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to D60 or not to D60?

Discussion in 'Nikon DX DSLR Forum' started by DougD50, Aug 8, 2009.

  1. DougD50

    DougD50

    97
    Aug 29, 2006
    I currently have a nice point n shoot (LX3) so that I can carry with me everywhere due to its small size. Having been spoiled by the image quality and performance of DSLR, I'm thinking about trading the LX3 for a D60 as a carry everywhere camera. Don't get me wrong, I'm not bashing the LX3. However the image quality of the D60 and focus speed is a step up. I also understand that the D60 is much bigger. Your input is much appreciated.
    Doug
     
  2. Being a D60 owner myself IMHO, go for the new D3000....It's only around $50 more than the D60 and gives a bit more features (such as 11 autofocus points vs 3 in the D60).

    Hope this helps! :smile:
     
  3. DougD50

    DougD50

    97
    Aug 29, 2006
    Thanks for the input. due to its size, do you find it a nuisance to carry it around?
     
  4. I also have the D60, i like it but personally id say go for the D80 if you can, or just get a D40 for now then save up for a good camera like the D300 :biggrin:

    Edit: and the size is fine to carry around
     
  5. Well, since I only have one other lense besides the 18-55VR kit one, I'd say "nope"...:redface:
     
  6. DougD50

    DougD50

    97
    Aug 29, 2006
    Thanks for the input Charlie. I currently have the D300 and 17-55 2.8. Due to the size and weight of this combo, it stays at home for the most part. I'm hoping that the D60+18-55 vr will be small and light enough to lug everywhere.
     
  7. Masa

    Masa

    991
    Feb 27, 2006
    San Jose, CA
    I already had the D700 and the D200, when I bought the D60 about 8 months ago. I bought it for the same reason as yours.

    The D60 + the 18-55VR kit lens actually produce pretty nice picstures. A few days ago, I just checked the Exif to see the number of pics taken with the D60 (less than 1,400) and the D700 (almost 24,000). I was surprised by the numbers. The D700 was only 2 months older than the D60.

    I keep the D60 in my car all the time, but I guess I don't use it much. You should make sure that you're going to use it, before you buy.

    That being said, I'm thinking about upgrading the D60 to the D5000 for my P&S purpose for the following reasons.

    - more focus points
    - better high ISO
    - RGB histogram
     
  8. SP77

    SP77

    Jun 4, 2007
    Rockville, MD
    Any D40 class body (40/40x/60/3000/5000) + a small lens like the 18-55vr or 35/1.8 is a great carry around combo.
     
  9. I am picking up a D3000 for my wife. I think the feature set is a little nicer then the D60 but the same size and about the same price.
     
  10. Agreed 100%
     
  11. DougD50

    DougD50

    97
    Aug 29, 2006
    Thanks everyone. The decision has been made. a D60+18-55 vr combo is on the way. I would have gotten the D3000, except the D60 can be had for a song right now. I paid $416 for this refurbished combo vs. the D3000 combo at $599.
     
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