What do you get for six grand these days? Let’s find out..
But there are those professionals who do demand the extra resolution that can only be achieved by having more pixels, such as studio, commercial, landscape, stock, and various other photographers who need large image files and rarely shoot handheld or above ISO 100. These users have, up until now, used Canon.
Now Nikon has finally turned its attention to these resolution junkies and released a 24MP version of the D3. Some may say it’s at least three years too late, but better late than never.
The D3x is identical in almost every way to the D3 except for the sensor, and for two consequences of those extra pixels: a more restricted ISO range and slower burst speed.
Oh, and there’s one more very big difference of course, the whopping £6,000 price tag. This is almost double the current street price of the D3 and £1,000 more than its direct rival, the Canon EOS 1Ds Mk III. It’s also three times the current price of the 24MP Sony Alpha 900, upon whose sensor the D3x chip is based.