Nikon officially announced the D3000, a new entry-level Digital SLR (DSLR) camera. The D3000 features a 10.2 Megapixel DX-format CCD Imaging Sensor, an 11-point Multi-CAM 1000 autofocus system, EXPEED image processing, Active D-Lighting system and 3D Color Matrix Metering II. It has a 3-inch LCD display.
Nikon‘s new DSLR has an ISO sensitivity up to 1600, expandable to 3200. It does continuous shooting up to 3 Frames-Per-Second and offers Nikon Guide Mode intuitive control and In-camera Image Editing. D3000 incorporates also Nikon’s Integrated Dust Reduction System and Automatic Image Sensor Cleaning. SD/SDHC cards are supported.
The compact D3000 has a elegant ergonomics, softly rounded corners, and a comfortable grip. It comes with AF-S NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR image stabilization lens and will be released in August for $599.95.