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Product Overview

Overall rating:


Nikon D3x

Overall score:94%
Image Quality:95%


  • Incredible resolution, image quality up to ISO 1600, handling and performance


  • No dust control, no built-in flash, auto WB not foolproof, that price tag!


Nikon D3x Review


Price as reviewed:



With the D3x Nikon has finally joined Canon in the exclusive 20 Megapixel Club, and it was worth the wait. The D3x is a stunning camera that pushes the boundaries of DSLR performance to a new level. It isn’t perfect, though, in particular, the omission of any form of built-in dust control is a major disappointment.

Is it better than the D3? Well, that depends. If you shoot landscapes, or work in the studio, then yes it is. If you shoot sports, or in dimly lit jazz clubs, you’re still better off with a D3. It’s horses for courses. The bottom line is that if you want the finest image quality at the highest possible resolution, the D3x is now the best camera of its kind. To better it you’ll have to blow £10k on a medium format outfit, or wait and see what Canon does next.

Buy this camera now !


ISO:100-1600 (extendable to 50-6400)
White Balance:7 presets, Auto, manual Kelvin scale
Memory Card:Dual Compact Flash slots
Shutter Type:Focal Plane
Built-in Flash:No
Lens Mount:Nikon F
Exposure Comp:+/- 5EV in 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV steps
Cable Release:Optional cable or wireless remote
Compression:JPEG: 3 levels NEF: 3 levels
PC Socket:Yes
Viewfinder Type:Eye-Level Pentaprism
Output Size:6048 x 4032pixels
Field of View:100%
LCD:3in, 920k dot LCD
Colour Temp Control:Kelvin (2500-10,000)
AF Points:51 (inc 15 cross-type sensors)
White Balance Bracket:Yes, 2-9 exposures
Max Flash Sync:1/250sec
Sensor:24.5MP CMOS
Focal Length Mag:1x (FX mode) / 1.5x (DX mode)
DoF Prview:Yes
Dust Reduction:No
Metering System:3D Color Matrix Metering II, centreweighted, spot
Exposure Modes:PASM
Built-in Image Stabilisation:No, VR lenses must be used
Connectivity:USB 2.0/ HDMI
Live Mode:Contrast / Phase Detect AF modes
Weight:1220g (exc lens, battery, cards)
Power:EN-EL4a LiIon battery, AC Adaptor
Shutter Speeds:30s-1/8000sec, Bulb
Colour Space:sRGB, Adobe RGB
Drive Mode:Single, Continuous L/H, ST
Focusing Modes:Single, Cont (with Tracking), Manual
  1. 1. Introduction
  2. 2. Features
  3. 3. Performance
  4. 4. Image Quality
  5. 5. Value For Money
  6. 6. Verdict
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