Nikon D3X 24.5MP FX CMOS Digital SLR with 3.0-Inch LCD (Body Only) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
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Overall score: 86%
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- Extreme resolution 24.5-megapixel FX-format (35.9 x 24.0mm) CMOS sensor
- Nikon EXPEED image processing technologies; 138 MB processed NEF (RAW) 12 or 14-bit image files
- 3-inch super-density 920,000-dot VGA LCD monitor; 100 percent viewfinder coverage
- Two Live View shooting modes; continuous shooting at up to 5 fps at full FX-format resolution
- Dual CF card slots with overflow, backup and copy options
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|Auto Focus Technology|
|Battery Average Life||4,400 Photos|
|Compatible Mountings||Nikon F (FX)|
|Continuous Shooting Speed||5 fps|
|Display Fixture Type||Fixed|
|Display Resolution Maximum||920,000|
|Display Size||0.12 inches|
|Expanded ISO Maximum||1,600|
|Expanded ISO Minimum||100|
|Exposure Control Type|
|External Memory Included||Yes|
|Flash Memory Type||Compact Flash (Type I or II) x 2, UDMA|
|Flash Modes Description|
|Flash Sync Speed||1/250_sec|
|Flash Type||Hot-shoe, Wireless plus sync connector|
|Focus Description||Multi-CAM 3500 FX|
|Focus Type||automatic with manual|
|Form Factor||Large SLR|
|HDMI Type||Mini Type C|
|ISO Range||100, 200, 400, 800, 1600 (50-6400 with boost)|
|Image Aspect Ratio||3:2|
|Item Dimensions||6.18 x 3.46 x 6.3 inches|
|Item Display Weight||43 ounces|
|Item Weight||2.78 pounds|
|Lithium Battery Energy Content||28 grams|
|Lithium Battery Weight||2.25 grams|
|Maximum Shutter Speed||1/8000 of a second|
|Maximum horizontal resolution||6,048|
|Metering||Multi, Center-weighted, Spot|
|Minimum Shutter Speed||30 seconds|
|Optical Sensor Resolution||24.5 MP|
|Optical Sensor Technology||CMOS|
|Photo Sensor Technology||CMOS|
|Remote Control Description||Yes|
|Sensor Cleaning Method||Comprehensive Dust Reduction System|
|Shipping Weight||7.1 pounds|
|Supported Battery Types||Lithium-Ion EN-EL4a rechargeable battery & charger|
|Viewfinder Type||Optical (pentaprism)|
|Water Resistance Level||Not Water Resistant|
|Weather Resistance||Water and dust resistant|
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|Sensor Size||Full frame||Full frame||Full frame||Full frame|
|Max Resolution||24.5||16.2 MP||36.3 MP||36.3|
|Iso Range||100, 200, 400, 800, 1600 (50-6400 with boost)||Auto, ISO 100-25600 (expands to 50-409600)||Auto, 64-12800||100 - 6400 in 1, 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps (50 - 25600 with boost)|
|Display Size||3 inches||3.2 inches||3.2 inches||3.2 inches|
|Continuous Shooting Speed||5||11||5||6|
|Wireless Communication Technology||None||Optional||Optional||None|
|Item Weight||2.78 pounds||2.98 pounds||2.16 pounds||2.2 pounds|
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Review summary from DPReview
The D3X takes the crown as the king of the high-resolution DSLRs, leapfrogging the Canon EOS-1D Mk III and offering breathtaking image quality when shot under optimal conditions. Putting aside the eye-watering price it's hard to find much to complain about, though you wouldn't choose it for sports or low-light work. For studio and landscape work, however, it's pretty much peerless.
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Review from dpreview.com
Ever since the simultaneous announcement of the Nikon D1H and D1X back in 2001 Nikon's professional D 'single digit' series has been split into two - the X series designed for high resolution applications such as fashion or landscape photography and the H series for high speed sports type photography (lower resolution but faster continuous shooting). When the Nikon D3 was announced in August 2007 it did not carry an 'H' in its name but was clearly designed for speed. So the question wasn't if, but when, Nikon would launch a high-resolution counterpart. It arrived, after more than a year of eager anticipation, in the shape of the Nikon D3X in December 2008.
Superficially, the new flagship is the D3's identical twin. The body, controls, user interface and also a large proportion of the camera's electronic and mechanical innards have been carried over directly from the D3. The camera's core component, however, is brand new. The 36 x 23.9 mm CMOS sensor provides a resolution of 24.5 megapixels, and while this is - compared to the D3 - a massive jump in resolution, D3X users have to accept a smaller range of sensitivity (ISO 100 to 1600, extendable to ISO 50 to 6400) and slower continuous shooting of five frames per second (7 fps in DX mode) in return.
While the only other piece of news - the 'Extra High' setting for Active D-Lighting - won't make much difference for most users, the premium that Nikon is charging for the extra resolution most certainly will. For $8000 retail price you can bag yourself almost two D3s. The D3X is also roughly $1500 more expensive than its only real competitor in terms of specification and features, the Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III. This won't make the professionals who this cameras is targeted at contemplate changing systems, but can a camera be worth the equivalent amount of a small car? Read on and find out in our in-depth review of the Nikon D3X.
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