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Nikon D60 Overview
The D60 is a user-friendly entry-level A digital single-lens reflex camera (digital SLR or DSLR) is a digital camera that combines the optics and the mechanisms of a single-lens reflex (SLR) camera with a digital imaging sensor. The reflex design scheme is the primary difference between a DSLR and other digital cameras. In the reflex design, light travels through the lens and then to a mirror that alternates to send the image to either the viewfinder or the image sensor. The viewfinder of a DSLR presents an image that will not differ substantially from what is captured by the camera's sensor but presents it as a direct optical view through the lens, rather than being captured by the camera's image sensor and displayed by a digital screen. DSLR is often (wrongly) used to describe cameras that are Micro Four Thirds or Bridge Camera - just because they look similar. This can bee seen when cameras are offered for sale. More launched in 2006 with the D40 (which replaced the first Nikon ‘starter' model, the D50). I owned one for several years and loved the excellent construction, relatively small dimensions and weight and of course the results. The D60 is easy to pack and fits in a small bag.
The 10 A megapixel contains 1,000,000 (1 million) pixels and is the unit of measure used to describe the size of the sensor in a digital camera. It is often abbreviated to mp or MP. More D60 doesn't have a built-in focus drive motor which means it can auto focus only with lenses that have their own drive motor (AF-S and AF-I lenses). One of the D60's features that many photographers will like is an electronic A rangefinder is a focus mechanism that allows the user to calculate the distance of a subject through the convergence of two images. Cameras that use this mechanism are usually referred to as ‘rangefinders’. Rangefinder cameras were very popular in the 1950s, 60s and 70s. Single Lens Reflex (SLRs) and compact cameras largely replaced them in the 70s, 80s and 90s. What is not always appreciated is that rangefinders offer several tangible benefits over SLRs, not least in image quality. Indeed, many photographers would rate the Leica M Digital Rangefinder as one of the best cameras available today. More to help manual focus on non AF-S / AF-I lenses.
There are a few things that I liked about the D60. First, as I mentioned it is quite small and light compared to the camera I replaced it with the Nikon D7000 (but larger than my Olympus Pen-F that I now use). It was easy to turn on and off and was ready to shoot in what felt like a second or two. It also had a built-in flash, you do not great results of course but it is there if you needed it.
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The Nikon D60 is a mid-level consumer digital reflex camera introduced by Nikon in 2008. It has a 10.2 mega Pixel is the smallest unit of programmable colour represented on a digital display. Every photograph, in digital form, is made up of pixels. Higher resolutions mean that there are more pixels per inch (PPI), resulting in more pixel information and creating a high-quality, crisp image. Images with lower resolutions have fewer pixels, and if those few pixels are too large (usually when an image is stretched), they can become visible. The word “pixel” means a picture element. However, the number of pixels is not the determining factor in how good a camera is. More A CCD (Charge-Coupled Device) is an integrated circuit containing an array of linked or coupled capacitors and it is one of two types of sensors used in digital cameras and other optical devices. The other one being CMOS. CCDs are considered to the older technology and although most current digital cameras use CMOS sensors they are still widely used and many photographers seek out older cameras with CCD sensors because of their colour and image characteristics. CCD image sensors are widely used in professional, medical, and scientific applications where high-quality image data is required CCDs use a global shutter, which exposes the entire image simultaneously. This can lead to blur if any motion occurs in the image during exposure, but a high shutter speed prevents this problem. Whereas CMOS sensors are equipped with ‘rolling shutters,’ which expose different parts of the frame at different points in time. This can lead to skew, wobble and partial exposure in photographs. CCD sensors create low noise images but consume 100 times more power than a similar CMOS sensor. More sensor at 23.6 × 15.8 mm (DX format). This camera replaces the Nikon D40x while the Nikon D40 remained on the market as an entry-level camera.
The Nikon D5000 replaces the D60 in 2009.
Dust removal technologies incorporated into the camera include:
- Self cleaning image sensor.
- Improved airflow to reduce sensor dust.
- "Image Dust Off" records reference data for use with Capture NX software.
Is able to take pictures in RAW (NEF) and the classic JPG with multiple quality settings.
- 3872 x 2592 [L]
- 2896 x 1944 [M]
- 1936 x 1296 [S]
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