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Factsheet              D60  pictures
Availability Yes
replaces D40x
Megapixels 10.2 CCD
List Price £450 body, Feb 08
Introduced 2008
Specification See below on this page
Instruction Manual Link


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also see
DP Review
Ken Rockwell
Outback Photo
Camera Labs
Computer Active

Test Runs

D60 Digital SLR Test: Sample Image Gallery - DigitalReview.ca


Nikon D60 Versus Nikon D40X and D40 Side by Side Feature Comparison - DigitalReview.ca

Comparison between a Nikon D80 vs D60 vs D40 - Which one should you buy?

Nikon D60 vs Nikon D40x - Which one is right for you? Blogalicious


Main features (from Nikon)

  • Compact body, ergonomically designed to fit in your hand naturally and comfortably.
  • Superior image quality thanks to 10.2 megapixels and Nikon’s exclusive EXPEED concept for high-quality enlargements, fine detail and smooth tonal reproduction
  • Nikon Integrated Dust Reduction System includes original Airflow Control System and Image Sensor Cleaning for protection against dust
  • Active D-Lighting automatically compensates highlighted or shadowy areas while you shoot, creating images with natural contrast– even in difficult lighting
  • Advanced three-point AF system offers fast, efficient and precise autofocus
  • Nikon 3D Color Matrix Metering II for ideal exposures in almost any lighting situation
  • Quick 0.19-second power-up to respond to every photographic opportunity
  • Fast continuous shooting mode enables up to 100 JPEG images (FINE L-size or smaller) at 3 frames* per second
    *The fastest frame rates can be achieved by choosing manual focus, rotating the mode dial to S or M and selecting a shutter speed of 1/250 s. or faster, using defaults for all other settings
  • A wide variety of Retouch Menus, including Quick Retouch, Stop-motion Movie and NEF (RAW) Processing to create duplicate images with amazing photo effects within the camera
  • A large 2.5-in. LCD monitor with viewing angle of approx. 170 degrees in all directions
  • Practical information display with choices of color variations in three formats: Classic, Graphic and Wallpaper. Can also be displayed in vertical position
  • Handy assist images that help photographers select the right camera settings
  • The new Eye Sensor turns off the LCD monitor automatically when you look through the viewfinder
  • Bright and clear viewfinder with 0.8x magnification for precise composition
  • Long-life rechargeable lithium-ion battery that allows up to 500 images* with the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR on a single charge (*CIPA standards)
  • Eight Digital Vari-Programs that adjust camera settings automatically for incredible scene-specific pictures
  • Built-in flash with Nikon’s dependable i-TTL flash control
  • Supports the Nikon Creative Lighting System when using the SB-800, SB-600, SB-400, SB-R200 or the Wireless Close-Up Speedlight system R1C1. Offers accurate exposures via i-TTL flash
  • Included Nikon ViewNX software makes browsing and organizing your images easy
  • Capture NX software (optional) for amazingly simple and creative photo editing, thanks to U Point™ technology, by Nik Software Inc.

Our Notes

  • Small easy to carry camera, with minimal controls, but easily set using the rear panel. Its not as quick to operate as the larger models with controls more easily available.

  • Makes a great small second camera to carry in your handbag or briefcase, also a good choice as a first camera for a teen  interested in photography but not the budget to support it.

  • This camera replaced the D40x, but has a self cleaning sensor. If you have a D40x, there  are few advantage in upgrading except for this, although the active d-lighting feature is useful.

  • It wont auto focus some lenses that models above will, as its has no mechanical drive for the focus, so lenses have to be able to focus with inbuilt motors in the lens. Silent wave lenses are OK. If moving from a film camera its likely your lenses wont work with this camera, but would with models above.

  • If getting one, get the kit, rather than body alone as there is small lightweight zoom to go with it.


Effective pixels 10.2 million
Image sensor 23.6 x 15.8 mm CCD sensor, total pixels: 10.75 million
Image size (pixels) 3,872 x 2,592 [L], 2,896 x 1,944 [M], 1,936 x 1,296 [S]
ISO sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index) ISO 100 - 1,600 in steps of 1 EV. Can also be set to approx. 1 EV (ISO 3200 equivalent) above ISO 1600
Media SD memory cards, SDHC compliant
Monitor 2.5-in., approx. 230k-dot, low-temperature polysilicon TFT LCD, brightness adjustment and with automatic defeat via Eye Sensor
Exposure metering 3D Color Matrix Metering II, Center-Weighted and Spot Metering
Exposure modes Digital Vari-program (Auto, Auto [flash off], Portrait, Landscape, Child, Sports, Close up, Night portrait), Programmed auto (P) with flexible program, Shutter-priority auto (S), Aperture-priority auto (A), Manual (M)
Interface Hi-Speed USB, Data transfer protocol: MTP, PTP
Power sources One Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL9, AC Adapter EH-5a (optional, used with optional Power Connector EP-5)
Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 126 x 94 x 64 mm (5.0 x 3.7 x 2.5 in.)
Weight Approx. 495 g (1 lb. 1 oz.) without battery, memory card or body cap



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