Introduced on the market in January this year, for professional amateurs, the Nikon D60 digital single-lens reflex camera is one of the most recommended solutions when it comes to taking pictures on the go. Why? –Because it features high-resolution of 10.2MP effectively, fast start-up time of up to 0.18 seconds, and fast shutter response time, ideal for quick shots with moving subjects.
It comes in a small and compact form factor inspired by the Nikon’s smallest model, D40, and is very easy to handle.
One of the main functions brought by Nikon D60 is the Vibration Reduction image stabilizer, which reduces blur in the photos as you shoot in low light conditions. This is a Nikon proprietary technology that works like the other similar features available in all new cameras.
The 3-D Color Matrix Metering II, the EXPEED digital image processing engine, and the Active D-lighting work together to automatically expose images in any light condition, reveal smoother colors while keeping them natural, and optimize shadow and details.
After finishing taking photos you can use the In-camera Retouch Menu provided by Nikon D60 and start modifying each picture right on the camera’s 2.5-inch color LCD display. You can find different enhancement tools including adjustable cross-screen star effects, color-intensifying filters, Red-eye correction, Image Trim and so on. In addition, the camera allows you to create video clips from up to 100 consecutive images in JPEG format, and if you know a few basic principles of the RAW format you have the possibility to adjust sizes, formats and the white balance.
After doing some research in the DSLR camera sector you’ll surely hear of the innovative dust cleaning function. Well, this specific model from Nikon provides an Image Sensor Cleaning tool that shakes off dust particles from the CCD sensor, but also prevents the entrance of new particles with the Airflow Control System which activates each time you press the shutter.
Other features include Eye-Fi memory cards support, 15.8 x 23.6-mm CCD sensor size, seven levels of brightness for the display, 100-1600 ISO, Image Comment, high-speed USB connectivity, self-timer and rechargeable EN-EL9 Lithium-ion battery.
Nikon D60 is available in stores at a price of around $500.