Nikon D3X summary
Nikon D3X is Nikon's Pro DSLR digital camera first introduced on February of 2009. It comes with a 25 MegaPixel, CMOS Full frame sized sensor and has a full resolution of 6048 x 4032.
The D3X ranks at #11 out of 35 in Pro DSLR cameras & over all #190 out of 1422 for digital cameras in our collection. Please try out our Advanced camera finder to get camera results based on your customized requirements.
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Nikon D3X history
The Nikon D3X is part of a family of products. You can see the detailed range below.
Nikon D3X Gallery
You can see the D3X from different angles in the gallery below.
Nikon D3X Pros and Cons
Below is a list of positives and negatives of the Nikon D3X based on aspects that are generally regarded as important in a digital camera.
Nikon D3X Sensor info
The Nikon D3X houses the Expeed chip. The dimension of the sensor on the Nikon D3X is 35.9mm x 24mm (Full frame). The 862 mm² sensor has the ability to capture 6048 x 4032 pixels at aspect ratios of 3:2.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The CMOS sensor has 25 megapixels and gives a standard ISO range of 100 to 1600. This ISO can be expanded electronically to 50 to 6400. RAW format is saved which means that the user has wider room to maneuver in post.
The graphic below illustrates the D3X's sensor dimensions in comparison to other popular sizes. The D3X sensor has a crop factor of 1 and is outlined in green.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
To get a sense of different aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.
Nikon D3X dimensions
Nikon D3X weighs 2.78 pounds (1,260g / 44.45 ounces) & has outside size of 160mm x 157mm x 88mm (6.3" x 6.2" x 3.5"). The weight of average Pro DSLR camera is 1,280g and the Nikon D3X is similar in comparison with various rivals.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
Listed below is a pic of the Nikon D3X beside a softdrink to help you get a sense of its scale.
The top view below will show you the button layout on the D3X.
Nikon D3X Lens info
The D3X fits the Nikon F mount and has 308 lenses available in the market. Below is a small number of the lenses we have in our collection which will fit the D3X.
Nikon D3X Connectivity
The D3X has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- HDMI Yes
- GPS Yes
Digital cameras that incorporate NFC or Bluetooth support are able to be used wirelessly with smartphones. You can send files and sometimes change settings without the hassle of connecting straight to the camera.
Many applications even enable a Liveview and release the shutter if you are not near the camera. If the camera boasts a HDMI port, it can easily be connected to an external monitor. Nearly all cameras will allow you to recharge the battery pack using the USB port.
Nikon D3X Video info
Nikon D3X does not capture video. If you are shopping for a digital camera to take only pictures, this might not be a concern.
Nikon D3X Weather Sealing
Nikon D3X has weather proofing making it a great option for use in challenging places. This can be particularly valuable any time you are unsure about the elements you may face in outdoor photography.
Nikon D3X Screen and Viewfinder
The Nikon D3X comes with a 3 inch fixed display boasting a resolution of 920 thousand dots.
Sadly the display isn't a touch screen. The D3X also includes a Top LCD screen so that you can instantly see the camera's settings.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
The View Finder specs for Nikon D3X are the following:
- ViewFinder Optical (pentaprism)
- ViewFinder Coverage 100%
- ViewFinder Magnification 0.7x
Viewfinders can be very helpful in bright outdoor situations which can easily make the camera screen washed out and very difficult to see.
Nikon D3X Shutter info
Nikon D3X has the ability to shoot continuously at 5.0 fps. The highest shutter speed is 1/8000 seconds.
Nikon D3X Flash and Hot shoe info
Nikon D3X features external flash support but is without built in flash. The highest flash sync speed is 1/250 seconds.
Nikon D3X Autofocus info
Nikon D3X features both Phase Detect AF plus Contrast Based AF. Phase Detection focusing is a lot more faster & exact compared with Contrast Based focusing.
It comes with 51 focus points to pick from. Nikon D3X comes with manual focusing if needed in low light situations or you need more accurate control on focusing.
Nikon D3X Battery life
The battery life (EN-EL4a) for the Nikon D3X is made to last for 4400 photos with respect to the CIPA requirements which is above average in comparison to its category. The average Pro DSLR camera battery life is 2438. Nikon D3X has the best (4400) battery life in this type of cameras.
Underneath is a number of Pro DSLR cameras which have the highest battery life:
Nikon D3X for specific forms of photography
The following bar chart indicates a outline of the Nikon D3X for specific forms of photography. To read more, browse to the specific section below.
Nikon D3X as a Portrait photography camera
The Nikon D3X receives a rating of 81 which is great, and means the camera is a superb fit to use for portrait photos. Shooting portrait photos leans greatly towards sensor dimension, RAW support together with the capability to use off-camera lighting.
Nikon D3X as a Street photography camera
Coming in at a moderate points total of 57, the Nikon D3X is reasonably adequate to use in street photography. A good street photography camera has a good balance of image quality plus portability.
Nikon D3X Sports photography information
A above average sports photography score of 72 suggests the Nikon D3X is a good choice for photographing sports. A camera really should have great autofocus plus fast shutter speeds for sports photography.
Nikon D3X Travel photography information
Portability is very crucial when choosing a camera for travel. On the whole, the Nikon D3X gets a very good 64 as a travelling camera which is a respectable fit to take with you on your travels.
Nikon D3X Landscape photography advice
For anyone who is looking to pick a digital camera for landscape pictures, the most significant factor is going to be image quality. The Nikon D3X at it's awesome score of 77 as a landscape camera is a awesome choice amongst its rivals.
Vlogging with Nikon D3X
A camera for vlogging should really have a articulating display, microphone port and if possible image stabilization. Taking all things into account, the Nikon D3X is simply not suitable as a vlog camera as it receives a lousy score of 9.
Nikon D3X Alternatives
If you are searching for replacements to the D3X, here is a number of the top scored cameras which fall into the family of Pro DSLR.
The line graph here will give you a summary of the D3X compared to it's top ranked competitors listed previously.
There are a bunch of cameras you might see as alternate options. To browse through a detailed comparison, simply click on the "compare" link.