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Nikon D3000 Digital Camera

£622.79
SLR 10.2MP CCD SDHC Feb 2016
Camera Type Megapixel Sensor Type Compatible Memory Cards Release Date
Seven industry awards
Easy to use
Good size
102 Reviews + 12 Awards
Trusted Reviews Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended DP Review Highly Recommended Ephotozine Highly Recommended
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Reviews

Seven Industry Awards

This digital camera was given a "Recommended" award by websites Trusted Reviews, Camera Labs and Letsgodigital.org/nl/ all of whom thought that this low megapixel camera was good.

The experts at websites Digicam Buyer.co.uk and Photoxels.com both wrote that this Nikon camera was brilliant and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

Review websites Ephotozine and PhotographyBlog.com both strongly endorse this low megapixel camera and have given it their "Highly Recommended" award.

Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on fourty-three expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com and Trusted Reviews the average expert rating of this camera is 80 out of 100.

Good Brand

We checked 25,424 user and expert reviews (including 514 verified purchases) for Nikon cameras and found that on average Nikon has good ratings. We also found that Nikon has good ratings specifically for its low megapixel digital cameras. 99% of those that bought a Nikon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Design

Easy to Use

Four customers wrote in their reviews that it was easy to use. Expert review site Photoanswers.co.uk wrote in their Nikon D3000 review “It’s a very easy camera to use thanks to its simple layout of controls” and gave the product a score of 4 stars out of 5. Eight years ago expert website Theregister.co.uk said “Light and compact with intuitive”. Ephotozine.com wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert website Ephotozine “It's easy to use, has a good build quality” and scored this digital camera 80 out of 100.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The Nikon D3000 supports video recording, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camera.

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Two people who reviewed it mentioned that it was lightweight. Expert website Cnet.com.au rated it 4 stars out of 5 and wrote eight years ago “Lightweight, easy to use” in their review of the Nikon D3000. Expert website Digitalartsonline.co.uk mentioned “It feels compact and lightweight ye”.

Average Weight

The Nikon D3000 has a relatively typical weight (485 grams) compared to most of the other cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera.

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Other

Released Over a Year Ago

It was February 2016 when Nikon released the D3000.


Features

Good Technical Features

Two people mentioned in their reviews that it had good features. Expert review site Theregister.co.uk said “It’s packed with features a novice will appreciate, while performing like a much more professional model”.


Display

Fairly Large Display Diagonal

Across all the comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera the display diagonals range from 1.4" to 3". With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Nikon D3000 has one of the larger display diagonals amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 3" screen digital cameras currently available including the Canon PowerShot G16 (£246.99), the Nikon 1 J1, or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 (£250.67) which all of have better reviews.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Nikon D3000 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera do not have an image stabilizer.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including the Canon PowerShot G16 (£246.99), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 (£250.67) which both of have better reviews.

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Only 3872 X 2592 Pixels Image Resolution

The Nikon D3000 has a 3872 x 2592 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most digital cameras of this age and type. Most cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it have a 3008 x 2000 pixels maximum image resolution. Across all cameras that were launched more than a year ago the image resolution ranges from 2560 х 1280 pixels (worst) to 7952 x 5304 pixels (best).

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10.2 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 10.2 megapixels camera.

If this digital camera megapixel is not high enough for you then you might want to look at the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 (£250.67) (12.1MP and higher rated), or the Nikon D300 (£175) (12.3MP and higher rated).

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Camera

Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Nikon D3000 does not have a GPS (satellite), although keep in mind that most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Features Calendar

The Nikon D3000 features calendar, as do most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

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Supports Live View

The Nikon D3000 supports live view. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this digital camera also support live view.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The Nikon D3000 has a tripod mountable, as do most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to this camera.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Nikon D3000 features brightness adjustment, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that were released more than a year ago.

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Features Histogram

The Nikon D3000 features histogram. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera also feature histogram.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports PictBridge

The Nikon D3000 supports PictBridge, as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to this camera.

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Does Not Have an HDMI

The Nikon D3000 does not have an HDMI, unlike most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this digital camera.

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Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The Nikon D3000 has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera.

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Battery

500 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

Most cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera take between 230 and 999 battery life (CIPA standard), including the Nikon D3000 which takes 500 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Lens System

Very Large Minimum Aperture Number

With a minimum aperture number of 22, the Nikon D3000's minimum aperture number is one of the largest amongst low megapixel digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera. Cameras of this age and type have minimum aperture numbers of between 1.8 and 22, and the average minimum aperture number is 6.2.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers f3556g, f4556g

Nikon D3000 Review Sources

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