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Nikon D3

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  • 12.1mp FX-format  CMOS sensor
  • 9 fps at full FX resolution and up to 11 fps inthe DX Crop mode
  • ISO 200-6400  extendable up to 25,600 
  • 51-point AF with 3D Focus Tracking
  • Self-diagnostic shutter system, tested to 300,000 cycles
Nikon D3
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Nikon D3

Overview

Description by Nikon:

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A Nikon-original 12.1-megapixel FX-format (23.9 x 36mm) CMOS sensor, in concert with Nikon's exclusive digital image processing system, delivers breathtakingly rich image quality, while also reducing noise to unprecedented levels with even higher ISOs

Continuous shooting at up to 9 frames per second at full FX resolution and up to 11fps inthe DX Crop mode, offers uncompromised shooting speeds for fast-action and sports photography

Extreme Low-noise ISO range with Advanced Noise Reduction enables photographers to confidently select from 200-6400 ISO with an expanded range that includes Lo-1 (100 ISO)Hi-1 (12,800 ISO) and Hi-2 (25,600 ISO)

The 3.0-inch super density 920,000-dot VGA color monitor with 170-degree wide-angle viewing and tempered-glass protection makes it possible for even more critical image review

Fast, accurate 51-point autofocus with 3D Focus Tracking and three Dynamic AF modes deliver exacting autofocus precision at blazing speeds

Two LiveView shooting modes, Hand-held or Tripod, are perfect when shooting in a studio, remote situations or from challenging angles

Nikon's exclusive Scene Recognition System (SRS), with an improved 1,005-Pixel 3DColor Matrix Metering II, provides even more intelligent auto exposure capabilities, along with smarter auto white balance detection and faster, more accurate AF performance

Nikon's Self-diagnostic shutter system, tested to 300,000 cycles, is a clear indication of advanced engineering and durable construction

New Picture Control settings give photographers dramatically advanced color control with 4 preset options: Standard, Neutral, Vivid and Monochrome, as well as 9 customizable settings

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Specifications

DXO Mark
DXO Color Depth: 
23.5bits
DXO Dynamic Range: 
12.2Ev
DXO Low Light Performance: 
2290 ISO
Image Sensor
Image Sensor Type : 
CMOS sensor, 23.9 x 36.0 mm
Effective Pixels: 
12.1 Megapixels
Total Pixels: 
12.9Megapixels
Intelligent Orientation Sensor: 
Yes
Sensor has dust removal: 
No
Sensor Stabilization
Stabilization details: 
No
Image Processor
Image Processor Type : 
EXPEED digital image processing concept
Lenses
Lens Mount: 
Nikon F mount
Focal Length details: 
FX format quivalent to angle produced by lens focal length (1.5 times when DX format is selected)
Storage
Memory Card Type Details: 
2x CompactFlash(TM) (Type I/II, compliant with UDMA); Microdrives
Exposure Control
Metering Mode: 
TTL full-aperture exposure metering using 1,005-pixel RGB sensor Combined with CPU and AI1) 3D Color Matrix Metering II (type G and D lenses); Color Matrix Metering II (other CPU lenses); Color Matrix Metering (non-CPU lenses if user provides lens data) 2) Center-weighted: Weight of 75 percent given to 8-, 15- or 20-mm circle in center of frame, or weighting based on average of entire frame3) Spot: Meters 4-mm circle (about 1.5 percent of frame) centered on selected focus area (on center focus area when non-CPU lens is used)
Metering Range Details: 
1) 0 to 20 EV (Matrix or center-weighted metering)2) 2 to 20 EV (Spot metering) (ISO 100 equivalent, f/1.4 lens, at 20 degrees C/68 degrees F)
Exposure Compensation Details: 
plus or minus 5 EV in increments of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV
Exposure Compensation Braketing: 
Exposure and/or flash bracketing (2 to 9 exposures in increments of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 or 1 EV)
AE Lock: 
Yes
Shutter Type : 
Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter
Shutter Speed: 
1/8,000 to 30 sec. in steps of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV; Bulb
Shooting Modes: 
1) Programmed Auto (P) with Flexible program2) Shutter-Priority Auto (S)3) Aperture-Priority Auto (A)4) Manual (M)5) Live VIew
Drive Modes: 
1) Single-frame [S] mode2) Continuous low-speed [CL] mode: 1-9 frames per second*3) Continuous high-speed [CH] mode: 9 fps (9-11 fps with DX format)*4) LiveView [LV] mode5) Self-timer mode6) Mirror-up [Mup] mode *With Continuous-servo AF, S or M exposure mode, shutter speed 1/250 s or faster; other settings are set at Default
Continuous shooting: 
9.0 fps
Continuous Shooting Details: 
9 frames per second [FX format(36 x 24)/5:4 (30 x 24)]/approx. 11 fps [DX format (24 x 16)]
Self Timer : 
Electronically controlled timer with duration of 2, 3, 10 or 20 sec.
ISO Sensitivity: 
ISO 200 to 6,400 in steps of 1/3, 1/2, or 1 EV; sensitivity decreases approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, or 1 (ISO 100 equivalent) EV below ISO 200, and increases approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, 1 (ISO 12,800 equivalent), or 2 (ISO 25,600 equivalent) EV over ISO 6,400
White Balance
White Balance Settings: 
Auto (TTL white balance with main image sensor and 1,005-pixel RGB sensor); Seven manual modes can be preset with fine-tuning; color temperature setting
White Balance Personal: 
NULL
White Balance Bracketing: 
2 to 9 exposures in increments of 1, 2 or 3
Focusing
Focusing Type Details: 
TTL phase detection Nikon Multi-CAM 3500FX, AF fine adjustment possible.
AF System Points: 
51 points
AF System Points Details: 
51 focus points (15 cross-type sensors)
AF Working Range Details: 
-1 to +19 EV (ISO 100 at 20 degree C/68 degree F)
AF Modes: 
1) Single-point AF2) Dynamic AF [number of AF areas: 9, 21, 51, 51 (3D-tracking)]3) Automatic-area AFA) Autofocus: Single-servo AF (S); continuous-servo AF (C); focus tracking automatically activated according to subject status, (D)Focal-plane contrast [in LiveView (Tripod) mode]LiveView: Handheld mode: TLL phase-difference AF with 51 focus areas (15 cross-type sensors) Tripod mode: focal-plane contrast AF on a desired point within a specific areaB) Manual focus (M) with electronic rangefinder
Predictive AF: 
Yes
AF lock : 
Focus can be locked by pressing AE-L/AF-L button or by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-point AF in AF-S)
Manual Focus : 
-
Closest Focusing Distance : 
-
AF Assist Beam : 
External Speedlight only
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type Details: 
SLR-type with fixed eye-level pentaprism
Viewfinder Coverage Details: 
100%
Viewfinder Magnification Details: 
Approx. 0.7x (50mm f/1.4 lens at infinity; -1.0 m-1)
Viewfinder Eyepoint Details: 
18 mm (-1.0 m-1)
Viewfinder Dioptre Correction : 
-3 to +1 m-1
Viewfinder Focusing Screen : 
B-type BrightView Clear Matte Screen II with Superimposed focus bracketsand On-demand grid lines
Depth of Field Preview: 
depth-of-field preview button
Monitor
Rear Screen Details: 
3 in., approx. 920,000-dot (VGA), 170-degree wide-viewing angle TFT LCD
Tiltable Monitor: 
Yes
Coverage: 
100 percent
Brightness: 
brightness adjustment possible
Flash
Flash Hotshoe: 
Yes
Flash Hotshoe Details: 
Standard ISO 518 hot-shoe contact with safety lock / ISO 519 standard terminal
Built in Flash: 
No
Flash Modes: 
1) Front-curtain sync (normal), 2) Slow sync, 3) Rear-curtain sync, 4) Red-eye reduction, 5) Redeye reduction with slow syncA) TTL flash control with 1,005-pixel RGB sensor; i-TTL balanced fill-flash and standard i-TTL fill-flash available with SB-800, 600 or 400B) Auto aperture (AA): Available with SB-800 and CPU lensC) Non-TTL auto (A): Available with SB-800, 28, 27 or 22sD) Range-priority manual (GN): Available with SB-800
Flash Xsync: 
X=1/250 s; flash synchronization at up to 1/250 sec
Redeye Reduction: 
Yes
Guide Number: 
-
Media Types / Sizes
Image Sizes: 
FX format (36 x 24): 4,256 x 2,832 (L), 3,184 x 2,120 (M), 2,128 x 1,416 (S) 5:4 (30 x 24): 3,552 x 2,832 (L), 2,656 x 2,120 (M), 1,776 x 1,416 (S)DX format (24 x 16): 2,784 x 1,848 (L), 2,080 x 1,384 (M), 1,392 x 920 (S)
Still Image Format: 
Compressed 12/14-bit NEF (RAW, Lossless compressed): approx. 60-80 percent Compressed 12/14-bit NEF (RAW, Compressed): approx. 45-60 percent JPEG: JPEG-baseline-compliant; can be selected from Size priority and Optimal quality, TIFF (RGB)
Movie: 
-
Movie Format: 
-
Movie Length: 
-
Other Features
Firmware Update: 
Update possible by the user.
Histogram: 
Yes , RGB
Photo Effects: 
Four setting options: Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome; each option can be adjusted
Menu Languages: 
Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish
Software: 
Capture NX Software, Camera Control Pro 2 Software, Image Authentication Software
Accessories
Lenses: 
1) Type G or D AF Nikkor: All functions supported2) DX AF Nikkor: All functions supported except FX-format (36x24)/5:4 (30x24) image size 3) AF Nikkor other than type G or D*2: All functions supported except 3D Color Matrix Metering II 4) AI-P Nikkor: All functions supported except autofocus and 3D Color Matrix Metering II 5) Non-CPU AI Nikkor: Can be used in exposure modes A and M; electronic rangefinder can be used if maximum aperture is f/5.6 or faster; Color Matrix Metering and aperture value display supported if user provides lens data*1. IX Nikkor lenses cannot be used *2. Excluding lenses for F3AF.
Connectivity
Computer Interface: 
Hi-speed USB
Other Conection Interface: 
NTSC or PAL; simultaneous playback from both the video output and on the LCD monitor available, Supports HDMI version 1.3a; Type A connector is provided as HDMI output terminal; simultaneous playback from both the HDMI output terminal and on the LCD monitor not available
Power Source
Power Source: 
One EN-EL4a/EL4 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
Battery Life: 
Aprox. 2500 to 3000 shots on a single charge
AC Power: 
EH-6 AC Adapter
Physical Specifications
Body Materials: 
Magnesium alloy
Weather Sealing Details: 
Yes
Width: 
159mm
Height: 
157mm
Depth: 
87mm
Weight: 
Approx. 2.7 lb. (1,240 g) without battery, memory card, body cap or accessory shoe cover
OperatingEnvironment: 
0 - 40 °C / 32 - 104 °F

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