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.

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Key Features
Camera TypeDigital SLR
Optical Zoom3.6x
Digital Zoom4x
Sensor Resolution10.2 MP
Screen Size2.5"

Optical Sensor
Sensor Size15.8 x 23.6mm
Sensor TypeCCD

Lens System
Lens TypeZoom lens
Lens For SD18-55mm
Focal Length Range18mm - 55mm
Focus AdjustmentAutofocus & Manual Focus, Automatic, Manual
Lens Filter Size52 mm
Lens System FeaturesVR (Vibration Reduction), Silent Wave Motor (SWM), Aspherical Lens
Auto Focus typeTTL phase detection
Lens Construction8 group(s) / 11 element(s)

Max Shutter Speed1/4000 sec
Min Shutter Speed30 sec
Exposure compensation±5 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps
Exposure RangeEV 0-20 ( ISO 100 )
Exposure Metering3D color matrix II, Center-Weighted, Spot
Exposure ModesAperture-Priority, Automatic, Bulb, Manual, Program, Shutter-Priority, i-TTL Program Flash
Light SensitivityISO 100, ISO 1600, ISO 200, ISO 3200, ISO 400, ISO 800
Light Sensitivity Max3200

Camera Flash
Flash TypePop-up Flash
Red Eye ReductionYes
Camera Flash FeaturesAF Illuminator, Auto Flash, Fill-in Flash, Flash +/- Compensation, Flash Off, Front Sync Flash, Rear Sync Flash, Red-eye Reduction Flash, Slow Sync
Flash ModesAuto Mode, Fill-in Mode, OFF mode, Rear Curtain Sync, Red-eye Reduction, Slow Synchro

Memory / Storage
Supported Flash MemoryMultiMediaCard, SD Card, SD Memory Card, SDHC Card, SDHC Memory Card

Viewfinder TypeOptical
Optical Viewfinder TypeEye-level penta-dach mirror
Viewfinder - Field Coverage95%
Viewfinder Magnification0.8x
Dioptric Correction Range-1.7 to +0.5

Depth2.5 in.
Height3.7 in.
Width5 in.
Weight16.1 Oz.

Display TypeLCD
Display RotationBuilt-in
Screen DetailsLCD display - TFT active matrix - 2.5" - color
Display Size2.5"

Microphone TypeWithout Built-in Microphone

Connector Types1 x USB, 1 x composite video output
Expansion Slot1 x SD Memory Card

System Requirements for PC Connection
Operating System SupportedApple Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional, Microsoft Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Microsoft Windows XP Professional

Battery Form FactorManufacturer specific

File Format
Digital Video FormatAVI
Still Image FormatDCF 2.0, DPOF, EXIF 2.21, JPEG, NEF (RAW), RAW + JPEG, Raw Image

Other Features
Additional FeaturesBrightness 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 ProgramsChildren, Close-up, Landscape, Night portrait, Portrait mode, Sports mode
White BalanceColour Temperature Adjust, Daylight / Sunny (Preset), Flash (Preset), Fluorescent (Preset), Incandescent (Preset), Shade (Preset)
Continuous Shooting Speed3 frames per second

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