The Nikon D40 is an affordable compact camera, and by reading Nikon D40 user manual you will learn how to operate it. Some of the advantages are the extremely customizable menu architecture, the great noise characteristics for high ISO shots, the nice guidance for all those digital SLR beginners, the compact size and the excellent feel in your hands. Some of the disadvantages of the Nikon D40 are the fact that it is only a 6 megapixel camera, the slow kit lens, and having no automatic sensor cleaning. Its control scheme can sometimes be awkward and at moments it can be very slow to focus. Have in mind that the raw editing software will cost you more. Generally, Nikon D40 is the type of camera that you would want to use when you are trying to make a transition from a simple point and shoot camera to a digital SLR. You won’t regret buying this camera. When you open the box, you will find a lot of items. There will be the Nikon D40 body, the lens, an eyepiece cap, front lens cap, camera strap, body cap, USB cable, rubber eyecup, lithium ion battery, Nikon D40 user manual, an AC power cord, quick charger, lens cap, accessory shoe cover, and the PictureProject CD ROM. To download your manual, click here.