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Nikon D3000The Nikon D3000 Digital SLR Camera

The List Price for the Nikon D3000 is currently $549. You can get some very good deals. Here's a few.

Remember to check like for like - most of the price here are for the Nikon D3000 Black, with the Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR Lens. But we've also quoted body only and some bundles.

Nikon's own description of the D3000

  • New Guide mode provides in-camera assistance for making camera settings and utilizing professional techniques
  • Large 3.0-in., approx. 230k-dot LCD with brightness adjustment
  • Nikon DX-format CCD image sensor, 10.2 effective megapixels
  • Six scene modes that automatically adjust exposure, image processing, and other settings for superior image quality
  • Scene Recognition System, utilizing 420-pixel RGB sensor, improves autofocus, auto exposure and auto white balance performance
  • Active D-Lighting for smooth tone reproduction in high-contrast environments
  • Multi-CAM 1000 autofocus sensor module featuring 11 AF points provides fast and precise autofocus coverage across the frame
  • Picture Control System includes Portrait and Landscape options for more vibrant customized colors
  • Extensive palette of in-camera Retouch Menus including a new Miniature effect that modifies images to look like pictures of miniature models
  • Wide sensitivity range of ISO 100 to 1600; a Hi 1 setting increases sensitivity to ISO 3200
  • Viewfinder with approx. 95% frame coverage and an easy-to-view 18 mm eyepoint (at -1.0 m-1)
  • Up to 3 fps continuous shooting
  • Built-in pop-up flash with Nikon's original i-TTL flash control
  • Extensive palette of in-camera Retouch Menus including a new Miniature effect that modifies images to look like pictures of miniature models
  • Highly efficient energy-saving design that allows approx. 550 images on a single charge of the Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL9a (CIPA standard, with AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR and flash fired at full power once every other shot.)
  • Included Nikon ViewNX software makes browsing and organizing your images easy
  • Optional photo-editing software Capture NX 2 allows quick and easy photo editing
  • Lightweight, compact body with softly rounded form