Written by experts and with real life examples, Expanded Guides are jargon-free, full-color and easy to use. This title covers the latest offering from Nikon: the D3000. This greatly anticipated model takes the place of the hugely popular D40 & D40x as the manufacturer's entry level digital SLR. Although the D3000 is aimed at the beginner it has a number of advanced features, which allow the user to experiment and learn the advantages of a DSLR over a compact camera. Features include a 10.2 megapixel sensor, 3" LCD monitor and all the usual modes from fully automatic to manual. The D3000 also has an all-new Guide mode, which 'guides' the user through a number of processes to customize particular settings in order to achieve the desired result. This fully illustrated and comprehensive - yet accessible - Expanded Guide will help photographers to maximize the potential of the Nikon D3000, with superior results.