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.

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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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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