Background and Identification
The Nikon D60 is a 10.2-megapixel Nikon F-mount digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) camera released in January 2008. The D60 is the successor to the entry-level Nikon D40x.
The D60 features Nikon’s EXPEED image processor that was introduced in the higher-end Nikon D3 and D300. Like some other entry-level Nikon digital single-lens reflect cameras, the D60 does not include an in-body autofocus motor. Fully automatic autofocus requires the use of a lens with an integrated autofocus motor. The camera’s electronic rangefinder can be used to manually adjust the focus with any other lenses.
Compared to the previous D40, the D60 includes stop-motion movie creation, Nikon EI-137 processor, a self-cleaning sensor unit, and an air-flow control system that reduces the amount of dust that reaches the camera’s sensor. It also includes a kit lens with optical image stabilization for the same kit price as the D40. The D60 also features a manual flipping built-in flash with GN 12/39 (meters/feet) at ISO 100 with 1/200 second maximum x-sync speed and a combination of automatic red-eye reduction, slow synchronization, and rear curtain.
The Nikon D60’s body is similar to the D40’s with the placement of several key buttons being the main difference. The Nikon D60 has no secondary display on top of the body (which is generally common in higher-end DSLRs) but displays shutter speed, f-number, and other information on the LCD screen.
Type: Digital single-lens reflex
Lens: Interchangeable Nikon F-mount
- Sensor: 23.6 x 15.8 mm Nikon DX-format RGB CCD sensor, 1.5 × FOV crop
- Maximum resolution: 3872 x 2592 (10.2 million effective pixels)
- Film speed: ISO 100-1600, with ISO 3200 as "High ISO"
- Storage media: Secure Digital
- Focus modes: Manual, Single-shot AF, Continuous AF, Automatic AF Selection (AF operation subject to lens compatibility)
- Focus areas: 3 zone selectable: single area, dynamic area, closest subject
- Exposure modes: Automatic, Portrait, Landscape, Child, Sport, Closeup, Night Portrait, Manual, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, Programmed Auto, Stop Motion
- Exposure metering: TTL full-aperture exposure metering system
- Metering modes: Spot, Center-Weighted, Matrix
- Flash: Built-in TTL Speedlight with Hotshoe (e.g. for the matching SB-400 Speedlight)
- Flash bracketing: +1/-3 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 steps
- Shutter: Combined mechanical and CCD electronic shutter
- Shutter speed range: 1/4000 to 30 seconds, bulb; 1/200 flash X-sync
- Continuous shooting: 3 frame/s
Viewfinder: Optical TTL
- White balance: Automatic, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Direct Sunlight, Flash, Cloudy, Shade, Preset (Custom)
- LCD screen: 2.5 inch
- Battery: Nikon EN-EL family
- Optional battery packs: Nikon k EN-EL9 Lithium-Ion
- 495 g without battery
- 522 g with EN-EL9 battery
- 787 g with battery and Nikon DX 18-55mm 1:3.5-5.6 VR kit lens
- Dimensions: Approx. 126 x 94 x 64 mm (5.0 x 3.7 x 2.5 in.)