I needed a pair of everyday camera and the d3000 fills that bill very nicely. My work is more art-based than photojournalism based and the d3000 is the perfect, easy to carry tool for me
Whith out words, an EXCELLLENT CAMERA! as always from Nikon!, very well done Nikon!
Absolutely great camera for everything from my [...]items for sale to general use. I truly don't know why I waited so long to get into Nikon equipment.
this camera is perfect for beginners. and the bundle i bought it with was such a good deal! DO NOT PASS THIS OPPORTUNITY UP! if you see a good bundle, get it!
Very good quality for the money
We bought this camera for an upcoming trip overseas. But we've loved using it for our local vacations and family activities.
Very easy to use
A friend of mine, new to cameras, bought this camera and sent it to me for inspection. Here follows my review of it. As an experienced photographer, I find this camera to be extremely poor. For starters, the body feels very uncomfortable and unlike other Nikon bodies I'm used to (Like the D300S and D90). The scroll wheel is in an awkward setting relative to thumb placement, and overall I had a hard time using the camera intuitively and comfortably on manual settings. For a beginner photographer, however, I think this is an excellent camera. The Tutorial mode, made to gradually coax the user from a "Green Box Automatic" setting into a Manual setting user, is something all other entry DSLRs need to incorporate. Additionally, the graphical interface, including graphical representation of aperture, I think suits beginners more than simply giving them numbers like "f/3.5". In short, for anyone who's had experience with SLRs or DSLRs, I'd recommend they skip this camera and instead get the D5000 or even the D300S. For anyone completely new to photography/SLRs/DSLRs, this is a great camera to look at. Being an entry-level DSLR, the overall rating was made with a beginner in mind.
This camera is easy to use. Right out of the package, I was using it with ease. It's easy for a beginner and advanced enough for a pro.
This camera is simple and easy to use for beginners but for more advanced photographers you will outgrow it within about... Ten minutes. The viewfinder is small and therefore close to impossible to focus manually. I use a 50mm 1.8 non af-s so in lowlight situations I can shoot with ISO 100 but i still have insane amounts of noise at 100 preposterous. Will definitely be upgrading soon but staying with nikon because they definitely didn't screw up the ergonomics.