Nikon D60 10.2 MP Digital SLR Camera - Black (Kit w/ 18-55mm Lens)
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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.|
|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|
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- gtwoheartsJul 25, 2008by
Nikon D60 - Great For All Levels
I have purchased a couple of Nikon D60 digital SLR cameras recently, and am truely amazed at how fast the camera can be learned. While I have a background in commercial photography, my wife does not. It took very little to teach her the basic function of this camera, and now when she is on a 'shoot', the final results are great. And, with the advantage of shooting RAW, we can take the best of the best and manipulate easily and precisely before posting to the web or our store.
Don't let the smaller body or lighter weight fool you. When you have the D60 in your hand, you have a lot of camera. The 10.2 megapixel makes it very usable for internet work and print work alike.
With a work history that includes Canon, Leica, Pentax, and Nikon, I can most definately state that the D60 is my favorite.Read full review
- taximarketApr 17, 2008by
Great Camera -- BEWARE OF LOUSY LENS KITS
Ok, this is a great camera. I'm not going to cover the features of this camera, there are lots of places to learn about it. Let me point out a few things to watch out for.
*****LOUSY LENS KITS**** The Nikon D60 is a fantastic camera, but lots of sellers will try to getcha by bundling a $650 camera body with one or more really mediocre lens. If you're going to spend that kind of money on a camera, don't get seduced by these horrible lens kits.
First, decide if you are planning on using a camera bag everywhere you go or not. This is important. Unless you are planning on taking a camera bag with you everywhere, you do NOT want 4 lenses -- 3 of the 4 will just stay home 95 percent of the time. What you will need in this case is ONE REALLY GREAT LENS.
The most common lenses offered with this camera is an 18-55mm lens either alone or bundled with a 70-300mm lens. Now the 18-55mm a really nice wide angle lens down at 18mm. However, you really get very poor (55mm) telephoto capacity with that lens. If you're looking for a great all purpose lens, 18-55mm is not it.
Next, you'll see the 70-300mm lens. That's a great telephoto zoom and gives you lots of pretty nice range. But keep in mind that 70mm is NOT wide angle. That means you'll struggle to shoot close-ups of anything. No wide-angle shots of buildings, landscapes, mountains, or even large groups of people at the dinner table. A great second lens, but not a great single all-purpose lens.
Any lens kit that mixes up 2 or 3 of the above lenses are still leaving you short of ONE GREAT all-purpose lens.
The best value in an all-purpose lens is the somewhat rarely offered Nikon 18-135mm zoom. 18mm is plenty wide-angle enough for anyone. And 135mm gives you enough zoom lens to shoot the kids soccer game close-up from across the entire field. With 10MP, you can still crop down for a nice close-up and get great high-quality prints. With this lens, you won't need a camera bag for 90% of you who are buying this camera for non-professional work. To get that lens, you'll have to buy the camera body and lens separately.
For the big spenders, a better choice is Nikon's $700 18-200mm lens. You'll get the single best all-purpose lens Nikon makes/ You'll pay as much for that lens than the camera body itself.
***BE AWARE*** Many sellers package non-Nikon lenses with this camera. Do yourself a favor and buy a great genuine Nikon Lens.
Next, a lot of sellers advertise four lenses, but really give you two lenses and then two "over" lenses that give you extra wide-angle or telephoto capacity. Avoid these lens correctors that screw into the end of your lens and give you more or less "magnification". These lenses are uniformly lousy.
Also, the "bonus" items in these kits, like the tripods and camera cases are cheap, cheap, cheap. Lowepro makes good camera bags. If the camera bag is not a name brand bag, it is the bottom-of-the-line junk. Better to buy these components separately. Same goes with the tripod.
On the whole, I recommend buying the camera body and lenses separately since neither 18-135mm nor 18-200mm are not currently available as a kit with the D60. Buy your memory cards, straps, cases, tripods, filters and other accessories separately and as you need them. 99 percent of people won't carry around all that stuff anyhow.
I also recommend "Camera Armor" to protect your SLR against bangs and scratches.
***PLEASE VOTE for my review if you found it helpful***Read full review
- 923972683@delet...Dec 1, 2009by
Nikon d60 DSLR camera with 18/55mm and 55/200 mm lens
I have wanted to purchase a DSLR camera for years. I have always liked the way the Nikon d60 felt in my hand, the picture quality, and how easy it was to use. This camera is everything I expected and more. I am a novice, when it comes to DSLR cameras, but this one is a breeze to use.
It came with the 18/55 mm lens, which is perfect for portrait pictures, as well as any close up still shot. It also came with a 55/200 mm lens, which is wonderful for shooting things in the distance. The lenses are extremely easy to install and focus.
My main issue was that I needed to have a camera that focused quickly and could get shots off quickly because I have an 8 month-old son who is getting ready to crawl. This camera shoots fast, and in focus. I can get off 25+ shots, all excellent quality, in a manner of seconds. No more missed photo opportunites. I am beyond thrilled with this purchase and I cannot wait to learn more about my new camera!Read full review
- abunkererJan 24, 2010by
This is a great camera!
It shoots pictures quickly and the clarity is amazing. It has auto-focus and anti vibration technology. It was a great jump up from out point and shoot digital camera. We have a young child and wanted to capture all of her cute expressions, but couldn't with our other digital camera because it takes to long to take the picture. This camera takes great pictures fast! Just hit the button and it shoots!
We didn't know much about the digital SLR cameras so I did some research before purchasing this one and found that it is one of the best performing and most user friendly Digital SLR cameras available. You can put it on "Auto" mode and the camera will adjust itself to the environment and determine what settings to use, or you can use/adjust your own settings. I am still learning about many other cool features that the camera has like animation, editing and uploading pictures from the camera to the internet via wi-fi card!
I am happy with the quality of the camera and the picture is has taken so far!Read full review
- incredipeteAug 4, 2008by
Good entry-level digital SLR
The shooting menu and weird information Nikon decided needs to display by default when you shoot is very odd and somewhat baffling. The first thing I did was turn off all that stuff in the camera setup.
As for shooting... it uses basically the same technology and processing algorithms as the D80. Image clarity, color rendering & saturation, etc. are all above average - in true Nikon form. The 10.2 megapixel images you capture with the D60 can easily produce an 11x17 or larger print.
To me, the biggest disadvantage to the D60 as opposed to the D80 is that when you use D or G lenses on the D60, the autofocus doesn't work. If you already have a lot of non-DX Nikon lenses, you should probably get the D80, which will use any lens currently or previously manufactured by Nikon.
<br>Battery life is acceptable, the camera uses SD cards which are relatively inexpensive, and it's point-and-shoot capabilities are superb. If you don't plan to make large prints (bigger than 8x10), you should save some money and buy the D40, almost identical but with 6.1 megapixels. It runs about $300 less than the D60.Read full review