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Nikon D3000 10.2 MP DSLR Camera Body - Refurbished by Nikon U.S.A. Refurbished

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10-2-megapixels ccd-sensor 3-lcd sd-card iso-1600 usb-interface



Nikon D3000 10.2 MP DSLR Camera Body, DX-format CCD image sensor, 3-inch Color LCD Monitor with 170-degree wide-angle viewing, Split-second Shutter Response and Continuous Shooting, 11-point Autofocus, Active D-Lighting
Capture exceptional photos and videos with the Nikon D3000 10.2 MP DSLR Camera Body. With its leading-edge features, you can easily get your desired photo results. One of these features is its Nikon DX-format CCD image sensor which helps you take stunning photos with a whopping 10.2 megapixels. Its 3-inch Color LCD Monitor with 170-degree wide-angle viewing even allows you to easily review and share captured images. You can eliminate shutter delay and never miss any moment, thanks to its Split-second Shutter Response and Continuous Shooting up to 3 Frames-Per-Second. The Nikon D3000 can also be set in different scene modes including Portrait, Landscape, Child, Sports, Close-up or Night Portrait.

It features an 11-point Autofocus for pictures that boast of accurate detail. This compact and lightweight Canon Digital SLR camera also comes with 6 Personal Picture Control Settings. The D3000 provides you with wide sensitivity range of ISO 100 to 1600, allowing you to shoot incredible images even under dim lighting conditions. Photo enthusiasts can now choose from different scene settings (Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, or Landscape) to apply a personal feel to each picture. Its Active D-Lighting technology even restores detail in shadows and highlights. In-camera image features also offer 13 easy editing functions like Trim Red-eye Correction and Soft Filter.



Product Highlights

  • DX-format CCD image sensor: delivers totally brilliant images
  • 3-inch Color LCD Monitor with 170-degree wide-angle viewing: lets you review and share captured images with ease
  • Split-second Shutter Response and Continuous Shooting up to 3 Frames-Per-Second: enables you to catch every moment
  • 11-point Autofocus: ensures fast and precise image-capturing
  • Active D-Lighting: restores picture-enhancing detail in shadows and highlights



The Nikon D3000 is commonly used for Family photos, Landscape/scenery, Low light, Macro photography, Sports/action, Travel, Video, Weddings, Wildlife and more.The Nikon D3000 is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Casual photographer, Photo enthusiast, Pro photographer, Semi-pro photographer among others.The Nikon D3000 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Nikon D3000: Easy to use, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Fast shutter speed, Good image quality, High ISO performance, Image stabilization, Large clear LCD, Quiet and Tilt /swivel LCD

Nikon D3000 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.

Nikon D3000 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)
Camera Dimensions (W x H x D)
Approx. 5.0 x 3.8 x 2.5 in. (126 x 97 x 64 mm)
Camera Weight
Approx. 1 lb. 1.1 oz. (485 g) without battery, memory card, or body cap
Mfr #
25460 B
SKU
INKD3000R

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4.5

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91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

high quality slow preview

I've taken this camera on two shoots already and i love it so far. With an 18-55 VR AF-S lens you can't really go wrong. I've used a few Nikon DSLR cameras before, much higher in their performance range but this is my first personal one and i don't regret it. Absolutely worth it even if it was refurbished, mainly because it was actually done by Nikon. Only major irk is the long preview times and not having a video mode.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Horrible Grinding Noise

I bought this as a back-up to my D40 that I use for my part-time photography company. The D40 was my first Nikon, and since I couldn't afford a D90 at the time (now saving up for D7000) I got the D3000, refurbished. Personally, I think my D40 takes better and brighter pictures even at the exact same settings. Also, my refurbished D3000 makes an AWFUL grinding noise after being used for about 30 minutes. It's horribly embarassing when shooting in quiet environments like a wedding! I'd have tri

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I bought this as a back-up to my D40 that I use for my part-time photography company. The D40 was my first Nikon, and since I couldn't afford a D90 at the time (now saving up for D7000) I got the D3000, refurbished. Personally, I think my D40 takes better and brighter pictures even at the exact same settings. Also, my refurbished D3000 makes an AWFUL grinding noise after being used for about 30 minutes. It's horribly embarassing when shooting in quiet environments like a wedding! I'd have tried to return it but the grinding noise didn't start happening until after my 30 (or 90?) days of purchase, so I was stuck with it. The noise issue is probably just the unit I got, but I still would pick my D40 over the D3000 any day in terms of image quality. Once I get my D7000, my D40 will become my secondary, and the D3000 will be my knock-around camera.

Reviewed by 160 customers

 
4.0

Extremely good camera, but no video.

By

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

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

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

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.

 
4.0

not bad in this price

By

feature are good

 
4.0

Good deal and good camera.

By

Fine starter DSLR with some advanced features.

 
5.0

Great Starter DSLR!

By

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)

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Fantastic Starter DSLR

By

This is a really great starter-level DSLR. It is simple to use and features a beginner-friendly guide system that explains just about every feature and setting on the camera. If you need the video-capture capability, look at the higher end models.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great 2nd Body

By

I purchased this camera as a low cost backup to my D7000, and for when I want a 2nd body for quick lens changes. I couldn't be happier with it. No it doesn't have all the features of my D7000, and I am really missing the second dial for changing the aperture when in Manual mode, but the image quality is great! When paired with my 30mm f1.4 I can even get some great low light photos, but don't push it past 800 iso. I would recommend this camera to someone who is just getting into photography, and doesn't have a large budget. Pair this with a Nikon 35mm 1.8 and you have a great budget setup that blows away any point in shoot.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

still lookin for a lens

By

I have been using a digital camera for wild life, with some good results, my son thought I should upgrade to something more suited foe what I'm doing. I am totally lost, I can't even find the thread size, for compabatility.I also know I need a zoom lens, but theres so many chocies and prices, I don't knoiw what to buy. I also live in a very rural area with limited resources,.

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Ed G  Can I use this camera for very long exposures (hours) by attaching it to a telescope? No camera lens would be used, since the TELESCOPE would act as a lens? I cannot do this on my Nikon DSLR 5100 because it won;t takes photos without a compatible Nikon lens attached.
RICHARD T  I would not say yes to this question because I have not done or tired this myself..might not be helpful but let me answer you always. you have two questions here. For the 1st question...know that you can change the bulb exposure on the camera to expose more when you hold down. For the second question, what kind of telescope are you using..From what I know you have to use some adapter and what not that I have not looked into those. And when its connected to the D3100 certain features will not work. Am sorry I can't help much with the telescope question but if it doesn't work on a D5100 then I would not think it would work with D3100.
Ed G  Richard, thanks for your answer and for your honesty. I'm using a Celestron 14" SCT, which has the eyepiece (for viewing through it, and for some kinds of astrophotography at the back of the scope. The adapter is needed to attach the camera to the scope, using a T-ring---a Nikon ring in this case. With my 5100, Nikkor lenses that worked fine with my Nikon film camera can't be used, because the camera won't expose. -Ed Greding
Ed G  Can I use this camera for very long exposures (hours) by attaching it to a telescope? No camera lens would be used, since the TELESCOPE would act as a lens? I cannot do this on my Nikon DSLR 5100 because it won;t takes photos without a compatible Nikon lens attached.
RICHARD T  I would not say yes to this question because I have not done or tired this myself..might not be helpful but let me answer you always. you have two questions here. For the 1st question...know that you can change the bulb exposure on the camera to expose more when you hold down. For the second question, what kind of telescope are you using..From what I know you have to use some adapter and what not that I have not looked into those. And when its connected to the D3100 certain features will not work. Am sorry I can't help much with the telescope question but if it doesn't work on a D5100 then I would not think it would work with D3100.
Ed G  Richard, thanks for your answer and for your honesty. I'm using a Celestron 14" SCT, which has the eyepiece (for viewing through it, and for some kinds of astrophotography at the back of the scope. The adapter is needed to attach the camera to the scope, using a T-ring---a Nikon ring in this case. With my 5100, Nikkor lenses that worked fine with my Nikon film camera can't be used, because the camera won't expose. -Ed Greding
Ed G  Can I use this camera for very long exposures (hours) by attaching it to a telescope? No camera lens would be used, since the TELESCOPE would act as a lens? I cannot do this on my Nikon DSLR 5100 because it won;t takes photos without a compatible Nikon lens attached.
RICHARD T  I would not say yes to this question because I have not done or tired this myself..might not be helpful but let me answer you always. you have two questions here. For the 1st question...know that you can change the bulb exposure on the camera to expose more when you hold down. For the second question, what kind of telescope are you using..From what I know you have to use some adapter and what not that I have not looked into those. And when its connected to the D3100 certain features will not work. Am sorry I can't help much with the telescope question but if it doesn't work on a D5100 then I would not think it would work with D3100.
Ed G  Richard, thanks for your answer and for your honesty. I'm using a Celestron 14" SCT, which has the eyepiece (for viewing through it, and for some kinds of astrophotography at the back of the scope. The adapter is needed to attach the camera to the scope, using a T-ring---a Nikon ring in this case. With my 5100, Nikkor lenses that worked fine with my Nikon film camera can't be used, because the camera won't expose. -Ed Greding
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