DSLR Sizemodo: Nikon D40x vs "World's Smallest" Olympus E-420

We just got the Olympus E-420, and before we shoot a million test shots (rough approximation), we thought we'd take a look at it's biggest claim to fame: it's the smallest and lightest DSLR around. Here you see it with the relatively handy and lightweight Nikon D40x, which in body is almost totally identical to its… » 3/20/08 6:00pm 3/20/08 6:00pm

Nikon D40x vs. Nikon D60: Deja Vu All Over Again

If you follow Nikon, you know that the newly released D60 entry-level DSLR is really just a refresh of the popular D40x. As you can see above, the only thing that looks different head-on is the tag in the upper left corner of the body identifying the camera model itself. But as you can see below, in addition to some… » 3/15/08 9:00am 3/15/08 9:00am

Nikon Steadies Up 18-55mm Kit Lens With Image Stabilization

Feature trickle—the movement of bells and whistles from high-end to low-end gear—is great. As Crave points out, image stabilization is one that's been falling down the line pretty steadily, now landing in Nikon's standard kit 18-55mm lens. The new, tricked out AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f3.5-5.6G VR lens— VR standing for… » 11/20/07 4:40pm 11/20/07 4:40pm

Time to Upgrade: The Best DSLRs for Under 600 Bucks

Laptop Mag's running a roundup of "the best DSLRs under $800," but all of them actually go for around $500 (w/ lens), Sony's A100 excepted, which is just under $600. Of the group—Canon Digital Rebel XT, Nikon D40, Pentax K100D and Sony Alpha A100—they ultimately side with the D40, but truth be told, there isn't a world » 10/17/07 4:20pm 10/17/07 4:20pm

Olympus Evolt E-410 Unboxed and Well Fondled (Verdict: Quite Nice, but…

If you don't know about the E-410, it's a 10-megapixel digital SLR packed into a remarkably slim body, selling for an impressively low price ($700 for body only, $800 for one lens, $900 including two lenses). The value proposition increases when you consider it includes Live View—the ability to get a video preview… » 5/07/07 3:40pm 5/07/07 3:40pm

Nikon Spruces Up Its D40, Now the 10.2-Megapixel D40x

There's an updated version of the Nikon D40 DSLR that'll soon hit the streets, now called the D40x and raising its megapixel count to 10.2 from the 6 megapixels it had before. Nikon also says it's also improved in two other areas: its three-frames-per-second continuous shooting, and a wider range of ISO speeds, now… » 3/05/07 11:00pm 3/05/07 11:00pm

Nikon D40 DSLR is Tiny, 6MP, with 3200 ISO: Eeess Nice

Nikon officially unveiled the D40 today, a new budget DSLR worth your attention. First off, they've stopped upping the megapixel count, and have left it alone with a 6MP CCD, which is fine, because I don't shoot above that anyhow for the web or personal images. Then it has a 3200 ISO rating making for terrific low… » 11/16/06 4:35am 11/16/06 4:35am

Nikon D40 Budget DSLR Images Leaked

Here they are, folks. The images you have all been waiting for. Yes, the same images you have been losing sleep over. The leaked images of the Nikon D40 are here! Yea! The D40 is being considered a "budget DSLR" (I was unaware those existed), and will have a 6.1-megapixel sensor, 2.5-inch LCD and other goods. Not much… » 11/06/06 10:15am 11/06/06 10:15am