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I own a film camera from Nikon and it is a F5. Probably this will say you in first place why I bought the D3X. I was shooting digital with a 24 MP and a 12 MP from other manufacturer but when I was going really big in my printing (20X30, 24X36 or bigger), the equipment have no the quality in lenses or the reproduction of color that Nikon offer. My first impulse was buying the new baby in the block: Nikon D800; but, 36MP and my computer I don't think will make a good combination. Any way, I ended up buying a new computer and buying the D3X. This option let me keep working with a camera that is a modern F5. At this moment I miss nothing when I got My camera in hand. Ergonomics are very close to my old (and loved) F5's, quality in all aspects is stuning, lenses from Nikon do not need presentation: just the best in the market... Then, are the options this camera offer...
From three aspect ratios for you caption (FX ; 4:5 and DX) up to a long line of cutomize posibilities for control in color, contrast, flash use... And on top of all this a sensor with capabilities far and away from any of the competition. Some photographers complain about the weight and YES, it is a heavy camera... But I am a 66 years old photographer that manage to be on the street with 2 camera bodies (D3X and F5), six lenses (20mm; 35mm; 60mm Macro; 85mm; 70~200 zoom and 300mm),SB-16B Flash, Quantum batt. and Stroboframe, 2 extra batt. for the camera and sixteen rechargeable AA for the F5. All this take a toll on me but when I am shooting sports I am cavered... Wild life... I am covered... And on top of that I have in my hands THE TWO BEST CAMERAS EVER BUILD for film or for digital caption. I just invite to any one interested in Photography to test one D3X; please do not talk about me when your wife ask you: BUT WHY YOU HAS TO BUY ANOTHER CAMERA, PAUL???????????
Nikon D3X Key Features
24.5 megapixel Full-Frame (36 x 24 mm) sensor
ISO 100 - 1600 (ISO 50 - 6400 in Boost mode)
Also supports DX lenses, viewfinder automatically masks (10.5 megapixels with DX lens)
14-bit A/D conversion, 12 channel readout
Gapless micro lens array and on-chip noise reduction
Nikon EXPEED image processor (Capture NX processing and NR algorithms, optimized for D3X, lower power)
Super fast operation (power-up 12 ms, shutter lag 41 ms, black-out 74 ms)
Kevlar / carbon fibre composite shutter with 300,000 exposure durability
Multi-CAM3500FX Auto Focus sensor (51-point, 15 cross-type, more vertical coverage)
Auto-focus tracking by color (using information from 1005-pixel AE sensor)
Auto-focus calibration (fine-tuning) available (fixed body or up to 20 separate lens settings)
Scene Recognition System (uses AE sensor, AF sensor)
Seven frames per second in continuous and DX mode
Dual Compact Flash card slots (overflow, back-up, RAW on 1 / JPEG on 2, copy)
Compact Flash UDMA support
3.0" 922,000 pixel LCD monitor
Live View with either phase detect (mirror up/down) or contrast detect Auto Focus
Virtual horizon indicates if camera is level (like an aircraft cockpit display)
HDMI HD video output
'Active D-Lighting' with new 'Extra High' setting (adjusts metering as well as applying D-Lighting curve)
Detailed 'Control Panel' type display on LCD monitor, changes color in darkness
Buttons sealed against moisture
Dual battery charger as standard
a world class professional camera,with incredible image quality.built for extensive use.always dependable in most all photography situations.a camera constructed for many years of use.a must buy for people who demand the ultimate in photo quality results.
This is a big and heavy camera, if that bothers you the D800 may be a better fit. The speed of focus seems to be twice as fast as my D2x and is spot on, under normal circumstances it doesn't hunt and when it does, it searches very fast. The shutter is loud and seems to vibrate the camera, ergonomics are perfect for me. It is much sharper than anything I've owned (D2x, D90, D60, Kodak pro 14/n). That said I would recommend this camera to anyone looking for a rugged professional camera.
This camera is unbelievable, definitely the quality is much better because you have 24.5 MP to deal with, this also makes it much more expensive. The normal D3 has only 12 MP. The camera is normal the same as the Nikon D3 and the D3X is much more slower to write the image to the memory card, because the picture is much large. Believe me you will really appreciate having this camera.
This is a fantastic professional camera. 24 megapixels is the "sweet spot" for me. I primarily shoot macro flowers. The pro level controls, and the gorgeous viewfinder are making for better photos with a lot more ease.
I have a D300 and loved it but the D3X blows it away, great camera. A bit heavy but the images are fantastic as they say you should buy your second camera first and I finally did. If you can handle the price tag you will not regret buying a D3X.
Heavy weight camera for the serious shooter. Make sure you have the updated Nikon NX2 software, as mine came with the older software that I had to update before using this camera.
the camera was/is excellent; I received everything I was told I would; cannot say enough good things about the nikon dx3 purchased from marvboater.