Nikon D3000 User Manual (en)

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Lens
Compatible lenses
• AF-S or AF-I: All functions supported.
• Type G or D AF NIKKOR without built-in autofocus motor: All functions except 
autofocus supported. IX NIKKOR lenses not supported.
• Other AF NIKKOR: All functions supported except autofocus and 3D color 
matrix metering II. Lenses for F3AF not supported.
• Type D PC NIKKOR: All functions supported except autofocus and some 
shooting modes.
• AI-P NIKKOR: All functions supported except autofocus and 3D color 
matrix metering II.
• Non-CPU: Autofocus not supported. Can be used in exposure mode M
but exposure meter does not function.
Electronic rangefinder can be used if lens has a maximum aperture of
f/5.6 or faster.
Shutter
Type
Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter
Speed
1
/
4000
 – 30 s in steps of 
1
/
3
EV, bulb, time (requires optional ML-L3 wireless 
remote control)
Flash sync speed
X=
1
/
200
s; synchronizes with shutter at 
1
/
200
s or slower
Release
Release mode
8 (single frame), I (continuous), E (self-timer), " (delayed remote), 
# (quick-response remote)
Frame advance rate
Up to 3 fps (manual focus, mode M or S, shutter speed 
1
/
250
s or faster, and 
other settings at default values)
Self-timer
Can be selected from 2, 5, 10, and 20 s duration
Exposure
Metering
TTL exposure metering using 420-pixel RGB sensor
Metering method
• Matrix: 3D color matrix metering II (type G and D lenses); color matrix 
metering II (other CPU lenses)
• Center-weighted: Weight of 75% given to 8-mm circle in center of frame
• Spot: Meters 3.5-mm circle (about 2.5% of frame) centered on selected 
focus point
Range (ISO 100, f/1.4 
lens, 20 °C/68 °F)
• Matrix or center-weighted metering: 0–20 EV
• Spot metering: 2–20 EV
Exposure meter 
coupling
CPU
Mode
Auto modes (
i auto; j auto (flash off )); scene modes (k portrait; 
l landscape; p child; m sports; n close up; o night portrait); 
programmed auto with flexible program (P); shutter-priority auto (S); 
aperture-priority auto (A); manual (M)
Exposure compensation
–5 – +5 EV in increments of 
1
/
3
 EV
Exposure lock
Luminosity locked at detected value with AE-L/AF-L button
ISO sensitivity 
(Recommended 
Exposure Index)
ISO 100 – 1600 in steps of 1 EV; can also be set to approx. 1 EV above ISO 
1600 (ISO 3200 equivalent); auto ISO sensitivity control available
Active D-Lighting
Can be selected from On or Off