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This was my first SLR i bought, it came with kit lenses of 18-55 and 55-200mm. The second of these lenses is terrible, go for the 70-300 with this camera if you want telephoto length, it works as a great combo! The body itself is light and compact, very user friendly. It does struggle in low light due to not a great ISO (light sensitivity range) but this can be overcome with varying lenses or playing with the aperture or the priorities. I have tried Canon products before and found them not to be very ergonomic, this has all the buttons easy to alter without taking your finger off the shutter release or eye from the viewfinder for too long. There are certain lenses it does not work with but generally this is a great intro to SLR photography, the quality does lack to cameras like i upgraded to of the D300, however at this price, its great, the quality of pictures increases with better lenses, its all about the glass!!
I bought the D60 as an upgrade from my previous point and shoot camera, I wanted something with more pulling power and more features.
The D60 is an excellent camera, and with the wide range of nikon lenses that are available for it, there's plenty of room for improvement with the professionalism of the camera, without every having to replace the body itself.
The D60 can be pricey with buying lenses though, because it does not have an internal focusing motor, the lenses must have it or the camera cannot auto-focus like the higher up models such as the D90.
The fact that the D60 needs AF-S lenses, rather than standard AF lenses means any glass that you buy, will cost a lot more.
The D60 is an excellent camera that's good for beginners because it has numerous "dummy" modes, where the camera does most of the technical decisions, but then its also good for the more experienced photographer, as the camera can also be overruled in many user defined modes.
Overall a good multi-functional DSLR, that provides great images for a fraction of the price of the higher up models.
Its also a lot lighter in weight than other models, making it much better for long days out shooting
The camera itself is compact and sylish for an slr , its very easy to assemble and the instructions are for once in clear concise english. it is a perfect camera for beginners as it is easy to use and takes great pictures. 10.2 m/p dosent seem great concidering some of the newer options , but for a profesional look to your pictures you cannot fault the quality against the price. as with all slr camera's the accessories dont come cheap, nice bag ,tripod etc all mounts up. The lense is also perfectly adequate for most beginners although you might want to concider looking at the cost of zoom lenses if you want close ups from a distance. the nikon brand itself is a trustworth reputable company that boast good quality products and a great customer service. they were very helpfull when i hit problems with the nikon pc software. The software really is the only issue i have with the camera as it does not match the simple function of the camera. I found it tricky to use and am not keen on the format used to save files. as places like the asda photograph machines dont recognise the format. however you can use the software to convert to a more common format but need to be a bit pc savy.
overall a great camera for the price.
At my college there were access to four cameras that you could hire out of 100 possible art students who would want them at the same time. I didn't want a standard automatic camera as I would get sharp, focused, and manually results, thus I bought the camera. It was a very good buy however quite pricy for a student.
I got lots of great photos with the camera, automatic and manually. If you are buying it purley for using the auto setting, you are wasting your money and might as well get a mini professional camera, or standard camera as the quality is not that much different.
If you are using it for manually it is much more worth while, however I found the aperture and shutter speed are tricky to set due to the wheel that changes it that goes to fast. Perhaps not quick enough when wanting to take a great picture in time.
A lot of my friends are interested in photography, so I have had a lot of time playing and learning about this camera. I have found that the camera retails for about £550. The camera is a basic SLR that a beginer such as me will able to use. I am not writing this review very technically as some people who are not technical may still wish to use SLR's.
The camera has different settings so that you are able to manually change the focus or have it automatic so that it focuses for you. The automatic is an easier setting but manual is great if the camera is focusing on something up close and you wish to change is do focusing on something in the distance. There are many settings on the camera such as ISO and white balance which are simple enough to change and use, and the manual is perfect reading to help you understand the camera.
The camera has macro settings which are there at the press of a button and great when getting up close and detailed pictures. it also had a night mode which has a slow shutter setting which is great for catching movement of light and can create great images!
The battery life of this camera is amazing and can last weeks depending on how much it is used eached day, perfect camera for beginners!
i am not brilliant with all the technical details of computers and cameras, this made me wonder if i should be reviewing this but i thought, a lot of other people aren't either so im going to try tell you how good this camera is without talking technical jargon, which for some of you out there might be a change
the Nikon D60 is a brilliant camera for people beginning to take photography a little more seriously. This is an all round good camera that should bet you set off shooting anything and everything you set your eyes on.
the Nikon D60 is reasonably small and light camera, with a well set out format as far as buttons goes. this makes the camera so easy to you, anyone who knows anything about cameras should be able to pick it up and go. the others would be after them shortly after 5 minutes with the instructions.
the picture quality on this camera is fantastic for the price you pay, a payed around £350 with a standard lens and i am astounded with how clear and sharp the photos are.
to most of us £350 pound is a lot of money so buying a new camera can be a bit daunting, but i do believe you will really love this camera. for the money you get amazing quality, ease of use and one of the most annoying things for unseasoned photographers is trying to buy accessories for certain types of cameras. this is why i seriously sugest you got with Canon of Nikon, save yourself a lot of hassle hunting around eBay for a new cap for your lens and get a Nikon.
i camera for the beginners and anyone looking a cheap and cheerful camera
I bought my D60 last year and i have to admit it's a perfect entry-level camera. Well that's what i thought initially.
Don't get me wrong, for a beginner to photography it's fantastic, takes great pictures (which is what you want), is easy to use and you can easily switch between auto and manual features depending on how quickly you learn.
The pictures from my D60 are really good, clear and sharp and it has a great macro facility.
So what's my problem? Well when you look for new lenses (in my case a zoom/telephoto lens) then you are restricted to what you can buy. You cannot simply use ebay (or similar) and purchase a good deal on a new or 2nd hand lens and hope it works. Manually it will but because of the set-up of the D60 many lenses will not sync and work with the camera.
This technical flaw is seen by some as a mistake by Nikon. Nikon claim it means they can offer a good price for an entry level camera but don't be fooled - it's a bit of a boob by them!
It's a great camera as long as you know it's limits - something Nikon are not keen to advertise, of course!
For me, you can get lots our of your D60 but be wary of any lenses you might want to add - you just might struggle there.
I bought this camera last year as I was beginning to feel restricted with my little point and shoot camera. It was my first step into SLR territory but the D60 is very intuitive and allows even a complete novice to creat some great pictures. I used the P function most at first which is an "almost" automatic program, but gives you some flexibility with aperture/shutter speed choice - the camera will always make sure you end up with a properly exposed shot. Now I seem to gravitate toward the Aperture program as I am a big fan of "bokeh" - shallow depth of field with a pin sharp subject and soft fuzzy background and pretty circles of light - incidentally Nikon lenses always give circles of light rather than clunky hexagons...
Of course you can also shoot completely manually choosing your own shutter speed, aperture and iso and manually focus the lens too. What I like about this camera is that you can be as creative as you like. For instance, you may want a dark underexposed shot so you deliberately choose a faster shutter speed and low iso. However, the camera is predisposed to taking nice clear sunny shots so will flag up a warning that there's not enough light. It's up to you if you heed this and change your settings get a bright "perfectly" exposed picture, or you can ignore the warning and capture your atmospheric shot unhindered.
Of course THE best thing about this camera is that it uses a memory card rather than film so you can shoot THOUSANDS of pictures without the worry of expensive processing. Obviously you become a better photographer quicker as you can shoot to your heart's content varying aperture, shutter speed, iso etc and see the results instantly - truly instantly as there is a review screen on the back of the camera with magnifier so you can check for out of focus or dud shots that can be deleted straight away. Incidentally you can't use the screen on the back of the camera to compose shots as you would with a point and shoot - you must use the viewfinder. Not a massive problem, but no good for over -the-tops-of-people's-heads-shots at festivals and crowded events, but then again, this is a serious camera where you want to take decent composed shots rather than pot shots..
Overall a great entry level camera - reasonably priced, a good, reliable brand and the battery lasts AGES - certainly no problem with all day shooting.
So, after many years using a film SLR camera, i finally took the plunge and opted for digital, and now after using this little beauty for a short while, not sure am ever going back! I have no practical comparison with other digital SLRs but the D60 has not failed me once. It's lightweight, easy to use, has all the functions one needs and a has good size screen to check the images. There is a slight issue with the auto focus mechanism (as its relies on the lenses) but there is a good enough range of lenses that adapt to it (you don't need to go for just nikon either). And overall, with 10.2 megapixels, the final output has always been pleasing eventhough it doesn't of course compare to film or any other high-end digital camera (the white's tend to burn out in strong light), but for any budding amateur or even semi-professional, you wouldn't go far wrong if this was in your camera bag.
Type: Digital SLR
Memory: Multimedia card, SD memory card, SDHC memory card
Lens Aperture: F3.5 - 5.6
Optical Zoon: 3x
Flash: pop-up on-camera flash
Battery (included): Li-ion rechargeable
Following a few dropped hints, this Digital SLR was given to me as a present for my Birthday and I can safely say that it is one of the best presents I have been given.
The Nikon D60 is a fantastic buy even for the beginner photographer as it is easier than you think to produce fantastic looking, tack sharp photographs. There a plenty of settings to play with if you know what your doing but if you don't it's easy to learn or you can take advantage of the very easy to use Auto mode (which is what I did for the first few weeks and got some great snaps that I still use today).
I'm no professional but have taken some great shots with this camera, the menus are easy to navigate, the battery lasts for ages and teamed up with an easy read guide book, you're on to a winner.
Overall: Great looking bit of kit, easy to use and upload photos to PC. Takes great pics even if you're an amateur, definately worth the price tag and would recommend to anyone looking to get into or get back into photography.
I bought this as I was sick of taking so-so pictures, especially indoors. As we had a baby last year I didn't want to be taking lots of fuzzy shots of him, so plumped for this after much research. It feels solid and the kit lens is great, and has pretty much everything an amateur snapper (or higher) would want feature-wise. The quality of the pics (especially indoors) are great and usually pin-sharp. The software is so-so (not as good as Canon's apparently), but as I have Adobe processing software I'm not too bothered. Auto mode is fine, but as with an slr the aperture and shutter priority modes produce more unique pics. The iso capability is ok for a novice like me, and the VR feature is a great help. The only minor gripes are that the lenses are expensive due to focussing being inside the lenses themselves; and the memory card cover being too easily opened by accident. Perfect for a beginner
On a budget this is one of the best cameras you can get.
Being only a part time worker without a lot of spare cash and a strong love of photography, this camera was a great first buy! It is very resiliant(I am prone to dropping things). It's also quite light(495g) and easy to use. The menu is simple to navigate through and it has great features that are easy to understand.
I've had this camera since november and have learnt just how to use it myself(having not once looked at the maunal), its just that simple to use! Buying with the 18-55mm vibration reduction lens costs a little extra but is well worth it. The lenses interlock with a simple twist on the camera and are very easy to change when necessary. It has a clear and quick auto focus as well as extremely high quality photo production.
All in all it's a great choice for a Nikon and any amatuer photographer can have hours of joy with (I know I do). Well worth the money.
The D60 is a direct replacement for the D40x, and has a similar size, design and layout to its predecessor. The small design means there's no AF motor on the body, so you'll only get autofocus using AF-S lenses with built-in Silent Wave motor. The autofocus uses just 3 points, and although they are the more accurate cross type, more AF targets would be nice. The D60's other notable features include a Nikkor Vibration Reduction (VR) lens to combat camera shake, a 2.5inc LCD, a sensor cleaning system, an expanded ISO 3200 setting, a user-friendly Help button, and Active D-lighting which retains more detail when shooting in high contrast. The D60 is a comfortable camera to handle, and although body mounted controls are limited compared to the 1000D, there is a customizable Function button. The LCD shooting mode offers quick change of settings which those upgrading from a digital compact will find intuitive to use.
I have only just bought my nikon d60 and what an amazing camera it is. The 10megapixels really do help so much when you are enlarging your shots. I thought about what i should buy for a long time, Canon, Sony and finally decided on the Nikon. I am so glad i did. My freinds who is a photographer recommended it to me and said that i would be able to take some great snaps with it and he wasn't wrong.
The best feature about the D60 is the fantastic lens (Vibration reduction) although this lens is a bit of an extra it is well worth the money as it really does help when you are on slow shutter speeds. The camera is easy to use and i have already enjoyed taking some fantastic pictures.
The only problem that i have encountered with the camera is the fact that the battery cover keeps in coming undone and i am a little scared that one day the battery will come out. But this problem is easily solved with a bit of tape. The layout of the camera options is easy to use and the best thing of all is the fact that the auto mode is so good at choosing the correct shutter speed in particular. Options are easy to sort out from the menus and it is simple to switch from aperture priority mode to shutter priority or fully manual.
All in all i would say that this camera was a brilliant SLR for the amateur user like me. It is easy to use and you can learn very quickly from it.
What a great successor is this Nikon D60 of its earlier version, the D40. Especially the logic of the menu and the clear explanation when taking photos in a variety of circumstances (with sample images) makes it very easy for a not-too-professional photographer, to achieve professional results. It cannot go wrong with this beautiful SLR, it is hard to make a bad photo with it. This SLR camera has been praised by many professional photographers, and that says it all. Since I was an amateur, I have been familiar with the proper quality of Nikon digital SLR's.
This D60 is no different and it is very easy to use, you are being guided through all the technical institutions initiated. The photo results speak for themselves! Very true to nature photos, with their focus in detail with the supplied 18-55 VR lens. It has a very fast auto focus, it is extremely easy to operate. In short, this is an absolute must have.
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.