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OK boys and girls,i have been offered a nikon D3000 with a 18 - 55 VR lenes,but no Softwere for £275.00,it's looks very tidy
is this a good price ?,thanks for any help you can give me
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It doesn't seem bad and is a competent camera. If you want live view or HD recording then it may not be. The latest version (Nikon D3100) is selling for £399 but is a substantial upgrade on the D3000.
Thanks Toonman the bit that is buging me is that there is no softwere,and would i be able to find any Nikon softwere that i can download from the net
It doesn't come with much software. Photoshop Elements, Paint Shop Pro or even the free program 'The Gimp' will edit the files. The free picture organiser 'Picasa' can do the collating.
Thanks again Toonman i'll have a dig aroud the net then
Nikon software that is free does a reasonable job to, Its called Nikon ViewNX2, Download from Nikons site the latest version 2.2.1......!!!
That said I'm not so sure the D3000 at £275 quid is such a bargain, When you can buy the newer and much upgraded D3100 for £399 or less, Yes the standard 18-55 VR lens is quite good for a plastic fantastic, But bought as part of a kit offer, You get them for around £50 quid rather than the £150 they sell for seperately.....!!
I would look very carefully at the specs of the D3000 and the D3100, Pay very carefull attention to the " Sensor Type " as this is where the D3100 leaves the D3000 way way behind, Especially in the ISO performance area, Sometimes a few quid more buys you a whole different animal.....!
i would not worry about the software, I don't use any cd that comes with hardware (if i need drivers, more up to date ones are always available online but you will not need one for that camera) if you need a program that opens nikon NEF files for free, I would recommend: google picassa
As toonman recommends, its simple, collates your pictures but also and has some basic editing features. the software on the nikon CD will not do more than this anyway
hope this helps
I have a Nikon D3000. It cost £350 new, a year ago but I wouldn't swap it for anything. Light..easy to use and a superb image. I would say that £275 is a reasonable price if it is in good condition.
Thanks for all your help chaps,i had a word with him last night at work haggled a bit and got it for 250,so i am happy and he gave a couple of 4gb SD cards, now all i have to is find out what all these button's do
Is the D3100 easy to use for someone upgrading from a compact please?
Try the free Nikon ViewNX2 software to download NEF files and carry out some simple editing. You can find it on the Nikon website.
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