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Nikon D3000 Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm VR Lens Kit (10.2MP) 3 inch LCD
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|Display Size||3 inches||3 inches||3 inches||3 inches||3 inches||3 inches|
|Effective Still Resolution||24.2 megapixels||24.72 megapixels||18||2 megapixels||20||24.2 megapixels|
|Has Image Stabilization||No||No||No||—||Yes||No|
|Item Dimensions||6.5 x 12.6 x 9.7 cm||7.5 x 12.4 x 9.8 cm||7.87 x 7.87 x 7.87 cm||15.9 x 14.4 x 10.8 cm||6.91 x 10.44 x 8.51 cm||7.55 x 12.4 x 9.8 cm|
|Item Weight||0.54 kg||445 grams||440 grams||308 grams||308 grams||410 grams|
|Lithium Battery Energy Content||7.8 Watt Hours||120 Watt Hours||1,200 Watt Hours||2 Watt Hours||2.9 Watt Hours||3 Watt Hours|
|How is the Lithium Battery packaged?||batteries_packed_with_equipment||batteries_packed_with_equipment||batteries_packed_with_equipment||batteries_contained_in_equipment||batteries_contained_in_equipment||batteries_packed_with_equipment|
|Max Focal Length||55 mm||55||55 mm||1,008 mm||960 mm||55|
|Min Focal Length||18 mm||18||18 mm||24 mm||24 mm||18|
|Optical Sensor Resolution||10.2 megapixels||24.72 megapixels||18.7 megapixels||20.5 megapixels||20.5 megapixels||24.7 megapixels|
|Removable Memory||Secure Digital card||Secure Digital card; Secure Digital card||Secure Digital card; Secure Digital card||Secure Digital card; Secure Digital card||Secure Digital card; Secure Digital card||Secure Digital card; Secure Digital card|
|Special Feature||3D||3D||Shutter Priority^Aperture Priority||Auto Focus (AF) assist beam; Auto focusing (AF) modes: AI Focus, Continuous Auto Focus, Face detection, Servo Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus, Tracking Auto Focus; Battery charger included; Battery life:195 shots; Built-in microphone; Contrast adjustment; Flash exposure compensation; Flash range (tele):1.4 - 2.7 m; Flash range (wide):0.5 - 5 m; GPS; Histogram; Light metering: Centre-weighted, Evaluative (Multi-pattern), Spot; Live view; Near Field Communication (NFC); Operating temperature range:0 - 40 °C; Orientation sensor; PictBridge; Self-timer; Self-timer:Copper ethernet cabling technology: 2,10 s; Touch sensitive screen; Video recording; Voice recording; Yes; lens structure:12/11||Serial Shot Mode||3D|
Style Name: Kit incl. 18-55 mm VR lens (image stabiliser)
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I owned this camera for around one and a half years before selling it to a friend of mine and I absolutely loved it, despite losing an interest in photography myself. My friend however has since got greatly into photography and spent over £5,000 on gear and equipment and also began his own business, all this in 3 years. He still carries it with him to this day as a backup.
This is a great little camera and won't steer you wrong. It does lack some features of the more modern versions but it is of my opinion those features are for those who lack the patience and skill that photography requires and deserves.
I've had a few cameras and liked the look and spec of the Nikon D3000. I don't feel it warranted to buy a higher spec camera as I probably wouldn't get the full use from it. Why pay over £500 for something to more often than not take 6x4 pics for your family albums? I do a lot of walking/hiking and climbing and use an old Sony digital compact or my mobile for that. I don't want to lug a camera bag full of kit 3000ft up a mountain/hill!
To take a picture you have to look through a viewfinder! There is a LCD 3inch screen at the back but this is for viewing/operating menus and picture viewing/adjustments. This camera does not shoot video. The D3000 came with the highly regarded Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 VR lens. A great all rounder that covers the most commonly used focal lengths. 18mm wide covers landscapes, architecture interior and exterior. 55mm for portrait photography with the additional VR (vibration reduction) to enable us amatures to hold the camera as steady as possible at slow shutter speeds so no more blurry pics! The lens is fitted with a silent wave motor to give quick, silent focusing. Well virtually silent. Images are stored on SD cards.
An entry level DLSR the D3000 has an amazing auto focus capability of a higher spec camera. The multicam 1000 autofocus module (get me with the techno babble!) allows for perfect/fast or near as damn it focusing along with 3D tracking focus, so sports and moving people, wildlife photos are easier to get.
The D3000 is very user friendly. Not as complex as other Nikons/Canons which adds to its appeal for me personally. The function buttons are simple enough to pick up after a while of use. You can shoot fully auto for simple point and shoot pics with scene selections where auto just isn't enough. Scene selections such as. . .
Portrait- for taking pictures of people. This will use depth of field to focus on the subject, slightly blur the background and will also soften the skin tones.
Landscape- greens and blues will be enhanced and a greater depth of field will hopefully ensure the entire scene is in focus.
Sports- the camera increases shutter speed in order to freeze the action and whilst you keep the shutter release button halfway depressed there will be continuous focus using the 11 point focus points as your subject/s are moving.
Close up- for macro shots. Focus is sharp and mainly on the centre of the frame.
Child- this is for taking shots or portraits of children. More saturated colours with natural skin tones. Background details stay in focus here.
Night portrait- I would definitely use a tripod if possible here. Longer shutter speeds/exposure times are more likely to create blurring from camera shake.
Or you can shoot in fully manual. You decide all aspects of the shot. Apeture and shutterspeed are set by you. Playing around in manual you can see how creative you can be!
The D3000 has eight white balance settings too. These ensure your images look natural in whatever light source you have.
Those are just some of the basics. There is loads more to the D3000 such as a quick retouch facility with on screen side by side before and after comparison,
stop motion movie setting if you're into that sort of thing and colour filters.
Living in Liverpool I'm lucky to have access to loads of fantastic architecture, interior building designs, the river, ships coming and going, a lot of history, some dodgy looking characters, rock/pop concerts and of course football! I've used this camera to take some cracking shots in the last year since owning it. Stormy days on the river, I've taken some great shots of my kids who are grown up now and some of my two year old nephew which now are framed on the wall in my sisters house! I had a jubilee party in my garden on bank holiday Monday and the garden was done out in union jack bunting and flags. Family and friends were eating, drinking and enjoying the good weather. The pictures I took are a memory to be treasured. It was windy so the flags blowing and vibrant red, whites and blues looked amazing! This camera captured it all. At 10.2 megapixel the pictures printed off are pin sharp, vibrant and flawless. There is a difference between this and a compact digital.
If you're looking for your first DSLR I can highly recommend this one.
The CCD sensor for the camera is of a good size and pixel count of just under 11 million. It can take SD and SDHC card and I have not had any problems using two card. This can also shoot in RAW as well which is a handy format to shoot in, if you like to use RAW that is. Overall weight of the device is impressive and is fairly light for a robust body, with an 18-55 lens on the body it's a good weight and the weight feels more central that most cameras I have used.
Unlike a lot of view finders this one (apart from information such as batt life and focusing points) is non-digital and you can view though this and see what you want to shoot unlike digital ones in which you must have the camera turned on in order to do this. I would say that you view about 90 percent of the picture you want to take though the view finder.
The back display screen is of a good size and rotates it's self automatically if you hold the camera portrait or landscape. It's a very clear screen which you can adjust the brightness on. The screen is not touch screen.
It's also fairly cheap and even cheaper if you get the body and 18-55 lens kit bundle, you could call it an entry level camera but it does the job, and has a vast range of functions and options and you can fully customize this as much or as little as you like. I have found the auto and guide functions rather good as well, when I am feeling lazy and not wanting to mess around with fine tuning my camera to the environment I want to shoot in.
I have used the Nikon D3000 for a wide range of photography from landscapes, race tracks and speedways, equine disciplines, model work to name a few and the camera performed very well indeed. I have also used this camera in wet stormy conditions to dry hot sunny weather, and again the camera didn't put a foot wrong.
One thing that this camera doesn't do is shoot video, so if you want a camera that does both this isn't for you.
Well hope that helps
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