Nikon D60 announced
Just a couple of days after the Canon 450D was announced, Nikon made their moved and announced a newer model of their prosumer dSLR series — it’s the 10.2MP Nikon D60.
The last time Nikon released a camera along this line, it was last in August 2007 with the 12.1MP Nikon D3 and the D300. What’s funny is that Nikon also has the D80 so I don’t think the D60 would be anything really that spectacular or surprising considering the nomenclature is sandwiched between the earlier models.
Likewise, the Nikon D60 might somewhat be compared by consumers against the upcoming Rebel XSi by Canon. And to think, Nikon is touting this as the smaller digital SLR ever. So, let’s look at what this baby has got to offer:
– 10.2 Megapixels
– 3 fps continuous shooting
– Active Dust Reduction System with Airflow Control
– 2.5 inch LCD display
– Stop Motion video
– ISO 100 – 1,600
– Shutter Speed 1/4,000 to 30 seconds
Now, compare that to the Canon 450D and see which one’s better.
Nothing much actually except for that snazzy stop motion video. It’s as if Nikon introduced a new model just to say they have something fresh to line up against Canon. No suggested retail price (SRP) yet though.
Nevertheless, this is good news for those Nikon-lovers out there or maybe the ones who are inclined to get a Nikon dSLR soon as this will mean the earlier models will drop in prices.