Thread: d40 vs k100d
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Old 25-06-2007, 08:52 AM
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The title of your post was "D40 vs K100D" - why is there then mention of Canon? I guess because this is a Canon camp.

$700 for a D40? Jenny just got me one and it was on sale at Bing Lee for just over $1,000 for the 18-55 kit. Is that for just the body then?

Anyway - I'm genuinely starting to love my D40. It is full of features that aren't "fanfared", and it takes time to learn about a lot of them. The handling of the camera is superb, being as small and light as it is.

Why would you but a second-hand camera for nearly what you'd pay for a new one? If it's mainly for terrestrial use then a 2nd hand 350D should be considered too old IMHO. Get a warrany!!!!

Here's a great place to start - Ken Rockwell's comparison chart - from a guy who has actually USED all of these cameras and is not just propagating other people's opinions based on their biased brand loyalty. http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech.htm#cameras

Anyway - I'm sure the Pentax is a good camera too, but read these two reports before you decide:

D40-specific test: http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/d40.htm

http://www.bythom.com/d40review.htm

Last edited by Omaroo; 25-06-2007 at 09:43 PM.
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