Nikon D60 Review

March 3, 2008 | Mark Goldstein | PhotographyBLOG | 14 Comments | |

Nikon D60The new Nikon D60 digital SLR camera is an incremental upgrade of the popular entry-level D40x model. The D60 retains the same 10 megapixel sensor, 3 point AF system, 3fps burst mode and external design. New features include an improved dust reduction system, a viewfinder Eye Sensor which automatically turns off the LCD screen, and additional in-camera post-processing options. We tested the D60 in kit form with the new 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 VR lens, which is perhaps the single most important reason to consider the D60. Read Mark Goldstein’s in-depth review to find out if the brand new Nikon D60 is the right budget DSLR camera for you.

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#1 Rick

Thanks Mark for an excellent review of the Nikon D60. Very informative and to the point. Your review confirms what I suspected. I considered the D60 but I just couldn't stomach the lack of the screw drive for older lenses. There's just no excuse for that to me. Why throw away the ability to use some great older glass? Several good things about the D60 but I see nothing about it that I would take over my old D70s,much less the soon to arive D80. And as for the Claymation mode,just what were they drinking when they thought of THAT one???

12:41 am - Tuesday, March 4, 2008

#2 Eta

Dear Mark, What is the main difference then between the D80 and D60? If I am buying my first DSLR camera, which one should I get? They are both about the same price now.
Thank you.

2:41 pm - Tuesday, March 11, 2008

#3 Mark Goldstein

If you can get them for the same price, I'd go for the D80, primarily because it works with the full range of Nikon lenses.

3:26 pm - Tuesday, March 11, 2008


Thanks for the review, Mark. It's quite a relief to know that I didn't jump the gun too early when I bought a D40x! Sounds like the D60 is a fine camera, but not significantly better than the one I have.

4:47 pm - Monday, March 17, 2008

#5 Ron

Nice review. Having just bought a D60, found the review useful, and aligned with my own thoughts Currently it seems best value for money mid-range DSLR, and one that is easy to handle.

10:18 pm - Saturday, April 19, 2008

#6 Bob Woyciehowsky

Thanks Mark for your positive comments on the D60. This will be my first venture into the SLR Digital World and hope to get it right the first time. I will be using the camera for personal and family use. Nothing Professional. I have been looking at the D80 also but recognize that it is almost two years old and am fully aware of what happens in this technology these days soooo between the D60 and D80 for my world.Pricing is very close now. (plan on getting two lenses 18-55 and then something up to 200) what would be your choice ?
Thanks for your thoughts,

11:32 pm - Sunday, May 4, 2008

#7 Ron

Re D60 DSLR. A good and easy to handle camera. Have just done the D40/D40x?D60 corse with Nikon taken by professional photographer Gareth Jones. Very good and comprehensively helps to know how to utilise the camera's many functions easily. Expensive, but well worth the effort to get the best from an excellent camera. Thankyou for your review. it helped a lot.


5:56 am - Thursday, July 3, 2008

#8 Silver Novice

Mark, Nice review, its nice to see that you did not 'go to town' slagging the D60 off. Yes, by now we all know its a notch or two better than the D40x. But your review was better than about ten i have read to date. So a big THANK you.

8:55 pm - Monday, July 21, 2008

#9 Bobby Miranda

Kudos to Mark for this very comprehensive review. I would definitely be looking for your review if I upgrade my system. Keep it up!

4:18 am - Monday, October 13, 2008

#10 Hannah Shee

---thank you for your review. I have just purchased the D60 and I am not at all happy with it. The LCD monitor goes to black in seconds (even adjustments not long enough...should be a choice here as I like to work manually and need time)I hate the noise of the shutter button and in general was recommended the wrong camera. I can't fall in love with it and to take good photos I need to do that. No connection between us! Hann S.

12:09 am - Saturday, November 8, 2008

#11 Ron

Hannah Shee must have her "knickers in a twist" Clearly doing something wrong.
Get advice on problem, please. Everyone I know who has a D60, or D40/D40X has been completely satisfied with it. If you like using manual, strongly recommend the Cheap Nikon 50mm prime lens for excellent results for close work.

9:07 pm - Monday, November 10, 2008

#12 PS Tam

Thanks for a well-balanced and even-handed review. A welcome counterbalance to the usually overly-critical but double-standard (e.g., the overworked "noise" complaint regarding compact DCs) approach which characterizes product reviews online. The focus is rightly on whether there are enough good points to warrant recommedating a product, rather than nitpicking with unreasonably high expectations.

11:08 am - Tuesday, June 9, 2009

#13 photofreak

Good review on the Nikon D60 dslr camera. This camera is so much fun to use , it is pretty fast , and indeed a great step uop when comming from a P&S camea. I use this camera with a 18-70 dx ed lens as backup on my D80

7:03 pm - Tuesday, February 15, 2011

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