Nikon D3000 Review

Overall Score

48

Main Features

  • 10 MP APS-C CCD Sensor
  • 100 - 1600 ISO
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • Optical (pentamirror) Viewfinder
  • 3 fps continuous shooting
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 126 x 97 x 64 mm, 536g.
  • Price Category:
  • Replaced: D40
  • Replaced by: D3100

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Nikon D3000 Overview


First introduced in December, 2009, Nikon D3000 is a 10 MP DSLR with a APS-C (23.6 x 15.8 mm) sized CCD sensor. Nikon replaced the older Nikon D40 with D3000. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Nikon D3000 with Nikon D40

Nikon replaced D3000 with Nikon D3100. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Nikon D3000 with Nikon D3100


Nikon D3000 comes with a 23.6 x 15.8 mm CCD sensor, which has a diagonal of 28.4 mm (1.11").

- Full Frame
- Nikon D3000

Sensor resolution of Nikon D3000 ~ 3860 x 2590 pixels.

Nikon D3000 has Crop Factor: 1.52

The sensor has a surface area of 372.9 mm².

There are approximate 9,997,400 photosites (pixels) on this area.

Nikon D3000 Series History
Model Year $ Sensor ISO Weight Dimensions
Nikon D3500 Nikon D3500 2018 24MP 100 - 25600 365g 124 x 97 x 70mm
Nikon D3400 Nikon D3400 2016 24MP 100 - 25600 395g 124 x 98 x 76mm
Nikon D3300 Nikon D3300 2014 24MP 100 - 12800 430g 124 x 98 x 76mm
Nikon D3200 Nikon D3200 2012 24MP 100 - 6400 505g 125 x 96 x 77mm
Nikon D3100 Nikon D3100 2010 14MP 100 - 3200 505g 124 x 96 x 75mm

Proc and Cons of Nikon D3000


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Nikon D3000 with competitors in entry-level dslr cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
Optical Viewfinder
3.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Focus
536g Light Body
±5 AE Bracketing Range
External Flash
RAW Support
1/4000s Max Shutter Speed
Manual Exposure Mode
11 Focus Points
Flash Sync Port
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
No Image Stabilization
No Environmental Sealing
Low Screen Resolution: 230k dots
Low Battery Life: 500 shots
No Articulating Screen
No Full HD Video
No AF Face Detection
Low Max Native ISO: 1600
Slow Continuous Shooting: 230 fps
Type Scores

Nikon D3000 has an Overall Score of 48/100 and ranked #150 out of 205 in DSLR cameras, and ranked #528 out of 1201 in all cameras.

Nikon D3000 Scores
Imaging score
49
Features score
37
Value for money score
66
Portability score
81
Overall score
48
Average Scores in Entry-Level DSLR
Imaging Score
52
Features Score
59
Value For Money Score
75
Portability Score
79
Overall score
61

Physical Dimensions of Nikon D3000


Nikon D3000 weighs 536g and has external dimensions of 126 x 97 x 64mm (4.96 x 3.82 x 2.52"). Considering that the average weight of Entry-Level DSLR cameras is 538g, Nikon D3000 is 2 grams less than the average weight of cameras in this category. Nikon D3000 is less by 2mm more than the average length in Entry-Level DSLR.

Weight Comparison
Entry-Level DSLR Cameras


Nikon D3000
536g
Average weight
538g
Min weight
365g
Max weight
690g

Thickness Comparison
Entry-Level DSLR Cameras


Nikon D3000
64mm
Average Thickness
73mm
Min Thickness
53mm
Max Thickness
86mm

Here is the front and top view image of Nikon D3000 with the dimensions:

Nikon D3000

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight D3000 Dimensions D3000
Nikon D3100 Nikon D3100 505 g 536 g 124 x 96 x 75 mm 126 x 97 x 64 mm
Nikon D3300 Nikon D3300 430 g 536 g 124 x 98 x 76 mm 126 x 97 x 64 mm
Nikon D40 Nikon D40 522 g 536 g 124 x 94 x 64 mm 126 x 97 x 64 mm
Nikon D3200 Nikon D3200 505 g 536 g 125 x 96 x 77 mm 126 x 97 x 64 mm
Canon EOS 1200D Canon 1200D 480 g 536 g 130 x 100 x 78 mm 126 x 97 x 64 mm
Nikon D3400 Nikon D3400 395 g 536 g 124 x 98 x 76 mm 126 x 97 x 64 mm
Nikon D5300 Nikon D5300 480 g 536 g 125 x 98 x 76 mm 126 x 97 x 64 mm
Nikon D80 Nikon D80 668 g 536 g 132 x 103 x 77 mm 126 x 97 x 64 mm

Specifications of Nikon D3000


General
Brand Nikon
Model D3000
Announced December, 2009
Body Type Compact SLR
Lens
Lens Mount Nikon F
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 1.5
Number of Lenses 305
Macro Focus Range n/a
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 230k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Optical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage 95%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.53
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 11
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 sec
Continuous Shooting 3.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 12.00
Flash Modes Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±5 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size APS-C
Sensor Type CCD
Sensor Dimensions 23.6 x 15.8 mm
Sensor Area 372.9 mm²
Sensor Resolution 10 MP
Max Image Resolution 3872 x 2592
Max Native ISO 1600
Min Native ISO 100
Max Boosted ISO 3200
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution None
Video Formats
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 500 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model EN-EL9a
Physical
Weight 536 g
Physical Dimensions 126 x 97 x 64 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC card
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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