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Nikon D3000 Black 10.2 MP Digital SLR Camera w/ 3x 18-55mm Zoom-NIKKOR VR Lens

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  • CCD 10.2 MP
  • 3.0" 230K LCD
  • ISO 100 to 1600 in steps of 1 EV. Can also be set to approx. 1 EV above ISO 1600 (ISO 3200 equivalent), auto ISO sensitivity control available
  • Nikon F Bayonet Mount

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As Nikon’s friendliest DSLR ever, the D3000 combines breathtaking Digital SLR image quality with easy operation in a compact body, specially designed for those who want to take good pictures without knowing too much in the DSLR field. Nikon on-board Guide Mode offers extensive shooting tips all the way, while split-second shutter response eliminates the frustration of shutter delay, so you’ll never miss any special moment. Six automatic exposure scene modes ranging from landscape to portrait automatically delivers stunning results under challenging conditions.

The D3000 set the bar high for an entry-level DSLR, with a 10.2 megapixel DX-format CCD image sensor, 11-point Autofocus system with 3D tracking, 3fps continuous shooting, Active D-Lighting and Nikon EXPEED Image Processing. It even comes with an 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 VR Image Stabilization lens at a price you’ll appreciate.

  • newegg Nikon Guide Mode The Nikon D3000’s on-board Guide Mode offers assistance every step of the way, so even a novice on DSLR is able to use some advanced functions and skills to gain DSLR quality images.
  • newegg High Performance 10.2-Megapixel DX-format Imaging Sensor Nikon's 10.2-megapixel DX Format CCD image sensor produces pictures with vivid colors and sharp details for breathtaking prints up to 20 x 30 inches. More pixels allow picture cropping and enlargement while maintaining great image quality.
  • newegg 3x 18-55mm Zoom-NIKKOR VR Image Stabilization Lens Featuring legendary NIKKOR optical quality, fast, accurate autofocus and Vibration Reduction (VR) image stabilization, the lens captures dramatically sharp, blur-free pictures with vivid color, striking contrast and crisp detail.
  • newegg Nikon EXPEED Image Processing Nikon's innovative EXPEED image processing assures breathtakingly rich image quality, managing color, contrast, exposure, noise and speed.
  • newegg Automatic Image Sensor Cleaning Ultrasonic process and exclusive Airflow Control combats the accumulation of dust in front of the image sensor, safeguarding image quality shot after shot.
  • newegg Active D-Lighting Active D-Lighting optimizes high contrast images to restore the shadow and highlight details that are often lost when strong lighting increases the contrast between bright and dark areas of an image.

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Package Type
Single Lens Kit

Image Sensor

Image Sensor
Image Sensor Size
23.6 x 15.8 mm
Gross Pixels
10.75 MP
Effective Pixels
10.2 MP
Dust Cleaning System
Image Sensor Cleaning, Airflow Control System, Image Dust Off reference data (optional Capture NX 2 software required)
(L) 3872 x 2592
(M) 2896 x 1944
(S) 1936 x 1296

White Balance

White Balance
Auto, incandescent, fluorescent (7 types), direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, preset manual, all except preset manual with fine turning.


Viewfinder Type
Eye-level pentamirror single-lens reflex viewfinder
Approx. 95% horizontal and 95% vertical
Approx. 0.8 x (50 mm f/1.4 lens at infinity, -1.0 m-1)
18 mm (-1.0 m-1)
Dioptric Adjustment
-1.7 to +0.5 m-1
Focusing Screen
Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark V screen with focus frame (framing grid can be displayed)
Quick return type

LCD Monitor

3.0" 230K
Brightness Adjustment
7 levels


Focus Type
Nikon Multi-CAM 1000 autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection
Focusing Modes
Single-point AF, dynamic-area AF, auto-area AF, 3D-tracking (11 points) AF
AF Points
11 focus points (including one cross type sensor)
Focus Lock
Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (Single-servo AF) or by pressing AE-L/AF-L button


Exposure Control
Auto modes (auto, auto [flash off ]), Scene Modes (Portrait, Landscape, Child, Sports, Close up, Night portrait), programmed auto with flexible program (P), shutter-priority auto (S), aperture-priority auto (A), manual (M)
Exposure Compensation
-5 to +5 EV in increments of 1/3 EV
Metering System
TTL exposure metering using 420-pixel RGB sensor

Matrix: 3D color matrix metering II (type G and D lenses); color matrix metering II (other CPU lenses)
Center-weighted: Weight of 75% given to 8-mm circle in center of frame
Spot: Meters 3.5-mm circle (about 2.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point
ISO Sensitivity
ISO 100 to 1600 in steps of 1 EV. Can also be set to approx. 1 EV above ISO 1600 (ISO 3200 equivalent), auto ISO sensitivity control available
AE Lock


Shutter Type
Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter
Shutter Speed
1/4000 to 30 s in steps of 1/3 EV, Bulb, Time (requires optional Wireless Remote Control ML-L3)
Can be selected from 2, 5, 10, and 20 s duration


Flash Type
Auto flash with auto pop-up
Flash Mode
Auto, auto with red-eye reduction, fill-flash, auto slow sync, auto slow sync with red-eye correction, and rear curtain with slow sync
Flash Control
TTL: i-TTL balanced fill-flash and standard i-TTL flash for digital SLR using 420-pixel RGB sensor are available with built-in flash and SB-900, SB-800, SB-600, or SB-400 (i-TTL balanced fill-flash is available when matrix or center-weighted metering is selected)
Auto aperture: Available with SB-900/SB-800 and CPU lens
Non-TTL auto: Supported flash units include SB-900, SB-800, SB-80DX, SB-28DX, SB-28, SB-27, and SB-22S
Range-priority manual: Available with SB-900 and SB-800
Flash Exposure Compensation
-3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3 EV

Drive System

Continuous Shooting Speed
3 frames per second


Scene Modes
Auto [Flash Off]
Night Portrait
Auto image rotation
Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images or calendar)
Histogram display
Image Comment
playback of stop-motion movies created with D3000
Playback with zoom
Thumbnail (4, 9 or 16 segments)

Recording System

File Format
Compressed 12-bit NEF (RAW)
JPEG (Baseline Compliant)
Recording Media
SD / SDHC Card


Compatible Lenses
AF-S and AF-I NIKKOR: All functions supported.
Type G or D AF NIKKOR without built-in autofocus motor: All functions except autofocus supported. IX NIKKOR lenses not supported.
Other AF NIKKOR: All functions supported except autofocus and 3D color matrix metering II. Lenses for F3AF not supported.
Type D PC NIKKOR: All functions supported except some shooting modes.
AI-P NIKKOR: All functions supported except 3D color matrix metering II.
Non-CPU: Autofocus not supported. Can be used in exposure mode M, but exposure meter does not function.
Lens Mount
Nikon F Bayonet Mount


A/V Out

Power Source

Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL9a
Battery Life
500 shots (CIPA)


In-camera Image Editing

Automatic Image Sensor Cleaning

6 Personal Picture Control Settings

Easy-To-Use—Featuring Nikon Guide Mode

Nikon EXPEED Image Processing

Active D-Lighting

Dimensions & Weight

Approx. 5.0" x 3.8" x 2.5" (126 x 97 x 64 mm)
Approx. 1 lbs. 1.1 oz. (485 g) without battery, memory card, or body cap
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
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  • Erik M.
  • 4/23/2012 11:30:39 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBad choice

Pros: none

Cons: I purchased this camera in July 2011. I have BARELY used it - and already it is broken. The camera will no longer hold a memory card - I can push one in but it doesn't lock in place. I've tried four or five or six different memory cards - same result. All these memory cards, however, function fine in my CANON dslr. This is just cheap manufacturing. Will never buy another Nikon product.

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  • Alex B.
  • 10/12/2011 7:16:39 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Camera for the Price

Pros: -Price
-Ease of Use
-Takes Great Pictures with included lense

Cons: -No Live Viewer

Other Thoughts: For the price it's a great camera. Buy a second Nikkor Lense and you will be set.

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/31/2011 5:35:23 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGOOD GOOD

Pros: great camera.. completely new to dslr and already getting used to manual settings and tweaking setting to get what i like// easy to learn great feel and size

Cons: none yet..

Other Thoughts: wish it would have came with a lanyard for front lens cap almost lost already but just need to get used to storing in safe place

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  • Anonymous
  • 11/11/2010 9:18:35 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsThe first DSLR i use and the best

Pros: its NIKON !!!!!!!!!!. i got this camera few weeks ago with the new DX VR 55-300 LENS because i need some zoom but the 18-55 lens is very good for short distance shot. the camera is very well build and its very nice to hold. the best part is the guide mode which it teach your through the hole system. the camera has a big screen unlike the other. its kinda heavy which is good because you wont shake. the lens has vibration reduc so the picture dont blur. the flash is nice. it has a light on the side ( i use that as a flashlight at night because its so bright. its more bright than the flash) the lens come with a light reduce cover thing ( dont know what its call ). a very nice camera for just few hundred dollar!!!!!!

Cons: no live view but i think that is more professional with out the live view. no body engine but you get what you pay for. no HD video but who use a DSLR for video anyway. that why its call a camera not a camcoder. the body does not have a vibration reduce system but like i say you get what you pay for

Other Thoughts: i love this camera i use my own money to buy it ( i am only 16 and i work but it took me 3month of working to buy this camera). i am a computer guy not that much of a camera guy but i like camera also.

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  • Anonymous
  • 10/27/2010 12:57:50 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGreat entry DSLR, over exceeded expectations

Pros: This is truly a great entry level DSLR that performs as great as a medium entry DLSR with the right settings. It's great Nikon added a beginner's 18-55mm lens and a thorough manual guide. The body is comfortable to hold and bit heavy so it's not a light camera which is good. The interface of the camera is easy to use, very traightforward, but it's also great for those that have somewhat good knowledge of photography so you can set up your own shutter speed, ISO, exposures, white balances, and environment whichever you like. It gets some time to get used to the whole settings but once you get it down, it performs flawlessly and the transfers of your pictures to your computer is fast too. Takes high resolution pictures with lots of details so you won't miss a thing when your taking portraits or landscapes. For the price, this DSLR is a winner and compared to Canon's similar priced models, this takes crisper, sharper, and clearer pictures. The body is also tough and heavy duty.

Cons: Doesn't have HD video feature but that's not what DSLRs are for. If you want to take HD videos, get a Full HD camcorder. The ISO field range is also limited. Would of been better if it went all the way to 3200 but you get what you paid for and it's not a big deal since higher the ISO, the grainier your picture gets. Not a big deal. Flash isn't great, but you hardly use it. If you're the type that takes a lot of portraits or product shots, invest in a decent flash cause the flash on the camera doesn't do much for you but create a ugly blob of white and highlights you don't want or just use a white sheet of paper and place it in front of your flash and you should get somewhat decent white flash.

Other Thoughts: The 18-55mm lens that comes with it is decent but you're very limited to what you can do with your shots. I bought a Nikon 55-200mm v/r lens and this lens takes much better and crisper shots. I was surprised to see the big difference between the 18-55mm lens and the 55-200mm lens. I'm definitely going to invest in a Tamron 28-75mm Macro lens soon. The DSLR bodies are great, but what really makes your pictures stand out is the lens and UV/lens filters. Invest in a UV lens protector; not only does it protect your lens, it also gives you a cleaner and color crisp shots. Also, the body like I said before, is tough. I dropped it once when my strap came loose and fell 5 feet onto hard pavement and continued to bounce around. All it got was one scuff on the on/off button and that's it. Everything continued to work as it came out of the box. Just make sure you strap your camera tight.

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  • Anonymous
  • 10/22/2010 12:55:49 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Camera

Pros: Great DSLR camera for the price. Tons of features.

Cons: UI can take a bit to get used to for those not familiar with Nikon interface.

Other Thoughts: This is my first DSLR, a close friend of mine has the Nikon d300 ($2000 camera). The body of this camera is just as durable as the d300.

Plenty of features for more advanced users, also great for a beginner to learn what photography is all about.

If you are thinking about this or the comparable Cannon Rebel, I would recommend the D3000 as I've used both. Cannon and Nikon both prevail in their own price points, however at this ~$500 point the D3000 is the route to take.

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  • Anonymous
  • 9/23/2010 7:45:10 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood camera

Pros: Nice camera. Good for DC beginner. I usually shot with film camera, because the film camera really train/build up your skills and knowledge about photo. But, I am tired to go to the photo and develop the negative....and waste money if photo come out bad. So, I decided to change to digital. I pick D3000 because it is enough for me, with my skills, pics come out great and I can edit it (RAW format) in photoshop.

Cons: the view wouldnt show up on screen while you are taking the pic, but it is ok.

Other Thoughts: The camera is good for travel, camera beginner. But I still suggest people use the film camera and train up you camera and photo skill first.

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  • Anthony B.
  • 9/5/2010 1:17:10 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsMy first DSLR

Pros: It's teaching me photography. I found myself taking hundreds of pictures with a point and shoot and decided to get this over a Pentax. 8 weeks later, I've read quite a bit on photography in general, devoured the operating manual and taken 11,000 pictures. I've essential taken a crash course in photography. Trad a few concepts, take hundreds of pictures, load them onto the computer and see how I did.

Cons: It's an addiction. I've purchased 2 more lens, 2 tripods and I'm making plans for the next handful of lens and the next camera body.

Other Thoughts: Inexpensive camera to start with that teach you what you need to know about photography if you put in the time.

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  • MD. S.
  • 8/24/2010 9:31:31 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsEverything is perfect

Pros: They are quick on shipping and the order arrived on time and the item was as described.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: It think the deal was cheap.

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  • Keegan W.
  • 8/21/2010 1:44:22 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggsMediocre, for a Nikon.

Pros: It's still a Nikon, so the pictures are top-quality, and the 18-55 kit lens is really a great lens. It has a big screen.

Cons: It is the worst SLR that Nikon has made. The button layout is sub-par. The low-light performance is fairly bad, much worse than my 5-year-old D2h, which is known for its issues in low light. The menus are clogged with "helpful" information, stuff that a quick Google would easily explain to any but the thickest Luddite. The screen is very large, but that doesn't help you take better pictures. It's also lower-resolution than the d5000's smaller screen. I feel like I could snap this camera in half. It feels puny, even compared to the D40, the lightest camera that Nikon has made. Also, having been spoiled by the d80 and d2h, it gives me hand cramps when I hold it for any extended period of time. The lack of a second command wheel makes changing the aperture a chore.

Other Thoughts: A few more things:
-I shoot a lot of concerts, and this is just NOT FAST ENOUGH, even in Manual.
-The shutter release is fast, but to change settings you have to wade through dozens of awful menus.
-You're better off buying a D40.
-Stuff in the corners distracts from the subject, so corner softness in the kit lens is actually desirable, just as "perfect" bokeh looks flat and boring.
-If you don't know how to properly take pictures, even the "simplest DSLR ever" will not save them.
-It also does not correct chromatic abberration, nor can it autofocus with older lenses.
-Really, just save your money for a d70/80/90. You will not regret it.

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