The difference between Nikon D3 and D3X


Nikon released info few days ago on their latest full-frame sensor camera, the Nikon D3X, which is an enhanced version of the Nikon D3, a new full frame DSLR with a whopping 24.5 megapixels. It is, more or less, a Nikon D3 with a bigger sensor.

The sensor will give images of up to 6048 x 4032 pixels, and runs from ISO 100 to a rather conservative ISO 1600, compared to the ISO 6400 available on the smaller 12MP D3. Amazingly, Nikon says that the D3X can still shift up to five frames per second in full frame FX format, and up to seven fps if you shrink your images down to DX format.

The Nikon D3X is aimed at wedding professionals, studio photographers, and anyone in need of a high-resolution, high-ISO, dual card slot digital SLR. The biggest upgrade on the Nikon D3X is the boost in MP offering about double the resolution. Whereas the Nikon D3 offers speed and high performance perfect for journalists and sports/action photographers, the Nikon D3X offers much higher resolution, 14-bit files at 138MB, for professional photographers.

The price tag is a little steep at $7999 USD, but is comparable to the Canon 1Ds Mark III when it was first released. Does the Nikon D3X camera worth $7999 usd ?


What’s new on the Nikon D3X?

  • 24.5MP CMOS FX format sensor
  • Ultra low noise ISO 100-1600 (expandable to 50-6400)
  • 5 fps burst speed at full resolution
  • RAW image files topping 138MB
  • Users have the creative option to shoot in the 5:4 crop mode with 20.4-megapixel resolution, the ideal format for creating 8×10-inch portraits

What’s shared with the Nikon D3?

  • dual CF card slot
  • Multi-CAM 3500FX focus module, with 51 AF points, 15 cross type sensors and 36 line type sensors
  • 3” LCD (D3X has a 920,000 dots-per-inch LCD while the D3 has a 922,000 LCD)
  • rugged weather sealing and familiar controls
  • 100% viewfinder coverage
  • You can check the detail information of the Nikon D3X as the following:

    1. Nikon Imaging

    2. Dpreview

    3. Rob Galbraith

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7 responses to “The difference between Nikon D3 and D3X

  1. $7999?
    Too expensive!

  2. Thanks, Chrisy, for posting this information.

  3. Alexander
    I agree your view. Many photographers may not be happy about the price.

  4. thank you 🙂 xx

  5. Nice article on Nikon D3 and D3X…As you mentioned sports photographers prefer the D3 and I will follow your advice. But I am a Canon user.

  6. Not worth the money. Prices will come down

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