Nikon D3000 Sample Images

Nikon D3000

The D3000 is Nikon’s current low-end DSLR model.  It features a 10.2-megapixel DX-format CCD sensor, as found in the Nikon D60 that the D3000 replaces.  The updates are fairly subtle; however, it is clear after spending some time with it that Nikon is targeting a very entry-level crowd.

Expect more details in a full review coming soon.  For now, you can take a look at the below sample images from the D3000 and judge for yourself.  These images are from a production camera as shipped from Nikon.  Don’t expect any real differences from what we know the Nikon D60 could do though.

All images are straight out of camera JPEG files set to Large/Fine. All images were shot with the AF-S 18-55mm VR kit lens with vibration reduction turned on. White balance was set to auto. Unless otherwise noted, Noise Reduction and Active D-Lighting were turned on, and Picture Control was set to Standard.

Feel free to click on any of the images for the original files to inspect for personal use (or, right-click and choose “Save as…”).  Please do not reproduce any images on the Internet or elsewhere without permission.

Nikon D3000
ISO 200 – f/9 @ 1/320s

Nikon D3000
ISO 200 – f/10 @ 1/400s

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ISO 200 – f/9 @ 1/320s

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No Flash – ISO 200 – f/9 @ 1/320s

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Pop-up Fill Flash – ISO 200 – f/11 @ 1/200s

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Active D-Lighting Enabled – ISO 200 – f/11 @ 1/500s

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Active D-Lighting Disabled – ISO 200 – f/10 @ 1/400s

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Active D-Lighting Enabled – ISO 200 – f/9 @ 1/320s

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Active D-Lighting Disabled – ISO 200 – f/9 @ 1/320s

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ISO 200 – f/9 @ 1/320s

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ISO 200 – f/11 @ 1/500s

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ISO 200 – f/6.3 @ 1/160s

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ISO 3200/HI 1 – f/13 @ 1/640s

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Standard Picture Control – ISO 200 – f/8 @ 1/250s

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Vivid Picture Control – ISO 200 – f/8 @ 1/250s

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Landscape Picture Control – ISO 200 – f/8 @ 1/250s

For more on the D3000, see Photography Bay’s Nikon D3000 Reviews and Resources.  You can order the Nikon D3000 from reputable online vendors like B&H Photo.

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Comments

  1. Clawer says

    than you for sharing.. anyhow just wanna ask, what is pop up fill flash? and how to adjust the F/11?