I hope that either my monitor is not calibrated perfectly or the white balance of the test shots wasn't right on target. On my screen the D60 produces richer, warmer colors, especially the greens and black is black. Kind of Velvia type.
I agree, the long exposure performance is quite disappointing (noise), but can be easily fixed in PS with 'auto levels' or 'black point' calibration.
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When I look at pure clarity/resolution, the D60 beats the D100 and especially the D1x. You can see this really clearly on the photos in the first link of the house. If you look at any of the horizontal windowsills, there is virtually no definition from the D1x but the D60 clearly shows detail.
I understand that Nikon's policy is not to allow reviewers of beta versions of their cameras to post sample pictures - hence we've seen nothing from Phil Askey at DPReview despite the fact he's got a beta D100. Those two Japanese sites are obviously going against Nikon's wishes.
My biggest problem with this situation is that we just don't know enough to pass verdict. Nikon may make changes to the colour balance, sharpening, noise reduction or whatever and this may significantly change the results.
From the posted images it looks to me like the D100 is giving the lowest noise levels at high ISO's, the D1x probably has the most natural colour and the D60 has the greatest apparent resolution, although if you look at the resolution charts it seems to go into moire before the D100 - possibly down to differences in the anti-aliasing filters?
The definitive test will likely be when Phil Askey gets his hands on a production D100 and can release his test shots. We'll get to see a carefully controlled comparison with the D60 then.