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Nikon D3000 Review

by on September 21, 2009

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Nikon D3000

The Nikon D3000 is an entry-level 10.2-megapixel DSLR.  It follows closely with the feature set and functionality of the Nikon D40, D40x and D60 cameras.  However, the D3000 is focused even more directly toward the first-time DSLR user.  Several manufacturers are putting forth a serious effort to make the transition from point & shoot cameras to DSLRs easier on everyone involved.  Cameras like the Nikon D3000 and Sony A330 make DSLRs a viable choice for those who don’t necessarily have a desire to really “get into” photography.  At the same time, the D3000 maintains flexibility and room to grow as a photographer whenever he or she is ready.

No bones about it, the D3000 is a great little camera.  But, is it for you?  Read on for the full picture on this bargain of an entry-level shooter. [click to continue…]

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Adobe has updated Lightroom 2 to version 2.5 and Camera Raw 5 to version 5.5.

Lightroom 2.5 and Camera Raw 5.5 now include support for the following cameras:

  • Nikon D300s
  • Nikon D3000
  • Olympus E-P1
  • Panasonic DMC-FZ35
  • Panasonic DMC-GF1

The updated versions can be downloaded here.

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Nikon D3000 Sample Images

by on September 13, 2009

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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. [click to continue…]

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Adobe has made the release candidate for Camera Raw 5.5 available for download on Adobe labs.

Release notes are as follows:

Newly supported camera models include:

  • Nikon D300s
  • Nikon D3000
  • Olympus E-P1
  • Panasonic DMC-FZ35

Camera Raw 5.5 includes a correction to the demosaic algorithms for Bayer sensor cameras with unequal green response

More details and download links are available over at Adobe labs.

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Nikon D300s

Several online vendors are already taking orders for the new Nikon D300s and D3000.  Others are offering in-stock notifications.

You can pre-order or sign up for notifications at the vendors listed below.

Nikon D300s Availability

Amazon.com

B&H Photo

Adorama

Ritz Camera

Wolf Camera

Camera World

International Availability:

Jessops

Amazon UK

Amazon Germany

Amazon Japan

Nikon D3000 Availability

Amazon.com

B&H Photo

Ritz Camera

Wolf Camera

Camera World

International Availability:

Amazon UK

Amazon Germany

Amazon Japan

Stay tuned for more as more vendors update their online stores.

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Nikon D3000 Announced

by on July 30, 2009

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Nikon D3000

The Nikon D3000 is a 10.2-megapixel DSLR and replaces the Nikon D60 at the low end of Nikon’s lineup.  Improvements over the D60 include a larger 3-inch LCD, improved interface and 11-point autofocus system.

The Nikon D3000 should be available in August 2009 at an initial retail price of $599.95 that will also cover the included AF-S NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR image stabilization lens.

Check availability on Amazon.com.

More details available at Photography Bay’s Nikon D3000 Reviews and Resources.

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