Nikon

Nikon D3

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Key specs

  • CMOS
  • Full format
  • 36 x 23.9 mm
  • 12 megapixels
  • 4256, 2832 px
  • Nikon F, Nikon DX, Nikon FX
  • Contrast Detect (sensor), Phase Detect, Multi-area, Selective single-point, Single, Continuous, Live View
  • 3 in
  • no
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Nikon D3 Full Specifications

Sensor

CMOS
FX
36 x 23.9 mm
13 Mpx
12 Mpx
5:4, 3:2
4256, 2832
3184x2120, 2128x1416
Expeed

Image

100
25600
100
25600
4256, 2832
12
Auto, Cloudy, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Manual, Shade, Sunny
Yes
JPG, RAW, TIF
Black&White, Neutral, Vivid
No
No
RAW
No
Yes

Optics and focus

Nikon F
1 x
No
Auto/Manual
Yes
Continuous Auto Focus, Servo Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus
Yes
Yes
Yes
51
51
Lens based only
Yes

Screen and viewfinder

3.00 in
Fixed
LCD
922000
No
Yes
Optical
100 %
0.7 x
0.71 in
Yes

Photography features

Electronic
30 sec
1/8000 sec
Yes
Yes
2
5
-5
1/3, 1/2
Yes
Yes
2, 5, 10, 20
Yes
1/250s
Yes
Redeye Reduction, Slow Sync
Hot shoe, PC terminal
i-TTL
Yes
11.0 fps
Yes
Yes
custom
9 fps
9 fps
0.3 - 1.0±EV

Videography features

No
Not supported
NTSC, PAL
Highlights, Slide show, Thumbnails

Design

SLR
Aluminum-magnesium
Black
No
Yes

Dimensions

2.73 lb
6.28 in
6.18 in
3.44 in

Storage

CF, CF Type II, MicroDrive
2
Compact Flash Type I/II
DCF 2.0, DPOF, Exif 2.21

Power

Battery
4300
Lithium-Ion
1
Y

Connectivity

Yes
2.0
Yes
No
No
No

Other features

Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Trimming

Nikon D3 Online reviews


The professional Nikon D 'single digit' series of digital SLR's started life back in June 1999 with the groundbreaking D1. Groundbreaking because it was the digital SLR that broke Kodak's stranglehold on the digital SLR market and fundamentally brought prices down to a level which most professionals could afford (around the US$5,500 mark). Since then we have seen a steady progression in the evolution of this line of cameras. Whilst the core values of a high quality full-size body with integrated grip have remained constant, the line split into two halves (indicated by the X and H suffixes), one targeted at high resolution photography the other high speed sports type photography (lower resolution but faster continuous shooting). It's been almost three years since Nikon introduced a...Read more


The D3 is positioned as a pro camera, priced and marketed to those whose livelihood depends on consistently creating the best possible images, be they photojournalists, sports or fashion photographers. The two things that someone who makes a living in photography looks for in any new camera is quality and "what can this camera do for me?"Read more


Nikon's new D3 and D300 have finally been announced, much to the delight of Nikon users and adoring fans, but really, it's Nikon who's the most relieved to have finally made the D3 and D300 official. Now, Nikon finally has what it needs to make a huge step forward.Read more