The Nikon D60 SE SLR Digital Camera has been designed for the consumer who wants to combine top technology with user-friendliness and creative features, and this "Special Edition" version has gold-colored hardware components and accesnts for a richer appearance. The D60 provides a resolution of 10.2 effective Megapixels, and incorporates Nikon's exclusive EXPEED image-processing concept, which is utilized to maximize image quality and processing speed - resulting in continuous shooting capability at 3.0 fps, near instant power-up at just 0.19 seconds and high ISO sensitivity, all in a compact, lightweight body with a user-friendly ergonomic design.
A common problem with SLR digital cameras is the accumulation of dust in the cameras image box that can be introduced into the camera body when changing lenses, leading to distracting spots on your images. To combat this potential problem, the D60 includes an integrated dust reduction system which consists of an Airflow Control System that channels dust out of the image path and a vibrating, self-cleaning sensor unit shakes off any remaining dust from the camera's image sensor.
The D60 is capable of use in a range of lighting conditions resulting from a wide sensitivity range of ISO 100 to ISO 1600 and offers vivid color reproduction with clear, sharp results. The camera's built-in Speedlight produces excellent balanced results thanks to Nikon's sophisticated i-TTL flash system, and also allows the use of additional remote-controlled Speedlights via a TTL Hot Shoe. For convenient use in places where flash photography is not allowed, the camera will set the sensitivity automatically for the best results.
The Nikon D60 is designed to simplify camera operation with a user-friendly design that includes a reduced number of buttons to allow the photographer to concentrate on taking pictures. The camera also offers creative features that are designed to allow the optimization and adjustment of images without the need for a computer. Image optimization is achieved through functions like Active D-Lighting (which compensates for strong shadows), and the automatic correction of false eye color when using the built-in flash. Additional creative features include the automated creation of stop-motion animation files from a sequence of images, and effects that simulate the use of optical filters to produce color shading and sparkling highlights.
The 2.5-inch LCD screen on the back of the D60 presents information using an easy to understand graphic user interface, with a choice of three types of presentation style to suit all users. The camera also incorporates a built-in orientation sensor so the symbols and numbers in the display can be rotated through 90 degrees to present information in the correct orientation according to how the camera is being held, and the D60 includes a sensor that turns off the LCD monitor screen automatically when the viewfinder is raised to the photographer's eye - thereby saving power and preventing any visual distraction when shooting with the viewfinder.