Playback, Editing And Printing
Overview: The Nikon D60 18-55mm VR Kit includes the Nikon D60
digital SLR camera body and the 18-55mm, f/3.5-5.6G AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Image
Stabilization Lens. The kits also includes a rechargeable Lithium
Ion battery pack with an AC quick charger adapter and a USB cable to connect the
camera to your PC.
LCD Monitor: The Nikon D60 has a 2.5" low-temperature
polysilicon TFT LCD monitor featuring approximately 230,000 pixels and
adjustable brightness and allows up to 170-degree viewing angle.
The large 2.5-inch LCD monitor enables image preview at up
to 19 times magnification and has large type fonts with easy-to-view menus. Auto
rotating LCD display provides automatic horizontal and vertical graphic display
orientation. The camera's LCD monitor is for playback use only and to display
shooting information such as shutter speed, aperture, and number of exposures
remaining as well as the settings currently applied.
Optical Viewfinder With Eye Sensor: The D60 uses a fixed
eye-level penta-Dash miror single-lens rflex viewfinder with a built-in diopter
adjustment. By adjusting the diopter to suit your eyesight (with or without
eyeglasses), the viewfinder image will look clearer. The viewfinder's coverage
area is approximately 95%. The optical viewfinder features an Eye Sensor which
activates every time you thorugh the viewfinder, turning off the information
display on the LCD for comfortable shooting and to reduce battery drain. During self-timer or remote control
operation when your eye does not cover the viewfinder eyepiece, stray light may
enter the eyepiece and affect the exposure when the image is captured. To
prevent this, you can use the supplied eyepiece cap to cover the eyepiece.
Recording Media And Image Size: The camera records photographs on
Secure Digital (SD) and SDHC memory cards up to 8GB (sold separately). The D60
records still images in JPEG and NEF (RAW) formats. You can choose from the
following Image Quality and Image Size settings.
|Available Image Sizes
||3872 x 2592
||Raw CCD data is saved
directly to the memory card in compressed Nikon Electronic format (NEF).
Only available in 3872 x 2592 image size.
|NEF + JPEG Basic
||1936 x 1296
||NEF + Basic
||Two images are recorded,
one NEF image and one basic-quality JPEG image. The NEF image always
records in the 3872 x 2592 image size and the JPEG is recorded at
1936 x 1296
3872 x 2592
M: 2896 x 1944
S: 1936 x 1296
||Fine image quality,
suitable for enlargements or high-quality prints.
||Normal image quality,
suited to most applications
||Basic image quality,
suitable for pictures that will be distributed by e-mail or used in
Image Sensor: The D60 features a 23.6 mm x 15.8 mm Nikon SLR
DX format image sensor with a total pixel count of approximately 10.75 million
pixels and an effective pixel count of approximately 10.2 million. Nikon SLR DX
format image sensors incorporate individual micro-optics on each of the sensors
pixels. Micro Optics construction ensures that the image from the camera's lens
will be precisely aligned with each pixel's sensor and that performance will be
Active Dust Reduction System: Nikon's Active
Dust Reduction System activates automatically, along with Airflow Control
technology to reduce the amount of dust that reaches the sensor.
Fast Start-Up: The D60 features a fast 0.19-second startup for
split-second shooting so you can be confident you you will never miss a photo
3-Area Autofocus: The D60's advanced 3-Area AF
system and the refined algorithms inherited from more advanced Nikon digital SLR
cameras deliver fast, efficient and precise Autofocus. AF refinements deliver
greater precision with fast, more consistent subject acquisition and improved
focus tracking for consistently sharper pictures. You can choose from the
following autofocus and manual focus modes:
- AF-A: This feature automatically selects single-servo autofocus
when subject is stationary and continuous servo autofocus when subject is
moving. The shutter can only be released when in-focus indicator is
- Single-servo Autofocus (AF-S): This feature is used with
stationary subjects. Focus locks when shutter-release button is pressed
halfway. The shutter can only be released when in-focus indication is
- Continuous-servo Autofocus (AF-C): The camera focuses
continuously while the shutter-release button is pressed halfway.
Photographs can be taken whether or not the camera is in focus.
- Manual (M): Manual focus is available for lenses that do not
support autofocus (non-AF Nikkor lenses) or when autofocus does not produce
the desired results.
AF Assist Illuminator: The built-in AF assist illuminator enables the
camera to focus even when the subject is poorly lit. This feature will light
automatically to assist the autofocus operation when the shutter release button
is pressed halfway. It has an operating range of 1'8" to 9'10".
AF-Area Modes: The D60 offers a choice of five focus areas that
together cover a wide area of the frame. The AF-area mode determines how the
focus area is selected and what happens if the subject moves out of the selected
focus area while the camera is still focusing. You can choose one of the
following AF-area modes:
- Single Point: You select the focus area manually and the camera
focuses on the subject in the selected focus area only. The selection can be
made from any one of the eleven AF spot sensors.
- Closet Subject: Camera automatically selects focus point
containing subject closet to camera.
- Dynamic Area: The camera focuses on subject in the selected area,
but follows the subject if it moves from its original position, shifting
instantly and automatically to the focus area into which the subject has
Manual Focus Point: The focus point can be selected manually for
composing photographs in which the main subject is not postiioned at the center
of the frame.
Focus Lock: Focus Lock can be used to change the composition after
focusing, making it possible to focus on a subject that will not be in one of
the five focus areas in the final composition.
Electronic Ranger Finder: If the lens has a maximum aperture of f/5.6
or faster, the camera's viewfinder focus indicator can be used to confirm
whether the portion of the subject in the selected focus point is in focus.
Two-Stage Shutter-Release Button: The camera is equipped with a
two-stage shutter-release button. To focus, press the shutter-release button
halfway, stopping when you fell resistance. Focus will lock while the
shutter-release button is held in this position. To release the shutter and
shoot, press the shutter-release button the rest of the way down. The camera
features the following Shutter-Release Modes.
- Single Frame: The camera takes one photograph each time the
shutter release button is pressed
- Continuous: The camera records photographs up to 3 frames per
second while the shutter release button is held down. In this mode, you can
get continuous bursts of up to100 JPEG images. The fast framing rates that
contribute to the ability to capture moments in time instantly, along with
high-speed buffer memory handling, fast image processing, high-speed SD
memory card access and large system bus bandwidth help to make this feature
- Self-timer: This mode can be used to reduce camera shake or for
self-portraits. The shutter is released about 2, 5, 10 or 20 seconds after
shutter-release button is pressed depending on setting.
- Delayed Remote: shutter release is controlled using the optional
ML-L3 remote; there is a 2-second delay
- Quick Response Remote: shutter release is controlled using the
optional ML-L3 remote; the picture is taken immediately after focusing is
Nikon 3D Color Matrix Metering II: The D60's 3D
Color Matrix Metering II evaluates each scene for brightness, color, contrast,
size and position of shadows and highlights, selected focus area and
camera-to-subject distance, comparing that information against an onboard
database of more than 30,000 actual photographic scenes. The result delivers
instantly and precisely determined exposures for each scene, even in challenging
Digital-Vari Program Automatic Shooting Modes:
The Nikon Digital SLR Camera includes the following 8 Digital Vari-Program
Modes: Auto, Auto Flash-OFF, Portrait, Landscape, Child, Sports, Close Up and
Night Portrait. Each of which adjusts automatically for optimal results for
everyday shooting situations. Each mode considers lighting conditions and
possibilities, aperture, shutter speed, white balance, hue, tone, sharpening and
more to make creative photography as simple as rotating the mode dial. The
camera also features three additional semi-auto modes and one manual mode.
- Manual: Choose both the shutter speed and
the aperture on your own. You can refer to the electronic analog exposure
display of the camera for help with appropriate exposures.
- Programmed Auto: Choose from one of the
automatically selected shutter speed/aperture combinations and allows
control over exposure compensation, metering and other features.
- Shutter-Priority Auto: You determine the
shutter speed to freeze or blur motion, while the camera decides the ideal
- Aperture-Priority Auto: Simply select the
aperture to control the depth-of-field and the camera determines the ideal
- Auto: The camera handles exposure,
shutter-speed, ISO sensitivity and White balance so you can just point and
- Auto Flash Off: Captures scenes using only
available lighting. Ideal for museums, weddings or any situation where a
flash is prohibited or inappropriate.
- Portrait: Keeps your main subject in sharp
focus with a soft background for more pleasing portraits.
- Landscape: Ideal for beautiful scenery with
great perspectives and optimized greens and blues.
- Child: Delivers fresh, natural skin tones
for stunning shots of children. Clothing also vividly rendered.
- Sports: Freezes fast-moving subjects
- Close Up: Find beauty in small details by
focusing sharply on a small area with a softly blurred background. Ideal for
flowers and coins or other small treasures.
- Night Portrait: Capture your main subject
in low light while retaining a natural looking background exposure.
Metering: You can choose from the following Metering
Modes to determine how the camera sets exposure.
- Matrix: The camera meters a wide area of the frame and instantly
sets exposure according to distribution of brightness, color, distance and
composition for natural results.
- Center-weighted: The camera meters the entire frame but assigns
greatest weight to center area.
- Spot: The camera meters exposure in active focus point only. This
ensures that the subject will be correctly exposed, even when background is
much brighter or darker.
AE/AF Lock: If your subject is off-centered in the frame,
it can become difficult to achieve proper exposure and focus. By engaging the
AE/AF Lock feature, you can focus and meter on your subject, lock the exposure
and focus by pressing the shutter release button halfway, then recompose your
shot before taking the picture. You can choose from the following AE/AF Lock
Exposure Compensation: You can alter the exposure from the value
suggested by the camera, making pictures brighter or darker. You can adjust the
exposure from -5.0 to +5.0 EV in 1/3 EV steps.
Noise Reduction: This option controls whether photographs
taken at high sensitivities or shutter speeds slower than 8 seconds are
processed to reduce noise before being recorded to the memory card.
White Balance: White balance is used to preserve natural colors under
different types of lighting. When the camera is set to one of the exposure
modes, you can choose one of the following white balance options:
- Auto: The white balance is automatically adjusted to suit the
- Incandescent: This is used under incandescent lighting
- Fluorescent: This is used for most fluorescent lighting
- Direct Sunlight: This is for use with subjects that are under
- Flash: This is for use with built-in Speedlight or optional Nikon
Speedlights are used.
- Cloudy: This is used when taking pictures under overcast skies.
- Shade: This is used under sunny skies when subject is in shade.
- Preset: A white object is used as reference to set white balance
under unusual lighting conditions.
Note: In addition to the the basic White Balance options, the
camera features advanced White Balance settings for specific types of
fluorescent lighting. You can choose from Sodium-vapor lamps, Warm-white
fluorescent, White fluorescent, Cool-white fluorescent, Day white
fluorescent, Daylight fluorescent, and Mercury-vapor lamps.
ISO Sensitivity: When lighting is poor, the camera will automatically
increase sensitivity, permitting faster exposures, and minimizing blur caused by
inadvertent camera movement, up to a maximum equivalent of ISO 1600. Using the
ISO button and main command dial, you can manually select from ISO settings 100
to 1600, with incremental steps of 1EV. You can also choose HI 1 (ISO 3200) for
even higher sensitivity.
Active D-Lighting: Nikon's Active D-Lighting can
correct exposure issues due to difficult lighting conditions instantly and
automatically while you shoot. Active D-Lighting preserves details in highlights
and shadows, creating photographs with natural contrast.
Speedlight With i-TTL Automatic Flash Control:
Nikon's innovative i-TTL flash control evaluates flash exposure with incredible
precision to achieve better automatic flash balance and deliver outstanding
results. The built-in Speedlight is always ready to bring beautiful exposures to
darkened conditions, as well as add sparkle for fill flash in outdoor situations
for enhanced twilight shots or an added impact to daylight images. In low-light
or back-light situations, added illumination from the built-in Speedlight can
make the difference between an average snapshot and a great picture.You can
choose one of the following flash modes:
- TTL: output of built-in Speedlight is adjusted automatically in
response to shooting conditions
- Manual: allows you to adjust the power of the Speedlight to one
of the following settings: 1/2 power, 1/4 power, 1/8 power, 1/16 power, 1/32
or Full power
Flash Sync Modes: The camera offers the following flash sync modes
depending upon the shooting mode currently selected.
Flash Exposure Compensation: In P, S, A, and M modes, the flash
exposure compensation can be used to increase or reduce flash output from the
level chosen by the camera's flash control system. The flash exposure
compensation can be set to values between -3 EV and +1 EV in increments of 1/3
Accessory Shoe: The camera's integrate accessory shoe located above
the viewfinder allows you to connect optional SB-series Speedlights including
the SB-400, SB-800, SB-600, SB-80DX, SB-28DX, SB-28, SB-27, SB-23, SB-22S and
SB-29S (all sold separately) without a sync cable.
Histogram: The D60 features the ability to view a histogram on the LCD
monitor screen. A histogram is a graph showing the distribution of tones in the
Image Enhancement: When the camera is set to one of the exposure
modes, you can choose from the following image enhancement options:
- Normal: recommended for most situations
- Vivid: enhances saturation, contrast, and sharpness to produce
vivid images with vibrant reds, greens, and blues
- More Vivid: maximizes the Vivid settings to produce sharper image
- Softer: softens outlines
- Black and White: takes photos in black and white
- Portrait: lowers contrast while lending natural texture and
rounded feel to skin of portrait subjects
- Custom: allows you to adjust the following settings: sharpness,
contrast, color reproduction, saturation, and hue. The color reproduction
setting allows you to select one of the following color modes:
- Ia (sRGB): choose for portrait shots that will be printed or
used as is, with no further modification
- II ( Adobe RGB): photographs taken at this setting are
adapted to Adobe RGB color space
- IIIa (sRGB): choose for nature or landscape shots that will
be printed or used as is, with no further modification
Multi-Language Menu: You can choose from one of 15 languages for
display of the camera menus and messages including English, French and Spanish.
18-55mm Lens: This package includes
an 18-55mm, f/3.5-5.6G AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Image Stabilization lens. The lens
includes a 52mm snap-on front lens cap and a rear lens cap.
3X Optical Zoom: The compact 3x zoom lens has a
broad 18-55mm focal range for use in a variety of situations. When mounted to
the camera the lens' picture angle is equivalent to approximately 1.5x the focal
length of 35mm format (27-82.5mm). Close focusing distance to 0.9 feet (0.28 meters)
throughout the entire zoom range is possible. Separate zoom and focusing rings
ensure responsive operation.
Silent Wave Motor (SWM): Nikon's exclusive Silent Wave Motor (SWM)
ensures fast, quiet auto focus operation. Auto Focus-Silent Wave (AF-S) is a
type of focusing motor used in a number of AF-Nikkor lenses; the AF-S motor is very fast
and quiet. AF-S lenses also have an A-M mode selector which allows the user to
switch from automatic to manual focus with almost no lag time.
Vibration Reduction (VR): Vibration Reduction (VR) minimizes image
blur caused by camera shake, enabling sharper pictures, hand-held, at shutter
speeds up to three stops slower than would otherwise be possible.
Focus Mode Switch: Focus mode switch enables quick switching
between A (Autofocus) and M (Manual Focus).
Super Integrated Coating (SIC): High-performance Nikon Super
Integrated Coating (SIC) offers superior color reproduction, while substantially
reducing ghosting and flare.
Lens Element: A Hybrid aspherical lens element minimizes various types
of lens aberration.
Diaphragm: A rounded seven-blade diaphragm opening makes out-of-focus
elements appear more natural.
Optional Accessories (available
from Nikon): Compatible optional accessories include 52mm screw-in filters.
- Type of Lens: G-type AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor lens with built-in CPU
- Type of Mount: Nikon bayonet type
- Filter Diameter: 52mm
- Focal Length: 18mm to 55mm
- Maximum Aperture: f/3.5 (wide) -
- Minimum Aperture: f/22 (wide) - f/32
- Minimum Focus Distance: 0.9 feet
- Lens Construction: 11 elements in 8 groups (1 aspherical lens
- Picture Angle: 76°-28°
- Focal Length Scale: 18, 24, 35, 45, 55mm
Optional Lens Compatibility: The D60 is compatible with the
following Nikon lenses - DX AF NIKKOR (all functions possible), D-/G-type AF
NIKKOR excluding IX Nikkor lenses (all functions possible excluding PC Micro-NIKKOR),
AF NIKKOR other than D-/G-type excluding lenses for F3AF (all functions except
3D-Color Matrix Metering II possible), AI-P NIKKOR (all functions except
Autofocus/3D-Color Matrix Metering II possible), Non-CPU AI NIKKOR (can be used
in exposure modes A and M/electronic range finder can be used if maximum
aperture is 5.6 or faster/Color Matrix Metering and aperture value display
supported if user provides).
Playback, Editing And Printing
Auto Image Rotation: Photographs taken while this feature is set to
"On" allow the image to be played back automatically in the orientation it was
taken such as Portrait or Landscape.
Rotate Tall: Portrait photos are displayed in
tall orientation during playback.
Image Review: When this setting is enabled, the camera
displays the image on the LCD monitor after the picture is taken. You can choose
how long photographs are displayed in the monitor after shooting from 4 seconds,
8 seconds, 20 seconds, 1 minute or 10 minutes.
Single-Image Playback: During single-image playback, you
can view all the pictures stored on the memory card one at a time.
Thumbnail Playback: This feature allows you to view four
or nine images at once on the LCD monitor so that you can search for an image
Slide Show: This features plays photographs back in an
automatic slide show manner.
Playback Zoom: During single-image and thumbnail
playback, you can zoom in on the selected image. You can zoom in up to 25x for
large images, up to 19x for medium images, and up to 13x for small images. Once
the image is enlarged, you can pan through it on the LCD monitor using the multi
TV Playback: The camera features a 3.5mm minijack video
output plug to playback still images on your TV or monitor using the optional
EG-D100 video cable (sold separately). You can select between NTSC or PAL video
In-Camera Image Editing with Retouching Menu: These
options can be used to create, trimmed, resized, or retouch existing copies of
the photographs is the memory card. You can choose from the following options:
Protecting Images: The protect feature allows you to
protect important images from accidental erasure.
PictBridge Printing Capability: Using the supplied USB
cable, you can connect this camera directly to a PictBridge compliant printer.
PictBridge is a new standard that allows you to connect a PictBridge compliant
camera directly to a PictBridge compliant printer and make prints, regardless of
DPOF: The DPOF feature enables you to create a
digital "print order" for PictBridge-compatible printers and other devices that
Exif Print (Exif 2.21): The D60 conforms to "Exif Print",
a worldwide standard. Vital camera settings (such as: exposure mode, white
balance, exposure time) and scene data are recorded to the image file when it is
captured. Printers compatible with "Exif Print" are able to use this information
to produce high quality photographs, exactly the way they were intended at the
time of capture. This intelligent communication process also allows the printer
to correct for poor lighting or mistakes, resulting in photos that can be even
better than the originals.
Li-ion Battery Pack: The long lasting rechargeable Li-ion Battery Pack
(EN-EL9) offers up to 500 shots per charge with the 18-55mm VR lens so you can
Quick Charger: The camera also comes with an AC Quick Charger (MH-23)
to the charge the supplied Li-ion battery pack. The MH-23 will charge the EN-EL9
battery pack in approximately 90 minutes.
Backup Battery: The camera's internal backup battery can provide up to
a month of backup power after about three days of charging from the EN-EL9
Auto Off Timers: This feature allows you to choose how
long the monitor and exposure meters remain on when no operations are performed
to prevent battery drain. You can choose from the following selections.
- Short: monitor and exposure meters remain on for 4 seconds; when
image review is on, pictures are displayed in the monitor for 4 seconds
- Normal: monitor and exposure meters remain on for 8 seconds; when
the image review is on, picture are displayed in the monitor for 4 seconds
- Long: monitor remains on for 20 seconds and exposure meters
remain on for 1 minute; when image review is on, pictures are displayed in
the monitor for 20 seconds after shooting
- Custom: allows you to choose the monitor off delay and the image
review time from 4 seconds, 8 seconds, 20 seconds, 1 minute or 10 minutes;
you can choose the auto meter-off delay from 4 seconds, 8 seconds, 20
seconds, 1 minute or 30 minutes.
Optional AC Adapter: Use of the optional EH-5a AC adapter or
optional EH-5 AC adapter is recommended for extended playback.
USB Connection: The Nikon D60 utilizes a mini-USB high-speed
2.0 connection and come supplied with a USB cable to connect to your PC.
Software Suite CD-ROM: The supplied Software Suite CD-ROM
contains Nikon Transfer, ViewNX and related software. Nikon Transfer is used to
copy (transfer) pictures from the camera to the computer and to perform such
other transfer-related functions as making backups and embedding information in
pictures as they are transferred. ViewNX is used to view pictures after
transfer; among the other tasks it can perform are grouping pictures, restoring
and making simple adjustments to NEF (RAW) images and converting the file
System Requirements: The supplied software will work with
Windows and Macintosh. You computer will need to meet the following system
|OS: Pre-Installed versions of
Windows Vista (32-bit), Windows XP, or Windows 2000 Professional
(Service Pack 4)
||OS: MAC OS X version 10.3.9,
|RAM: Windows Vista = 1 GB or
more, Other versions of Windows = 512 MB or more (1 GB or more
||RAM: 512 MB or more (1 GB or
|Hard-Disk Space: A
minimum of 1 GB free hard disk space required when Software Suite
applications are running
|Video Resolution: 1,024 x 768 (XGA) or greater with 24-bit color (True Color/millions
of colors) or more
Capacity of an Optional 1GB SD Flash Card:
||File Size (MB)
||Number of Images
|NEF (Raw) + JPEG Basic
(total of both images)