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

SLR 10.2MP CCD 1x Aug 2009
Camera Type Megapixel Sensor Type Digital Zoom Release Date
Eleven industry awards
No video
Extremely basic feature set
102 Reviews + 12 Awards
Trusted Reviews Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended DP Review Highly Recommended Ephotozine Highly Recommended

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Features

Extremely Basic Feature Set

Four customers who purchased this digital camera considered that it did not have good features. Website Buy-N-Shoot.com said in their Nikon D3000 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm review eight years ago “Ambitious snappers could soon find the 3000 a bit frustrating, as accessing manual features takes a f” nonetheless they still gave this digital camera a score of 80 out of 100. They also mentioned “You wont find the latest high features like Live View or video capture on this budget beauty” in their review. Website Cnet.com wrote “Extremely basic feature set” but even so they gave the product a rating of 4 stars out of 5.


Reviews

Eleven Industry Awards

Digital camera experts rave about this Nikon camera and have given it eleven awards.

The authors at four expert review sites all decided that this low megapixel camera was terrific and gave it their highest award. Laptopmag.com, Photoreview.com.au, Digicam Buyer.co.uk and Photoxels.com all gave this Nikon camera an "Editor's Choice" award.

Websites Ephotozine, PhotographyBlog.com and DP Review all decided that this digital camera was great and gave it their "Highly Recommended" award.

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

This Nikon digital camera was given a "Gold" award by websites Buy-n-shoot.com who decided that this low megapixel camera was exceptional.

Expert Reviews Are Good

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

User Reviews Are Good

The average user rating of this camera is 89 out of 100 based on 13 user reviews. 9 reviewers (84% of all reviewers) gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars.

Nikon Cameras Have Good Reviews

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

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Power

Good Battery Life

Two customers mentioned in their reviews that the Nikon D3000 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm had a good battery life. Expert review site Dpexpert.com.au said “After nearly 400 shots the battery was still going strong” in their review of this digital camera. Last year Andykent mentioned “The only negative about this camera is the battery”.


Price

Strong Image Quality for the Price

Five owners reckoned that this digital camera was good value for money. Website Laptopmag.com rated it 4 stars out of 5 and said “Strong image quality for the price” in their review of this digital camera. Expert website Digitalcamerareview.com wrote “For a great price like $600”. Derrickb gave it the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5 and mentioned in their review of this digital camera in April last year “It has value for money and can be used by anyone of any age or standard”.


Display

Fairly Large Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the D3000 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm has a quite large display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. Across all the comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to this digital camera the display diagonals range from 1" to 3.5", and the average display diagonal is 2.6".

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Nikon D3000 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm supports Wi-Fi, unlike most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age which do not support Wi-Fi.

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Lens System

Quite Small Digital Zoom

The average digital zoom of low megapixel digital cameras that have been available for more than two years is 4.1x. When compared to other cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera that we have checked, the digital zoom of the D3000 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm of only 1 times zoom factor is one of the smallest.

Digital cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might be worth considering include the Panasonic DMC-LX7 (2.8x and higher rated).

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Very Small Optical Zoom

At only 3 times zoom factor, the D3000 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm has a quite small optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec. The optical zooms of low megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camera range from 1x to 50x.

Digital cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might be worth looking at include the DMC-LX5 (3.8x and higher rated), or the DMC-LX7 (4x and higher rated) both from Panasonic.

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Other

Released Over Seven Years Ago

This Nikon digital camera was released in August 2009.


Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Nikon D3000 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm has a built-in flash, as do most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Nikon D3000 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm has a USB 2.0 port, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital camera.

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Camera

Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The D3000 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm does not have a GPS (satellite), although this is within the context that most of the other cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Has an Anti-Dust Function

The D3000 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm has an anti-dust function. Most of the other cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camera also have an anti-dust function.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The Nikon D3000 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm has a tripod mountable, as do most of the other cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera.

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Supports Live View

The Nikon D3000 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm supports live view, as do most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Features Histogram

The Nikon D3000 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm features histogram, as do most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to this digital camera.

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Quite Low Playback Zoom (max)

When compared to other low megapixel digital cameras that have been available for more than two years that we have assessed, the Nikon D3000 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm's playback zoom (max) of only 1 times zoom factor is one of the lowest. The average playback zoom (max) of cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera is 9x.

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Audio

Features Noise Reduction

The D3000 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm features noise reduction. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera also feature noise reduction.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Microphone

The Nikon D3000 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm does not have a built-in microphone. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago do have a built-in microphone.

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Flash

Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The D3000 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm has a shoe mounting point, as do most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

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Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The Nikon D3000 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm has a flash exposure compensation. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been available for more than two years also have a flash exposure compensation.

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Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The Nikon D3000 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

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Battery

500 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The D3000 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm is a camera that takes 500 shots battery life (CIPA standard). Most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camera take between 130 and 4,199 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have an HDMI

The Nikon D3000 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm does not have an HDMI, unlike most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this digital camera which have an HDMI.

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2 USB Version

This camera supports a 2 USB version, which is typical of many low megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Light Exposure

Supports Three ISO Sensitivities

The D3000 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm has a greater number of ISO speeds than most digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 400, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this camera. The ISO sensitivities 100, 1600 and 3200 are also supported by this digital camera.

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Picture Quality

3872 X 2592 Still Image Resolution

The Nikon D3000 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm has a 3872 x 2592 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most cameras of this age and spec. In addition, this camera have a still image resolution(s) of 2896 x 1944 and 1936 x 1296. Across all digital cameras that came out more than two years ago the still image resolution ranges from 640 x 360 (worst) to 4032 x 3024 (best).

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10.2 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 10.2 megapixels camera.

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Design

Light Weight, Solid Build

Four customers reckoned that it was well made. Website Pcworld.com_techhive.com wrote seven years ago “Light weight, solid build”. Pocket Lint said “Small, lightweight yet sturdy construction, reliable results” . Website Practicalphotography.com wrote “Solid feel, comfortable grip” in their review of the Nikon D3000 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm.

Good Quality Kit Lens

Eleven people who reviewed it said that it was good quality. Eight years ago website Digitalcamerareview.com said “Excellent image quality”. Stuff.tv wrote “Good quality kit lens”. Website Buy-N-Shoot.com gave this digital camera a rating of 4 stars out of 5 and mentioned “Auto scene mode selection will have you shooting superb quality snaps”.

Simple to Use

Thirteen people mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was easy to use. Website Digitalcamerareview.com mentioned “Good exposure control” in their review of this digital camera. Website Cnet.com wrote eight years ago “Nicely laid out interactive control panel” in their review of this digital camera. Camera Labs said “Very friendly and easy to use” and rated it 4 stars out of 5.

Two owners who reviewed this digital camera thought it was comfortable and easy to hold. Last year Twizz wrote in their Nikon D3000 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm review on expert website Johnlewis.com “Very pleased with this one, even though it has taken a while to get used to a slightly smaller (and lighter) camera to hold”.

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Weight & Dimensions

Heavy

With a weight of 485 grams, the D3000 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm is one of the heavier cameras of this spec and age amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age. Across all the cameras of this age and spec the weights range from 50g to 1.3kg.

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Lightweight, Compact Frame

Six owners mentioned that the product was lightweight. Digital Versus said “Lightweight, compact frame”. Eight years ago website Cnet.com.au mentioned “Very lightweight and easy to carry” in their review of the Nikon D3000 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm and gave this digital camera a score of 80 out of 100. Seven years ago expert website Digitalartsonline.co.uk gave it a score of 70 out of 100 and wrote in their review of this digital camera “It feels compact and lightweight ye”.

Two customers who reviewed it considered that it was a good body shape. Website Imaging Resource.com mentioned “Small body with a good grip” in their review of this digital camera. Expert website Imaging-Resource.com said in their review of this digital camera “Still simple body” .

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No Video

Seven customers who reviewed it thought it was not good for video recording. Digital Versus mentioned “No live view, no video”. Website V3.co.uk wrote “No video recording” but they scored the product 4 stars out of 5.

Very Good Kit Lens

Seven owners agreed that the product had a good lens. Website V3.co.uk mentioned “Decent results from kit lens” in their Nikon D3000 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm review. Website Cnet.co.uk said “Very good kit lens”. Website Practicalphotography.com mentioned “Lens is reasonably wide with good telephoto reach” in their review of this digital camera.

Two owners who reviewed the product reckoned that it had a good autofocus. Eight years ago Ephotozine mentioned “Better focus system”. In the same month Digital Versus rated this digital camera 80 out of 100 and said “Composition grid and rangefinder for manual focus” in their review of this digital camera.

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Good Image Results

Thirteen customers who bought the Nikon D3000 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm reckoned that it was able to produce good images. Website Digitalartsonline.co.uk scored the product 70 out of 100 and wrote “Good image results”. Website Dpexpert.com.au said in their review of this digital camera “The images from the camera are consistently well exposed”. Website Pcworld.com_techhive.com wrote “Images are sharp and have good color” .

Two people who purchased this digital camera considered that it had a good picture resolution. Eight years ago Pc Mag wrote “Guide mode and Info button provide automatic operation along with helpful shooting tips”.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nikon d30001855mmkit, sunsmart handle15mm, eimo handle15mm, sunsmart c1f001, neewer t2i550d, sunsmart 5d5d2, neewer t1i450d, nikon f3556g, neewer d300s, eimo c1f0m1, d30001855vr, vba250k001, eimo 5d5d2, vba250ae
Barcodes 00000010003903, 00018208097180, 00018208254620, 00018208883882, 00018208883905, 00018208916566, 00018208916603, 00018208997343, 00847567014046, 05000000038367, 05053086006348, 05053973638485, 06927071616692, 06927071616890

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