Thursday, October 27, 2011

Nikon d3000 review

Nikon d3000 camera

Nikon D3000 Key Features

10.75 megapixel DX-format CCD sensor (effective pixels: 10.2 million)
3" fixed LCD monitor (230,000 dots)
Image sensor cleaning (sensor shake and 'airflow')
11 AF points (with 3D tracking)
IS0 100-1600 range (100-3200 expanded)
3 frames per second continuous shooting (buffer: 6 raw, unlimited JPEG)
Expeed image processing engine
Extensive in-camera retouching including raw development and straightening
72 thumbnail and calendar view in playback

Nikon D3000 vs D5000: Key Differences

The D3000 is pretty closely related to the D5000. There are important differences though, which are detailed here.

10 MP CCD sensor (D5000: 12.3 MP CMOS)
Fixed LCD screen (D5000: Tilt/swivel screen)
No Live View (D5000: Live View with contrast detect AF)
No movie mode (D5000: Movie Mode with contrast detect AF)
More limited ISO range (100-3200 as opposed to 200-6400)
No control of Active D-Lighting intensity (D5000: choice of 'low, normal, high')
No automatic lateral chromatic aberration correction (available in D5000)
No choice of JPEG quality in RAW+JPEG shooting (JPEG basic available only)
Slower continuous shooting (3fps compared to 4fps from the D5000)
No exposure bracketing (available in D5000)

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