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Nikon D60 10.2 Megapixel Digital SLR Camera Outfit , with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED AF-S DX VR Zoom Nikkor Lens - USA Warranty

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About Nikon

The Nikon D60 SLR Digital Camera has been designed for the consumer who wants to combine top technology with user-friendliness and creative features. The D60 provides a resolution of 10.2 effective Megapixels, and incorporates Nikon's exclusive EXPEED image-processing concept, which is utilized to maximize image quality and processing speed - resulting in continuous shooting capability at 3.0 fps, near instant power-up at just 0.19 seconds and high ISO sensitivity, all in a compact, lightweight body with a user-friendly ergonomic design.

At only 495g, the D60 is compact, light and ready to go wherever life takes you. The D60's size is not the only factor to consider; its shape is ergonomically designed to fit in your hand naturally and comfortably. The D60's bright, clear optical viewfinder is also designed with the user in mind, its helpful indicators and intuitive icons helping you achieve ideal composition with the optimal settings.

The D60 is capable of use in a range of lighting conditions resulting from a wide sensitivity range of ISO 100 to ISO 1600 and offers vivid color reproduction with clear, sharp results. The camera's built-in Speedlight produces excellent balanced results thanks to Nikon's sophisticated i-TTL flash system, and also allows the use of additional remote-controlled Speedlights via a TTL Hot Shoe. For convenient use in places where flash photography is not allowed, the camera will set the sensitivity automatically for the best results.

Nikon Features

  • Compact body, ergonomically designed to fit in your hand naturally and comfortably.
  • Superior image quality thanks to 10.2 megapixels and Nikon's exclusive EXPEED concept for high-quality enlargements, fine detail and smooth tonal reproduction
  • Nikon Integrated Dust Reduction System includes original Airflow Control System and Image Sensor Cleaning for protection against dust
  • Active D-Lighting automatically compensates highlighted or shadowy areas while you shoot, creating images with natural contrast - even in difficult lighting
  • Advanced three-point AF system offers fast, efficient and precise autofocus
  • Nikon 3D Color Matrix Metering II for ideal exposures in almost any lighting situation
  • Quick 0.19-second power-up to respond to every photographic opportunity
  • Fast continuous shooting mode enables up to 100 JPEG images (FINE L-size or smaller) at 3 frames per second
  • A wide variety of Retouch Menus, including Quick Retouch, Stop-motion Movie and NEF (RAW) Processing to create duplicate images with amazing photo effects within the camera
  • A large 2.5-in. LCD monitor with viewing angle of approx. 170 degrees in all directions
  • Practical information display with choices of color variations in three formats: Classic, Graphic and Wallpaper. Can also be displayed in vertical position
  • Handy assist images that help photographers select the right camera settings
  • The new Eye Sensor turns off the LCD monitor automatically when you look through the viewfinder
  • Bright and clear viewfinder with 0.8x magnification for precise composition
  • Long-life rechargeable lithium-ion battery that allows up to 500 images with the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR on a single charge (CIPA standards)
  • Eight Digital Vari-Programs that adjust camera settings automatically for incredible scene-specific pictures
  • Built-in flash with Nikon's dependable i-TTL flash control
  • Supports the Nikon Creative Lighting System when using the SB-800, SB-600, SB-400, SB-R200 or the Wireless Close-Up Speedlight system R1C1. Offers accurate exposures via i-TTL flash
  • Included Nikon ViewNX software makes browsing and organizing your images easy
  • Capture NX software (optional) for amazingly simple and creative photo editing, thanks to U Point technology, by Nik Software Inc.

Nikon Specifications

Camera Type
Single-lens reflex digital camera
Lens mount
Nikon F mount (with AF contacts)
Effective picture angle
Approx. 1.5 x lens focal length (Nikon DX format)
Effective pixels
10.2 million
Image sensor
23.6 x 15.8 mm CCD sensor
Total pixels
10.75 million
Dust-reduction system
Image Sensor Cleaning, Airflow Control System, Image Dust Off reference data (optional Capture NX software required)
Image size (pixels)
3,872 x 2,592 [L], 2,896 x 1,944 [M], 1,936 x 1,296 [S]
File format
NEF (RAW): 12-bit compressed
JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx. 1:4), normal (approx. 1:8), or basic (approx. 1:16) compression
NEF (RAW)+JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats
SD memory cards, SDHC compliant
File system
DCF (Design Rule for Camera File System) 2.0, DPOF (Digital Print Order Format), Exif 2.21 (Exchangeable Image File Format for Digital Still Cameras), PictBridge
Text input
Up to 36 characters of alphanumeric text input available
Date imprint
Date, Date and Time, Date Counter, or Off selectable
Eye-level penta-Dach mirror single-lens reflex viewfinder
Frame coverage
Approx. 95 % horizontal and 95 % vertical
Approx. 0.8 x (50 mm f/1.4 lens at infinity; -1.0 m-1)
18 mm (-1.0 m-1)
Diopter adjustment
-1.7 to +0.5 m-1
Focusing screen
Type B BriteView Clear Matte screen Mark V
Reflex mirror
Quick return
Lens aperture
Instant-return, electronically controlled
Shutter Type
Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter
Shutter Speed
1/4,000 to 30 s in steps of 1/3 EV; Bulb, Time (optional Wireless Remote Control ML-L3 required)
Flash sync speed
X=1/200 s; synchronizes with shutter at 1/200 s or slower
Release mode
Single frame, Continuous, Self-timer, Remote control (optional Wireless Remote Control ML-L3 required)
Frame advance rate
Up to 3 fps (by selecting manual focus mode, rotating the mode dial to S or M, selecting a shutter speed of 1/250 s or faster, and using defaults for all other settings)
Can be selected from 2, 5, 10 and 20 s duration
Exposure Metering
TTL exposure metering using 420-segment RGB sensor
Exposure Metering method
Matrix: 3D color matrix metering II (type G and D lenses); color matrix metering II (other CPU lenses)
Center-weighted: Weight of 75% given to 8-mm circle in center of frame
Spot: Meters 3.5-mm circle (about 2.5 % of frame) centered on selected focus point (on center focus point when non-CPU lens is used)
Matrix or center-weighted metering: 0 - 20 EV
Spot metering: 2 - 20 EV (ISO 100, f/1.4 lens, 20°C/68°F)
Exposure meter coupling
Combined CPU
Exposure mode
Digital Vari-program (Auto, Auto [fl ash off], Portrait, Landscape, Child, Sports, Close up, Night portrait), Programmed auto (P) with fl exible program, Shutter-priority auto (S), Aperture-priority auto (A), Manual (M)
Exposure compensation
-5 to +5 EV in increments of 1/3 EV
Exposure lock
Luminosity locked at detected value with AE-L/AF-L button
ISO sensitivity
ISO 100 - 1,600 in steps of 1 EV. Can also be set to approx. 1EV (ISO 3200 equivalent) above ISO 1600 (Recommended Exposure Index)
Active D-Lighting
Can be selected from on (auto) or off
Nikon Multi-CAM 530 autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection, 3 focus points and AF-assist illuminator (range approx. 0.5-3 m/1 ft. 8 in.-9 ft. 10 in.)
Detection range
-1 to +19 EV (ISO 100, 20°C/68°F)
Lens servo
Autofocus: Single-servo AF (S), Continuous-servo AF (C), Auto-servo AF (A), Predictive focus tracking automatically activated according to subject status in single- and continuous-servo AF
Manual focus: Electronic rangefinder can be used
Focus point
Selectable from three focus points
AF-area mode
Single-point AF, dynamic-area AF, Closest subject AF
Focus lock
Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing AE-L/AF-L button
Built-in flash
Guide number of 12/39 (m/ft., ISO 100, 20°C/68°F) or 13/43 in manual mode (m/ft., ISO 100, 20°C/68°F)
Auto, Portrait, Child, Close up, Night portrait modes: Auto fl ash with auto pop-up
P, S, A, M: manual pop-up with button release
Flash control
TTL for digital SLR using 420-segment RGB sensor: i-TTL balanced fill-flash (with metering other than spot) and standard i-TTL fl ash (with spot metering) are available with built-in fl ash, SB-800, SB-600, or SB-400, and CPU lenses
Auto aperture: Available with SB-800 and CPU lenses
Non-TTL auto: Supported fl ash units include SB-800, SB-28, SB-27, SB-22S, SB-80DX and SB-28DX
Range-priority manual: Available with SB-800
Flash mode
Front curtain sync, slow sync, rear-curtain sync, red-eye reduction, red-eye reduction with slow sync
Flash compensation
-3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3 EV
Flash-ready indicator
Lights when built-in flash or Speedlight such as SB-800, SB-600, SB-400 is fully charged, blinks after flash is fired at full output
Accessory shoe
Standard ISO 518 hot-shoe contact with safety lock
Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS)
Flash Color Information Communication supported with built-in fl ash and CLS compatible Speedlight
Advanced Wireless Lighting supported with SB-800, or SU-800 as commander
Sync terminal
Hot Shoe Sync Terminal Adapter AS-15 (Optional)
White balance
8 modes (when Auto is selected, TTL white-balance with main image sensor and 420-segment RGB sensor is available), fine-tuning possible
2.5-in., approx. 230k-dot, low-temperature polysilicon TFT LCD, brightness adjustment and with automatic defeat via Eye Sensor
Full frame and thumbnail (four or nine images) playback with playback zoom, stop-motion movies created with the D60, slide show, histogram display, highlights, and auto image rotation
Hi-Speed USB
Data transfer protocol: MTP, PTP
Video output
Can be selected from NTSC and PAL
Supported languages
Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish
One Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL9
AC adapter
AC Adapter EH-5a (optional, used with optional Power Connector EP-5)
Tripod socket
1/4 in. (ISO 1222)
0-40°C (32-104°F)
Less than 85% (non condensing)
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Approx. 126 x 94 x 64 mm (5.0 x 3.7 x 2.5 in.)
Weight Approx
495 g (1 lb. 1 oz.) without battery, memory card or body cap
Nikon 1 year limited warranty
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Most Liked Positive Review


Great Camera

This another great camera I bought from Nikon and I am proud to call it my second camera! The only issues I have with the D60 is that it does not take the pictures at a fast pace (which is what I need!)


Most Liked Negative Review



i have fought with this one. i loved taking photos with my 35 mm nikon. i saved and got the nikon d60. havent been happy thought it was just me. i have not been able to get any good photos with the d60. i am going back to my film

Reviewed by 67 customers


Terrific starter DSLR


With one exception, slow fps rate, it has always delivered. I recently took it out on a snowy night with the temperature around 12 degrees, and no problem with the electronics. Been using it for 10 regrets.


Great Travel Camera


I got my D60 May 2007, Until now it is still working and didn't let me down. I've been to many countries with this camera. And saw action in Events and Photo shoots. I really love my D60.


Great Camera for beginners!!


This camera is light weight and perfect for people just starting out in photography! Delivers great photos and has excellent options!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Outstanding camera


Outstanding SLR camera! This little camera has been with me all over North America, and has performed beautifully. VR technology is incredible, and most of my images (birds) can be enlarged enough that a big telephoto lens is not necessary. I am just now exploring B&W possibilities. Controls are intuitive, and anything that is not labelled clearly can be accessed through a very easy to access and understand set of menus. I had to consult the manual once (remote release) since I have had the camera.


Meets my needs!


I enjoy my camera for many uses. While I initially purchased it to be used for a class I was taking, I find myself taking it everywhere with me, like a glamorized comfort blanket. The pictures are clear and beautiful. It even came with a remote for taking long-exposure shots. The only thing missing is a camera carrying case, otherwise this purchase was inclusive and money well spent!

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)


So quick and easy to use


My husband bought me my first SLR digital camera "Nikon D60" for Christmas 2008. I am a travel consultant and have traveled the world with this wonderful camera. It has never let me down. People are forever commenting on how nice my photo's are. I've just returned from doing a 23 day coach holiday throughout Britain and Ireland, most of my photo's were taken through the window of the coach traveling at high speeds. I am impressed by how clear the photos are and I just love how instant it is to turn on, aim and click and out comes this amazing photo. The battery life also amazing me. I have taken hundreds of photo's without needing to re-charge the battery, unlike my fellow travelers with cheap digital cameras. The only downfall I have found with the camera is that it only has 3 focal points. I love macro photography and after owning 3 other digital cameras previous to owning the D60, the D60 is far more superior in quality and sharpness. I just love my D60 it's been such a great camera to use and I highly recommend it, even though you cannot buy them in shops now as new models have now been released. I am contemplating on upgrading mine at some stage and I will definitely be buying another Nikon.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Easy but somewhat problamatic


It is an easy and fun camera but has a major problem. The D60 takes great pictures but it taken to fast the camera gives an error screen and requires you to reset the camera.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


Great camera


I've had it since 2009 and it delivers fantastic photos. Definitely recommend it.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


Great Entry Level DLSR Camera


Purchased this camera in April '09 and I am still in love with it. I did have a small issue with the light meter over exposing, but sent it in under warranty and it has worked flawlessly since. This was my first foray into digital and at first found all the functions daunting. I purchased a book on the D60 and also attended a Nikon class (came free with purchase). With some practice I have been taking some fantastic pictures. The nice thing about digital is you can take lots & lots of pictures and then just delete the ones that don't come out well. I have since bought some different lenses - tele and wide angle and with each one a new world opens up. I have traveled quite a bit with it and it hasn't let me down. Also get the remote shutter release so you can get in the picture too. :)


Great Graduation Gift!


We bought this for my stepdaughter's graduation, she is showing an interest in photography and we want a great product that will give her the tools to take it to another level.

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