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Old March 5th, 2007, 10:20 PM   #1
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New 10.2mp D40x from Nikon

10.2mp, 3fps, $800 with 18-55 kit lens.

http://www.dpreview.com/articles/nikond40x/
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Old March 5th, 2007, 10:31 PM   #2
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This has some people pissed.
Isn't the D40 the shortest lived DSLR ever?
A few months, and suddenly an upgrade.
hmmmm
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Old March 6th, 2007, 08:26 AM   #3
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This has some people pissed.
Isn't the D40 the shortest lived DSLR ever?
A few months, and suddenly an upgrade.
hmmmm
Why? It's still $200 cheaper than this newer version. And frankly 6MP is more than enough for 99% of photos being printed.

I didn't read the whole article, but I didn't read that the D40 was being replaced with this model. The D40 would still make a good entry level DSLR if you can live with the fact that it can only use AF-S and AF-I lenses.
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Old March 6th, 2007, 12:55 PM   #4
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There are people who are upset because they feel the choice between 6 and 10 MP should have been made available at the beginning.
Even though megapixels aren't what really make a camera, it can still be the deciding factor, particularly in this class of cameras where amateurs are still easily persuaded by the MP count - given the lack of other features.
I have a D80, so I'm not sweating it at all.
But I still understand how this announcement may not sit well with some Nikon users, particularly the consumer base.
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Old March 6th, 2007, 04:26 PM   #5
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I would agree if the D40X was replacing the D40, or if the price was the same, but it's not. The D40 will still be sold and the 10mp option will cost an extra $200. It's like getting mad that your 4 cylinder car now comes with a V6 when you had other V6s to choose from.
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Old March 6th, 2007, 05:02 PM   #6
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Every time a new camera or computer comes out the people who just bought the previous model are upset. Such is the way of the world. Just make sure you buy a product that meets all your needs initially. It will continue to work like it did when you bought it, regardless of what new cool thing comes along next. You'll drive yourself crazy if you let this stuff bother you. Instead, concentrate on using your existing tools to create something.

Personally, I also just bought a D80 and this doesn't change the landscape for me at all. I would still choose it over the D40x...
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Old March 7th, 2007, 12:35 AM   #7
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We're forgetting the time factor. When a company upgrades a product in such a short period of time, the existing consumer base feels that they have been hoodwinked.

The 10 MP is in probably more a downgrade for all but the most exacting pictures, but that isn't what most consumers think. They want more pixels over focusing and noise because they believe that those issues are not made worse by increasing the pixel count.
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Old March 8th, 2007, 03:00 PM   #8
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If the rumor is true, Canon might release the 40D, which would also be quick. Besides the 30D allegedly being replaced, I would love the Nikon D200 being replaced. Now thatís a camera that definitely needs replacing.

As for the Nikon D80, I donít think it will be replaced for at least a few months at the earliest, I mean, Itís still fairly brand new.
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Old March 8th, 2007, 03:07 PM   #9
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As for the Nikon D80, I donít think it will be replaced for at least a few months at the earliest, I mean, Itís still fairly brand new.
According to DPreview, the D40 was announced in Nov 2006, which is 3 months after the the D80 (Aug 2006)...
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Old March 8th, 2007, 03:49 PM   #10
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According to DPreview, the D40 was announced in Nov 2006, which is 3 months after the the D80 (Aug 2006)...
That’s odd; I didn’t realize the D40 was that new.
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Old March 8th, 2007, 07:12 PM   #11
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The D40 is pretty new.... I went on a trip this weekend and picked up the March issue of Popular Photography at the airport news stand to pass the time. They just now published a review of the D40: http://www.popphoto.com/cameras/3756...nikon-d40.html
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Old March 8th, 2007, 08:43 PM   #12
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Yeah, but again, the D40 is not being replaced. The D40X is just another option in the lineup.
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Old March 28th, 2007, 11:19 PM   #13
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I'd like to go with a D40 (the $600 one), but I would prefer buying something with more features, etc., like a Rebel XT or XTI, or a D80. Buy a little more than I need, so I can grow into it. I'm learning this as I save up for my first DSLR.

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Old April 17th, 2007, 03:34 AM   #14
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Based on the choice of d40 and d40x, I selected d40 for the price ;-)
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