D40x or 400D or wait for D60 and 450D
Hello everyone. Must say this is an excellent forum..

I am a beginner looking to buy a DSLR..

I was looking between the D40x and 400D before the PMA's announcements. Now the choices have become more complicated..

Is there a clear winner? I was looking at buying the D40x because it's cheaper and fits better in my hand. Should I wait till both the new models are out before making the decision?.

Canon 400D: 18-55mm and 75-300mm III lens: $AUD 1040Nikon D40x: 18-55mm lens + 4gb SD card: $AUD825..

Comments (6)

While I doubt you'd be disappointed with any of the cameras you've mentioned, the new Canon 450D seems to inch ahead of the competition in a few areas: the 3 inch LCD and live view are probably worth having if price isn't an issue, and it finally offers a spot metering option lacking on the 400D. The Nikon D60 isn't really much different to the D40x, so I'm not sure it's worth waiting for that. You might get a really good deal on a D40x now it's been superceded though, and that might save you enough money to buy an extra lens. The Canon isn't troubled by not having a focus motor built in, so the choice of lenses is a bit better than the Nikon..

Photo quality on all will be equal by the way, so it's features and price you should be looking at..


Comment #1

How much more you think the 450D will be over the 400D?.

Body only for 400D is: AUD$759...Think 450D will be 800-900?..

Comment #2

Andrewlai wrote:.

How much more you think the 450D will be over the 400D?Body only for 400D is: AUD$759...Think 450D will be 800-900?.

Not sure in Australian dollars. But there's certain to be a price premium for a new model. It'll soon be on discount when the internet retailers get their hands on it, but can you bear to wait?.


Comment #3

Not in a hurry .

My ancient p+s Nikon 4300 still does the trick..

Comment #4

I'd totally not even consider the Canon 75-300 lens.

All it will do is leave you wanting for more, and you won't want to use it much.....

Comment #5

I was in the same boat and found the Nikon fitted my hand and eye much better than the Canon, so that was my choise. I think being comfortable with the camera and finding controls where I expect them important. Always try before you buy, you must be happy to hold a camera..

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