Nikon D3000 DSLR Review

Posted: October 21, 2009
Nikon D3000 DSLR Review

Chris Hardwick reviews the Nikon D3000 DSLR with Kevin Pereira over its 10.2 mega pixel sensor, 11 point auto focus and guide mode that will help any amateur learn how to take amazing pictures, all for $550.

Things You Should Know

  • The Nikon D3000 is the little brother to the Nikon D5000 and weighs about a pound.
  • It's smaller than most DSLRs but not as small as the micro four thirds cameras.
  • It's really light weight and easy to hold with a sturdy design.
  • The camera is made for an entry-level hobbyist so its easy to use.
  • The "Advanced Easy" menu system tells you exactly what settings you're changing and explains what they do.
  • The Guide Mode helps you through the manual modes like shutter and aperture priority.
  • This is the first DSLR we've seen that makes it practical and simple to try out softening backgrounds and/or freezing motion. It really helps understand how a camera works.
  • The image quality delivers with good looking low light pictures and an under exposing flash.
  • Overall, we were very impressed.


  • $550, which isn't bad for a camera and definitely worth the price.
  • Nikon has made a camera that's accessible for anyone interested in amateur photography.


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  • Crabb90

    It looks like a great camera.

    Posted: October 25, 2009 12:27 PM