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The Nikon D40x digital SLR camera feels great in your hands, has a reassuring-sounding click, has a slightly faster rapid-fire shooter, and four more megapixels than its D40 brandmate. Now Popular Photography reviewers got their hands on one, running it through their rigorous lab tests.

They took the $729 camera out in the real world, equipped with its included kit lens (the 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AF-S DX Nikkor), and came back with pictures whose quality they described as excellent. They weren't too crazy about its slightly difficult-to-use menu system, but lauded the camera's high resolution, color accuracy and almost everything else.


After holding it in our hands and taking a few pictures with it ourselves, we're not surprised they liked it so much. Stay tuned for a Giz-style review in the next day or two, but until then, check out PopPhoto's eagle-eyed assessment.

Camera Test: Nikon D40x [Popular Photography]