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Type of camera   Integral-motor autofocus 35mm single-lens reflex (SLR) with built-in TTL flash
Picture format   24 x 36mm [standard 35mm (135) film format)
Lens mount   Nikon F mount
Lenses   AF Nikkor lenses, AI-P-type Nikkor lenses. IX-Nikkors cannot be used.
Viewfinder   Fixed-eyelevel pentaprism high-eyepoint type; approx. 0.69X to 0.74X magnification with 50mm lens set at infinity; approx. 90% frame coverage
Eyepoint   Approx. 17mm
Viewfinder illuminator:   Automatically activates when exposure meter is on
Operational Modes   SIMPLE and ADVANCED
Focus modes:   Autofocus and manual focus
Autofocus modes:   Auto-Servo AF: automatically chooses Single-Servo AF or Continuous-Servo AF operation according to the subject status, i.e. stationary or moving (including
directional information). Note: Continuous-Servo AF is automatically selected when exposure mode is set to
Autofocus detection system:   TTL phase detection system using Nikon Advanced AM200 autofocus module; AF Assist Illuminator provided
Autofocus detection range:   Approx. EV -1 to 19 (at ISO 100)
Autofocus lock:   Focus is locked when shutter release button is lightly pressed and stationary subject is in focus in Auto-Servo AF
Focusing Screen   Fixed Nikon Clear Matte Screen II with central focus brackets for autofocus operation
Focus tracking:   Automatically activated with a moving subject
Exposure Modes   : General-Purpose Program, : Auto-Multi Program (Flexible Program possible), : Shutter-Priority Auto, : Aperture-Priority Auto, : Manual, and five Vari-Program modes (: Portrait, : Landscape, : Close-Up, : Sport, : Night Scene)
Programmed Auto exposure control:   Both shutter speed and aperture are set in the following modes: , , , , , and .
Shutter-Priority Auto exposure control:   Aperture automatically selected to match manually set shutter speed in mode
Aperture-Priority Auto exposure control:   Shutter speed automatically selected to match manually set aperture in mode
Manual exposure control:   Both aperture and shutter speed are set manually in the Mode
Shutter speed/aperture adjustment:   Rotating the Command Dial changes shutter speed in and modes or aperture value in mode in 1/2 EV steps. To change aperture value in mode, rotate the Command Dial while pressing the aperture button
Auto exposure lock:   Available by pressing the AE-L button while the exposure meter is on
Viewfinder information LCD:   Focus indication (in-focus indication and AF impossible warning), warning, warning, warning, exposure value (shutter speed, aperture), exposure warning, electronic analogue display, exposure compensation, focus brackets, Centre-Weighted Metering area, flash ready-light (charged indication, full output warning and flash recommended)
LCD panel information:   Shutter speed, aperture, flash sync mode, film speed, exposure compensation, frame counter/compensation value, warning, warning, warning, film loading, self-timer, battery power and Flexible Program
Metering range   EV 1 to 20 at ISO 100, 50mm f/1.4 lens
Exposure Metering Switch   Activated by turning on power, lightly pressing shutter release button; stays on for 5 sec. after removing finger from button, or 2 sec. after releasing shutter
Exposure control Modes   3D Matrix: with D-type AF Nikkor; Six-segment Matrix: with non-D-type AF Nikkor, AI-P Nikkor; Centre-Weighted: in Manual exposure mode or with Auto Exposure Lock
Exposure compensation   With exposure compensation button; +3 EV range, in 1/2 EV steps (in P, S, A and M mode)
Film speed range   ISO 25 to 5000 for DX coded film;
Shutter   Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter
Shutter speeds   In 30 to 1/2000 sec. automatically set. In and : 30 to 1/2000 sec. Long Tme Exposure (only be selected in )
Shutter Release:   Electromagnetic
Automatic film advance   Film automatically advances one frame when shutter is released; in 4; mode, shots are taken as long as shutter release button is depressed; shooting speed: approx. 1 fps
Frame counter   Digital display in LCD panel; additive type; counts back while film is being rewound
Film rewind   Film automatically starts to rewind at the end of the film roll; rewind speed: approx. 17 sec. with 36-exposure film or approx. 14 sec. with 24-exposure film; mid-roll rewind possible
Self timer   Electronically controlled; timer duration: 10 sec.; cancellable
Dioptre adjustment:   -1.5 to +1.0 dioptre
Reflex mirror   Automatic, instant-return type
Camera back   Hinged back with film cartridge confirmation window; unchangeable
Accessory shoe   Standard ISO-type with hot-shoe contact, ready-light contact, TTL flash contact, monitor contact; mount receptacle for Posi-Mount system provided
Built-in TTL flash:   Activated by pressing Speedlight lock-release button; guide number: 15 (at ISO 100, m); angle of coverage: 28mm lens or longer lens with some limitations (see chart below); approx. 4 sec. recycling time
Flash synchronization   1/125 sec. or slower Automatic Balanced Fill-Flash: Possible with built-in TTL Speedlight or Nikon dedicated Speedlights such as SB-28, S8-27, SB-23, SB-22s, and SB-16B; Matrix Balanced Fill-Flash in Auto exposure modes; Centre-Weighted Fill-Flash in Manual exposure mode
Standard TTL flash:   Activated when using a non-CPU lens
Flash ready-light   When Speedlight is off: blinks when using flash is recommended; when Speedlight is on: lights up when built-in Speedlight or Nikon dedicated Speedlight is ready to fire; blinks after shooting to warn of insufficient light for correct exposure
Batteries   Two CR123A or DL123A-type lithium batteries
Battery power confirmation:   for sufficient power; indicates batteries are nearing exhaustion; blinking indicates batteries are just about exhausted; no indication/symbol appears when batteries are completely exhausted or improperly installed
Body finish:   Silver and Black available
Dimensions (W x H x D):   148.5 x 96 x 69mm (F60), 148.5 x 96 x 70mm (F60D)
Weight (body only)   Approx. 575 g (F60), 585 g (F60D)

Number of 36-exposure film rolls per fresh battery (using AF Zoom-Nikkor 35-80mm f/4-5.6D)*:


at 20° C

at -10° C

36-exposure film

Without flash

Approx 65

Approx 38

With 50% flash

Approx 16

Approx 10

* After lightly pressing the shutter release button for 5 sec., autofocus operation covers the full range from infinity to the closest distance and back to infindy before each shot. With a shutter speed of 1/125 sec. or faster. After the exposure meter automatically turns off (2 sec., or 5 sec. with flash), the same operation follows for the next shot.

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Date/time imprint function (For F60D only):

Display mode: Year/Month/Day, Day/Hour/Minute, No Imprint, Month/Day/Year and Day/Month/Year; built-in clock: 24-hour type with timing accuracy within +- 90 seconds a month; leap year adjustment until 2019
Usable film: ISO 32 to 3200 DX-coded film
Power source: One 3V lithium battery (CR2025 type)
Battery life: Approx.3 years (May vary depending on extent of imprint use, film speed in use, etc.)

WARNING: 1. AI-type Nikkors can be used. However, the camera's exposure meter will be cancelled. Set exposure mode to Manual.
2. Autofocus is
not possible with AF-S and AF-I Nikkor lenses. Please focus manually with these lenses.

AF 20 35mm f/2.8D IF
AF 24 50mm f/3.3 4.5D
AF 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6D IF
AF 28-70mm f/3.5 4.5D
AF 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6D
AF 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6D IF
AF 35-70mm f/2.8D
AF 35-80mm f/4-5.6D
AF 35-1 05mm f/3.5 4.5D IF
AF 70 21 Omm f/4-5 6D
AF 70 300mm f/4-5.6D ED
AF 80-200mm f/2.8D ED
AF 80-200mm f/4.5-5.6D
AF 18mm f/2.8D
AF 20mm f/2.8D
AF 24mm f/2.8D
AF 28mm f/1.4D
AF 28mm f/2.8D
AF 35mm f/2D
AF 50mm f/1.4D



AF 50mm f/1 8
AF 85mm f/1.4D IF
AF 85mm f/1 8D AF
180mm f/2.8D IF-ED
AF 300mm f/2.8 IF-ED
AF-S 300mm f/2.8D IF ED
AF 300mm f/4 IF-ED
AF-S 400mm f/2 8D IF-ED
AF-S 500mm f/4D IF-ED
AF-S 600mm f/4D IF-ED
AF-I Teleconverter TC-1 4E
AF-I Teleconventer TC-20E
AF Fisheye 16mm f/2.8D
AF Micro 60mm f/2.8D
AF Micro 105mm f/2.8D
AF Micro 200mm f/4D IF-ED
AF Micro 70-180mm f/4.5-5.6D ED
AF DC 105mm f/2D
AF DC 135mm f/2D
* As at Decemeber 1998

Usable AF Nikkor lenses with built-in Speedlight: 28 to 200mm CPU lenses and an AF Nikkor 300mm f/4 IF-ED lens

AF Zoom-Nikkor lenses with limitation in usable focal length or shooting distance. AF 20-35mm f/2.8D IF: Not usable:
AF 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6D IF: 35mm focal length at 1.5m or longer shooting distance or 50-70mm at 1m or longer (
not usable at 28mm focal length);
AF 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6D IF: 35mm or longer focal length:
AF 35-70mm f/2.8D: 50mm or longer focal length:
AF Micro 70-180mm f/4.5-5.6D ED: 70mm focal length at 1 5m or longer shooting distance or 85mm at 1 m or longer.

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Fisheye-Nikkor Lenses - Circular | Full Frame | Ultrawides Lenses - 13mm15mm18mm20mm | Wideangle Lenses - 24mm28mm35mm |
Lenses -
45mm 50mm 58mm | Telephoto Lenses - 85mm105mm135mm180mm & 200mm |
Lenses - 300mm 400mm 500mm 600mm 800mm 1200mm |
Special Application lenses:
Micro-Nikkor Lenses - 50mm~55mm -60mm 85mm -105mm 200mm Micro-Zoom 70-180mm
Perspective Control (PC) - 28mm 35mm PC-Micro 85mm
Dedicated Lenses for Nikon F3AF: AF 80mm f/2.8 | AF 200mm f/3.5 EDIF
Depth of Field Control (DC): 105mm 135mm
Medical Nikkor: 120mm 200mm
Reflex-Nikkor Lenses - 500mm 1000mm 2000mm
Others: Noct Nikkor | OP-Nikkor | UV Nikkor 55mm 105mm | Focusing Units | Bellows-Nikkor 105mm 135mm
Nikon Series E Lenses: 28mm35mm50mm100mm135mm | E-Series Zoom lenses: 36~72mm75~150mm70~210mm
MF Zoom-Nikkor Lenses: 25~50mm | 28~45mm | 28~50mm | 28~85mm | 35~70mm | 36~72mm E | 35~85mm | 35~105mm | 35~135mm |
35~200mm | 43~86mm | 50~135mm | 50~300mm | 70~210mm E | 75~150mm E | 80~200mm | 85~250mm |
100~300mm | 180~600mm | 200~400mm | 200~600mm | 360~1200mm | 1200~1700mm

Tele-Converters: TC-1 | TC-2 | TC-200 | TC-201 | TC-300 | TC-301 | TC-14 | TC-14A | TC-14B | TC-14C | TC-14E | TC-16 | TC-16A | TC-20E


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