Actually, this DSLR is dense and lightweight, creating it more suitable to take around than a conventional SLR. The D3000 borrows some aspects from its predecessors; a 10.2 megapixel CCD sensors and 3fps incessant shooting from the Nikon D60, plus an 11-point autofocus system with 3D tracking from the D90. This camera has a comparatively larger LCD screen at a full 3 inches. Another new aspect is the guide mode, which teaches learners how to correctly use the D3000 and how to obtain the most out of their new investment. More skilled users can physically adjust various camera settings including the flash, white balance focus and exposure.