I purchased a brand new Nikon D40 SLR camera for my trip to Japan. Well, not exclusively. I’ve always wanted a decent digital camera; and the fact that I’m going across the Pacific ocean thus to likely see things my friends and family never have and may never see seemed like a wicked-awesome excuse to splurge a little, and buy the kind of camera I’ve wanted since, well, since my photography unit in 3rd grade. I like quality, what can I say?
Anyway, turns out the low-end pro models are pretty darn nifty!