Compare and review the Nikon D60 to the Nikon D40
The Nikon D60s is an update to the Nikon D40. On the surface, the cheaper, entry-level D40 is very similar to the Nikon D60, with the primary difference being the higher resolution of the Nikon D60. the D40 has 6 Megapixels versus 10.2 in the D60. However, dig a little deeper and you will find the D40 has some other advantages, including:
- the base sensitivity of the Nikon D40 is 200 rather than 100 ISO. This is crucial for fans of action photography.
- it comes with the Nikon D50’s unusually fast flash sync speed of 1/500. You can compare this to the 1/200 flash sync speed of the Nikon D60, as well as most other non-pro DSLRs.
Reviews show that in the Nikon D60’s favor are :
- active D-Lighting
- it features anti-dust system and facilities
- eye-sensors able to switch the screen off when you are composing a shot
- stop motion recording
- the D60 has rotating screen information
- most important feature of all is the option to buy the Nikon D60 with a stabilized kit lens
For most users, it comes down to the question of whether they want 10.2 Megapixels and that stabilized kit lens. If so, we recommend you go for the D60. If you do not, save yourself the money and buy the cheaper Nikon D40 DSLR. Always remember that you can buy a better stabilized lens sometime in the future.