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Nikon D60 Specs and Scores

Storage & Battery
Nikon D60
Refers to the year this camera was officially made available for sale.
Announcement Date
Refers to the date the manufacturer publicly announced the upcoming release and general specs of this camera.
January 29, 2008
Camera Type
Camera Size
Camera Weight

The Nikon D60 scores a 34/100 in our evaluation. This DSLR camera, announced on January 29, 2008, and released the same year, had a launch price of $470. Measuring 126 x 94 x 64mm and weighing 522g (1.15lbs), the D60 is a compact and lightweight option for photographers. However, considering the advancements in today’s market, the D60 may not be the most competitive choice for modern photography needs.

Nikon D60 Overview and Optics

The optics of the Nikon D60 receive a score of 43/100. This camera features 10.2 megapixels, a shooting speed of 3 frames per second, and a CCD sensor type. It uses an Expeed processor, has a DXOMARK score of 65 for the sensor, and an APS-C sensor size. The Nikon D60 is compatible with Nikon F DX lens mounts and has an aspect ratio of 3:2. However, it lacks image stabilization.

Comparing these specifications to today’s market, the Nikon D60 falls short in terms of megapixels, shooting speed, and the absence of image stabilization. Many modern cameras boast higher megapixel counts and faster shooting speeds, which contribute to better image quality and versatility. Additionally, image stabilization has become a standard feature in contemporary cameras, providing improved sharpness and reduced camera shake.

Despite its lower score, the Nikon D60 remains a decent option for those seeking a simple and affordable camera with basic features. Its compatibility with the Nikon F DX lens mount allows for a wide range of lens options, and its Expeed processor and APS-C sensor size still deliver acceptable image quality. However, for those seeking advanced features and improved performance, other cameras in the market may be more suitable.

The higher the number of megapixels, the more detail the cameras sensor can capture.
10.2 MP
Image Resolution
Image resolution is measured in pixels and megapixels, width by height. The higher the number, the higher its resolution.
3872 x 2592 px
Sensor Type
The camera sensor captures light and records the image. Sensors vary in physical size, the number of pixels, and quality.
Sensor Size
The sensor size contributes to the overall quality as well as the dynamic and tonal range a camera can capture. As a rule of thumb, the more surface there is to read the light, the more information it will capture.
16 x 24 mm
Sensor Format
Refers to the most commonly used sensor sizes.
Frame Rate
The number of sequential frames per second the camera can write to the memory card when shooting in burst or continuous mode.
3 fps
Lens Mount
The lens mount will tell you what type of lens range you can fit onto the camera body. Often the same camera company will have different lens ranges for different cameras.
Nikon F DX
Image Processor
The image processor in the camera converts the information collected on the sensor for digital storage on the memory card.
Aspect Ratio
The aspect ratio refers to the proportional difference between width and height. The most popular aspect ratios are 3:2 and 4:3.
Minimum ISO (Native)
Refers to the lowest native (or 'base') ISO setting. Lower ISO are less sensitive to light but make a cleaner image.
Maximum ISO (Native)
Refers to the highest native (or 'base') ISO setting. Higher ISO is necessary for low-light situations or night photography, but higher ISOs often introduce grain or noise.
Minimum ISO (Expanded)
Expanded (or extended) ISO is a digitally enhanced feature available on some cameras. It allows you to push beyond the native ISO range if necessary.
Maximum ISO (Expanded)
Expanded (or extended) ISO is a digitally enhanced feature available on some cameras. It allows you to push beyond the native ISO range if necessary.
Minimum Shutter Speed
The minimum shutter speed will tell you the longest exposure your camera can take without using an external accessory.
30 s
Maximum Shutter Speed
The maximum shutter speed tells you the length inside 1 second the camera will capture. These can sometimes be extended with accessories such as extra external batteries.
1/ 4000 s
Autofocus Points
Autofocus points show where the camera is focusing graphically as squares or brackets in Live View or on an electronic viewfinder. These points are also used for light meter readings.
In-body Stabilization
In-body Stabilization means the camera has a certain technology embedded that counteracts camera shake.
Viewfinder Type
The viewfinder type is either electronic or optical. Electronic viewfinders will have a small screen in the viewfinder. Optical viewfinders will use prisms and mirrors to look through the lens.
Optical (pentamirror)

Nikon D60 Video Performance

The Nikon D60 lacks video capabilities. This camera focuses on photography only and does not offer any video recording functions. Users seeking video features should consider other camera models.

Indicates if this camera is capable of recording video.
Time-Lapse Built In
A built in time-lapse mode will allow continuous shooting throughout a prolonged period of time to be compressed into a sped up video.

Nikon D60 Features and Benefits

The Nikon D60’s features score is 17/100, which reflects its limited functionality when compared to modern cameras. The screen size is 2.5 inches with a resolution of 230,000 dots. The D60 lacks a touchscreen, flip screen, GPS, WIFI, and Bluetooth capabilities.

In today’s market, these specifications are outdated. Most current cameras have larger screens with higher resolution, touch controls, and connectivity options. The absence of a flip screen and touchscreen impacts the user experience, making it less convenient and versatile. The lack of GPS, WIFI, and Bluetooth further limits the camera’s compatibility with modern devices and applications.

The Nikon D60’s features are not competitive in the current market. Its limited specifications make it less appealing to photographers who require advanced functionality and connectivity. The D60’s low feature score reflects the camera’s inability to meet the demands of today’s photography landscape.

Built-in Flash
A built-in flash will often be positioned right above the lens. This will automatically pop up when you activate it.
External Flash
External flashes are often connected through a hot shoe at the top of a camera, or a cable at the side of the camera.
GPS features in a camera will include location metadata to each of your photographs.
Weather Sealing
Weather sealing capabilities will give you more confidence when shooting in unfavourable conditions.
Screen Type
Touch Screen
Touchscreen allows you to change camera settings and access menus with a swipe of your finger, instead of using buttons.
Screen Size
Screen Resolution
Screen dots indicate the resolution of the LCD screen by including each sub pixel.
230,000 dots
Flip Screen
A flip screen (or articulating screen) is a second screen which can flip out from the side or top of the camera. This rotating screen allows you more freedom to take photos at different angles.
Live View
Live View feature allows you to see a continuous live video of what is being seen through your lens.
Bluetooth capabilities allow you wireless control of your camera with other external devices.

Nikon D60 Storage and Battery

The storage and battery section of the Nikon D60 receives a score of 27 out of 100. This camera has only one memory card slot, accepting SD, SDHC, and MMC cards. In the current market, having a single memory card slot may not be sufficient for professional photographers who need backup storage options.

The Nikon D60 uses an EN-EL9 battery, providing 500 shots per charge. This battery life is average for a DSLR camera but falls short when compared to newer models with longer-lasting batteries. Additionally, the camera lacks USB charging, which is a drawback for users who prefer on-the-go charging options.

Taking these specifications into account, the Nikon D60’s storage and battery capabilities may not meet the demands of today’s competitive camera market.

Storage and Battery
Storage and Battery
Memory Card
Dual Memory Card Slots
Battery Type
Battery Life
Approximately how long this cameras battery will last measured by how many photographs you will be able to take.
500 shots
USB Charging
Sensor scores tested by DXOMARK
Overall Score
DXOMARK overall sensor score.
Portrait (Color Depth)
As described by DXOMARK 'The Portrait score in our camera sensor reviews defines color depth performance and its unit is a number of bits. A color depth of 22 bits is excellent; differences below 1 bit are barely noticeable.'
22.5 bits
Landscape (Dynamic Range)
As described by DXOMARK 'The Landscape score in our camera sensor tests defines the maximum dynamic range of the camera sensor and its unit is an exposure value (EV). A value of 12 EV is excellent with differences below 0.5 EV usually not noticeable.'
11.4 EVs
Sports (Low-Light ISO)
Described by DXOMARK as 'The maximal value of ISO sensitivity needed to reach a given value of Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR). The greater the value, the better'
User Scores
B&H photo video
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