Nikon D60

NEW NIKON D60 DIGITAL SLR CAMERA MAKES CAPTURING BEAUTIFUL PICTURES FUN AND EASYrn

Press Release

Nikon, Inc., today introduced the new D60
digital SLR camera, which provides consumers with stunning picture
quality and versatility in an easy-to-use, compact camera design. The
D60 joins Nikon’s award-winning line of D-series digital SLR cameras
and shares a form factor similar to the D40 – Nikon’s smallest D-SLR
camera ever. With 10.2 effective megapixels and a wealth of innovative
and user-friendly features, the D60 enables both photo enthusiasts and
those new to digital SLR photography to capture incredible images like
never before.

“The Nikon D60 makes stepping up to digital SLR photography easy for
anyone, but is also a wonderful choice for photo enthusiasts looking
for remarkable performance in a compact package,” said Edward Fasano,
general manager for marketing, SLR System Products at Nikon, Inc. “This
model, like the wildly popular Nikon D40, greatly simplifies use and
builds confidence in the user. With a host of innovative features, such
as a visually intuitive LCD information display, Nikon’s highly
regarded EXPEED image processing concept, new dual dust reduction
countermeasures, in-camera editing tools and exciting creative options,
the D60 enhances the picture-taking experience for picture-takers of
all skill levels.”

Users will immediately appreciate the D60’s fast 0.18-second
start-up time and split-second shutter response, which combine to
eliminate the frustration of shooting lag – a common issue with many
point-and-shoot digital cameras. With a fast and accurate autofocus and
the ability to shoot continuously at up to three pictures-per-second,
the D60 faithfully captures pictures that other cameras often miss. The
D60 does all this while delivering extraordinarily vivid and detailed
pictures, ensuring that fleeting expressions, special moments and
memorable events are captured beautifully.

Nikon D60

Packaged with Nikon’s new AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR image
stabilization lens, the D60 camera and lens outfit delivers striking
image sharpness. What’s more, Nikon’s proprietary VR (Vibration
Reduction) image stabilization technology also dramatically reduces
blur caused when shooting handheld pictures, especially in low light.

The camera’s 10.2 megapixel CCD sensor delivers crisp,
high-resolution images with astounding color and clarity, while Nikon’s
advanced 3-D Color Matrix Metering II ensures that images are exposed
beautifully and automatically, even in challenging lighting conditions.
Additionally, Nikon’s new digital image processing concept, EXPEED,
delivers smooth tones and accurate color for vibrant pictures and
flattering portraits.

Nikon D60

The D60 also offers consumers comprehensive in-camera functionality,
such as Active D-lighting. Through this innovative Nikon feature, the
camera can, with the option selected, further optimize shadow and
highlight detail-as pictures are taken. Shots that once required
adjustment with photo editing software can now go straight to the
printer, bypassing the computer altogether.

For added fun and creativity while reducing or helping to eliminate
time spent manipulating pictures later, the D60’s In-camera Retouch
Menu enables users to accomplish a wide variety of tasks without a
computer. The D60 offers new in-camera editing capabilities, including
adjustable cross-screen star effects, color-intensifying filters as
well as D-lighting, Red-eye correction, Image Trim and more. The D60’s
Stop-Motion Movie mode is a D-SLR first that enables users to create
stop-animation movie clips from a series of as many as 100 consecutive
JPEG picture files. More experienced photographers will also enjoy
shooting in the lossless NEF (RAW) format, and then adjusting image
parameters, such as size, format, and white balance, all within the
camera.

Nikon D60 Sensor unit

While many cameras now feature a dust cleaning function, the D60
takes this idea one step further. In addition to offering an Image
Sensor Cleaning function that quickly and silently shakes off specks of
image degrading dust, the camera also minimizes the dust that can come
into contact with the sensor through a unique Airflow Control System.
This design works to channel particles away from the sensor with every
click of the shutter, resulting in even further reduction of dust
particles and the spots they can leave on pictures.

Ergonomically designed with intuitively placed controls, the D60 is
a camera that’s compact and ready to go wherever life leads. It also
features a new power conserving Eye Sensor that turns the big 2.5-inch
color LCD monitor on and off automatically when the user alternates
between taking pictures and reviewing camera settings.

A customizable LCD monitor user interface rounds out the D60’s
convenient features, as users can create their own wallpapers and
adjust color settings to adapt to their preferences. The D60’s design
also supports Eye-Fi memory card functionality, enabling the convenient
wireless transfer of images from the D60 to a computer, when using
Eye-Fi memory cards.* Additionally, photos can be securely written to
readily available SD cards, high-capacity SDHC cards and Eye-Fi memory
cards, offering users a range of data storage options.

The D60 will be packaged with the 3x zoom AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm
f/3.5-5.6G VR lens and will be available throughout the United States
beginning in February 2008. Pricing information will be available
approximately 30 days prior to sales availability. For more
information, please visit www.nikonusa.com .

About Nikon

Nikon, At the Heart of the Image(TM). Nikon Inc. is the world leader in
digital imaging, precision optics and photo imaging technology and is
globally recognized for setting new standards in product design and
performance for its award-winning consumer and professional
photographic equipment. Nikon Inc. distributes consumer and
professional digital SLR cameras, NIKKOR optics, Speedlights and system
accessories; Nikon COOLPIX® compact digital cameras; COOLSCAN® digital
film scanners; 35mm film SLR cameras; Nikon software products and Nikon
sports and recreational optics. Nikon D Series digital SLR cameras are
recognized as “Highest in Customer Satisfaction with digital SLR
cameras,” according to the latest J.D. Power and Associates 2007
digital Camera Satisfaction Study. Nikon Corporation, the parent
company of Nikon Inc., recently celebrated its 90th anniversary and
announced the production of over 40 million NIKKOR SLR interchangeable
lenses. For more information, dial (800) NIKON-US or visit http://www.nikonusa.com, which links all levels of photographers to the Web’s most comprehensive photo learning and sharing communities.

*Support refers to extension of power while transferring images, and is not an assurance of quality.

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