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5.0 out of 5 stars Brill!, 20 Mar 2008
This review is from: Nikon D60 Digital SLR Camera - Black (AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6G VR) (discontinued by manufacturer) (Electronics)
Bought this a week ago and have been using it since.

Upgraded from Film SLR and a few compacts. Its very intuitive and more than enough for what I need to use it for.

From what I've been doing I can tell you:

Pros:

It handles low light extremely well
The lense is very good, even pulling off macro to a certain extent
Its very quick to learn how to use
Whether in auto or manual modes you will never get lost on controls
Excellent quality, even if you need to zoom right into images
Default colour balance is very nice

Cons:
VR lense is a bit of a gimic in my opinion. It doesn't do anything groundbreaking over a lense without it. I certainly wouldn't spend on a VR lense in the future.
No Live View
Doesn't have a powersaving function to switch the camera off when you forget to (which I do a lot!)
Only 3 autofocus areas - whereas its (lowerpriced) rival has at least 9. This is my biggest disappointment, but may not bother some of you.
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Initial post: 30 Mar 2008 11:15:33 BDT
Last edited by the author on 30 Mar 2008 11:17:03 BDT
A. Simmons says:
I think you're right about the VR, it's only really useful at long focal lengths; 55mm is not a very long focal length. Nevertheless it's a much better lens than the kit-one which comes with the equivalent Canon offering (EOS 400D).
As for the powersave, the camera should goto standby after 10 seconds or so (can be changed in options). Whilst in standby it doesn't consume any power. Consider the On/Off switch on DSLR's as more of a safety-catch than anything else.
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