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Nikon's D3X Is Latest Flagship FX-Format DSLR

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Nikon has unveiled the D3X, its latest flagship-level FX-format digital SLR. The D3X provides commercial-quality image performance with its 24.5-megapixel CMOS censor.

At full resolution, users can shoot at speeds up to 5 frames per second (fps). Images are stored on 14-bit files, which, when processed, are approximately 138MB in size. Image files can be recorded as TIFF, JPEG or NEF (RAW) formats in either 12- or 14-bit compressed or uncompressed formats, and recorded to UDMA-compatible CompactFlash cards.

The D3X also offers the option to shoot in the 5:4 crop mode with 20.4-megapixel resolution. While using DX-format lenses, faster continuous shooting of up to 7 fps can be achieved at a resolution of 10.5 megapixels.

The D3X provides photographers with an ISO range of 100 to 1600, expandable to 50 (Lo-1) and 6400 (Hi-2).

Just like the D3, the D3X achieves a start-up time of a mere 0.12 second and a shutter release time lag of 0.04 second.

The D3X leverages Nikon's core technologies, including an enhanced Expeed image processing system, faster processing speeds, lower power consumption and an advanced noise-processing function.

The camera also features Nikon's Scene Recognition System, 3D Color Matrix Metering II and Active D-Lighting. Prior to shooting, users can choose from extra-high, high, normal, low or off settings, as well as an auto mode.

Additionally, the D3X features Nikon's exclusive Multi-CAM 3500FX focus module with 51 autofocus points, 15 cross-type sensors and 36 horizontal sensors that track and lock onto moving subjects.

The autofocus function allows the user to zoom in up to 27x on the 3-inch super-density LCD screen to ensure critical focus. While in Live View, the graphic indication of a virtual horizon is also available, making it easier than ever to confirm camera orientation.

The D3X is fully compatible with Nikon's Creative Lighting System and the GP-1 GPS receiver. Photographers can shoot tethered via USB, or use the WT-4a wireless transmitter to send images wirelessly. D3X is compatible with more than 50 Nikkor lenses and can capture up to 4,400 shots per single charge of the camera's lithium ion battery. The Nikon D3X has an estimated selling price of $7,999.

Additional Info

  • Company: Nikon
  • Company Phone #: 800-626-4566