Nikon D3000

Nikon D3000

Nikon D3000
Announced: 11 Dec 2009
Sensor Resolution: 10Mp
Sensor Type: APS-C CCD
ISO: 100-1600
Weight: 536g
Physical Dimensions: 126 x 97 x 64 mm
Viewfinder: Optical (pentamirror)
Screen Type: 3" Fixed
Video Resolutions: x
44
Overall Score
46
Image Quality
35
Speed Performance
35
Versatility
57
Comfort
Portrait

43

Portrait
Landscape

42

Landscape
Sport

43

Sport
Street

48

Street
Everyday

48

Everyday

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prospros

  • It has fast shutter speed, ideal for action photos

conscons

  • Warning - Nikon D3000 is not a tropicalized camera. If you use it in adverse conditions, you could ruin it.
  • Like it or not, we are too used to LCD display to do without it
  • Warning - Nikon D3000 battery has only 500.0 shoots autonomy. This might be a limiting factor if you think you'll have to do long photo sessions without having the chance to recharge it.
  • Unfortunately, Nikon D3000 does not support wireless connection

Nikon D3000 and its rivals

Review compare Nikon D3000 with overall score Portrait
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Landscape
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Sport
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Street
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Everyday
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44 43 42 43 48 48 $145.00

Nikon D3000: concluding remarks and technical specifications

The Nikon D3000 is a DSLR camera launched on 12/11/2009.

Technically speaking, the Nikon D3000 ranks in the average of its category, scoring 44 overall. The Nikon D3000 weights 536 gr and spans 126 x 97 x 64 mm. This means that it is particularly light and small, indeed one of the most handy options within its category.

Going into details, whatever the technical specification to be considered, the performance of Nikon D3000 is below the category average:

  • Image Quality - Score 46, ranks among the worst 40% of its category.
  • Speed Performance - Score 35, ranks among the worst 29% of its category.
  • Comfort - Score 57, ranks among the worst 50% of its category.
  • Versatility - Score 35, ranks among the worst 33% of its category.

However, the technical performance of your camera should be put in context. Indeed, depending on the type of photography you are interested in, each individual camera feature can impact your pictures to a different extent. This is the reason why we developed the iCamRank. iCamRank has been designed to weight all the individual technical specifications of each camera in the camerarace database, depending on different shooting conditions. Thus, here is what we suggest, depending on the photography type you like most:

  • Portrait - Good, score 43, ranks in the best 65% of its category. Nikon D3000 works well for Portrait photography, however even better options are available, which you may want to take into account.
  • Landscape - Good, score 42, ranks in the best 67% of its category. Nikon D3000 works well for Landscape photography, however even better options are available, which you may want to take into account.
  • Sport - Good, score 43, ranks in the best 74% of its category. Nikon D3000 works well for Sport photography, however even better options are available, which you may want to take into account.
  • Street - Good, score 48, ranks in the best 69% of its category. Nikon D3000 works well for Street photography, however even better options are available, which you may want to take into account.
  • Everyday - Good, score 48, ranks in the best 67% of its category. Nikon D3000 works well for daily photography, however other options are available too, which you may want to take into account.

Last but not least, the price. You can find the Nikon D3000 sold on Amazon for a price comprised between 145.0 USD and 145.0 USD, which is in the average for this camera category.

Overall, Nikon D3000 is a good value for money. However, alternatives are also available, which you may want to take into consideration before taking the final decision. Click here to see alternative options.

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Nikon D3000 technical specs

Sensor Type

Sensor Type

CCD

Sensor Size

APS-C

Sensor Dimensions

23.6 x 15.8 mm

Sensor Area

372.88 mm2

Sensor Resolution

10 Mp

Max Image Resolution

3872 x 2592

Max Native ISO

1600

Min Native ISO

100

RAW Support

yes

Lens

Manual Focus

yes

Lens Mount

Nikon F

Number of Lenses

280

Focal Length Multiplier

1.5

Screen Type

Screen Type

Fixed

Screen Size

3.0"

Screen Resolution

230Kdot

Live View

no

Touch Screen

no

Viewfinder

Viewfinder

Optical (pentamirror)

Viewfinder Resolution

None

Viewfinder Coverage

95

Viewfinder Magnification

0.53

Features

Min Shutter Speed

30s

Max Shutter Speed

1/4000s

Continuous Shooting

3fps

Shutter Priority

yes

Aperture Priority

yes

Manual Exposure Mode

yes

Exposure Compensation

yes

Custom White Balance

yes

Image Stabilization

no

Built-in Flash

yes

Flash Range

12.0

Max Flash Sync

1/200s

Flash Modes

Auto
On
Off
Red-eye
Slow sync
Rear curtain

External Flash

yes

AE Bracketing

no

WB Bracketing

yes

Dxo Sensor Scores

DxO Overall Score

62

DxO Color Depth

22.3

DxO Dynamic Range

11.1

DxO Low Light ISO

563

Exposure Modes

Multi-Segment

yes

Average

no

Spot

yes

Partial

no

AF-Area

no

Center Weighted

yes

Autofocus

AF Touch

no

AF Continuous

yes

AF Single

yes

AF Tracking

no

AF Selective

yes

AF Center

no

AF MultiArea

yes

AF Live View

no

AF Face Detection

no

AF Contrast Detection

yes

AF Phase Detection

yes

Number of Focus Points

11

Number of Cross Focus Points

0

Video Features

Video Resolutions

Max Video Resolution

-

Video Formats

Microphone Port

no

Headphone Port

no

Connectivity

Wireless Connectivity

Eye-Fi Connected

HDMI

no

USB

USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)

Physical

Environmental Sealing

no

Water Proof

no

Dust Proof

no

Shock Proof

no

Crush Proof

no

Freeze Proof

no

Weight

536g

Physical Dimensions

126 x 97 x 64 mm

Battery Life

500

Battery Type

Battery Pack

Battery Model

EN-EL9a

Other Features

Self Timer

Yes (2, 5, 10 or 20 sec)

Timelapse Recording

no

GPS

no

Storage Type

SD SDHC card

Storage Slots

1

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