Friday, 19 February 2010

Nikon D3000 unboxing

Last weekend I bought myself a Nikon D3000 with the vibration reduction (VR) twin lens kit.

The D3000 is Nikon's entry level DSLR in their current range. Prompted by Clint and Mike here is an unboxing of the camera.

First thing to note is that when you buy the twin lens kit you actually get two boxes and not one. It's a nice feeling when you see a price sticker on the box with a price over $200 more than you paid. Nothing remarkable about the boxes.

The D3000 from the front. A good looking camera, it fits into the Nikon family styling. Feels lighter and more compact in the hand than most DSLRs (which is what I was looking for). Has a good quality build feel, where rival entry level DSLRs can feel a bit cheap.

Body from the top.

Very little fuss on the back of the camera. There is a 3'' colour screen (it doesn't pivot). This camera is marketed for it's simplicity and the Guide feature has been added to help people new to the DSLR market.

You get a VR 18-55mm 1:3.5-5.6G and a VR 55-200mm 4-5.6G lens with the twin kit.

Other items included in the box are a quick start guide, manual, warranties, cable connector to your computer, charger and I received two batteries. I think only one battery is standard, so I got a bonus!

First impressions of the camera are really good. It is heavier then the film SLR it is replacing, but comparatively light and compact for a DSLR. Has a good in the hand feel. I am looking forward to taking photos with it!


  1. camera porn, I love it!

  2. Glad you posted this because I was going to ask you about your new camera!

  3. wow cool!

    Nice unboxing review! I'm going to expect beautiful pics from now on!

    I'm thinking of getting a DSLR myself - my friend AJ just bought a Canon Kiss X3 which has full HD video recording too all for about 500 quid. I messed around with it for about 30 mins and felt like David Bailey. All credit goes to the camera though rather than my limited photography skills.

    Last week Sony Music shot a music video out here with just a HD DSLR camera. Impressive what they can do now!

  4. It's amazing what some of the small cameras can do these days.

    I'm loving the D3000 so far. It's only an entry model but really good. Mine can't do video though, you need the model up for that one.