Nikon D60 is announced

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by Neil Harrington, Jan 29, 2008.

  1. Neil Harrington

    RichA Guest

    What kind of idiot would do this? I suggest to anyone looking at this
    feature, go buy a frigging video camera, they cost next to nothing,
    and you can cavort with the rest of your "kind."
    RichA, Jan 30, 2008
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  2. RichA wrote:
    Plenty of people ask here how to make an animation from a sequence of
    still DSLR images. This camera does it for you.

    Yes, if you want video-rate movies you can use a low-cost small-sensor
    camera instead (and you'd probably take that along in any case as a backup
    for your DSLR).

    David J Taylor, Jan 30, 2008
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  3. The page currently says:

    "I suspect Nikon has introduced the D60 to replace the D40x, and slots the
    D60 under the D80 and above the D40."

    David J Taylor, Jan 30, 2008
  4. Neil Harrington

    Gizmo. Guest

    It's a short cut to wiping out the shutter mechanism ;o)
    Gizmo., Jan 30, 2008
  5. I doubt it was a mistake. Most likely the production runs of D40 and D40x
    were completed some time ago, existing stocks are getting sold off, and
    rather than make another run of either in its original form they made some
    improvements and are marketing it as a new model. Makes sense to me. . . .
    Depending on the price point of course.

    Neil Harrington, Jan 30, 2008
  6. Neil Harrington

    Private Guest

    I find it interesting that all the other information is now available on
    various Nikon websites except for price. I speculate that the announcement
    was ready and expected press date was pushed up from the start of PMA due to
    the leaks and rummors, but that the SRP will depend on what other new models
    are announced at PMA. I have heard about a new Canon 450? which is said to
    compete but I have no feature or price information to compare.

    The original leak said that the D40 would continue to be sold but that the
    D40x would only be available in Japan. I note that the Canadian website
    continues to list the D40 and D40x bodies and kits, but that the D40x has
    not been available for shipment this year, and that the current SRP prices
    have not changed.

    I had wanted to purchase a D40x but suspect that I will need to wait till
    the dust settles. Any strategy or advice welcome.
    Private, Jan 30, 2008
  7. Neil Harrington

    frederick Guest

    IMO it's a mistake although what you point out might make sense from an
    engineering/production POV.

    Take a look now, and there are so many new models, Pentax/Samsung,
    Olympus, and now Sony that I've lost track of model numbers. "Only"
    10mp and no liveview is really "old hat". Nikon have nothing with
    liveview and over 10mp except for the expensive D300 (&D3). It will be
    an interesting year. IMO Nikon will be toast in consumer dslr sales if
    they don't announce release of an updated D80 soon.

    They can only hope to sell on the Nikon name, and good value offerings
    in consumer & "kit" lenses.
    frederick, Jan 30, 2008
  8. That's interesting. I wonder why.

    Checking just now I see that Adorama and Beach Camera both have the D40x for
    sale, presumably in stock since they don't say otherwise, though Beach only
    lists it as "body only." Adorama has it with various lens choices. I haven't
    checked any other sellers but assume if those two have it probably others

    Neil Harrington, Jan 30, 2008
  9. Neil Harrington

    bob Guest

    at 3fps, it's over thirty seconds of video.[/QUOTE]

    3 fps is not "video"...
    No, it's intended to be a 'stop motion' camera... DSLRs are very popular for
    that task because they give HD quality results, as opposed to P&S crap.
    bob, Jan 31, 2008
  10. Neil Harrington

    bob Guest

    It's not for taking video, it's for making 'stop action' animations - very
    popular these days with DSLRs.

    I know 2 people doing this, one uses a D70, the other uses film...
    bob, Jan 31, 2008
  11. Neil Harrington

    bob Guest

    My nephew does this in collage with a D70... I'll have to ask how his shutter is
    holding out!

    Whats it cost to replace the shutter is the question...
    bob, Jan 31, 2008
  12. Neil Harrington

    Paul Furman Guest

    I love time lapse.
    (D200: 70,667 actuations)
    Paul Furman, Jan 31, 2008
  13. Neil Harrington

    Chris Savage Guest

    Stop-motion collage? How does that work then, any examples online?
    Chris Savage, Jan 31, 2008
  14. Neil Harrington

    bob Guest

    Ha! that's creative spelling! Should be college..... or perhaps university...

    There are TONS of sites dealing with this these days, it's very popular. I've
    made hardware to hold the camera, and move it in miniature scale, a miniature
    table-top camera dolly for a dslr.
    bob, Feb 1, 2008
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