For many years I've been using the professional Nikon range of digital cameras, D1, D2, D2H, D2X and now the D2Hs, I have now added the D40 for the personal family snap camera and I am very impressed with the overall quality of the images. Even on the fool proof 'Auto' setting the images are appearing sharp, well exposed, good flash coverage, and instant response times. A superb buy, and highly recommended to anyone else considering buying one. At £399 including a 18-55mm lens you can't go wrong. Well done Nikon, now lets see how reliable it is.
#3. "RE: WOW, D40 is outstanding" In response to Reply # 2
I've been extremely pleased with mine, what little experience that I've had with it so far. I love the size and the features that it offers. Once I get my feet really wet in the DSLR world, I'll probably add the D80 to the mix and still keep the D40 around for my wife and daughter to use. And of course for me, when I need to be less conspicuous. Getting ready to start acquiring lenses to add to the capability of this little gem.