Nikon D3000 User Manual (en)

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Focus
Autofocus
Nikon Multi-CAM 1000 autofocus sensor module with TTL phase 
detection, 11 focus points (including one cross-type sensor), and AF-
assist illuminator (range approx. 0.5–3 m/1 ft. 8 in.–9 ft. 10 in.)
Detection range
–1 – +19 EV (ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F)
Lens servo
• Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); continuous-servo AF (AF-C); auto 
AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A); predictive focus tracking activated 
automatically according to subject status
• Manual focus (MF): Electronic rangefinder can be used
Focus point
Can be selected from 11 focus points
AF-area mode
Single point, dynamic area, auto-area, 3D-tracking (11 points)
Focus lock
Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-
servo AF) or by pressing AE-L/AF-L button
Flash
Built-in flash
i, k, p, n, o: Auto flash with auto pop-up
P
SAM: Manual pop-up with button release
Guide Number
Approx. 12/39, 13/43 with manual flash (m/ft, ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F)
Flash control
• TTL: i-TTL balanced fill-flash and standard i-TTL flash for digital SLR 
using 420-pixel RGB sensor are available with built-in flash and SB-900, 
SB-800, SB-600, or SB-400 (i-TTL balanced fill-flash is available when 
matrix or center-weighted metering is selected)
• Auto aperture: Available with SB-900/SB-800 and CPU lens 
• Non-TTL auto: Supported flash units include SB-900, SB-800, SB-80DX, 
SB-28DX, SB-28, SB-27, and SB-22S
• Distance-priority manual: Available with SB-900 and SB-800
Flash mode
i, k, p, n: Auto, auto with red-eye reduction, off; fill-flash and red-
eye reduction available with optional flash units
o: Auto slow sync, auto slow sync with red-eye reduction, off; slow sync 
and slow sync with red-eye reduction available with optional flash units
l, m: Fill-flash and red-eye reduction available with optional flash units
• PA: Fill-flash, rear-curtain with slow sync, slow sync, slow sync with 
red-eye reduction, red-eye reduction
• SM: Fill-flash, rear-curtain sync, red-eye reduction
Flash compensation
–3 – +1 EV in increments of 
1
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EV
Flash-ready indicator
Lights when built-in flash or optional flash unit such as SB-900, SB-800, 
SB-600, SB-400, SB-80DX, SB-28DX, or SB-50DX is fully charged; blinks for 
3 s after flash is fired at full output
Accessory shoe
ISO 518 hot-shoe contact with sync and data contacts and safety lock
Nikon Creative Lighting 
System (CLS)
Advanced Wireless Lighting supported with SB-900, SB-800, or SU-800 as 
commander; Flash Color Information Communication supported with 
built-in flash and all CLS-compatible flash units
Sync terminal
AS-15 sync terminal adapter (available separately)
White balance
White balance
Auto, incandescent, fluorescent (7 types), direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, 
shade, preset manual, all except preset manual with fine tuning.
Monitor
Monitor
3-in., approx. 230k-dot TFT LCD with brightness adjustment