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Nikon D60 Indoor Crops

10 Megapixels10 MegapixelsSingle Lens ReflexSingle Lens ReflexContinuous DriveContinuous DriveManual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Hotshoe: Allows external flash units to be attached.Hotshoe: Allows external flash units to be attached.Spot MeteringSpot MeteringAccepts Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) and SD memory.Accepts Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) and SD memory.Neocamera detailed reviewNeocamera detailed reviewDiscontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.Discontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.

Indoor Crops

The 10 megapixels Nikon D60 is compared to the 15 megapixels K20D. All images below are 100% unmodified crops from their respective cameras. Only the ISO was set on the camera, the remaining settings were left on automatic. The D60 had the Nikkor 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 VR lens while the K20D had the Pentax DA 31mm F.19.

Despite the K20D's resolution advantage, images from these two cameras are very similar up to ISO 400. The K20D produces images with a little more contrast and a slightly darker exposure. As we have seen from other tests, the D60 tends to over-expose compared to most cameras. Both colors are quite accurate. Maximum accuracy for the D60 was reached with a hue adjustment of -6. White-balance is also very close.

From ISO 800 onwards, we can see the Nikon D60 keeps image noise noticeably lower than the K20D. Despite being half the price of the K20D, the D60's lower resolution works in its favor by producing images with lower noise. ISO 1600 and 3200 show an increased advantage for the Nikon over the Pentax. This definitely shows that lower end DSLRs do not have to compromise in terms of image quality.

Nikon D60 Pentax K20D

ISO 100 - 1.6s F5.6

ISO 100 - 1.5s F5.6

ISO 200 - 0.8s F5.6

ISO 200 - 2/3s F5.6

ISO 400 1/3s F5.6

ISO 400 1/3s F5.6

ISO 800 1/5s F5.6

ISO 800 1/6s F5.6

ISO 1600 1/10s F5.6

ISO 1600 1/10s F5.6

ISO 3200 1/20s F5.6

ISO 3200 1/20s F5.6

ISO 6400 1/45s F5.6
Nikon D60
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By on 2008/07/18
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Nikon D60 Facts

SLR digital camera
10 Megapixels DSLRISO 100-3200
Nikon F Mount
1.5X FLM

Sensor-Size: 24 x 16mm

APS-C Sensor

Actual size when viewed at 100 DPI

Shutter 1/4000-30s
95% Coverage
Medium Viewfinder
Full manual controls, including Manual Focus
Automatic Eye-Start sensorCustom white-balance with 2 axis fine-tuning
Built-in Dust ReductionSpot-Metering
3 FPS Drive, Unlimited ImagesHot-Shoe
3" LCD 230K PixelsLithium-Ion Battery
Secure Digital High Capacity
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