The D40 is a terrific camera. Personally I have D90 and D7000 but still enjoy the little cam. Instead of 55-200 get a 55-300. I bought one on eBay from cameta camera -refurbisbed. It was like new. Also plan buying a prime lens - 35mm 1.8 apreture. It is the best artistic tool if you are on a budget. Enjoy your D40!