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Nikon D3000

The D3000 is a high-performance DX-format SLR that delivers superb images and boasts a range of functions, which make photography simple and fun. Niko...

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published 29/05/2010 | anneka123
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"Excellent DSLR"

I got one of these for myself at Christmas and I love it, its easy to use and has many functions. The battery lasts a long time in it as I only had to charge it 3 times over 5 months since I got it as i was using it a lot. My friends are jealous at the quality of the pictures produced by this and its a great professional camera as well as for family snap shots. Also has lost of useful info on the viewer when taking a picture. I am still exploring this camera and finding out loads more exciting things about it. I would recommend the VR lens that comes with some of these models. The size is what you expect of a DSLR so its bulky to carry about but for good quality pictures from an armature point of view this is excellent. The price is one of the cheapest for DLSRs and nikon is a realisable trustworthy name so thats why I choose it. I have read many good reviews about nikon. Also this comes with a 2 year warranty and at the time nikon where giving £30 cashback which I got within a month after purchase via cheque.

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  • Andy.mack published 04/06/2010
    I'm hoping to buy one of these tomorrow. Glad to hear it sounds to be as good as other review I've read.
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Product Information : Nikon D3000

Manufacturer's product description

The D3000 is a high-performance DX-format SLR that delivers superb images and boasts a range of functions, which make photography simple and fun. Nikon's intelligent Guide Mode offers incredibly user-friendly in-camera assistance, enabling even beginners to capture wonderful images. Perfect for shots that you are not sure how to take, and guide mode will ask you about the image you want to capture and automatically optimize the camera settings for the best possible results. When you want to learn more, you can use Guide Mode to find out how to adjust the settings yourself. The 10.2-megapixel image sensor and fast autofocus performance ensure precise, detailed images. The large, 3-inch LCD screen is highly convenient for composing and reviewing images, and makes it easy to use the in-camera retouch menu that enables you to modify images without a computer. The D3000 - the camera that shows you how to capture stunning shots with ease.

Product Details

Product Type: Digital SLR Camera

Camera Flash: Pop-up flash

Dimensions (WxDxH): 12.6 cm x 6.4 cm x 9.7 cm

Image Processor: EXPEED

Lens System: 3 x zoom lens - 18 - 55 mm - f/3.5-5.6 G Nikon AF-S DX VR, 5.8 x zoom lens - 18 - 105 mm - f/3.5-5.6 G Nikon AF-S DX ED VR, 3 x zoom lens - 18 - 55 mm - f/3.5-5.6 G ED II Nikon AF-S DX

Lens System (2nd): 3.6 x telephoto zoom lens - 55 - 200 mm - f/4.0-5.6 G Nikon AF-S DX VR, 3.6 x zoom lens - 55 - 200 mm - f/4.0-5.6 G Nikon AF-S DX VR, 3.6 x zoom lens - 55 - 200 mm - f/4.0-5.6 G ED Nikon AF-S DX, 3.6 x telephoto zoom lens - 55 - 200 mm - f/4.0-5.6 G ED Nikon AF-S DX

Focus Adjustment: Automatic, manual

AV Interfaces: Composite video/audio

Memory Card Slot: SD card

Lens Included: AF-S DX 18-55mm and 55-200mm VR lenses, AF-S DX 18-55mm lens, AF-S DX 18-105mm lens, AF-S DX 18-55mm and 55-200mm lenses, Body only, AF-S DX 18-55mm VR and 55-200mm lenses

Product Description: Nikon D3000 - digital camera AF-S DX 18-55mm and 55-200mm VR lenses, Nikon D3000 - digital camera AF-S DX 18-55mm lens, Nikon D3000 - digital camera AF-S DX 18-105mm lens, Nikon D3000 - digital camera AF-S DX 18-55mm and 55-200mm lenses, Nikon D3000 - digital camera - body only, Nikon D3000 - digital camera AF-S DX 18-55mm VR and 55-200mm lenses

Weight: 485 g

Image Stabiliser: Optical

Sensor Resolution: 10.2 Megapixel

Viewfinder: Optical - eye-level penta-dach mirror

Supported Battery: 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery ( included )

Microsoft Certification: Certified for Windows Vista

Display: LCD display - 3"

Min Focus Distance: 28 cm, 45 cm

Manufacturer: Nikon

Long Name: D3000 18-55 VR + 55-200 VR Kit

General

Image Stabiliser: Optical

Optical Zoom: 3 x, 5.8 x

Product Type: Digital camera - SLR

MPN: K-43350-01, 969606, VBA250KU0, 110004, VBA250K005, VBA250K004, VBA250K001, VBA250KU05, VBA250AB, VBA250KU01, VBA250K003, VBA250K002, VBA250AE, 25462, k-43360-10, 9718, 25462/K3, 25462/K2

AV Interfaces: Composite video/audio

Lens Included: AF-S DX 18-55mm and 55-200mm VR lenses, AF-S DX 18-55mm lens, AF-S DX 18-105mm lens, AF-S DX 18-55mm and 55-200mm lenses, Body only, AF-S DX 18-55mm VR and 55-200mm lenses

Auto Focus: TTL phase detection

Image Processor: EXPEED

Image Recording Format: JPEG, RAW + JPEG, NEF (RAW)

Auto Focus Points (Zones) Qty: 11

Sensor Features: Air flow control system, Self Cleaning Sensor Unit

Sensor Dust Reduction: Yes

Field of View Crop Factor: 1.5

Optical Sensor Size: 15.8 x 23.6mm

Effective Sensor Resolution: 10,200,000 pixels

Total Pixels: 10,750,000 pixels

Optical Sensor Type: CCD

Sensor Resolution: 10.2 Megapixel

Exposure & White Balance

Exposure Range: EV 0-20 ( ISO 100 )

X-sync Speed: 1/200sec

Exposure Compensation: ±5 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps

Min Shutter Speed: 30 sec

Max Shutter Speed: 1/4000 sec

White Balance Presets: Incandescent, fluorescent, sunlight, Flash, shade

White Balance: Custom, automatic, presets

Special Effects: Neutral, Vivid, monochrome, landscape, portrait

Shooting Programs: Landscape, portrait mode, close-up, night portrait, Children, sports mode

Exposure Modes: Programme, bulb, automatic, manual, aperture-priority, shutter-priority, i-TTL program flash

Exposure Metering Zones: 420

Exposure Metering: Centre-weighted, spot, 3D colour matrix II

Light Sensitivity: ISO 3200, ISO 100-1600, ISO auto (100-1600)

Dimensions & Weight

Weight: 485 g

Height: 9.7 cm

Depth: 6.4 cm

Width: 12.6 cm

Additional Features

Flash Terminal: Hot shoe

Self Timer Delay: 10 sec, 2sec, 5 sec, 20sec

Additional Features: Direct print, USB 2.0 compatibility, date/time stamp, DPOF support, display brightness control, digital image rotation, camera orientation detection, PictBridge support, histogram display, AE lock, AF lock, cropping an image, in-camera red-eye fix, highlight point display, Active D-Lighting technology, built-in help guide, Scene Recognition System (SRS), Exif Print support, text input to Exif header

Continuous Shooting Speed: 3 frames per second

Memory / Storage

Memory Card Slot: SD card

Image Storage: 3872 x 2592 ¦ 2896 x 1944 ¦ 1936 x 1296

Included Memory Card: 8 GB SDHC, 16 GB SDHC

Supported Memory Cards: SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card

Battery

Details: 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery ( included )

Battery Type: Nikon EN-EL9a

Miscellaneous

Included Accessories: Eyepiece cover, battery charger, dust cap, body cap, lens cap, neck strap, memory card reader (USB), USB cable, memory card carrying case, eyecup, cleaning kit, shoe cap, additional battery, video cable

Certified for Windows Vista: Certified for Windows Vista software and devices have undergone compatibility tests for ease-of-use, better performance and enhanced security.

System Requirements for PC Connection

Peripheral Devices: USB port, CD-ROM Drive

Software

Software: Drivers & Utilities, ImageRecall Don't Panic

Connections

Connector Type: 1 x composite video output ¦ 1 x USB

Memory Card Slot: SD card

Display

Resolution: 230,000 pixels

Type: 3" LCD display

Display Features: Built-in

Viewfinder

Dioptric Correction Range: -1.7 to +0.5

Magnification: 0.8x

Field Coverage: 95%

Viewfinder Type: Optical - eye-level penta-dach mirror

Lens System (2nd)

Features: ED glass, Silent Wave Motor (SWM), aspherical lens, VR (Vibration Reduction)

Filter Size: 52 mm

Lens Construction: 11 groups / 15 elements, 9 groups / 13 elements

Focus Adjustment: Automatic, manual

Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera: 82.5 - 300mm

Type: 3.6 x telephoto zoom lens - 55 - 200 mm - f/4.0-5.6 G Nikon AF-S DX VR, 3.6 x zoom lens - 55 - 200 mm - f/4.0-5.6 G Nikon AF-S DX VR, 3.6 x zoom lens - 55 - 200 mm - f/4.0-5.6 G ED Nikon AF-S DX, 3.6 x telephoto zoom lens - 55 - 200 mm - f/4.0-5.6 G ED Nikon AF-S DX

Min Focus Distance: 1.1 m

Lens System

Filter Size: 52 mm, 67 mm

Lens Construction: 8 groups / 11 elements, 11 groups / 15 elements, 5 groups / 7 elements

Zoom Adjustment: Manual

Max View Angle: 76 degree(s)

Type: 3 x zoom lens - 18 - 55 mm - f/3.5-5.6 G Nikon AF-S DX VR, 5.8 x zoom lens - 18 - 105 mm - f/3.5-5.6 G Nikon AF-S DX ED VR, 3 x zoom lens - 18 - 55 mm - f/3.5-5.6 G ED II Nikon AF-S DX

Focus Adjustment: Automatic, manual

Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera: 27 - 82.5mm

Features: Silent Wave Motor (SWM), aspherical lens, VR (Vibration Reduction)

Lens System Mounting: Nikon F

Min Focus Distance: 28 cm, 45 cm

Camera Flash

Flash Modes: Fill-in mode, rear curtain sync, slow synchro, auto mode, flash OFF mode, red-eye reduction

Guide Number (m / ISO 100): 12

Camera Flash: Pop-up flash

Features: AF illuminator, flash +/- compensation

Environmental Parameters

Max Operating Temperature: 40 °C

Min Operating Temperature: 0 °C

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