Dust Reduction System
The Nikon D60 uses a new technology called Airflow Control System. The camera has small ducts near the base of the camera, air flows from within the mirror box and these ducts will remove any dust particles that are on the image sensor.
In addition to the Airflow Control System, the D60 has an Image Sensor Cleaning feature. This function uses vibrations to eliminate sensor dust. Though you can change the settings, by default, the camera triggers this feature every time the D60 is turned on or off. The process only takes a couple of seconds (if that) and is completely soundless. In fact, the only indication that the feature is working is a visual graphic displayed on the LCD monitor.
The Retouch Menu offers a variety of photo editing features, such as cropping, red-eye correction, and contrast and saturation adjustments. Personally, I find these features completely useless simply because I prefer to edit my photos on my computer with photo editing software (I’m a fan of Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo X2). With that said, the D60’s Retouch Menu does offer a few cool features:
In the Filter Effect menu, there’s an option called the Cross Screen effect. This option creates star-like lines within brightly lit areas of a photo. Other Filter Effects within the Retouch Menu include red, green and blue intensifiers, skylight, warm filter and color balance.
The Nikon D60’s Retouch Menu also has a new feature called Stop-motion. This option allows you to convert your photos into a mini-movie (a stop-motion animation). Up to 100 photos can be used.
The new Active D-Lighting feature automatically adjusts photos taken in low-light situations, optimising images that contain harsh shadows and highlights. This feature is turned off by default and I chose to leave it like that because, as like the in-camera retouching, I prefer to use photo editing software to enhance my images; to each his own.