Nikon D60 Scores With Adrants


As part of an outreach program where cameras are given to ... ahem ... those with an audience, Nikon sent Adrants a compact digital D60 SLR to use at the ad:tech conference in San Francisco. Without sounding like some lame PayPerPost post, the camera is really great. It takes some of the best quality images we've ever been able to publish here.

Prior to using the D60, the Casio Exilim was our camera of choice. It's decent, and the fact it slips into a pocket makes it perfect to carry around at a conference or out at night without looking like a full-blown professional photographer. However, it's amazing how differently people react when you lift up a "real " camera as opposed to something the size of a credit card. Suddenly you are legit rather than some sleazy dude trying to catch shots of hot women in a nightclub. The D60 gives you cred! People pose! People mug! People think, "Oooo, where will I be published?"

But while Nikon's D60 SLR probably has more features than anyone other than a professional photographer would ever begin to use, that fact it takes huge, crystal clear, 3872 X 2592 sized 10MP pictures makes images easy to work with when you sit down to edit them. You can crop just the tiniest part of the photo, eliminating all evidence of one's horrible framing skills, and end up with a still very big, very clear and very publishable image. Check out the photos we took with the D60 at ad:tech here, here and here.

We thank the folks over at MWW Group for coordinating the camera loan with us. To be clear, for you transparency types, no money changed hands. No one asked that anything be written about the experience with the camera. Everything written here is pure opinion.

by Steve Hall    Apr-22-08   Click to Comment   
Topic: Industry Events, Opinion, Word of Mouth   

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What a missed opportunity! If they had skipped it and gone to D69 it would have gotten loads more press. I favourite camera mod will be to change the 0 on the camera to a 9 in the near future.

Posted by: Tim on April 22, 2008 11:56 AM

I can attest -- your photos from ad:tech did indeed look mahvelous, dahling. Maybe you can score a new Red One for your vlog footage. :^)

Cheers! -- Roger D.

Posted by: Roger D. on April 22, 2008 1:47 PM

You lucky, lucky, lucky sod!

Posted by: Dan on April 23, 2008 3:00 AM

Hi Nikon, send one over here too.

Posted by: omer rosen on April 23, 2008 2:37 PM

No doubt. I just got the D40 (6.1 MP) and the pictures from my trip to Anguilla were fantastic! Well worth the $$$

Posted by: Jon on April 24, 2008 9:29 AM

No doubt. I just got the D40 (6.1 MP) and the pictures from my trip to Anguilla were fantastic! Well worth the $$$

Posted by: Jon on April 24, 2008 9:29 AM

No doubt. I just got the D40 (6.1 MP) and the pictures from my trip to Anguilla were fantastic! Well worth the $$$

Posted by: Jon on April 24, 2008 9:29 AM

Nah, you just wrote a lame post all on your own.

MWW Group should have picked someone who could give a "real" review, not some three paragraph filler post in which you slam another company.

Posted by: Jules on May 12, 2008 2:54 PM

Umm, Jules, I'm not a professional photographer or a photography journalist. That's not what Nikon nor MWW are after. That's old school. They want actual people from all walks of life to experience the camera and, if they so choose, to comment on their experience with the camera as they see fit.

If they want a "real" review as you allude to, they would have simply sent the camera to photog sites and mags. No doubt they do anyway. Nikon and MWW are doing something here with this program that extends the "normal" sort of coverage they would get and coverage that goes beyond a speeds and feeds (to use computer terminology) review.

My comparison to my Casio camera was an honest take on how I view the two cameras. Its not a slam on Casio. I love my Casio. It takes fine pictures and I can slide the thing into my pocket like a cell phone rather than lug it around on a big ass neck strap looking like a geeky photographer. Nikon SLRs suck because their cameras are too big. How's that for a reverse product slam? Fair enough?

Posted by: Steve Hall on May 12, 2008 5:06 PM

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