My 15yr old son is showing a remarkable talent for photography and is producing really good work using just a compact digital camera. He borrowed a Nikon D40 from the school art dept: over the weekend and got some almost pro level shots (well, to my eyes) at the local indoor skate/BMX track and at some local jump spots. I'd like to encourage him in this direction as it fits in with his art/graphics ambitions.
Is the D40 a good starter camera?? What else should we look at??