24.5 megapixel FX-format CMOS sensor
The sensor's 24.5 megapixels are only the beginning. No matter how you shoot—tightly controlled or on the fly—the camera's phenomenally wide dynamic range retains subtlety of shadow and highlight detail that contributes to breathtaking image fidelity, which can make the difference between good pictures and exceptional ones.
Astounding image quality
Approx. 138MB Processed NEF (RAW) File
The D3X captures the entire spectrum of color and every intricate detail, adding so much life and reality to your photos they rival real life. 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.
Greater shooting versatility
Two Live View shooting modes
Live View delivers tremendous creative freedom for a broad spectrum of shooting situations, from still life in a studio where precise focus is essential, to outdoor environments where you may not always be able to physically see your subject through the viewfinder. The D3X adds even more flexibility with two Live View modes: Tripod and Hand-held. With the Tripod Mode, acute focusing accuracy is easily confirmed with up to 27x magnification.
Powerful, wide-area coverage
The D3X’s fast, accurate 51-point autofocus system features 4 Dynamic AF modes, including 3D Focus Tracking, for autofocus precision and razor sharpness.
Rich image previewing
The D3X features an expansive 3-in. VGA LCD monitor with reinforced glass. Its approx. 921k-dot resolution assures clear, detailed display of images, which proves invaluable when confirming focus or assessing image sharpness.
Images with the X-factor
EXPEED image processing technologies
Images with the X-factor are what your clients expect and your reputation deserves. Nikon's EXPEED processing system is much more than a mere label or processing chip component. It’s designed specifically to meet the requirements of a 24.5-megapixel sensor. The results will exceed the expectations of any commercial or fine art photographer whose work requires extreme resolution, rich tonal gradation, outstanding color accuracy and remarkable detail.
Crisp photos in any light
Low noise ISO sensitivity from 100 to 1600
Designed for fashion, portrait and landscape shoots, where large image files and an extreme attention to detail are required, the D3X provides crisp and clear shots with a broad dynamic range. Expand the ISO sensitivity from Lo-1 (ISO 50 equivalent) to a higher setting of Hi-1 (ISO 3200 equivalent) or Hi-2 (ISO 6400 equivalent) for versatility and more detail in low light or night situations.
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. Stay on your toes and don’t miss a scene-stealing moment with continuous shooting of up to 5 frames per second, leaving you with countless colorful and astonishingly true to life pictures.
More accurate performance
The exclusive technology of the 1,005-Pixel 3D Color Matrix Metering II with Nikon’s Scene Recognition System provide intelligent auto exposure capabilities, along with refined auto white balance detection and faster, more accurate AF performance.
100% frame coverage
With approximately 100% frame coverage in the viewfinder, what you see is exactly what you capture. The specially coated glass pentagonal prism and precision-crafted finder screen offer not only a bright viewfinder image, but also enable you to easily confirm when a subject is in focus.