Summary Nikon D3000

Prices Price
Body only
$359
With 18-55mm lens
$500
Score Snapsort rank
Within its price range
#n/a of 3
Among similar cameras
#n/a of 11
Specifications Key specs
Sensor size
Help APS-C 23.6x15.8mm
Screen resolution
Help 230k dots
Megapixels
Help 10 MP
Movie format
Help None
Screen size
Help 3.0"
Light sensitivity
Help 1,600 ISO
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Lenses Lenses
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Replacement

Nikon has replaced the D3000 with the D3100.

Nikon D3100
Nikon D3100 announced August, 2010
Movie format Shoots movies
Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Live view Has live view

Compare the new Nikon D3100 vs the D3000

reviewsWhat are people saying about the D3000

"Naturally though, there is no getting around the fact that the D3000 is an entry-level DSLR, and the lightweight, all-plastic body shell doesn't have the same heft as the D90 or D300s."
dpreview.com | talking about the camera's build-quality
"The Nikon D40 was a groundbreaking camera, not only for Nikon, but for the entire entry-level sector of the DSLR market"
dpreview.com | talking about the camera's overall-performance
"Very capable AF system, including 3D AF tracking, on a par with much more expensive DSLRs"
dpreview.com | talking about the camera's auto-focus

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Pros

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The Nikon D3000 vs other recent entry-level DSLRs

Sensor size Slightly larger than average sensor Help
APS-C 23.6x15.8mm
Thickness Thin Help
2.5"
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
$359.00
Lens availability More lenses available Help
205 lenses
Size Really small Help
Prosumer size 126x97x64 mm
Weight Light Help
485 g

Cons

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The Nikon D3000 vs other recent entry-level DSLRs

Overall image quality Very low overall image quality Help
62.0
Viewfinder size Small viewfinder Help
0.52x
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
1,600 ISO
Live view No live view Help
Preview with viewfinder
Autofocus Manual focus only Help
None
Focus points Fewer focus points Help
11
Cross type focus points Fewer cross-type focus points Help
1
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
Announced Old Help
July, 2009
Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
95%
Light sensitivity (boost) Very low boost light sensitivity Help
3,200 ISO
Sensor type Sensor type Help
CCD
Popularity Not so popular Help
Among snapsort users
Low light performance Very noisy at high ISO Help
563 ISO
Movie format No movies Help
None
Dynamic range Very narrow dynamic range Help
11.1 EV
Screen resolution Very low resolution screen Help
230k dots
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
True resolution Lower true resolution Help
10 MP
Weather sealed No weather sealing Help
Need to shelter it from weather
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
3 fps
Screen flips out Fixed screen Help
Less flexible
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramas Help
You could stitch photos in post
Shutter lag Longer shutter lag Help
262 ms shutter lag
Fastest shutter speed Slow shutter speed Help
1/4000 of a second

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Discussion

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Avatar for Walter King Jenkins Walter King Jenkins (2:52 PM, December 09, 2013)
i was looking into lenses on this site and found this link for the best lenses for the d3000, but when I looked into the lense it said that it was not supported by the d3000. Can anyone explain this.

http://lenshero.com/lenses/nikon-d3000-lens

link to info about lense

http://www.adorama.com/NK5018AFD.html?sub=LH7J4B&utm_term=Other&utm_medium=Affiliate&utm_campaign=Other&utm_source=rflaid65326
 
Avatar for Mark Feeney Mark Feeney (9:04 PM, March 01, 2012)
Fixed! http://snapsort.com/cameras/Nikon/D3000/specs
 
Avatar for taylor009 taylor009 (9:10 PM, February 29, 2012)
Do external flashes also work on this camera? Which ones do you recommend?
Also, can you take photos in black and white? Or do you have to edit them after? I haven't found the setting to take them in black and white yet.
 
nickn (6:11 AM, February 25, 2012)
This does have a self cleaning sensor. Please update the page!