Nikon D40 DSLR is My Brother’s New Toy

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My brother bought a new Nikon D40 DSLR 3 weeks ago at Jusco Tebrau City, Johor Bahru. I never realized about his new toy until I came to his duplex here in Selayang, Selangor yesterday. I saw her daughter’s 8R photo which was so sharp and photogenic, well presented in a golden frame hanging on the wall in the living room. At first I thought, the photo was captured using the old type film camera. However, my brother informed that he snapped the photo using his brand new 6 megapixel camera. The camera is so impressive and powerful that made us want to snap photo repeatedly.

Just now, we brought the kids to the condo’s swimming pool. We also dined together in a restaurant. We took turns capturing photos (at the swimming pool and our dinner) using the Nikon DSLR. We snapped from various angles and positions as well as adjusting the lens and aperture. I’ll post some of the photos after we downloaded them very soon.

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My brother eager to get that view and went inside the kiddy pool to take a snap. Shot by Canon Power shot A5.

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I also tried the D40 SLVR. It’s really great stuff. Shot by Canon Power shot A5.

In the mean time, check out the key features of Nikon D40 DSLR:

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  • 6 megapixel DX format CCD (1.5x FOV crop, as D50)
  • 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 200 – 1600 plus HI 1 (3200 equiv.)
  • Custom Auto ISO (selectable maximum ISO, minimum shutter speed)
  • 2.5 fps continuous shooting (as D50), 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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11 Responses

  1. afham says:

    aku dh bermula minat nk beli kamera cam nie..
    bape ea harga dier…

  2. budin says:

    DSLR skrg ni dh byk yg murah.. kalau entry level dkt nak sama rege dia dgn high end compact camera.. dlm seribu lbh je blh dpt.. huhu

  3. zaki says:

    Last July the recommended retail price was around MYR3000++. Now, I the price has already drop to MYR1XXX. You need to do some survey on the price to get the best deal. My brother bought it for MYR2000 last month. That was in Jusco Tebrau City, JB.

  4. Aizat says:

    Yups. DSLR is getting cheaper..
    of cos if you really interested in photography you should buy one.. but should consider your budget.. price of lenses is quite expensive..
    D40x around RM2400..

  5. zaki says:

    @ Aizat,

    Yes, it all depends on our interest and the budget… If money is the concern, try and save the money…if you really want it…

  6. Rush says:

    tot of having the same camera… what? the price below RM2K now? eermm…. shud consider after CNY. btw, ur name is sooooo familiar… similar… to a buddy i knew when i was at UiTM shah alam… not sure if u r the same zaki yamani….

  7. zaki says:

    @ Rush,

    I think I know that guy. His full name is Ahmad Zaki Yamani B Zainon. Is it true? Well, we’re also friends too. I was in UITM shah alam but at section 17, 18, 6 – for my A-Levels and first year university.

    I saw somebody familiar in your blog – Ismail janggut from JB. Where do you study before?

  8. Bent says:

    It’s worth if you photos lover..

  9. aryfrasydo says:

    now…d40 just around rm1600 its to cheap but its dificult to get d40 rite now coz d60 take over the market…but still cheap it around rm1900 i saw last day…so wat are u waiting for…comes and get one slr camera!!!!!!!!!! dont miss it.

  10. d40 is value for money DSLR. But now its hard to get the camera. Everywhere dont have stock and trying to promote their d60

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