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

Nikon D3 12.1 MP Digital SLR Camera - Black (Body Only)
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Aug 26, 2012 22:48:02 PDT
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12.1 MP



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Digital SLR

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Product Information
Designed with sports photographers and photojournalists in mind, the Nikon D3 introduces an astounding list of brand new features and technologies that make it the most sophisticated and advanced Nikon digital SLR to date. In addition to the new FX-format CMOS sensor, the D3 incorporates Nikon's new EXPEED Image Processing System that is central to the blazing speed and processing power needed for many of the D3's new features.Images taken with the D3 reflect exceptional overall quality, broad tonal range and depth, along with extremely low-noise throughout its normal ISO range of 200 to 6400. By setting the camera to its built-in options of Lo-1 or Hi-2, the ISO range of the camera can be expanded to the equivalent of ISO 100 or ISO 25,600 respectively, offering unmatched versatility in practically any shooting situation.The D3 also features an entirely new 51-point auto focus system with Nikon's 3D Focus Tracking feature and two new LiveView shooting modes that allow photographers to frame a photograph using the camera's high-resolution LCD monitor. The D3 uses the world's first Scene Recognition System to greatly enhance the accuracy of auto focus, auto exposure and auto white balance detection in the camera by recognizing the subject or scene being photographed and applying this information to the calculations for the three functions.The D3 reflects Nikon's most streamlined, functional and aesthetically pleasing layout in a digital SLR camera, all designed so photographers can take pictures with less fatigue, greater accuracy and comfort.

Product Identifiers
UPC018208254347, 18208913558

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 AdjustmentAutomatic, Manual
Lens Filter Size77 mm
Auto Focus typeTTL contrast and phase detection

Max Shutter Speed1/8000 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, Microdrive

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

Depth3.5 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
Still Image FormatJPEG, NEF (RAW), TIFF

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

Other Features
Additional FeaturesAE/FE Lock, AF Lock, Auto Power Save, Brightness Control, DPOF Support, Depth-Of-Field Preview Button, Direct Print, Histogram Display, LCD Live View Mode, PictBridge Support, Scene Recognition System (SRS), USB 2.0 Compatibility

Special EffectsMonochrome, Neutral, Vivid
White BalanceAutomatic, Custom, Presets
Continuous Shooting Speed11 frames per second, 9 frames per second


Selling my beloved D3. I have had this camera since March 2009. It only has 65,000 shutter actuations. D3's are rated to 300,000 and many exceed this.I have just grabbed a D4 and are also selling my 85mm f1.4 and 28-70mm f2.8 that are also in excellent condition. See separate listings if interested.

Overall the camera is in very good condition. I had new body rubbers put on a year ago after they started to lift. 

Very slight scuffing on the body, only cosmetic issue is minor scrape on the left hand side rear by the "OK" button. I can photograph and send if necessary.

Comes with box, cables, battery re-charger, and one battery that is half way through its life (2 out of 4).

Please note the camera was purchased in Japan so the manual etc is in Japanese.

I lost the cable and plug for the charger and used it with a replacement one that has an Australian plug (as I was living in Sydney at the time). But this is just a case of using the plug with an adapter suitable for your country.

Please note that I never used the strap as I used a black rapid. As a result I have the strap but I removed the eyelets that attach the strap to the body and I can't locate them.

PLEASE NOTE; Because of ebay's incomprehensible shipping calculator I couldn't work out shipping. Camera is in the UK but will ship worldwide. The buyer will pay postage and handling and this will need to calculated PRIOR  to payment so it can be included in the total amount.

The camera will be sent insured and registered so a signature is required.

Any questions just ask. Good luck.

And NO! There is no buy it now price. This is an auction. 

PLEASE ALSO NOTE that I will cancel any bid by any buyer (and then block them) if that buyer has received any negative feedback for not paying for items they won or have backed out out an auction. I am sick to death of having to re-list items after pull dicks pull out. This is a community and only works if we help each other block the pull dicks. Thanks.. 

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