Nikon D40 Budget DSLR Coming Out Soon?

Nikon D40?

Photos of the purported D40 have circulated in the webosphere, apparently signaling the inevitable debut of this budget digital SLR camera from Nikon.

The photos appeared briefly on a German website but were quickly pulled out, after a few early birds have downloaded the mug shots of the new DSLR. Nothing official yet, but the specs seem to suggest a 6.1-MP CCD image sensor, 3-point focusing, 2.5-inch LCD, ISO 200-1600, 3 metering modes and USB 2.0.

The specs suggest that Nikon is positioning the D40 even below the D50 and would price it accordingly. Nikon appears to be covering all bases at the entry-level of DSLRs: the D40 at the lowest end, followed by the D50, then the D70s, then the highly-acclaimed D80 and finally the D200 at the higher end. Whoa, Nikon! Give Pentax a sporting chance; they only have the K110D and the soon-to-be-out K10D.

Canon, of course, have had their very successful Rebel XT (EOS 350D), and if they lower its price to trump the D40, the Nikon bet will be no match to the very capable 350D. It will be interesting to watch a price fight here. Stay tuned for the next episodes.

[Via: DigitalShutters.com]

Chris Malinao

About Chris Malinao

Chris teaches Lightroom as workflow software to photography students at the FPPF, Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation. He also teaches smartphone photography.

Canon Tx 35Mm Camera With, Table Top Tripod, Soligor 75-205 And Canon 50M Lenses picture
Canon Tx 35Mm Camera With, Table Top Tripod, Soligor 75-205 And Canon 50M Lenses
Soligor MP Auto Tele-Converter 2X to Fit Canon C/FD  picture
Soligor MP Auto Tele-Converter 2X to Fit Canon C/FD
soligor mirands 1:3.5 f=13.5cm No.840243 lens Made in Japan picture
soligor mirands 1:3.5 f=13.5cm No.840243 lens Made in Japan
Vintage Soligor Camera Lens, Zoom-Micro 37mm 105mm 1:3.5 No. 8781551, picture
Vintage Soligor Camera Lens, Zoom-Micro 37mm 105mm 1:3.5 No. 8781551,
SOLIGOR  35-105mm 3.5 MINOLTA MD Mount Lens**ON SALE** picture
SOLIGOR 35-105mm 3.5 MINOLTA MD Mount Lens**ON SALE**