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Nikon D3000 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm

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Nikon D3000 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm

Nikon D3000 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm
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A multi award winning and good spec SLR digital camera, with an Editor's Choice award from four expert review websites and 8 further awards from other expert sites
SLR 12.3MP 5.8x 3872 X 2592 Pixels Aug 2009
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Nikon D3000 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm Review

With excellent reviews and very good features, we have ranked the Nikon D3000 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm number 785 across all digital cameras.
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Reviews
75 Reviews + 12 Awards
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Features
Good Features
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Age
8 Years Old
71
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 71?

It has good 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. Praktica cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However this Nikon digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2018.
The D3000 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm 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
Fashion guide: using camera fast and easy to use. ask the photo you want to take and automatically optimizes the settings of the camera for superior results. can be set to show how to adjust the settings yourself, for you help to control the camera and learn the basics of SLR photography
10.2 megapixel DX format CCD image sensor enables you to capture remarkably well detailed images and produce incredibly NET enlargements
Razor 11-point autofocus system offers fast and precise autofocus coverage in the framework. four area AF, including 3d, followed AF modes, provide results net, if your subject is off, move fast or completely unpredictable
Integrated dual dust reduction system: sensor cleaning of the image and the air traffic control systems keep the dust from the sensor of the camera free of spot image, clear image
Scene recognition system provides images clearly defined by optimizing the parameters of the device immediately until the shutter is released.<br>the sensitivity of the light ISO high (100-1600): is an ISO auto setting and is expandable up to ISO 3200 manually using the hi1 parameter. allows faster shutter speeds, reducing to a minimum the risk of blurry images when you shoot fast subjects or take pictures in low light
Large 3-inch, 230 k - point, high resolution screen LCD makes it easy to display the information essential camera and a pleasure to review and edit your photos
3 fps continuous shooting to capture fast action 3 images per second
Image controls allows you to set the look and mood of your images before you. choose from six settings: standard, vivid, neutral, monochrome, portrait and landscape.<br> extensive retouch in camera - menu you can edit and enhance images of the camera. offers a range of effects of photo including d-lighting, filter effects and a clever miniature effect, which makes images appear as if they are photos of miniature models
Only 3872 x 2592 pixels image resolution
Lower than average megapixels

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

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Portrait Photography
Mediocre
50
Landscape Photography
Average
29
Everyday Photography
Mediocre
61
Sports Photography
Good
73
Wildlife Photography
Very Good

Nikon D3000 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm Video Reviews

How Big is the Nikon D3000 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm?

The Nikon D3000 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm is 295mm wide and 97mm tall. It is 65mm deep and weighs 485g.

Nikon D3000 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm front dimensions
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Nikon D3000 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

12 Industry Awards

This camera is one of the most awarded by expert review sites of all the digital cameras.

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

The writers at four more expert review sites all said that this Nikon digital camera was amazingly 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".

The experts at review websites DP Review, PhotographyBlog.com and Ephotozine all decided that this camera was great and gave it their "Highly Recommended" award.

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

Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on 62 expert reviews from sites including DP Review, What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com and CNET.com the average expert rating of this Nikon digital camera is 80 out of 100.

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Good Owner Reviews

This digital camera has an average owner rating of 89% based on 13 owner reviews. 9 reviewers (84% of all reviewers) gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars.

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Nikon Digital Cameras Have Very Good Reviews

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

Age

Released Over Eight Years Ago

This camera was released in August 2009.

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

Only 3872 X 2592 Pixels Image Resolution

The D3000 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm has a maximum image resolution of 3872 x 2592 pixels. That's 37% lower image resolution than the most frequently found resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. Cameras resolutions range from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 8256 x 6192 pixels (best).

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Lower Than Average Megapixels

The megapixels of the D3000 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm of only 12.3MP is lower than 77% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. The lowest megapixels of cameras is 0.3MP, the highest is 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP.

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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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Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The D3000 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm's maximum ISO sensitivity of 3,200 is fairly typical compared to most other cameras. It is higher than 60% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This Nikon 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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Faster Than Average Camera Shutter Speed

The camera shutter speed of the Nikon D3000 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm of 0.005s is faster than 66% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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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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Heavier Than Average

The weight of the D3000 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm of 485g is in the heaviest 19% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. The weights of cameras range from 50g to 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The D3000 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm has a built-in flash, as do 68% of cameras.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Nikon D3000 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm supports Wi-Fi, unlike 69% of cameras which do not support Wi-Fi.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

The Nikon D3000 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm does not support video capability. 67% of digital cameras also do not support video capability.

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Wide Range of Magnifications Depending On Lens Used

This digital 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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Has an HDMI Port

The Nikon D3000 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm has an HDMI port, unlike 73% of cameras which do not have an HDMI port.

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Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The D3000 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm has a shoe mounting point. 89% of cameras do not have a shoe mounting point.

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Higher Than Average Display Resolution

The lowest display resolution of cameras is 23,000 pixels, the highest is 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 620,000 pixels. The display resolution of the Nikon D3000 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm of 920,000 pixels is higher than 65% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Lower Than Average Maximum Playback Zoom

The Nikon D3000 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm's maximum playback zoom of only 1x is very low compared to most other cameras. It is in the lowest 1% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. The playback zoom (max) of cameras range from 1x to 39x, and the average maximum playback zoom is 10x.

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3872 X 2592 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the D3000 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm is 3872 x 2592. That's over three times the resolution of the most common resolution of 1712 x 1712. This Nikon digital camera also supports a still image resolution of 2896 x 1944. Across all digital cameras the best resolution is 6016 x 4016 and the worst is 384 x 480.

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Nikon D3000 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm of 3" is pretty typical compared to most other cameras. It is larger than 28% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The D3000 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm features brightness adjustment, which is unusual. 78% of cameras do not feature brightness adjustment.

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Features Calendar

The D3000 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm features calendar. 87% of digital cameras do not feature calendar.

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Has a Tripod Mount

The Nikon D3000 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm has a tripod mount, which is unusual. 73% of cameras do not have a tripod mount.

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Features Noise Reduction

The D3000 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm features noise reduction. 91% of cameras do not feature noise reduction.

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Smaller Than Average Digital Zoom

The digital zooms of cameras range from 1x to 810x, and the average digital zoom is 12x. The D3000 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm's digital zoom of only 1x is very small compared to most other cameras. It is smaller than 99% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Microphone

The D3000 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm does not have a built-in microphone, unlike most other cameras. 78% of digital cameras have a built-in microphone.

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Wide Range of Maximum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This digital 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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Has an Anti-Dust Function

The Nikon D3000 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm has an anti-dust function, which is unusual. 90% of cameras do not have an anti-dust function.

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The Nikon D3000 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm features flash exposure compensation, which is unusual. 79% of cameras do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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Does Not Have an HDMI

The D3000 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm does not have an HDMI. 55% of cameras also do not have an HDMI.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The D3000 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm does not have a GPS (satellite). 89% of digital cameras also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Smaller Than Average Eye Relief

The eye relief of the D3000 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm of only 18mm is smaller than 69% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. Cameras have eye reliefs of between 8mm and 27mm, and the average eye relief is 19mm.

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Supports Live View

The D3000 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm supports live view, which is unusual. 83% of digital cameras do not support live view.

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500 Battery Life

The D3000 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm is a digital camera that takes 500 shots battery life.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

nikon d30001855mmkit, nikon f3556g, d30001855vr, vba250k001, vba250ae

Barcodes:

00018208097180, 00018208254620, 00018208883882, 00018208883905, 00018208916566, 00018208916603, 00018208997343, 00689466142754, 05000000038367, 05053086006348, 05053973638485, 08033737553312

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