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Camera Menus

The D60's menu takes on the same form as we first saw on the D30, menu options are split into three coloured sections (Red, Blue and Yellow), your location within the camera menu is indicated on the right hand scroll bar by the highlighted dot.

Shooting Section (Red)

Option Values / Actions Notes
Quality  • Large / Fine *
 • Large / Normal
 • Medium / Fine
 • Medium / Normal
 • Small / Fine
 • Small / Normal
 • RAW

3072 x 2048 JPEG approx. 2.5 MB
3072 x 2048 JPEG approx. 1.3 MB
2048 x 1360 JPEG approx. 1.4 MB
2048 x 1360 JPEG approx. 0.7 MB
1536 x 1024 JPEG approx. 0.9 MB
1536 x 1024 JPEG approx. 0.5 MB
3072 x 2048 RAW approx. 7.4 MB

Red-eye on/off  • Off *
 • On
Enables the use of the AF / red-eye lamp just before a flash shot.
Auto Exposure Bracket  • 0 EV *
 • Up to +/-2.0 EV in 0.5 or 0.3 EV steps
Configures auto exposure bracketing steps
ISO speed  • ISO 100 *
 • ISO 200
 • ISO 400
 • ISO 800
 • ISO 1000
Set sensor sensitivity.

This setting can also be programmed onto the SET button via custom function 12.
LCD illumination  • Off *
 • On
Enables the new top information panel blue illumination LED's.
Beep  • On *
 • Off
Enables auto focus confirmation beep. Also used for self timer.
Custom WB  • Set custom WB Select image for custom WB. [clip]
Parameters  • Standard *
 • Set 1
 • Set 2
 • Set 3
 • Set up

Configure and select up to three sets of image process parameters (contrast, sharpness, saturation and colour tone). [clip of Set up menu]

* Default setting

Notable improvement: Ability to set image processing parameters in-camera. Although, my personal opinion is that there should be more latitude of change for each parameter, one step of change seldom makes a noticeable difference.

Playback Section (Blue)

Option Values / Actions Notes
Protect Enter protect mode, allows you to browse images either in a single image or thumbnail view and mark each image as protected (or un-protect). This simply sets the read-only flag on the CF card filesystem.

[clip of protect in thumbnail view]

Rotate Enter rotate mode, again, this can be performed in either single image or thumbnail index view. This option allows you to rotate an image on-screen by 90 or 270 degrees. Doesn't actually rotate the JPEG file, but marks its orientation. [clip of rotate in single image view]
Print Order Allows you to create a DPOF print order file, this defines which images will be printed, how many copies of each, what format etc. For use with compatible printers or photo finishers. [clip of print order set up]
[clip of print order selection]
Auto playback Start an automated slideshow of images on the CF card, delay between each image is preset at four seconds.  

Setup Section (Yellow)

Option Values / Actions Notes
Auto power off  • 1 min *
 • 2 min
 • 4 min
 • 8 min
 • 15 min
 • 30 min
 • Off
Sets camera power off time, this is the amount of "idle time" before the camera powers itself off. In the power off state the camera can be woken by half or fully depressing the shutter release (or turning the power switch to Off and back to On).
Review  • Off
 • On *
 • On (Info)
Enables or disables instant record review (image shown immediately after taking a shot). Info adds histogram, highlight and exposure information.
Review time  • 2 sec *
 • 4 sec
 • 8 sec
 • Hold
Defines the amount of time that the review image (described above) is shown on the LCD monitor. If this option is set to Hold then the image is displayed until the shutter release is half-pressed.
LCD Brightness  • Normal *
 • Bright
Sets the LCD backlight strength.
Date/Time  • Set Date & Time
 • Set Date format
[clip of set date & time screen]
File numbering  • Continuous *
 • Auto reset
Controls the numbering method used for filenames.
Language  • English *
 • Deutsch
 • Francais
 • Japanese
Select menu language.
Video system  • NTSC
 • PAL
Select video system for video out connector.
Format Format the CF card [clip of format CF card screen]
C.Fn Set up custom functions (See below)
C.Fn default setting Reset all custom functions to factory default settings  
Firmware ver. Displays current firmware version  
* Default setting

Notable improvement: Display of firmware version on menu.


Custom Functions

The D60's menu takes on the same form as we first saw on the D30, menu options are split into three coloured sections (Red, Blue and Yellow), your location within the camera menu is indicated on the right hand scroll bar by the highlighted dot.

Option Values
02: Shutter button / AE lock button 0: Shutter half-press: AE, AF. <*>: AE lock
1: <*>: AE, AF. Shutter half-press: AE lock
2: Shutter half-press: AE, AF. <*>: AF lock (no AE lock)
3: <*>: AE, AF (no AE lock). Shutter half-press: AE
03: Mirror lockup 0: Disable (normal)
1: Enable (first press of shutter release flips mirror up, second press takes exposure - reduces vibration) *
* When enabled camera's self-timer reduces to 3 secs
04: Tv/Av and exposure level 0: 1/2 stop increments
1: 1/3 stop increments
05: AF-assist beam / Flash firing 0: Emits / Fires
1: Does not emit / Fires
2: Only ext. flash emits / Fires
3: Emits / Does not fire
06: Shutter speed in AV mode with flash 0: Automatic (slow sync)
1: Fixed at 1/200 sec (when using flash)
07: AEB sequence / auto cancel

0: 0 - + / Enable
1: 0 - + / Disable
2: - 0 + / Enable
3: - 0 + / Disable

08: Shutter curtain sync 0: 1st curtain sync (flash fires after shutter opens)
1: 2nd curtain sync (flash fires before shutter closes)
09: Lens AF stop button
(Only certain lenses)
0: Stop AF while button is pressed
1: Operate AF while button is pressed
2: Press button to start AE lock
10: Auto reduction of fill flash 0: Enable
1: Disable (best for strong backlight situations)
11: Menu button return position 0: Always show first menu item
1: Previous (top if camera is powered off)
2: Previous (memorized)
12: SET button func when shooting 0: Default (no function)
1: Change quality
2: Change ISO speed
3: Select parameters
13: Sensor cleaning 0: Disable
1: Enable (must be connected to DC coupler)
14: Superimposed display 0: On (highlight AF points on focusing screen)
1: Off
15: Shutter release w/o CF card 0: Possible to take a shot without the CF card
1: Not possible

Notable improvement: Custom function 01 (enable long exposure noise reduction) has been removed, this is handled differently on the D60. Custom function 05: Updated to also control internal flash or external flash (allows you to use external flash just for AF assist beam). Custom function 14 - enables highlighting of AF point on focusing screen. Custom function 15 - stop shutter release if no CF card is inserted.

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Comments

Total comments: 2
DomLouise
By DomLouise (8 months ago)

I own this camera currently. What is the worth of this camera now?? Above you say it's worth $1,999 for the basic body. It's obviously been a 11 years since this article was written.

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rtkennedy7
By rtkennedy7 (8 months ago)

I was looking through B & H used cameras online today, and saw the D-60 in (9) excellent condition for $159.00, and bought it. I've been looking for one for two years and the lowest price I could find for average condition was $250.00, until today. Were you happy with yours?

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