Nikon D60 Outdoor Crops
The Nikon D60 was tested using a Nikkor 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 VR lens. Images below show the performance of this camera on a typical night scene at each ISO sensitivity. These are all 100% crops from maximum quality full-resolution JPEG images taken at night in manual mode with automatic white-balance and set ISO sensitivity.
Night shots are always the most difficult for any digital camera as noise is much more noticeable in dark areas and shadows. Since such scenes consist mostly of dark areas, they represent the worst cases of image noise. Looking at the samples below, we can see that there are several factors at work.
Crops below shot that the Nikon D60 produces very clean images up to ISO 800 where a slight hint of softness is detectable. ISO 1600 shows a small amount of noise but even a moderate-sized print is still possible. ISO 3200 shows more noise but nothing terrible. At ISO 3200, a small print is no problem for the D60.
ISO 100 - 1s F3..5
ISO 200 - 2/3s F3.5
ISO 400 1/3s F3.5
ISO 800 1/6s F3.5
ISO 1600 1/13s F3.5
ISO 3200 1/25s F3.5
Nikon D60 Facts
Sensor-Size: 24 x 16mm
Actual size when viewed at 100 DPI
|10 Megapixels DSLR||ISO 100-3200|
|Nikon F Mount|
|Full manual controls, including Manual Focus|
|Automatic Eye-Start sensor||Custom white-balance with 2 axis fine-tuning|
|Built-in Dust Reduction||Spot-Metering|
|3 FPS Drive, Unlimited Images||Hot-Shoe|
|3" LCD 230K Pixels||Lithium-Ion Battery|
|Secure Digital High Capacity|
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