Nikon D3000 Review

 
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Model Name: Nikon D3000 
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Manufacturer URL: Manufacturer website
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Predecessor: Nikon D40
D40 vs D3000
Successor:  
General
Model Number: D3000
Camera Format: SLR
Currently Manufactured:
Retail Price: $599.95
Street Price: $450.33
Date Available: 2009-08-31
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 28.2 oz (800 g)
includes batteries
Size: 5.0 x 3.8 x 2.5 in.
(126 x 97 x 64 mm)
Waterproof: No
Waterproof Depth: n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CCD
Sensor Manufacturer: Sony
Effective Megapixels: 10.2
Sensor Format: APS-C
Sensor size: 372.88mm2 (23.60mm x 15.80mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 6.10 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.5x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: Fixed
Self-Cleaning: Yes
Sensor shift image stabilization: No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: 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)
Continuous-mode frames/second: 3.0
Video Capture
Can take movies: No
Movie Resolution:
Movie File Format:  
Composite Video Out: Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder: No
HD Video Out: No
HD Video Connection:
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Nikon F
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:  
Filter Thread: 52.0mm
Thread Type: n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes
Digital Zoom: No
Digital Zoom Values: n/a
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: Nikon Multi-CAM 1000 11-Area Phase Detection, 1 cross-type, 9 line-type
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus: Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Optical
Viewfinder Type: Eye-level pentamirror w/ 0.8x magnification
Focus Peaking: No
EVF Resolution: n/a
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes
Rear Display: No
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 230,000 dots
Touchscreen: No
Articulating Screen: No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No
Selfie Screen: No
Max Playback Zoom:  
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 1600
Minimum ISO (native): 100
ISO Settings: 100 - 1,600; expandable to 3200
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
White Balance Settings:  
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 Auto Exposure: 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 (intervalometer):  
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash Modes: Red-Eye Reduction, Red-Eye Reduction with Slow Sync, Slow Sync, Rear-Curtain Sync.
Flash Guide Number: 12.0 m / 39.4 ft.
Flash Range Description: Lens dependent
Max Flash Sync: 1/200
Flash Exposure Compensation: -3 to +1 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: ISO hot shoe
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC
UHS Support:  
Other Memory:  
Dual Card Slots: No
Uncompressed Format: RAW (.NEF)
CCD Raw Format: Yes
Movie File Format:  
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No
Built-In GPS: No
Bluetooth: No
NFC: No
Microphone Jack: No
Headphone Jack: No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes
Remote Control: Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional, IR
Connections (extended):  
Performance Timing
Cycle Time RAW Format (secs): 0.48
Buffer Size (Frames, RAW format): 6
Cycle Time Max Res JPEG (secs): 0.48
Buffer Size (Frames, Max Res JPEG): Unlimited
Cycle Time Min Res (secs)  
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
Continuous Mode Rate (fps): 2.99
Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res): 16
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode Rate (fps):  
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res):  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) WIDE: 0.262
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.187
Shutter Lag (auto focus) TELE: 0.259
Shutter Lag with Flash: 0.287
Shutter Lag (prefocus): 0.084
Shutter Lag (continuous auto): 0.196
Shutter Lag (notes):  
Startup Time: 0.70
Shutdown Time: 2.40
Play -> Record Time: 0.40
Record -> Play Max Res Time: 1.40
Record -> Play Min Res Time:  
Download Speed (KB/sec): 3,513
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 (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
CIPA Rating Monitor (Live View):  
CIPA Rating Viewfinder (OVF/EVF): 550
Software
Included Software: Nikon Software Suite CD-ROM
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features:

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