Nikon D3000 Specifications

Below you will find the complete and detailed technical specs for Nikon D3000. Next to each category and value there are articles describing it all, giving you a deeper understanding on every area so you can better understand the strengths and weaknesses.

Product
Name Nikon D3000
Manufacturer Nikon
Release Date and Price
Release Year 2009
Release Date 2009-07-30
MSRP 599 USD
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B&H Photo Video
Adorama
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Camera Type
Camera Type DSLR
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DSLR vs Mirrorless Cameras
Sensor
Sensor Size APS-C (approx 23.7 x 15.5 mm)
Also known as "DX"
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Sensor Type CCD
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Dust on the sensor? Read our Cleaning Guide
Resolution 3872 x 2592 pixels
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Megapixels 10,2 MP (10036224 total pixels)
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Image Processor EXPEED
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Image
ISO Range 100 - 3200
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White Balance Presets 12
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Custom White Balance Yes
Setting Up Custom White Balance in Your Camera
Image Stabilization No
Image Stabilization in Digital and Mirrorless Cameras
Uncompressed format RAW
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Optics and Focus
Autofocus Motor No
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Autofocus Contract Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Selective Single Point
Single
Continuous

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Focus Points 11
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Lens Mount Nikon F

List of all compatible lenses
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Focal Length Multiplier DX / APS-C (1.5x)
1.5x multiplier
Example:
24 mm becomes 36 mm
50 mm becomes 75 mm
100 mm becomes 150 mm
200 mm becomes 300 mm

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Screen and viewfinder
Articulated LCD Fixed
Screen size 3
Screen dots 230000
Touchscreen No
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Screen Type N/A
Live view No
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Viewfinder Type Optical (pentamirror)
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Viewfinder Coverage 95%
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Viewfinder Magnification 0.8 (0.53 35mm equiv.)
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Viewfinder Resolution N/A
Photography features
Frames per second 3 fps
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Minimum Shutter Speed 30 seconds
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Maximum Shutter Speed 1/4000 seconds
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Built-in Flash Yes
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Built-in Flash Range 12 meters
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External Flash Yes
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Self-Timer Yes
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Time-lapse No
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Metering Modes Multi
Center Weighted
Spot

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Exposure Compensation +/- 5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
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Videography features
Video Recording No
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Built-in Microphone No
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Built-in Speakers No
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Storage
Memory Card SD/SDHC

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Connectivity
HDMI Output No
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Microphone Port No
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Headphone Port No
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Wireless Yes
Eye-Fi Connected

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Remote Control Yes (Optional ML-L3)
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Remote Control SKU ML-L3
GPS No
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Body and Dimensions
Enviromentally sealed No
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Battery Battery Pack
Battery Details Lithium-Ion EN-EL9a rechargeable battery & charger
Battery SKU EN-EL9a
Battery Life 500 shots according to CIPA
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Issues with Battery life on Nikon D3000?
Width 126 mm
Height 97 mm
Depth 64 mm
Weight 536 gram including battery
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Images taken with Nikon D3000

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Girl relaxing on sofa See camera and lens details
1/125s  35mm  f/1,8

Eiffel Tower See camera and lens details
1/3200s  18mm  f/3,5

Budapest at night See camera and lens details
1/10s  18mm  f/3,5