how does the d40 feel w/ the 18-200 attached? do you have another camera you can snap a pic of them mated together? i really like the small size of the d40 (d40x)
Oh, it feels quite heavy. You'll not want to wear the strap around your neck, so a small carrying bag is a must. For that combination, the weight of the camera body alone is not that relevant.
As for the feeling, in terms of handling, it's quite nice. The D40 has quite good ergonomics. You can manage the camera in one hand, without fear of letting go.
Of course, the camera body is small (and light) and the lens is quite large (and heavy), so it looks a bit awkward. And you get more of a feeling of "oh, what a super lens".
I'm currently in the process of selling my Canon Ixus 75, but here are a couple of shots taken with my good old "brick" HP 735...
[ I've removed both photos, as they had served their purpose - Luis