Summary Nikon D3000

Prices Price
Body only Unknown With 18-55mm lens $575
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Within its price range #n/a of 1 Among similar cameras #n/a of 11
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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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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

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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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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
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
Lens availability More lenses available Help
205 lenses
Size Really small Help
Prosumer size 126x97x64 mm
Weight Light Help
485 g


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The Nikon D3000 vs other recent entry-level DSLRs

Low light performance Very noisy at high ISO Help
563 ISO
Overall image quality Very low overall image quality Help
Color depth Less color depth Help
22.3 bits
Dynamic range Very narrow dynamic range Help
11.1 EV
Screen resolution Very low resolution screen Help
230k dots
Viewfinder size Small viewfinder Help
True resolution Lower true resolution Help
10 MP
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
1,600 ISO
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
3 fps
Autofocus Manual focus only Help
Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
Sensor type Sensor type Help
Movie format No movies Help
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
Weather sealed No weather sealing Help
Need to shelter it from weather
Live view No live view Help
Preview with viewfinder
Screen flips out Fixed screen Help
Less flexible
Shutter lag Longer shutter lag Help
262 ms shutter lag
Cross type focus points Fewer cross-type focus points Help
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
Announced Old Help
July, 2009
Light sensitivity (boost) Very low boost light sensitivity Help
3,200 ISO
Fastest shutter speed Slow shutter speed Help
1/4000 of a second
Popularity Not so popular Help
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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!