My Nikon D40x arrived via UPS late this afternoon. It’s very easy to set up, and in a few minutes I was able to use the automatic mode, which is just as simple as a point and shoot camera. I haven’t finished reading the manual, so I’m still not familiar with all of the features.
After using standard point and shoot digital cameras for about 10 years, this is a big step up. Even in auto mode the picture quality is fantastic. It’s also very fast. I can start taking pictures almost immediately when I turn it on, and there’s almost no delay before it’s ready to take another picture.
This is the first picture I took with it, probably the clearest picture I’ve ever taken of Midnight’s face.