Nikon D60 digital reflex - Flash
The buttons on top of the Nikon D60 remained in the same spot. The command dial with access to the main programs is positioned to the right of the internal flash. The dial turns to the left and to the right with sufficient resistance and every setting is confirmed with a soft clicking sound. The built-in flash pops up high, just as on the D40x and is capable of exposing well even in ultra wide angle. Naturally the Nikon D60 has been equipped with a hot shoe so an additional Speedlight flash unit of Nikon can be attached to the D60. Although this kind of flash alters the compact size of the Nikon D60, it is enrichment for flash photography. The other buttons offer access to exposure compensation and Active D-Lighting among other functions. Additionally the shutter release button is found here with around it the on/off button.
|Nikon D60 DSLR camera - Lenses
The metal bayonet mount on the front side of the camera obviously needs attaching a lens to it. For this review I have used the lens that comes with the Nikon D60 kit; the Nikkor AF-S DX 18-55 mm G VR among other lenses. Besides the standard lens the camera supports a large range of lenses such as the AF-S and AF-I Nikkor lenses or the Type G and D AF Nikkor lenses without built-in engine. The group of lenses has been chosen with care and seems to meet all the requirements of the target-group.
Nikon D60 - Memory & Battery compartment
On the right side of the D60 camera body the card slot is hiding inside the housing. The cover of the compartment is solid and covers it neatly. The Nikon D60 supports Secure Digital memory cards with a storage capacity up to 2GB and SDHC cards with storage capacity up to 32GB. The new generation SDHC card is quickly spreading and seems to conquer the market fast without any resistance. The support of this card means a large choice of types and speeds for the Nikon D60 to choose from. The bottom of the handgrip hides the EN-EL9 battery. The bottom of the camera contains somewhat off centre the universal metal tripod connection.
Nikon D60 digital SLR - LCD format
The 2.5 inch sized LCD monitor on the back of the Nikon D60 has a standard size. The quality is excellent and a joy to work with thanks to the large viewing angle. The optical viewfinder above the monitor has a reproduction of around 95% and a 0.8x viewfinder magnification. The viewfinder offers a clear view and renders the necessary information as far as status of the camera parts and settings are concerned.
Nikon D60 SLR - Easy of use & Quality
The concept of the Nikon D40x / D40 has been continued and is successfully used for the Nikon D60. The couple mentioned above has been embraced warmly by enthusiastic beginning photographers thanks to the right combination between ease-of-use and quality. The structure of the buttons and functionalities on the Nikon D60 are very logical and useful in practice. Nikon have proven earlier that this is a factor to great success. Now it is the Nikon D60's turn.