Nikon D3X 24.5MP FX CMOS Digital SLR with 3.0-Inch LCD (Body Only)
Nikon is proud to announce the brand new 24.5-megapixel FX-format (35.9 x 24.0mm) D3X camera! Joining the award-winning 12.1-megapixel D3, 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 more than the ability to capture extreme fidelity, detail and nuance in ways now made possible with all the amazing D3X.
Nikon Extreme Digital SLR Image Quality
In the studio or on location, the D3X faithfully captures NEF (RAW) files that, when processed, are approximately 138 MB! Obviously, neither a Nikon 24.5-megapixel FX-format CMOS sensor nor 138 MB files are of worth unless they deliver truly superior image quality. Plus 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 produces continuous shooting at approximately five fps possible. In addition, the D3X’s ISO sensitivity array of 100 to 1600 (with Lo1, 50 and Hi 2 approximately 6400) is mindful from the needs of photographers devoted to commercial, fashion and fine art photography.
Nikon Professional D-SLR System Synergy
Nikon engineers recognize that the requirements of professional photographers vary using their assignments. Nikon also understands that a photographer's workflow can be seriously influenced by cameras with widely dissimilar handling, and that's why the D3X took its design cues from the enormously successful D3. Logical and familiar control layout integrates with rugged, reliable construction. And just 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, together with razorsharp, 27x magnification for fast, critical confirmation of focus in a couple of Live View modes, which contribute to the D3X’s professional potency.
Owned a D3 for just one and a half a number of traded looking for the D3x after trying out the newest model to get a day. My review is not about price - for that record I do believe Nikon stretched the barrier about the cost with this that i am unhappy about - but as far as performance goes I'm happy. The D3x results is are perceptibly superior for landscape and macro photography - which can be what I typically shoot - even on just A3+ prints.... in order to that is amazing the outcomes would be that greater for larger sizes. In the same way lots of you, I have also read arguments on the web re the megapixel myth ad nauseam and was half convinced about this but nothing speaks as clearly as prints (and i am comparing studio shots of the identical subject taken with all the two different cameras).
Have not tried the D3x for sports photography yet but I suspect that unless you are shooting either motor-sports or skiing, the moderately slower 5fps in large FX mode in contrast to the 7fps for your D3 will not be an issue.
Furthermore, i spent a day with the Sony Alpha-900 given that will be the only other player in the similar mega-pixel category. The output was all right but overall not inside the same league since the D3x in terms of handling, quality and so forth (I'm probably biased much like me very acquainted with Nikon controls - just found the Sony too 'fiddly' and 'plasticky' and couldn't see myself spending hours by using it without getting irritated).
Early days with all the camera but to date it seems like one of the better DSLR's Personally i have tried specially when the medium format alternatives would involve rendering my large pile of Nikon lenses useless and also the rc could be prohibitive. As said before the D3x prices are an alternative issue altogether and i believe the right cost would have been around $2K lower......will update when and if I discover any shortfalls or glitches.