Nikon D3X Review

 
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Model Name: Nikon D3X 
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Device Forum URL: Forum
Manufacturer URL: Mfr. Website
General
Model Number: D3X 
Camera Format: Pro SLR 
Currently Manufactured: Yes 
Retail Price: $7999.95
Street Price: $6999.00
Date Available: 2008-12-15
Tripod Mount: Yes (Metal)
Weight: 49.1 oz (1,392 g)
includes batteries
Weight With Batteries? Yes
Weight Includes Kit Lens? No
Size: 6.3 x 6.2 x 3.4 in.
(160 x 157 x 88 mm)
Waterproof: No
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS 
Sensor Manufacturer: Sony 
Total Megapixels: 24.8
Effective Megapixels: 24.5 
Sensor Format: 35mm 
Sensor Size (dia.): 1.70"
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.0
Color Filter Type: RGBG 
Self-Cleaning: No 
Sensor-shift Stabilized: No 
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 6048 x 4032 (24.4 MP, 3:2),
4544 x 3024 (13.7 MP, 3:2),
3024 x 2016 (6.1 MP, 3:2),
5056 x 4032 (20.4 MP, 5:4),
3792 x 3024 (11.5 MP, 5:4),
2528 x 2016 (5.1 MP, 5:4),
3968 x 2640 (10.5 MP, 3:2),
2976 x 1976 (5.9 MP, 3:2),
1984 x 1320 (2.6 MP, 3:2)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.21), TIFF; RAW (NEF), 12- or 14-bit 
Video Capture
Movie Mode: No 
Movie Resolution: n/a
Movie Frame Rate: n/a
Movie Audio: n/a 
Movie File Format: n/a 
Optics
Lens Mount: Nikon F mount 
Kit Lens: n/a
Focal Length (35mm equivalent):  
Zoom Ratio:  
Aperture Range:  
Normal Focus Range:  
Macro Focus Range:  
Optical Image Stablization: No
Digital Zoom: No 
Digital Zoom Values: n/a
Filter Thread: n/a
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes 
Auto Focus Type: 51-point TTL phase detection via Nikon Multi-CAM 3500FX with 15 cross-type and 36 line-type sensors 
Face Detection:  
Auto Focus Assist Light? No 
Manual Focus: Yes 
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Optical 
Viewfinder Type: SLR type; eye-level pentaprism, interchangeable screen, 100%, 0.7x, 18mm eyepoint, -3.0 to +1.0 
Display
LCD Viewfinder: Yes 
LCD Size (inches): 3.0
LCD Resolution: 922,000 dots
Touchscreen:  
Articulating LCD: No 
Max Playback Zoom: 27.0x
Exposure
ISO Settings: 100 - 1600, plus down to 50 in Lo-1, up to 6,400 in Hi-2
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, seven manual modes can be preset with fine-tuning; color temperature setting, custom 
Shutter Speed Range: 30 - 1/8000
Bulb Mode: Yes 
Exposure Compensation: +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 1005-pixel 3D Color Matrix Metering II, Center-weighted, Spot (1.5%) centered on selected focus area 
Program AE: Yes 
Aperture Priority: Yes 
Shutter Priority: Yes 
Full Manual Exposure: Yes 
Creative Exposure Modes: None 
Self Timer: 2/5/10/20 seconds
Time Lapse:  
Flash
Built-in Flash: No 
Flash Modes: n/a
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): n/a
Flash Range Description: n/a
Max Flash Sync: 1/250 
Flash Exp Compensation:  
Ext Flash Connection: ISO-type hot-shoe contact; safety lock provided; PC Sync terminal 
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: CF1 / CF2 / Microdrive 
Memory Included (MB):  
File System: FAT32 
DCF Compliant: Yes 
Connectivity
Composite Video Out: Yes 
NTSC/PAL Switchable: Yes 
Video Usable as Viewfinder: Yes 
HD Video Out: Yes 
HD Video Connection: HDMI 
Built-In Wi-fi:  
Computer/Printer: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes 
DPOF Compliant: Yes 
Remote Control: Yes 
Remote Control Type: Wired, 10-pin terminal or USB 
Other Connection: HDMI Out (Type-A), DC Input, 10-pin Expansion Terminal 
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary EN-EL4a 
Usable Battery Types: Lithium Ion rechargeable 
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary EN-EL4a Lithium Ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included: Yes 
CIPA Rating: 4,400
Software
Included Software: Software Suite CD-ROM 
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS 
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: 24.5MP version of the D3. 5fps full resolution burst speed, 7fps in DX crop mode at 10.5 megapixels. 

 


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