gGadget > Nikon®D3X Review
The Nikon D3X is the most recent Nikon release in the Nikon DX series. It’s been on the market since 2008, and it is the successor of the Nikon D2X. Like its successor, the Nikon D3X is a DLSR that’s primarily marketed to serious, professional photographers, and it’s a DLSR that boasts the ability to take incredibly high quality, high resolution images. Its $8,000 price tag means it’s definitely not an entry-level camera, and its price is the major reason this camera has never really become a crowd favorite.
Reviewers and well-off photographers will tell you that the Nikon D3X offers unparalleled image quality, due mostly to the camera’s 36 x 23.9 mm CMOS sensor, which offers a resolution of 24.5 megapixels. If crisp, clear, highly detailed photos are what you’re after, the Nikon D3X can deliver. But since less expensive cameras with similar resolution options have come out in the last couple of years, you may be wondering if investing in the D3X is worth it. Nikon built the D3X to go down in history as one of the best DLSRs in terms of picture quality, and the D3X has quite a few things going for it in addition to its full-frame sensor.
There are rumors that the Nikon D4X, the D3X’s successor, will be released in 2013. Nikon hasn’t officially specified a release date for the D4X yet, but the hype is already starting to surface. Until the D4X is released, the D3X will remain Nikon’s flagship, high-end camera. In many ways, the D3X was revolutionary in terms of sensor size and resolution. And we can expect that the D4X will be revolutionary in that respect as well.
The Nikon D3X is undeniably one of the best cameras for professional photographers on the market, and brings a lot to the table when it comes to specs. On the next few pages of this review, we’ll fill you in on the Nikon D3X’s key features and some of its drawbacks. Keep reading on the next page to find out more about the D3X’s sensor, battery, and shutter speed.