels

Excellent image quality ; Large viewfinder ; Big LCD screen

Small body ; Fiddly menu ; No top screen

A great camera let down by a sluggish interface

Dec, 2006

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Nikon D40 Zoom Kit review

 

The D40 has the lowest resolution of all the cameras here, but it's also the most affordable digital SLR currently available. It's relatively small and light, but not quite as comfortable in large hands as the bulkier models.

Jan, 2008

PC ADVISOR - GOLD

Expert review by : Michael Haynes (techadvisor.co.uk)

Nikon D40

 

The D40 SLR digicam picks up where the D50 left off, and on paper, little seems to have changed. But the specifications don't tell you just how much things have evolved.

It may look like a refreshed D50, but the D40 boasts an enhanced, intuitive workflow that encourages experimentation. There's plenty of scope for both casual and advanced users. Highly recommended.

Feb, 2007

DIWA Golden Awards!

Expert review by : DIWA (diwa-awards.com)

Nikon D40

 

Many people believe that high image resolution is synonymous with high image quality, but this is not always the case. High quality optics, first class image processing and ample image resolution is usually the best combination for optimum image...

Mar, 2007

Expert review by (digitalslrphoto.com)

Nikon D40 Review

 

Small, lightweight and with a low price tag of £450 with lens, the Nikon D40 is certainly a tempting proposition for those on a budget. Dan Lezano finds out if this 6.1-megapixel SLR has what it takes to make it a hit with the beginner

Two things are clearly obvious on picking up the camera. The first is that the D40 is small and lightweight; the second is that, despite the low price, it’s still very well made. Despite its small size, the D40 is very easy to hold, thanks to its...

Aug, 2009

Expert review by : Alan Sircom (thinkcamera.com)

Nikon D40: 2008 Review

 

With today's economic climate, money is tight. Yesteryear's Nikon D40 comes in cheap, but how does it stand up by today's standards?

The price ; Deceptively solid build ; Good image quality at high ISO ; Potentially good picture quality ; That price again

Small LCD ; Dated design means no live view ; Soft images as standard

Despite the low cost, the Nikon D40 does not seem built down to a price. It feels nicely robust in the hand; light and plastic, but solid polycarbonate. The 2.5" rear LCD is bright and doesn't seem small unless you compare it to later designs. The menu...

Sep, 2008

Expert review by : What Digital Camera (whatdigitalcamera.com)

Nikon D40 review

 

The Nikon D40 DSLR owes more to the entry enthusiast-level D80 than the entry-level D50 it succeeds. Our Nikon D40 review tests it out...

Dec, 2007

Expert review by : Damien Demolder (amateurphotographer.co.uk)

Nikon D40 Digital SLR product review

 

Damien Demolder tests the Nikon D40 What's the difference between cheap low-end low spec camera and a quality one designed for novices? Nikon claims to have the answer in it's new entry-level D40 DSLR.

Dec, 2007

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