Nikon D3000 What You Need to Know for Best Performance
The D3000’s original MSRP was $599.95
Used D3000 cameras fall into a price range of $125 to $200. The difference will be due to condition and accessories included.
The Nikon D3000 uses a Lithium-Ion EN-EL9a rechargeable battery & charger.
The battery can not be charged via USB. This means a battery charger will be necessary. There are third party battery chargers available.
The Nikon D3000 is compatible with SD/SDHC memory cards.
That means compatible D3000 SD cards can have a maximum storage capacity of up to 32GB.
My recommendation is to get a 32GB SD card with UHS-I. These cards will have the fastest transfer speeds, which improves compatibility with newer cameras and other devices.
The D3000 is compatible with Nikon F mount lenses. This opens up a wide range of lens possibilities. A full range of lenses exists including circular fisheye, ultra wide angle, perspective control, macro, telephoto, mirror, bellows, and all kinds of zooms.
There is a list of the best Nikon D3000 lenses that covers lenses for all different types of photography.
The camera has an APS-C “crop” sensor that has been designed to use DX lenses. These lenses are smaller and less expensive than FX lenses, which are designed to be used on full frame cameras.
The D3000 can also use full frame, ‘FX’, lenses. However, the downside to these lenses is that they tend to be larger, heavier, and more expensive than DX lenses.
- Active D-Lighting
- 3.0 fps continuous shooting
- Auto Active D-Lighting System
- Custom Setting Options
- Red eye correction
The D3000 has an APS-C (23.6 x 15.8 mm) sized sensor. This is paired with the Expeed image processor. The Expeed image processor is also used on the Nikon D5000.
The Nikon D3000 can not record video.
No. The Nikon D3000 does not have clean HDMI out.
The Nikon D3000 can not be used as a webcam. There is no software or video capture device that will allow the camera to be used as a webcam.
|Body type||Compact DSLR|
|Max resolution||3872 x 2592|
|Other resolutions||2896 x 1944, 1936 x 1296|
|Image ratio w:h||3:2|
|Effective pixels||10.2 megapixels|
|Sensor photo detectors||11 megapixels|
|Sensor size||APS-C (23.6 x 15.8 mm)|
|ISO||Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, (plus 3200 with boost)|
|Boosted ISO (minimum)||None|
|Boosted ISO (maximum)||3200.0|
|White balance presets||12.0|
|Custom white balance||Yes (5)|
|Image stabilization notes||None|
|JPEG quality levels||Fine, Normal, Basic|
|Autofocus||['Contrast Detect (sensor)', 'Phase Detect', 'Multi-area', 'Selective single-point', 'Single', 'Continuous']|
|Number of focus points||11.0|
|Lens mount||Nikon F|
|Focal length multiplier||1.5×|
|Viewfinder type||Optical (pentamirror)|
|Viewfinder magnification||0.8× (0.53× 35mm equiv.)|
|Minimum shutter speed||30 sec|
|Maximum shutter speed||1/4000 sec|
|Manual exposure mode||Yes|
|Subject / scene modes||Yes|
|Built-in flash||Yes (pop-up)|
|Flash range||12.00 m (at ISO 100)|
|External flash||Yes (Hot-shoe)|
|Flash modes||Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain|
|Continuous drive||3.0 fps|
|Self-timer||Yes (2, 5, 10 or 20 sec)|
|Metering modes||['Multi', 'Center-weighted', 'Spot']|
|Exposure compensation||±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)|
|USB||USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)|
|Remote control||Yes (Optional ML-L3)|
|Battery description||Lithium-Ion EN-EL9a rechargeable battery & charger|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||500.0|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||536 g (1.18 lb / 18.91 oz)|
|Dimensions||126 x 97 x 64 mm (4.96 x 3.82 x 2.52″)|