nikon d60 100 off at costco???

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by SMkdesigns, Dec 5, 2008.

  1. SMkdesigns macrumors regular

    Oct 2, 2007
    $699.99 after $150 Savings
    Nikon D60 10.2MP 2.5"
    18-55 VR & 55-200 VR
    3 Frames Per Second
    3-Area AF
    3D Color Matrix Metering
    comes with nikon carrying case
    2 dvds
    and 50 costco prints

    this package deal goes for 849 with a 150 instant rebate through Nikon.

    However in the costco connection magazine there is a coupon for 100 off the nikon d60

    however when i went to costco, they were unsure about there own coupon. Saying that there is already a discount for 150 so that coupon does nothing. However ever store offers that same kit for 699 as the instant rebate is from nikon.
    therefore i believe this coupon is supposed to work and i was the first one to attempt to use it.
    Have any of you guys tired this coupon from the costco connection. it would make a amazing deal making it 600 for the kit.

    Just letting everyone out there know about this deal and about the coupon that costco just released.

    However i do have one major problem, that is the NIKON D90, if i am going to be paying 750 for the nikon d60 kit. It triggering me to think maybe i should get the nikon d90 over the d60. I know about all the features is overs and the hd movie mode. However i did take it into thought that maybe it would be better to wait for a updated dslr that has perfected the moive mode in the near future. I only use NIKON. Or spend the extra cash and get the nikon d90 as i would love to use that movie mode occasionally and the bracketing feature for HDR and alot of other stuff.
    i do like the nikon d60 size, i beieve i do anyways when using it at the store, but i have not used it outside of a store.
    the d60 seems to to be a great camera and takes amazing pictures, it seems a little sluggish, but that might just be me bring picky. I would be doing HDR portraits landscapes up close, snowboarding sports, DOF everything. i consider myself a inspiring to be pro lol..

    i am just lost. and would like some help deciding.
    thanks and check out the coupons for those of you that use costco
  2. gkarris macrumors 604


    Dec 31, 2004
    "No escape from Reality..."
    When I was shopping for a DSLR, the D60 with the single VR lens was $599, so I guess the above price for a 2 lens kit seems right.

    Doesn't look like the 2nd lens is a VR, so for a $100 more it seems okay.
  3. SMkdesigns thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 2, 2007
    yes the kit is actually two vr lenses. Also if the coupon does not work, online the kit is 649
  4. SMkdesigns thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 2, 2007
    nm turns out! the one on costcos website for 649 seems to lack the VR on the 55 to 200 and also lacks the case and stuff you would get as costco
  5. CarlsonCustoms macrumors 6502

    Mar 5, 2007
    figures this stuff would go on sale... just bought a D60 at newegg a few weeks ago.

  6. SMkdesigns thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 2, 2007
    what did you pay for the d60 and do you like it. i am really considering the d60 over the d90 mainly for the money issue and ill have room to grow into it before i upgrade to something else. Plus costco 90 return policy amazing.
  7. Phrasikleia macrumors 601


    Feb 24, 2008
    Over there------->
    I think the D90 is a much better value. The internal focusing motor and movie mode alone make it worth the extra money.
  8. SMkdesigns thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 2, 2007
    yea the nikon d90 looks great however i dont want to pay that much money for it.
    the d60 looks like a great camera and can take some great pictures
  9. CarlsonCustoms macrumors 6502

    Mar 5, 2007
    I'll admit I'm no pro but I was going to get the D40 but decided to get one step up to the D60.. its been great so far for me. I paid $589 but that probably wasn't the BEST deal. I was ordering nearly $4000 of stuff from newegg on that order and didn't want to mess around with multiple vendors so I just went with newegg.

  10. SMkdesigns thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 2, 2007
    well i am leaning towards the d90, however if i was going to buy the d90 i would buy the body buy it self for 879 fom amazon. they get a lens from christmas. versus the d60 kit for 699 with 18 55 vr and the 55 200 vr and a bag.

    what do you guys think
  11. luminosity macrumors 65816


    Jan 10, 2006
    The D60 is no step up from the D40. It's more pixels packed onto the same sensor and it still lacks an internal autofocus motor.
  12. SMkdesigns thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 2, 2007
    18 55 vr
    55 200 vr
    nikon carrying case with nikon school dvds
    2gb memory card 699 (costco 90 return policy)
    i mean is that 55 200 vr lenses worth the money, or should i just buy the d60 with the 18 55 lense for 519 and put the other money towards a different lense
    i was looking at getting the d90 body alone for 879 but i am going to go with the d60 i am pretty sure.
    just wondering if i should get the package kit deal or skip it..

  13. luminosity macrumors 65816


    Jan 10, 2006
    Either get something like a D50 or save up for a D90. You want an internal autofocus body, even if you don't know it yet.
  14. wgr73 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 31, 2005
    New Mexico
    Well, im not to sure about this. I was in the market to buy a DSLR too...I was in the same boat as the OP. I went with the d60. Reason being is that Nikkor/Nikon is starting to make the lenses AF-S. There is now a lot more of a variety. Sure the older lenses cannot be used with auto-focus but they are making a lot on new ones that can. Also, I set a price limit (like the OP)...obviously the more I look the more i'd like to raise the limit. OP, what I suggest you do is stick to your price range. The D60 is a superb camera! When you grow like you mentioned, then look at buying a different body (unless you can afford one now). Otherwise, I'd just stick to buying lenses...thats the majority of the $$$ Hope this helps ;)

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