A nice, low-cost entry-level DSLR, but in today’s market, good enough may not be good enough. Very high image quality for its class, but sluggish AF and odd omissions—such as autoexposure bracketing—had us scratching our heads. Testing of its replacement, the D3100, to occur soon.
You can get a lot of Nikon for your money—the $780 (body only) D90 pops readily to mind as a near-unbeatable deal. But what about the lowest-price entry point into the Nikon system, the D3000 ($550, street, with 18– 55mm f/3.5–5.6 VR lens)? Despite the obvious savings, it’s not nearly as compelling a deal.
Replacing both the Nikon D40 and D60, the D3000 shares the D60’s 10.2MP sensor with its 12-bit A/D converter, the current standard for entry-level DSLRs.
|Camera Category:||Entry-level DSLR|
|Fastest Shutter Speed:||1/4000 second|
|Slowest Shutter Speed:||30 seconds|
|Display Size:||3.0 inches|
|Display Resolution:||230000 pixels|
|Minimum ISO:||100 ISO|
|Maximum ISO:||1600 ISO|
|In-Body Image Stablization:|
|Media Type:||Secure Digital (SD) |
Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC)
|Maximum Video Resolution:|
|AF in Video Mode:||No|
|Wireless Flash Trigger:||No|