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Nikon D40 D-SLR camera body For Sale
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Post# 699185   8/27/2013 at 01:06 (3,886 days old) by RevvinKevin (Tinseltown - Shakey Town - La-La Land)        

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This camera is 4 years old, it's in great shape - no scratches, chips, etc and works perfectly.


This is the camera body only (no lens) and comes with a rechargeable Li-ion battery (over 450 photos per charge), the charger, neck strap, a Sandisc Ultra ll 2 GB SD memory card (holds 850 photos at the highest/largest resolution), quick start guide, owners manual, Nikon’s PictureProject software CD, USB cable and the original box. 




Please contact Kevin through the AW web-mail or


***A note on "megapixels".   This camera is 6.1 MP and at the highest resolution (3008 X 2000 pixels) you can print an image 20" x 24" photo without any image degradation or pixelation.   Much larger than 95% of people using a camera could or would ever use.  My point?  A camera with 10, 12, 16, 22 or 30 megapixels will not produce a better image / photo then one with 6 MP, only a larger image.   So don't get hung up on how many megapixels a camera has. 


  • Nikon DX Format CCD image sensor; 6.1 megapixels

  • Large 2.5-inch LCD monitor 

  • Built-in flash

  • Can shoot 2.5 frames per second

  • High-precision digital image processing for natural-looking images 

  • 3-area Auto Focus system 

  • Eight automated Programs [Auto, Auto (Flash Off), Portrait, Landscape, Child, Sports, Close Up, and Night Portrait] 

  • Fast image transfer to SD memory cards of up to 4GB (SDHC compliant)

Post# 699235 , Reply# 1   8/27/2013 at 11:07 (3,885 days old) by kb0nes (Burnsville, MN)        

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A D40 is a solid camera, and at $150 sans lens, its still a good deal for someone that wants to move into an SLR. Yes its only 6 megapixel but you can still print a quality 36" wide print, and be honest most of us never do that anyhow. The megapixel war is really just about sales anyhow, you have to basically quadruple the count to see a real improvement.

My oldest brother that lives in CA has an old D40 he still uses, I can't imagine the number of shutter actuations he has on it by now. It still takes beautiful photos of the Yosemite Valley.

So now the question, what did you replace it with Kevin?? Since you are apparently keeping the lens, at least I'd guess you didn't do anything silly and buy a Canon ;)

Post# 699247 , Reply# 2   8/27/2013 at 12:26 (3,885 days old) by RevvinKevin (Tinseltown - Shakey Town - La-La Land)        
Thank you Phil

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Phil, thank you for the confirmation of both how good the D40 is and my price!!!   I really like/enjoy this camera and have taken many beautiful photos with it!   When I would see the newer models come out I would "Ooh" and "Aah" as well as drool almost uncontrollably.    But then I'd come to my senses, knowing I didn't "need" it and couldn't justify spending the $$$.


I had not planned on replacing my camera, but a friend sent out an e-mail just over a week ago offering up his Nikon D5000 camera and an ultra-wide angle 12-24mm f/4 lens for sale.   The price was right, but I was considering the body only.   But after speaking to him, he gave me an even better deal on the lens, so I picked up both Friday evening.  


BTW, the lens I'm keeping is a Nikkor DX 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6.






This post was last edited 08/27/2013 at 12:53
Post# 699285 , Reply# 3   8/27/2013 at 15:17 (3,885 days old) by whirlcool (Just North Of Houston, Texas)        

We have a DX 40 and have been very pleased with it. And your price is great, better than Ebay too. That's a great value for a fantastic camera.

Post# 699306 , Reply# 4   8/27/2013 at 16:56 (3,885 days old) by kb0nes (Burnsville, MN)        

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Kevin, you'll be pleased with some of the changes you get with the 5000. Its a 2nd generation Nikon camera so you get improved image processing and it will give you at least one stop better High ISO (low light) performance. You get the tilting LCD (handy for selfies) and a semi-functional live view. It can shoot movies too although most phones and all camcorders will likely best it. Also you get an intervalometer so you can set it to take a photo every "x" seconds. Handy for doing a time-lapse appliance restoration movie!

The 12-24mm f/4 lens is a nice piece too, those are quite pricey new. Its a semi-pro lens with a metal mounting ring and more robust construction. Its neat to have something wider then 18mm on a DX crop camera, although they take some adjustment to how you use them to get good photos.

I have one of the 18-135mm lenses like the one you are keeping, it came with my D80, it was the "kit" lens back in the day. I was always pleased with the way mine performed, but its sad it isn't stabilized. I have an 18-200mm VR now that is my walkabout lens, the stabilization does help. I would consider selling off the 18-135mm perhaps if someone needs a lens for your D40 body.

Post# 701632 , Reply# 5   9/6/2013 at 19:19 (3,875 days old) by RevvinKevin (Tinseltown - Shakey Town - La-La Land)        

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The camera has been SOLD!

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