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Nikon D3000
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Nikon D3000 Digital Camera

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SLR 10.2MP 5.8x Jun 2010
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer 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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14 Reasons For

Nikon Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

Nikon SLR cameras have good ratings on average and across all cameras Nikon is one of the better rated brands.

CCD Sensor Type

The Nikon D3000 has a better sensor type than most digital cameras of this age and type. This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, whereas most cameras that are a comparable age to it have a MOS sensor type. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.

A CCD sensor type is actually the best sensor type amongst all similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the D3000.

Amongst comparable types of digital camera the worst sensor type is MOS.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Nikon D3000 supports wi-Fi, unlike most of the other SLR cameras that were launched more than two years ago which do not support wi-Fi.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other cameras which support wi-Fi currently available including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic DMC-GH3 + 12-35mm ($872.99), or the Nikon D5300.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the D3000, the Nikon D3000 has a built-in flash.

Alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might also want to look at include the Sony SLT-A35 which has better reviews.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an sd|sdhc compatible memory cards, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory cards on comparable spec 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 digital camera is too bad for you then you might also want to look at the Sony SLT-A35 (MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Nikon D3200 + TAMRON AF 18-200 XR Di II LD + SD 4GB ($389.00) (SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Electronic Camera Shutter Type

This digital camera has an Electronic camera shutter type, which is the most frequently found camera shutter type on comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Has One Camera Playback

The Nikon D3000 has a greater number of camera playback modes than most digital cameras of this spec and age. The most commonly found camera playback is Single image, but this camera playback is not found on this Nikon camera. The camera playbacks thumbnails are also found on this camera.

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± 5EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

This camera has a ± 5EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is typical of many SLR cameras that came out around the same time as it.

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Has One Image Editing

The number of image editing modes found on the Nikon D3000 is more than most cameras that were released more than two years ago. This Nikon camera has a Rotating image editing, which is the most frequently found image editing found on digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Has Four Light Exposure Modess

The number of light exposure modes found on the Nikon D3000 is more than most cameras of a similar type and age to it. This digital camera has an Auto light exposure modes, which is the most commonly found light exposure modes found on SLR cameras that came out around the same time as the D3000. The light exposure modess "aperture priority AE", "manual" and "shutter priority AE" are also found on this Nikon camera.

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Features Two Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The Nikon D3000 has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most SLR cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This camera features a Single Auto Focus auto focusing (AF) modes, which is the most commonly featured auto focusing (AF) modes featured on SLR cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the D3000. The auto focusing (AF) modes "Continuous Auto Focus" is also featured on this Nikon digital camera.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto / Manual focus adjustment, which is typical of many digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it.

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Very Short Flash Sync-Speed

Across all the cameras of a similar spec and age to the D3000 the flash sync-speeds range from 0.00012s to 3s, and the average flash sync-speed is 0.56s. The Nikon D3000 has one of the shorter flash sync-speeds (only 0.005 seconds) amongst similar spec cameras of this age.

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Supports One Power Source Type

The number of power sources supported by the Nikon D3000 is more than most SLR cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This Nikon camera supports a Battery power source type, which is the most frequently supported power source type supported by cameras of this age and spec.

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19 Reasons Against

Very Small Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of only 1 times zoom factor, the Nikon D3000 has a fairly small digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras that were released more than two years ago. The digital zooms of cameras that are a comparable age to the D3000 range from 0.71x to 14x.

Cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might also be worth considering include the Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III (2.5x), or the Nikon D5000 (3x) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

The Nikon D3000 does not support video capability, unlike most of the other cameras of this age and type which support video capability.

It is worth considering other digital cameras which also support video capability including the Sony SLT-A35, the Samsung NX100, or the Nikon D90 ($754.93) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most cameras of this age and type do not support Full HD video. The Nikon D3000 is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD video.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with a Full HD video and we think the Sony SLT-A35, the Canon EOS 550D ($872.54), or the Pentax K-5 IIs ($769.99) is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Most digital cameras of this age and spec do not have a GPS (satellite). The Nikon D3000 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS (satellite).

We think you might also be interested in alternative cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) including the D3100, or the D3200 + TAMRON AF 18-200 XR Di II LD + SD 4GB ($389.00) both from Nikon which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D

The Nikon D3000 is not 3D, although it is worth noting that most of the other SLR cameras that were released more than two years ago are also not 3D.

If you would prefer a camera that is 3D then you might want to look at the SLT-A35, or the SLT-A37 both from Sony which is also higher rated.

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Not Waterproof

The Nikon D3000 is not waterproof. Most of the other SLR cameras that came out around the same time as the D3000 are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

Most similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the D3000 do not have an image stabilizer. The Nikon D3000 is no exception to this as it too does not have an image stabilizer.

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Very Low Megapixel

The lowest megapixel of cameras of this type and age is 4MP and the highest is 52MP. The Nikon D3000 has a fairly low megapixel (only 10.2 megapixels) compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the D3000.

Digital cameras with a higher megapixel that might be worth considering include the Canon EOS 1100D - Rebel T3 ($426.99) (12.2MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Low Motion JPEG Frame Rate

When compared to other SLR cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the D3000 that we have assessed, the motion JPEG frame rate of the Nikon D3000 of only 3 frames per second is one of the lowest. Across all the cameras of a similar age and spec to the D3000 the motion JPEG frame rates range from 3fps to 60fps, and the average motion JPEG frame rate is 38fps.

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Very Few Total Megapixels

The least total megapixels of digital cameras of this age and type is 10MP, the most is 53MP, and the average total megapixels is 19MP. The Nikon D3000 has a quite few total megapixels (only 10.75 megapixels) compared to most of the other SLR cameras that have been available for around the same time as the D3000.

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Quite Low Playback Zoom (max)

The average playback zoom (max) of cameras that are a comparable age to the D3000 is 11x, and the playback zoom (max)s range from 1x to 16x. At only 1 times zoom factor, the Nikon D3000 has a very low playback zoom (max) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the D3000.

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Only Features Three Flash Modess

The Nikon D3000 has a greater number of flash modes than most digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on cameras of this spec and age. The flash modess "Flash off" and "Red-eye reduction" are also featured on this Nikon camera.

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Only Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds

The number of supported image formats on the Nikon D3000 is more than most cameras of this type and age. The most commonly supported image formats supported is JPEG XR, but this image formats supported is not supported by this camera. The image formats supporteds NEF and JPEG are also supported by this Nikon camera.

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Only Supports Two Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the Nikon D3000 is more than most digital cameras of this type and age. This Nikon camera supports a DCF 2 camera file system, which is the most frequently supported camera file system supported by SLR cameras that are a similar age to the D3000. The camera file system "Exif 2.21" is also supported by this camera.

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Quite Low ISO Sensitivity (max)

The Nikon D3000 has one of the lower ISO sensitivity (max)s (only 1,600) amongst SLR cameras of this age. SLR cameras that came out around the same time as the D3000 have ISO sensitivity (max)s of between 1,600 and 210,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 20,000.

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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 most cameras of this spec and age. Most cameras that were launched around the same time as it have a 4608 x 3072 pixels maximum image resolution. The image resolution of all cameras of this type and age ranges from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 8256 x 6192 pixels (best).

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Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)

Digital cameras that came out more than two years ago have display resolution (numeric)s of between 640 pixels and 2,400,000 pixels. At only 230,000 pixels, the Nikon D3000 has a fairly low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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

This digital camera has a -3EV - +1EV (1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction, which is typical of many cameras of a comparable age and type to it.

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Very Small Eye Relief

With an eye relief of only 18 millimeters, the Nikon D3000 has a fairly small eye relief compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec. Digital cameras that are a comparable age to the D3000 have eye reliefs of between 17mm and 21mm, and the average eye relief is 19mm.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Nikon D3000

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Nikon D3000 has a fairly average display diagonal compared to most of the other SLR cameras that came out more than two years ago.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 3" screen cameras currently available including the Sony SLT-A35, or the Nikon 1 V1 which has better reviews.

If you are looking for a larger display diagonal then you might also want to look at the D800 (3.2"), or the Df ($1,196.09) (3.2") both from Nikon or the Canon EOS 5D Mark III (3.2") which also has a higher rating.

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Released Over Six Years Ago

It was over six years ago when this SLR digital camera was released.

Average Weight

The Nikon D3000 has a fairly standard weight (536 grams) compared to most of the other SLR cameras that have been around for around the same time as the D3000.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
Total Megapixels
Image Stabilizer Location
Sensor Format
Supported Aspect Ratios
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Lens Mount Interface
Number of Diaphragm Blades
Filter Size
Mounting Type
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Closest Focusing Distance
Normal Focusing Range
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
Focus Adjustment
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Shutter Speed Settings
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Guide Number
Flash Sync-Speed
Flash Exposure Compensation
Flash Exposure Correction
Shoe Mounting Point
Video
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Noise Reduction
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Memory Slots
Memory Upgrade
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Viewfinder
Magnification
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
AV Output
DC-In Jack
HDMI
USB Version
Camera
White Balance
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Calendar
Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
Anti-Dust Function
Image Quality Adjustment
Image Editing
Camera File System
Live View
Tripod Mountable
Camera Playback
Brightness Adjustment
Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
Playback Modes
Eye Relief
Scene Modes
Languages Support
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Technical Details
Display Type
Networking
Wi-Fi
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
Metering
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Interface
Dimensions (WxDxH)
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Effective Sensor Resolution
Frame
Display Brightness Modes
Camera Shutter Speed
Digital SLR
Comments
Auto Exposure

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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

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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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