A brief Overview - Nikon D3000:
Nikon deserves a big round of applause for another successful attempt to put a DSLR in the hands of people who are trying to upgrade from a point-and-shoot camera or even first time camera buyers. Even confident and creative compact-camera users tend to cringe and quiver when you pass them a DSLR; there's something about that forebodingly large black body and plethora of buttons and dials that puts people off..
Nikon announced the newest addition to its family of quality DX-format digital SLRs, the Nikon D3000. Combining in-camera assistance and supreme ease-of-use with Nikon's renowned technology, the Nikon D3000 is the ideal choice for people looking to upgrade from their point-and-shoot camera to a digital SLR. The Nikon D3000 SLR camera features a new Guide mode - a hassle-free way for less-experienced picture-takers to master the capabilities of digital SLR cameras. Through its intuitive user-friendly interface, Guide mode assists users in choosing shooting modes for a variety of situations and, if they choose, in exploring advanced photographic techniques.
Key Features - Manufacturer's Note:
10.2-Megapixel DX-format Imaging Sensor
Delivers extraordinary image quality for breathtaking prints up to 20 x 30 inches.
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.
Compact Design Beautifully styled—Ready to go where life takes you.
Easy-To-Use—Featuring Nikon Guide Mode. Intuitive controls and the on-board Guide Mode assist you every step of the way.
Split-second Shutter Response.
Eliminates the frustration of shutter delay, capturing moments that other cameras miss.
Continuous Shooting up to 3 Frames-Per-Second. Capture fast action, precious moments and fleeting expressions confidently.
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.
3-inch Color LCD Monitor.
Bright, high-resolution, 170-degree wide-angle viewing for easy picture review and sharing.
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.
Nikon EXPEED Image Processing.
Assures breathtakingly rich image quality, managing color, contrast, exposure, noise and speed.
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.
Fast and accurate autofocus delivers razor-sharp pictures.
6 Personal Picture Control Settings.
Choose from Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, or Landscape to apply a personal look and feel to your pictures.
Restores picture-enhancing detail in shadows and highlights.
ISO sensitivity from 100 – 1600. Exceptional results, even in challenging low-light situations.