Updated Nikon D40/D40x?

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  1. hoboahoy

    hoboahoy TPF Noob!

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    Hi I don't know much about the Nikon's past camera releasing history, but I overheard their general product life cycle is about 2 years. When is Nikon expected to release an updated sequel to the D40/D40x? The original D40 was released in December 2006. The reason I'm asking you this info is that I'm interested in aquiring a lowend current generation camera. Thank you.
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I was under the impression that the D60 was the updated version of the D40.
     
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    It already came out. The D60 is the replacement for the D40/D40X.
     
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    ok, thank you. The D60 at the release ($750-ish) seems to be priced much higher than the release price of D40 (sub $600). Is it a common practice by the manufacturers to hike the price when they update a model?

    I am looking for a lower priced, but a current model in the original D40 price range, and I was hoping I can find one with a better LCD, a CMOS with higher ISO capability. Maybe it's just a wishful thinking.

    Thank you guys. Have a nice weekend.
     
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    epp_b No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    The D60 exists to fill a gap in the market. It has very little to tout over the D40 and certainly not enough to warrant the now-$300 price gap.

    That said, I'd like to see a firmware update the D40 with auto-bracketing, metering that doesn't overexpose, a few more don't-have-to-dig-through-menus controls using the currently-unused buttons with the command dial in shooting mode, and one that doesn't zoom out a zoomed-in preview after you delete an image. Shoot, I'd pay for a firmware update if it did all that.
     

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