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Overall the D60's white balance performed as we'd expected it to, but certainly no better than the D30. As is fairly typical with most digital cameras auto white balance worked best under natural light (sunlight, shade, partial cloud etc.) and less well under artificial light. The D60's pre-programmed white balance settings are useful for getting 'somewhere near' to artificial light but of course because of the variety of bulb types it's never possible to be exact with these. I was however very impressed with manual white balance preset which measures white balance from a white / grey card shot (only uses the area of the image within partial metering circle in the center of the viewfinder).
Settings: ISO 100, EF 50 mm F1.4, Small/Fine
|Daylight: Auto||Daylight: Cloudy||Daylight: Manual|
|Incandescent: Auto||Incandescent: Incandescent||Incandescent: Manual|
|Fluorescent: Auto||Fluorescent: Fluorescent||Fluorescent: Manual|
Shooting for the samples gallery (at the Victoria & Albert museum, London) many of the exhibits were behind glass, in particular the Japan section used very dim incandescent lighting. It was almost impossible for the D60 to automatically measure this. The example below shows the kind of shot used to first get a 'white sample' which can be used for manual white balance and then the results of then re-shooting using this manual preset.
Settings: ISO 1000, EF 28-70 mm F2.8L, Large/Fine
|Image used for manual white balance measurement, red circle drawn onto the image later to indicate the area used by the D60 for white balance preset measurement.||The result, a perfect white balance under very difficult lighting. (ISO 1000, F5.0, 1/15 sec)|
What can I say, when I first got my hands on the D30 back in August 1999 I was stunned at the superb image quality from this digital SLR. Its excellent resolution, silky smooth noise free images and colour reproduction were immediately associated with the fact that the camera uses a unique Canon designed CMOS sensor. Here we are eighteen months after that with twice the number of pixels and I'm happy to report that the D60 continues the tradition for excellent resolution, silky smooth noise free images and even better colour reproduction.
Canon has clearly tweaked colour since the D30 (more of this in the compared to section later), most notably slightly less saturated blues and greens and stronger reds. One thing notable about the D30 is its preference for blue skies, the D60 can still produce nice blue skies but treats them with a little more neutrality. Reds are better, more saturated but still handled carefully. Red is the first colour to become over-saturated (thanks to the sRGB colour space) and Canon appear to have got the balance just right with the D60. If you want more colour you can simply create a parameter set with a 'saturation +1' setting.
|Less saturated blues but the D60 can still produce very nice blue skies||Better red saturation but carefully under the point at which the red channel is 'blown out'|
This is something I first noted with the D30. The D60 has an uncanny smoothness to its images. Where there should be a smooth panel of colour, there is, not a hint of noise at all. And yet despite this ability to create beautiful smooth areas of colour / shade there is absolutely no loss in detail. This smoothness is summed up in the ISO noise level tests earlier in this review, the D60 has very low noise all the way up to ISO 400, beyond that noise is visible at 100% zoom but is still certainly lower than most other digital SLR's.
Here's something I only noticed about the D30 after I'd published my review, however I also caught it in my PowerShot G2 review. This is clearly something to do with the Bayer interpolation algorithm Canon is using across some of their digital cameras. It occurs like this: if a line of detail is at a certain angle (within about 10 degrees of a perfect 45 degree line) the line becomes jagged and made up of multiple 45 degree diagonal lines.
I wouldn't flag this as an 'issue' per-se, it appears only in a certain set of circumstances (quite seldom in a normal shoot) and typically isn't visible at normal viewing magnifications or in print.
Just like the D30 the D60 also exhibits the strange 'drop out' pixels sprinkled between high frequency lines. We're sure this is a CMOS artifact and doesn't seem to occur any more than it did in the D30. I looked long and hard through our few thousand D60 photos and couldn't find a good example of this occurring in a 'real life' shot.
When the Fujifilm X-T2 arrived, it was more than just a modest upgrade to the already impressive X-T1. While the new X-T3 hasn't changed the overall design of the camera, this model is way more than an upgrade; rather, it's a quantum leap.
The Movie Maker is a compact, motorized slider designed for phones, action cams and small mirrorless cameras. We think it's a fun little kit and a good value proposition for the cost, provided you can work around a few of its weak points.
Nikon's Z7 is the first camera to use the all-new Z-mount, the company's first new full-frame mount since 1959. We've put together our first impressions based on quality shooting time with a pre-production camera - check out what we've found.
What's the best camera for a parent? The best cameras for shooting kids and family must have fast autofocus, good low-light image quality and great video. In this buying guide we've rounded-up several great cameras for parents, and recommended the best.
What's the best camera for shooting landscapes? High resolution, weather-sealed bodies and wide dynamic range are all important. In this buying guide we've rounded-up several great cameras for shooting landscapes, and recommended the best.
What’s the best camera costing over $2000? The best high-end camera costing more than $2000 should have plenty of resolution, exceptional build quality, good 4K video capture and top-notch autofocus for advanced and professional users. In this buying guide we’ve rounded up all the current interchangeable lens cameras costing over $2000 and recommended the best.
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GoPro has announced its HERO7 camera lineup. The updated action cameras feature new HyperSmooth and TimeWarp modes, as well as improved video and photo specs.
The latest Samsung midrange smartphone offers a super-wide-angle lens in its triple-camera setup.
The Sony 24mm F1.4 is the latest lens to join the company's premium G Master lineup. We've been shooting with one for a couple of days - here's what you need to know.
Apple released iOS 12 a few days ago and some iPhone X users are less than happy with how the new operating system has made their phones look.
Camera bag manufacturer Lowepro has introduced mark II backpacks for its ProTactic AW range with models that are said to feature an improved handling experience as well as a collection of accessories that can be attached to the outside.
Canon has announced its latest superzoom camera, the PowerShot SX70 HS. Compared to the SX60 that came before it, the SX70 has the same lens but offers a higher resolution EVF, 4K video capture and support for Canon's new CR3 Raw format.
Cosina has announced its eighth lens designed specifically for Sony's E-mount system. The Voigtlander 21mm F3.5 lens is due out October 2018.
Sony has taken the wraps off of its new 24mm F1.4 GM full-frame lens, which the company claims is the lightest in its class. Despite its fast aperture, the 24mm F1.4 is remarkably light, weighing just 445 grams (15.7 ounces). The lens will set you back $1400 when it ships next month.
In this episode of DPReview TV we take a look at Sony's brand new 24mm F1.4 GM lens, a desirable focal length for many photographers. How does it perform? Chris and Jordan give us their first impressions.
We've had a little time to shoot with Sony's new wide/fast prime, both close to home and on the water in San Francisco. Check out our initial sample images.
Fujifilm released a firmware upgrade for its X-T3 mirrorless camera that addresses issues with distortion compensation and the mechanical lock on SD cards.
The app's algorithms have been trained using using 200 million cropping data points from real photographers.
Thanks to a software update, the Loupedeck+ editing console can now be used for video editing.
British photographic engineer MTF Services is claiming the world’s first third-party lens adapters for the new Nikon Z system with a collection of four units designed to allow cinema lenses to be mounted on the mirrorless full frame bodies.
Think Tank Photo has updated its line of heavy-duty rain covers and introduced a new, compact version for emergency situations.
The X-T3 is our first opportunity to analyze what's likely to be Fujifilm's next generation image sensor. Take a look at how it performs next to the competition in our studio test scene.
Canon's new normal is seriously sharp wide open. After shooting with it for a few days, we've prepared a gallery of real-world sample images.
Nikon will cease offering Brazil-based customer service and technical support, though the company stresses that it will still offer technical assistance and warranty repairs for valid warranties.
Two years ago, CatLABS of JP announced a plan to save Packfilm from the dead. Now, it's announced it's giving up its efforts to better focus its resources elsewhere.
The GoPro Fusion is designed to make it easy to capture 360-degree video and stills. We took it out recently on a typically hot Seattle summer day to see what it can do.
We've got our hands on a full-production Nikon Z7 camera and have updated our gallery with additional samples.
A new Kickstarter campaign seeks funding for Chroma Chrono, a programmable RGB camera flash that emits multiple colors during long exposures.
Think Tank Photo has launched a new lineup of six dual-access, water-resistant protective lens cases it calls Lens Case Duo.
Canon and Nikon finally entered the full-frame mirrorless market this summer with the brand-new RF and Z mounts. Now that we've had some time with the cameras, we wanted to revisit our earlier predictions and take stock.
The devices' camera specs look pretty much identical to last year's iPhone X but under the hood a number of important improvements have been made.
Blackmagic Design has announced the public beta of its new Blackmagic RAW video codec. The company says the new format combines the benefits of shooting Raw video with the ease of use and smaller file sizes usually associated with non-Raw video files.
Serif, the company behind the Affinity suite, has announced the latest update for its mobile Photoshop competitor Affinity Photo for iPad.
The Atomos Ninja V external video recorder and monitor will be ready to ship at the end of this month. The 5.2in Ninja V is designed to provide a smaller option, while still offering many of the features of the larger 7-inch models.
Having shot with the camera, spoken to Canon and read the tea leaves, here's what DPR Technical Editor Richard Butler thinks the EOS R tells us about Canon and the RF's mount's future.
After last week's teaser, lighting manufacturer Profoto has announced its 'small big' new product. The B10 is designed to be used as studio flash head but in a very small body, and has a powerful continuous light source for videographers as well.