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Nikon D3000
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Nikon D3000

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Camera Test: Nikon D3000

Pop Photo
1 March 2012
  • Excerpt: You can get a lot of Nikon for your money—the $780 (body only) D90 pops readily to mind as a near-unbeatable deal. But what about the lowest-price entry point into the Nikon system, the D3000 ($550, street, with 18– 55mm f/3.5–5.6 VR lens)?
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Overall 8
8.0

Nikon D3000

neocamera.com
29 September 2011
  • Summary: The D3000 is a refinement of the D60 which now sits at the low-end of Nikon's entry-level DSLRs. It improves on the D60 with 11 autofocus points, up from 3 and a larger LCD. Unfortunately, it did lose the eye-start sensor. It is a relatively compact DSLR with the most basic feature set.
  • Pros: Low image noise and good retention of details, Generally good exposure, Realistic image colors, Very good white-balance, Fast and responsive, Good build quality, Good ergonomics, may be too small though, In camera RAW processing
  • Cons: Focuses gives up more frequently than average, Images softer than its peers, Info causes glare when settings are changed, Limited interface control, No depth-of-field preview, No bracketing, Behavior of Auto ISO somewhat strange, Exposure step cannot be changed, always 1/3 EV, No auto focus suppo...
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Overall 8
8.0
Design 8
8.0
Features 10
10
Performance 10
10

Nikon D3000 Review - A Look at The Nikon D3000 Digital Camera

Bright Hub
30 June 2010
  • Summary: The Nikon D3000 digital camera offers exceptional photo quality and easy to use features. In this Nikon D3000 review, we'll take a look into its strengths and why it's one of the best entry-level digital SLR cameras currently available.
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Overall 7
7.2

Expert Review

DP Review
24 February 2010
  • Summary: 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.
  • Pros: Excellent detail and resolution at low ISO settings (especially in raw mode), Very capable AF system, including 3D AF tracking, on a par with much more expensive DSLRs, Versatile and fun retouch options including in-camera raw processing, Effectively unlimited shooting in JPEG mode (with ADL turn...
  • Cons: Unreliable white balance under artificial lighting, Slight tendency to overexpose in contrasty conditions, No Live View, Screen resolution slightly too low for checking accurate focus, Very little control over high ISO noise reduction, No front control dial, No depth-of-field preview button, No e...
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Overall 8
8.0

Nikon D3000 Review

LAPTOP Magazine
11 February 2010
  • Summary: The $549 Nikon D3000 presents some noteworthy improvements over the Nikon D40--the Editors' Choice-winning budget DSLR--thanks to a higher resolution, a lens with image stabilization, finer autofocus, and faster burst shooting.
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Overall 9
9.0
Design 9
9.0
Value for money 10
10
Ease of use 10
10
Picture quality 9
9.0
Durability 8
8.0

Expert Review

LetsGoDigital
8 February 2010
  • Conclusion: Nikon D3000 digital SLR camera The Nikon D3000 lays out a smooth road for the novice photographer to make the step from a compact camera to a digital SLR camera. The Nikon D3000 is in that respect an ideal camera for the amateur, and because the learning curve is very low, all its technical...
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Overall 6
6.0

Nikon D3000

PC Magazine
4 February 2010
  • Conclusion: The inexpensive, entry-level Nikon D3000 is a good fit for first-time D-SLR users, but competing shooters in this price range offer sharper, less-noisy images.
  • Pros: Affordable. 3-inch LCD. Guide mode and Info button provide automatic operation along with helpful shooting tips. 11 autofocus points.
  • Cons: Soft images. Poor low-light performance. Noticeable noise at ISO 800 and above. LCD doesn't support Live View. No video capture.
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Entry Level, Minus The "Entry Level"

Gear Patrol
31 January 2010
  • Excerpt: If you haven’t noticed, the crew here at Gear Patrol loves to take photos . Not too long ago, this GP contributor was the last member of the crew still trying to take photos of the latest gear with his trusty old point-and-shoot (the venerable, yet aged Canon PowerShot SD200).
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Overall 8
8.0

Nikon D3000 Review

yooip.com
28 January 2010
  • Summary: The Nikon D40 was an innovative digital camera, not only for Nikon, but also for the completely entry-level industry of the DSLR industry. What created the D40 so different to what had gone before was its stylish customer interface, which was designed to describe, rather than show, key capturing...
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Expert Review

photo.net
28 January 2010
  • Conclusion: Nikon has been raising the bar on their entry-level DSLRs. While the D3000 is intended to be their most affordable model, it is using a variation of the 10MP sensor and the same AF module on the D200, which was a $1699 prosumer model that was in very high demand merely a few years ago back in 2006.
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