Nikon D3
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Nikon D3 12.1 MP Digital SLR Camera - Black (Body Only)


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Built for preseving superb photos for you and taking bright and beautiful pictures in many different conditions, the Nikon 12.1 MP camera is a flexible personal body only. Be the envy of your friends with this Nikon D3 digital camera and its sophisticated black body. Additional megapixels means enlarging and cropping will not cause pixelation. With the 12.1 MP digital image sensor on this Nikon digital SLR camera, you can create 11x16 inch prints of the moments of your life to proudly display. You can be ready to make pictures because the Nikon 12.1 MP camera has batteries. This Nikon D3 digital camera has a 3-inch LCD screen that makes creating great times very easy. Capture the magical moments of your life and share them with family and friends using the HDMI connector featured on this Nikon digital SLR camera. Also, the Nikon 12.1 MP camera is great for snapping and storing large numbers of special photos, with its removable flash storage, which enables you to choose the quantity of storage available for shooting. Premium picture quality and exceptional performance are yours with this Nikon D3 digital camera. This Nikon digital SLR camera includes only the body and no lens. Selecting the interchangeable lenses based on your photography needs and budget is an advantage to buying the camera body separately.

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Key Features
Camera TypeDigital SLR
Sensor Resolution12.1 MP
Screen Size3"

Optical Sensor
Sensor Size23.9 x 36mm
Sensor TypeCMOS

Lens System
Lens For SDBody Only
Focus AdjustmentAutofocus & Manual Focus, Automatic, Manual
Auto Focus typeTTL contrast and phase detection

Max Shutter Speed30 sec
Min Shutter Speed30 sec
Exposure compensation±5 EV range, in 1, 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps
Exposure RangeEV 0-20
Exposure Metering3D color matrix II, Center-Weighted, Spot
Exposure ModesAperture-Priority, Automatic, Bulb, Manual, Program, Shutter-Priority, i-TTL Program Flash
Light SensitivityISO 200-6400
Light Sensitivity Max6400

Camera Flash
Flash TypeNone

Memory / Storage
Supported Flash MemoryCompactFlash, CompactFlash Card Type II, Microdrive

Viewfinder TypeOptical
Optical Viewfinder TypeFixed eye-level pentaprism
Viewfinder - Field Coverage100%
Viewfinder Magnification0.70x
Dioptric Correction Range-3 to +1

Depth3.4 in.
Height6.2 in.
Width6.3 in.
Weight43.7 Oz.

Display TypeLCD
Display RotationBuilt-in
Screen DetailsLCD display - TFT active matrix - 3" - color
Display Size3"

Connector Types1 x HDMI output, 1 x USB, 1 x composite video output, 1 x remote control
Expansion Slot1 x CompactFlash Card - type I/II

Battery Form FactorManufacturer specific

File Format
Digital Video FormatAVI, Motion JPEG
Still Image FormatDCF 2.0, DPOF, EXIF 2.21, JPEG, NEF (RAW), TIFF

Max Video Resolution1280 x 720

Environmental Parameters
Min Operating Temperature0 °C
Max Operating Temperature40 °C

Other Features
Additional FeaturesAE/FE Lock, AF Lock, AF Tracking, Auto Power Save, Brightness Control, DPOF Support, Depth-Of-Field Preview Button, Direct Print, HDMI, Histogram Display, LCD Live View Mode, Not Interchangeable Lenses, PictBridge Support, Red-eye Correction, Scene Recognition System (SRS), USB 2.0 Compatibility, With Tripod Mount

Special EffectsMonochrome, Neutral, Vivid
White BalanceAutomatic, Cloudy (Preset), Custom, Flash (Preset), Fluorescent (Preset), Incandescent (Preset), Manual, Presets, Shade (Preset)
Continuous Shooting Speed9 frames per second

eBay Product ID: EPID100131193

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Created: 10/27/10

Nikon D3

Review For: Nikon D3 12.1 MP Digital SLR Camera - Black (Body Only)

I purchased this camera for a low light alternative to my Nikon D3X. I live in Kalispell, MT next to Glacier Park and shoot wildlife photography/macro photography. This camera is incredible in low light conditions where I shoot most of my wildlife photography. I was also pleasantly suprised about photo quality when compared to my Nikon D3X (close in picture quality) when I'm shooting with my Nikkor 600mm VR lens. The increased camera speed in burst mode is great for those moments when you are shooting moving subjects. Both cameras exhibit the wonderful Nikon AF system which is incredible, unlike anything I've used before. Build quality is first rate, quality components throughout. The camera is very heavy--maybe a consideration for those who hike; however, since I generally don't have to travel far, this is a non-issue. Battery life per charge to shots taken is unbelievable--I purchased numerous batterys for the D3; however, they generally don't get much use (same as the D3X). Great camera.

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