Nikon D60 Review

Review Date: March 3rd 2007
Author: Mark Goldstein

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Page 1
Introduction / Ease of Use
Page 2
Image Quality
Page 3
Sample Images
Page 4
Design
Page 5
Specifications
Page 6
Conclusion

Specifications


Image Sensor Format
DX

Image Sensor Type
CCD

Sensor Size
23.6 x 15.8mm

Total Pixels
10.75 million

Effective Pixels
10.2 million

Image Area (L) DX Format
DX-format
(L) 3,872 x 2,592
(M) 2,896 x 1,944
(S) 1,936 x 1,296

Top Continuous Shooting Speed at full resolution
3 frames per second

Continuous Shooting Options (Single)
Single

LCD Monitor Size
2.5 in. diagonal

LCD Monitor Type
TFT-LCD

LCD Monitor Resolution
230,000 Dots

LCD Monitor Adjustments
Brightness, 7 levels

Shutter type
Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane

Slowest Shutter Speed
30 sec. in steps of 1/3 EV

Fastest Shutter Speed
1/4000 sec. in steps of 1/3 EV

Bulb Shutter Setting
Yes

Lowest Standard ISO Sensitivity
100 in steps of 1 EV

Highest Standard ISO Sensitivity
1,600 in steps of 1 EV

Highest Expanded ISO Sensitvity
HI1 (3200 equivalent)

Storage Media
SD
SDHC

Storage System
AVI
Compressed 12-bit NEF (RAW) JPEG (Baseline Compliant)

File System
Compliant with DCF 2.0
EXIF 2.21

Exposure Modes
Programmed Auto (P) with Flexible Program
Shutter-Priority Auto (S)
Aperture-Priority Auto (A)
Manual (M)
Digital Vari-Program

Digital Vari-Program Modes
Auto
Auto [Flash Off]
Portrait
Landscape
Child
Close-up
Sports
Night Portrait

Exposure Metering System
420 pixel RGB sensor 3D Color Matrix Metering II
Center-weighted
Spot

Metering Range
0 to 20 EV (3D Color Matrix or center-weighted metering)

Exposure Meter Coupling
CPU

Exposure Compensation
5 EV in increments of 1/3

Exposure Lock
Yes

Exposure Bracketing
No

White Balance
Sun
Shade
Fluorescent
Incandescent
Flash
Preset
Fine Tune by Kelvin Color Temperature Setting
Auto, 8 Modes (when Auto is selected, TTL white balance with main image sensor and 420-segment RGB sensor is available) fine-tuning possible

Interface
Hi-speed USB
NTSC
PAL

Lens Mount
Nikon F mount

Compatible Lenses
AF-S and AF-I NIKKOR: All functions supported
Type G or D AF NIKKOR not equipped with an autofocus motor: All functions supported except autofocus.
Type G or D AF NIKKOR not equipped with an autofocus motor: All functions supported except autofocus.
IX-NIKKOR and AF-NIKKOR for F3AF not supported.
Type D PC NIKKOR: All functions supported except some shooting modes.

Picture Angle
Equivalent in 35mm (135) format is approx. 1.5X lens focal length

Viewfinder
Eye-level penta-prism mirror single-lens reflex viewfinder

Viewfinder Frame Coverage
Approx. 95%

Viewfinder Diopter Adjustment
-1.7 to +0.5 m-1

Viewfinder Eyepoint
19.5

Reflex Mirror
Quick-return type

Viewfinder Magnification
Approx. 0.8x (50mm f/1.4 lens at infinity; -1.0m-1)

Autofocus System
TTL phase detection by Nikon Multi-CAM530 autofocus module

Maximum Autofocus Areas/Points
3

Autofocus Sensitivity
-1 to +19 EV (ISO100)

Focus Modes
Single-servo AF (S)
Continuous-servo (C)
Manual
Auto

Single-point AF Mode
Yes

Dynamic AF Mode
Yes

Auto-area AF Mode
Yes

Focus Lock
Half press of shutter-release button (single-point AF in AF-S)

Automatic Exposure Scene Modes
Yes

Image Optimization
Normal
Softer
Vivid
More vivid
Portrait
Custom
B & W

In-Camera Image Editing
Trim
D-Lighting
Color Balance
Image Overlay
Side-by-Side Comparison
Filter Effects
Small Pic
Monochrome
Stop Motion
Red-Eye Correction

Built-in Flash
Yes

External Flash Shoe
Yes

Built-in Flash Distance
(ISO 100) Approx. 2 to 9 ft.

Dust-Off Reference Photo
Yes

Nikon Creative Lighting System Compatibility
Yes

Flash Sync Speed
up to 1/200

X-Sync Speed
up to 1/200

Flash Sync Modes
Front-curtain sync (normal)
Slow sync
Rear-curtain sync
Red-eye reduction
Red-eye reduction with slow sync
Flash cancel/ flash off

Flash Control
i-TTL flash control by 420-segment RGB sensor. i-TTL balanced fill-flash for digital SLR and standard i-TTL fill-flash for digital SLR available when CPU lens is used with built-in flash, SB-400, SB-800, and SB-600. Non-TTL Auto with SB-800.

Accessory Shoe
Yes

Self-timer
Electronically controlled timer with duration of 2, 5, 10 or 20 seconds

World Time Setting
Yes

Date, Time and Daylight Savings Time Settings
Yes

Battery Type
Rechargeable

Battery / Batteries
EN-EL9 Lithium-ion Battery

AC Adaptor
EH-5a AC Adapter
(Used with Power Connector EP-5, available separately.)

Battery Charger
MH-23 Quick Charger

Image Comment
Yes

Battery Life (shots per charge)
500 shots (CIPA)

Tripod Socket
-20

Approx. Dimensions
Width 5.0 in. (126mm)
Height 3.7 in. (94mm)
Depth 2.5 in. (64mm)

Approx. Weight
16.1 oz. (495g)

Supported Languages
Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish

Supplied Software
Software Suite CD-ROM

Optional Accessories
ML-L3 Wireless Remote Control, Capture NX, Camera Control Pro 2, EP-5AC Adapter Connector, EH-5a AC Adapter, EG-D100Video Cable, CF-DC1 Semi-Soft Case, Speedlight SB-800, SB-600, SB-400, R1C1

Supplied Accessories
EN-EL9 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery, MH-23 Quick Charger, UC-E4 USB Cable , DK-20 Rubber Eyecup, AN-DC1 Camera Strap, BF-1A Body Cap, DK-5 Eyepiece Cap, BS-1 Accessory Shoe Cover, Software Suite CD-ROM

Page 1
Introduction / Ease of Use
Page 2
Image Quality
Page 3
Sample Images
Page 4
Design
Page 5
Specifications
Page 6
Conclusion

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