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Estimated Retail Price 549.95 USD
Effective Pixels 10.2 million
Max Resolution 3872 x 2592
Sensor DX
ISO Range 100 to 1600
Expanded ISO Range 100 to 3200
Auto Focus Areas 11
Burst 3 fps
Screen Size 3.0 inches
Screen Resolution 230000 pixels
Storage SD


The D3000 is Nikon's entry level DSLR. It was introduced on July 30th, 2009 and replaced the D40. The D3000 uses a 10.2 megapixel DX sensor. It lacks an autofocus motor, so AF-S lenses (lenses with a built in autofocus motor, known as "SWM") must be used for autofocus mode. All other modern Nikon lenses can be used with manual focus. It has a built in flash along with a standard hot shoe mount.