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Nikon D3000
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Nikon D3000 Digital Camera

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SLR 10.2MP 5.8x Dec 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Release Date
The D3000 is a performance of SLR DX format which offers superb images and has a range of functions, which make photography easy and fun. Incredibly easy to use Nikon Guide mode intelligent offer... More
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15 Reasons For

Good Brand

Nikon SLR cameras have good reviews on average and across all digital cameras Nikon is one of the superior brands.

Supports WiFi Connectivity

The Nikon D3000 supports WiFi connectivity. Most of the other cameras of this age and spec do not support WiFi connectivity.

There are a number of other digital cameras which support WiFi connectivity currently available which you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the D5200[pl_1829432_price], the D750[pl_2497138_price], or the D3200[pl_1947140_price] all from Nikon.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago, the Nikon D3000 has a built-in flash.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available including the Sony Alpha A58[plb_1611460_price], the Nikon D5200[plb_1829432_price], or the Pentax K-30[plb_1717026_price] which has better reviews.

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SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC memory card, which is the most frequently supported memory card on SLR cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If the memory card type of this Nikon camera is not good enough for you then you might also want to consider the EOS 60D[pl_1503709_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated), the EOS 100D - Rebel SL1[pl_1580158_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated), or the EOS M[pl_1609273_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated) all from Canon.

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on cameras of a comparable spec and age to it.

There are a number of other cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available that you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the EOS 60D[pl_1503709_price], the EOS 100D - Rebel SL1[pl_1580158_price], or the EOS M[pl_1609273_price] all from Canon.

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Supports Two Image Formats

The number of supported image formats on the Nikon D3000 is more than most comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to it. The most commonly supported image format is JPG, but this image format is not supported by this camera. The image formats JPEG XR and RAW are also supported by this digital camera.

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Electronic Camera Shutter

This camera has an Electronic camera shutter, which is typical of many cameras of a comparable age and type to it.

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13 Flash Guides

The Nikon D3000 is a 13 meters flash guide digital camera.

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Has Three Photo Effects

The number of photo effects found on the Nikon D3000 is more than most digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This camera has a Neutral photo effect, which is the most frequently found photo effect found on digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the D3000. The photo effects "Black&White" and "Vivid" are also found on this Nikon digital camera.

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Has Three Image Editing Modes

The Nikon D3000 has a greater number of image editing modes than most similar spec cameras that came out more than two years ago. This digital camera has a Rotating image editing mode, which is the most frequently found image editing mode found on SLR cameras that came out around the same time as the D3000. The image editing modes "Resizing" and "Trimming" are also found on this camera.

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Supports Three ISO Speeds

The Nikon D3000 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This Nikon digital camera supports a 100 ISO speed, which is the most commonly supported ISO speed supported by cameras of a similar age and type to the D3000. The ISO speeds "1600" and "3200" are also supported by this Nikon camera.

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Features Three Auto Focus

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the Nikon D3000 is more than most SLR cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. This camera features a Single Auto Focus auto focus, which is the most frequently featured auto focus featured on comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago. The auto focus "Continuous Auto Focus" and "Servo Auto Focus" are also featured on this Nikon camera.

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TFT Display

The Nikon D3000 has a better display than most SLR cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This camera has a TFT display, whereas most digital cameras of this type and age have an LCD display. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight.

This digital camera's display (TFT) is actually the best display amongst all SLR cameras that have been around for more than two years.

The worst display across comparable types of digital camera is LCD.

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Auto Focus

This camera has an Auto/Manual focus, which is the most frequently found focus on SLR cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Very Short Flash Sync-Speed

At only 0.005 seconds, the Nikon D3000 has a fairly short flash sync-speed compared to most of the other SLR cameras that have been around for more than two years. The flash sync-speeds of SLR cameras that were launched around the same time as the D3000 range from 0.0031s to 3s, and the average flash sync-speed is 0.6s.

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16 Reasons Against

Very Small Digital Zoom

At only 1 times zoom factor, the Nikon D3000 has a fairly small digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age. The average digital zoom of similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as the D3000 is 4.1x.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Nikon D3000 does not support Full HD video. Most of the other SLR cameras that are a similar age to the D3000 do support Full HD video.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a Full HD video and we think the Sony Alpha A58[plb_1611460_price], the Nikon D5200[plb_1829432_price], or the Pentax K-30[plb_1717026_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

The Nikon D3000 does not support video recording, unlike most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the D3000 which support video recording.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with a video recording and we think the Nikon D5200[plb_1829432_price], the Pentax K-30[plb_1717026_price], or the Canon EOS 60D[plb_1503709_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Like most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the D3000, the Nikon D3000 does not have a GPS.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also have a GPS to this digital camera and we think the D5200[pl_1829432_price], the D3300[pl_3289888_price], or the D3200[pl_1947140_price] all from Nikon which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the D3000 are not 3D compatible. The Nikon D3000 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

If you are looking for a digital camera that is 3D compatible then you might want to look at the D5200[pl_1829432_price], or the D3200[pl_1947140_price] both from Nikon which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

The Nikon D3000 is not waterproof, although it is worth noting that most of the other cameras of this type and age are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other cameras that were released more than two years ago, the Nikon D3000 does not have an image stabiliser.

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Very Low Megapixel Count

The average megapixel count of SLR cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the D3000 is 18MP. The Nikon D3000 has one of the lower megapixel counts (only 10.2 megapixels) amongst SLR cameras of this age.

Digital cameras with a higher megapixel count that might be worth considering include the K-30[pl_1717026_price] (16.28MP), or the K-50[pl_2053942_price] (16.28MP) both from Pentax or the Canon EOS 60D[plb_1503709_price] (18MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Low JPEG Frame Rate

The JPEG frame rates of SLR cameras that are a similar age to the D3000 range from 3fps to 60fps, and the average JPEG frame rate is 37fps. The Nikon D3000 has one of the lowest JPEG frame rates (only 3 frames per second) amongst SLR cameras of this age.

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Very Few Total Megapixel Count

Digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the D3000 have total megapixel counts of between 10MP and 53MP. The Nikon D3000 has one of the less total megapixel counts (only 10.75 megapixels) amongst SLR cameras of this age.

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Quite Low Maximum Playback Zoom

At only 1 times zoom factor, the Nikon D3000 has a very low maximum playback zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age. The lowest maximum playback zoom of digital cameras that are a similar age to the D3000 is 1x, the highest is 16x, and the average maximum playback zoom is 9.8x.

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Only Supports Two Camera File Systems

The Nikon D3000 has a greater number of camera file systems than most digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This camera supports a DCF 2 camera file system, which is the most frequently supported camera file system supported by comparable spec cameras that came out around the same time as the D3000. The camera file system "Exif 2.21" is also supported by this digital camera.

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Very Low Maximum ISO Speed

The Nikon D3000 has a fairly low maximum ISO speed (only 1,600) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the D3000. The average maximum ISO speed of SLR cameras that were launched around the same time as the D3000 is 18,000.

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Only 3872 X 2592 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Nikon D3000 has a 3872 x 2592 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 5184 x 3888 pixels maximum image resolution found on most digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it. Digital cameras that were released around the same time as the D3000 maximum image resolutions range from 640 x 480 pixels to 8256 x 6192 pixels.

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Very Low Display Resolution

The display resolutions of digital cameras of this age and type range from 640 pixels to 2,400,000 pixels. At only 230,000 pixels, the Nikon D3000 has a fairly low display resolution compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the D3000.

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Only ±1EV (1/3 EV Step) Flash Exposure Correction

This camera has a -3EV - +1EV (1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction, which is the most frequently found flash exposure correction on digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Nikon D3000

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Nikon camera was released over three years ago.

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the Nikon D3000 has a relatively average screen size compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

If this camera screen size is too small for you then you might want to look at the Nikon D750[plb_2497138_price] (3.2") which is also higher rated.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 485 grams, the Nikon D3000 has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Full-Frame Sensor Size
Total Megapixel Count
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Format
Aspect Ratio
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Focal Length Range
Lens Structure
Lens Mount Interface
Diaphragm Blades
Filter Size
Lens Mount
Focusing
Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance
Normal Focusing Range
Auto Focus Point
Focus Points Selection
Focus
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Shutter Speed Setting
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Flash Guide
Flash Sync-Speed
Flash Exposure Correction
Video
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Memory Card
Memory Slot
Memory Upgrade
Display
Screen Size
Display
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Lens Magnification Ratio
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
USB Version
Camera
White Balance Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Maximum Playback Zoom
Image Adjustment Mode
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Playback Mode
Diopter Adjustment
Playback Mode
Eye Relief
Scene Mode
Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Shot Per Battery Charge
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
System Requirements
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Technical Details
Display Type
Networking
Other Features
Video Recording
Metering
Interface
Dimension
Data Compression
Operating System
Focal Length
Effective Sensor Resolution
Display Brightness Mode
Camera Shutter Speed Range

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Expert Reviews

(88)
25 October 2010

As I am more used to handling Canon Digital SLRs I wondered just what I would make of the Nikon D3000. I must admit to being very impressed by this camera. If someone asked me to name a Digital...

Nikon?s 10.2-megapixel D3000 is their latest entry-level DSLR. It?s aimed at consumers stepping up from a point-and-shoot who want a camera that?s easy to learn but not lacking in sophisticated... Read more…

Beautiful photos have never been so easy with the Nikon D3000 Digital SLR. Imagine all the high-tech wizardry of the more expensive cameras without all the confusing menus and manuals. Imagine the...

22 April 2010

Nikon?s D3000 is a good choice for first-timers, but potential buyers should wait for the price to come down...

The competent 10.2-megapixel D3000 updates Nikon?s D60. It comes with a vibration reduction (VR) 18-55mm zoom to counteract camera shake, making it a jack-of-all-trades option for newcomers who... Read more…

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User Reviews

(12)
Reviewed 24 March 2016 by Commando21

Bought the D3300 as my first digital DSLR camera after years of using compacts. Excellent range of features, works well on Auto setting, but also easy to use on Manual with clear display of... Read more…

Reviewed 10 January 2016 by Twizz

Bought this to replace my Nikon D90 as it was getting a little heavy for my arthritic hands. Very pleased with this one, even though it has taken a while to get used to a slightly smaller (and... Read more…

Reviewed 2 May 2016 by Hufton

Entry level DSLR. I am still getting used to it but love the feature-packed thing. Very easy to use for a novice and just getting into the manual side of things. Works as a quality point and press... Read more…

Reviewed 20 July 2016 by Peppe

Very pleased with this camera. Bought it 9 months ago and have enjoyed using it. The automatic and guide modes are pointless for an experienced photographer, but would make it very accessible to a... Read more…

Reviewed 17 October 2016 by AndyKent

We bought this camera for light studio work and have found it to perform its tasks exceptionally well - having useful tools like a timer delay, focus assist, grid lines, easily adjustable ISO,... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers f3545g, nikon f18, nikon g64, nikon f456, nikon f18g, nikon g64g, nikon f3556, nikon g64gb, nikon f456g, nikon vba250, nikon f3556g, nikon vba250a, nikon vr70300, nikon with1855, nikon vba250ab, nikon vr70300m, nikon vr70300mm, nikon warranty8, nikon with1855m, nikon d30001855, nikon warranty8g, nikon with1855mm, nikon d30001855m, nikon d30001855mm, nikon warranty8gb, nikon d30001855mmk, nikon d30001855mmki, nikon d30001855mmkit
Barcodes 00018208097180, 00018208131730, 00018208254606, 00018208254620, 00018208883882, 00018208883905, 00018208916566, 00018208916603, 00018208997343, 00689466142754, 05000000038367, 05053086006348, 05053973638485

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