Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Nikon's new top entry-level D-SLR combines simple operation with creative capability
The Nikon D60 adds a number of great new features, including some borrowed from the high-end D3 and D300 to the popular entry-level D40X digital SLR. These include a two-pronged sensor—dust-control system, Nikon’s EXPEED image-processing concept, Active D-Lighting, in-camera NEF (RAW) processing, stop-motion movie mode, white-balance bracketing and an 18-55mm VR (Vibration Reduction) zoom as the kit lens. The result is a quick-responding camera that’s compact, easy to use and capable of creative photography. Retained are the D40X’s super-compact body, 10.2-megapixel CCD image sensor with 1.5x focal-length factor, 2.5-inch 170-degree-viewable LCD monitor, 3-point autofocusing down to -1 EV via the Multi-CAM 530 AF module, 3D Color Matrix Metering II via a 420-segment RGB sensor, eight Digital Vari-Programs and a built-in i-TTL Speedlight with -3 to +1 EV flash exposure compensation.
Image Sensor: 10.2-megapixel (effective) CCD
Resolution: 3872 x 2592 pixels
Sensor Size: 23.6x15.8mm; 1.5x
AF System: 3-point AF System
Shutter Speeds: 1/4000 to 30 sec., X-sync up to 1/200
ISO Settings: 100-3200
Continuous Firing Mode: 3 fps
Recording Format: JPEG, RAW, RAW + JPEG
Metering: 420-segment multi-pattern, 2.5% spot, center-weighted
Storage Media: SD, SDHC
Dimensions: 5.0x3.7x2.5 inches
Weight: 17 ounces
Power Source: EN-EL9 rechargeable lithium-ion battery
Estimated Street Price: $749 w/18-55mm VR lens
Contact: Nikon U.S.A., (800) NIKON-US, www.nikonusa.com.
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