Summary Nikon D3000

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Body only
With 18-55mm lens
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Specifications Key specs
Sensor size
Help APS-C 23.6x15.8mm
Screen resolution
Help 230k dots
Help 10 MP
Movie format
Help None
Screen size
Help 3"
Light sensitivity
Help 1,600 ISO
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Nikon has replaced the D3000 with the D3100.

Nikon D3100
Nikon D3100 announced August 2010

Compare the new Nikon D3100 vs the D3000

reviewsWhat are people saying about the D3000

"Very capable AF system, including 3D AF tracking, on a par with much more expensive DSLRs" | talking about the camera's auto-focus
"User-friendly ergonomics, without sacrificing control" | talking about the camera's button-layout
"The Nikon D40 was a groundbreaking camera, not only for Nikon, but for the entire entry-level sector of the DSLR market" | talking about the camera's overall-performance


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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.

link to info about lense
Avatar for Mark Feeney Mark Feeney (9:04 PM, March 01, 2012)
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!