Nikon D3000 Review

August 26, 2009 | Gavin Stoker |

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The Nikon D3000 DSLR is Nikon’s new entry-level digital SLR camera targeted to first-time DSLR users thinking of upgrading from point-and-shoot compact digicams. To this end, it has a Guide Mode to make that transition as painless as possible. It has superb handling and produces excellent images up to ISO 400.
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Nikon’s D40 and D40x were very popular entry-level DSLRs but the replacement model is even more desirable. While it’s also very budget-friendly, the equally small D3000 offers some valuable benefits in spite of the pleasantly low price (about $600 with 18-55mm VR lens.) The primary improvements include a more effective AF system with 11 points plus 3D tracking focus, a larger 3-inch (7.62cm) LCD screen, a faster 3fps continuous framing rate and far more image retouching options in playback mode. The D3000 is also equipped with a new automatic sensor cleaner, employs a more powerful battery and provides even more convenient operation.
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