Nikon D3000

Announced Jul 30, 2009 •
10 megapixels | 3 screen | APS-C sensor
dpreview conclusion

The D3000 may not have all the latest bells and whistles feature-wise, but what it does it does extremely well. If you can live without live view and movie modes it's the perfect beginner's camera.

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Highly Recommended
72%
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Good for

First timers wanting an easy to use SLR

Not so good for

More demanding users, working in low light

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Other reviews
Nikon D3000 review
By: Matt Golowczynski, What Digital Camera (Sep 21, 2009)

I've enjoyed using the D3000, as it accomplishes everything it promises with few surprises along the way.

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Nikon D3000 review

Nikon’s D3000 is the company’s latest budget DSLR, and it’s an ideal choice for beginners or those upgrading from a point-and-shoot. Like many of Nikon’s recent DSLRs, a great deal may have been inherited from previous models, but by cherry-picking from the range and upgrading key aspects, the D3000 becomes a competitive entry-level DSLR and a worthy rival for Canon and Sony’s budget...

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