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