Nikon D3000 help

gulf_pirate2009October 12, 2009

I purchased a Nikon D3000 last week. I read the owners manual several times and finally had a chance to take it out, charge the battery, and take a few pictures. I have been using it in auto mode since I am still learning about photography. Several of my pictures have been very blurry and not the quality that I hoped for. This is my first "real" camera. My pervious cameras were simple point and shoot and very simple to use. Is there anything that I can do to improve the quality of the pictures? Also, the description of the camera stated that there is no delay when you press the shoot button. Mine has a delay. Is it because of autofocus trying to adjust?

Thanks in advance.


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I will have to see pics and exif data to better help.

You sure did make a big purhase for a first time camera.

There should be no delay, no offense but it might be something your doing, maybe not.


    Bookmark   October 12, 2009 at 11:58AM
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Thanks Joe, I'm sure it is something I'm doing. I just can't figure it out. I deleted most of the blurred pictures I took. While reading the manual on the lens, it said that the vibration reduction mode does not activate when the camera is in auto-flash.
I'll try to post a few tonight. I still need to sign in on photobucket to load my images.

    Bookmark   October 12, 2009 at 1:55PM
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Hi, Byron. After you are armed with Joe's advice, in addition to studying your manual you might want to spend some time reading posts at DPReview's Nikon forums. You can gain a lot of information that way. DPR actually has several Nikon forums; I don't know which one is for the D3000, but here's one to get you started:

Nikon D300-D100 Forum

And here's a popular forum for beginner's questions. Believe me, some of the questions from those "beginners" are not all that basic!

Beginners' Questions Forum

You can find other DPR forums by clicking on the link on their site (upper left).

Have fun with your new camera!

    Bookmark   October 13, 2009 at 10:42AM
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DPR is where "it" is at!

    Bookmark   October 13, 2009 at 10:56AM
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I purchased my camera just before Christmas and have been taking great pictures. Today, after importing my pictures from the camera, I had to go to NX to view my pictures. Is there a setting on the camera that I need to adjust?

    Bookmark   February 25, 2011 at 6:40PM
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Depends. Do you normally shoot in jpeg? Is your camera somehow now set to shoot in RAW or NEF?

Most any program can allow you to view your jpeg shots. But if you're shooting in RAW/NEF, then some can't show them which is why you might be being forced to use NX.

Not sure of that's definitely why, but it's an idea.

    Bookmark   February 26, 2011 at 12:00AM
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