by Rob Williams on April 23, 2008 in Digital Cameras
Targeting newer photographers, the Nikon D60 is priced right and includes a fantastic feature set. On top of the 10MP sensor, the D60 includes an automatic sensor cleaner, a vibration reduction kit lens, fast 3FPS performance, high ISO modes and a lot more.
We don’t currently have a specific methodology for our camera reviews, so instead, we simply use the camera in day to day life as anyone would, and report on our findings. We don’t use a proper color calibration setup or have an indoor testing environment, so we try to play everything by “eye”, to the best of our abilities.
All pictures taken on this page were taken by my sister, Gisele Williams, during her recent travels to New York. She doesn’t currently have a web site to show off her photos, but is working on getting on in place. Once it’s live, I’ll link to it from here.
The images here were not edited in any way prior to posting, so feel free to click on any of them to view the original as it came out of the camera. Warning though, as these images range between 3MB – 6MB.
f/8.0, 1/250s, ISO 100, 22mm
f/4.0, 1/20s, ISO 100, 22mm
f/4.2, 1/40s, ISO 100, 24mm
f/4.0, 1.3s, ISO 100, 18mm
f/14.0, 1/30s, ISO 100, 55mm
f/8.0, 1/60s, ISO 180, 35mm
f/5.0, 1/100s, ISO 100, 34mm
f/3.5, 1/6s, ISO 100, 18mm
The camera performed quite well in almost every situation. The night photos are rather sharp despite the lack of natural light (and a tripod) and though slow shutter speeds were used, the VR kicked in to gear to enable the sharpest photo possible in the given situation.
Our “budget” lens shows off some great capabilities when it comes to macro shots as well, as seen in four of the above shots. The pipe image is one of the best examples. Great color and smooth bokeh… and not too bad of a result for a low aperture setting. The same goes for the moss on the side of the tree… very sharp result. You need to view each image in their full resolution in order to appreciate the quality that the D60 and a D-SLR in general can avail you.
On the next page, we’ll take a brief look at color and different color modes, as well as ISO qualities.