Nikon D3000 is an entry-level DSLR, but don’t let the term fool you. When you place the label “Entry Level” on a DSLR camera, it might call to mind a DSLR camera with no furbelows, limited uses, and little more to offer than an automatic dashing experience. This has been disproved by the latest crop of cameras released in the past two years, and the D3000 continues to set the bar high for an entry-level camera. This new coevals of point-and-shoots and entry-level DSLRs not only push the bounds of low-light execution and mega resolutions, they give that power to a whole new consultation of beginning photographers.
Rather than packing entry-level digital SLRs full of irrelevant lineaments that most of their target audience will never use, it seems manufacturers are now majoring on winning over owners of camera phones and compacts and innovating them to the more professional results achievable via DSLRs – with, they state, the minimum of fuss. A case in point is the new beginner targeted D3000 from Nikon, which upgrades the existing D60 model and is little brother to the pricier D5000, which most notably has the added features of video and vari-angle rear screen.
Nikon D3000 Camera sits just under the D5000, which was liberated early this year. The D3000 was lately announced alongside the D300s, the transposition model for the older D300. While the D60 and D40 are still both in output, the D3000 is a more advanced model that accepts an 11-point autofocus system in the body of the camera (D40 and D60 use AF-S lenses to achieve autofocus solely), giving you more for your money in an entry-level model.
Still, more positively the camera is as well made as you’d expect a product presence the Nikon logo to be, solidly made and with a control layout that sees everything is readily ‘to hand’ and answers directly to user input. So what of the images the Nikon D3000 redeems? Do they transcend the entry-level model’s mighty Phoxinus phoxinus status, or provide it billowing in the shoals, afraid to play with the other big fish?