Nikon D60

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Nikon D60 is a Digital SLR camera (announced 28 January’08) features 10.2 megapixel CCD sensor, Airflow Control System and Image Sensor Cleaning Function, 0.18-second start-up time, Active D-Lighting, In-Camera ReTouch Menu, Eye-Fi Memory Support, and a 2.5″ Color LCD with Eye Sensor. The D60 will be packaged with the 3x zoom AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR lens and will be available throughout the United States beginning in February 2008.
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Overall Rating: ★★★★☆ | Latest Price Info

Nikon D60 Latest News

The Nikon D60 Gold Edition turns out that is a simple trim package, not an upgrade. These are the changes that will cost you another $50;

Nikon D60 Gold Edition

1) The box has three “black gold edition” labels printed onto actual box.
2) The “gold edition” logo is also printed on the neck strap
3) The two strap lugs is plated with a very shiny golden coating
4) The shutter button is coated with a soft gold color
5) The mode dial is coated with a soft gold color
6) The D60 badge si coated with a soft gold color

Nikon D60 Reviews

ByThom reviews the Nikon D60 and writes;
“don’t be afraid to set Auto ISO to a max of 800 and shoot away. If you really need ISO 1600, set it manually and use it for the session you need it for, then revert to your normal ISO or Auto ISO to 800. “
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DCR compares the Pentax K2000 to Nikon D60 and writes;
“I would probably tend toward the Pentax: I like its less obvious processing and smoother images throughout the the ISO range. Plus, it’s hard to beat the K2000’s tweakability … But for a family snapshooter looking to grab shots in auto mode and send them straight to print, the D60’s workflow advantages are hard to beat.”
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Megapixel reviews the Nikon D60 and writes;
“Outdoors, the D60 can produce photos with brillant colors and lines as crisp as a late autmun morning. The Nikkor kit lens included with our review unit produced images with sharp details. ”
Rating: ★★★★½

PCMag reviews the Nikon D60 and writes;
” with a boot-up time of just 0.2 second, and shutter lag of just 0.15 second—scores nearly identical to those of the $1,800 (body only) D300. At 1.5 seconds, recycle time was impressive, but not as lightning-fast as the D300‘s (less than a second) ”
Rating: ★★★½☆

NeoCamera reviews the Nikon D60 and writes;
“The Nikon D60 is a good option for new DSLR owners. It is a well-built camera with very good image quality and excellent speed of operation…In the end, the D60 is impressive because it delivers what novice DSLR users expect from a DSLR: image quality and speed above all.”
Rating: Good

Shutterbug reviews the Nikon D60 and writes;
“this is an incredibly lightweight camera. Carrying it around via the strap with the kit 18-55mm VR lens over a heavy winter coat, I often had to check that I actually had the camera still with me.In all, the D60 would be a very good traveling companion, or just a camera you can pick up to record family events.”
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Photoxels reviews the Nikon D60 and writes;
“The Nikon D60 has excellent image quality (including excellent low-light performance) up to ISO 800 with plenty of details preserved. It has better dynamic range than the D40, being able to hold detail in highlights much better. ”
Rating: ★★★★☆

PCWorld reviews the Nikon D60 and writes;
“Overall I was pleased with the D60’s performance. It produced crisp images without a lot of noise; the camera’s noise-control and dynamic range features were genuinely useful and successfully addressed both noise and blown-out highlights. ”
Rating: ★★★★☆

ImagingResource reviews the Nikon D60 and writes;
“No matter how you look at it, the Nikon D60 stands up well against the competition, with great image quality at all speeds, and near-perfect utility as a family camera. Its very fun to use, polite, attractive, and well-built; just the kind of companion you want to have along on your next family outing. ”
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DCI reviews the Nikon D60 and writes;
“For the price you’re getting all the image resolution you’re ever likely to need, with a high-quality lens and pleasing responsiveness while shooting..we think the D60 is an acceptable, but not outstanding, value.”
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DCRP reviews the Nikon D60 and writes;
“Overall, I consider the Nikon D60 a “good, but not great” digital SLR. While entry-level buyers will enjoy its point-and-shoot features, I think more experienced photographers will frown on its overprocessed photos, mediocre set of manual controls..”
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WDC reviews the Nikon D60 and writes;
“The D60 is a bit of a mixed bag…The images are excellent, especially the noise control at higher ISOs. However, it also suffers from an older and cheaper AF system and a smallish LCD screen. ”
Rating: ★★★★☆

PopPhoto reviews the Nikon D60 and writes;
“first-time DSLR owners — will be thrilled when they see how much faster and more capable this camera is than any digital compact… In all, for those ready to make the leap from a compact to a DSLR, the D60 is a great place to land. ”
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ThinkCamera reviews the Nikon D60 and writes;
“the Nikon D60 is an excellent choice – it’s small, light, affordable, easy to use and has enough solid and fun features to get any enthusiast going. Although current Nikon D40x users will probably not feel the need to upgrade.. ”
Rating: ★★★★½

DigitalCameraReview reviews the Nikon D60 and writes;
“SO 400 images show visible but minimal noise. ISO 800 images are noisy, but better than expected. ISO 1600 images are slightly better than average, but noise levels are irksome, colors are flat, and fine details are noticeably soft-edged. ”
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Steve’sDigicams reviews the Nikon D60 and writes;
“noise levels are satisfactory and can be detected slightly at ISO 200 (dark shadow areas), becoming more noticeable as the sensitivity value is increased. Our ISO 800 shots were capable of producing useable 8×10-inch and smaller prints, even ISO 1600 looks relatively good. ”
Rating: N/A

Nikon D60 Tips & Tricks

OutbackPhoto reviews the Nikon D60 and writes;
“ISO 100-200 very smooth with hardly any noise. ISO 400 shots look like photos taken with good digicams at ISO 100 and show sone fine grain. ISO 800 shows a bit more noise but still very good. At ISO 1600 the grain get coarser but still not too bad (especially for B&W). Even ISO 3200 can save your day in some cases.”
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CNET reviews the Nikon D60 and writes;
“The bottom line: Despite modest improvements in performance and a couple of new features, Nikon’s D60 fails to impress and costs more than some competing models. ”
Rating: ★★★★☆ reviews the Nikon D60 and writes;
“Pictures from the test camera were generally sharp, although the AF system had occasional problems with focusing and tended to hunt in dim lighting and with fast-moving subjects. With stationary subjects the powerful AF light reduced hunting to a minimum and was effective with close subjects after dark. ”
Rating: ★★★★½

ComputerActive reviews the Nikon D60 and writes;
The JPEG images it produced revealed plenty of colour and detail, with the D-Lighting lifting them above the level of snapshots. Noise was low even in poor light. ”
Rating: ★★★★☆

CameraLabs reviews the Nikon D60 and writes;
“If you’re buying your first DSLR though, the Nikon D60 is an excellent choice, although do carefully ask yourself if you really need its 10.2 Megapixels. Unless you regularly make huge prints or tight crops, you could be equally well-served by the cheaper D40.”

Rating: ★★★★☆

GoodGearGuide reviews the Nikon D60 and writes;
“Image noise is the one area the D60 didn’t perform flawlessly in, but it still did pretty well… Nikon’s D60 is a fantastic entry-level SLR that takes brilliant pictures and offers a robust feature set. It is ideal for users looking to take the plunge into more creative photography.”
Rating: ★★★★½

PhotographyBlog reviews the Nikon D60 and writes;
“Impressive results at fast ISO speeds (even ISO 3200 is useable for small prints), accurate colour and pleasing tonality… D40x owners won’t be rushing out to upgrade, but the D60 is a compelling option for users of compact digital cameras looking to upgrade to a DSLR. The additional new features mean that we can award the D60 our Highly Recommended rating.”
Rating: ★★★★½

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ePhotozine reviews the Nikon D60 and writes;
“ISO1600 is where the magic of the new processor shines. There’s no point in fudging it and saying that no noise is evident. It is, but the amount for this kind of ISO rating is minimal. Pinkish tones have started to appear in dark areas, but plenty of detail is still available on the petals and they’re all still a decent colour.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

LetsGoDigital reviews the Nikon D60 and writes;
“The straightforward operation and the well thought-out structure of the menu make the Nikon D60 a very pleasant entry-level model with every DSLR-functionality but with the ease of use of a compact camera.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Pocket-Lint reviews the Nikon D60 and writes;
“Image noise can be a problem at higher ISOs, at ISO 800 and above sadly the same is true here even with noise reduction on and despite Nikon’s EXPEED engine strutting its stuff, a processor that works so well on the D3 and D300, the application here is less successful in terms of noise control.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Bloomberg reviews the Nikon D60 and writes;
“Based on my informal tests, the D60 was quite capable and fun to use. It powered up within 0.2 second and was capable of shooting as fast as 3 frames per second in manual and shutter- priority modes. ”
Rating: ★★★½☆

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Let’sGoDigital reviews the Nikon D60 and writes;
“The image quality of the Nikon D60 is superb, not needing any comments…In my opinion the Nikon D60 is absolutely a recommendable camera. The facts prove it; convincing image quality, a great deal of user’s ease and an excellent price/quality ratio. I think it makes the D60 a highly attractive combination. ”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Nikon D60 Samples

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Nikon D60 User Manual (PDF)

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Nikon D60 Press Release

MELVILLE, N.Y. (Jan. 28, 2008) – Nikon, Inc., today introduced the new D60 digital SLR camera, which provides consumers with stunning picture quality and versatility in an easy-to-use, compact camera design. The D60 joins Nikon’s award-winning line of D-series digital SLR cameras and shares a form factor similar to the D40 – Nikon’s smallest D-SLR camera ever. With 10.2 effective megapixels and a wealth of innovative and user-friendly features, the D60 enables both photo enthusiasts and those new to digital SLR photography to capture incredible images like never before.

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3 Responses to “Nikon D60”

  1. ankur says:

    plz tell me
    i have nikon d 60 the coloure image which i was shooting when iam convert it into b&w it not gives ab&w effect itis like something grayscale photos tell mein detail

  2. Mr. Kim Fardell says:

    I love my Nikon D-60, but it has a feature that drives me nuts. There is a function on the review screen that “highlights” the areas of the photos that is of high contrast and causes them to blink on and off. I understand the purpose of the option, but I don’t need it 99% of the time. I have no idea of how this function got turned on and what’s worse is that I have no idea how to turn it off! I’ve gone through the manual and the camera’s menu to no avail. Does anyone know how to shut this function off???

  3. Mandeep says:

    @Kim Fardell : There are navigator buttons on the multi selector button. Press up button until you dont see the “highlights”.

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