|For a compact Penta-mirror design the D60's viewfinder is surprisingly bright and large. It hasn't changed at all; magnification is 0.8x and frame coverage is the same 95%. What is new is the small eye sensor directly underneath; this is used to kill the screen display when you lift the camera to your eye. The rubber eyepiece has also changed slightly since the D40X; it's a bit wider (and a bit better).|
The image below represents an example viewfinder view (apart from the status bar which has all information displayed for descriptive purposes). In the center of the frame are of course the three AF areas. The display is identical to the D40X though there is a small (but useful) new feature; the exposure scale can now (optionally) double as an electronic rangefinder to help manual focusing with non AF-S / AF-I lenses.
|1||Focus indicator||9||Exposure compensation indicator|
|2||Focus area display||10||Frames remaining / buffer space / EV value|
|3||Auto exposure (AE) lock||11||Flash ready indicator|
|4||Flexible program indicator||12||Warning indicator (help)|
|5||Shutter speed||13||Battery indicator|
|6||Aperture||14||ISO Auto indicator|
|7||Electronic meter / compensation / Rangefinder||15||Over 1000 frames remaining|
|8||Flash compensation indicator|
Diagram reproduced with permission from the Nikon D60 user manual.
As mentioned above the D60 adds an (optional) electronic rangefinder for shooting with lenses that do not offer autofocus on the D60 (non-AFS lenses) or when using manual focus. The display uses the exposure meter to show how far you are behind or in front of the correct focus distance for the focus point selected (which is indicated with a red glow).
|Indicates focus on a point quite a distance in front of the subject.||Indicates focus on a point slightly in front of the subject.|
|Indicates focus on a point slightly behind the subject.||Subject inside the selected focus point is in focus.|
The battery compartment is mounted front to back in the base of the hand grip, flip the small catch to the right and the door drops open. A notch has been left in the door for the optional dummy battery AC adapter.
Battery and Charger
The D40X features a the same light compact battery as the D40X. The EN-EL9 is a Lithium-Ion with a capacity of 1000 mAh at 7.4 V (7.4 Wh). The battery charges in the new MH-23 charger which takes around 90 minutes to charge from completely flat.
Secure Digital Compartment
The SD card compartment door is located on the rear right edge of the hand grip and opens cleanly revealing a standard SD slot (push to insert, push to remove). The camera does not power down if you open the SD compartment (in fact you can shoot with the door open). As well as standard SD (up to 2 GB), the D60 also supports the new SD-HC standard which provides for capacities of 4 GB and greater.
All of the connectors are located on the left side of the body (from the rear) protected by a rubber cover. From top to bottom we have the AV out terminal and USB 2.0 port. Note that the D60 doesn't have a dedicated AC adapter connector; instead you need to buy the EP-5 AC adapter connector which is a dummy battery which fits into the battery compartment and can then be connected to the EH-5 AC adapter.
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