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Old Jan 25, 2007, 6:20 PM   #1
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I have been camping out at DPreview lately, so I may have missed an explanation of why Steve's Didicams has not reviewed the Nikon D40. Anyone know the story?
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Old Jan 25, 2007, 11:08 PM   #2
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Look for it in the next day or so, we're just way behind, sorry.

OK, it got posted today, see our Nikon D40 review


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Old Jan 26, 2007, 11:06 AM   #3
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thanks Steve..I too have been looking for your review...I find yours the most useful because you take the same subject photos across the different cameras and this helps a lot in comparing one to another. My d70 is broken, d2x working fine and am going to consider a d40 in lieu of paying for a d70 repair. I really want to compare d70 to d40 for jpeg engine improvements with your samples.



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Old Jan 26, 2007, 9:27 PM   #4
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Thanks for posting the review.

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I echo the thanks for posting the review - Thanks, Steve!

I recently examined the camera in a store & really liked the feel of it - it fitted my hands beautifully & for hand-held shots I find that's a great help in keeping a camera still.

Now I'm looking forward to seeing my favorite test picture - the one of the schoolhouse.....

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Old Feb 9, 2007, 4:08 PM   #6
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Now that I've seen the review, I definitely like the camera - except that I've noticed a spot at the top left corner of two of the sample pictures - the one of the schoolhouse and the one of the stack of kayaks lined up on the beach.

I haven't been able to detect any similar darkening of the sky in any of the other pictures.

Has the sensor developed a fault?

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Old Feb 9, 2007, 4:48 PM   #7
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Now that I've seen the review, I definitely like the camera - except that I've noticed a spot at the top left corner of two of the sample pictures - the one of the schoolhouse and the one of the stack of kayaks lined up on the beach.

I haven't been able to detect any similar darkening of the sky in any of the other pictures.

Has the sensor developed a fault?

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they look like sensor dust, no biggie...

edit: in case you're not familiar with it, sensors could attract dust, and you need to use a blower to get rid of it. I use the "rocket blower".

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Thank you, Steve-

For a very complete and comprehensive D-40 review.

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Rey,

Dust on the sensor, eh?

It looks exactly like the dark spot that started to show up on pictures from an Olympus C2100UZ that a friend of mine had some years ago.

We couldn't think what had caused it - and it made him give the camera away!

I guess that shows that dust can get on a sensor even if it isn't a DSLR.

I'd been thinking that having a removable lens was a big disadvantage (because dust could get in) but this has made me change my mind - with a DSLR you can at least use a blower to remove it.

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Herb-

A lot of Sony point and shoot camera such as the P-100 and P-150 have had trouble with dust intrusion that ended up lodged on the camera'simage sensor. So you are very correct, there is an added advantage to a DSLR, because you can use a hand operated blower (NEVER use canned air!) or you can swab it out using the Copperhill or Delkin Systems.

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