- 10MP - APS-C Sensor
- 2.5" Fixed Screen
- ISO 100 - 1600 (Increase to 3200)
- No Video
- Nikon F Mount
- 522g - 126 x 94 x 64mm
- Revealed March 2008
- Replaced the Nikon D40X
- Newer Model is Nikon D5000
- Read full specs
- Size Comparison
Nikon D60 overview
Nikon D60 is Nikon's Entry-Level DSLR digital camera initially released on March of 2008. The camera has a 10MP, CCD APS-C size sensor with a peak resolution of 3872 x 2592.
Nikon brought out this model as a way to upgrade the previous Nikon D40X (Read Full Comparison) & subsequently launched the fresher Nikon D5000 (Read Full Comparison) to upgrade this camera.
The D60 is ranked #70 out of 80 in Entry-Level DSLR cameras & all round #643 out of 1459 for cameras in our collection. You can try out our Advanced camera finder to find camera results based on your custom criteria.
The following is a graph of different criteria used in the scoring system.
Nikon D60 history
The Nikon D60 is part of a family of cameras. You can read the full list below.
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D60 vs D310014MPAPS-C3.0 fps2010
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Nikon D60 Gallery
You can look at the D60 from several angles in the gallery below.
Nikon D60 Pros and Cons
Here is a collection of benefits and drawbacks of the Nikon D60 based on features that are oftentimes seen as useful in a digital camera.
Nikon D60 Sensor features
The sensor measurement on the Nikon D60 is 23.6mm x 15.8mm (APS-C). The 373 mm² sensor can resolve 3872 x 2592 pixels using aspect ratios of 3:2.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
The CCD sensor has 10MP and has a standard ISO range of 100 to 1600. The ISO can be expanded electronically to a maximum of 3200. RAW format is saved therefore the user has more margin for error.
The image below displays the D60's sensor size compared to other popular sizes. The D60 sensor has a crop factor of 1.5 and is displayed in green.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
To get an idea of specific aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.
Nikon D60 dimensions
Nikon D60 weighs in at 1.15 lbs (522g / 18.41 ounces) & has outside proportions of 126mm x 94mm x 64mm (5.0" x 3.7" x 2.5"). The weight of general Entry-Level DSLR camera is 540g and the Nikon D60 is very similar in comparison with various competitors.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
The following is a photo of the Nikon D60 alongside a soft drink to help you to get a sense of its size.
The top view below will provide the button arrangement on the D60.
Nikon D60 Lens features
The D60 uses the Nikon F mount and has 315 lenses available. Here is some of the lenses we have in our collection that will fit the D60.
Nikon D60 Connectivity
The D60 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
Cameras that feature NFC and Bluetooth support can easily be controlled wirelessly by smartphones. You are able to send images and sometimes alter camera settings with no need to connect directly with the camera.
Many apps also enable a Liveview and press the shutter when you aren't near the camera. If the camera provides a HDMI port, it could be attached to an external screen. Virtually all cameras will allow you to recharge the battery through the USB port.
Nikon D60 Video features
Nikon D60 does not record video. If you are shopping for a digital camera to shoot just pictures, it might not be an issue.
Nikon D60 Weather Sealing
Nikon D60 doesn't have weather sealing so wet conditions might affect the camera.
Nikon D60 Screen and Viewfinder
The Nikon D60 has a 2.5 inch fixed display having a resolution of 230 thousand dots.
Please be aware that the display screen has no touch support.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
The ViewFinder specs for Nikon D60 are as follows:
- ViewFinder Optical (pentamirror)
- Coverage 95%
- Magnification 0.53x
For bright outdoor conditions that make the camera screens washed out and tough to see, viewfinders can be pretty valuable.
Nikon D60 Shutter features
Nikon D60 can shoot continuously at 3.0 frames per second. The maximum shutter speed is 1/4000s.
Nikon D60 Flash and Hot shoe features
Nikon D60 comes with both integrated flash together with external flash ability. The max flash sync speed is 1/200s.
Nikon D60 Autofocus features
Nikon D60 comes with both Phase Detect Auto Focus plus Contrast Based Auto Focus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot more quicker & precise as compared to Contrast Based focusing.
The AF system has 3 focus points to choose from. Nikon D60 boasts manual focusing in case it is needed for low light scenarios or you want more precise control on focusing.
Nikon D60 Battery life
The battery power for the Nikon D60 is made to last for 500 shots according to the CIPA specifications which is lesser in comparison with it's competition. The typical Entry-Level DSLR camera battery life is 589. Pentax K-x has got the highest (1900) battery life for this type of cameras.
Below is a list of Entry-Level DSLR cameras having the highest battery life:
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Nikon D60 for different categories of photography
The following bar chart provides a summation of the Nikon D60 for different categories of photography. To understand more, have a look at the specific section below.
Nikon D60 as a Portrait photography camera
The Nikon D60 gets a points tally of 54 which is average, and means the camera is relatively suited for portrait photography. Shooting portraits leans greatly towards sensor dimension, RAW support and capability to use off-camera lighting.
Nikon D60 Street photography factors
With a modest score of 58, the Nikon D60 is fairly appropriate for street photography. A decent street photography camera has a perfect balance of image quality plus portability.
Nikon D60 Sports photography features
A horrible sports photography score of 39 indicates the Nikon D60 is simply not suitable for photographing sports. A camera must have excellent autofocus and fast shutter speeds for sports photography.
Travel photography with Nikon D60
Weight is very crucial in selecting a camera for travel. In general, the Nikon D60 gets a reasonable 46 for a travel camera which makes it reasonably adequate for your journeys.
Nikon D60 Landscape photography factors
If you're planning to purchase a camera for landscape pictures, the most vital aspect will be image quality. The Nikon D60 at it's reasonable rating of 47 for a landscape camera is fairly suited compared to it's competitors.
Nikon D60 Vlogging details
A camera for vlogging preferably should have a articulating display, microphone port and ideally image stabilization. Taking all things into account, the Nikon D60 is simply not suitable for vlogging as it receives a horrible score of 9.
Nikon D60 Alternatives
If you are shopping for alternatives to the D60, here is a range of the highest scored cameras which fall into the family of Entry-Level DSLR.
The line chart down below offers you a summary of the D60 vs it's top ranked competitors listed above.
There are a bunch of cameras you might consider as alternative options. To browse through a detailed comparison, go to the "compare" link.