Entry-level digital SLR camera. Now same price at Amazon, but Dixons offers Quidco.
The D3000 is a high-performance DX-format SLR that delivers superb images and boasts a range of functions, which make photography simple and fun. Nikons intelligent Guide Mode offers incredibly user-friendly in-camera assistance, enabling even beginners to capture wonderful images. Perfect for shots that you are not sure how to take, Guide Mode will ask you about the image you want to capture and automatically optimize the camera settings for the best possible results. When you want to learn more, you can use Guide Mode to find out how to adjust the settings yourself. The 10.2 megapixel image sensor and fast autofocus performance ensure precise, detailed images. The large, 3-inch LCD screen is highly convenient for composing and reviewing images, and makes it easy to use the in-camera retouch menu that enables you to modify images without a computer. The D3000 the camera that shows you how to capture stunning shots with ease.
GUIDE mode: quick and easy-to-use in-camera assistance. Asks you about the picture you want to take and automatically optimizes the camera settings for superior results. Can be set to show you how to adjust the settings yourself, helping you master the camera and learn the basics of SLR photography.
10.2 megapixel DX format CCD image sensor lets you capture outstandingly detailed images and produce stunningly sharp enlargements.
Razor-sharp 11-point Autofocus system offers fast and precise autofocus coverage across the frame. Four AF-area modes, including 3D-tracking AF, deliver sharp results, whether your subject is off-center, moving fast or completely unpredictable.
Dual Integrated dust reduction system: Image Sensor Cleaning and Airflow Control systems keep dust away from the cameras image sensor for clear, spot-free images.
Scene Recognition System delivers sharply-defined images by optimizing the camera settings immediately before the shutter is released.
High ISO (100-1600) light sensitivity: features an Auto ISO setting and is manually extendable up to ISO 3200 using the Hi1 setting. Enables faster shutter speeds, significantly reducing the risk of blurred images when you shoot fast-moving subjects or take pictures in low light.
Large 3-inch, 230k-dot, high-resolution LCD monitor makes it easy to view essential camera information, and a pleasure to review and edit your shots.
3 fps continuous shooting allows you to capture fast-moving action at 3 frames per second.
Picture Controls lets you set the look and mood of your images before you shoot. Choose from six settings: Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Monochrome, Portrait and Landscape.
Extensive in-camera Retouch Menu enables you to edit and enhance images in the camera. Offers a range of photo effects including D-Lighting, Filter Effects and a clever Miniature Effect that makes images appear as if they are photos of miniature scale models.
System Expandability: compatible with a wide range of DX NIKKOR lenses, renowned for delivering outstanding sharpness, crisp contrast and precise color reproduction. Optimized for use with AF-S and AF-I NIKKOR lenses.