Written on: 11/06/2011
The Nikon D60 is a 10.2 effective Megapixels (MP) Digital Single Lens Reflex Camera. It is a successor to the almost identical D40x.
This camera is pretty small and very light it weighs just 495 gram(body only no card, lens or battery) makeing it a great litte digital friend for low weight hiking and still haveing a DSLR to make stunning pictures.
I have several camera's and most of them are Nikons , because i like what nikon does for a great deal. Is the D60 perfect for every body? No, the D60 is a great little digital friend but it has only 3 Autofucus fields wich are horizontal allinged , so you can choose left af field , center af field or right af field.
It shines in low iso modes, but above iso 400 noise comes in 800 is usuable with a anti noise porgram, 1600 iso only ussuable if you have to have the shot , bot know that even afeter extensive use of anti noise programs still noise will be visisble in the picture .
the lcd in the back gives all the valuable information you need and i made good images with my d60, i recoomend using it with a VR lens and buy the 16-85 , 18-105 or the 18-55=55-300 VR LENSES.
i even tried the bulky 70-300 vr lens and it works great, but you laugh your socks off when you see such a tiny camera with that lens in full length
It is a entry level camera and it can grow with a expereinced user too but no it has no pro photographers ambitions therefore it is too slow .
the camera responses fairly without Automatic D-Lightning and with a fast (lexar 133x pro card SDHC (or SD).
for the money though i can recommend it to anyone that wants a dslr that is lihgt easy to use makes good photo's especially with bright lingt at low iso's