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Nikon D3000

£964.59
£622.79 £341.80 cheaper than 68 days ago
Trusted Reviews Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended DP Review Highly Recommended Ephotozine Highly Recommended
A multi award winning and 1 year old SLR camera, great for wildlife photography
SLR 10.2MP CCD Black Feb 2016
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Nikon D3000 Review

With excellent reviews and at under 2 years old, we have ranked the Nikon D3000 number 344 across all digital cameras.
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75 Reviews + 12 Awards
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18 Months Old
Overall Score
49
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 49?

It has not bad expert reviews and great user reviews with an average overall rating of 86%, based on 75 reviews. This digital camera has received 12 awards including a "Recommended" award from Letsgodigital.org/nl/ plus three other sites and an "Editor's Choice" award from Laptopmag.com plus three other sites. Canon cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
At over a year old this camera is slightly out of date, and newer cameras with more up to date technology are available. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
Customers report is easy to use, it is fairly priced and good lens quality.
It is missing some features:
Quite low megapixels sensor
Only 3872 x 2592 pixels image resolution
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
Heavy

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared this Nikon digital camera with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is excellent for wildlife photography, ranking number 228 in wildlife photography cameras. It is also very good for sports photography, ranking number 232 in sports photography cameras, but mediocre for portrait photography, ranking number 246 in portrait photography cameras.
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How Big is the Nikon D3000?

The Nikon D3000 is 126mm wide and 97mm tall. It is 64mm deep and weighs 485g.

Nikon D3000 front dimensions

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Nikon D3000 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

12 Industry Awards

This camera is one of the most awarded of all the digital cameras.

The editors of review websites Letsgodigital.org/nl/, Dinside.no/data, Trusted Reviews and Camera Labs all decided that concluded that they would endorse this Nikon digital camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

This camera received an "Editor's Choice" award from review sites Laptopmag.com, Photoreview.com.au, Digicam Buyer.co.uk and Photoxels.com all of whom thought that this Nikon camera was brilliant.

The authors at three other expert review sites all thought that this Nikon camera was very good. This camera received a "Highly Recommended" award from DP Review, PhotographyBlog.com and Ephotozine.

This camera received a "Gold" award from review site Buy-N-Shoot.com who concluded that this Nikon digital camera was brilliant.

Expert Reviews Are Good

The average expert rating of this digital camera is 80% based on 62 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, DP Review, What Digital Camera and CNET.com.

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Good User Reviews

Owners have rated this Nikon digital camera on average 89 out of 100. 9 reviewers (84% of all reviewers) gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars.

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Nikon Has Very Good Reviews for Its Cameras

We checked 30,771 owner and expert reviews (including 6,974 verified purchases) for Nikon cameras and found that on average Nikon has very good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Nikon has very good ratings specifically within its digital cameras range. 96% of those that bought a Nikon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report it is Easy to Use

Eight customers thought this digital camera was easy to use.

Customers Report That it is Reasonably Priced

Four owners wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was good value for money.

Customers Report Good Lens Quality

Three people considered that this digital camera had a good lens.

Users Report Superior Product Quality

Six owners said in their reviews that it was good quality.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

Six owners mentioned that it was able to produce good images.

  • It remains to be very small and light, convenient for casual photographers…
    Photo.net November 2009
  • Excellent image quality a beginner could want…
    Laptopmag.com February 2010
  • Lightweight, easy to use and able to deliver some great pictures with a decent lens…
    Cnet.com.au August 2009
  • With a bit of setting can take some spectacular, professional quality pictures…
  • This camera is ideal for basic photography or professional photography…
  • Same excellent quality images, so all in all very pleased…
  • The automatic and guide modes are pointless for an experienced photographer.

Users Report Good Battery Life

Two people reckoned that it had a good battery life.

Users Report it is a Good Size

Three customers said in their reviews that it was lightweight.

Customers Report Excellent Technical Features

Three people said in their reviews that it had good features.


Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and is less than 18 months old but has mediocre features, and at £622.79 it is more expensive than 76% of cameras.

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Features

Over 90 Different Nikon Lenses Available

Nikon offers over 90 own brand lenses for their SLR cameras including macro, fixed focal length and zoom lenses allowing for huge creative versatility. More lenses that fit Nikon SLR cameras are available from third party manufacturers such as Tamron and Sigma.

Nikon lens range

Quite Low Megapixels Sensor

The megapixels of the Nikon D3000 of only 10.2MP is in the lowest 11% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. Cameras have megapixels of between 0.3MP and 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP.

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Only 3872 X 2592 Pixels Image Resolution

The Nikon D3000 has a maximum image resolution of 3872 x 2592 pixels. That's 37% lower image resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels digital camera, which is the most common resolution. Across all cameras the best resolution is 8256 x 6192 pixels and the worst is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

This Nikon digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the optical zoom depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of optical zooms are possible with this camera. Nikon offers hundreds of lenses ranging in optical zoom from approx 0.5x (10mm focal length) to approx 50x (800mm focal length).

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Optical Image Stabilisation May Be Available With Some Lenses

This camera has interchangeable lenses so whether this camera has an image stabilizer depends on the lens being used. Nikon offers a wide range of lenses with built in image stabilisation.

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Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum aperture numbers are possible with this camera. Nikon offers lenses with apertures ranging from F/1.4 to F/6.3.

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Heavy

Digital cameras have weights of between 50g and 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g. The weight of the Nikon D3000 of 485g is in the heaviest 18% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Supports Live View

The Nikon D3000 supports live view. 84% of digital cameras do not support live view.

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The Nikon D3000 features flash exposure compensation, unlike 80% of digital cameras which do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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Wide Range of Maximum Focal Lengths (35mm Film Equiv) Depending On Lens Used

This Nikon camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) are possible with this camera.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Nikon D3000 features brightness adjustment, which is unusual. 79% of digital cameras do not feature brightness adjustment.

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Features Calendar

The Nikon D3000 features calendar. 86% of digital cameras do not feature calendar.

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Wide Range of Maximum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum aperture numbers are possible with this camera. Nikon lenses range in aperture from F/1.4 to F/6.3.

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Wide Range of Closest Focusing Distances Depending On Lens Used

This Nikon camera has interchangeable lenses so the closest focusing distance depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of closest focusing distances are possible with this camera.

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Does Not Have an HDMI

The Nikon D3000 does not have an HDMI. 55% of digital cameras also do not have an HDMI.

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Nikon D3000 of 3" is relatively standard compared to most other cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Very Low Display Resolution

The display resolution of the Nikon D3000 of only 230,000 pixels is in the lowest 12% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. The lowest display resolution of digital cameras is 3 pixels, the highest is 16,000,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 590,000 pixels.

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500 Battery Life

The Nikon D3000 is a digital camera that takes 500 shots battery life.

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Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The Nikon D3000 has a shoe mounting point. 90% of digital cameras do not have a shoe mounting point.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Microphone

The Nikon D3000 does not have a built-in microphone. 78% of cameras do have a built-in microphone.

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Has a Tripod Mount

The Nikon D3000 has a tripod mount, which is unusual. 75% of digital cameras do not have a tripod mount.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Nikon D3000 does not have a GPS (satellite). 90% of digital cameras also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Age

Released 18 Months Ago

This camera was released in February 2016.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers f3556g, f4556g

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