"Amazon Review Summary"4.0 starson by ididtheresearch
Pros: For people upgrading from a point-and-shoot and wanted a good entry level Digital SLR that they could grow into.
Cons: Everything is in the box to start shooting, except for a memory card.
Summary: For the most part, this Nikon digital SLR received high marks. Those that did leave one star reviews did not provide constructive feedback about the unit itself. Those people aside, there were other people who had pleasant things to say about the camera. There was little concern with the lack of "Live View", the ability to frame a shot with the LCD screen. It was recommended for people upgrading from a point-and-shoot and wanted a good entry level Digital SLR that they could grow into. From the small size of the camera (for a DSLR) to the number of extra features available, there were many reasons people liked the D3000 from Nikon.
Note: Everything is in the box to start shooting, except for a memory card. You'll need to get an SD or SHDC card to use with your camera.
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