Following a brief flurry of rumors and leaks, Nikon today announced its newest entry-level digital SLR camera, the Nikon D60, a step up from the D40x which preceded it.
The D60 offers 10.2 megapixels, 2.5-inch LCD, Nikonâ€™s exclusive EXPEED image-processing concept, in-camera editing functions, active D-lighting and a 3-area auto focus system. It features a self-cleaning sensor unit that shakes off dust, coupled with an airflow system designed to channel dust away from the sensor.
The new camera also offers continuous shooting at 3fps, near instant power-up in just 0.19 seconds and high ISO sensitivity, all in a compact, lightweight body that will be familiar to users of the D40/D40x.
The Nikon D60 standard kit comes with the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR lens which offers 3x zoom with a focal range of 27mm to 82.5mm (35mm-format equivalent). This is a new version of Nikonâ€™s 18-55mm lens that now includes an anti-shake (Vibration Reduction) feature.