|Nikon D60 digital SLR camera review : Nikon changed direction with the introduction of the D40 in 2006 and the D40x in 2007. The digital SLR camera was allowed to become compact and one should be able to carry it around just as easily as a compact camera. Of course there are limits from a technical point of view as to how compact a DSLR can get, but it's definitely a great achievement to develop a compact digital SLR camera and keep it easy to handle at the same time. Nikon is continuing the concept of the D40 / D40x with the introduction of the Nikon D60.
Nikon D60 SLR - EXPEED image processor
The resolution of the Nikon D60 remained the same; with 10.2 Megapixels the camera sticks to the 'standard' resolution for entry-level digital SLR camera models. The D60 uses the technology that has also been applied in the warmly welcomed D300. The EXPEED image processor inside the Nikon D60 ensures achieving the highest possible image quality as an end result. The auto focus unit is Nikon's Multi-CAM 530 AF sensor module with TTL phase detection and a 3 point AF system.
Nikon D60 digital SLR - ISO sensitivity
The image sensor delivers an ISO sensitivity of 100 - 1600 and offers the possibility to compensate the sensitivity with one extra step to ISO 3200. Compared with the D40x, the speed of action photography remained the same. The 3 fps make Nikon keep pace with their competitors. For a DSLR camera of the entry-level segment this speed is sufficient for capturing fast moments.
Nikon D60 D-SLR - Airflow Control System
A very important new feature for Nikon's entry-level model is the integration of an anti-dust system. Such a system is always the first thing on a photographer's wish-list while it prevents disappointments and a lot of editing afterwards. That's why I am very pleased with the so-called Airflow Control System since dust is an annoying phenomenon that every DSLR photographer has experienced in his photography career. An additional novelty is the eye-sensor deactivating the LCD monitor as soon as the optical viewfinder is used. The energy consumption of the Nikon D60 will certainly benefit from this feature.
Nikon D-60 reflex camera - Innovative
The wind has been with Nikon over the last few years. The developments on the field of DSLR are fast but Nikon keep pace with great ease. Products with important and great innovations appear in nearly every segment. I can't say otherwise; Nikon impress me hugely with what they have achieved lately. An innovator like Nikon is enrichment for photography and adds greatly to the enthusiasm of amateur and professional photographers who are using their tools in a creative way.
Nikon D60 SLR review
I have had the possibility to test the new Nikon D60 in practice together with a Nikkor AF-S DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 G VR lens. Beforehand I qualified the D60 as a successor to the Nikon D40x but officially there is no mentioning of it being a successor. We therefore will not say goodbye to the D40x but welcome a new Nikon family member; the Nikon D60. My findings can be read in the following Nikon D60 review.
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