Advantages Quality, Interchangeable Lenses, Value for Money
Disadvantages Image Formatting
I purchased my Nikon D3000 as I had for years wanted a digital SLR camera but did not want to spend the earth on my first one as I am not a professional just yet. Having tried and tested a number of cameras in store I came home with this model and have not looked back since. My camera has been with me from the hottest of temperatures in Death Valley to the cold of Prague in December and has never failed me yet.The Nikon D3000 is a sturdy and compact digital camera which is smaller than a number of the other models and relatively lightweight. In appearance the camera is a good looking model with a black body and the standard Nikon red trim detail, is also has a good size LCD screen which measures 3'' at the back of the camera for viewing the images taken. All images are viewed through the viewfinder however unlike many other standard digital cameras there is no live view option within the screen
The camera comes with an array of information including a leaflet explaining the camera functions, camera strap, Nikon software to edit photos, a cable for transferring images from the camera to your computer and a battery power lead. It is worth noting that this camera (as the majority of Digital SLR models) has a rechargeable battery. However the life of the battery always lasts for a good 2 weeks on holiday before it begins to need charging again. The screen also displays the amount of life left on the battery so there is plenty of time to charge it.This camera largely appeals to many like minded photographers due to the good price and high quality that Nikon achieve with most of their cameras. I bought my D3000 as part of a package deal and got the camera, basic camera lens and memory card together with a Nikon bag and UV lens filter for just under £400. Additionally, Nikon offer a 2 year warrantee with this model which is free to the consumer and covers you against any electrical faults that might happen.
The best feature of this camera is its consistent performance. Although it does take a small amount of time to understand the various features of the camera it is very easy to use with practice. The camera dial allows the photographer to select their chosen mode of shooting which can range from automatic which suit pictures requiring instantaneous shots to manually selecting the aperture and shutter speed to suit different locations.The dial also allows for other options including landscape, portrait, night-time and moving shooting. The menu on the dial also gives the photographer the usual options including the brightness of the LCD screen and the type of photo required. Additionally, the menu allows the photographer to choose the speed of shooting and the option of a timer to take photos. I have found the timer to be particularly helpful when on holiday as it allows the camera to be set to a delay of 10 - 20 seconds before the scene is shot. This delay gives plenty of time to position yourself in the photo with other people when there are no bystanders around to ask.
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Nikon D3000 Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm VR Lens Kit (10.2MP) 3 inch LCD
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