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The editors liked

  • Photos have accurate exposure
  • Low noise levels
  • And minimal purple fringing
  • Solid construction
  • Feels better in the hand than the competition
  • Dust reduction system
  • Large
  • Bright
  • And sharp 2.5" LCD
  • Shooting data well presented on the main LCD...
  • Excellent image quality at lower ISO settings
  • Very good build quality
  • New manual focus rangefinder
  • New kit lens provides surprisingly good optical performance and image stabilization
  • Quick and responsive
  • Very reliable metering
  • Active DLighting
  • Smallest Nikon SLR (tied with D40
  • D40x)
  • Great for travel and all-day carry
  • Quiet shutter and AF operation
  • A very "polite" camera
  • New kit lens has good optical quality
  • Better than average for kit lenses
  • New kit lens offers VR (image sta...
  • Excellent image quality. Easy-to-use on-screen menu system. Stop-motion movie mode. Automatic dust-cleaning system.
  • Compact size
  • Low ISO image quality
  • VR lens kit
  • Excellent features
  • Ease of use
  • Ergonomics
  • Light
  • Comfortable body. Sharp image quality. Complete manual controls. Lamp assists snappy auto-focus. Optical image stabilizer in lens. In-camera editing for quick prints and touch-ups.
  • Brightest
  • Sharpest LCD in category. Stop motion movies. Active DLightingfixes shots during processing. Incamera RAW conversion. Fast startup to shoot.
  • Optically stabilized kit lens
  • Convenient onscreen user interface
  • Compatible with a wide variety of lenses and accessories.
  • Excellent Noise results
  • Rangefinder brings fun to manual mode
  • Attractive screen graphics
  • Active D-Lighting from the D300
  • EXPEED processor
  • Also from the D300
  • In Camera RAW converter
  • Small yet sturdy camera body
  • 3x zoom lens with image stabilization
  • Fast response times
  • D-Lighting technology
  • Motion sensor for reorienting shooting display
  • Excellent help system
  • Stop-motion feature
  • Good resolution and detail (especially at lower ISO settings)
  • Good dynamic range (better than D40 and slightly better than D40X)
  • Surprisingly good build quality
  • Tight shut lines
  • New Dust removal system and very useful manual focus rangefinder
  • Very co...
  • Excellent photo quality
  • Info display rotates
  • Key settings can be changed from LCD
  • Lightweight D-SLR offering
  • Good pricing for the performance and quality ($750USD)
  • Fast shooting performance (3FPS burst)
  • Feature-packed
  • High ISO settings
  • Kit lens includes Vibration Reduction
  • Works well in low-light situations
  • Uses ultra-affordable...
  • Bundled with new VR lens. Fast operation. Good overall image quality
  • Especially for the price. Great body.
  • Small
  • Light and well-built
  • Very easy to use with helpful menus
  • Virtually fool-proof metering
  • Excellent DX 18-55mm VR kit lens option.
  • Good image quality with extra features
  • Variety of advanced controls
  • Easy to use
  • Nice interface
  • Good images
  • Noise control

The editors didn't like

  • Images are oversaturated
  • And on the soft side
  • Limited selection of AFS lenses means that many Nikkor lenses (mostly primes) will not support autofocus
  • Missing some features offered by competitive cameras
  • Bracketing
  • DOF preview
  • Live view
  • More tha...
  • No RAWJPEG option Correction
  • Per Nikon's press material
  • The D60 can in fact shoot JPEGNEF Ed
  • No exposure or white balance bracketing
  • No hard buttons (without customizing) for ISO or white balance
  • No depthoffield preview
  • No auto bracketing mode
  • No top deck status LCD
  • Nikon D60
  • Only 3 AF regions
  • Auto white balance setting doesnt handle household incandescent lighting well
  • No auto exposure bracketing
  • No Live View mode
  • Wed like to see more gradations in color saturation adjustment
  • Chromatic aberration somewhat high at wi...
  • Very similar to the older Nikon D40x. Specs are below average when compared with the competition. Slow three-point autofocus.
  • Noise at higher sensitivities
  • Small viewfinder
  • Slow processing multiple images and RAWs
  • Longer
  • Indoor exposures show yellow color shift
  • Compact styling means the controls are a bit cramped for big hands. Only threepoint autofocus system. Manual shooting a bit ungainly. Just three framespersecond in continuous shooting mode.Camera Resolution
  • 10.2 megapixels
  • With a 1855mm f3.55.6 VR lens...
  • Pricey for what it offers
  • Lens-based image stabilization is less flexible than sensor-shift offered by some competitors.
  • Review stays on too long
  • Only three focus points
  • No on-screen live preview
  • Somewhat limited lens selection
  • No top-mounted status LCD
  • Inconsistent performance at high ISO speeds
  • Default settings yield oversaturated colors
  • No lens motor in body means non-AF-S/AF-I lenses are manual focus only
  • Disappointingly RAW+JPEG setting only records Basic quality JPEGs
  • Default settings a little on the soft side at a pixel level
  • High ISO performance good
  • But not as good as best in c...
  • No live view
  • No video cable
  • Trial version of software
  • No second dial to make setting changes easier
  • No USB Mass Storage mode
  • No RAW+JPEG Fine setting
  • No live view mode
  • Despite being a popular feature
  • VR not built into body
  • No button for simple ISO changing
  • Severe diffraction in some cases. Narrow ISO range.
  • No auto-focus with certain lenses
  • Some settings require too many button presses
  • Anti-dust system not infallible
  • Basic 3-point AF and no DOF preview.
  • Design feels cramped
  • Some design aspects not intuitive
  • Some blooming
  • AF system
  • Too simple at times
  • Small LCD

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  Published: 2010-06-01, review by: toptenreviews.com

  • Abstract:  The Nikon D60 is an award-winning entry level DSLR (digital single lens reflex) that makes the transition from a compact point-and-shoot camera to the higher quality DSLR a breeze. From a 10.2 megapixel CCD imaging sensor and 3 frames per second in con...

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  Published: 2009-03-04, review by: electronicsme.com

  • If you are ready to take the step up from an advanced point and shoot to a digital SLR, the Nikon definitely deserves to be on your short list. It's priced competitively when compared to the competition. In fact, with the exception of the now budget-pr...

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  Published: 2009-01-29, review by: brighthub.com

  • Abstract:  In this digital camera review, we’ll pick apart the Nikon D60 – an entry-level digital SLR camera. Find out if this camera was made for you and your photography needs. The Nikon D60 is a great camera for those who want to upgrade from a basic...

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  Published: 2009-01-22, review by: modsynergy.com

  • The Nikon D60 is an entry-level DSLR that is affordable, has excellent image quality, great ergonomics and is loaded with features such as in-camera processing and in-camera editing. There’s not much to dislike about this camera. Needless to say I...

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  Published: 2008-12-12, review by: Megapixel.net

  • Excellent photo quality, Info display rotates, Key settings can be changed from LCD, Solid construction
  • No live view, No auto exposure bracketing, No video cable, Trial version of software

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  Published: 2008-09-01, review by: computershopper.com

  • Small yet sturdy camera body; 3x zoom lens with image stabilization; dust reduction system; fast response times; D-Lighting technology; motion sensor for reorienting shooting display; excellent help system; stop-motion feature
  • No on-screen live preview; somewhat limited lens selection; no top-mounted status LCD; inconsistent performance at high ISO speeds; default settings yield oversaturated colors

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  Published: 2008-08-01, review by: Kickstartnews.com

  • Abstract:  Nikon D60 Digital SLR Camera Review Reviewed by: Howard Carson, August 2008 Published by: Nikon USA Nikon Canada Requires: An interest in photography MSRP: US$699.95, CDN$549.95 The jump most people make from even the best quality point & shoot (P&S) o...

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  Published: 2008-07-31, review by: consumerelectronicsnet.com

  • Abstract:  The 10.2 megapixel (Mp) Nikon D60 is Nikons latest entry-level DSLR with an 18-55mm VR kit lens, joining the D40 and D40x, and it packs more professional features and better imaging options than either of its predecessors. The ease-of-use and power u...

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  Published: 2008-07-25, review by: pcmag.com

  • Excellent image quality. Easy-to-use on-screen menu system. Stop-motion movie mode. Automatic dust-cleaning system.
  • Very similar to the older Nikon D40x. Specs are below average when compared with the competition. Slow three-point autofocus.
  • The Nikon D60 is a worthwhile entry-level D-SLR with solid image quality, but its features dont really make it stand out from the crowd....

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  Published: 2008-07-18, review by: Neocamera.com

  • Abstract:  Review Introduction The D60 is Nikons latest entry-level DSLR camera. This is a relatively compact DSLR camera with a 10 megapixels sensor, a Nikon electronic-only lens mount and most features usually found among such entry-level cameras. The Nikon D6...

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