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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.

Learn more about the Nikon International D3000




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
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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    • Return for replacement within: 30 days
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