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|The compact 10.2-MP D60 delivers breathtaking picture quality and the versatile handling of a D-SLR, yet is incredibly compact, easy and fun to use.Nikon's high-performance, 10.2-megapixel DX-format CCD imaging sensor and exclusive EXPEED image processing concept provide added cropping freedom and the ability to make larger prints.With fast startup and split-second shutter response, the D60 eliminates the frustration of shutter delay, capturing moments that other cameras miss.Capture sports action, precious moments and fleeting expressions at up to 3 frames per second, for as many as 100 consecutive JPEG images.Nikon's Active Dust Reduction System activates automatically, along with Airflow Control technology to reduce the amount of dust that reaches the sensor.Intuitive controls and an onboard HELP Menu System with Assist Images make the D60 truly easy to use, enabling everyone to capture beautiful memories perfectly.Nikon's original digital image processing concept, EXPEED, comprehensively optimizes pictures, shot after shot.Beautifully styled, the D60 makes high-performance digital SLR photography easier and more convenient than ever. You'll be amazed at the power packed into a camera that weighs just over 16 ounces.Playback images are easy to see and function menus are easier to use with a larger and brighter color LCD monitor. The large 2.5-inch LCD monitor enables image preview at up to 19 times magnification and has large type fonts with easy-to-view menus. Auto rotating LCD display provides automatic horizontal and vertical graphic display orientation.The D60's Assist Images help you select the appropriate settings for many camera features by showing an example image typical of that setting, as well as an advanced HELP Menu for the current item selected. The D60's Question Mark icon (?) indicates that help is available for the currently selected item; just press the HELP button beside the LCD monitor to see a context-sensitive HELP page.The D60's 3D Color Matrix Metering II evaluates each scene for brightness, color, contrast, size and position of shadows and highlights, selected focus area and camera-to-subject distance, comparing that information against an onboard database of more than 30,000 actual photographic scenes. The result delivers instantly and precisely determined exposures for each scene, even in challenging lighting conditions.The D60's Optimize Image setting lets photographers adjust color, contrast and sharpening, as well as other image settings, according to the type of scene or output desired. Settings include: Normal, Softer, Vivid, More Vivid, Portrait, Custom and Black and White, each of which are automatically adjusted based on sophisticated Nikon algorithms or user-selected settings for optimum results.Nikon's innovative i-TTL flash control evaluates flash exposure with incredible precision to achieve better automatic flash balance and deliver outstanding results. The built-in Speedlight is always readyto bring beautiful exposuresto darkened conditions, as well as add sparkle for fill flash in outdoor situations for enhanced twilight shots or an added impact to daylight images. In low-light or back-light situations, added illumination from the built-in Speedlight can make the difference between an average snapshot and a dazzling picture.The D60's advanced 3-Area AF system and the refined algorithms inherited from more advanced Nikon digital SLR cameras deliver fast, efficient and precise Autofocus. AF refinements deliver greater precision with fast, more consistent subject acquisition and improved focus tracking for consistently sharper pictures.|
|UPC||018208254385, 018208854370, 018208914302, 018208914340, 18208254385, 182088543706, 182089143400, 3141808497757, 689466061833, 689466061840, 689466061857, 689466105414, 718122060702, 718122226320, 718122226429|
|Camera Type||Digital SLR|
|Sensor Resolution||10.2 MP|
|Sensor Size||15.8 x 23.6mm|
|Lens Type||Zoom lens|
|Lens For SD||18-55mm|
|Focal Length Range||18mm - 55mm|
|Focus Adjustment||Autofocus & Manual Focus, Automatic, Manual|
|Lens Filter Size||52 mm|
|Lens System Features||VR (Vibration Reduction), Silent Wave Motor (SWM), Aspherical Lens|
|Auto Focus type||TTL phase detection|
|Lens Construction||8 group(s) / 11 element(s)|
|Max Shutter Speed||1/4000 sec|
|Min Shutter Speed||30 sec|
|Exposure compensation||±5 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps|
|Exposure Range||EV 0-20 ( ISO 100 )|
|Exposure Metering||3D color matrix II, Center-Weighted, Spot|
|Exposure Modes||Aperture-Priority, Automatic, Bulb, Manual, Program, Shutter-Priority, i-TTL Program Flash|
|Light Sensitivity||ISO 100, ISO 1600, ISO 200, ISO 3200, ISO 400, ISO 800|
|Light Sensitivity Max||3200|
|Flash Type||Pop-up Flash|
|Red Eye Reduction||Yes|
|Camera Flash Features||AF Illuminator, Auto Flash, Fill-in Flash, Flash +/- Compensation, Flash Off, Front Sync Flash, Rear Sync Flash, Red-eye Reduction Flash, Slow Sync|
|Flash Modes||Auto Mode, Fill-in Mode, OFF mode, Rear Curtain Sync, Red-eye Reduction, Slow Synchro|
|Memory / Storage|
|Supported Flash Memory||MultiMediaCard, SD Card, SD Memory Card, SDHC Card, SDHC Memory Card|
|Optical Viewfinder Type||Eye-level penta-dach mirror|
|Viewfinder - Field Coverage||95%|
|Dioptric Correction Range||-1.7 to +0.5|
|Screen Details||LCD display - TFT active matrix - 2.5" - color|
|Microphone Type||Without Built-in Microphone|
|Connector Types||1 x USB, 1 x composite video output|
|Expansion Slot||1 x SD Memory Card|
|System Requirements for PC Connection|
|Operating System Supported||Apple Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional, Microsoft Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Microsoft Windows XP Professional|
|Battery Form Factor||Manufacturer specific|
|Digital Video Format||AVI|
|Still Image Format||DCF 2.0, DPOF, EXIF 2.21, JPEG, NEF (RAW), RAW + JPEG, Raw Image|
|Additional Features||Brightness Control, DPOF Support, Date/Time Stamp, Digital Image Rotation, Direct Print, Highlight Point Display, Histogram Display, Image Stabilization, Interchangeable Lenses, Orientation Detection, PictBridge Support, Red-eye Correction, Text Input To Exif Header, USB 2.0, USB 2.0 Compatibility, With Tripod Mount|
|Shooting Programs||Children, Close-up, Landscape, Night portrait, Portrait mode, Sports mode|
|White Balance||Colour Temperature Adjust, Daylight / Sunny (Preset), Flash (Preset), Fluorescent (Preset), Incandescent (Preset), Shade (Preset)|
|Continuous Shooting Speed||3 frames per second|
Optically stabilized kit lens; convenient onscreen user interface; compatible with a wide variety of lenses and accessories.
Pricey for what it offers; lens-based image stabilization is less flexible than sensor-shift offered by some competitors.
Despite modest improvements in performance and a couple of new features, Nikon's D60 fails to impress and costs more than some competing models.
Average review score based on 902 user reviews
of customers recommend this product
For the price, this camera does more than expected. It provides a great range of functions that make it easy for people that are used to the standard 'point and click' cheap digital cameras that we are all used to, but also provides more advanced photographers the control to tweak almost any setting (only big limiting factor is white balance, however that is more a digital v. flim issue). Having the ability to take continuous shots (approx. 3/second) is great and overall speed of this camera (focusing and shutter delay) is a dream compared to 'consumer' point and click cameras.
Life of the stock battery is impressive, however the charger is relatively bulky in my opinion and a better option when traveling would be to purchase a second battery.
For point and shoot users, this camera can provide some amazing shots compared to the compact digitals many people are used to right out of the box without making any adjustments.
For people used to using film SLRs, the menus can be tedious and reading the user manual to figure out how to change settings can be a headache. The 'P' setting minimizes these issues to some degree since once set, you won't need to fumble through the menus to get to your favorite settings.
The kit lens that usually comes with this camera (18-55mm) is a good fit for this camera and its focal length allows it to also serve as a pretty decent macro lens. If you are looking for a zoom lens, this is probably not the best and one that runs out to 200mm is a better choice.
Overall, this is one of the best entry level dSLR cameras out there (especially when you combine the quality of nikon lenses). As long as you are looking for a camera to only be a camera (no video recording), this is the hands down winner in this price range. It performs well for prints up to 8x10 compared to traditional film cameras as well as much more expensive dSLRs at that print size.
I have bought this kit from a cameta auctions store. kit included 18-55 and 55-200 lenses, both VR and ED. and really pictures taken by these lenses are quite perfect for a zoom lens. after that i have bought a prime/normal lenses of 50 mm with f/1.8. and pictures improved. focus is magnificent. the only thing that o would advice is to buy a camera with built in auto focus motor. so that you don't care what lenses you buy as long as they have AF mark. on D60 AF is dependant on the lens. if it's not AF-S then forget about autofocusing. but actually experience Nikkor 50 mm lens gave me was worth of focusing. you can find pretty cheap lenses that are used on amazon or elsewhere. I would advice then to buy a kit with no more than 2 lenses and then look for other lenses online. you'll probably need 18-55 as it's mostly used and a prime lens for portraits.
going back to Nikon D60 itself, it has some nice features that are not present on previous models like EXPEED. I would be concerned about shutter lifetime as there's still small amount of data/
Overall, good buy. maybe not a bang for a buck but definitely wise and valuable investments.
The Nikon D60 Overall is a great camera for anyone. I would reccomend it for people who consider photography a hobby, and not just a way to record moments in time. The D60 is a lighter and more compact version of the D80. The funtions and settings on the camera are very easy to use. The user manual describes every aspect of the camera in a very detailed manner. The manual will basically take a new Nikon user and train them to know their new camera inside and out. Nikon really takes pride in the production of their cameras. The D60 is very well built. It is made to last, and the 10.2 megapixels allows the camera to have very clear pictures. The megapixels allow the pictures to be over 300dpi when printed, which means each picture is high quality. Most cameras are able to achieve 300dpi prints, but the difference is the size. Most cameras will have 300dpi prints around the size of 3x5, but the Nikon D60 has 300dpi prints at 11x15. Overall, this camera has every feature that a professional camera has, but it is about half the price. Yes, the price still isn't exactly cheap, but as people are know to say "quality comes at a price". In my opinion, the quality of this camera is well worth the price, the warranty is great, the battery life is amazing, and the self sensor cleaning is genius. I will not buy any other camera besides a Nikon, and the D60 burned that thought in my mind for life.
Back in 1999 I received a digital camera as a Christmas present. It wasn't even one megapixel, but the digital bug had bitten me hard and I was never going back to film. As technology improved, I upgraded to newer and better cameras over the years, but finally decided it was time to buy the nicest one I could fit into my budget.
The Nikon D60 is my first digital SLR and I'm having so much fun learning all the features. It is very user friendly and the manual is well written and easy to understand. I've been using my three cats as test subjects, following them around and testing out the different settings, filters and lenses. The 18-55mm VR lens is a great feature when you're trying to get a shot of a subject that you have to chase around. While shopping I saw some packages that included the VR (vibration reduction) lens and some that just offered the standard one. It is definitely worth your while to go for the VR.
As for the quality of the photos, I took a picture of my black cat from a distance of 10 feet on the "normal" quality setting and could see very fine details like all his whiskers, his claws, every little thing that had stuck to his fur (including a small insect), and the reflection of a nearby flower in the corneas of his eyes!
I bought my camera as a package deal with all kinds of accessories including a USB SD card reader which makes uploading your photos pleasantly simple. I use iPhoto for viewing and storage, and when I zoomed in all the way on the cat photo, there was absolutely NO pixelation. This was the crispest and clearest digital photo I have ever taken. I do a lot of Photoshop work and have noticed a huge difference in the brilliance of colors, and once again, the 10.2 megapixels allow for beautiful enlargements without the fuzziness that you would get from a lower megapixel camera.
To sum it all up, I LOVE this camera! Maybe it's not quite what a serious professional would choose, but as an amateur, it has improved my picture taking a hundred times over and I've only had it for a month.
It's a great entry level digital SLR, and you can't go wrong with it.
The Nikon D60 is obviously the next step "up" from the D40x, but the similarities stand out much more than their differences. As everyone else has probably said, self cleaning, stop motion video, and a slightly more user friendly GUI are the only "real" differences that you will notice if holding them side-by-side. This isn't a negative thing at all, it's actually impressive. Nikon found ways to enhance an already great camera.
I chose this camera because I'm a photography student, and I needed something that could produce impressive pictures, and was lightweight and small. That's exactly what this camera is. I have a few complaints, but overall this camera has met my expectations. The only potential dealbreaker was its lack of auto bracketing, but I figured that I would probably only use that for specific times, and I could always do that manually, which I have done. I was really disappointed that it didn't at least have exposure bracketing, but I'll deal. The lens compatibility wasn't much of an issue since I don't own any Nikon lens', but if you have an assortment of lens', you should probably consider the D80, but otherwise, don't let the comparison reviews fool you. This camera produces equal quality pictures to the D80, if not slightly better. I've used both cameras, and would definitely rather hold the D60.
I read a lot of reviews complaining that the Nikon series doesn't have VR built into the body, but Nikon did this for several reasons. The first reason is that each VR system can be built specifically for the lens itself, instead of using somewhat limiting technology. Also, you can actually see the VR working through the viewfinder, which is quite helpful. You actually feel as though you are holding the camera steady, as opposed to having the body compensate for your movement without you actually being able to visualize it. That's definitely a plus.
Overall, the complaints that I've read about this camera haven't lived up to their expectations, but the camera itself definitely has. If you're looking for a camera that is expandable, that can take awesome snapshots with little effort, but also want the option to create creative photographs, this is the camera you should be looking at. Nikon has a very affordable lens collection that is only going to expand. There are very few things I would change about it, and none of them effect the pictures it takes. The buttons are very easy to memorize, and you can zip through the menus with little to no thought whatsoever, which is exactly what a GUI should provide. If you are considering a D80, or similarly priced DSLR, you should definitely save your money on the body and buy this and an awesome lens with the price difference.