Nikon F60

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Nikon F60 with Nikkor 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6D AF zoom lens

The F60 (or N60 as it is known in the U.S.) is a 35mm film SLR camera which was sold by Nikon between 1998 and 2001.[1][2] It replaced the F50 and was aimed at the lower-end of the amateur autofocus SLR market.

The F60 features autofocus, two forms of TTL light metering and various "programs" (ranging from manual operation to a highly automated point and shoot mode).

It was replaced by the similarly-priced F65 (also known as the N65) in 2001.

History[edit]

The F60 was introduced in late 1998 as the successor to the F50. It was targeted at the consumer market and at the time of release was Nikon's lowest-priced SLR on sale in the UK. It was noted by some reviewers that the F60's wheel-based interface was easier to use than that of the F50.

A variant known as the F60D or N60D, which added a date/time-imprinting facility was also available.

Design[edit]

The F60 body was made from polycarbonate and metal, and available in both "champagne silver" and black. It features compatibility with most older Nikkor F-mount lenses, except AFS and pre-AI lenses. However, in some cases autofocus and/or TTL metering is not supported.[3]

Notable omissions include depth-of-field preview and any form of remote shutter release. Both these features were included in the F65. Notable inclusions are the 'T' Time setting - where a first press of the shutter release opens the shutter, and a second closes it, and AF servo tracking in 'Sport' mode. The camera also supports five different flash modes, including 'slow' for low light scenes.[4]

The body was used as the basis of Fuji's popular Fuji S1 Pro digital SLR of 2001, with modifications to add a colour LCD, a digital storage compartment, and a separate battery compartment for the digital portion.

References[edit]

  1. ^ F60, Nikon corporate site. Article retrieved 2006-09-29.
  2. ^ F65, Nikon corporate site. Article retrieved 2006-09-29.
  3. ^ Nikon MF/AF Bodies - Lens Compatibility, nikonlinks.com. Article retrieved 2006-09-29.
  4. ^ Hogan, Thom, Nikon N65 / F65 Review. Article written 2002-01-18, retrieved 2006-09-29.

External links[edit]

Media related to Nikon F60 at Wikimedia Commons