gGadget > Nikon® D3X Review – Page 2
As previously mentioned, the Nikon D3X comes with a full-frame CMOS sensor. CMOS sensors are the best kinds of sensors a camera can have and make a big difference in terms of image quality in comparison to CCD sensors, which are commonly used in less expensive camera’s. What’s special about the Nikon D3X’s sensor is that it offers a capture area of 24mm x 35.9mm, which allows the camera to capture 24.39 megapixel images. If you want more details in the photos you take, megapixels do matter. It should be noted that you have to switch the camera to FX format mode to be able to take 24.39 MP images. D3X owners have the option of switching between FX and DX mode. DX mode adjusts the sensor’s capture area to 16mm x 24mm and only allows the camera to take 10.48 megapixel images.
The Nikon D3X’s battery doesn’t disappoint. The camera’s battery allows photographers to take over 4,000 photos per battery charge. This means you don’t have to worry about charging your D3X very often. Since many less expensive DLSRs only offer around 500 shots per battery charge, this is a major plus. You can take your Nikon D3X on-the-go with you, and it will be pretty unlikely that its battery will go dead right when you need to take that perfect shot.
This high-end DLSR offers incredibly fast shutter speed capabilities. In fact, it can reach a shutter speed of 1/8000 of a second. The D3X’s super fast shutter speed capabilities allow photographers to capture clear shots of subjects that are moving at high speeds. Taking a clear picture of a runner, mid-run, as she crosses the finish line, for instance, is no problem on this camera.
A large sensor, mega-powerful battery, and fast shutter speed capabilities are just the beginning of what the Nikon D3X has to offer. Keep reading on the next page to find out more about this DLSR’s dynamic range, viewfinder coverage, and noise levels at high ISO speeds.