I bought my first dSLR in 2007 and it was the Nikon D50 model. It was being phased out to make room for the new models that were coming out. I never really did learn how to really use that camera before I upgraded to more megapixels and a better sensor. I ultimately bought a d90 this past January and took a photography class and really learned how to take photos and I have been in love ever since. Nikon is a trusted leader in photography and has been for many many years.
I received the d3000 model for review in the mail 2 days ago. The first day was spent charging the battery, reading the manual and just really looking. I needed to distance my brain from trying to compare it to the d90 which is a higher end model. Nikon wanted me to review this camera specifically for entry level consumers. They want my opinion on how this camera performs from a newbie perspective. So for the next 30 days (eat your heart out Morgan Spurlock!) I, along with my admittedly new to photography husband, will be reviewing this camera and reporting what we find along the way.
I have taken photographs with it. I didn’t use my offboard flash or my prime lens because I wanted a real representation of what I would get if I never used a dSLR before. Before I get real technical on you like I plan to in a couple days I want to tell you this. My husband used my D50 for his beginner photography class last semester, and only having THIS camera for one day I can say without a doubt that the D3000 would have been the PERFECT learning camera. Why? Because it has built in help and menu’s that help you choose what you need and when you feel advanced it walks you through setting the exposure and speed!
Now I do have a photography blog and that is where you are going to find my photos. But for now I will leave you with a taste-straight out of my camera, resized and sharpened for web only!
Okay now stay tuned for the next installment when I will go over the specs of the D3000 and tell you what it can do 🙂
This is not a paid post. I did not recieve free product for this review. The camera featured in this review in on loan from Nikon.