Flagship pro D-SLR with a 12.1-MP FX-format CMOS sensor, blazing 9 fps shooting at full FX resolution and low-noise performance up to 6400 ISO.
- EN-EL4a Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
- MH-22 Quick Charger
- UC-E4 USB Cable
- EG-D2 Audio Video Cable
- AN-D3 Camera Strap
- BF-1A Body Cap
- BS-2 Accessory Shoe Cap
- DK-17 Eyepiece
- BL-4 Battery Chamber Cover
- USB Cable Clip
- Software Suite CD-ROM
*Supplied accessories may differ depending on country or area.
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July/August 2008, Nikon D3, Camera of the Year
The editors of American PHOTO crowned the Nikon D3 the Camera of the Year, applauding its light-gathering capabilities and amazing firing rate. They were also impressed with the Live View autofocus and overflow/backup memory card slots along with many other advanced features that allow the Nikon D3 to shine over its competitors. Editors also found that the D3’s large viewfinder and prodigious responsiveness make you feel like you’re taking better photos.
March 2008, D3 Reviewby Shun Cheung
Photo.net’s Shun Cheung named the D3 a “top choice” in his recent review, highlighting the D3’s versatility in photographic applications both in and out of the studio. Cheung was blown away by the D3’s prowess in low-light shooting situations, praising it as simply “wonderful.” In addition, Cheung was impressed by the myriad of in-camera editing features, noting their effectiveness when making adjustments on the fly.
Nikon D3 Reviewby Jonathan Barkey
American Photo's Jonathan Barkey applauded the new Nikon D3 for setting world records. Barkey praised the D3's blazing-fast shooting capabilities and said its LCD screen was one of the sharpest in its class. Moreover, Barkey gave accolades to the D3's large and unbelievably smart autofocus system that generates some of the best images in its class.
Nikon D3 Reviewby Michael McNamara
Popular Photography and Imaging's Michael McNamara hailed the D3 as "The Greatest Nikon Ever," crowning it on the issue's cover and via a lengthy article naming the five main reasons for the D3's success. McNamara lauded the D3’s rock-solid build and sophisticated design, praised the FX format, and advanced 51-point autofocus system as well.
February 26, 2008, Nikon D3by J. Keenan
DigitalCameraReview.com’s J. Keenan, a Nikon shooter since 1975, took the D3 for a test drive and was thoroughly pleased. Keenan was impressed by the D3’s incredibly quick response and FX-format advantage when shooting at wide angles. The D3’s solid build also won Keenan’s heart with its ergonomic design, perfectly placed grips and weather sealing. Likening the camera to a thoroughbred racehorse, the D3 performed well past the quarter post in all areas including autofocus, battery life and, most importantly, image quality.
February 2008, Nikon D3by Laurie Excell
Photoshop User’s Laurie Excell lauded the D3 for its image-capturing excellence, commenting that Nikon has put the “wide” back in wide angle thanks to the D3’s FX-format sensor. Excell was blown away by the D3’s lightning quick response and stunning image quality, especially in low-light shooting situations and branded the D3 a Photoshop User
February 2008, Nikon D3by Dan Havlik
PDN’s Dan Havlik dubbed the D3 the digital SLR camera Nikon shooters have been “pining for,” chalking up the D3’s performance to the integration of the FX-format image sensor and other camera innovations like Live View, blazing burst speeds and amazing low-noise performance at high ISO’s. Additionally, Havlik enjoyed the large, bright, 3-inch LCD screen for composing and reviewing images and the benefit of recording to the D3’s dual CompactFlash card slots