This 15.9 MB PDF instruction document (Nikon calls it a “Guide to Digital Photography”) for the Nikon D3000 should prove to be a fantastic read, all 216 pages of it — be sure to download it.
Both printable and non-printable versions of the English Language D3000 owner’s operation guide can be downloaded.
The user guide is titled “Nikon D3000 Digital Camera User’s Manual” (the 15.9 MB Acrobat document that I referred to earlier).
Here is the direct link to the English, non-printable manual — right-click and save to your hard drive.
For copyright purposes, the printable version of the Adobe Acrobat PDF document requires you to input your camera serial number and agree to a license, while the non-printable version doesn’t. You’ll get the following dialog box if you try to print the password-protected, non-printable document.
The guide discusses the features of the D3000 and how to use the camera, for instance, on pages 55, 56 and 57, there’s an explanation on how to use the optional Nikon ML-L3 infrared wireless remote control take a picture.
Here’s a list of related photography books that you might want to refer to for a tutorial-based approach to learning how to take great digital photos with the Nikon D3000:
- Digital Photography Secrets — Starts off with a free e-course on the basics of great photography.
- Popular Nikon D3000 books and other printed literature and reading material in the Arts & Photography and Books section on Amazon.com.