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Forums Lobby MASTER YOUR NIKON CAMERA Nikon D5000/D3000 series (Public) topic #1244
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lynnd5   US  Registered since 27th Jan 2010 Wed 27-Jan-10 02:30 AM
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"D3000--D3000 DX Format"



What is the difference between the D3000 and the D3000 DX Format

  

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Reply message RE: D3000--D3000 DX Format Asgard Administrator He is your Chief Guardian Angel at the Helpdesk and knows a lot about a lot
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Reply message RE: D3000--D3000 DX Format Asgard Administrator He is your Chief Guardian Angel at the Helpdesk and knows a lot about a lot
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Asgard Administrator He is your Chief Guardian Angel at the Helpdesk and knows a lot about a lot   East Frisia, DE  Nikonian since 07th Apr 2004 Wed 27-Jan-10 10:34 AM
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#1. "RE: D3000--D3000 DX Format"
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Lynn,

there is only one D3000 Model. All D3000 have the DX Format.

Gerold - Nikonian in East Frisia
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lynnd5   US  Registered since 27th Jan 2010 Wed 27-Jan-10 01:43 PM
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That's what I thought. But when I was looking on Adorama.com (i think this was the one) One description had DX format and one didn't. The one with DX format was more expensive. I'll have to look again. Maybe I missed something.

  

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gkaiseril Gold Member  Chicago, US  Nikonian since 28th Oct 2005 Wed 27-Jan-10 03:08 PM
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A copy writer that does not know the product line, and reads the product brochure and makes misleading statements because they have not read the user manual or talked with a technical person. It also makes the vendor look they have a bigger variety of products for sale.

And this is start of a lot of misunderstanding about digital cameras.

George
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gkaiseril Gold Member  Chicago, US  Nikonian since 28th Oct 2005 Wed 27-Jan-10 01:38 PM
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The D3000 has an FX sensor. But if you place a DX type lens on the camera, the camera will only process the DX sensor sized area of the FX sensor and produce an image that has all the attributes of the DX sensor image. So your image has the DX crop, smaller megapixel count of the image, and a smaller file size due to the smaller megapixel size of the image.

Technically this could be considered as a 'mode' of the camera.

You can override this camera behavior and force the camera into the FX mode while you have a DX lens mounted on the camera. Depending upon the lens mounted and zoomed focal length, if a zoom lens, you will either have a circular image or a normal image depending upon the image projected by the lens.

George
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Asgard Administrator He is your Chief Guardian Angel at the Helpdesk and knows a lot about a lot   East Frisia, DE  Nikonian since 07th Apr 2004 Wed 27-Jan-10 04:15 PM
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George,

The D3000 has an DX-Sensor, not an FX-Sensor.

Gerold - Nikonian in East Frisia
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gkaiseril Gold Member  Chicago, US  Nikonian since 28th Oct 2005 Wed 27-Jan-10 05:14 PM
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Thanks, your are correct.

George
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