Originally submitted at Adorama

Nikon D3000 10.2 MP Single-Lens Reflex DSLR Camera Body – Refurbished by Nikon U.S.A.


Nice little camera

By TimFordPhoto from Morgantown, WV on 3/20/2013
5out of 5

Which of the following features do you use on your digital camera?: Older Lenses, Interchangeable lenses, Manual focus

What do you do with your digital images?: Upload to online photo sharing sites, Use in personal blogs, web sites, and social media sites, Email to friends and family, Save to disk, Print using an in-store photo service via kiosk or live person

Picture Quality (e.g. clarity, sharpness, color): 8

Ease of Operation: 8

Variety of features (e.g. zoom, image stabilization, low light): 7

Durability/reliability (e.g. damage resistance, battery life and sturdiness): 9

Overall Experience: 9

How likely are you to recommend your digital camera to your friends, family, co-workers, etc.: Probably will

Pros: Good Image Quality, Compatibility, Easy To Use, Large Clear LCD

Cons: Noisy At High ISO

Best Uses: Landscape/Scenery, Using Older Lenses, Family Photos, Travel

Describe Yourself: Pro Photographer

Was this a gift?: No

I bought this camera so I could use some old Nikon lenses that were handed down to me. I’m typically a Canon user, so it was fun to learn the Nikon system. This camera is small and light, but has a good feel to it. I’ve been shooting with a manual focus/aperture 50mm lens and I’ve been really happy with the results. This is the only lens I have for the camera, so the only mode that works is manual mode. Still though, that makes for a fun challenge and I’ve been very happy with the image quality this camera produces. Also I bought the camera used (for under $200) and I was extremely pleased with the packaging and accessories that Adorama provided. I didn’t expect to get a brand new charger and battery, but I did. It also came with a brand new USB cable. This has been my favorite photography purchase this year.

Here’s one of the first shots I took with this camera: