Nikon D40 going to stay in production for awhile?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by louis0nfire, Feb 3, 2009.

  1. louis0nfire macrumors 6502

    Feb 22, 2008
    I'm dead set on the Nikon D40, as I am just getting into DSLR's. But, I know it's been out for awhile now, and I'm just wondering if any updates or new lines from Nikon are on their way. I'd hate to buy it and then 2 months later they announce a new entry-level DSLR. Opinions? Thanks.
  2. jaseone macrumors 65816


    Nov 7, 2004
    Houston, USA
    The D40 already has been superseded by the D40X and the D60...
  3. louis0nfire thread starter macrumors 6502

    Feb 22, 2008
    The D40X was discontinued though and the D60 is in a different category (not entry level/low budget).
  4. Cliff3 macrumors 68000


    Nov 2, 2007
    SF Bay Area
    PMA is next month (3/5-3/5) so if you want to wait for a potential product announcement before making a buying decision, those would be your next dates.

    edit: and not to take this too far off track, but the D60 replaced the D40x in the US, but the D40x appears to be a currently available model in other markets. It is still listed as a current model on the Nikon Europe site, for example.
  5. rogersmj macrumors 68020


    Sep 10, 2006
    Indianapolis, IN
    No it hasn't. The D40 is still an active production model. The D40x is not.
  6. iTiki macrumors 6502

    Feb 9, 2007
    Maui, Hawaii
    For the price you can get a D40 for these days, I don't think you can lose. Awesome camera to take you through the DSLR learning curve. Many keep their D40s when they move up. Put the 18-200 on it and you will have an outstanding walk around or light travel camera when you are ready for the next level. Just my $.02:D
  7. wheelhot macrumors 68020

    Nov 23, 2007
    Nope, wrong....the D40x discontinued, replaced by D60, now the the D40 and D60 is Nikon entry level DSRLs, Nikon kept D40 cause its ridiculous cheap and offer good performance except for it doesn't have a build-in sensor cleaning and a few extra caveats. Both D60 and D40 doesn't have the motor screw thing so they belong in the same category.
  8. SchneiderMan macrumors G3


    May 25, 2008
  9. jhamerphoto macrumors regular

    Oct 26, 2007
    Not exactly, the D60 gained sensor cleaning, as well as a major firmware upgrade allowing for stop-motion movies, plus an orientation & an eye sensor . It also gained the VR lens.

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