Nikon D60 SLR Review

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Nikon D60

Menu Screens

Nikon D60SLR

Let's look at how the menu system works. When you press the Menu button on the D60 the LCD displays the menus - you will use the 4-way Multi Selector to navigate thru the menus. There are 5 setup menus: Playback, Shooting, Custom, Setup and Retouch.

Nikon D60SLR

You'll probably want to view all of the available menu options. To do so you'll enter the Setup menu, select CSM/Setup Menu, then choose Full. This will allow access to many more options over the Simple view (default option) which is created for beginners.

To view help on any menu setting, press the Help (question mark) button when an item is highlighted in the menu or when the option for a Custom Setting is displayed.

Nikon D60SLR

Shooting Menu

    Optimize image - Normal, Softer, Vivid, More Vivid, Portrait, Black&White, Custom
    Image quality - NEF (RAW), JPEG (Fine, Normal or Basic), NEF (RAW) + JPEG Basic
    Image size - Large (3872x2592, 10MP), Medium (2896x1944, 6MP), Small (1936x1296, 2.5MP)
    White balance - Auto, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Direct sunlight, Flash, Cloudy, Shade, Preset manual (WB preset)
    ISO sensitivity - Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, HI 1 (approx. 3200)
    Noise Reduction - On or Off
    Active D-Lighting - On or Off

Nikon D60SLR

Custom Settings

    R Reset - Reset all custom settings to default
    01 Beep - Off or On; Beep sounds in self-timer and delayed remote modes, when photo is taken in quick-response remote mode, or when camera has focused in single-servo AF
    02 Focus mode - Auto-servo AF, Single-servo AF, Continuous-servo AF, Manual
    03 AF-area mode - Closest subject, Dynamic area, Single point
    04 Release mode - Single frame, Continuous, Self-timer, Delayed remote, Quick response remote
    05 Metering - Matrix, Center-weighted, Spot
    06 No Memory Card? - Release locked, Enable release
    07 Image Review - Off or On
    08 Flash Compensation +1.0EV to -3.0 in 1/3EV steps
    09 AF-assist - Off or On
    10 ISO Auto - Off, On, Max. sensitivity or Min. shutter speed
    11 Self-timer/FUNC button - Choose the function of button (Self-timer, Release mode, Image size/quality, ISO, White balance)
    12 AE-L/AF-L - Specifies the function of the AE / AF Lock button
    13 AE Lock - Off= pressing the shutter release button halfway does not lock exposure, On= exposure will lock when pressed halfway
    14 Built-in flash - TTL or Manual
    15 Auto off timers - Short, Normal, Long, Custom
    16 Self-timer - Choose the delay (2, 5, 10 or 20 seconds)
    17 Remote on duration - 1, 5, 10 or 15 minutes
    18 Date imprint - Off, Date, Date and time, Date counter
    17 Rangefinder - Ragefinder function Off or On

Nikon D60SLR

Setup Menu

    CSM/Setup Menu - Simple (displays basic options), Full (displays all options), My menu (Displayed selected options)
    Format Memory Card - Formats the SD card being used
    Info display format - Select the Info display mode for Digital Vari-Program or P/S/A/M modes (Classic, Graphic, Wallpaper)
    Auto shooting info - On or Off (set for both Digital Vari-Program or P/S/A/M modes)
    Shooting info auto off - On or Off
    World time - Choose Time zone, Date, Date format, Daylight saving time
    LCD brightness - Adjust brightness of the color LCD
    Video mode - Video signal format (PAL or NTSC)
    Language - Choose menu language
    Image comment - Off, Input comment, Attach comment
    Folders - Select, New, Rename or Delete image folders
    File No. Seq - Off, On, Reset file numbering
    Clean image sensor -Clean now, Clean when turning the camera on or off
    Mirror lock-up - Lock mirror up for CCD cleaning - On or Off
    Firmware Ver. - Display firmware revision numbers
    Dust off ref photo - Acquire reference date for the Image Dust Off option in Nikon Capture NX software
    Auto Image rotation - Automatic portrait mode rotation in playback (On or Off)

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