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.
Summary: The D60 is a bit of a mixed bag, with plenty to recommend it such as the dust reduction, and legacy technology from the D3 and D300. However, it also suffers from an older and cheaper AF system and a smallish LCD screen. But on the most important criteria the news is better.
Pros: Easy to use, nice interface, good images, small, noise control
Cons: Some blooming, AF system, too simple at times, small LCD
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.
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.
Pros: Good image quality with extra features; variety of advanced controls.
Cons: Design feels cramped; some design aspects not intuitive.
Summary: The D60 isn’t so different from the D40x. The main changes are the anti-dust system, the new Nikkor 18-55mm VR kit lens and eye-sensor. The pictures are great, and the picture modes and retouching are impressive. The handling remains a sore point.