Having problems with your Nikon D60 Digital Camera with 18-55mm lens ?

Nikon D60 use of Display to take pictures rather than view finder

\015 I cannot use the display to take a picture on my Nikon D60 like I can on basic point-and-shoot cameras. I have to use the view finder. Why is that?\015

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The Nikon D60 does not have "live view" capability, so you'll need to use the viewfinder to frame you shots. If you need "live view" capability, consider purchasing the D80 or D90 instead with offer the feature...
The D60, like many SLR cameras assume you will use the viewfinder. The veiwfinder is really the way to use a good camera as it let you frame better, blocks the outside light that makes a LCD screen hard to use and means the camera is stabilized because you arms are closer to your body. BUT since we now have a generation of people used to using the LCD, who don't know how to use a veiwfinder, newer cameras are using so called "live view".
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Nikon D60 use of Display to take pictures rather than view finder

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