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Nikon D60 10.2MP Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G AF-S DX VR and 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens with 2 Nikon School DVDs

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  • Extraordinary 10.2-megapixel DX-format Nikon picture quality
  • Includes 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G AF-S DX VR and 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor lenses
  • 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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Product Description

The compact Nikon D60 delivers breathtaking picture quality and the versatile handling advantages of a digital SLR, yet is easy and fun to use. Thanks to fast autofocus and splitsecond shutter response, the D60 is ready to shoot when you are at up to 3 pictures per second, without annoying shooting delay. Exceptional image quality is assured with a 10.2-effective megapixel DX-format CCD image sensor, Nikons automatic Imaging Sensor Cleaning system and exclusive EXPEED image processing concept. 10.2-megapixel resolution enables creative picture cropping freedom without loss of picture quality and delivers the ability to make extraordinary enlargements.

From the Manufacturer

Are you looking for a real digital SLR that’s easy to use? Do you want mobility without sacrificing capability? Would you like simple operation and enough features to step forward creatively? If so, then get to know the Nikon D60. Now you can experience the best of both worlds: enjoy one-button simplicity with Auto, or try many exciting levels of creative control. There is room for everyone to explore the thrill and magic of photography. Have fun, and don’t worry -- it’s a Nikon.

Built on 90 years of optical expertise and decades of award-winning camera designs, 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.

Nikon D60 Digital SLR Highlights

Includes AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR (Vibration Reduction) and 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED IF AF-S DX VR Image Stabilization lenses NIKKOR lenses are famous for breathtaking sharpness and faithful color. With Nikon's fast, accurate autofocus and Vibration Reduction (VR) image stabilization technology built in, pictures are even sharper, free from blur caused by camera shake when shooting hand-held.

Nikon Integrated Dust Reduction System Dust in front of your camera sensor can mean distracting spots on your pictures. That’s why Nikon does everything to ensure clear pictures, including minimizing the build-up and appearance of dust. Nikon’s exclusive Airflow Control System is one of the two main protections against dust. It leads air within the mirror box towards small ducts near the base, preventing internal dust from settling in front of the image sensor. The D60’s second form of defense is the Imaging Sensor Cleaning function, which was originally built for the D300. Every time you turn the camera on or off, this function uses vibrations to steer dust away from the optical low-pass filter in front of the sensor (deactivation and manual activation are also possible). Nikon engineers have also dealt with dust and other tiny particles in many other ways to prevent such image degrading material from attaching to the filter or being seen by the sensor when you are taking pictures. With all these measures in place, you can concentrate on getting the shot while exploring the wide array of Nikkor interchangeable lenses that a Nikon digital SLR opens up to you.

Rich, smooth detail with Active D-Lighting Sometimes, even a perfectly exposed scene will not render an ideal photograph. With difficult lighting conditions, important details can be lost in the highlights and shadows. But with Nikon’s Active D-Lighting, the D60 can correct these exposure issues instantly and automatically, while you shoot. Simply set Active D-Lighting before you start shooting. Active D-Lighting is available when "Matrix" is selected for metering.

Eye Sensor The Eye Sensor activates every time you look through the viewfinder, turning off the information display on the LCD for comfortable shooting.

Compact, light and comfortable The D60 is compact, light and ready to go wherever life takes you. The D60’s size is not the only factor to consider; its shape is ergonomically designed to fit in your hand naturally and comfortably. Nikon’s experienced engineers know that operating a camera shouldn’t distract you. That’s why each button and texture on the camera’s exterior has been carefully considered for the most efficient and fluid operation possible.

The D60’s bright, clear optical viewfinder is also designed with the user in mind, its helpful indicators and intuitive icons helping you achieve ideal composition with the optimal settings.

Nikon’s Intelligent Built-in Flash -- Simply Brilliant Proper flash lighting used to require skill, time and patience. With the D60, however, flash photography is simple, instant and accurate. Thanks to Nikon’s cutting-edge i-TTL flash technology, all the complicated calculations happen automatically, giving you balanced flash illumination under almost any conditions, even difficult lighting situations such as backlit subjects. With Auto mode, you just point, shoot and let the camera do the rest. It’s that simple.

Display format options The information display in the 2.5-inch LCD monitor lets you check essential camera information quickly and easily. Choose whatever display format fits your taste best: each of the Graphic and Classic formats have three color variations to suit your preferences, while Wallpaper uses one of your own pictures as the background. Graphic format uses visual displays to show shutter speed and aperture, as well as the mode dial every time you turn it to a new setting. The D60 even recognizes whether you are holding the camera horizontally or vertically, and then automatically displays camera information on the LCD monitor accordingly.

Intuitive menu navigation The D60 lets you alter settings and functions in many ways. For all the choices it offers, the menu is still amazingly simple and intuitive, with navigation made easy thanks to a carefully considered design. If you are ever unsure about a specific feature or function, simply press the O button for detailed information. It’s like having an onboard instructor to answer your questions. The D60’s convenient assist images help you select appropriate camera settings. These useful reference images help explain the effect that each function has on your photos -- very helpful for exploring new features and making the most of the camera.

Creative shooting is just a quick turn away With the D60, you will always be prepared to shoot a wide variety of subject matter. Just turn the mode dial to fit your shooting situation and beautiful results are yours instantly.

Quick responses, captured moments Amazing moments can pass by quickly, but the D60’s fast 0.19-second startup, split-second shooting time lag and fast, accurate autofocus capture more of these moments with precision. The camera’s high-speed continuous shooting also helps capture fast-moving action at up to 3 pictures per second for as many as 100 (JPEG) pictures.

A wide variety of in-camera Retouch Menus Even after a picture is taken, the D60 offers ways to explore your creativity further. With a wide range of options to choose from, the quick, simple and extensive Retouch Menu allows you to create a duplicate image with amazing photo effects, leaving the original picture intact. And it’s all done in-camera -- without the need for a computer.

The right touch -- Quick Retouch Sometimes you want to make sure that your picture has the best balance of contrast and saturation. For this, choose the Quick Retouch feature. It creates an automatically retouched copy that has been optimized for better-looking pictures.

Original animation -- stop-motion movie Want more fun out of digital photography? Try making a stop-motion movie from a series of consecutive pictures. Simply select the first and last frames from a sequence of shots. You can easily re-edit before saving it as a movie by changing the starting image or removing specific images. There are also several size and frame rates to choose from.

Expect much more from your pictures -- In-camera NEF (RAW) processing Nikon’s NEF (RAW) format lets you enjoy an incredible amount of creative freedom and control over camera settings -- even after the actual shot is taken. If time is tight or you are unsure of which setting to use, it’s even possible to shoot first with NEF (RAW) and make adjustments later. That’s right: you can take pictures, and then change the image quality, image size, white balance or even exposure compensation. All operations are quick, simple and do not require a computer.

Explore further -- Filter Effects The D60’s Filter Effects let you experiment with color and light. Each of the Red/Green/Blue Intensifier effects let you enhance the color of your choice. Try the Cross Screen feature to create starbursts radiating from scene highlights. For other options, use Color Balance to modify the entire image, or experiment with Skylight and Warm Filters.

Product Information

Product Dimensions 14 x 13.4 x 6.5 inches
Item Weight 7.6 pounds
Shipping Weight 7.6 pounds
Item model number B0013HOW6M
Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
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3.7 out of 5 stars 38 customer reviews

3.7 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #29,746 in Camera & Photo
#46,694 in Electronics > Camera & Photo
Date first available at Amazon.com February 4, 2008

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Nikon D60 DSLR: Highly recommended by dpreview.com
Read the full Nikon D60 review at dpreview.com.
The D60 is the third incarnation of Nikon's compact, user-friendly entry-level SLR line that started back in 2006 with the D40 (which replaced the first Nikon 'starter' model, the D50). The original D40 was a hugely important camera for Nikon and can be given a lot of the credit for the resurgence in Nikon's fortunes at the volume end of the SLR market (which had been totally dominated by Canon since the launch of the EOS 300D / Digital Rebel). The D40's success (which continued long after the D40X made its swift appearance only 6 months later) isn't hard to explain; it was keenly priced, nicely designed and built and capable of excellent results. It was also a camera that proved cameras do not sell on megapixels alone (even at launch its 6MP resolution was far from 'class leading').

Read the full Nikon D60 review at dpreview.com

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Having come full circle from owning Canon Rebel manual 35mm film cameras in the 80's and 35mm automatic cameras in the 90's, then using a relatively good Sony Point and Shoot digital, I have to say the Nikon D60 has reinvigorated my desire to get "the picture" rather than just snap "a picture". I evaluated the Sony, Canon and Nikon models, and in the end the 60 provide the right blend of megapixels, comfort while shooting, available Vibration Reduction lens combinations, and at a price point under $1000 for body and 2 lens, 18-70 VR and 55-200 VR. I have found these VR lens do indeed add an extra level of forgiveness in your shooting.

In last 30 days, we have taken shots of Vegas sites, the Grand Canyon and of many sites along the Nile in Egypt, daylight and night, and the results are very good even for an amateur such as myself.
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I've had the photograpy bug for a little over 40 years. I started out with a Nikkormat FT in high school. 15 years later I bought a Nikon FM. I still own both and they still work just fine. I've owned several point and shot cameras along the way also but have wanted to make the jump to a DSLR for quite some time. I had a wish list for quite a while that originally had the D40 but updated it to the D60 when it came out. My loving spouse took the list, did some research of her own and surprised me with a D60 kit containing the 18-55 & 55-200 VR DX zooms for my birthday in August. What a keeper I married :)

I have to say that I am absolutely happy and amazed with this great little digital beauty. It works great with my older Nikkor lenses and the 2 DX VR lenses are wonderful too.

The various "auto" modes work great when you want to let the camera do some, most or all of the work, OR need a quick shot and don't have the time to do more than compose. The manual mode allows complete control for those with the experience or beginners who want to learn by experimentation.

The small size might be a problem for a large-handed individual, but it fits my medium sized paws to a T. The 10.2 megapixels, large ISO range, 3 metering methods, multiple shooting modes and huge range of Nikon accessories and Nikkor lenses make this a great platform for the beginning dslr user as well as the more experienced. And the price at Amazon with both DX VR lenses is a great deal.

One more thing. The manual from Nikon is thorough, but not well organized or illustrated. Because of that, I recommend that you also buy the "Nikon D60 (Focal Digital Camera Guides)" by Corey Hilz.
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Wow! This camera and lense package delivers! No, I do not work for Nikon or any marketing firm, but I am blown away by how much easier it is for this amateur to get reasonably clear pictures from farther away. Parents, you know what I mean--nothing disappoints like being on the sidelines of a soccer or football game, and trying to use that pocket camera to capture the action. It can't, but the D60 will make you feel like a pro when you look at your results. The 10 megapixles gives you lots of room to crop. You do not need a degree in digital photography to make it work, but I could use some tips on photo editing/finishing . . .

Definitely get the 2 lense package. The VR does make a difference and do not forget to get your 50mm UV (or circular polarized) filter. At least now when you are sitting in the back row at graduation, you have a chance at getting some pics you want to keep.

For the more technical readers out there, let me add that turning off autofocus is a must if you want to take quick action shots.

Also, spend a couple of bucks extra and get an quick 8 Gig mem card.

My first day out I took over 400 picures, toasted my battery, but had plenty of room on the card.

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I've had the D60 for about a week now, and I bought this for my fiancee who's been wanting to get into photography as well. Being an E-510 user, I was impatient to see what sort of differences I can see and my findings were mixed.

For starters, the D60 isn't very ground-breaking and no one even from a D40 might think about upgrading, other than resolution and a few features, everything remains the same. But to its credit, the dust reduction, VR kit lens and Active D-Lighting are very useful features.

Out of the camera, images are very contrasty and punchy, and I often found them over-saturated leading to unreal skin tones and excessive reds and yellows, this definitely needs adjusting (in my opinion). The Olympus in comparison maintained much more "real" colors. Also auto WB in incandescent lighting lead to excessive yellow masks which didn't seem to be the case on my Olympus.

With Active D-Lighting on, the camera takes a good 5-6seconds to show an image preview after an exposure, this can be very annoying. Also shadow areas boosted with D-lighting seemed noisy even at ISO 100, so I'd definitely use this feature only when required.

The D60 has very good metering although sometimes it tends to over-expose. The flash is very nice and uses TTL metering for deciding flash strength. This is pretty accurate.

The one thing I was a little surprised about was the absence of live-view, which even Canon has now on the 450D, not sure why this was left out and would have made an excellent addition to the feature-set.

Overall this is a nice camera for beginners and semi-professionals, but definitely needs to be tweaked before use.
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