The Nikon D3000 is the replacement for the extremely popular Nikon D40, which for a little over two years has marked the entry point to the company's digital SLR lineup.
The Nikon D3000 features a new body with slightly more rounded shoulders and a larger 3.0-inch LCD panel on its rear face. The control layout is nearly identical to that of the D40, ensuring that owners of the previous camera will feel right at home.
By no means will this model blow away the seasoned photographer, however it does cover the basics and more. The Nikon D3000 is a serious contender for the 2009 Christmas season.
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