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Old March 1st, 2007, 10:19 PM   #1
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which is better d40 or xti?

hi im think of buying one of these two,which one of these is more profesional.i need something i can grow into.thank you
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Old March 2nd, 2007, 10:45 AM   #2
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Neither one is more "professional" than the other. It's strictly a Ford vs. Chevy argument. You can grow into either one. The right one for you is the one which feels best in your hands -- by all means try before you buy, and pick the one you like. Then start shooting! Hope this helps,
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Old March 2nd, 2007, 11:29 AM   #3
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thanks a lot
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Old March 2nd, 2007, 12:46 PM   #4
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Also, if you can afford to wait a little bit longer, next week is PMA.

I know the cameras you're considering are still new, so it's somewhat unlikely they'll be replaced this soon, however there are other cameras coming out that may spark more interest than what you're currently considering.

I generally don't advise people to wait when they already know what they want.
But when an event like PMA or NAB is just about to start, promising to showcase some new and advanced tools that may better serve your needs, I figure why not stretch the patience out a little more.
It may very well be worth it.
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Old March 3rd, 2007, 03:10 AM   #5
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hi im think of buying one of these two,which one of these is more profesional.i need something i can grow into.thank you
No doubt. The D40x is more professional than the D40.
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Old March 4th, 2007, 09:21 PM   #6
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No doubt. The D40x is more professional than the D40.
;-) Well, that is one of the rumors floating about.
Some official announcements are expected tomorrow.
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Old March 5th, 2007, 10:23 PM   #7
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The D40x is official.
http://www.dpreview.com/articles/nikond40x/
Also, the Nikon AF-S DX VR 55-200 mm lens was announced
http://www.dpreview.com/news/0703/07...kon55200vr.asp
The lens wasn't much of a surprise, people knew this was coming out when the D40 was first announced.

Key differences between D40x and D40
10 megapixel sensor
Lower base sensitivity (ISO 100 vs ISO 200)
Auto ISO option includes ISO 200
Faster continuous shooting (3 fps vs. 2.5 fps)*

Main Specs
10 megapixel DX format CCD (1.5x FOV crop)
Nikon Image processing engine (as D80 / D200)
3D Color Matrix Metering II, 420 pixel sensor (as D80 / D50)
New Multi-CAM530 three area AF sensor
ISO sensitivity range 100 - 1600 plus HI 1 (3200 equiv.)
3.0 fps continuous shooting, unlimited in JPEG
No status LCD, new LCD monitor based status / settings screens
Help suggestions on LCD monitor (eg. scene too dark, try using flash)
Large 2.5" 230,000 pixel LCD monitor
Bigger viewfinder view (x0.8 magnification, 95% coverage)
Short shutter lag and viewfinder blackout
Support for SDHC (SD cards over 2 GB in capacity)
In-camera retouching
D-Lighting (shadow / highlight enhancement)
Red-eye reduction
Trimming
Monochrome
Filter effects
Small picture
Image overlay
USB 2.0 with PTP and Mass Storage device support
Very compact, light body (smaller, lighter than D50)
Improved menu user interface (as D80 / D200)
New EN-EL9 Lithium-Ion battery (7.2V, 1000 mAh)
New 'Version II' AF-S DX 18-55 mm kit lens
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Old March 6th, 2007, 01:50 AM   #8
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I'd like to see one of these DSLRs with 20-60 fps using an electronic shutter interspersed between actual 8-10 fps .
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