Excerpt: The F60 is a reasonably capable (but fairly basic) entry-level SLR. Discontinued now, but can be bought very cheaply secondhand. The body has a very plasticky feel to it; the plastic is slightly textured, but it isn't covered with any grippy substance (eg. rubber) at all. This makes the camera feel cheap (which it is) and fragile. The camera has a fair amount of preset shooting modes (this could be good for a beginner) in addition to the usual P, S, A, & M modes.
Excerpt: I bought a Nikon F60 as my first camera as my dad always had a Nikon and I wanted a quality camera too. It's robust, easy to hold and operate, takes great pictures, but I have one complaint. The focus button is also the button that you press to take the picture. So it's happened quite a lot that the picture can't auto focus (for example it may be dark) and the camera just goes mad zooming in and out forever blurred).
Excerpt: I owned a manual focus SLR with simple aperture priority or manual exposure and thought it was all I would ever need. Why do you need auto focus when you're looking through the lens anyway. I moved to the F60 only because I wanted a camera I could put in a housing and use underwater. Since I've used it I really appreciate the ease of use of auto focus, although if you main subject is off centre you have to recognise this and take control.
Pros: Robust and takes great pictures if used properly
Excerpt: as a former died in the wool, manual focus only, AF is for wimps sort of snapper I've always avoided this kind of photo-gear..but I have to admit that trying the F50 & F60 out last year was a treat only actually had it in my possession to teach someone the basic principles of photography as they were getting an F60 to take to Antarctica as part of a UNESCO trip but after only a short while, and seeing the cracking results that my formerly photo-dunce pupil managed to...
Summary: The Nikon F60 is a basic analogic body. It has lot of capabilities for its price on the second hand market. It is good for collection, but if you want an everyday use of a "film body", prefer a bigger body like an F90 or a F100 and if you have less money : F80 or F70.
Summary: Die Nikon F60 ist eine sehr gut bedienbare, analoge Spiegelreflexkamera. In den digitalen Fotozeiten ist analog fast in Vergessenheit geraten und eigentlich nicht mehr up-to-date. Dabei hat die analoge Fotographie durchaus ihre Vorteile und Reize. Mit der Nikon F60 bekommt man eine wunderbar einfach bedienbare, zuverlässige und sauber verarbeitete Spiegelreflex die fast keine Wünsche und Möglichkeiten für den Amateur offen läßt.