• 35mm 861.6mm2
  • 24.5 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 1600
  • 35mm 860.4mm2
  • 16.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12800

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Advantages

Nikon D3X over Nikon D4

  • Longer battery life
    4400 vs 2600 shots
    Capture more photos
  • More pixels
    24.5 vs 16.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Faster RAW shooting
    4.0 fps vs 2.6 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in single-shot mode
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    4.3 fps vs 2.4 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (single-shot mode)

Nikon D4 over Nikon D3X

  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 7.31 vs 5.94 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • 60p
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • 1080p
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • Newer
    3 years vs 6 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • 24p
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    Unlimited vs 31 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (single-shot mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    204800 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

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Review Excerpt

The Competition

Compared to Pentax 645D

Nikon D3X
Pentax 645D
  • $7126
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
  • $4296
  • 2.17 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • More pixels
Nikon D4
Pentax 645D
  • $5997
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
  • $4296
  • 2.17 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • More pixels

Compared to Canon 1D X

Nikon D3X
Canon 1D X
  • $7126
  • 35mm
  • Fast startup
  • Longer battery life
  • $6799
  • 35mm
  • Bigger pixels
  • 60p
Nikon D4
Canon 1D X
  • $5997
  • 35mm
  • Fast startup
  • Longer battery life
  • $6799
  • 35mm
  • More cross-type AF points
  • Less shutter lag

Compared to Nikon D800

Nikon D3X
Nikon D800
  • $7126
  • 35mm
  • Bigger pixels
  • Longer battery life
  • $2356
  • 35mm
  • 60p
  • Headphone jack
Nikon D4
Nikon D800
  • $5997
  • 35mm
  • Bigger pixels
  • Longer battery life
  • $2356
  • 35mm
  • More pixels
  • Internal flash

Compared to Canon 5D Mark III

Nikon D3X
Canon 5D Mark III
  • $7126
  • 35mm
  • Fast startup
  • Longer battery life
  • $3099
  • 35mm
  • 60p
  • More cross-type AF points
Nikon D4
Canon 5D Mark III
  • $5997
  • 35mm
  • Fast startup
  • Bigger pixels
  • $3099
  • 35mm
  • More cross-type AF points
  • More pixels

Compared to Nikon D4S

Nikon D3X
Nikon D4S
  • $7126
  • 35mm
  • More pixels
  • $6497
  • 35mm
  • Fast startup
  • Bigger pixels
Nikon D4
Nikon D4S
  • $5997
  • 35mm
  • $6497
  • 35mm
  • Fast startup
  • Newer
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