I'm a total noob when it comes to dslr, but I reseached quite a bit and for what I needed the Nikon D40 was the best. I love taking pics (reunions, trips gatherings with friends etc...) I'm the one wa the p&s in the pocket all the type, so I was thinking about getting a new p&s, but a good one costs as much as 350 dollars, so with the D40 being 400 something, it was a no brainer to me. I got it. I was on vacation in Valencia with my girl and a friend, and I decided to test the D40 for the first time. Like I said I'm a noob but I researched a little bit, and learned somethings on composition, aperture, ISO, etc.....so this is the result. let me know how can I improve and stuff. I used the P setting in all the pics, and played with the ISO, and some other stuff. How do you post thumbs????