Nikon D3000 DX-Format 10.2 Megapixel Digital SLR, 2 Lens Kit with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G AF-S DX VR Lens & 55mm - 200mm f/4-5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Lens - USA Warranty

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About Nikon

The Nikon D3000 a camera that combines Nikon technology with simplicity never before found in a camera so advanced. The D3000 features a new Guide mode, intuitive in-camera assistance that allows even first-time users to transform everyday moments into stunning pictures.

The D3000's intelligent Guide mode helps you take your photography to new heights, revealing techniques you thought were the exclusive realm of professional photographers but which you can now call your own. Artistry like blurring backgrounds or freezing fast-moving action is easily accomplished with the D3000.

The D3000 packs all the innovation and advanced engineering for which Nikon is famous into a light, compact body. And with the D3000, advanced doesn't mean difficult. Its leading-edge technology resides behind a user-friendly interface that makes it extraordinarily simple to take the kinds of photos you've always wanted to take.

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Easy to use (20),Large clear LCD (16),Image stabilization (12),Fast shutter speed (11),Good image quality (8),Quiet (7),Fast / accurate auto-focus (5),Great picture quality (3)
Cons:
Poor in low light (4)
Best Uses:
Travel (13),Family photos (10),Landscape/scenery (8),Sports/action (8),Wildlife (8),Weddings (7),Low light (6),Fun (4)
Reviewer Profile:
Casual photographer (9),Semi-pro photographer (7),Photo enthusiast (4)

Nikon Features

  • 10.2-Megapixel DX-format Imaging Sensor: Delivers extraordinary image quality for breathtaking prints up to 20 x 30 inches.
  • Compact Design: Beautifully styled-Ready to go where life takes you.
  • Easy-To-Use-Featuring Nikon Guide Mode: Intuitive controls and the on-board Guide Mode assist you every step of the way.
  • Split-second Shutter Response: Eliminates the frustration of shutter delay, capturing moments that other cameras miss.
  • Continuous Shooting up to 3 Frames-Per-Second: Capture fast action, precious moments and fleeting expressions confidently.
  • 6 Automatic Exposure Scene Modes: Just set the Mode dial to Portrait, Landscape, Child, Sports, Close-up or Night Portrait for stunning results in otherwise challenging conditions.
  • 3-inch Color LCD Monitor: Bright, high-resolution, 170-degree wide-angle viewing for easy picture review and sharing.
  • In-camera Image Editing: The Retouch Menu provides creative freedom, without the need for a computer, offering 13 easy editing functions, including Trim, Red-eye Correction and Soft Filter.
  • Nikon EXPEED Image Processing: Assures breathtakingly rich image quality, managing color, contrast, exposure, noise and speed.
  • Automatic Image Sensor Cleaning: Ultrasonic process and exclusive Airflow Control combats the accumulation of dust in front of the image sensor, safeguarding image quality shot after shot.
  • 11-point Autofocus: Fast and accurate autofocus delivers razor-sharp pictures.
  • 6 Personal Picture Control Settings: Choose from Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, or Landscape to apply a personal look and feel to your pictures.
  • Active D-Lighting: Restores picture-enhancing detail in shadows and highlights.
  • ISO sensitivity from 100 - 1600: Exceptional results, even in challenging low-light situations.
  • 18-55mm Lens: Compact 3x zoom lens covering the most frequently used focal range of 18 to 55mm.
  • 18-55mm Lens: Vibration Reduction (VR) minimizes image blur caused by camera shake, enabling sharper pictures, hand-held, at shutter speeds up to three stops slower than would otherwise be possible.
  • 18-55mm Lens: Optical design, optimized for use with Nikon DX-format D-SLRs for superior performance.
  • 18-55mm Lens: Hybrid aspherical lens element minimizes various types of lens aberration.
  • 18-55mm Lens: High-performance Nikon Super Integrated Coating (SIC) offers superior color reproduction, while substantially reducing ghosting and flare.
  • Versatile and compact 3.6x Zoom-NIKKOR brings the action to the photographer. Ideal for portraiture, family, sports, nature and wildlife.
  • Nikon's VR (Vibration Reduction) reduces the effects of camera shake, allowing hand-held shooting at up to 3 shutter speeds slower than would be possible for dramatically sharper images.
  • An ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass element minimizes chromatic aberration, contributing to superior optical performance.
  • New compact rod-type Silent Wave Motor (SW) enables ultra-high speed auto focusing with exceptional accuracy and super-quiet operation.

Nikon Specifications

Type
Single-lens reflex digital camera
Lens mount
Nikon F mount (with AF contacts)
Effective picture angle
Approx. 1.5 x lens focal length (Nikon DX format)
Effective pixels
10.2 million
Image sensor
23.6 x 15.8 mm CCD sensor
Image sensor Total pixels
10.75 million
Image sensor Dust-reduction system
Image Sensor Cleaning, Airflow Control System, Image Dust Off reference data (optional Capture NX 2 software required)
Storage Image size (pixels)
3,872 x 2,592 [L], 2,896 x 1,944 [M], 1,936 x 1,296 [S]
Storage File format
NEF (RAW)
JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx. 1:4), normal (approx. 1:8), or basic (approx. 1:16)compression
NEF (RAW) + JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats
Picture Control System
Can be selected from Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape; selected Picture Control can be modified
Storage Media
SD (Secure Digital) memory cards, SDHC compliant
Storage File system
DCF (Design Rule for Camera File System) 2.0, DPOF (Digital Print Order Format), Exif 2.21 (Exchangeable Image File Format for Digital Still Cameras), PictBridge
Viewfinder
Eye-level pentamirror single-lens reflex viewfinder
Viewfinder Frame coverage
Approx. 95% horizontal and 95% vertical
Viewfinder Magnification
Approx. 0.8 x (50 mm f/1.4 lens at infinity, -1.0 m-1)
Viewfinder Eyepoint
18 mm (-1.0 m-1)
Viewfinder Diopter adjustment
-1.7 to +0.5 m-1
Viewfinder Focusing screen
Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark V screen with focus frame (framing grid can be displayed)
Viewfinder Reflex mirror
Quick return type
Viewfinder Lens aperture
Instant return, electronically controlled
Compatible lenses 1
AF-S and AF-I NIKKOR: All functions supported.
Type G or D AF NIKKOR without built-in autofocus motor: All functions except autofocus supported. IX NIKKOR lenses not supported.
Other AF NIKKOR: All functions supported except autofocus and 3D color matrix metering II. Lenses for F3AF not supported.
Type D PC NIKKOR: All functions supported except some shooting modes.
Compatible lenses 2
AI-P NIKKOR: All functions supported except 3D color matrix metering II.
Non-CPU: Autofocus not supported. Can be used in exposure mode M, but exposure meter does not function.
Shutter Type
Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter
Shutter Speed
1/4000 to 30 s in steps of 1/3 EV, Bulb, Time (requires optional Wireless Remote Control ML-L3)
Shutter Flash sync speed
X=1/200 s; synchronizes with shutter at 1/200 s or slower
Release mode
Single Frame
Continuous
Self-Timer
Quick-Response Remote
Delayed Remote
Frame advance rate
Up to 3 fps (manual focus, mode M or S, shutter speed 1/250 s or faster and other settings at default values)
Self-timer
Can be selected from 2, 5, 10 and 20 s duration
Exposure Metering
TTL exposure metering using 420-pixel RGB sensor
Exposure Metering method
Matrix: 3D color matrix metering II (type G and D lenses); color matrix metering II (other CPU lenses)
Center-weighted: Weight of 75% given to 8-mm circle in center of frame
Spot: Meters 3.5-mm circle (about 2.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point
Exposure Range
Matrix or center-weighted metering: 0 to 20 EV
Spot metering: 2 to 20 EV
(ISO 100, f/1.4 lens, 68°F/20°C)
Exposure meter coupling
CPU
Exposure Modes
Auto modes (auto, auto [flash off ]), Scene Modes (Portrait, Landscape, Child, Sports, Close up, Night portrait),programmed auto with flexible program (P), shutter-priority auto (S), aperture-priority auto (A), manual (M)
Exposure compensation
-5 to +5 EV in increments of 1/3 EV
Exposure lock
Luminosity locked at detected value with AE-L/AF-L button
ISO sensitivity
ISO 100 to 1600 in steps of 1 EV. Can also be set to approx. 1 EV above ISO 1600 (ISO 3200 equivalent), auto ISOsensitivity control available(Recommended Exposure Index)
Active D-Lighting
Can be selected from On or Off
Autofocus
Nikon Multi-CAM 1000 autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection, 11 focus points (including one crosstype sensor) and AF-assist illuminator (range approx. 1 ft. 8 in. to 9 ft. 10 in. / 0.5 to 3m)
Focus Detection range
-1 to +19 EV (ISO 100, 68°F/20°C)
Focus Lens servo
Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); continuous-servo AF (AF-C); auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A);predictive focus tracking activated automatically according to subject status
Manual focus (MF): Electronic rangefinder can be used
Focus point
Can be selected from 11 focus points
Focus AF-area mode
Single-point AF, dynamic-area AF, auto-area AF, 3D-tracking (11 points) AF
Focus lock
Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (Single-servo AF) or by pressing AE-L/AF-Lbutton
Built-in flash
Auto, Portrait, Child, Close-up, Night portrait: Auto flash with auto pop-up P, S, A, M: Manual pop-up with button release
Flash Guide Number
Approx. 39/12, 43/13 with manual flash (ft/m, ISO 100, 68°F/20°C)
Flash control
TTL: i-TTL balanced fill-flash and standard i-TTL flash for digital SLR using 420-pixel RGB sensor are available with built-in flash and SB-900, SB-800, SB-600, or SB-400 (i-TTL balanced fill-flash is available when matrix or center-weighted metering is selected)
Auto aperture: Available with SB-900/SB-800 and CPU lens
Non-TTL auto: Supported flash units include SB-900, SB-800, SB-80DX, SB-28DX, SB-28, SB-27 and SB-22S
Range-priority manual: Available with SB-900 and SB-800
Flash mode
Auto, auto with red-eye reduction, fill-flash, auto slow sync, auto slow sync with red-eye correction and rear curtain with slow sync
Flash compensation
-3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3 EV
Flash-ready indicator
Lights when built-in flash or optional flash unit such as SB-900, SB-800, SB-600, SB-400, SB-80DX, SB-28DX, or SB-50DX is fully charged; blinks for 3 s after flash is fired at full output
Flash Accessory shoe
ISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts and safety lock
Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS)
Advanced Wireless Lighting supported with SB-900, SB-800, or SU-800 as commander; Flash Color Information Communication supported with built-in flash and all CLS-compatible flash units
Flash Sync terminal
Sync Terminal Adapter AS-15 (optional)
White balance
Auto, incandescent, fluorescent (7 types), direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, preset manual, all except preset manual with fine turning.
LCD monitor
3-in., approx. 230 k-dot TFT LCD with brightness adjustment
Playback function
Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images or calendar) playback with playback zoom, playback of stop-motion movies created with D3000, slide show, histogram display, highlights, auto image rotation and image comment (up to 36 characters)
USB
Hi-Speed USB
Audio video output
Can be selected from NTSC and PAL
Supported languages
Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish
Battery
One Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL9a
AC adapter
AC Adapter EH-5a; requires Power Connector EP-5 (optional)
Tripod socket
1/4 in. (ISO 1222)
Temperature
32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Humidity
Less than 85% (no condensation)
18-55mm Lens: Focal Length Range
18-55mm
18-55mm Lens: Zoom Ratio
3x
18-55mm Lens: Maximum Aperture
3.5-5.6
18-55mm Lens: Minimum Aperture
22-32
18-55mm Lens: Autofocus
Yes
18-55mm Lens: Vibration Reduction
Yes
18-55mm Lens: Distance Information
Yes
18-55mm Lens: Super Integrated Coating
Yes
18-55mm Lens: Manual/Auto Focus Mode
Yes
18-55mm Lens: Minimum Focus Distance
0.9 ft. (0.28m)
18-55mm Lens: Maximum Angle of View
76°
18-55mm Lens: Minimum Angle of View
28°50'
18-55mm Lens: Lens (Elements)
11
18-55mm Lens: Aspherical (Elements)
0
18-55mm Lens: Maximum Reproduction Ratio
0.31
18-55mm Lens: Mount Type
Nikon F-Bayonet
18-55mm Lens: Accepts Filter Type
Screw-on
18-55mm Lens: Filter Size
52mm
18-55mm Lens: Lens Attachment Size
52mm
55-200mm Lens: Focal Length Range
55-200mm
55-200mm Lens: Zoom Ratio
3.6x
55-200mm Lens: Maximum Aperture
4-5.6
55-200mm Lens: Minimum Aperture
22-32
55-200mm Lens: Autofocus
Yes
55-200mm Lens: Vibration Reduction
Yes
55-200mm Lens: Distance Information
Yes
55-200mm Lens: ED Glass Elements
Yes
55-200mm Lens: Super Integrated Coating
Yes
55-200mm Lens: Internal Focusing
Yes
55-200mm Lens: Minimum Focus Distance
3.6 ft. (1.1m)
55-200mm Lens: Maximum Angle of View
55-200mm Lens: Minimum Angle of View
28°50'
55-200mm Lens: Lens (Elements)
15
55-200mm Lens: Max Reproduction Ratio
1:4.3
55-200mm Lens: Mount Type
Nikon F-Bayonet
55-200mm Lens: Accepts Filter Type
Screw-on
55-200mm Lens: Filter Size
52mm
55-200mm Lens: Lens Attachment Size
52mm
55-200mm Lens: Dimensions
2.9 x 2.9in. (Diameter x Length)
18-55mm Lens: Dimensions
2.9 x 3.1in. (Diameter x Length)
Camera Dimensions (W x H x D)
Approx. 5.0 x 3.8 x 2.5 in. (126 x 97 x 64 mm)
18-55mm Lens: Weight
265g
55-200mm Lens: Weight
335g
Camera Weight
Approx. 1 lb. 1.1 oz. (485 g) without battery, memory card, or body cap
Warranty
Nikon 1 year limited warranty

Reviews about this item

Review Snapshot®

 
4.5

(based on 77 reviews)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great beginner DSLR

I bought this for a vacation just really wanting a better photographic experience. I got it! The photo bug that is. GREAT photos and easy to use. Have since gotten a D90, but still use this one as a backup on certain shots to save time from lens changes although it doesn't take long to change one. If you think you REALLY like photography save a little more and get the D90 with the advanced features. You will thank me, but this really is a great camera. I love Nikons!

Reviewed by 77 customers

 
4.0

Extremely good camera, but no video.

By

from Mississauga, ON, Canada

The camera quality is very good, better than any I've ever had. But since you can't shoot a video with it, I wouldn't recommend it to a friend.

 
5.0

Simple to shoot!

By

from Dunham, QC, Canada

this is my first more hands on camera then just a simple point and shoot, and i find this camera very easy to use and understand... if your looking for a more updated more hands on camera this is the camera to go with... i use it to photograph my clients and i also use it to have fun with my family its an all in one camera.... i don't take very many videos so this camera dose not have that option which i find i can focus more on picture taking with this camera.

 
5.0

Great starter dslr

By

from Columbus Oh

I had no clue what type of camera to get when I decided I wanted a DSLR so when I asked at the store where I made my purchase, they said this was the best as a starter camera. I took to it like a duck to water. I've taken thousands of pics and received hundreds of compliments on the professional of my photos. The price was low compared to other name brands and I was also given a 200mm lens as part of a package deal. I'm still learning about the camera and hope to take classes to learn more about photography and make it my new life work.

 
4.0

Entry Level DSLR

By

from Undisclosed

I bought this camera this year in an effort to deepen my photography skills, (there's only so much you can do with a Point and Shoot). This budget DSLR offers probably the best choice any entry level photographer can have. It's photos are quite good, It's ISO Range and Shutter Speed Range offer a lot of room for young photographers. The truth however is that you will outgrow this camera and opt to buy a more advanced camera that has even better ISO/Shutter Speed. As a beginners camera I wouldn't recommend any other.

 
5.0

Great Starter DSLR!

By

from Athens, PA, USA

I bought this camera to learn photography with and it has never failed me...ever!! I have traveled frequently with it in cars/trucks and on ATV's!! Great starter DSLR! The options offered are great for learning with as the camera just can't do some things the higher end cropped frame sensor DSLR's can do. It has never failed me. It still works I just upgraded to the 7000 after 2 years owning this I have just out grown it. I keep it as back up equipment and I would still be using it if I didn't purchase a new 7000 recently! GREAT BUY! (Images uploaded were shot by this camera and the stock 18-55mm lens)

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Cool!

By

from Undisclosed

I think the D3000 is awesome. I use mine mostly for light graffiti, but I take other pictures too. My camera has great color quality and take it everywhere!

(3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

love it

By

from Pomona, CA, USA

i really love this camera. ive had it for a couple years now with no problems

(1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good but...

By

from Undisclosed

I like the camera, it has a good weight about it. Really my only complaint is once the camera got a year the pictures lost their vivid contrast and became somewhat grayed out, I adjusted the settings so maybe that is a "user error" Other than that it is a GREAT camera.

(2 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Excellent starter for old film camera buff

By

from San Jose, CA, USA

My first DSLR is D3000 bundled with 18-55 and 55-200 ED lenses (non VR). Previous film cameras Nikon FG and 8008s. Previous digital cameras were point and shoot or phone cameras. D3000 is great introduction to digital SLR photography. Very glad to have control of exposure again, which P&S cameras didn't have. Lack of video not critical. Lack of Live View ok as I prefer using a viewfinder, especially in bright daylight.

(11 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Joy Short-lived

By

from Northern, IL, USA

This camera served me well for two years. It was easy to use and offered enough features for my needs. However, after about a year and a half, it died. Even when the battery was newly charged, the camera would turn on briefly and then die. I took the camera to get fixed and it worked again for about three months and died again. I expected more from a name like Nikon. I hesitate to buy another camera from you.

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