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Nikon D60 Kit

10.2-megapixel digital SLR camera with 18-55mm image-stabilizing lens

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Item #: 054D6055VR
 

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Our take on the Nikon D60 Kit

by Dave Bar
Nikon

Develop your photography hobby

You don't have to be an expert photographer to use an SLR — they all offer easy automatic shooting. Because of their build quality and the physics of good glass and large sensors, even their built-in automatic settings will get you better pictures than most point-and-shoots or mobile devices. But experienced photographers and budding hobbyists can get more creative by manually adjusting settings like aperture and shutter speed. SLRs let you expand your shooting options with additional lenses and flashes to suit just about any situation. If you'd like to record the occasional video, look for a model with high-def movie mode.

The nimble Nikon D60 teams detailed 10.2-megapixel recording with sophisticated image processing to give you beautiful, high-res photos you'll want to share. This cam's compact, lightweight, and user-friendly design makes digital SLR photography fun and easy. Plus, its Nikon image stabilizing zoom lens helps keep your pictures looking sharp, even in low-light shooting environments where camera shake can cause images to blur.

Fast, responsive handling
If you've ever missed a perfect photo opportunity because your digital camera just couldn't keep up, you'll appreciate the D60's quickness. Its near-instant startup time, split-second shutter response, and speedy autofocus make it ready to snap crisp, in-focus shots almost as soon as you turn it on. Save your photos to optional SD™ memory cards (no memory included).

Nikon's new dust reduction system
The D60's self-cleaning sensor unit vibrates to efficiently remove dust from its surface — ensuring that your images remain spot-free. A special airflow control system also helps to divert any dust inside the camera away from the sensor — preventing particles from settling on interior surfaces.

A bright, clear display and helpful features
Nikon's thoughtful design and attention to detail make the D60 a pleasure to operate. The large, crisp 2-1/2" LCD monitor gives you a clear view of the pictures you've taken. When you turn the camera upright to shoot a tall subject, the menus automatically rotate for easy viewing. And Nikon's handy "Help" function lets you read a brief explanation of the custom functions on the camera — great for folks who are just getting the hang of advanced photography, and for experts who don't want to carry around the manual.

Lots of cool extras
Fully automatic and preset shooting modes make it super-easy to capture vivid, accurately exposed photographs. Use Nikon's Active D-Lighting in tricky, high-contrast lighting conditions. This mode preserves important photographic details that otherwise might be washed out in brightly lit areas of your picture, or lost in deeply shadowed ones. A wide variety of in-camera options let you retouch and enhance the look of your images, while leaving the original picture file intact. There's even a fun shooting mode that lets you create a stop-motion movie from a series of consecutive photos.

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Highlights:

  • 10.2-megapixel effective recording
  • APS-C-size CCD image sensor (23.6 x 15.8 mm)
  • AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR (vibration reduction) lens (35mm equivalent focal length: 27-82.5mm)
  • 3X optical zoom (approximate)
  • compatible lenses:
    • AF-S and AF-I Nikkor lenses: all autofocus and metering functions supported
    • type G or D AF Nikkor lenses not equipped with an autofocus motor: all functions supported except autofocus
    • non-type G or D AF Nikkor lenses not equipped with an autofocus motor: all functions supported except 3D color matrix metering II and autofocus
  • Dynamic Integrated Dust Reduction System to keep image sensor clean
  • Nikon EXPEED image processor for fast, accurate shooting and longer battery life
  • Active D-Lighting mode for better shadow and highlight detail in high-contrast shooting conditions
  • 2-1/2" color LCD screen with auto-rotating display for easy vertical viewing
  • 3-area autofocus
  • 3D Color Matrix Metering II for accurate exposure control
  • image storage modes: JPEG, RAW (NEF), and RAW+JPEG (Basic/Large)
  • image size options: 3872 x 2592; 2896 x 1944; 1936 x 1296
  • shutter speed range: 30 - 1/4,000 seconds
  • sensitivity or ISO (film speed equivalent): 100-1600 (special high setting for ISO 3200)
  • manual exposure control
  • continuous shooting mode: 3 frames per second (up to 100 JPEG frames or up to 6 RAW frames)
  • program shooting modes: Auto, Auto (Flash Off), Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Child, Sports, and Night Portrait
  • in-camera image editing functions, including: D-Lighting, red-eye correction, cropping, image overlay, monochrome settings, filter effects, NEF (RAW) processing, cross star and color intensifier filters
  • intelligent pop-up flash and flash exposure compensation
  • accepts standard Secure Digital® memory cards and SD High Capacity (SDHC™) cards 4GB and greater
  • hot accessory shoe
  • flash sync at 1/200 second
  • high-speed USB interface
  • compatible with Nikon's optional infrared wireless remote
  • 5"W x 3-3/4"H x 2-1/2"D (without lens)
  • weight (body only): 17 oz.
  • supplied lens weight: 9.3 oz.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Supplied Accessories:
  • 18-55mm vibration reduction Nikon lens
  • rechargeable EN-EL9 lithium ion battery
  • battery charger
  • adjustable neck strap
  • USB cable
  • software CD-ROM (PC and Mac)

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Features and Specs
General
LCD Screen Size
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2.5"
Adjustable-angle LCD
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Wi-Fi
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GPS-enabled
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Lens 35mm Equivalent
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27-82.5
Optical Zoom
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3x
Digital Zoom
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N/A
Filter Diameter
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52
Manual Focusing
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Yes
Manual Exposure
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Yes
Built-in Flash
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Yes
HDMI Output
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No
Memory
Internal Memory
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None
Memory Media
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SD Card
Image
Effective Megapixel Count
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1.02e+007
Total Megapixels
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1.075e+007
Image Stabilization
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Optical
Highest Resolution
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3872 x 2592
HD Video Recording
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No
Dimensions
Width (inches)
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5
Height (inches)
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3-13/16
Depth (inches)
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5-13/16
Weight With Battery (ounces)
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28.2
Warranty
Parts Warranty
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1 Year
Labor Warranty
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1 Year
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What's in the box?

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  • D60 Camera body with body cap/viewfinder eyepiece/accessory shoe cover installed
  • Viewfinder eye cover
  • EN-EL9 (7.4V/100mAh) Lithium Ion battery pack with plastic cap
  • MH-23 Quick-charger
  • 6.5' AC cord
  • 5' USB cable with mini-USB type-B connector on one end and a USB type-A connector on other end
  • Nylon shoulder strap
  • 18-55mm DX AF-S VR Nikkor lens with front and rear lens caps installed
  • Nikon Software Suite CD-ROM
  • User Manual (English)
  • User Manual (Spanish)
  • Quick Start Guide (English)
  • Quick Start Guide (Spanish)
  • Nikon Digital Imaging Limited Warranty sheet
  • Lens Warranty card
  • Lens Extended Warranty form
  • Lens Product Registration card

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Recording Features
Lens Features
Playback, Editing And Printing Functions
Battery Information
Supplied Software
Image Capacity

Recording Features

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.

Quality Option
(Compression ratio)
Available Image Sizes  File Format Description
NEF (Raw) 3872 x 2592 NEF 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
Fine
(1:4)
L: 3872 x 2592
M: 2896 x 1944
S: 1936 x 1296
JPEG Fine image quality, suitable for enlargements or high-quality prints.
Normal
(1:8)
JPEG Normal image quality, suited to most applications
Basic
(1:16)
JPEG Basic image quality, suitable for pictures that will be distributed by e-mail or used in web pages.

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 optimized.

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 opportunity.

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 displayed.
  • 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 displayed.
  • 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 moved.

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 possible.
  • 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 complete

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 lighting conditions.

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.
  • Aperture-Priority Auto: Simply select the aperture to control the depth-of-field and the camera determines the ideal shutter speed.
  • Auto: The camera handles exposure, shutter-speed, ISO sensitivity and White balance so you can just point and shoot.
  • 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 easily.
  • 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 settings.

  • AE/AF Lock: both focus and exposure lock while the AE/AF lock button is pressed
  • AE Lock: exposure locks while the AE/AF lock button is pressed while the focus is unaffected
  • AF Lock: focus locks while the AE/AF lock button is pressed while the exposure is unaffected align
  • AE Lock Hold: exposure locks when the AE/AF lock button is pressed and remains locked until the button is pressed again
  • AF-On: the AE/AF button initiates autofocus while the shutter-release button cannot be used to focus

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 lighting conditions.
  • Incandescent: This is used under incandescent lighting situations.
  • Fluorescent: This is used for most fluorescent lighting conditions.
  • Direct Sunlight: This is for use with subjects that are under direct sunlight.
  • 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.

  • Off: flash does not fire even when lighting is poor or subject is backlit

  • Auto: When lighting is poor or the subject is back lit, flash pops up automatically when shutter-release button is pressed halfway.
  • Red-eye Reduction: reduces the red-eye effect sometimes caused by flash
  • Slow Sync: flash is combined with shutter speeds as slow as 30 seconds to capture both subject and background at night or under dim light
  • Slow Sync with Red-eye Reduction: combines red-eye reduction with slow sync 
  • Rear-curtain Sync: The flash fires just before the shutter closes, creating effect of stream of light following moving subjects
  •  Fill Flash: flash will fire whenever a picture is taken

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 EV.

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.

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 outlines
  • 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.

Lens Features

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.

Specifications:

  • 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) - f/5.6 (telephoto)
  • Minimum Aperture: f/22 (wide) - f/32 (telephoto)
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 0.9 feet
  • Lens Construction: 11 elements in 8 groups (1 aspherical lens element)
  • 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 Functions

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 quickly.

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 selector.

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 playback.

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:

  • Quick Retouch: Create retouched copies win which contrast and saturation have been enhanced.
  • D-Lighting: D-Lighting can be used to brighten dark or backlit subjects .
  • Red-eye Correction: Correct "red-eye" caused by flash.
  • Image Trimming: Create cropped copies of existing photos.
  • Image Overlay: Combine two RAW photographs.
  • Monochrome: Copy pictures in the Black and White, Sepia and Cyanotype colors.
  • NEF (RAW) Processing: Create JPEG-format copies of NEF (RAW) photographs recorded at an image quality setting of RAW or RAW+B.
  • Before And After: Compare a retouched copy to the source image by displaying them side-by-side.
  • Small Picture: You can create a small copy of a recorded image. The copy will be stored as a JPEG file. You can choose from the following sizes:
    • 640 x 480: Suited to television playback.
    • 320 x 240: Suited to display on web pages.
    • 160 x 120: Suitable for email attachments.
  • Filter Effects: Create copies with color filter effects. You can choose from one of the following:

    • Sky Light: Creates the effect of a sky light filter, giving the copy a "cold" blue cast.
    • Warm Filter: Creates a copy with warm tone filter effects, giving the copy "warm" red cast.
    • Red Intensifier: Intensifies reds.
    • Green Intensifier: Intensifies greens.
    • Blue Intensifier: Intensifies blues.
    • Color Balance: Using this method, you can individually increase the amount of green, red, blue or magenta in the copied images.
    • Cross Screen: Just as with a cross screen filter, this feature produces a star pattern with lines radiating outward from bright objects.
  • Stop-Motion Movie: Create a stop-motion movie from photographs on the memory card.  You can choose one of the following frame sizes - 640 x 480, 320 x 240, or 160 x 120 and one of the following frame rates - 15 fps, 10 fps, 6 fps, or 3 fps.

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 brand.

DPOF: The DPOF feature enables you to create a digital "print order" for PictBridge-compatible printers and other devices that support DPOF.

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.

Battery Information

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 keep shooting.

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 batter pack.

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 after shooting
  • 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 after shooting
  • 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.

Supplied Software

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 format.

System Requirements: The supplied software will work with Windows and Macintosh. You computer will need to meet the following system requirements.

Windows: Macintosh
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, 10.4.10
RAM: Windows Vista = 1 GB or more, Other versions of Windows = 512 MB or more (1 GB or more recommended) RAM: 512 MB or more (1 GB or more recommended)
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

Image Capacity

Estimated Image Capacity of an Optional 1GB SD Flash Card:

Image Quality Image Size File Size (MB) Number of Images Buffer Capacity
NEF (Raw) ---- 9 79 6
JPEG Fine Large 4.8 129 100
Medium 2.7 225 100
Small 1.2 487 100
JPEG Normal Large 2.4 251 100
Medium 1.3 431 100
Small 0.6 888 100
JPEG Basic Large 1.2 487 100
Medium 0.7 839 100
Small 0.3 1500 100
NEF (Raw) + JPEG Basic Large 10.1
(total of both images)
70 6
 
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Nikon D60 Kit

Written By payton524, Indiana on Wednesday, May 20, 2009
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This camera kit is all we expected and more! We are really anxious to take it on our honeymoon and try it out. Crutchfields service was impeccable as always!
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Super Camera

Written By Robert, Modesto, Ca. on Thursday, March 26, 2009
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I bought this Camera after doing a great deal of research. Well, my research seriously payed off. This Camera is SO awesome. I am by NO means a photographer, but this Camera makes me WANT to be. I bought a book on the D60 & read it while waiting on the delivery. It was worth the $20, as it gave me enough information to get started when the Camera arrived. Within the first 15 minutes, I took some of the MOST amazing shots.I bought this Camera after doing a great deal of research. Well, my research seriously paid off. This Camera is SO awesome. The Camera is very WELL made and feels fantastic. It was DEFFINATELLY a GREAT buy. As for Crutchfield; I have been buying from them for YEARS & they are ALLWAYS the best!!!!! They are the MOST customer conscious company that I have EVER dealt with. They want your business & they want you HAPPY! "Buy this Camera & buy it from CRUTCHFIELD"!
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Great Camera

Written By Nancy, Massachusetts on Tuesday, February 17, 2009
 
I bought this camera about a month ago. I had been researching cameras for about 4 months. This was the one that got the most positive reviews and I can see why. I know very little about photography and had no problems operating it on automatic. I'm looking forward to having the time to play with all the bells and whistles this camera has. I thought it was a great value through your website. I had checked other websites and your offered the best deal with free shipping...Thanks!!!!
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5 out of 5

Excellent Camera

Written By Keith, Joplin, MO on Wednesday, February 11, 2009
 
My in-laws purchased the D40 camera kit to take pictures over the holiday season. My wife and I fell in love with how fast the camera took pictures ... virtually no delay. We decided to take the plunge and buy a digital SLR to replace our compact camera. After the requisite internet searches starting with Crutchfield and a few other tech savy websites, we decided on the D60. For us, it struck a perfect balance of cost value, speed, and most important vibrant clear hi-rez pictures. I couldn't have been happier with the purchase or the service I received from Crutchfield. Sounds like a paid advertisement but it's not. It seems it's the exception now to get good customer service anywhere. It's seems right to spend money at those places and keep them in business.
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Nikon D60 Kit

Written By Roger, Alderson, WV on Sunday, February 08, 2009
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I love this camera. I checked out different Canon models along with the Nikon D40 and D80 before setteling on the Nikon D60. The Canon bodies appear to be a little cheaper made and in reading up on them, it appears they have more problems with red eye. The Nikon D60 is very well made and takes beautiful pictures. I actually have not been able to take a picture that has red eye. I would highly recommend this camera to anyone that is looking to buy an SLR camera that is simple to use and takes great pictures. It is also smaller and lighter than most of the other SLR cameras.
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Nikon D60 Kit

Written By Angel, Kenosha, WI on Thursday, September 18, 2008
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I absolutely LOVE this Nikon camera. I needed a new camera to be able to capture pictures when attending NASCAR races. Since some of the tracks are bigger than others, I needed to make sure I was able to take pictures no matter where the cars were on the track. I knew I wanted a Nikon camera because after owning only Canon cameras in the past, I had seen pictures taken from other Nikon cameras, & they were outstanding, more crisp, and just much more excellent pictures. After speaking to one of the very knowlegable & courteous representatives at Crutchfield, I also purchased the bigger lens. I am not a pro by no means, yet this camera is so easy to use, even for me! It is very sturdy & takes the most awesome pictures, no matter how fast the objects are moving. You can use the manual choices or leave on auto, which ever you prefer. I highly recommend it for anyone wanting an excellent camera at a very fair price, and if wanting excellent pictures at a very far distance, I also highly recommend purchasing the larger lens as well. It is definitely worth the extra money!
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