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Nikon D60 10.2MP Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G AF-S DX VR Nikkor Zoom Lens

Nikon D60 10.2MP Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G AF-S DX VR Nikkor Zoom Lens
Nikon D60 10.2MP Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G AF-S DX VR Nikkor Zoom Lens


Product Added : February 26th, 2013
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Nikon D60 10.2MP Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G AF-S DX VR Nikkor Zoom Lens


Nikon D60 10.2MP Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G AF-S DX VR Nikkor Zoom Lens

The Nikon family of cameras covers every type of picture taker from seasoned professionals to travelers on vacation. The D60 is the latest example of Nikon innovation, transforming complex technology into a fun, powerful and easy-to-use camera. Nikon delivers the cutting-edge technologies you would expect from a digital SLR fast response, creative versatility, and breathtaking image quality while eliminating complications and frustrations so that taking pictures is enjoyable and stress-free. With 10.2 megapixels, the D60’s image sensor delivers high-resolution pictures with rich, faithful color and detail that are ready for stunning enlargements. It also gives you the freedom to crop pictures exactly as you want them. And with Nikon’s 3D Color Matrix Metering II, you can expect beautifully exposed pictures under almost any lighting condition, with Nikon’s original digital image processing concept, EXPEED, comprehensively optimizing your pictures, shot after shot.

  • Extraordinary 10.2-megapixel DX-format Nikon picture quality
  • Includes AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G Vibration Reduction lens
  • 2.5-inch LCD screen; horizontal and vertical orientation are detected automatically
  • Continuous shooting at 3 fps; Active Dust Reduction System with Airflow Control
  • Capture images to SD/SDHC memory cards (not included)

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  1. 273 of 280 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Just beginning to learn how to use it, but I love it, June 24, 2008
    By 
    pm444 “pm444″ (Okemos, MI USA) –
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    This review is from: Nikon D60 10.2MP Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G AF-S DX VR Nikkor Zoom Lens (Camera)

    I’ve been using Canon PowerShot point-and-shoot digital cameras for the past 6 years, and because they’re so small, portable, and unobtrusive, I’ve ended up taking a lot more photos that I ever did, because I had my camera with me. The good thing is that I’ve taken a lot more pictures, and most of them have been very good (the camera gets much of the credit here). But the bad thing is that I started to reach the limits of what a point-and-shoot camera can do.

    The biggest problems I had with my compact point-and-shoot camera was the lag between shots and the generally poor performance in low-light settings. For most shots, these weren’t big problems, but when they were a problem, they were a huge problem, and there’s not much you can to solve it without moving to a better camera. I don’t think I’m the first person to reach a brick wall when using compact digital cameras, which is why there are now some excellent options that don’t cost a fortune.

    After reading a lot of reviews for digital SLR cameras online, I narrowed it down to two choices: the Sony A300 or the Nikon D60. I love my compact Canon, but I wasn’t all that impressed with the Canon dSLR’s that I looked at, either in terms of price or features.

    The Sony is priced very competitively and offers some great features, such as auto-focus and image stabilization built into the camera itself, not relying on the lens. The A300 also has live preview on the LCD screen, which the D60 doesn’t offer (live preview is what you get on a compact camera: you see what you are shooting as you take the picture). Finally, the A300 has more focus points than the Nikon. I spent a long time in several stores doing side-by-side comparisons of these two cameras. After many test shots, I finally chose the D60 for the following reasons: it felt more compact and less heavy than the Sony, I liked the way the lens felt when I was zooming, its LCD menu system was much clearer and more intuitive, and the Nikkor family of lenses is unbeatable. With a dSLR, it really gets down to which line you want to commit to for future lens purchases. I wasn’t sure I wanted to go with Sony, when Nikon is well-known for quality optics.

    I ordered the D60 from Amazon and I’m glad I did, since they have a 30-day price match policy. If the price of the camera decreases within 30 days of your purchase, all you have to do is email Amazon, and they’ll credit you with the difference. The price of the D60 went down three times after my purchase (it’s even lower now, but I’ve passed my 30 days), and Amazon was fast to process the refund for each decrease. Please note that it’s your responsibility to check on the current price. Amazon will not notify you that the price has gone down, and why should they? So if you do buy this from Amazon, be sure to check every couple of days to see what the current price is.

    As for the camera and the lens, I couldn’t be happier. I love how it feels and how easy it is to use, at least for basic shots. Of course it won’t fit in my pocket the way my point-and-shoot did, but it’s not nearly as huge or heavy as I’d expected. The kit lens has VR (vibration reduction) which is a good thing to have, and it’s well balanced with the compact body of this camera. In other words, the camera doesn’t point down under the weight of the lens. Everyone who has tried out my new camera has commented on how compact and ergonomic it feels.

    The camera works extremely well in low-light settings, with or without flash (you can defeat the flash if you want, and I find that in many situations, I get better results that way). The flash is a lot more powerful than what you get on a compact camera, and the coverage is more even.

    So far, I’ve mainly used the “auto” mode, but I’ve taken some pictures in macro mode. It’s graat to be able to take pictures in rapid succession, without having to wait the way you do with a point-and-shoot. Most important of all, the image quality is outstanding. The difference is noticeable and consistently better than what I was getting with my point-and-shoot.

    The LCD menu is intuitive and visually appealing. That was one of the reasons I went with the Nikon in the first place, and I haven’t been disappointed. By pressing the right button as you move the mode dial, you can see a description of what each mode does, which is very helpful. It’s sort of like having a “help” system built into the camera, without having to carry around the instructions. Having said that, the instruction manual is really quite good. It won’t teach you everything you need to know about digital SLRs, but it does a good job of explaining the camera’s features. Nevertheless, I recommend buying a more extensive guide book which is specific to the Nikon D60 (there is one by David Busch which is currently available, and several more are scheduled to appear within the next couple of…

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  2. 370 of 385 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Nice Camera but not a big upgrade, March 21, 2008
    By 
    F. Shahzad
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    This review is from: Nikon D60 10.2MP Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G AF-S DX VR Nikkor Zoom Lens (Camera)

    D60 is the upgrade for D40x which I owned previously. The differences between two are too small to justify upgrading from D40x. If you own D40 and would like more resolution then D60 may fit the bill. For D40x owners only real advantage is the VR lens which is probably only slightly better than the non-VR one that comes with D40x (for the zoom range of 18-55mm). Off course I am not forgetting D-Lighting which is a much touted feature but I didn’t see noticeable difference in quality. Using Active D-Lighting makes the camera take longer to save pictures. It could take a few seconds before you can review the photo on LCD.

    For people looking for their first DSLR camera, D60 is a great choice. It is very easy to use and provides excellent images without requiring a lot of technical knowledge. Actually the images I produced with my D60 (and D40x) were better and sharper than everybody else in my photography class (with students using anything from compact and semi-pro point and shoot cameras, Canon XT and XTi and Olympus E-510). It doesn’t have live view which I would’ve liked because I plan to use tripod for a lot of my shots. Like its predecessors, it doesn’t have an auto-focus motor in the body so your lens selection is limited but for a beginner that shouldn’t be an issue. It would’ve been nice to have higher flash sync speed but hey you can’t have it all. I have no regrets about buying D60 (I had a bunch of unused gift cards from Christmas so I didn’t have to pay a lot from my pocket).

    Here is my advice for you: If you are looking for an easy to use DSLR which take excellent photos and can afford it then buy it. I would definitely recommend D60 over D40x (unless you are saving a couple of hundred dollars or more). If you are on a budget then go with D40 which is an excellent camera and should now be even cheaper.

    If you are buying this camera (or D40), I highly recommend getting 55-200 VR lens which is around $200. Add that to the kit lens and throw in an SB-400 or SB-600 flash and you’ll have a set up that is hard to beat for about a grand. D60 is a lot of camera in a small body.

    After having the camera for a few months, I still love it. It produces pictures as good as or better than Canon’s new Xsi and for a lot less. At around $630 for the kit, it is a great deal.

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  3. 298 of 317 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Great DSLR, if you know what you’re doing, March 28, 2008
    By 
    T. Lin (NYC, NY) –
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    This review is from: Nikon D60 10.2MP Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G AF-S DX VR Nikkor Zoom Lens (Camera)

    *** Updated 4/9/08 ***

    Here’s the quick reminder: it’s not the camera, it’s the photographer. Maybe, maybe a nice fast lens would help.

    Like most things in life, it doesn’t really matter how “good” or how expensive the equipment is, it’s really how “well” you can use it. You can own the best racket in the world, but Roger Federer will still beat you with a wooden racket any day.

    Such is the case for the D60. It has more than enough features to produce great pictures. If you take the time to learn all its functions, you’ll find that for an entry level DSLR, it’s a great camera. If you think about it, all you really need in a camera are controls for shutter speed, aperature, and focus. For me (pure amateur), 95% of the time I’m shooting in Aperature-priority mode. The only other settings I might touch from time to time are the ISO and white balance settings. Most likely you’ll do the same.

    Pluses:
    - light & compact
    - ultrasonic sensor cleaner, matched with a airflow control system (keeps the sensor dust free!)
    - 420-pixel RGB 3D Color Matrix Metering II (compares against over 30,000 pics stored in database to achieve best exposure, available only with Nikon D or G type lenses)
    - pretty good performance from built-in flash
    - ISO 3200 available
    - ISO 100 available (this is becoming a rarity)
    - Active D-Lighting (automatically compensates over or under exposed areas in a high contrast scene)
    - LCD screen shuts off when eye is close to viewfinder (saves power)
    - very quick startup, you can take a picture as soon as you turn the camera on, even if flash is needed
    - SDHC compatible (I use an 8GB card!)

    Minuses:
    - not so great focusing in poor lighting, only 3 focus points, sometimes wrong objects are focused on
    - Auto ISO doesn’t always choose the right ISO
    - the all “Auto” mode produces slightly oversaturated pictures
    - slightly “noisy” from ISO 800 and above, but noise reduction is available
    - no built-in auto focus motor, Nikon AF-S/AF-I lenses or third party lenses with built-in focus motor are necessary, unless you like to manually focus

    If you’re looking the DSLR that can do many wonderful things but don’t have a whole lot to spend, this is the camera to get. It may not have as many pixels (who really needs more than 10mp?), nor does it have the large 3″ LCD screen like the D300 or D3, but for a fraction of the price, you can take just as good pictures. Point is, rather than spending $1000 more on a D300, you’re much better off getting the D60 and spending the $1000 on a nice fast lens.

    The only reason I’m giving this camera 4 stars instead of 5 is because of the average focusing performance. 3 focus points are adequate, but having more focus points and a faster focus system would speed up overall focusing and wouldn’t have as much trouble in poor lit conditions.

    And don’t buy into all that hoopla about the D60 not having VR (Vibration Reduction) built-in. First off, there are plenty of new lenses coming out with VR built-in. Second, I’d trade VR for a 2.8 lens ANYDAY!

    So, unless you have a need to shoot fast actions in poor lighting conditions, get the D60. It’s SO worth the money. And remember, it’s not about the megapixels or the size of the LCD screen, or the VR, or whatever, it’s about YOU, the photographer!!!

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