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10.2-Megapixel DX-format Imaging Sensor
Delivers extraordinary image quality for breathtaking prints up to 20 x 30 inches.

Compact Design
Beautifully styled—Ready to go where life takes you.

Split-second Shutter Response
Eliminates the frustration of shutter delay, capturing moments that other cameras miss.

6 Automatic Exposure Scene Modes
Just set the Mode dial to Portrait, Landscape, Child, Sports, Close-up or Night Portrait for stunning results in otherwise challenging conditions.

In-camera Image Editing
The Retouch Menu provides creative freedom, without the need for a computer, offering 13 easy editing functions, including Trim, Red-eye Correction and Soft Filter.

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.

6 Personal Picture Control Settings
Choose from Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, or Landscape to apply a personal look and feel to your pictures.

ISO sensitivity from 100 – 1600
Exceptional results, even in challenging low-light situations.

Includes 3x 18-55mm Zoom-NIKKOR VR Image Stabilization Lens
Legendary NIKKOR optical quality and fast, accurate autofocus means vivid color, striking contrast and crisp detail, while VR image stabilization assures your sharpest pictures ever.

Easy-To-Use—Featuring Nikon Guide Mode
Intuitive controls and the on-board Guide Mode assist you every step of the way.

Continuous Shooting up to 3 Frames-Per-Second
Capture fast action, precious moments and fleeting expressions confidently.

3-inch Color LCD Monitor
Bright, high-resolution, 170-degree wide-angle viewing for easy picture review and sharing.

Nikon EXPEED Image Processing
Assures breathtakingly rich image quality, managing color, contrast, exposure, noise and speed.

11-point Autofocus
Fast and accurate autofocus delivers razor-sharp pictures.

Active D-Lighting
Restores picture-enhancing detail in shadows and highlights.

Price: ESP $599.95* D3000 Digital SLR Camera Kit includes AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 VR lens (Product Number 25462). Other outfits available.

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Simple to shoot! this is my first more hands on camera then just a simple point and shoot, and i find this camera very easy to use and understand... if your looking for a more updated more hands on camera this is the camera to go with... i use it to photograph my clients and i also use it to have fun with my family its an all in one camera.... i don't take very many videos so this camera dose not have that option which i find i can focus more on picture taking with this camera. March 27, 2014
Great starter dslr I had no clue what type of camera to get when I decided I wanted a DSLR so when I asked at the store where I made my purchase, they said this was the best as a starter camera. I took to it like a duck to water. I've taken thousands of pics and received hundreds of compliments on the professional of my photos. The price was low compared to other name brands and I was also given a 200mm lens as part of a package deal. I'm still learning about the camera and hope to take classes to learn more about photography and make it my new life work. December 31, 2013
Entry Level DSLR I bought this camera this year in an effort to deepen my photography skills, (there's only so much you can do with a Point and Shoot). This budget DSLR offers probably the best choice any entry level photographer can have. It's photos are quite good, It's ISO Range and Shutter Speed Range offer a lot of room for young photographers. The truth however is that you will outgrow this camera and opt to buy a more advanced camera that has even better ISO/Shutter Speed. As a beginners camera I wouldn't recommend any other. November 4, 2013
a great product It´s my first camera and I love it. It´s a great camera in few words. October 17, 2013
Great Starter DSLR! I bought this camera to learn photography with and it has never failed me...ever!! I have traveled frequently with it in cars/trucks and on ATV's!! Great starter DSLR! The options offered are great for learning with as the camera just can't do some things the higher end cropped frame sensor DSLR's can do. It has never failed me. It still works I just upgraded to the 7000 after 2 years owning this I have just out grown it. I keep it as back up equipment and I would still be using it if I didn't purchase a new 7000 recently! GREAT BUY! (Images uploaded were shot by this camera and the stock 18-55mm lens) May 26, 2013
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Wanting to to shoot wirelessly to a computer and name the files as we go. As we do now with a tethered camera
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im not sure. maybe u should contact nikon on this
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Will the D3000 focus with older telephoto lenses like the AF 75-300mm F/4.5-5.6 or 70-210MM F4-5.6 D?

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Nikon offers two types of autofocus digital camera bodies: those with a built-in focus drive motor and those which require a lens to have a motor. Cameras such as the D3000 do not have a focus motor in it so they require the lens to have the focusing motor – an “AF-S” lens. While these bodies can use a lens with no focus motor (an “AF” lens) you would have to manually turn the focus ring to bring the subject in to sharp focus.
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Is there an Intervalometer that is compatible with the D3000?

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The D3000 is only compatible with the ML-L3 Wireless Remote Control that offers an immediate release mode and two second delay mode.
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What is the snapshot lag time?

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Most of the time shooting delay is caused by focusing. Press the button half way down (and hold it in) and let the camera pre-focus; when the subject is perfect press the button the rest of the way to shoot.
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does it come with a case?

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Included

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What is included when you purchase this camera? Are the lens included?
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Lenss included if you buy the kit, not when you purchase body only.
Rechargeable Li-ion EN-EL9a
Quick Charger MH-23
USB Cable UC-E4
Ocular rubber DK-20
Camera Strap AN-DC3
Cover lens opening BF-1A
Eyepiece Cap DK-5
Accessory Shoe Cover BS-1
CD-ROM with software package
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what is music note symbol about in my D3000 viewfinder?

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I know that my D3000 does not have a movie mode, but in my viewfinder I see the music symbol in the upper right hand corner. What does this mean and what is it for?
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It is the beep indicator. When you make selections on the camera you can have it beep or not beep. If the musical note is there the beep is turned on.
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does the camera come with the lense shown in the picture?

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It comes with lens (kit) or without lens (body only)
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What type of camera is recommended for taking pictures of nature and such

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highways, trees, flowers, people
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The right selection for a lens will depend a lot on the type of photography that you are interesting. Some photographers look for faster lenses (large aperture ex. f/2.8), wide angle, Telephoto, Macro or zoom lenses.
Please visit our website and use the lens finder tool in order for you to make your selection base on your needs.
http://www.nikonusa.com/Nikon-Produ...?
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is this a professional camera ?

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The D3000 is a entry-level D-SLR, which offers an 11-point autofocus system, also leverages proven Nikon D-SLR technologies, including the exclusive EXPEED™ image processing, Active D-Lighting system and 3D Color Matrix Metering II.
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How do I use the screen on the camera ? Do I have to buy an accessory for this to work ? Or is there a certain mode to use ?

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Press the info button next to the shutter release. Download a copy of the manual to learn about your camera. Here is the link:http://support.nikonusa.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/16534/~/user's-manual---d3000---guide-to-digital-photography
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Maximum bulb time without burning the sensor

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Hello, I was wondering if someone can give me a somewhat "time limit" to a long exposure without burning the sensor. A friend of mine warned me that lower grade cameras tend to do this. So I was wondering if the techs from Nikon can answer me this. Just a note these long exposures tend to get to 30 min but I didn't got there because I'm afraid of destroying the sensor in the process.
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Keep it open as long as you like it will not effect the sensor. Earlier cameras suffered from amp glow, the D80 was prone to it, but technology has moved on since then so you shouldnt have any issues.
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SLR D3200

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What is the newest and most affordable DSLR camera that you offer? Thanks! :D
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D3200
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What kind of speedlight/flash accessories would you suggest for this camera?

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I am a begginer on all this and I would like to purchase a speedlight/flash for my camera but not sure which one will be best. I have a lens coverage up from 18mm to 200mm. Thank you!
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The SB-700 would suit your needs.
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nikon action

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how do you work the video mode
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D3000 takes still pictures only, no video .
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Suggestions on a backup battery and where can I purchase one?

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EN-EL9 or 9a made by Nikon only, do not use a 3rd party battery:. You can get it from any reputable camera dealer.
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Replacement Accessories

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I need replacement cds and text manual for my camera. Where do I get them?
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You can download a copy of the D3000 manual from this address:
http://support.nikonusa.com/app/ans...

A print version of the D3000 manual can be purchased from the Nikon Store - see this page:
http://shop.nikonusa.com/store/niko...

Replacement CDs of the software are not available but the most up-to-date version of View NX2 can be downloaded for free from this address:
http://support.nikonusa.com/app/ans...
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what flash would you suggest?

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The SB-700 is an excellent and easy to use speedlight to start off with, and the size is just right for your D3000.
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Are the Nikon D3000 and the new lens 18-300 Vr compatibles?

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Thank you, user from Montevideo, Uruguay..
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Yes, full functions.
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Is this camera compatible with a Nikon wireless speedlite flash?

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Sort of, you can use a flash, for example the SB-700, off camera but in SU-4 mode as the D3000 has no in built commander. It can be used fully is mounted to the camera.
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I forgot to insert my SD card, are my images stored on my camera?

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No, there is no internal storage so unfortunately your images are gone.
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do i need to use a transformer when charging battery in foreign country

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No you would just need a plug adaptor to fit what ever socket the country you are going to uses
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Error: Press Shutter Release button again What does this mean?!

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There could be an issue with the shutter mechanism. Refer to page 185 of the D3000 manual. You can contact Nikon support from the link below for assistance.
https://support.nikonusa.com
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sand scratch on screen of D3000?

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I recently used my Nikon D3000 camera and there are small sand scratches on it. can you advise how to fix it?
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Nikon USA
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Who I turn on the flash, manually or automatic.

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The Flash will automatically fire when in Auto mode but can be turned off. The User has control of the flash in manual mode.
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D3000 Upgrade lens??

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Hi I have a D3000 , I want to upgrade my lens but don't know what kind of lens to get? And dont want to spend a ton of money . Help Someone?
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What are your needs? Do you need a fisheye, a prime lens, a portrait lens, a short, medium, long telephoto? That is like my saying that I need a new car, what should I purchase.

There is one thing I would suggest. You have spent a fair amount of money on a Nikon body. Nikon is a system, not just a body. Stay with the Nikon lenses and don't buy an aftermarket lens just to save a few dollars. Let me know what your needs are and I will make a recommendation or two.
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