Nikon D60 Reviews and Resources

Nikon announced the new 10.2 megapixel Nikon D60 on January 29, 2008. Rather than creating an entirely new DSLR that’s a true “step up” from the Nikon D40x, Nikon settled on the solid 10.2 megapixel sensor that has made the D40x such a great camera and “upgraded” the rest of the camera to include next generation features like built-in sensor cleaning, built-in filter effects, Active D-Lighting (featured in the Nikon D3/D300) and 3D Color Matrix Metering II (also from the D3/D300). For more info, check out the reviews, resources and other info below.

Stay tuned to this page for the latest reviews, news and other resources for the Nikon D60.

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Nikon D60 Review

Nikon D60 Sample Images

Nikon D60 Reviews

What’s nice about the D60 is that Nikon didn’t change things about the D40 that worked. The same solid construction is here. The economy of design and outstanding ergonomics are still here, too.

Imaging Resource

Like the D40x before it, the Nikon D60 is a real gem. Consumers should want one, intermediate photographers should want one, and pros would do well to carry one too. The Nikon D60 is one of the finest “family” cameras on the market, easily upholding the standards of its predecessors, which is a tall order.

Digital Camera Info

Imaging performance shines when it comes to noise, and the responsiveness while shooting is exceptional for a camera in this class. However, the D60 also lagged in several equally important areas, including white balance and dynamic range.


With an Excellent rating on JPEGs from ISO 100 to 1600, the D60’s image quality tested slightly better than the D40x’s. That’s impressive, since the D40x also had Excellent image quality up to ISO 1600.

Think Camera

Those looking to make a first class entry level DSLR purchase need only know that the Nikon D60 is an excellent choice – it’s small, light, affordable, easy to use and has enough solid and fun features to get any enthusiast going. Although current Nikon D40x users will probably not feel the need to upgrade, taken on its own merit, Nikon D60 is up there with the best entry level DSLR, if not the best.

Steve’s Digicams

The new Nikon D60 is quite impressive for an entry-level dSLR, offering superb performance, great image quality, and multiple exposure options. The 3fps continuous drive mode (or 3.5fps in our testing), Sensor Cleaning system and onboard HELP Menu are distinct improvements for this soon to be popular camera.

Digital Outback Photo

We think that image quality is key and here we like what we see. Once we got over the missing AEB feature :-) we started to like the D60 a lot. For us the natural sharpness of this camera can produce counts more than any missing feature.


Despite modest improvements in performance and a couple of new features, Nikon’s D60 fails to impress and costs more than some competing models.

DP Review

There’s a few nice new features, and bundling the new ‘VR’ (stabilized) version of the kit lens is a smart move that makes the whole package a lot more appealing, but it’s fair to say that the D60 is a subtle upgrade rather than a wholescale reinvention of Nikon’s entry-level best-seller.

Camera Labs

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.


Ultimately the new Nikon D60 remains an intuitive camera that clearly meets the main needs of its target audience, whilst still retaining enough complexity to allow your photography to grow and improve in the future.

Trusted Reviews

Pictures from the D60 impress, with a lovely smooth tonality and crisp punchy colours. Contrast is generally good, while the Active D-Lighting quickly takes care of those that need a little help to achieve their best. Exposures are generally good, though occasionally the camera underexposes by a quarter to half a stop, especially if there’s a lot of brightness in the image such as a bright sky.


The new EXPEED processor has worked a treat on the lower ISO ratings with super smooth results on ISO100 and 200. A very very faint sharpening begins to appear on ISO400 but only at full size enlargement. Their is still plenty of detail in the petals even at ISO800, even though the noise has started to show.

Let’s Go Digital

Apart from quality, price will also play a big role in your decision as to which camera to buy. In my opinion the Nikon D60 is absolutely a recommendable camera. The facts prove it; convincing image quality, a great deal of user’s ease and an excellent price/quality ratio. I think it makes the D60 a highly attractive combination.


Because handling and ergonomics are so good and the camera is very simple to use – left on Auto, it is as simple to use as point and shoot compact – it’s sure to appeal to those wanting that bit more from their hobby than mere snaps. And it will offer a helping hand to those trading up from, say a compact camera.

Digital Review Hands-On & Sample Images

From our quick hands on with the Nikon D60, we have no doubt that this camera will deliver as promised and bring a whole new legion of fans. We are especially impressed with the AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 VR lens that comes bundled with the Nikon D60 kit package, delivering excellent sharpness and colour detail overall for a lens in this price range.

DP Review Hands-On Preview

D60 adds active d-lighting that helps maximize dynamic range by adjusting exposure to retain highlights then boosting shadows. It also adds a digital rangefinder that indicates subject distance when manually focusing lenses. A stop-motion mode lets the camera clump individual frames together as an animation – the first time we’ve seen this feature on a DSLR.

Nikon D60 Videos

Where to Buy

If you’re buying online, I recommend sticking with Amazon, B&H Photo or Adorama. These three vendors are reliable, trustworthy and generally have the best (legitimate) prices.

Press Release

With 10.2 megapixels and remarkable compactness, the D60 offers incredible picture quality, extensive built-in dust reduction technologies and a comprehensive set of creative options.

TOKYO – Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce the D60, one of the smallest Nikon digital SLRs ever. The D60 makes it fun and easy to take breathtaking pictures while also offering plenty of features for those who want to deepen their interest in creative shooting.

With a split-second shutter response, the D60 captures pictures that cameras with longer time lags miss. Ease of use and creative options both come standard with the D60, whose exclusive Nikon technologies help deliver high-quality pictures with vibrant color and stunning, edge-to-edge detail. Such superior results are achieved through a high-resolution image sensor utilizing 10.2 megapixels, world-famous NIKKOR lenses delivering razor-sharp pictures, and many cutting-edge Nikon features to further enhance your picture-taking experience. Nikon’s advanced 3D Color Matrix Metering II ensures consistently balanced exposures for images with natural color and contrast, while Nikon’s new digital image processing concept, EXPEED, makes it possible to deliver smoother tones and more accurate colors. Nikon’s fast, quiet and precise autofocus system adds significantly to the performance of the D60, capturing exact moments with astounding clarity.

Such clarity is reinforced by Nikon’s dust reduction countermeasures. To avoid picture-degrading dust particles accumulating near the imaging sensor, the D60 comes equipped with the innovative Image Sensor Cleaning function and Nikon’s exclusive Airflow Control System. These functions both reduce dust accumulation to give you even better picture quality.

In addition to new dust reduction features, the D60 offers a variety of ways to experience more fun and creativity when taking pictures. Users can easily capture dynamic images in different shooting situations with a simple turn of the mode dial. The Retouch Menu offers even more creative excitement, letting you change your pictures into even more striking images – all fast, all simple and all without the need for a computer.

Compact and comfortable, the D60 has so much to offer: amazing picture quality, simple operation, an Integrated Dust Reduction System for clearer pictures and an extensive selection of creative features. The result: fun, fantastic and inspired pictures. The world of stunning photography is just a step away, with the Nikon D60.

Nikon D60 Feature Highlights

Superior image quality and resolution
The D60’s image sensor utilizes 10.2 megapixels to produce superb, high-quality images with incredible resolution, allowing you to make large prints, even if you only use part of an image. And thanks to EXPEED, Nikon’s unique digital image processing concept, your pictures will contain fine detail and smooth, natural tonal reproduction.

Integrated Dust Reduction System
The Airflow Control System used in the D60 leads air within the mirror box towards small ducts near the base, directing dust away from the image sensor. The Image Sensor Cleaning function also reduces dust accumulation near the sensor using specifically determined vibrations, which activate automatically or whenever the user chooses. This team of dust reduction countermeasures lets the user switch lenses confidently, taking advantage of the extensive lineup of NIKKOR interchangeable optics while worrying less about the effects of dust in the camera.

Active D-Lighting for smoother gradation
The D60’s new Active D-Lighting feature can adjust the look of the final image while you shoot. This automatic process works in the highlight and shadow areas, compensating for difficult lighting conditions and producing optimized exposures with rich, smooth detail.

Intuitive, simple operation within a compact body
The D60 is not just compact; its shape is ergonomically designed to fit in your hand naturally and comfortably. The body design is inherited from the highly regarded Nikon D40 series. The bright and clear viewfinder ensures precise composition, while the large, 2.5-in. LCD monitor displays an easy-to-use menu system with a wide viewing angle so that anyone can navigate the settings and view images with ease. The new Eye Sensor function turns off the LCD monitor when the viewfinder is used. When the user moves away from the viewfinder, the LCD monitor turns on again automatically.

Retouch Menu
The D60’s Retouch Menu offers many exclusive in-camera editing features to choose from. Use the Filter Effects option to intensify a color (Red/Green/Blue) of your choice, or try the Cross Screen feature to produce star-like lines radiating from brightly lit objects in the image. In-camera NEF (RAW) processing is also available. RAW format images are “developed” within the camera after shooting, allowing you to control specific aspects of your pictures, such as image quality, image size and white balance. With the new Stop-motion feature, a stop-motion animation (the consecutive playback of still images) can be created from a sequence of images (in JPEG format). Also included is a convenient Quick Retouch option, which enhances contrast and saturation, to improve images without using a computer. The D60’s extensive Retouch Menu increases the fun and creative freedom of using a digital SLR.

Nikon D60 Other Features

  • Fast, 0.19-second power-up to respond to every photographic opportunity
  • Split-second shutter response eliminates the annoyance of shooting lag
  • Fast continuous shooting mode enables up to 100 JPEG images (FINE L-size or smaller) at 3 frames* per second
  • Fastest frame rates achieved by choosing manual focus, rotating the mode dial to S or M and selecting a shutter speed of 1/250 s. or faster, using defaults for all other settings
  • Advanced three-point AF system offers fast, efficient and precise autofocus
  • Nikon 3D Color Matrix Metering II for ideal exposures in almost any lighting situation
  • Bright and clear viewfinder with 0.8x magnification for precise composition
  • Long-life rechargeable lithium-ion battery that allows up to 500 images* with the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR on a single charge (*CIPA standards)
  • Digital Vari-Programs that adjust camera settings automatically for scene-specific pictures – selections include Auto, Auto (Flash Off), Portrait, Landscape, Child, Sports, Close Up, and Night Portrait
  • Manual control over shutter speed and aperture: P (Programmed Auto), S (Shutter-priority Auto), A (Aperture-priority Auto) and M (Manual)
  • Built-in flash with Nikon’s dependable i-TTL flash control, supporting Auto flash, Red-eye reduction, Slow sync, Rear curtain sync and Flash exposure compensation
  • Simultaneous recording of NEF (RAW) and JPEG basic data of the same image
  • Camera setting menus can be customized to suit individual preferences
  • Imprint date function prints the date of capture directly on the picture
  • Electronic rangefinder display indicates the deviation from the in-focus point when using manual focus mode
  • Fully compatible with AF-S and AF-I NIKKOR lenses, that are equipped with an autofocus motor (Autofocus supported. Also compatible with most F-mount NIKKOR lenses when using manual focus mode)
  • Supports the Nikon Creative Lighting System when using the SB-800, SB-600, SB-400, SB-R200 or the Wireless Close-Up Speedlight system R1C1. Offers accurate exposures via i-TTL flash
  • Optional Wireless Remote Control ML-L3 for easy remote shutter release
  • Included Nikon ViewNX software lets you share, organize and edit pictures with ease

Nikon D60 Specifications

Type Single-lens reflex digital camera
Lens mount Nikon F mount (with AF contacts)
Effective picture angle Approx. 1.5 x lens focal length (Nikon DX format)
Effective pixels 10.2 million
Image sensor 23.6 x 15.8 mm CCD sensor
Total pixels 10.75 million
Dust Reduction System Image Sensor Cleaning System, Airflow Control System, Image Dust Off reference data (optional Capture NX software required)
Image size (pixels) 3,872 x 2,592 [L], 2,896 x 1,944 [M], 1,936 x 1,296 [S]
File format

  • NEF (RAW): 12-bit compressed
  • JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx. 1:4), normal (approx. 1:8), or basic (approx. 1:16) compression
  • NEF (RAW)+JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats

Media SD memory cards, SDHC compliant
File system DCF (Design Rule for Camera File System) 2.0, DPOF (Digital Print Order Format), Exif 2.21 (Exchangeable Image File Format for Digital Still Cameras), PictBridge
Text input Up to 36 characters of alphanumeric text input available
Date imprint Date, Date and time, Date Counter, or none (selectable)
Viewfinder Eye-level penta-Dach mirror single-lens reflex viewfinder
Frame coverage Approx. 95 % horizontal and 95 % vertical
Magnification Approx. 0.8 x (50 mm f/1.4 lens at infinity; -1.0 m-1)
Eyepoint 18 mm (-1.0 m-1)
Diopter adjustment -1.7 to +0.5 m-1
Focusing screen Type B BriteView Clear Matte screen Mark V
Reflex mirror Quick return
Lens aperture Instant-return, electronically controlled
Compatible lenses

  • AF-S and AF-I NIKKOR: All functions supported
  • Type G or D AF NIKKOR not equipped with an autofocus motor: All functions supported except autofocus
  • Non-Type G or D AF NIKKOR not equipped with an autofocus motor: All functions supported except 3D color matrix metering II and autofocus
  • IX-NIKKOR and AF-NIKKOR for F3AF: Not supported
  • Type D PC NIKKOR: All functions supported except some shooting modes
  • AI-P NIKKOR: All functions supported except 3D color matrix metering II
  • Non-CPU: Autofocus not supported. Can be used in exposure mode M, but exposure meter does not function
  • Lens with maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster: Electronic rangefinder can be used

Shutter type Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter
Shutter speed 1/4,000 to 30 s in steps of 1/3 EV; Bulb, Time (optional Wireless Remote Control ML-L3 required)
Flash sync speed X=1/200 s; synchronizes with shutter at 1/200 s or slower
Release mode Single frame, Continuous, Self-timer, Remote control (optional Wireless Remote Control ML-L3 required)
Frame advance rate Up to 3 fps (by selecting manual focus mode, rotating the mode dial to S or M, selecting a shutter speed of 1/250 s or faster, and using defaults for all other settings).
Self-timer Can be selected from 2, 5, 10 and 20 s duration
Metering TTL exposure metering using 420-segment RGB sensor
Metering method

  • Matrix: 3D color matrix metering II (type G and D lenses); color matrix metering II (other CPU lenses)
  • Center-weighted: Weight of 75% given to 8-mm circle in center of frame
  • Spot: Meters 3.5-mm circle (about 2.5 % of frame) centered on selected focus point (on center focus point when non-CPU lens is used)
  • Range (ISO 100, f/1.4 lens, 20°C/68°F) • Matrix or center-weighted metering: 0 – 20 EV
  • Spot metering: 2 – 20 EV

Exposure meter coupling Combined CPU
Exposure modes Digital Vari-program (Auto, Auto [flash off], Portrait, Landscape, Child, Sports, Close up, Night portrait), Programmed auto (P) with flexible program, Shutter-priority auto (S), Aperture-priority auto (A), Manual (M)
Exposure compensation -5 to +5 EV in increments of 1/3 EV
Exposure lock Luminosity locked at detected value with AE-L/AF-L button
ISO sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index) ISO 100 – 1,600 in steps of 1 EV. Can also be set to approx. 1 EV (ISO 3200 equivalent) above ISO 1600
Active D-Lighting Can be selected from on (auto) or off
Autofocus Nikon Multi-CAM 530 autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection, 3 focus points and AF-assist illuminator (range approx. 0.5-3 m/1 ft. 8 in.-9 ft. 10 in.)
Detection range -1 to +19 EV (ISO 100, 20°C/68°F)
Lens servo

  • Autofocus: Single-servo AF (S), Continuous-servo AF (C), Auto-servo AF (A), Predictive focus tracking automatically activated according to subject status in single- and continuous-servo AF
  • Manual focus: Electronic rangefinder can be used

Focus point Selectable from three focus points
AF-area mode Single-point AF, dynamic-area AF, Closest subject AF
Focus lock Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing AE-L/AF-L button
Built-in flash

  • Guide number of 12/39 (m/ft, ISO 100, 20°C/68°F) or 13/43 in manual mode (m/ft, ISO 100, 20°C/68°F)
  • Auto, Portrait, Child, Close up, Night portrait modes: Auto flash with auto pop-up
  • P, S, A, M: manual pop-up with button release

Flash control

  • TTL for digital SLR using 420-segment RGB sensor: i-TTL balanced fill-flash (with metering other than spot) and standard i-TTL flash (with spot metering) are available with built-in flash, SB-800, SB-600, or SB-400, and CPU lenses.
  • Auto aperture: Available with SB-800 and CPU lenses.
  • Non-TTL auto: Supported flash units include SB-800, SB-28, SB-27, SB-22S, SB-80DX, and SB-28DX
  • Range-priority manual: Available with SB-800

Flash modes Front curtain sync, slow sync, rear-curtain sync, red-eye reduction, red-eye reduction with slow sync.
Flash compensation -3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3 EV
Flash-ready indicator Lights when built-in flash or Speedlight such as SB-800, SB-600, SB-400 is fully charged, blinks after flash is fired at full output
Accessory shoe Standard ISO 518 hot-shoe contact with safety lock
Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS)

  • Flash Color Information Communication supported with built-in flash and CLS-compatible Speedlight
  • Advanced Wireless Lighting supported with SB-800, or SU-800 as commander

Sync terminal Hot Shoe Sync Terminal Adapter AS-15 (Optional)
White balance 8 modes (when Auto is selected, TTL white-balance with main image sensor and 420-segment RGB sensor is available), fine-tuning possible
Monitor 2.5-in., approx. 230k-dot, low-temperature polysilicon TFT LCD, brightness adjustment and with automatic defeat via Eye Sensor
Playback Full frame and thumbnail (four or nine images) playback with playback zoom, stop-motion movies created with the D60, slide show, histogram display, highlights, and auto image rotation
USB interface Hi-Speed USB
Data transfer protocol: MTP, PTP
Video output Can be selected from NTSC and PAL
Supported languages Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish
Battery One Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL9
AC adapter AC Adapter EH-5a (optional, used with optional Power Connector EP-5)
Tripod socket 1/4 in. (ISO 1222)
Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 126 x 94 x 64 mm (5.0 x 3.7 x 2.5 in.)
Weight Approx. 495 g (1 lb. 1 oz.) without battery, memory card or body cap
Temperature 0-40°C (32-104°F)
Humidity Less than 85% (non condensing)
Supplied accessories (may differ by country or area) Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL9, Quick Charger MH-23, USB Cable UC-E4, Rubber Eyecup DK-20, Camera Strap AN-DC1, Body Cap BF-1A, Eyepiece Cap DK-5, Accessory Shoe Cover BS-1, Software Suite CD-ROM
Optional Accessories Wireless Remote Control ML-L3, Capture NX, Camera Control Pro 2, AC Adcapter Connector EP-5, AC Adapter EH-5a, Video Cable EG-D100, Semi-Soft Case CF-DC1, Speedlight SB-800, SB-600, SB-400, R1C1



  1. Spank mcGee says

    I would bump up to the D300, but I love the size of the D40. If they could improve the AF, by adding a few more zones, and do the anti-chromatic abberation in the D300, then yeehaw, we’ll have a winner. Could maybe throw in a LCD protector as well. I bet it won’t take all lenses, one of the hassles of the D40x.

  2. Nacho says

    Problem with a D60 as a replacement for the D40x is making it be more than a cosmetic replacement. In other words, why replace it if not much of any substance will be added? D40x owners would be pretty upset I think.

    As a D40x replacement to make sense, the D60 ought to at least auto focus and meter with AF lenses. That alone could really doom the D40. Add commander mode so that the camera can control the Speedlight flashes wirelessly, and voila! Pretty cool. A few more focus areas, say up to 8 or 9, and a small increase in FPS (say 3-4), and you have a great beginning camera to stay in the ring with Canon’s Rebel line (of course the Canon Rebel XTi still has sensor dust reduction). Add the rumored 16-85 AF-S VR Nikkor Lens as a Kit lens and it starts to look quite good. Problem is… it really would be replacing both the D40x *AND* the D80. It would cannibalize the D80 for sure.

    Then again, Nikon could offer the D60 as a replacement for the D80, and bump up the D80 to fill the gap that exists now between the D80 and the D300. The D200 is two years old, and with the introduction of the D300, the D200 is sitting in limbo. Convert the D200 body into the D80 replacement (with a 3 inch LCD, sensor cleaning system, and liveview), add higher ISO capability, and voila! you end up with a good Canon 40D challenger.

    That’s the camera I’d like to see unveiled at PMA and Nikon can do it right now!

    D200 sealed body
    10.2 MP CCD (or CMOS?)
    3 inch LCD at high res.
    Sensor Cleaning System
    15 segment AF
    14 bit A/D conversion
    Uncompressed Raw
    High ISO capability
    5-6 FPS
    Mirror Lock-Up

    Perfect D80 replacement to sit in the middle. But, would it undercut D300 sales? Nikon can’t afford that. So… expect less.



  3. ricky says

    well, as for me. i think nikon is not yet filling the gap between starter kit d40 and the mid-priced d80.
    wheres the real upgrade to d70s?????????

    six-megapixels nikon dslrs will not fade away just yet (considering the positive worldwide growth sales that nikon is enjoying. nikon has a market niche in that segment.

    im confident that they will most likely launch the “d75″ – six-megapixel, has camera-lens cpu, wireless flash capable (same as d70 and d80).

    (i hate big raw file from 10megapixel. 4-5mb raw file from 6mp cam is just sufficient for most of us.

    thats gonna be a true classic upgrade for starters and mid enthusiast. value for money over performance wise.

    hope you hear us, nikon guys.

  4. Dan says

    Ricky – sorry, the D70s has already been replaced – by the D80.

    The D40/x are in a new cheaper class. Also, the D200 will die as soon as the D300 reaches sufficient momentum.

    If a D60 actually does come out soon, it will likely push the D80 replacement more upscale. Instead of a D90 coming out at $1000, it may be more like $1200. Which would bum me out, cause I’d like a D80 but with some minor improvements (better metering/highlight preservation, 4-5fps, CMOS, 3″ nicer LCD). And I don’t want to spend more than $900-$1000.

    But even if it does go upscale, Nikon needs an entry-ish model with a focus motor, that’s not that big. I really highly doubt weather sealing and a large body would be part of this package. However, live-view, big 3″ screen, 12mp CMOS, active d-lighting, slightly bigger than the D80 (maybe D50/70 sized again).

    But I’d be pretty surprised to see the D40x replaced before the D80. It’s just too new.

  5. eric says

    I heard from retailers that d40x will now stop its production but 6mp d40 will still remain in the market.

    im hoping that nikon produce new dslr
    but would retain its 6mp sensor for us, “general users”
    (entry level to mid-range market).

    this is my wish list essential specs for d40 upgrade “d60″

    – 6mp (retained) (i hate the chunky raw file from 10mp)
    – has lens motor (not amputated like d40)
    – has wireless flash capable (like d70, d80 & up..)
    – ccd is nice but cmos censor would be most welcome.hehe..
    – oh, censor self-cleaning as well.

    as for starter lens upgrade…

    an 18-70 VR or 18-135 VR!!!!

  6. curlykale says

    The D60 is all but confirmed.

    A replacement for the D80 has to be in Nikon’s plans.
    Sony have just announced their a200 with strong rumours of an a300 and an almost definite full frame a900. Canon will have an EOS 5d mark II + a lot of other new stuff. Pentax will have their 20d and Samsung will no doubt have their version. There has to be an upgrade to the D80
    which will will be a pared down D300!

  7. says

    I just came back from a big photography retailer here in Paris and he told me that the shop opened a new entry in their system for Nikon D60 (to be announced in few days maybe?) with a kit lens of 18-55 mm for 800 euros!!!

  8. says

    Well, I was just about to purchase the D40x but it is now official that the D60 is coming in February or March. Ritz started taking pre-orders at $ 749. That’s the same price as the D40x but with lovely improvements such as the VR lens and oh yes, dust removal. D60 vs. D40x – a no-brainer. Unless the D40x drop considerably in price.

  9. Gary Abbott says

    You said this is a “hands-on preview”. A cut and paste of a press release isn’t a “hands-on”, fanboi.

  10. Eric says

    @Gary Abbot – That’s what DPReview calls it. I just link to it. I think that’s pretty clear though. Let me know if you have other suggestions.

  11. Maryann Corsalini says

    You need to fix the release date so you have the right year on top. Makes it easier for a novice like me to figure out which camera came first. Thanks, Maryann
    PS I do the same thing with my first checks of the new year!

  12. Eric says

    @Maryann – Yeah, I’m pretty bad about new year dates until March or so. Thanks for catching this and pointing it out to me.

  13. anatoly says

    Does anyone know, what are the differences between the D40X and the D60? Are they significant differences?

  14. says

    @anatoly – I think the biggest difference is the packaging of the kit lens with VR. Other than that, based on the reviews that I’ve read, I don’t think the differences are really significant from a purchasing decision. Mine is scheduled for delivery tomorrow. I’ll post some preliminary impressions next week after I’ve had some opportunity to shoot it some over the weekend.

  15. Fernando Costa says

    Congratulations for the website
    Where can find Nikon D60’S instructions in Portuguese (pdf)
    Thank you

  16. busybee says

    Hey Guys, I have been readyn all your comments, I was looking for some information about my new camara I wanted for my birthday. My husband bougth me a D40 and I didn’t like it, ( I wanted a D40X or a D80), so he went and exchange it and brought me a D60, I will be taking photography lessons and wanted to know if I should keep this camara or send the poor man to get me what I really want. What do you think?

  17. says

    @busybee – I think the D60 is a great camera. I think the D60 will do more than the vast majority of amateur photographers could ever ask of it. Whether it’s the one for you, however, is a question only you can answer. What are you missing in the D60 that the D80 has? I think that is the question you should be asking yourself.

    As for me, I still shoot with a Rebel XT most of the time, and it does everything I need.

  18. busybee says

    Thank you so much for responding so fas Eric, I had been shooting my pic with a little camara a sony cyber-shot. I guess at this point any DSLR camara is good, I wanted an opinion of someone who knew a bit of camaras, I guess since I am not getting anything for the next five years for my b-day (except I wanted to make sure that all his money was worth what he paid for (that was another thing I got sad about, the price), He always wants to buy the best for the best, I had seen a Kit on line that cost about the same as this cara he got. The kit had extra lens, tree filters, flash, a carry on bag, a hard case, memory cards, trypod, a little one, and he said its all just to good to be truth, (have you seen this kind of kids on e-bay with a seller name sunshine?), hope you have the chance to see and let me know what you think. Thank you in advance.

  19. says

    @busybee – I think I saw the kit your were talking about on ebay. Like this one?

    Frankly, most of the stuff in that kit is junk. I think you are better off sticking with one of the online vendors that I recommend in the post above. You should always be cautious when shopping on ebay (see this post for why). Buying from a reputable seller may cost a few dollars extra, but you can sleep easier know that you aren’t getting ripped off too.

  20. tony rose says

    my only question is…

    is the Nikon D60, better than the D70?

    please let me know

  21. Avinash says

    i bought a Nikon D60 and my friend has Nikon D70. as many arguments went between us regarding those two models. we both are not ready to compromise. so please write us ur opinion to

    we wanted to know which camera stands best?

  22. Jeff in Dallas says

    I’m considering (finally) upgrading from a D50 I’ve had a couple of years to the D60. Other than going to 10.2 megapixels from 6.1, what I am gaining by upgrading? I can’t seem to find anything comparing these two.



  1. […] Engadget is reporting (via Photography Blog): Apparently, the mythical D60 could be next in line to replace the D40x (pictured), but of course, all of this should be taken with a copious amount of salt for the time being. Based on rumors suggesting that the D60 is coming next Spring (by the same fellow who called the D3, purportedly), combined with reports that the D40x is at the end of its own rope, we’re left to believe that Nikon may be swapping the latter out and replacing it with the prior. […]