My vote would be for the D80. I have both the D40 and 3- D80's. Used to be professional, and shot in manual mode almost exclusively. The access to controls on the D80 facilitates easy manual adjustment, and the ability to use 'screw' type auto focus lenses is an added benny. If you shoot only in auto modes, the D60 may suit your needs (it is an upgraded version of the D40). However, you may want to think about future needs with regard to the additional capabilities of the D80.