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Nikon D60

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2039 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the performance and lens are overall positive. The portability and value for money are also mentioned favorably. Many are critical about the control panel and viewfinder, and comments about the image stabilizer and video are mixed.

usability, value for money, portability, lens, performance

viewfinder, control panel

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital SLR Cameras the Nikon D60 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Nikon D60


The Nikon D40 is a perennial favorite with students and entry-level consumers who want a D-SLR. The value pricing, compact design, and a good mix of features make it a hot seller even today. The D40x had some improvements, but apart from the megapixel...

The D60 is an excellent D-SLR camera to start with. It offers you a huge range of functionality, and being a Nikon, you'll easily be able to find a good variety of accessories for it. Its attractive pricing of Rs 32,995 (street price for body + 18-55mm...

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Nikon D60


Who Needs iPhoto When You Can Edit in The Camera?

Light, comfortable body. Sharp image quality. Complete manual controls. Lamp assists snappy auto-focus. Optical image stabilizer in lens. In-camera editing for quick prints and touch-ups

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Nikon D60


When a camera manufacturer releases a pricey D-SLR, it had better have killer features or some sort of hook to entice current users to upgrade to the latest model or to get new customers to take the plunge. The Nikon D60, while a very good camera,...

Excellent image quality. Easy-to-use on-screen menu system. Stop-motion movie mode. Automatic dust-cleaning system

Very similar to the older Nikon D40x. Specs are below average when compared with the competition. Slow three-point autofocus ; Watch the Nikon D60 Video Review

The Nikon D60 is a worthwhile entry-level D-SLR with solid image quality, but its features don't really make it stand out from the crowd.


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Nikon D60 Digital SLR Camera


Inexpensive entry-level digital SLR camera offers advanced features and great image quality.

Good image quality with extra features ; Variety of advanced controls

Design feels cramped ; Some design aspects not intuitive

With the Nikon D60, you get a lot of functionality for your dollar. I would sacrifice a bit of its compact design for better ergonomics and layout, however

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Nikon's Mighty D60 is a Compact DSLR for the Step-...


So let's suppose you are that person, you know, the one who really likes to take snapshots, but you're a bit disgruntled, because your once beloved

Brightest, sharpest LCD in category. Stop motion movies. Active D-Lighting-fixes shots during processing. In-camera RAW conversion. Fast start-up to shoot

Compact styling means the controls are a bit cramped for big hands. Only three-point autofocus system. Manual shooting a bit ungainly. Just three frames-per-second in continuous shooting mode

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Nikon D60


Updated 12/23/08: The Nikon D60 aims to hook point-and-shoot photography enthusiasts crossing over to the digital SLR dimension. The next step up from the Nikon D40x, this model adds advanced in-camera editing, including Nikon's D-Lighting technology...

Good image quality with extra features ; Variety of advanced controls

Design feels cramped ; Some design aspects not intuitive

This camera produces pleasing pictures, but it offers minimal improvements over the D40x for lots more cashola.

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The size, shape, and overall design are nearly identical to the D40, but under the hood are significant improvements, including a a more powerful processor, a kit lens incorporating image-stabilizing VR technology, enhanced in-camera editing and a...

Compact size (for portability) ; Responsiveness ; Dust removal system

Compact size (for those with big hands) ; Plastic construction ; Incompatiblity with some Nikon lenses ; Limited autofocus system ; No depth-of-field preview

The Nikon D60 sits in an odd niche in the market. It's not the least expensive well appointed digital SLR you can buy, and for just a few dollars more you can buy a substantially superior camera. The VR lens is a big step up from previous inexpensive...

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Nikon D60 SLR


A 10.2 megapixel CCD imaging sensor has been combined with Nikon's exclusive EXPEED process that automatically optimizes your pictures, enhancing fine detail and providing smooth tonal reproduction. Active D-Lighting automatically compensates...

Nikon's exclusive Airflow Control System protects against dust on your sensor that will ruin a good shot. This system moves air within the mirror box towards small ducts near the base, preventing internal dust from settling in front of the image...

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Nikon D60 Black Gold Special Edition (Body Only)


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.

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Nikon D60 (with 18mm-55mm lens)


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.

Product Specifications

The compact 10.2-MP D60 delivers breathtaking picture quality and the versatile handling of a D-SLR, yet is incredibly compact, easy and fun to use. Nikon's high-performance, 10.2-megapixel DX-format CCD imaging sensor and exclusive EXPEED image processing concept provide added cropping freedom and the ability to make larger prints. With fast startup and split-second shutter response, the D60 eliminates the frustration of shutter delay, capturing moments that other cameras miss. Capture sports action, precious moments and fleeting expressions at up to 3 frames per second, for as many as 100 consecutive JPEG images. Nikon's Active Dust Reduction System activates automatically, along with Airflow Control technology to reduce the amount of dust that reaches the sensor. Intuitive controls and an onboard HELP Menu System with Assist Images make the D60 truly easy to use, enabling everyone to capture beautiful memories perfectly. Nikon's original digital image processing concept, EXPEED, comprehensively optimizes pictures, shot after shot. Beautifully styled, the D60 makes high-performance digital SLR photography easier and more convenient than ever. You'll be amazed at the power packed into a camera that weighs just over 16 ounces. Playback images are easy to see and function menus are easier to use with a larger and brighter color LCD monitor. The large 2.5-inch LCD monitor enables image preview at up to 19 times magnification and has large type fonts with easy-to-view menus. Auto rotating LCD display provides automatic horizontal and vertical graphic display orientation. The D60's Assist Images help you select the appropriate settings for many camera features by showing an example image typical of that setting, as well as an advanced HELP Menu for the current item selected. The D60's Question Mark icon (?) indicates that help is available for the currently selected item; just press the HELP button beside the LCD monitor to see a context-sensitive HELP page. The D60's 3D Color Matrix Metering II evaluates each scene for brightness, color, contrast, size and position of shadows and highlights, selected focus area and camera-to-subject distance, comparing that information against an onboard database of more than 30,000 actual photographic scenes. The result delivers instantly and precisely determined exposures for each scene, even in challenging lighting conditions. The D60's Optimize Image setting lets photographers adjust color, contrast and sharpening, as well as other image settings, according to the type of scene or output desired. Settings include: Normal, Softer, Vivid, More Vivid, Portrait, Custom and Black and White, each of which are automatically adjusted based on sophisticated Nikon algorithms or user-selected settings for optimum results. Nikon's innovative i-TTL flash control evaluates flash exposure with incredible precision to achieve better automatic flash balance and deliver outstanding results. The built-in Speedlight is always readyto bring beautiful exposuresto darkened conditions, as well as add sparkle for fill flash in outdoor situations for enhanced twilight shots or an added impact to daylight images. In low-light or back-light situations, added illumination from the built-in Speedlight can make the difference between an average snapshot and a dazzling picture. The D60's advanced 3-Area AF system and the refined algorithms inherited from more advanced Nikon digital SLR cameras deliver fast, efficient and precise Autofocus. AF refinements deliver greater precision with fast, more consistent subject acquisition and improved focus tracking for consistently sharper pictures.


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Nikon EN-EL9

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Pop-up flash

Digital Camera

Digital Camera Type:SLR
Supported Flash Memory:MultiMediaCard / SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card/SD Memory Card / MultiMediaCard / SDHC Memory Card

Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Children / Close-up / Landscape / Night portrait / Portrait mode / Sports mode/Sports mode / Children / Night portrait / Close-up / Portrait mode / Landscape

Flash Memory

Form Factor:SD Memory Card
Storage Capacity:1GB/2GB


Model:D60/D60 Black Gold Special Edition
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Nikon

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/3.5-5.6
Lens for SD:Body only/Nikon AF-S DX 18-135mm lens/Nikon AF-S DX 18-55mm and 55-200mm lenses/Nikon AF-S DX 18-55mm lens
Max Focal Length:135mm/55mm
Min Focal Length:18mm
Optical Zoom:3/7.5
Type:Zoom lens


Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:15.8 x 23.6mm
Optical Sensor Size (metric):15.8 x 23.6 mm
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Dust Reduction: Yes
Sensor Resolution:10.2Megapixel

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image Stabilizer:Optical

Optical Viewfinder

Type:Eye-level penta-dach mirror

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

ISO (Max):3200
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 1600 / ISO 200 / ISO 3200 / ISO 400 / ISO 800/ISO 3200 / ISO 1600 / ISO 200 / ISO 400 / ISO 800 / ISO 100
Still Image Format:JPEG / NEF (RAW) / RAW + JPEG/NEF (RAW) / RAW + JPEG
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Type:Optical