Product Type: Nikon digital cameras
Newest Review: ... photography and the use of SLRs. It is easy to use, with the option to take complete control of aperture and shutter speed when getting mo... more
The perfect learning tool
Member Name: AntHewitt
Advantages: Small size
Disadvantages: More expensive cameras can shoot at higher ISO's
I bought my Nikon D40 as I wanted to get into photography with a DSLR but I didn't want to spend to much money in case I didn't really follow through with it. I'm glad I took the plunge as the D40 is capable of producing fantastic images.
I use my D40 almost every day now. Mostly I use for taking photographs of my baby son. The only problem with taking photos of this type is that you need a very fast lens as babies dont tend to pose for photos. In this respect the supplied kit lens is not the greatest. In the right conditions it produces really sharp photos but it is not particularly fast. To solve this I bought the 50mm 1.4 lens which actually cost more than the camera and kit lens but it was well worth it.
This camera is the perfect camera for those wanting to learn about DSLR's but it is also a useful tool for the experienced photographer due to its diminutive size.
Summary: The perfect first DSLR
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