Nikon releases the full UK specification for the D60 digital SLR.

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

Effective pixels 10.2 million

Image sensor

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*1 ? 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 colour 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 colour 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.


Type Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal-plane 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 colour matrix metering II (type G and D lenses); colour 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)

? 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 Colour 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

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 Hi-Speed USB: Data transfer protocol: MTP, PTP

Video output can be selected from NTSC and PAL

Supported languages

Supported languages Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish

Power source

Battery One Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL9

AC adapter AC Adapter EH-5a (used with Power Connector EP-5, available separately)

Tripod socket

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

Operating environment

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

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Specifications and equipment are subject to change without any notice or obligation on the part of the manufacturer. January 2008