D60 Press Release

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kukitos
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D60 Press Release
Jan 28, 2008

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I leaked this years K20D/K200D specs, and last year's E-510/E-410. Here's something about the D60:

Nikon D60 digital SLR camera : Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce the D60, one of the smallest Nikon digital SLRs ever. The Nikon D60 makes it fun and easy to take breathtaking pictures while also offering plenty of features for those who want to deepen their interest in creative shooting. With a split-second shutter response, the Nikon D60 captures pictures that cameras with longer time lags miss. Ease of use and creative options both come standard with the Nikon D60, whose exclusive Nikon technologies help deliver high-quality pictures with vibrant color and stunning, edge-to-edge detail. Such superior results are achieved through a high-resolution image sensor utilizing 10.2 megapixels and the world-famous Nikkor lenses delivering razor-sharp pictures.

Nikon D60 DSLR camera - 3D Color Matrix Metering II

Many cutting-edge Nikon features enhance your picture-taking experience. Nikon’s advanced 3D Color Matrix Metering II ensures consistently balanced exposures for images with natural color and contrast, while Nikon’s new digital image processing concept, EXPEED, makes it possible to deliver smoother tones and more accurate colors. Nikon’s fast, quiet and precise autofocus system adds significantly to the performance of the D60, capturing exact moments with astounding clarity.

Nikon D60 - Dust reduction & Image Sensor Cleaning function

Such clarity is reinforced by Nikon’s dust reduction countermeasures. To avoid picture-degrading dust particles accumulating near the imaging sensor, the Nikon D60 comes equipped with the innovative Image Sensor Cleaning function and Nikon’s exclusive Airflow Control System. These functions both reduce dust accumulation to give you even better picture quality.

Nikon D-60 reflex camera - Retouch menu

In addition to new dust reduction features, the Nikon D60 offers a variety of ways to experience more fun and creativity when taking pictures. Users can easily capture dynamic images in different shooting situations with a simple turn of the mode dial. The Retouch Menu offers even more creative excitement, letting you change your pictures into even more striking images – all fast, all simple and all without the need for a computer.

Nikon D60 body - Integrated Dust Reduction system

Compact and comfortable, the Nikon D60 has so much to offer: amazing picture quality, simple operation, an Integrated Dust Reduction System for clearer pictures and an extensive selection of creative features. The result: fun, fantastic and inspired pictures. The world of stunning photography is just a step away, with the Nikon D60.

Nikon D60 sensor - 10.2 Megapixels

The Nikon D60’s image sensor utilizes 10.2 megapixels to produce superb, high-quality images with incredible resolution, allowing you to make large prints, even if you only use part of an image. And thanks to EXPEED, Nikon’s unique digital image processing concept, your pictures will contain fine detail and smooth, natural tonal reproduction.

Nikon D 60 SLR - Integrated Dust Reduction System

The Airflow Control System used in the Nikon D60 leads air within the mirror box towards small ducts near the base, directing dust away from the image sensor. The Image Sensor Cleaning function also reduces dust accumulation near the sensor using specifically determined vibrations, which activate automatically or whenever the user chooses. This team of dust reduction countermeasures lets the user switch lenses confidently, taking advantage of the extensive lineup of Nikkor interchangeable optics while worrying less about the effects of dust in the camera.

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continuing ...
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Nikon D60 D-SLR camera - Active D-Lighting

The Nikon D60’s new Active D-Lighting feature can adjust the look of the final image while you shoot. This automatic process works in the highlight and shadow areas, compensating for difficult lighting conditions and producing optimized exposures with rich, smooth detail.

Nikon D60 - Simple operation within a compact body

The Nikon D60 is not just compact; its shape is ergonomically designed to fit in your hand naturally and comfortably. The body design is inherited from the highly regarded Nikon D40 series. The bright and clear viewfinder ensures precise composition, while the large, 2.5-in. LCD monitor displays an easy-to-use menu system with a wide viewing angle so that anyone can navigate the settings and view images with ease. The new Eye Sensor function turns off the LCD monitor when the viewfinder is used. When the user moves away from the viewfinder, the LCD monitor turns on again automatically.

Nikon D60 system reflex camera - Retouch Menu

The Nikon D60’s Retouch Menu offers many exclusive in-camera editing features to choose from. Use the Filter Effects option to intensify a color (Red/Green/Blue) of your choice, or try the Cross Screen feature to produce star-like lines radiating from brightly lit objects in the image. In-camera NEF (RAW) processing is also available. RAW format images are “developed” within the camera after shooting, allowing you to control specific aspects of your pictures, such as image quality, image size and white balance. With the new Stop-motion feature, a stop-motion animation (the consecutive playback of still images) can be created from a sequence of images (in JPEG format). Also included is a convenient Quick Retouch option, which enhances contrast and saturation, to improve images without using a computer. The D60’s extensive Retouch Menu increases the fun and creative freedom of using a digital SLR.

Nikon D60 digital SLR - Features
• Fast, 0.19-second power-up to respond to every photographic opportunity
• Split-second shutter response eliminates the annoyance of shooting lag
• Fast continuous shooting mode - up to 100 JPEG images at 3 frames per second
• Advanced three-point AF system offers fast, efficient and precise autofocus

• Nikon 3D Color Matrix Metering II for ideal exposures in almost any lighting situation
• Bright and clear viewfinder with 0.8x magnification for precise composition

• Long-life rechargeable lithium-ion battery - up to 500 images with the R709 on a single charge

Nikon D60 digital SLR - Features

• Digital Vari-Programs that adjust camera settings automatically for scene-specific pictures : Auto, Auto (Flash Off), Portrait, Landscape, Child, Sports, Close Up, and Night Portrait

• Manual control over shutter speed and aperture: P (Programmed Auto), S (Shutter-priority Auto), A (Aperture-priority Auto) and M (Manual)

• Built-in flash with Nikon’s dependable i-TTL flash control, supporting Auto flash, Red-eye reduction, Slow sync, Rear curtain sync and Flash exposure compensation
• Simultaneous recording of NEF (RAW) and JPEG basic data of the same image
• Camera setting menus can be customized to suit individual preferences
• Imprint date function prints the date of capture directly on the picture

• Electronic rangefinder display - indicates also focus distance when using manual focus mode

Nikon D60 digital SLR - Lens compatibility & Accessories

• Fully compatible with AF-S and AF-I Nikkor lenses, equipped with an autofocus motor
• Compatible with most F-mount Nikkor lenses when using manual focus mode)

• Supports the Nikon Creative Lighting System when using the SB-800, SB-600, SB-400, SB-R200 or the Wireless Close-Up Speedlight system R1C1. Offers accurate exposures via i-TTL flash
• Optional Wireless Remote Control ML-L3 for easy remote shutter release

Included Nikon ViewNX software lets you share, organize and edit pictures with ease

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Spade357
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In reply to kukitos, Jan 28, 2008

Is this a joke? Seriously, A JOKE??

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kukitos
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and three new lens!
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So, contrary to the many rumors, it's not the D80 that's being updated, it's the D40 and D50. (At least in this iteration.) Sounds terrific. Seems Nikon is using the D40 body.
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warner3020
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I got excited there for a minute until I read that there is no focusing motor.

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In reply to kukitos, Jan 28, 2008

not bad ... sometimes I think that manufacturers build too many in between models (not limited to cameras, technology in general) But I guess people will alwasy buy the next one as long as they can reach that next model and can justify that little extra money for that feature. hehe I know I used to be this way

seems like a lot of stuff that you can do on your computer readily if shot with RAW. For me I cant imagine adjusting anything about the picture on a camera. I just download and play.

Maybe I dont shoot enough to notice the dust but its never been a problem for me, and there are a couple "dust features"

I wasnt in the market for a new camera but its interesting to always interesting to see what is next on the list of improvemetns. I can only imagine that my next camera will be a D3 since I have my F5.

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In reply to kukitos, Jan 28, 2008

So its basically a D40x with dust cleaner? No in-body auto focus and only 3 point auto-focus still? This better not cost more than the D40x. Does it come with an IS kit lens at least?

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In reply to Spade357, Jan 28, 2008

Yikes, certainly will disappoint a lot of people...

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Re: and three new lens!
In reply to kukitos, Jan 28, 2008

nice, with AF motor finally!

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victor beato
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if this is true, it also has the expeed image processor--same as d3/d300.

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nothing revolutionary here. it's a d40x with dust reduction.

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Daniel Oh
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In reply to victor beato, Jan 28, 2008

Quite a disapointment...

I was hoping for live view...

For my style and need for a second small DSLR tp be used with 1 lens only in certain travels, Pentax K200 is starting to look good with its weatherproof body unless D40 price drops further... In fact even K10 is tempting at $699 despite size.

Despiite my frustation probably I will still stick with Nikon. Too old to learn to speak Pentaxese...

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So the changes are
In reply to kukitos, Jan 28, 2008

1. date imprint
2. new battery
3. range finder display
4. eye sensor
5. stop motion animation
6. quick retouch
7. dust reduction

That's all I can determine from the post.

James

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Impressive, but only 2.5" LCD?
In reply to kukitos, Jan 28, 2008

Nice....first to break the news. I'm a little disappointed by the same 2.5" LCD. I was hoping for a 3" LCD like Rebel XSI, or at least the same 2.7" LCD from sony A200 and Pentax K200d.
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jbarber wrote:

1. date imprint
2. new battery
3. range finder display
4. eye sensor
5. stop motion animation
6. quick retouch
7. dust reduction

AND
expeed processor and Active D-lighting.

Darin

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Am I correct!?!?
In reply to kukitos, Jan 28, 2008

From "Fully compatible with AF-S and AF-I Nikkor lenses, equipped with an
autofocus motor", does it mean this D60 has built-in AF motor??

Even the spec is not that "WOW" compare to 450D, but I'm quite happy
with this setup. I don't need 12mp, 10mp with better tone rendering and
lower noise should be enough (and I think with Expeed chip, this D60 can
make it possible).

I just need small, D40 like body, with easy menu and can use with AF-D lens.
For 3" LCD, Live view, 11 or whatever focus points, DOF preview, etc., not
important for me.

If this is the real spec, I will buy this camera.

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eieio wrote:

From "Fully compatible with AF-S and AF-I Nikkor lenses, equipped
with an
autofocus motor", does it mean this D60 has built-in AF motor??

I read it to mean that the lens must have a auto focus motor but I could be wrong

Even the spec is not that "WOW" compare to 450D, but I'm quite happy
with this setup. I don't need 12mp, 10mp with better tone rendering and
lower noise should be enough (and I think with Exceed chip, this D60 can
make it possible).

I just need small, D40 like body, with easy menu and can use with
AF-D lens.
For 3" LCD, Live view, 11 or whatever focus points, DOF preview,
etc., not
important for me.

If this is the real spec, I will buy this camera.

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Re: Am I correct!?!?
In reply to eieio, Jan 28, 2008

3 AF points? :/

and if it needs an AFS lens to autofocus,this one is not for me..

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eieio wrote:

From "Fully compatible with AF-S and AF-I Nikkor lenses, equipped
with an
autofocus motor", does it mean this D60 has built-in AF motor??

Read down a line. I take this to mean no built in motor.

• Compatible with most F-mount Nikkor lenses when using manual focus mode)

Even the spec is not that "WOW" compare to 450D, but I'm quite happy
with this setup. I don't need 12mp, 10mp with better tone rendering and
lower noise should be enough (and I think with Expeed chip, this D60 can
make it possible).

I just need small, D40 like body, with easy menu and can use with
AF-D lens.
For 3" LCD, Live view, 11 or whatever focus points, DOF preview,
etc., not
important for me.

If this is the real spec, I will buy this camera.

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