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Extreme resolution 24.5-megapixel FX-format (35.9 x 24.0mm) CMOS sensor
Large 5.94µm pixels capture astonishing detail and subtleties with outstanding dynamic range for demanding commercial applications.

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.

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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.

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

3-inch super-density 921,000-dot VGA LCD monitor
Individual factory calibration assures the color accuracy of each D3X monitor for critical image review.

Nikon Picture Control
Four preset options: Standard, Neutral, Vivid and Monochrome, and 9 customizable settings provide advanced, personalized color control.

Dual CF card slots with overflow, backup and copy options

Up to 4,400 images per battery charge

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

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

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.

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 AF performance.

100% viewfinder coverage

Rugged, durable and precise magnesium-alloy construction
Effectively protected from invasive dust, moisture and electromagnetic interference with a self-diagnostic shutter mechanism tested to exceed 300,000 cycles.

Virtual Horizon Graphic Indicator

Speedlights/Flashes
Speedlights/Flashes
Stereo Microphone
Stereo Microphone
Eyepieces and Viewfinders
Eyepieces and Viewfinders
NIKKOR Lenses
NIKKOR Lenses
Optimized for FX Format but compatible with extensive range of NIKKOR lenses.
Batteries/Power Packs and AC Adapters
Batteries/Power Packs and AC Adapters
Wireless Accessories & Transmitters
Wireless Accessories & Transmitters
D3X 4.8 5 130 130
Great image quality Great image quality and ruggedness, moderately poor focusing ability cost, horribly slow software. July 16, 2010
pluses and minuses This is a great camera with some limitations. the low light high ASA feature has disappointed me a little . the high ASA NR doesnt really get rid of the grain as much as i would like. The shutter is very loud. It was very expensive so I guess i expected a little more. July 16, 2010
Best DSLR ever The D3x is the best 35mm format DSLR ever bar none. It's resolution, image quality, color fidelity, build quality, etc are second to none. My only complaint is tahtnit is nearly impossible to keep the sensor clean. The camera badly needs a sensor cleaning system. July 16, 2010
Use for landscape photography This camera is absolutely superb for portrait/wedding shots. The image quality is stunning. But....I bought one to use mainly for landscape work with tilt and shift lenses for long trips or when carrying my view camera would be too heavy. In short, this camera, given what it is worth, is dreadful for landscape work. Specifically, it cannot accurately capture lovely tones or deep reds at dawn/dusk, and the image quality (in terms of breadth of colour, realistic colour, and tonal range) is vastly inferior to medium/large format film. This comment only applies to landscape work, especially at dawn/dusk. Much of the colour problem is, I think, to do with digital and the way the algorithms make up colour (so this is not specific to the D3X), but the leap up to the D3X is simply not worth it. I'd stick to film for landscape work, or something like the D3. July 16, 2010
Deeply disappointed Persistent, intermittent problem with the 'hot pixel' which sometimes shows the point of focus and sometimes (between 30 and 50% of the time) does not. This means that I cannot reliably control the point of autofocus. The body has been back for "repair" once and this did not fix the problem. I have been a loyal Nikon user for many years (F90X, F5, D2Xs, RS etc), but this time I am very disillusioned. July 20, 2010
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all nikon lenses will work with the D3X,
if you look in "Tech Specs" below the D3X photo, it will give you a list of compatible lenses...
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I assume the 18-55 was the kit lens supplied with the d40. It is a DX lens and when used on the d3x will shoot in DX crop mode. The 35-80 will work but you might want to get a 35 or 50mm prime lens.
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I believe all Nikkor lenses will work on the D3X, under "tech specs" it lists all the lenses that will work, which is all with few exceptions.
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Are you buying two lenes if you add a lens?

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The D3x does not come as a kit so you would have to buy lenses.
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There is not enough information to answer specifically.
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Does this come with lenses?

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No, and lenses that match this camera is all expensive.
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No it does not..
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How good this camera is to take pics at night?

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You may be better off with a D3s if you are concerned about low light photography. This camera is intended for uses where there is slightly more light, and more resolution is needed.
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Not Bad but if you are coming from a D700 you might be disappointed...
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D3x Supplied Accessories include Software Suite CD-ROM. Exactly what software is on the CD-ROM?

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I would ask Support and/or Service here on Nikon site
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In order to better assist you, please click on the link below:
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Answer Link: http://support.nikonusa.com/app/ans...
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Is the D3X compatible with UDMA 7 CF cards?

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Currently own a D3X, and don't know if I should purchase the new UDMA 7 cards.
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Good question for Service and Support or contact CF card manufacturer...
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Please click on the link below for information:
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How much longer will this camera be in production?

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The demand for this camera has been very high and currently we don’t have a time range for how long this model will be in production.
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The demand for this camera has been very high and currently we don’t have a time range for this model to be in production.
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Does the D3x allow matrix metering with AF-Nikkor and AF-Micro Nikkor lenses?

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I have a bag full of various AF-Nikkor lenses (20mm to 300mm, including 28-85 and 75-300 zooms and the 60 and 105 AF-Micro Nikkors) I purchased in the early-mid 1990's and have been using with my F4. These are not "D" lenses. My question is, would I get matrix metering and full auto-focus capability using these lenses with the D3x body? How about the D4? The D800? Ready to step up to a top quality digital SLR, and this question will be one of the determining factors in my choice. Many thanks for your reply.
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Here is list of lens information found in Tech Specs for this D3X...
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I would contact Service and Support if further questions.
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Please see page # 382 of the user's manual for the D3x regarding compatible lenses:
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Are there any firmware updates for the D3X in the last year?

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I shoot commercial product photography, 500-1000 shots a day. I shoot tethered into Lightroom 3.3 on an HP workstation PC. at least 3 times a week the tethered shooting quits and I have to restart the program to continue working. Lightroom itself doesn't crash, just the tethered shooting. My IT dept. thought it was something to do with our aggressive virus protection software, but it appears that's not it. I'm hoping others have had this problem on PCs with the D3X. I've never gotten a firmware update. I hope this may help. Thank you!
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Please click on the link below for the latest firmware:
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which lens suits for d3x &d3s?

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The right selection for a lens will depend a lot on the type of photography that you are interesting. Some photographers look for faster lenses (large aperture ex. F/2.8), wide angle, Telephoto, Macro or zoom lenses.
Please visit our website and use the lens finder tool in order for you to make your selection base on your needs.
http://www.nikonusa.com/Nikon-Produ...?
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