I love the D40x which doesn’t exist anymore. It’s become the D60 but is pretty much the same camera. Not the highest megapixel count, not the fastest, not the most complicated camera. It does everything I want simply, quickly and quietly. The D40x is a very small camera but the hand grip is comfortable.
I added an external third party battery grip which makes it much more comfortable to hold. The grip also holds two batteries which increases the stamina of the camera enormously. I went to South Africa in 2011 for about ten days and after 600 pictures the battery capacity had barely dented.