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Nikon D3000

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Nikon D3000
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A very popular and multi award winning SLR camera, with an Editor's Choice award from four expert review websites and 8 further awards from other expert sites
SLR 10.2MP 3872 X 2592 Pixels CCD 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 283 in best selling cameras and number 426 across all digital cameras.
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Reviews
75 Reviews + 12 Awards
55
Value for Money
Average
67
Features
Good Features
81
Age
2 Years Old
73
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 73?

It has good expert reviews and very good 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. Praktica cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
At over a year old this digital camera is slightly out of date, and newer cameras with more up to date technology are available. View the latest digital cameras 2018.
It is one of the best selling cameras currently on the market. View best selling cameras January 2018.
Customers report it is easy to use, it is reasonably priced and good lens quality.
This Nikon digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Over 90 Different Nikon Lenses Available
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
Lower than average megapixels
Only 3872 x 2592 pixels image resolution

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared the D3000 with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is very good for everyday photography, ranking number 278 in everyday photography cameras. It is also very good for landscape photography, ranking number 296 in landscape photography cameras as well being very good for portrait photography, ranking number 242 in portrait photography cameras.
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Portrait Photography
Very Good
78
Landscape Photography
Very Good
79
Everyday Photography
Very Good
75
Sports Photography
Very Good
76
Wildlife Photography
Very Good

Nikon D3000 Video Reviews

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
Nikon D3000 size in context

Nikon D3000 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

12 Industry Awards

Experts really like this digital camera and have given it 12 awards.

This Nikon digital camera was given a "Recommended" award by websites Letsgodigital.org/nl/, Dinside.no/data, Trusted Reviews and Camera Labs all of whom thought that this camera was very good.

The experts at four additional expert review sites all said that this digital camera was astoundingly good and gave it their highest award. This was from Laptopmag.com, Photoreview.com.au, Digicam Buyer.co.uk and Photoxels.com who gave it an "Editor's Choice".

This camera was given a "Highly Recommended" award by review websites DP Review, PhotographyBlog.com and Ephotozine all of whom decided that this digital camera was great.

This Nikon camera was given a "Gold" award by review site Buy-N-Shoot.com who decided that this camera was brilliant.

Good Expert Reviews

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

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Good User Reviews

People who bought this Nikon camera rated this camera 89% on average. Over 84% of reviewers gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars.

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A Best Selling Camera

The D3000 is one the fastest selling digital camera currently available for sale according to sales data from Amazon.

Nikon Digital Cameras Have Very Good Reviews

We checked 41,167 owner and expert reviews (including 10,836 verified purchases) for Nikon cameras and found that on average Nikon has very good reviews compared to other brands. 96% of those that bought a Nikon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report That it is Easy to Use

Eight customers who bought it agreed that it was easy to use.

Users Report That it is Reasonably Priced

Four owners who purchased the Nikon D3000 agreed that it was good value for money.

Customers Report Good Lens Quality

Three people mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good lens.

Users Report Good Product Quality

Six owners considered that the product was good quality.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

Six customers wrote in their reviews 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.

Customers Report Good Battery Life

Two people thought it had a good battery life.

Users Report That it is a Good Size

Three people mentioned in their reviews that it was lightweight.

Users Report Excellent Technical Features

Three customers who purchased it said that it had good features.

Value For Money

Poor Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and is under 2 years old but has mediocre features, and at £622.79 it is more expensive than 65% of digital cameras.

Cheaper Price Found in the United States

We found a cheaper price for the Nikon D3000 of $300.00 (£413.64) in the United States. That's a saving of £209.15.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

This camera has been on the market since February 2016.

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

Lower Than Average Megapixels

The Nikon D3000's sensor megapixels of only 10.2MP is lower than 89% of all cameras when sorted 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 highest image resolution of the Nikon D3000 is 3872 x 2592 pixels. That's 37% lower image resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found resolution. Cameras resolutions range from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 8256 x 6192 pixels (best).

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Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

This Nikon 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 digital 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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Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The maximum ISO sensitivity of the Nikon D3000 of 3,200 is pretty average compared to most other cameras. It is in the highest 36% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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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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Heavier Than Average

The weights of cameras range from 50g to 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g. The Nikon D3000's weight of 485g is in the heaviest 19% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Features Calendar

The Nikon D3000 features calendar, which is unusual. 87% of cameras do not feature calendar.

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The Nikon D3000 features flash exposure compensation. 79% of digital cameras do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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Wide Range of Magnifications Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the magnification depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of magnifications are possible with this camera. Hundreds of different lenses are available for Nikon SLRs ranging in magnification from approx 0.5x (8mm focal length) to approx 50x (800mm focal length).

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Nikon D3000 does not have a GPS (satellite). 89% of cameras also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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500 Battery Life

Most cameras take between 4 and 4,699 battery life, including the Nikon D3000 which takes 500 battery life.

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Smaller Than Average Eye Relief

The Nikon D3000's eye relief of only 18mm is in the smallest 27% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. The average eye relief of all cameras is 19mm, with the smallest being 8mm and the biggest being 27mm.

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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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3872 X 2592 Still Image Resolution

The Nikon D3000 supports a maximum still image resolution of 3872 x 2592. That's over three times the resolution of a 1712 x 1712 camera, which is the most common resolution supported by cameras. The resolution of all cameras ranges from 384 x 480 (worst) to 6016 x 4016 (best).

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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 typical compared to most other cameras. It is larger than 46% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Very Low Display Resolution

The display resolution of the Nikon D3000 of only 230,000 pixels is lower than 76% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. The average display resolution of all cameras is 620,000 pixels, with the lowest being 23,000 pixels and the highest being 6,300,000 pixels.

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Supports Live View

The Nikon D3000 supports live view, unlike 83% of cameras which do not support live view.

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Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The Nikon D3000 has a shoe mounting point, unlike 89% of cameras which do not have a shoe mounting point.

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Has a Tripod Mount

The Nikon D3000 has a tripod mount. 73% of digital cameras do not have a tripod mount.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Nikon D3000 features brightness adjustment, unlike 78% of cameras which do not feature brightness adjustment.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

nikon amzrefb0058cr, nikon vba250ab, nikon f3556g, nikon 25462, f4556g

Barcodes:

00000001648400, 05056129203056

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