Don't worry. Both are very good cameras, and both have many satisfied users. if you look at the reviews on this site you will see that the editor (Phil Askey, who may be presumed to know what he is doing) rated them about equal: see.
I bought my d40x about a month ago and have had very good results with it so far, despite being a beginner myself. Ive learnt heaps playing around with it and much more to come. Play around with it for a while and you'll love it too I hope!..
Several d-slr cameras have something called liveview. I think you can get it on models now from olympus and canon (not sure about nikon). personally I'm happy shooting through the viewfinder for the most part. liveview might be handy for those shots where I have the camera at waist level and am currently shooting blind..
Is it difficult to adjust ISO on the d40x? personally I adjust ISO all the time so I would need that to be a button..
Also, do either cameras show a live shot of what you are looking atas in the more automatic cameras?..
Yes thats one of the small problems I knew before buying the camera but still went for it - the limited feature of a function button to change white balance, ISO etc...only provides one button that can only be assigned to one function at a time, but doesn't bother me..
I went in for the canon xti, walked out with the d40x and stillscared I should've stuck to my original decision..
I know it's a toss up but is it stupid that I miss the auto rotaionthat my little canon has?.
First off, congratulations on the D40x! It's a great camera. Just curious, why did you walk out with the D40x instead of the Canon?.
Are you talking about picture auto-rotation? If so, then the D40x has this. It's in the Setup Menu/Auto Image Rotation = On or Off..
I have my custom button set to ISO. If you press the +Zoom/Info button twice (at the rear left of the camera) this brings you to the edit mode of the following settings - then you just use your 4-way pad to make changes easily and skip digging through the menus:.
QualityWhite BalanceISOShooting modeFocus modeAF Area modeMeteringFlash CompensationExposure compensationFlash mode.
Of course, shutter and aperture are always available with the dial..
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Why I bought it was because of the lens. The fact is, the ability to be so wide and go so far (18-135) and of course the price for that lens package was still under 1000. the canon lens would've been up to 90 or even 110 and still taken me 1100 bucks. I only had those 2 points to rely on b/c the 2 cameras literally gave me a headache..
I have the setting of rotation on but it doesn't move the photo in the LCD, i'm not sure what it does. and the "live view" is something i'm going to have to read about. I have only a week+ to see how I feel about the camera. the feel of the camera was a little more like a camera to me than the canon, but I'm pretty sure I'd be happy with either. I just think the fact that I went in for one and came out with another is bothering me. I just want to know I won't regret it..
Frankly all the buttons on the canon weren't that appealing to me. it's a lot of buttons. I don't think I'll change ISO so much and I learn to go thru menus pretty fast if I have to change things. I'm not sure that's a selling point for me either. and the 9 points in the lens was overwhelming. most of my shots are of my kids.
It's a coin flip. I've had fun with it so far. and taken beautiful photos and caught many action shots of the kids. and that's why I bought it..
Thanks for all the input...