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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.
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
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.
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 triView full Review
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
feature are good
Fine starter DSLR with some advanced features.
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)
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.
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.
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,.