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Nikon D60 Overview
The D60 is a user-friendly entry-level DSLR launched in 2006 with the D40 (which replaced the first Nikon ‘starter' model, the D50). I owned one for several years and loved the excellent construction, relatively small dimensions and weight and of course the results. The D60 is easy to pack and fits in a small bag.
The 10 megapixel D60 doesn't have a built-in focus drive motor which means it can auto focus only with lenses that have their own drive motor (AF-S and AF-I lenses). One of the D60's features that many photographers will like is an electronic rangefinder to help manual focus on non AF-S / AF-I lenses.
There are a few things that I liked about the D60. First, as I mentioned it is quite small and light compared to the camera I replaced it with the Nikon D7000 (but larger than my Olympus Pen-F that I now use). It was easy to turn on and off and was ready to shoot in what felt like a second or two. It also had a built-in flash, you do not great results of course but it is there if you needed it.
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The Nikon D60 is a mid-level consumer digital reflex camera introduced by Nikon in 2008. It has a 10.2 mega pixel CCD sensor at 23.6 × 15.8 mm (DX format). This camera replaces the Nikon D40x while the Nikon D40 remained on the market as an entry-level camera.
The Nikon D5000 replaces the D60 in 2009.
This camera uses Nikon F-Mount lenses. The camera body does not have a auto focus motor. For auto focus Nikon lenses with built in motors are required. The viewfinder provides 95% coverage.
Dust removal technologies incorporated into the camera include:
- Self cleaning image sensor.
- Improved airflow to reduce sensor dust.
- "Image Dust Off" records reference data for use with Capture NX software.
Is able to take pictures in RAW (NEF) and the classic JPG with multiple quality settings.
- 3872 x 2592 [L]
- 2896 x 1944 [M]
- 1936 x 1296 [S]