Nikon D3000 Review

Nikon D3000

by DSLR Camera News on February 18, 2010

The Nikon D3000 is an incredibly easy DSLR Camera to use. This is a perfect camera for a consumer that wants to move from the point and shoot type of cameras to their first DSLR. It has a 10.2 Megapixel DX format sensor. 10.2 MP is more than enough for any photographer to have photographs enlarged and zoomed in witho0ut losing quality once developed. The D3000 kit includes a 18-55mm Nikkor VR stabilization lens. This lens is quick and fast with accurate autofocus and provides vivid color and contrast with crisp details. The VR image stabilization assures you of a sharp image even while zoomed into your subject. One frustration most photographers have is what’s called “Shutter Delay”. The Nikon D3000 has split-second¬†shutter response that eliminates delay so you can capture the moment you intended. This is far superior than other entry level DSLR’s.

Nikon D3000 Features:

  • 10.2 Megapixel DX format image sensor (allows you to make prints up to 20×30 inches)
  • Includes a 3x (18-55mm) Nikkor VR Zoom images stabilization lens
  • Small compatct design
  • Split second shutter response
  • Up to 3 frames per second (fps) for quick action shots
  • 6 exposure scene modes: Portrait, Landscape, Child, Sports, Close-up, Night Portrait
  • 3 inch color LCD monitor with great wide angle viewing
  • Editing in camera provides retouching options for 13 functions including Trim, Red Eye correction and filtering
  • 11 point autofocus for quick and accurate focusing
  • ISO from 100 –¬† 1600 for excellent indoor and outdoor exposures


For $549 Nikon retail price, Nikon D3000 camera (which includes the VR Lens) is a fantastic value which comes with all the quality of a Nikon. It’s amazing that Nikon can release the D3000 at this price. A few years ago, a Nikon VR lens of this quality was priced around $400 so if you include the camera at this price, this is a top pick for your first DSLR camera.

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