Nikon D3X 24.5MP FX Digital SLR Camera Review

Nikon D3X 24.5MP FX Digital SLR Camera Review and Features

The Nikon D3X meticulously engineered for professional assignments that demand nothing less than extreme 24.5-megapixel, FX-format image performance. In the studio or on location, the D3X faithfully captures NEF (RAW) files that, when processed, exceed 138 MB. Nikons exclusive EXPEED image processing technologies support extremely low-noise and faster, more accurate 51-point autofocus with 4 Dynamic AF modes, including 3D Focus Tracking. EXPEED also enables fast processing of massive amounts of data, allowing continuous shooting at up to 5fps. A bright 3-inch super-density 920,000-dot LCD monitor offers precise image review, along with 27x magnification for precise focus confirmation in Live View. Responsive handling and more top off the D3Xs professional potency.

Nikon D3X 24.5MP FX Digital SLR Camera Features :
Extreme resolution 24.5-megapixel FX-format (35.9 x 24.0mm) CMOS sensor
Nikon EXPEED image processing technologies; 138 MB processed NEF (RAW) 12 or 14-bit image files
3-inch super-density 920,000-dot VGA LCD monitor; 100 percent viewfinder coverage
Two Live View shooting modes; continuous shooting at up to 5 fps at full FX-format resolution
Dual CF card slots with overflow, backup and copy options

Nikon D3X Digital SLR Camera Review from the Manufacturer :



Nikon is proud to announce the new 24.5-megapixel FX-format (35.9 x 24.0mm) Nikon D3X digital SLR camera! Joining the award-winning Nikon D3 12.1MP FX Digital SLR Camera , the D3X brings extreme resolution performance to Nikon professional flagship-level D-SLRs. The D3X was meticulously engineered for professional photographers whose assignments demand nothing less than the ability to capture extreme fidelity, detail and nuance in ways now made possible with the amazing D3X.

Nikon Extreme Digital SLR Image QualityIn the studio or on location, the D3X faithfully captures NEF (RAW) files that, when processed, are approximately 138 MB! Of course, neither a Nikon 24.5-megapixel FX-format CMOS sensor nor 138 MB files are of value unless they deliver truly superior image quality. And in this regard, the new D3X exceeds expectations. Like its 12.1-megapixel D3 counterpart, the D3X features Nikon’s exclusive EXPEED image processing technologies teamed with the proprietary Nikon Scene Recognition System to ensure the utmost in image fidelity, low noise, faster, more accurate autofocus and amazing file processing speed that makes continuous shooting at up to five frames per second possible. In addition, the D3X’s ISO sensitivity range of 100 to 1600 (with Lo1, 50 and Hi 2 up to 6400) is mindful of the needs of photographers specializing in commercial, fashion and fine art photography.

Nikon Professional DSLR Cameras System Synergy
Nikon engineers understand that the needs of professional photographers vary with their assignments. Nikon also understands that a photographer's workflow can be seriously impacted by cameras with widely dissimilar handling, which is why the D3X takes its design cues from the enormously successful D3. Logical and familiar control layout integrates with rugged, reliable construction. And like the D3, the D3X features Nikon’s 51-point AF system with 3D focus tracking. A bright 3-inch super-density 920,000-dot LCD monitor offers precise image review, along with razorsharp, 27x magnification for fast, critical confirmation of focus in one of two Live View modes, all of which contribute to the D3X’s professional potency.

More Nikon D3X Highlights :

Extreme resolution 24.5-megapixel FX-format (35.9 x 24.0mm) CMOS sensor
Large 5.49┬Ám pixels capture astonishing detail and subtleties with outstanding dynamic range for demanding commercial applications.

Nikon EXPEED image processing technologies
EXPEED extends and assures breathtakingly rich image fidelity and reduces noise, even at high ISOs.

138 MB1 Processed NEF (RAW) 12 or 14 bit image files
Selectable bit depths of 12-bit (4,096 tones) or 14-bit (16,384 tones), both yielding incredible image quality through a 16-bit processing pipeline, for smoother tonal gradations.

Low noise ISO sensitivity from 100 to 1600
Added ISO settings of Lo-1 ISO 50, Hi-1 ISO 3200 and Hi-2 ISO 6400 extend versatility.

Two Live View shooting modes
Two Live View modes add flexibility, and up to 27x magnification in the Tripod Mode, acute focusing accuracy is easily confirmed.

Continuous shooting at up to 5 fps at full FX-format resolution
Commercial image quality teams with speed and handling to create new shooting possibilities--in the studio or on location.

Fast, accurate 51-point AF system
AF system features 4 Dynamic AF modes, including 3D Focus Tracking, for autofocus precision and razor sharpness.

1,005-Pixel 3D Color Matrix Metering II with Scene Recognition System
Two Nikon exclusive technologies provide intelligent auto exposure capabilities along with refined auto white balance detection and faster, more accurate A performance.

3-inch super-density 920,000-dot VGA LCD monitor
Individual factory calibration assures the color accuracy of each D3X monitor for critical image review.

Nikon D3X Additional Features
100 percent viewfinder coverage
Nikon Picture Control
Rugged, durable and precise magnesium-alloy construction
Dual CF card slots with overflow, backup and copy options
Virtual Horizon Graphic Indicator
Up to 4,400 images per battery charge
What's in the Box
D3x body, rechargeable Li-ion battery EN-EL4a, Quick Charger MH-22, USB Cable UC-E4, Audio Video Cable EG-D2, Camera Strap AN-D3X, Body Cap BF-1A, Accessory Shoe Cover BS-2, Eyepiece DK-17, Battery Chamber Cover BL-4, USB Cable Clip, Software Suite CD-ROM

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Customer Reviews

balance the bad reviews
i own a d700 and i love it and if i shot fashion or landscape and had the money i would definitely buy this camera. people who say $8k is too much do not realize that medium format cameras and lenses can go up to $60k yes for that price you get 40mp. but pros still buy those because they need the resolution.

when people rate something they should own it. the only reason i am rating D3x is to balance the bad reviews.

Love this SLRI had a F4 so thought I would jump on the digital train. This camera is like a fine tuned porsche and built like a tank. The pictures are amazing in raw and jpg. Bought a couple for the gran kids and they love them too.

You get what you pay for.
I was shocked as were many people to see the price tag for this body. Now that that is out there, here are the points I found important.

This camera feels exactly like a D3...because they are identical. It feels very solid and rugged, it doesnt feel like it would easily break.

The 24mp is surprisingly clear. I tried the 14-24mm f/2.8, 24-70 f/2.8 and the 85mm f/1.4. All three produced amazingly detailed and clear pictures that had a lot of pop to them. I'm not sure what the JPEGs were like but in my opinion if you are shooting this camera I hope for your sake you are shooting RAW. For my day to day setup I am using a 5D mk II and a 24-70f/2.8 and I was astonished how much more detail the D3x seemed to pick up. The amount of detail and tonal gradation was significantly higher.

The Nikon D3X 24.5MP FX Digital SLR Camera Review is definitely good but when it comes to price, this DSLR is quite expensive. But, hey, good quality normally comes with a higher price, right?

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