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...
Nikon D3000 Review - A Look at The Nikon D3000 Digital Camera
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.
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.
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...
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...
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...
Conclusion: It offers the complete gamut of usability from point-and-shoot simplification right through to more advanced manual control and image design expected of a DSLR and produces a standard of image that far outperforms anything a digital compact could produce.
Summary: There is something we should get out of the way before going any further though: the D3000 does not feature Live View or video recording. The latter isn’t an unusual omission on a budget DSLR, but the absence of Live View may bother those upgrading from a point-and-shoot.
Pros: Very friendly and easy to use., Goal-oriented Guide mode., Decent metering and 11-point AF system., Switchable guide-lines in viewfinder.
Cons: No live view or movie mode., Some settings require too many clicks., No exposure bracketing or DOF preview., No AF with older (non AF-S) lenses.
Summary: The Nikon D3000 is an entry-level DSLR, but don’t let the term fool you. When you place the label “Entry Level” on a camera, it might call to mind a camera with no frills, limited uses, and little more to offer than an automatic shooting experience.
Pros: Excellent image quality, Auto modes for beginner, Good in low light
Cons: Sluggish image buffer, No live view, No video recording
An inexpensive Nikon digital SLR camera that's great for beginners
Good Gear Guide.au
1 February 2010
Summary: The Nikon D3000 isn't designed to 'wow' people, but instead to teach people. It's a digital SLR camera with in-built guides that can help novices select the appropriate shooting mode and settings depending on the style of photo they want to take.
Pros: In-built guides, easy to use, useful 3D tracking focus
Cons: Has minimal buttons and only one control dial, noisy images from ISO 400 and above, can only autofocus with AF-S lenses