My thanks to Colin Evans of the TRU 2 LIFE Camera Club for his help and encouragement

I usually carry a compact camera with me when I am out "just in case" 

Usually a Nikon Coolpix 5600 or a Kodak C140

 My New Nikon D3000 camera obtained 1st November 2010 photographs taken with it will appear here soon.

NIKON D3000 SLR

The Nikon D3000 packs all the innovation and advanced engineering for which Nikon is famous into an easy-to-use SLR capable of incredible results.

The D3000's new user-friendly interface and Intelligent Guide mode mean even first-time users can easily master the many new features and technologies inside the D3000's light, compact body and transform everyday scenes in to truly stunning picture.

  • 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
  • Integrated Dust Reduction System
  • Nikon's exclusive EXPEED image processing system
  • 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
  • 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.)
  • Lightweight, compact body with softly rounded form

Effective pixels 10.2 million

Image sensor CCD sensor, 23.6 x 15.8 mm; total pixels: 10.75 million; Nikon DX-format

Image size (pixels) 3,872 x 2,592 [L]; 2,896 x 1,944 [M]; 1,936 x 1,296 [S]

Sensitivity ISO 100 to 1600 in steps of 1 EV. Can also be set to approx. 1 EV above ISO 1600 (ISO 3200 equivalent), ISO sensitivity auto control available

Storage media SD memory cards, SDHC compliant

Monitor 3.0-in., approx. 230k-dot TFT LCD, and brightness adjustment

Exposure metering 3D Color Matrix Metering II, Center-weighted, and Spot Metering

Exposure modes Auto modes (auto, auto [flash off]), scene modes (Portrait, Landscape, Child, Sports, Close up, Night portrait), programmed auto with flexible program (P), shutter-priority auto (S), aperture-priority auto (A), manual (M)

Interface Hi-Speed USB

Power sources One Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL9a

Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 126 x 97 x 65 mm (5.0 x 3.8 x 2.6 in.)

Weight Approx. 485 g (1 lb. 1 oz.) without battery, memory card, or body cap

 

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