Nikon D3X Professional FX DSLR Camera

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Nikon D3X 24.5-megapixel FX-format Camera Nikon D3X Extreme resolution 24.5-megapixel FX-format Camera .  I've shot a quite a bit with a D200, and even more using a D3, however, I need to tell you - this camera delivers truly astonishing photographs. Harmonized with a congruent lens, image detail turns out simply astonishing, while other attributes, the more potentially biased ones such as color and contrast, are a challenge to describe however are incomparable for professional shooting, and surpasses the D3's already top-notch capabilities.

This camera can be counted on to acquire the shot...which is where handling comes to play. In my opinion, the D3X is, quite possibly the supreme-handling DSLR camera body in the entire world. Just an amalgamation of the AF system, metering system and camera controls The D3x handles indistinguishable from the D3 (apart from the frame rate), being precisely the thing I would have wished for.

The Nikon D3x delivers the most superb picture quality in a DSLR camera the whole world has witnessed up till now. All that online whimpering and whining over the price won't alter the quality truth, I'm not in love with the price either. However if you desire or need the very best DSLR in today's marketplace, the D3x is your kind of camera. In fact, I lost all desire to shoot the Nikon D3 and it all comes down to spectacular image quality. Sep 28, 2011


24.5 Megapixel Resolution
FX-format (full frame) CMOS Sensor
Nikon EXPEED Image Processor
NEF (RAW) Files at 12- or 14-bit Color
3" Super-density LCD Monitor
Live View Shooting Modes
5 fps Continuous at Full Resolution
Scene Recognition System
Virtual Horizon Indicator
Dual CF Card Slots

New/upgraded features on the Nikon D3X compared to the D3:

  • 24.5-megapixel FX-format CMOS sensor (D3 used 12.1-megapixel FX-format CMOS sensor)
  • Exact sensor dimensions are 35.9 x 24.0mm (D3 sensor was 36.0mm x 23.9mm)
  • Pixel size is now 5.94m (was 8.45m)
  • Up to 5 fps continuous-mode speed at full resolution (down from 9 fps)
  • Up to 7 fps in 10.5-megapixel DX crop mode (down from 11 fps in 5.1-megapixel High-Speed crop mode, but this crop is only 1.6 megapixels and 2 fps below the D3's native resolution / full-frame speed)
  • ISO from 100 to 1,600, can be extended ISO 50 to 6,400 (was 200 to 6,400, expandable 100 to 25,600)
  • New "Auto" and "Extra-High" Active D-Lighting settings for real-time highlight and shadow correction, as well as previous High, Normal, Low or Off
  • Parameters for up to 10 non-CPU lenses can be registered (up from 9)
  • Improved battery life, now 4,400 shots to CIPA testing standards (was 4,300 shots)
  • Slight weight decrease to 43.0 ounces / 1,220 grams (was 43.7 ounces / 1,240 grams)

Camera Includes

Nikon D3X Digital SLR Camera Body
Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL4a
Quick Charger MH-22
USB Cable UC-E4
Audio Video Cable EG-D2
Camera Strap AN-D3X
Body Cap BF-1A
Accessory Shoe Cover BS-2
Eyepiece DK-17
Battery Chamber Cover BL-4
USB Cable Clip
Software Suite CD-ROM
Nikon 1 Year Limited Warranty

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Camera type Large SLR"  
Camera Image sensor
Maximum resolution 6048 x 4032  
Image ratio width:height 3:2  
Operational pixels 24.5 megapixels  
Photo detector sensors 25.7 megapixels  
Image sensor size Full frame (35.9 x 24 mm)  
Image sensor type CMOS  
Processor Expeed  
Camera Image
ISO value 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600 (50-6400 with boost)  
White bal presets 12  
Custom white bal modes Yes (5)  
Stabilization type No  
Uncompressed format type RAW + TIFF  
JPEG compression levels Fine, Normal, Basic  
Focusing and Optics
Autofocus type Contrast Detect (sensor), Phase Detect, Multi-area, Selective single-point, Single, Continuous, Live View  
Digital image zoom No  
Manual focus ability Yes  
Number of focus positions 51  
Camera mount Nikon F mount  
Focal length multiplier 1  
Monitor and viewfinder
Pivoting LCD Fixed  
Monitor size 3"  
Screen resolution 920,000  
Touch screen interface No  
Live view LCD Yes  
Viewfinder style Optical (pentaprism)  
Viewfinder coverage 100 %  
Viewfinder magnification 0.7  
Photography highlights
Slowest shutter speed 30 sec  
Fastest shutter speed 1/8000 sec  
Aperture priority mode Yes  
Shutter priority mode Yes  
Manual exposure setting Yes  
Scene modes No  
Flash built-in No  
External flash Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless plus sync connector)  
Flash mode settings Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain  
Continuous shooting Yes (1-5 fps)  
Self-timing device Yes (2 to 20 sec, custom)  
Metering mode settings Multi, Center-weighted, Spot  
Exposure compensation 5 EV (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 1 EV steps)  
Auto exposure bracketing (2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)  
White balance bracketing Yes (2 to 9 frames either blue/amber or magenta/green axis)  
Videography highlights
Audio channels No  
Video clips No  
Media storage
Storage devices Compact Flash (Type I or II) x 2, UDMA  
Included storage None  
Multiple Device Connections
USB port USB 2.0 (480Mbit/sec)  
HDMI interface Yes (Mini Type C)  
Wireless connectivity None  
Remote ability Yes  
Physical features
Environmental sealing Yes (Water and dust resistant)  
Power Battery Pack  
Battery type Lithium-Ion EN-EL4a rechargeable battery & charger  
Battery life cycle 4400  
Overall weight 1260 g (2.78 lb / 44.45 oz)  
Overall dimensions 160 x 157 x 88 mm (6.3 x 6.18 x 3.46")  
Additional features
Built-in orientation sensor Yes  
Interval recording Yes  
Global Positioning System Optional


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