Best Nikon D60 SD Memory Cards

The Nikon D60 needs SD memory cards. The biggest capacity SD card that can be used in the D60 is 32GB.

MultiMediaCards (MMC) can also be used. However, they are not produced anymore. If you have one, you can use it. If you do not have one, don’t buy one, they will be more expensive than an SD card.

SD memory cards described as SDXC or SDUC won’t work properly in the D60. These cards can easily be avoided as they have a capacity of 64GB or larger.

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The SDHC format was announced in 2006. All 32GB cards that are currently being produced will have almost identical performance. You cannot go wrong buying the cheapest class 10 name brand card. At the time of writing this, the PNY Elite 32GB SD memory card has the best price.

Below are some choices to choose from that can be used with the D60. With any of the cards below, you will not have to worry about poor capabilities or SD memory card data corruption.

PNY Elite 32GB SD Memory Card
PNY Elite 32GB SD Card
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  • Sequential read speed of up to 100MB/s
  • Class 10, U1 rating delivers speed and performance for full HD photography and HD videography.
  • V10 video speed rating to capture uninterrupted HD video at 1920x1080 format
  • Compatible with point & shoot cameras, DSLR cameras, standard & advanced HD-enabled video cameras, and more
  • Reliable & Durable: Magnet Proof, Shock Proof, Temperature Proof, Waterproof
SanDisk Ultra 32GB UHS-I SD Card
SanDisk Ultra 32GB SD Card
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  • Quick transfer read speeds up to 90MB/s.
  • Write speeds are not capable of recording 4k video.
  • Class 10 rating for Full HD video (1080p).
  • Waterproof, temperature proof, X-ray Proof, magnet-Proof, and shockproof.
Samsung EVO Plus 32GB SD Memory Card
Samsung EVO Plus 32GB SD Card
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  • UHS Speed Class 1 (U1) supports Full HD video and burst shots. 130MB/s transfer speeds1 let you upload footage to your PC in an instant.
  • Built to survive tough conditions and heavy usage, whether you’re at home, outside, or on the go. Backed by 10-year limited warranty.
  • Highly durable with comprehensive 7-proof protection.
  • Backed by a 10 year warranty.

Be sure to choose a card from a manufacturer with a great reputation, particularly SanDisk or Lexar. Avoid picking cards from cheap generic brands.

Inexpensive cards are more inclined to have file corruption, meaning you might lose all of your images saved on the card. A small amount of decrease in cost is not worth the reduction in quality.

Just buy a smaller sized capacity card for those who want to save a tiny bit of money. They should be a bit lower in price and you won’t need to be worried about the SD card becoming corrupted.

Do not forget, SD card issues are unlikely to occur. Only a couple of cards have become corrupted out of the multitude I have acquired over time. Age could have played a part, as the SD cards were included with pre-owned digital cameras.

The Nikon D60 can only use SD memory cards. There are four separate specs of Secure Digital (SD) memory cards. Each new memory card technical spec advances the max capacity and transfer rates when compared to the previous specification.

Secure Digital memory card readers are backward compatible. A card reader built into a digital camera that can use SDXC cards will also be able to use SDHC and SD memory cards.

The card reader in the Nikon D60 will only work with the first and second SD card specs. SDXC or SDUC SD memory cards are not going to function correctly.

  • Secure Digital (SD) - These memory cards have a maximum capacity of 2GB and are compatible with the D60.
  • Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) - The capacity of these memory cards range from 4GB to 32GB and are also compatible with the D60.
  • Secure Digital eXtended Capacity (SDXC) - The capacity of these memory cards range from 64GB to 2TiB.
  • Secure Digital Ultra Capacity (SDUC) - The capacity of these memory cards range from 4TiB to 128TiB.
SD card contacts
SD Card Contacts

Attempting to use a memory card that has a capacity of 64GB or larger in the D60 will cause the digital camera to show an error.

Get a card with a capacity of 32GB or smaller to fix the error.

If you are using a memory card that is 32GB or a smaller capacity, and the card is not functioning correctly, try to format the SD card while it is in the camera.

The following is an estimate of the quantity of large JPEGs you will be able to keep on an SD memory card.

  • 4GB - 1920 images
  • 8GB - 3840 images
  • 16GB - 7680 images
  • 32GB - 15360 images

Speed ratings for SD cards are determined by sequential read and write speeds. The speed of the card is important for when many images need to be written or read from the memory card.

SD Card Speed Class
SD Card Speed Class

The Class speed rating of an SD card is based on the sustained write speed of the card. A Class speed rating of 2 means that the memory card can sustain a write speed of a minimum of 2MB per second.

  • Class 2 - 2MB/s
  • Class 4 - 4MB/s
  • Class 6 - 6MB/s
  • Class 8 - 8MB/s
  • Class 10 - 10MB/s

The top rating a card can be given is Class 10. There are memory cards that are much faster than 10MB/s. Those memory cards use other technology, such as UHS (Ultra Highspeed Bus), that have a separate rating specifications.

Sustained write speeds of 2MB, 4MB, 6MB, or 8MB per second means the card has a speed class of 2, 4, 6, or 8. Cards that have write speeds of 10MB/s or faster are rated as Class 10.

The MultiMediaCard technical standard was unveiled by Siemens AG and SanDisk in 1997. MMC cards are similar in dimensions to an SD card, but they are slightly thinner.

The earliest two generations of MMC memory cards are going to work correctly in the Nikon D60. Compatible memory cards will be labeled as MMCplus or MMC. Later versions will not work correctly in the Nikon D60

I do not recommend ordering any MMC memory cards. No businesses are actively manufacturing MMC cards that will work in the D60. Consequently, they are tough to obtain used as well as being high-priced.