Summary Nikon D60

Prices Price
Body only Unknown With 18-55mm lens $900
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Score Snapsort rank
Within its price range #n/a of 10 Among similar cameras #n/a of 11
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Specifications Key specs
Sensor size Help APS-C 23.6x15.8mm Screen resolution Help 230k dots
Megapixels Help 10 MP Movie format Help None
Screen size Help 2.5" Light sensitivity Help 1,600 ISO
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Pros

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The Nikon D60 vs other recent entry-level DSLRs

Startup delay Short startup delay Help
500 ms startup delay
Sensor size Slightly larger than average sensor Help
APS-C 23.6x15.8mm
Thickness Thin Help
2.5"
Lens availability More lenses available Help
205 lenses
Size Really small Help
Prosumer size 126x94x64 mm
Weight Light Help
522 g

Cons

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The Nikon D60 vs other recent entry-level DSLRs

Low light performance Very noisy at high ISO Help
562 ISO
Dynamic range Very narrow dynamic range Help
11.4 EV
Screen size Very small screen Help
2.5"
Screen resolution Very low resolution screen Help
230k dots
Viewfinder size Small viewfinder Help
0.52x
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
1,600 ISO
Live view No live view Help
Preview with viewfinder
Autofocus Manual focus only Help
None
Focus points Fewer focus points Help
3
Announced Old Help
January, 2008
Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
95%
Light sensitivity (boost) Very low boost light sensitivity Help
3,200 ISO
Sensor type Sensor type Help
CCD
Fastest shutter speed Slow shutter speed Help
1/4000 of a second
Overall image quality Low overall image quality Help
65.0
Movie format No movies Help
None
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
True resolution Lower true resolution Help
10 MP
Weather sealed No weather sealing Help
Need to shelter it from weather
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
3 fps
Screen flips out Fixed screen Help
Less flexible
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramas Help
You could stitch photos in post
Shutter lag Longer shutter lag Help
260 ms shutter lag
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
Battery life Shorter battery life Help
500 shots
Lowest price Expensive Help
$900.00
Popularity Not so popular Help
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Morgan (4:49 PM, June 24, 2014)
What kind of telelens can i use best for this camera for a good price.As a beginner i dont understand what size i even need for it.
 
bopha (8:02 AM, April 08, 2014)
hi guys can i get an advice of what to buy between a canon d1100 and a nikon d60
 
Avatar for Jirupu Jirupu (9:57 AM, November 08, 2012)
Well, I have been using this camera for a year now and I'm very very grateful to it as it introduced me to this beautiful world of photography. At first, I was jealous with my friends who have a better camera than I do, as it lacks so many features (ei. video, built in motor, slow continuous shooting, terrible at High ISO, etc). But every time I hit the shutter, It's just amazing.! For a camera that cost me for just almost $250 (bought it 2nd hand with <3k actuations), I'm more than satisfied. :)

I'm upgrading now to D7000 but I will never sell my d60. :)
 
Guest (9:57 AM, November 08, 2012)
Well, I have been using this camera for a year now and I'm very very grateful to it as it introduced me to this beautiful world of photography. At first, I was jealous with my friends who have a better camera than I do, as it lacks so many features (ei. video, built in motor, slow continuous shooting, terrible at High ISO, etc). But every time I hit the shutter, It's just amazing.! For a camera that cost me for just almost $250 (bought it 2nd hand with <3k actuations), I'm more than satisfied. :)

I'm upgrading now to D7000 but I will never sell my d60. :)
Here's a sample shot to share. :)
 
Avatar for Mario Carmine Moretto Mario Carmine Moretto (1:27 AM, April 17, 2011)
I know this camera is going by the wayside, especially since new models at the same entry-level have all the upgrades you'd expect over a model that's going on three years old. Still, I feel the review on this site misses one key point: For people looking to make the move from point-and-shoot to DSLR, this is still a really great little camera to learn on. Especially since you can get used ones so cheap now.
 
Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (5:03 PM, March 29, 2011)
Hi Louie, I'm not sure I understand your question.

APS-C is the name given to that size of sensor. Full frame and APS-H are names of other sensor sizes. CCD is the name of a type of sensor. CMOS is another type of sensor.
 
Louie (5:00 PM, March 29, 2011)
Why do the specs say that there is an APS-C 23.6x15.8mm sensor and mentions that it's a CCD sensor?
 
Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (2:41 AM, January 17, 2011)
Yes it appears the SB-26 is compatible with the Nikon d60 (Auto, Manual, Rear Curtain, Repeating Flash, Red Eye Reduction) http://snpsrt.com/fHfAvK (search for SB-26)
 
Vinny (2:26 AM, January 17, 2011)
can anyone please tell me whether the speedlight sb26 can be used on the nickon d60 ? Thanks