Summary: The D60 risks being not quite friendly enough for beginners and not quite techy enough for advanced users, but if you just want a simple, easy to use SLR that shoots gorgeous, high resolution images, it fits the bill. The Sony A200 is well worth a look at this price, too.
Summary: The D60 is easy to use and capable of producing excellent results at lower ISO settings and it is a worthy successor to the D40x; certainly worth a look for anyone wanting to get that bit more from their photography in a compact, responsive package.
Pros: Compact size, Low ISO image quality, VR lens kit, Excellent features, Ease of use, Ergonomics
Cons: Noise at higher sensitivities, Small viewfinder, Slow processing multiple images and RAWs
Conclusion: Nikon D60 digital SLR camera The Nikon D60 in fact does not surprise us. It just comes down to Nikon having kept the successful concept of the D40 / D40x and where possible improved it or added the latest innovations. And that concept consists of a solid base proven by the popularity of the aforementioned models. Whether Nikon will be as successful with the D60 as with the other models will not depend on the quality, for the quality is excellent.
Excerpt: For a start, the D60 gets a new dust-removal system, in line with most other digital SLRs on the market. It also has an eye-sensor just below the viewfinder eyepiece, which switches off the LCD when you put it to your eye.
Summary: The Nikon D60 may not be a world apart from its predecessor, but it remains a good, solid, 10 Megapixel entry-level DSLR. It’s very easy to use, handles well and produces great looking – if slightly over-saturated – images in its fully automatic modes. As such it’s an ideal model for first-time DSLR buyers who are perhaps upgrading from a point and shoot. And of course there’s wealth of manual control for when they’re ready to get creative.
Pros: Small, light and well-built., Very easy to use with helpful menus., Virtually fool-proof metering., Excellent DX 18-55mm VR kit lens option.
Cons: No auto-focus with certain lenses., Some settings require too many button presses., Anti-dust system not infallible., Basic 3-point AF and no DOF preview.
Excerpt: The Nikon D60 aims to hook point-and-shoot photography enthusiasts crossing over to the digital SLR dimension. The next step up from the Nikon D40x, this model adds advanced in-camera editing, including Nikon’s D-Lighting technology and an in-camera stop-action-animation mode. Costing £424 with the base kit lens, the D60 costs a bit more than its predecessor, the D40x, but is priced similarly to its competition.
Pros: Good image quality with extra features; variety of advanced controls.
Cons: Design feels cramped; some design aspects not intuitive.