• 35mm 861.6mm2
  • 24.5 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 1600
  • APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 6400
  • Detailed specifications
  • Nikon D3X
  • Fujifilm X-A3
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Predecessor: Nikon D2Xs
D2Xs vs D3X
Fujifilm X-A2
X-A2 vs X-A3
Successor:   Fujifilm X-A5
X-A3 vs X-A5
General
Model Number: D3X X-A3
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: Pro SLR Compact System Camera
Currently Manufactured: No Yes
Retail Price: $7999.95 $599.95
Street Price: $2,499.95 $549.00
Date Available: 2008-12-15 2016-10-15
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 49.1 oz (1,392 g)
includes batteries
18.8 oz (534 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
Size: 6.3 x 6.2 x 3.4 in.
(160 x 157 x 88 mm)
4.6 x 2.6 x 1.6 in.
(117 x 67 x 40 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Sony  
Effective Megapixels: 24.5 24.2
Sensor Format: 35mm APS-C
Sensor size: 861.6mm2 (35.90mm x 24.00mm) 368.95mm2 (23.50mm x 15.70mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 5.94 microns 3.92 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.0x 1.5x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: Fixed Fixed
Self-Cleaning: No Yes
Sensor shift image stabilization: No No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No No
DxO Sensor Score: 88  
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 24.7  
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 13.7  
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 1,992  
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, Other),
1984 x 1320 (2.6 MP, 3:2)
6000 x 4000 (24.0 MP, 3:2),
4242 x 2832 (12.0 MP, 3:2),
3008 x 2000 (6.0 MP, 3:2),
6000 x 3376 (20.3 MP, 16:9),
4240 x 2384 (10.1 MP, 16:9),
3008 x 1688 (5.1 MP, 16:9),
4000 x 4000 (16.0 MP, 1:1),
2832 x 2832 (8.0 MP, 1:1),
2000 x 2000 (4.0 MP, 1:1),
9600 x 1440 (13.8 MP, Other),
2160 x 9600 (20.7 MP, Other),
6400 x 1440 (9.2 MP, Other),
2160 x 6400 (13.8 MP, Other)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.21), TIFF; RAW (NEF), 12- or 14-bit JPEG (Exif Ver 2.3), .RAF RAW, RAW + JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 5.0 5.9
Video Capture
Can take movies: No Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (60p/​50p/​24p)
1280x720 (60p/​50p/​24p)
Movie File Format:   H.264 (MOV) with stereo sound
Composite Video Out: Yes No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: Yes n/a
HD Video Out: Yes Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Nikon F Fujifilm X
Lens: n/a FUJINON XC 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS II; 12 all glass elements in 10 groups including 3 aspherical elements and 1 ED element; 7 round-edged aperture blades
Focal Length (35mm equivalent):   24 - 76mm
Focal Length (actual):   16 - 50mm
Zoom Ratio:   3.13x
Aperture Range:   f/3.5 (wide) / f/5.6 (tele) - f/22
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range:   15 cm to Infinity
5.9 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:    
Filter Thread: n/a 58.0mm
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: No Yes
Digital Zoom: No No
Digital Zoom Values: n/a n/a
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: 51-point TTL phase detection via Nikon Multi-CAM 3500FX with 15 cross-type and 36 line-type sensors Contrast Detection: Single point AF: 11x7 (Changeable size of AF frame among 5 types), Zone AF: 3x3 / 5x5 / 7x7 from 77 areas on 11x7 grid, Wide/Tracking AF (up to 9 area)
Auto Focus Assist Light? No Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Optical / LCD No / LCD
Viewfinder Type: SLR type; eye-level pentaprism, interchangeable screen, 100%, 0.7x, 18mm eyepoint, -3.0 to +1.0  
Focus Peaking: No Yes
EVF Resolution: n/a n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent): 0.70x  
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed): 0.70x  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes No
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 922,000 dots 1,036,800 dots (345,600 px)
Touchscreen: No Yes
Articulating Screen: No Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: No Yes
Max Playback Zoom: 27.0x  
Top Deck Display: Yes No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 1600 6400
Minimum ISO (native): 100 200
ISO Settings: 100 - 1600, plus down to 50 in Lo-1, up to 6,400 in Hi-2 200-6400, Extended output sensitivity equivalent ISO 100, 12800 and 25600; AUTO1, AUTO2, AUTO3
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, seven manual modes can be preset with fine-tuning; color temperature setting, custom Fine, Shade, Fluorescent light (Daylight), Fluorescent light (Warm White), Fluorescent light (Cool White), Incandescent light, Custom1-3, Underwater
Shutter Speed Range: 1/8000 - 30 sec 1/32000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode: Yes Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 1005-pixel 3D Color Matrix Metering II, Center-weighted, Spot (1.5%) centered on selected focus area TTL 256-zones metering: Multi, Spot, Average
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: None Scene: Portrait Enhancer, Landscape, Sports, Night; Film Simulation (PROVIA/STANDARD, Velvia/VIVID, ASTIA/SOFT, CLASSIC CHROME, PRO Neg Hi, PRO Neg. Std, MONOCHROME, MONOCHROME+Ye FILTER, MONOCHROME+R FILTER, MONOCHROME+G FILTER, SEPIA); Dynamic range setting: AUTO (100-400%), 100%, 200%, 400%; Multiple Exposure; Advanced Filters (Toy camera, Miniature, Pop color, High-key, Low-key, Dynamic tone, Fish-eye, Soft focus, Cross screen, Partial color (Red / Orange / Yellow / Green / Blue / Purple)); Motion Panorama
Self Timer: 2/5/10/20 seconds 2, 10, Smile, Buddy, Group seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):   Yes
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: No Yes
Flash Modes: n/a Auto, Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Slow Synchr, Rear-curtain Synchro, Commander; Red-eye reduction available
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): n/a 5.0 m / 16.4 ft.
Flash Range Description: n/a GN=5m (ISO 100) or 7m (ISO 200)
Max Flash Sync: 1/250 1/180
Flash Exposure Compensation:   +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: ISO-type hot-shoe contact; safety lock provided; PC Sync terminal Hot shoe
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:   Trigger Only
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: CF1 / CF2 / Microdrive SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support:   UHS-I
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: Yes No
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: TIFF; RAW (NEF), 12- or 14-bit .RAF RAW, RAW + JPEG
Movie File Format:   H.264 (MOV) with stereo sound
Included Memory: No memory included No memory included
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No Yes
NFC: No
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: Yes No
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: Yes Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: Yes Yes
Remote Control Type: Wired, 10-pin terminal or USB Wi-Fi or optional RR-90 wired remote
Connections (extended): HDMI Out (Type-A), DC Input, 10-pin Expansion Terminal Micro (Type D) HDMI
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): <0.3 1.01
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame): <0.3  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames): 31  
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):   0.98
Camera penalizes early shutter press? Yes Yes
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 5.0 5.9
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 31 9
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):   5.8
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):   6
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):   5.8
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):   6
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.16 seconds 0.37 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):    
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.050 seconds 0.194 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash):   0.43 seconds
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.045 seconds 0.048 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes): Live View Mode Full AF, Single-Area, Hand-Held Mode = 0.426s Full AF, Auto-Area, Hand-Held Mode = 0.606s Prefocused, Hand-Held Mode = 0.045s Prefocused, Tripod Mode = 0.418s  
Startup Time: 0.3 seconds 2.0 seconds
Play -> Record Time: 0.3 seconds 1.5 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power:   3.4 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View):   410 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF): 4400 shots  
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary EN-EL4a Proprietary NP-W126S
Usable Battery Types: Lithium Ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary EN-EL4a Lithium Ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary NP-W126S Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: Yes No
Internal Charging Supported: No Yes
Software
Included Software: Software Suite CD-ROM Viewer software, RAW File Converter, etc. available via download
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. Available in Silver, Brown and Pink.