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NikonD60 SLR Digital Camera Kit with 18-55mm VR Lens
 
4.7

(based on 174 reviews)

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99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Simple controls (137)
  • Large clear LCD (128)
  • Strong construction (101)
  • Easy to use (97)
  • Great picture quality (86)

Cons

  • LCD fragile/scratches (11)
  • Poor in low light (11)
  • Slow focus (5)
  • Heavy (3)

Best Uses

  • Travel (140)
  • Fun (139)
  • Art (76)
  • Portraits (72)
  • Landscape/scenery (69)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (57), Casual photographer (40), Enthusiast (26), Semi-pro photographer (19), Casual user (12)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Pro quality pics for less!!!!

I finally got one of these babies and I gotta say I am very impressed! Here are my observations:

Noise control is better from ISO 100-400 than my Nikon...Read complete review

I finally got one of these babies and I gotta say I am very impressed! Here are my observations:

Noise control is better from ISO 100-400 than my Nikon D300. At ISO 800-1600 they are about the same but anything higher than ISO 1600 the D300 blows the D60 away. (This is probably all thanks to the EXspeed chip)

The D60's saturation is almost the same as the D300's but the D300 takes the cake (although I dont really crank up the D300's saturation all the way because the colors just looks too unreal if you do)

The D60 which I am happy to say also exposes shadow highlights better than my old D40x and D80 but not better than my D300. Both the D300 and the D60 suffers the same amount of noise when the active D-lighting is turned on.

Everything else like build quality, focus tracking, customizeability, cont. shooting, ergonomics ect, ect... the D300 wins it. Also if you shoot sports, night and alot of moving subjects the D300 is the camera is for you. But for me, I dont shoot sports and I shoot in mostly controlled environments. And what I care about is the picture quality only, the D60 suits my needs. The D60 produces as good and if not even better quality pics than my D300. The money you can save if you buy a D60 instead of a D300 would go to pay for better lenses and better lighting equiptment which IMHO is where the investment should go anyway instead of a new camera body.


(Pictures that were used in comparison were all shot in SRGBa RAW format, NR was set to off)

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

enjoying this camera a lot

I have had this camera for about a month now and am getting what I thought I would get - great pictures with a lot of detail, ease of use and easy to figure...Read complete review

I have had this camera for about a month now and am getting what I thought I would get - great pictures with a lot of detail, ease of use and easy to figure out menu's. I most enjoy the burst feature ("continuous") which allows for great action shots of kids playing sports and candid shots during family gatherings, vacations. We will probably end up getting another lens since the one that comes with it is not great for zooming in from a distance -sometimes you can't get that close to the action at a baseball or soccer game.

Downside - maybe - is shooting everything through the eyepiece. I did like the framing through the big display window on the back on my older camera.

Battery seems to keep a charge for a good long time and interface with my apple using the nikon software has been trouble free. Allthough, it does not have any easy (or any!) way to print as part of it as far as I can tell so far.

I have not ventured into using the lettered stops on the dial yet but have used the AUTO, portrait, sports, digital zoom and no flash features with good results.

I just saw this same camera advertised in LA for 599 so price was a winner too...

Reviewed by 174 customers

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5.0

Great Package- Easy to use

By Shooter

from Atlanta, Ga

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable Controls
  • Easy To Use
  • Great Image Quality
  • Image Stabilization

Cons

  • Poor In Low Light

Best Uses

  • Fun
  • Landscape
  • Travel

Comments about Nikon D60 SLR Digital Camera Kit with 18-55mm VR Lens:

Easy to use, great for beginners, great for the beginner.

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5.0

Great Package

By My five boys

from Atlanta, Ga

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable Controls
  • Easy To Use
  • Fast Shutter Speed
  • Great Image Quality

Cons

  • Poor In Low Light

Best Uses

  • Landscape
  • Sports
  • Travel

Comments about Nikon D60 SLR Digital Camera Kit with 18-55mm VR Lens:

D60 is a great camera for the beginner, it is easy to use. I use it for all my kids sporting events. Looking to buy a bigger zoom lens.

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5.0

Love this camera!

By Katie

from Newtown, CT

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Bright LCD
  • Comfortable Controls
  • Easy To Use
  • Fast Shutter Speed
  • Great Image Quality
  • Image Stabilization
  • Strong Construction

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Fun
    • Landscape
    • Portraits
    • Sports
    • Travel

    Comments about Nikon D60 SLR Digital Camera Kit with 18-55mm VR Lens:

    This camera is perfect. It's great for beginners and has the ability to take professional pictures! It's really simple to use,I carry the manual in my purse like a bible. I get alot of compliments on my pictures, the camera captures beautiful images in any mode. I can't wait to get another lense next!

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    5.0

    Great for beginner and experienced user

    By mhwroots

    from Mont Vernon, NH

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable Controls
    • Easy To Use
    • Great Image Quality
    • Image Stabilization
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Fun
      • Landscape
      • Travel

      Comments about Nikon D60 SLR Digital Camera Kit with 18-55mm VR Lens:

      I have mostly used the camera to take photos of gravestones and animals. I have found it very easy to use as is and yet easy to make adjustments for poor lighting conditions, etc.

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      5.0

      Great camera !

      By kcphoto

      from Eureka, CA

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Pros

      • Comfortable Controls
      • Easy To Use
      • Fast Shutter Speed
      • Great Image Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Fun
        • Landscape
        • Photojournalism
        • Portraits

        Comments about Nikon D60 SLR Digital Camera Kit with 18-55mm VR Lens:

        The Nikon d60 is a great beginner camera. I use it for portraits and a year book. This is a great camera for beginners

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        4.0

        Great Product

        By B

        from Kent, Ohio

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Bright LCD
        • Easy To Use
        • Great Image Quality
        • Image Stabilization

        Cons

        • Slow Focus

        Best Uses

        • Fun
        • Photojournalism
        • Portraits

        Comments about Nikon D60 SLR Digital Camera Kit with 18-55mm VR Lens:

        The Nikon D60 with the VR lens was a great purchase especially at that price. I have already used it on a number of shoots and was very happy with the results.

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        4.0

        simple and nice

        By connor

        from cincinnati, ohio

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Bright LCD
        • Comfortable Controls
        • Easy To Use
        • Fast Shutter Speed
        • Great Image Quality
        • Image Stabilization

        Cons

        • Slow Focus

        Best Uses

        • Art
        • Portraits
        • Sports
        • Travel

        Comments about Nikon D60 SLR Digital Camera Kit with 18-55mm VR Lens:

        this was my first DSLR camera but i have had four or five film SLR cameras. it was suprising how fast i learned to use the camera. i think it is appropriate for anyone from beginners to internediate photographers.

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        5.0

        A Dream

        By Whiskers

        from S.A.,Tx.

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Bright LCD
        • Comfortable Controls
        • Easy To Use
        • Fast Shutter Speed
        • Great Image Quality
        • Image Stabilization
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Art
        • Fun
        • Landscape
        • Photojournalism
        • Portraits
        • Sports
        • Travel

        Comments about Nikon D60 SLR Digital Camera Kit with 18-55mm VR Lens:

        The Nikon D60 is a camera that I have been waiting for! It's a 'fool proof' camera. I recommend it for pretty much anything...you can get beautiful pictures pretty much every time. The camera is a heavier than most digital but well worth it, I myself prefer a little 'meat' to my camera. My only complaint so far would be that I usually prefer to look to the LCD screen while taking pictures, I've gotten myself used to doing so...so looking thru the view finder has taking some getting used to. My pictures have been rich and dreamy with no noise,no purple haze...you're going to love this camera:)

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        4.0

        Love it!

        By kristina223

        from fairfield, ct

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Bright LCD
        • Comfortable Controls
        • Easy To Use
        • Fast Shutter Speed
        • Great Image Quality
        • Image Stabilization
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

        • Poor In Low Light

        Best Uses

        • Fun
        • Landscape
        • Travel

        Comments about Nikon D60 SLR Digital Camera Kit with 18-55mm VR Lens:

        Compact and light weight
        Take great quality pictures for someone who doesn't know what they are doing
        Need to read book/manual to understand everything

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        5.0

        Great Camera for the money

        By JH

        from CT

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable Controls
        • Easy To Use
        • Great Image Quality
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

        • Poor In Low Light

        Best Uses

        • Fun
        • Landscape
        • Portraits
        • Travel

        Comments about Nikon D60 SLR Digital Camera Kit with 18-55mm VR Lens:

        Love the camera, very userfriendly.

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        5.0

        Great upgrade from Point & Shoot cameras

        By Nicta1

        from Raymore, MO

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Bright LCD
        • Comfortable Controls
        • Easy To Use
        • Great Image Quality
        • Image Stabilization
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Art
          • Fun
          • Landscape
          • Portraits
          • Travel

          Comments about Nikon D60 SLR Digital Camera Kit with 18-55mm VR Lens:

          The Nikon D60 is a very good camera for someone wanting to switch from a point & shoot camera to a digital SLR. I purchased this camera for my mother-in-law. She wanted a versatile camera that she could use for family gatherings, vacations and taking picture around her farm of the wildlife and her flowers. I had the camera for about two weeks, before she picked up the camera. I tried the D60 in many different light conditions and settings and was very pleased with the quality of pictures. The camera is very compact and easy to use. You will still get an out of focus picture from time to time, but nothing compared to a point & shoot. I use to have a high end point and shoot and thought I was getting good pictures, but when I loaded them onto the computer, I was very disappointed with fuzzy photos. I purchased a Nikon D80 (which was replaced by the D90) for may self a while back. The were two things I noticed instantly when handling the D60: 1) The camera had a slower response time in taking a picture. It wasn't great, but I still noticed it. 2) The mechanism of zooming in & out with the 18-55mm lens was not as smooth as other lenses I've used in the past. I was still a lot better than a toggle switch or button on a point & shoot, when you are trying to take action shots. All in all, if you're tired of fuzzy photos from your point & shoot and want clear crisp photo, this is a great first step in the SLR world of photography.

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          5.0

          Great Camera

          By JohnnyD

          from Sacramento

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Bright LCD
          • Easy To Use
          • Fast Shutter Speed
          • Great Image Quality
          • Image Stabilization

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Fun
            • Landscape
            • Sports
            • Travel

            Comments about Nikon D60 SLR Digital Camera Kit with 18-55mm VR Lens:

            With some reading and research, camera is easy to set up to take great photos. Good continuous shooting mode makes sports and kid shots straightforward. Battery lasts 900 or so photos but would be nice to have AA option. We miss having Live View on the LCD but are learning to do without. Kit lenses work great, autofocus sort of slow on telephoto but not a big issue. A better lens would fix that issue but the kit lenses are a good start. 18-55mm and 55-200mm.

            With more practice and reading, will be able to do much more than with the old point and shoot we had.

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            4.0

            A whole new world

            By liisamc

            from Massachusetts

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable Controls
            • Easy To Use
            • Great Image Quality

            Cons

            • Need a kit with 18-105

            Best Uses

            • Landscape
            • Travel

            Comments about Nikon D60 SLR Digital Camera Kit with 18-55mm VR Lens:

            This is my first SLR camera and I am delighted. After doing a ton of research with a professional photographer friend, we settled on this for me. I took it with me on a trip and found that it is a great all-around camera. Now I can't wait to get more lenses! Instant addict.

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            5.0

            My Buddy and Me

            By Day-Dae

            from Northern VA

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Fast Shutter Speed
            • Great Image Quality
            • Image Stabilization
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

            • Eyepiece vs LCD

            Best Uses

            • Art
            • Fun
            • Landscape
            • Photojournalism
            • Portraits

            Comments about Nikon D60 SLR Digital Camera Kit with 18-55mm VR Lens:

            If wanting to make the leap into SLR's then try this product. You will find it is fairly easy to use and will help develop your personal style on taking pictures. You can read the manual or play around with the buttons. Either way you will find, you'll suddenly be eager to take more remarkable pictures to display.

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            5.0

            I would recommend this!

            By Gary the bowler

            from Iron Mountain, Michigan

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Bright LCD
            • Easy To Use
            • Great Image Quality
            • Image Stabilization

            Cons

            • Exposed LCD

            Best Uses

            • Fun
            • Landscape
            • Travel

            Comments about Nikon D60 SLR Digital Camera Kit with 18-55mm VR Lens:

            This camera is easy for the beginner and has many advance features for the advanced user.

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            5.0

            Great camera

            By Traveler

            from Princeton, New Jersey

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Bright LCD
            • Comfortable Controls
            • Easy To Use
            • Fast Shutter Speed
            • Great Image Quality
            • Image Stabilization
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Art
              • Fun
              • Landscape
              • Sports
              • Travel

              Comments about Nikon D60 SLR Digital Camera Kit with 18-55mm VR Lens:

              The product is simple to use and great for beginners. There are so many features on the camera to adjust to your liking. You'll love taking pictures with this camera!

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              5.0

              AWESOME compact camera

              By Rachel the Adventurer

              from Norman, OK

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Bright LCD
              • Comfortable Controls
              • Easy To Use
              • Fast Shutter Speed
              • Great Image Quality
              • Image Stabilization
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

              • Slow Focus

              Best Uses

              • Art
              • Fun
              • Landscape
              • Portraits
              • Travel

              Comments about Nikon D60 SLR Digital Camera Kit with 18-55mm VR Lens:

              I've been using my D60 for everything from portraits to star trails and I've been really impressed by it! The clarity of the shots and the noise reduction is great for longer exposures and the size makes it easy to carry with you in situations where every ounce counts (I've been taking mine back-packing!) Sometimes the auto-focus can be a bit slow which has made me miss a shot or two which was frustrating, but over-all I love this camera and I've been really impressed! I was pleased that the ISO range goes over 1600 and that the aperture goes down to 3.5. This is my first digital SLR and it's been really easy to figure out so I've been shooting everything in manual and loving the results. I would recommend this camera to anyone.

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              5.0

              Great Camera

              By Em

              from Memphis, TN

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Bright LCD
              • Comfortable Controls
              • Easy To Use
              • Fast Shutter Speed
              • Great Image Quality
              • Image Stabilization
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Art
                • Fun
                • Landscape
                • Portraits
                • Travel

                Comments about Nikon D60 SLR Digital Camera Kit with 18-55mm VR Lens:

                This is my first digital camera and I purchased it based on the recommendations of a professional photographer and two other people who own it. It takes beautiful pictures, even for a beginner; the quality of your pictures look like you know what you are doing. After owning and using it for three weeks, I am getting comfortable using the different shuttle speeds and settings. This is a great camera; I highly recommend it.

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                5.0

                great for beginners

                By Firemedic

                from Kansas City

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Image Stabilization

                Cons

                • Poor In Low Light

                Best Uses

                • Fun
                • Landscape
                • Portraits
                • Travel

                Comments about Nikon D60 SLR Digital Camera Kit with 18-55mm VR Lens:

                I use the camera for family portraits, travel and nature photography. It is easy to use and figure out. I did have to adjust the exposure compenstion value to lighten up the pictures even with a flash. Great for casual use. I got the kit with the 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 lens. I would suggest to upgrade and get the 55-200mm for a couple of hundred more. The longer focal length will give you greater range.

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                5.0

                GREAT CAMERA

                By Bill

                from Asheville, NC

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Bright LCD
                • Easy To Use
                • Fast Shutter Speed
                • Great Image Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Fun
                  • Landscape
                  • Sports
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Nikon D60 SLR Digital Camera Kit with 18-55mm VR Lens:

                  I am so impresed with this camera. I do not like the 18-55 mm lense it is too wide angle. I would have prefered the 55-200 mm lense but was told when purchased it was not available with the D60 body. A very easy to use with great pictures. Buy one and you will be very happy. I love doing business with B&H I have been a customer for many years,

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