Summary: This is my second d3000. I love the camera but this is my second one purchased within a year. I use my camera a lot and the door that holds the disk has a hinge that broke off . It cost 27.00 to replace . Then the camera started making a noise when I went to take a picture and would only work sometimes. Very aggravating. So I ordered another D3000 because I all ready had purchased extra lens to fit this camera and they are expensive .
A great camera for the amateur who wants to learn more.
Thomas J. Floria "Tom Floria", Amazon
21 November 2013
Summary: Easy to use, good pictures, and fun. I am just about to retire. I wanted a good camera but not a point and shoot. I don't manually adjust cameras but I like the SLR features. This camera is easy to use as for a non-expert photographer but it offers a lot of upside if I learn more and more about photography. I've gotten some remarkable pictures and enjoy the ease of use.
Summary: I like the camera, but I am disappointed that the monitor can not be used to frame pictures. I like using the viewfinder but there are situations where the monitor capability would be helpful. With this camera, the monitor can only be used to view pictures.