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The Nikon D60 is a 10.2-megapixel Nikon F-mount digital single-lens reflex camera announced in January 2008. The D60 succeeds the entry-level Nikon D40x. It features the Nikon EXPEED image processor introduced in the higher-end Nikon D3 and D300.

Nikon D60
Nikon D60 body front.jpg
Overview
TypeDigital single-lens reflex
Lens
LensInterchangeable Nikon F-mount
Sensor/medium
Sensor23.6 x 15.8 mm Nikon DX format RGB CCD sensor, 1.5 × FOV crop
Maximum resolution3872 x 2592 (10.2 million effective pixels)
ASA/ISO rangeISO 100-1600, with ISO 3200 as "High ISO"
StorageSecure Digital
Focusing
Focus modesManual, Single shot AF, Continuous AF, Automatic AF Selection (AF operation subject to lens compatibility)
Focus areas3 zone selectable: single area, dynamic area, closest subject
Exposure/metering
Exposure modesAutomatic, Portrait, Landscape, Child, Sport, Closeup, Night Portrait, Manual, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, Programmed Auto, Stop Motion
Exposure meteringTTL full-aperture exposure metering system
Metering modesSpot, Center Weighted, Matrix
Flash
FlashBuilt-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
ShutterCombined mechanical and CCD electronic shutter
Shutter speed range1/4000 to 30 seconds, bulb; 1/200 flash X-sync
Continuous shooting3 frame/s
Viewfinder
ViewfinderOptical TTL
Image processing
Custom WBAutomatic, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Direct Sunlight, Flash, Cloudy, Shade, Preset (Custom)
General
Rear LCD monitor2.5 inch
BatteryNikon EN-EL family
Optional battery packsNikon k EN-EL9 Lithium Ion
Weight495 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[1]
Approx. 126 x 94 x 64 mm (5.0 x 3.7 x 2.5 in.)
Made in Thailand

Like a number of other entry-level Nikon DSLRs, the D60 has no in-body autofocus motor, and fully automatic autofocus requires the use of a lens with an integrated autofocus-motor.[2] With any other lenses the camera's electronic rangefinder can be used to manually adjust focus.[3][4]

Contents

New featuresEdit

Compared to the D40, new features of the Nikon D60 include:

  • Stop-motion movie creation
  • Nikon EXPEED processor
  • Self-cleaning sensor unit
  • Air-flow Control System that reduces the amount of dust that reaches the sensor
  • LCD Screen Orientation Rotation
  • Active D-Lighting (one level)
  • Kit lens with optical image stabilization for same kit price as D40 before the Nikon D60 was released on February 24, 2008.
  • Manual flipping built-in flash with GN 12/39 (meters/feet) at ISO 100, 1/200 second maximum x-sync speed and has combination of auto, red eye reduction, slow sync and rear curtain, but not capable to be a Commander in Nikon's Wireless Lighting System.[5]

ContinuityEdit

The Nikon D60 body is very similar to the Nikon D40, with the placement of several key buttons being the most notable difference. Like the D40, the Nikon D60 has no secondary display on top of the body (common in higher-end DSLRs), but instead displays shutter speed, f-number, and other information on the main LCD screen.

ReceptionEdit

Digital Photography Review said that the D60 is more of a "subtle upgrade" to the D40 and praised its boost in performance, and new features such as D-Lighting and the dust-reduction system. They criticized the lack of mid-range features, such as a vertical grip and poor performance at high ISO when compared to Canon.[6]

Ken Rockwell criticized the slower flash sync, more megapixels, and lower base ISO. However, he praised the camera's manual focus indicator, saying it was better than his D3.[7]

Both Digital Photography Review and Rockwell noted that the lack of an in-body focus motor was not a problem due to the wide availability of AF-S lenses and their belief that serious photographers using more exotic Nikon glass would be shooting with a D200 or higher, not the D60.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Andy Westlake. "Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G AF-S VR DX NIKKOR review, February 2008". Dpreview.com. Retrieved 2011-11-20.
  2. ^ Rockwell, Ken. "Nikon Lens Compatibility". Kenrockwell.com. Retrieved 2009-10-25.
  3. ^ "Nikon D5000 Lens Compatibility". Nikon Corporation. Retrieved 2009-10-26.
  4. ^ Nikon D60 electronic rangefinder Dpreview
  5. ^ "Nikon D60 Flash". December 15, 2013.
  6. ^ Joinson, Simon (March 2008). "Nikon D60 review". DPreview.
  7. ^ "Nikon D60 review on". Kenrockwell.com. Retrieved 2011-11-20.

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