Nikon D3000 Review

 
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Model Name: Nikon D3000 
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Device Forum URL: Forum
Manufacturer URL: Manufacturer website
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General
Model Number: D3000
Camera Format: SLR
Currently Manufactured: No
Retail Price: $599.95
Street Price: $450.33
Date Available: 2009-08-31
Tripod Mount: Yes (Metal)
Weight: 28.2 oz (800 g)
includes batteries
Weight With Batteries? Yes
Weight Includes Kit Lens? No
Size: 5.0 x 3.8 x 2.5 in.
(126 x 97 x 64 mm)
Waterproof: No
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CCD
Sensor Manufacturer: Sony
Total Megapixels: 10.8
Effective Megapixels: 10.2
Sensor Format: APS-C
Sensor Size (dia.): 1.12"
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.5
Color Filter Type: RGBG
Self-Cleaning: Yes
Sensor-shift Stabilized: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 3872 x 2592 (10.0 MP, Other),
2896 x 1944 (5.6 MP, Other),
1936 x 1296 (2.5 MP, Other)
Image File Format: JPEG, RAW (.NEF)
Video Capture
Movie Mode: No
Movie Resolution:
Movie Frame Rate: 0.00, 0.00
Movie File Format:  
Optics
Lens Mount: Nikon F
Kit Lens: Nikkor AF-S DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 27 - 83 mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.00x
Aperture Range: f/3.5 - 22 (W), f/5.6 - 38 (T)
Normal Focus Range: 28 cm to Infinity
11.0 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:  
Optical Image Stablization: Yes
Digital Zoom: No
Digital Zoom Values: n/a
Filter Thread: 52mm
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: Nikon Multi-CAM 1000 11-Area Phase Detection, 1 cross-type, 9 line-type
Face Detection: No
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus: Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Optical
Viewfinder Type: Eye-level pentamirror w/ 0.8x magnification
Display
LCD Viewfinder: No
LCD Size (inches): 3.0
LCD Resolution: 230,000 dots
Touchscreen: No
Articulating LCD: No
Max Playback Zoom:  
Exposure
ISO Settings: 100 - 1,600; expandable to 3200
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Direct Sunlight, Flash, Cloudy, Shade, Preset
Shutter Speed Range: 30 - 1/4000
Bulb Mode: Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 420 segment 3D color matrix metering II, color matrix metering II, center-weighted, spot
Program AE: Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Portrait, Landscape, Child, Sports, Close up, Night portrait
Self Timer: 2 to 20 seconds
Time Lapse:  
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash Modes: Red-Eye Reduction, Red-Eye Reduction with Slow Sync, Slow Sync, Rear-Curtain Sync.
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): 12.0 m / 39.4 ft.
Flash Range Description: Lens dependent
Max Flash Sync: 1/200
Flash Exp Compensation: -3 to +1 EV in 0.3EV steps
Ext Flash Connection: ISO hot shoe
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC
Memory Included (MB):  
File System: FAT32
DCF Compliant: Yes
Connectivity
Composite Video Out: Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable: Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder: No
HD Video Out: No
HD Video Connection:
Built-In Wi-fi: No
Computer/Printer: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes
Remote Control: Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional, IR
Other Connection:  
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary EN-EL9a
Usable Battery Types: Lithium Ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary EN-EL9a Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included: Yes
CIPA Rating: 550
Software
Included Software: Nikon Software Suite CD-ROM
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS
Miscellaneous
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