|Are you looking for a real digital SLR that's easy to use? Do you want mobility without sacrificing capability? Would you like simple operation and enough features to step forward creatively? If so, then get to know the Nikon D60. Now you can experience the best of both worlds: enjoy one-button simplicity with AUTO, or try many exciting levels of creative control. There is room for everyone to explore the thrill and magic of photography. Have fun, and don't worry - it's a Nikon.|
|Model||D60 Black Gold Special Edition|
|Camera Type||Digital SLR|
|Sensor Resolution||10.2 MP|
|Sensor Size||15.8 x 23.6mm|
|Lens Type||Zoom lens|
|Lens For SD||VR 18-55mm|
|Focal Length Range||18mm - 55mm|
|Focus Adjustment||Automatic, Manual|
|Lens Filter Size||52 mm|
|Lens System Features||VR (Vibration Reduction), Silent Wave Motor (SWM), Aspherical Lens|
|Auto Focus type||TTL phase detection|
|Lens Construction||8 group(s) / 11 element(s)|
|Max Shutter Speed||1/4000 sec|
|Min Shutter Speed||30 sec|
|Exposure compensation||±5 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps|
|Exposure Range||EV 0-20 ( ISO 100 )|
|Exposure Metering||3D color matrix II, Center-Weighted, Spot|
|Exposure Modes||Aperture-Priority, Automatic, Bulb, Manual, Program, Shutter-Priority, i-TTL Program Flash|
|Light Sensitivity||ISO 100, ISO 1600, ISO 200, ISO 3200, ISO 400, ISO 800|
|Light Sensitivity Max||3200|
|Flash Type||Pop-up Flash|
|Red Eye Reduction||Yes|
|Camera Flash Features||AF Illuminator, Flash +/- Compensation|
|Flash Modes||Auto Mode, Fill-in Mode, OFF mode, Rear Curtain Sync, Red-eye Reduction, Slow Synchro|
|Memory / Storage|
|Supported Flash Memory||MultiMediaCard, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card|
|Optical Viewfinder Type||Eye-level penta-dach mirror|
|Viewfinder - Field Coverage||95%|
|Dioptric Correction Range||-1.7 to +0.5|
|Screen Details||LCD display - TFT active matrix - 2.5" - color|
|Connector Types||1 x USB, 1 x composite video output|
|Expansion Slot||1 x SD Memory Card|
|Battery Form Factor||Manufacturer specific|
|Still Image Format||JPEG, NEF (RAW), RAW + JPEG|
|Additional Features||Brightness Control, DPOF Support, Date/Time Stamp, Digital Image Rotation, Direct Print, Highlight Point Display, Histogram Display, Orientation Detection, PictBridge Support, Text Input To Exif Header, USB 2.0 Compatibility|
|Shooting Programs||Children, Close-up, Landscape, Night portrait, Portrait mode, Sports mode|
|Continuous Shooting Speed||3 frames per second|
Optically stabilized kit lens; convenient onscreen user interface; compatible with a wide variety of lenses and accessories.
Pricey for what it offers; lens-based image stabilization is less flexible than sensor-shift offered by some competitors.
Despite modest improvements in performance and a couple of new features, Nikon's D60 fails to impress and costs more than some competing models.
Average review score based on 1,331 user reviews
of customers recommend this product
For the price, this camera does more than expected. It provides a great range of functions that make it easy for people that are used to the standard 'point and click' cheap digital cameras that we are all used to, but also provides more advanced photographers the control to tweak almost any setting (only big limiting factor is white balance, however that is more a digital v. flim issue). Having the ability to take continuous shots (approx. 3/second) is great and overall speed of this camera (focusing and shutter delay) is a dream compared to 'consumer' point and click cameras.
Life of the stock battery is impressive, however the charger is relatively bulky in my opinion and a better option when traveling would be to purchase a second battery.
For point and shoot users, this camera can provide some amazing shots compared to the compact digitals many people are used to right out of the box without making any adjustments.
For people used to using film SLRs, the menus can be tedious and reading the user manual to figure out how to change settings can be a headache. The 'P' setting minimizes these issues to some degree since once set, you won't need to fumble through the menus to get to your favorite settings.
The kit lens that usually comes with this camera (18-55mm) is a good fit for this camera and its focal length allows it to also serve as a pretty decent macro lens. If you are looking for a zoom lens, this is probably not the best and one that runs out to 200mm is a better choice.
Overall, this is one of the best entry level dSLR cameras out there (especially when you combine the quality of nikon lenses). As long as you are looking for a camera to only be a camera (no video recording), this is the hands down winner in this price range. It performs well for prints up to 8x10 compared to traditional film cameras as well as much more expensive dSLRs at that print size.
I have bought this kit from a cameta auctions store. kit included 18-55 and 55-200 lenses, both VR and ED. and really pictures taken by these lenses are quite perfect for a zoom lens. after that i have bought a prime/normal lenses of 50 mm with f/1.8. and pictures improved. focus is magnificent. the only thing that o would advice is to buy a camera with built in auto focus motor. so that you don't care what lenses you buy as long as they have AF mark. on D60 AF is dependant on the lens. if it's not AF-S then forget about autofocusing. but actually experience Nikkor 50 mm lens gave me was worth of focusing. you can find pretty cheap lenses that are used on amazon or elsewhere. I would advice then to buy a kit with no more than 2 lenses and then look for other lenses online. you'll probably need 18-55 as it's mostly used and a prime lens for portraits.
going back to Nikon D60 itself, it has some nice features that are not present on previous models like EXPEED. I would be concerned about shutter lifetime as there's still small amount of data/
Overall, good buy. maybe not a bang for a buck but definitely wise and valuable investments.
The Nikon D60 Overall is a great camera for anyone. I would reccomend it for people who consider photography a hobby, and not just a way to record moments in time. The D60 is a lighter and more compact version of the D80. The funtions and settings on the camera are very easy to use. The user manual describes every aspect of the camera in a very detailed manner. The manual will basically take a new Nikon user and train them to know their new camera inside and out. Nikon really takes pride in the production of their cameras. The D60 is very well built. It is made to last, and the 10.2 megapixels allows the camera to have very clear pictures. The megapixels allow the pictures to be over 300dpi when printed, which means each picture is high quality. Most cameras are able to achieve 300dpi prints, but the difference is the size. Most cameras will have 300dpi prints around the size of 3x5, but the Nikon D60 has 300dpi prints at 11x15. Overall, this camera has every feature that a professional camera has, but it is about half the price. Yes, the price still isn't exactly cheap, but as people are know to say "quality comes at a price". In my opinion, the quality of this camera is well worth the price, the warranty is great, the battery life is amazing, and the self sensor cleaning is genius. I will not buy any other camera besides a Nikon, and the D60 burned that thought in my mind for life.
Back in 1999 I received a digital camera as a Christmas present. It wasn't even one megapixel, but the digital bug had bitten me hard and I was never going back to film. As technology improved, I upgraded to newer and better cameras over the years, but finally decided it was time to buy the nicest one I could fit into my budget.
The Nikon D60 is my first digital SLR and I'm having so much fun learning all the features. It is very user friendly and the manual is well written and easy to understand. I've been using my three cats as test subjects, following them around and testing out the different settings, filters and lenses. The 18-55mm VR lens is a great feature when you're trying to get a shot of a subject that you have to chase around. While shopping I saw some packages that included the VR (vibration reduction) lens and some that just offered the standard one. It is definitely worth your while to go for the VR.
As for the quality of the photos, I took a picture of my black cat from a distance of 10 feet on the "normal" quality setting and could see very fine details like all his whiskers, his claws, every little thing that had stuck to his fur (including a small insect), and the reflection of a nearby flower in the corneas of his eyes!
I bought my camera as a package deal with all kinds of accessories including a USB SD card reader which makes uploading your photos pleasantly simple. I use iPhoto for viewing and storage, and when I zoomed in all the way on the cat photo, there was absolutely NO pixelation. This was the crispest and clearest digital photo I have ever taken. I do a lot of Photoshop work and have noticed a huge difference in the brilliance of colors, and once again, the 10.2 megapixels allow for beautiful enlargements without the fuzziness that you would get from a lower megapixel camera.
To sum it all up, I LOVE this camera! Maybe it's not quite what a serious professional would choose, but as an amateur, it has improved my picture taking a hundred times over and I've only had it for a month.
It's a great entry level digital SLR, and you can't go wrong with it.