I was at the store today, and I picked up a copy of Popular Photography with the Nikon D40 on the cover. Naturally, I was intrigued. I later found the article online. http://www.popphoto.com/cameras/3475/hands-on-nikon-d40.html So, basically the D40 is indeed the D50 replacement; and it has several added features. Essentially it has faster startup, equal burst rate to that of the D50, higher ISO capabilities, more battery life, in camera editing, and it's lighter. But then the cons are the fact that it auto-focuses only with AF-S lenses. So, what do you guys gather? I've heard some say that it's better than the D50, others say it's not as good. I'm withholding my opinion until I get the opportunity to handle the camera. I will say that the autofocus lens compatibility is a rather glaring issue in my sight.