Romans 1:20

"For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse."

Friday, December 18, 2009

The Early Christmas Present!!!

We finally have a camera!!! Andrew and I decided to try to buy one for a joint Christmas present and this is it!!! We are now VERY poor but at least we will have extra clear pictures to remember this short time here in the States, and I would like to get into Photography as we get the hang of this thing! In the package we got the body, a 18-55mm lens and a wide angle lens!

The Nikon D40x has a sensor resolution of 10.2 megapixels, and offers ISO sensitivity ranging from 100 to 1,600, with the ability to extend this to ISO 3,200 using the Hi-1 setting. Even though the sensor resolution has been increased from six megapixels in the original D40 model, the ten megapixel D40x offers a faster burst mode of three frames per second. The D40x retains the same compact size, portability and ease-of-use as its popular sibling, the D40.
The D40x has a 2.5" LCD display with 230,000 pixel resolution and a 170 degree viewing angle, which means your friends can gather 'round behind you and everyone will see the same image quality wherever they're standing. Other D40x features include extensive in-camera image editing, a full array of automatic and manual exposure modes, including some modes tuned for specific situations, like Portrait, Landscape, Child, Sports, Close up and Night portrait. There's an Auto ISO mode that lets the user select the maximum ISO and minimum shutter speed, which leaves you with some control over what Auto can do. Just like the D40, autofocus is only supported when using AF-S or AF-I lenses, which limits you to newer Nikon lenses. The built-in i-TTL flash has a guide number of 12m /39 ft. at ISO 100 in auto modes and 13m / 42 ft. in manual. Maximum flash sync is 1/200 second.
The D40x uses an EN-EL9 lithium-ion rechargeable battery, with a rated 520 shots per charge, and stores images on SD/SDHC memory cards . Connectivity includes USB 2.0 high-speed, A/V out, and the option of an infrared remote.
This is the story behind the camera! We were involved in a bidding war for so long over this!!! Andrew's friend from the bookstore was selling her camera because she had recently upgraded, and for a while we were interested. When we calculated our finances we knew we couldn't afford if, but through another friend's generous Christmas gift we could just scrape enough together. But there was still another person that said they were interested and were considering paying more than we could... So we waited patiently and I began looking for other ones on Craigslist. I found a couple of options, but then the other interested party wasn't getting back to Andrew's friend so we got to take it~! I was soooo excited! I went to work with Andrew to pick it up and am so eager to try it out!

I am also excited because my mom back in SA has some old lenses from her Nikkormat camera, which will also fit my body! That will be really great to have those too!

Thank-you my husband! It was a very merry early Christmas present!

1 comment:

  1. My Nikkormat lenses won't fit your body but will look good on the new Nikon (ha ha). The seem to have quite a bit of mildew on them.... I believe they can be cleaned, tho. mom