Nikon D60

Nikon D60

The Nikon D60 SLR Digital Camera has been created for the customer who seeks a camera that combines cutting-edge technology with ease of use and innovative features to produce stunning images. It has a maximum resolution of 10.2 effective Megapixels and incorporates Nikon’s exclusive EXPEED image-processing concept, which is used to maximize image quality while minimizing image processing time.

This enables the D60 to shoot continuously at 3.0 frames per second, power up in less than 0.19 seconds, and have a high ISO sensitivity while being housed in a compact, lightweight body with an ergonomic design that is easy to use.

While using SLR digital cameras, a typical problem is the collection of dust in the picture box, which may be introduced into the camera body when changing lenses, resulting in distracting spots on your photographs.

This potential concern is addressed by an integrated dust reduction technology in the D60, which consists of an Airflow Control System that directs dust away from the picture path and a vibrating, self-cleaning sensor unit that shakes off any leftover dust from the camera’s image sensor.

The D60 is capable of being used in a variety of lighting circumstances because to its wide sensitivity range of ISO 100 to ISO 1600. It also produces vibrant color reproduction and crisp, sharp results in a variety of lighting conditions.

In addition to producing great balanced results owing to Nikon’s advanced i-TTL flash technology, the camera’s built-in Speedlight also supports the use of additional remote-controlled Speedlights through the use of a TTL hot shoe.

The camera will automatically adjust the sensitivity for the best results in order to make it more comfortable to use in locations where flash photography is not permitted.

The Nikon D60 has been developed to make camera operation as simple as possible with the use of a user-friendly design that features a reduced amount of buttons, allowing the photographer to concentrate solely on shooting photographs.

As well as photographic capabilities, the camera has creative functions that are intended to allow for picture optimization and alteration without the need of a computer. Images are optimized via the use of features such as Active D-Lighting (which adjusts for harsh shadows) and the automated correction of false eye color when using the built-in flash.

The automatic generation of stop-motion animation files from a sequence of photos, as well as effects that replicate the employment of optical filters to generate color shading and glittering highlights, are among the additional creative capabilities.

The information shown on the 2.5-inch LCD screen on the rear of the D60 is presented in an easy-to-understand visual user interface, with a choice of three different presentation styles to accommodate all users.

Additionally, the D60 incorporates a built-in orientation sensor, which allows the symbols and numbers on the display to be rotated through 90 degrees to present information in the correct orientation depending on how the camera is held.

Additionally, the D60 incorporates a sensor that automatically turns off the LCD monitor screen when the viewfinder is raised to the photographer’s eye, thereby saving power and preventing any visual distraction while shooting with the viewfinder.

The resolution is 10.2 Megapixels.

With its high-performance 10.2-megapixel DX-format CCD imaging sensor and unique Nikon image processing engine, the Nikon D60 captures images with breathtaking clarity and color that are unlike anything else on the market today. Even with some creative cropping, you’ll be able to print stunningly detailed enlargements up to 20 x 30 inches and even larger than that.

Dust Reduction System with Integrated Control

Two complimentary dust reduction algorithms are employed by the Nikon D60 to ensure that your photographs are clear of distracting areas. In order to prevent internal dust from collecting in front of the image sensor, the camera body incorporates Nikon’s exclusive Airflow Control System, which directs air within the mirror box towards small ducts near its base.

Additionally, when the camera is turned on, the image sensor activates an Imaging Sensor Cleaning function, which uses vibrations to shake dust away from the optical low-pass filter in front of the sensor, preventing it from settling in front of the sensor.

As an added bonus, Nikon experts have engineered the camera body to limit dust entry and to prevent such image-damaging debris from sticking to the filter or being detected by the sensor while you are shooting photographs.

Camera Body that is both compact and lightweight

With a weight of little over 16 ounces, the attractively designed and small D60 makes high-performance digital SLR photography more accessible and easy than ever before. The camera body is ergonomically designed to suit your hand precisely, and the grip and design are well-balanced to provide for simple access to the camera settings.

Excellent Performance & Quick Start-Up

Fast startup, combined with super-fast shutter response and rapid-action shooting at up to 3 frames per second for as many as 100 consecutive JPEG images, makes it simple to freeze special moments instantly and capture high-quality action sequences of children at play, sporting activities such as soccer or baseball, and many other types of subjects.

Nikkor lenses are compatible with this camera.

Each of Nikon’s AF-S/AF-I Nikkor lenses is designed to function smoothly with the D60, and each Nikon lens is built with the highest quality optics and precise mechanics to deliver optimal performance for crisp, consistent results (Autofocus is supported only with AF-S and AF-I CPU lenses, which are equipped with an autofocus motor).

Autofocus in three areas is quick and accurate.

The superior 3-area AF system makes use of Nikon’s patented three-area Multi-CAM 530 AF Sensor Module, as well as enhanced algorithms inherited from more modern Nikon digital SLR cameras, to produce quick, efficient, and precise focusing performance in a variety of lighting conditions.

Increased accuracy is achieved by faster, more consistent subject acquisition and enhanced focus tracking, resulting in consistently clearer photographs.

3D Color Matrix Metering II (also known as 3D Color Matrix Metering I and II).

When shooting in challenging lighting conditions, Nikon’s exclusive 3D Color Matrix Metering II instantly evaluates the brightness, contrast, and colors of any shooting scenario and compares it to a built-in database of over 30,000 actual photographic scenes to calculate precise exposures.

This allows photographers to achieve the best possible results even when shooting in challenging lighting conditions. In addition, for more specific applications, center-weighted and spot metering are both accessible options to choose from.

a broad range of ISO sensitivity

The Nikon D60’s ISO sensitivity can be adjusted from 100 to 1600, allowing it to capture great shots in a variety of tough low-light scenarios without the need of a flash in many cases.

HI-1 mode provides up to 1EV stop of additional exposure above ISO 1600 (equivalent to ISO 3200), and Flash-Off Mode turns off the camera’s flash while increasing its ISO to allow users to easily take pictures in situations where flash photography is not permitted, inappropriate, or to achieve the look that is unique to photographs taken in natural light.

Digital Vari-Program Modes that are simple to utilize

With the eight simple-to-use Digital Vari-Program settings, you can take better pictures in practically any circumstance. Each of the eight modes is meant to compute the optimal parameters for your picture on its own, without the need for human intervention.

You may just select one of the modes (Auto, Auto Flash-OFF), and the camera will adapt itself automatically to create creative shooting as simple as twisting the mode dial. Portrait, landscape and night portrait are some of the modes available.

Image Enhancement Alternatives

The Image Optimization options on the D60 allow photographers to modify color, contrast, and sharpness, as well as other image parameters, depending on the sort of scene or output they want to capture. The following options are available: Normal, Softer, Vivid, More Vivid, Portrait, Custom, and Black and White. Each of these settings is automatically changed based on advanced Nikon algorithms or user-selected parameters to produce the best possible results.

It has an integrated speedlight with i-TTL automatic flash control.

To achieve superior automated flash balancing and provide amazing images, the Nikon i-TTL flash control uses a revolutionary algorithm that analyses flash exposure with remarkable precision.

With the built-in Speedlight, you’ll be able to get gorgeous exposures in low-light scenarios while also providing sparkle for fill flash in outdoor situations for better twilight photographs or an enhanced impact to daytime images.

Adding additional lighting from the built-in Speedlight may make the difference between a mediocre photo and a stunning image in low-light or back-light circumstances. Simply add an optional Nikon Speedlight, such as the Nikon SB-400, to your flash setup to increase your shooting range and creativity.

Video in Stop-Motion

The Nikon D60 is equipped with a stop-motion animation capability that allows users to quickly and simply make an animated film from a series of still photographs. Simply choose the initial and end frames from a sequence of photographs; you can then quickly re-edit the sequence before storing it as a movie by modifying the opening image or eliminating certain frames. Aside from that, there are a variety of sizes and frame rates to pick from.

Color LCD Monitor with a 2.5-inch screen

In addition to having a resolution of around 230,000 pixels, the 2.5-inch Color LCD monitor also features 170° wide-angle viewing capabilities, making it simple to watch from any angle. It is possible to preview photos at up to 19 times magnification thanks to the wide display, which makes it easier to observe playback images and navigate function menus with larger type fonts. Additionally, the display allows for image preview at up to 19 times magnification.

Furthermore, the Orientation Sensor, together with the auto-rotating LCD display function, ensures that the graphic display is automatically oriented horizontally and vertically.


At the touch of a button, the D60’s built-in Help Menu system delivers guidance and directions for every camera option available.

Press the “?” button on the camera’s rear and you’ll get thorough information on certain functions shown on the LCD panel, ensuring that you’re always prepared for anything that may come your way. Furthermore, helpful “assist pictures” aid you in selecting the most appropriate location for your photograph.

Processing of NEF (RAW) images in-camera

NEF (RAW) format images captured by Nikon cameras provide an unprecedented level of creative freedom and control over camera settings – even after the photo has been taken.

Even if you’re pressed for time or unsure of which settings to use, it’s possible to shoot in NEF (RAW) and make modifications later (change the image quality, image size, white balance, or even exposure correction) straight in the camera, without the need for a computer.

Image Editing Right in the Camera

Nikon D-Lighting, Red-Eye Correction, Image Trim, Image Overlay, Monochrome (Black & White, Sepia, and Cyanotype) as well as Skylight, Warm Tone, Color Balance filter effects, Quick Retouch, NEF (RAW) Processing, Cross Star, and Color Intensifier filters are among the many in-camera editing features available through the Retouch Menu.

For people who want to transmit photographs straight to a printer rather than using a computer, these capabilities allow for greater creative flexibility without the need for a computer.

Battery with a long life span

The EN-EL9 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery allows you to capture up to 500 images in single-frame shooting mode (based on CIPA standards), while the optional EH-5 AC Adapter allows you to use the camera for even extended periods of time by supplying additional power to the camera (an AC Adapter Connector EP-5 is required, available separately).

Direct printing simplifies the process of photo printing.

The Nikon D60 is capable of direct printing via the PictBridge interface. You can print pictures directly from your camera using a PictBridge compatible printer and the included USB cable. You don’t even need a computer to do this.

With Capture NX Software, you can process your photographs like a pro (optional)

Photographers will appreciate Nikon’s groundbreaking Capture NX software, which provides them an unprecedented level of control over their photographs.

Because of Nik Software’s patented U Point Technology, Capture NX automates all of the calculations for you, making it the first fully useful editing photography software for photographers of all skill levels.

Nikon D60 Specs

Body typeCompact SLR
Max resolution3872 x 2592
Other resolutions2896 x 1944, 1936 x 1296
Image ratio w:h3:2
Effective pixels10 megapixels
Sensor photodetectors11 megapixels
Sensor sizeAPS-C (23.6 x 15.8 mm)
Sensor typeCCD
ISOAuto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, (plus 3200 with boost)
Boosted ISO (maximum)3200
Image stabilizationNo
Uncompressed formatUnknown
JPEG quality levelsFine (1:4), Normal (1:8), Basic (1:16)
AutofocusPhase DetectMulti-area selective single-pointSingleContinuous
Digital zoomNo
Manual focusYes
Number of focus points3
Lens mountNikon F
Focal length multiplier1.5×
Articulated LCDNo
Screen size2.5″
Screen dots230,000
Touch screenNo
Live viewNo
Viewfinder typeOptical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder coverage95%
Viewfinder magnification0.8× (0.53× 35mm Equiv.)
Minimum shutter speed30 sec
Maximum shutter speed1/4000 sec
Aperture priorityYes
Shutter priorityYes
Built-in flashYes (pop-up)
Flash range12.00 m (at ISO 100)
External flashYes (hot-shoe)
Flash modesAuto, Red-Eye, Slow, Red-Eye Slow, Rear-curtain
Continuous drive3.0 fps
Self-timerYes (2 or 10 sec)
Metering modesMultiCenter-weightedSpot
Exposure compensation±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Storage typesSD/MMC/SDHC card
USBUSB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Remote controlYes (Optional (ML-L3))
Environmentally sealedNo
BatteryBattery Pack
Weight (inc. batteries)522 g (1.15 lb / 18.41 oz)
Dimensions126 x 94 x 64 mm (4.96 x 3.7 x 2.52″)
Orientation sensorYes
Timelapse recordingNo

Nikon D60 Price

in stock
2 new from $599.00
22 used from $88.90
as of October 5, 2022 12:34 pm
in stock
45 used from $119.00
as of October 5, 2022 12:34 pm

About Author


Freelance journalist Corey has been writing about digital photography since 2006, first as a deputy editor and then as the editor of a variety of photographic journals. Featuring expert product reviews and in-depth features

Previous Post

Nikon D600
Next Post

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.