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Nikon D3X Professional Digital SLR Camera - Body Only

  • 24.5 Megapixel Full Frame FX CMOS Sensor
  • 3.0” LCD Monitor
  • EXPEED Image Processor
  • HD 1280 x 720 Video Recording
  • 51-Point Autofocus
  • Dual CF Card Slots
  • ISO 100-1600 (Expandable to 50-6400)
  • Scene Recognition System
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This exciting new camera employs a Nikon FX-format CMOS imaging sensor (35.9 x 24.0 mm) with an imaging area equivalent to 35mm film, and its 24.5 effective megapixels deliver images of striking quality and resolution. Designed to meet the demands of a growing multitude of serious professionals, such as studio photographers, for whom exquisite detail is a vital part of their work, the D3X achieves resolution comparable to medium-format cameras -with an entirely new level of operating ease. It’s perfect for the broadest range of detailed work, from fashion and product shootings, to weddings, architecture, landscapes and large poster production. And it shares the robust body structure of the D3, for superior mobility and operation in virtually any shooting environment, indoors or out.

24.5 Megapixel FX-format CMOS sensor - covers an area of 35.9 x 24.0 mm to achieve truly amazing resolution. Pixel characteristics have been optimised to provide a higher S/N ratio and wider dynamic range by securing a greater amount of light received by each pixel, thereby reducing lost highlights and shadows, and ensuring smoother tone reproduction with minimised noise.

Wide sensitivity range starting at ISO 100 - from ISO 100, suitable for stroboscopic setting in studio shoots, to ISO 1600. It realises superior image quality with less noise at ISO 1600 as well as at low sensitivity settings. What’s more, the sensitivity range can be increased by two stops (up to ISO 6400 equivalent) and decreased by one stop (down to ISO 50 equivalent), offering an even greater diversity of shooting possibilities.

EXPEED Image Processor - specially optimised for the D3X, provides superior image quality, faster processing speeds and lower power consumption. This advanced system achieves precise colour reproduction for the broadest spectrum of hues, plus vivid saturation and smooth gradation, conveying colours as you see them, even with the slight changes in colour tones you perceive.

High-speed performance - the D3X achieves a start-up time of 0.12 second and a shutter release time lag of 0.04 second. It delivers a continuous shooting speed of approx. 5 frames per second in FX format (36 x 24) or 5:4 (30 x 24), and 7 frames per second in DX format (24 x 16).

Scene Recognition System - Nikon’s exclusive 1,005-pixel RGB sensor precisely reads brightness and colour information to raise the overall accuracy of AF, AE, i-TTL flash control and auto white balance to new heights.

Lateral chromatic aberration reduction - creates images with a clear periphery using original image processing technology to significantly reduce color aberrations

Active D-Lighting - automatically regulates the dynamic range of high-contrast scenes, pulling out shadow details and preserving highlights while maintaining proper contrast.

Picture Control System - offers four kinds of Picture Controls: Standard, Neutral, Vivid, and Monochrome. Choose one and use as is, or adjust image creation factors (Sharpening, Contrast, Brightness, Saturation, and Hue). Optional Picture Controls (Portrait, Landscape, D2XMODE I, D2XMODE II and D2XMODE III) are available at the Nikon website for downloading and installation to your camera.

Multi-CAM 3500FX AF sensor module – All 51 focus points, including the 15 cross-type sensors located at the centre, are effective in all AF NIKKOR lenses with a maximum aperture of f/5.6 or larger. Three AF-area modes — Single point, Dynamic-area AF and Auto-area AF — are available to maximise the use of the 51 focus points by selecting the most suitable one to match subject conditions. Moreover, in Scene Recognition System, subject identification and tracking information is applied to improve subject acquisition performance in Dynamic-area AF mode and focusing accuracy for human subjects in Auto-area AF mode.

Bright 100% Viewfinder - The D3X’s large prism gives you the FX-format visual advantage when you shoot. The viewfinder image is not only larger and brighter, but the focusing screen is also carefully designed to help you to more intuitively sense sharp focus, be it manual or autofocus.

Dual CF card slots - The CompactFlash (CF) card slots are UDMA-compatible for high-speed data transfer. With the double slot, you can choose from Continuous recording, Backup recording and RAW + JPEG Separation recording (records the same image in RAW and JPEG on different cards). You can also copy the data from one card to another.

Two Live View modes - In Handheld mode, which allows the frame to be recomposed prior to actual shooting, ordinary TTL phase-difference AF using all 51 AF points is activated. Tripod mode is designed for precise focus with still subjects and tripod stabilisation; It allows focal-plane contrast AF on a desired point within a specific area.

3.0-in. 920k LCD monitor - large, 3-inch LCD monitor with ultra-high resolution of approx. 920k-dots (VGA). Enlarged playback images also appear in extremely high resolution for easy focus confirmation. The wide viewing angle of 170° makes it easy to check composition in Live View shooting for both high and low angles.

Superior Durability - Magnesium alloy is used for the exterior cover, chassis and mirror box to ensure light weight and rugged reliability. Strict O-ring sealing at critical connected parts effectively restricts dust and moisture. The shutter unit, developed and manufactured by Nikon, employs a new material (carbon fibre/Kevlar® hybrid) for the shutter blades, guaranteeing excellent durability through 300,000-cycle release tests with the shutter actually loaded. Precision is also maintained with a shutter monitor.

Long-life battery - using EN-EL4a rechargeable batteries you can expect long battery life, shooting up to 4,400 images per charge.

Electronic virtual horizon - available in Live View shooting

AF fine adjustment – precisely fine tune your lenses with the camera’s autofocus using the AF fine adjustment.

Three sensing areas - FX format (36 x 24), DX format (24 x 16), and 5:4 (30 x 24)Vignette Control - effectively prevents reduction of light at the periphery
Type of Camera Single-lens reflex digital camera
Effective Pixels 24.5 million
Image Sensor Nikon FX format (35.9 x 24.0 mm) CMOS sensor
Image Size (Pixels) FX format (36 x 24): 6,048 x 4,032 [L], 4,544 x 3,024 [M], 3,024 x 2,016 [S] DX format (24 x 16): 3,968 x 2,640 [L], 2,976 x 1,976 [M], 1,984 x 1,320 [S] 5:4 (30 x 24): 5,056 x 4,032 [L], 3,792 x 3,024 [M], 2,528 x 2,016 [S]
Sensitivity ISO 100 to 1,600 in steps of 1/3, or 1 EV, plus LO-0.3, LO-0.7, LO-1, HI-0.3, HI-0.7, HI-1 and HI-2
File Format NEF (12 or 14-bit lossless compressed, compressed, or uncompressed RAW), TIFF (RGB), JPEG (Baseline-compliant)
File System Compliant DCF 2.0, DPOF, Exif 2.21 and PicBridge
Storage Media CompactFlash™ (CF) Card (Type I/II, compliant with UDMA) and Microdrive™
Shooting Modes 1) Single-frame [S] mode, 2) Continuous Low-speed [CL] mode, 3) Continuous High-speed [CH] mode, 4) Live View [LV] mode, 5) Self-timer mode, 6) Mirror-up [Mup] mode
White Balance 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 bracketing: 2 to 9 exposures in increments of 1, 2 or 3
LCD Monitor Size 3-in
LCD Monitor 3.0", 920,000-dot low-temperature polysilicon TFT LCD, allows up to 170-degree wide viewing angle
Playback Function 1) Full frame, 2) Thumbnail, 3) Zoom, 4) Slideshow, 5) Histogram indication, 6) Shooting data, 7) Highlight point display, 8) Auto image rotation, 9)Image comment
Delete Function 1) Card format, 2) All frames delete, 3) Selected frames delete
I/O Terminal NTSC or PAL (selectable); simultaneous playback from both the video output and on the LCD monitor available, HDMI Type A connector
Interface USB 2.0 (High-speed): Mass Storage and PTP selectable
Picture Angle (in 35mm [135] format equivalent) Equivalent to angle produced by lens focal length (1.5 times when DX format is selected)
ViewFinder Type Optical
Viewfinder Fixed eye-level pentaprism; built-in diopter adjustment (-3 to +1.0 m-1), Eyepiece shutter provided
Eyepoint 18 mm (-1.0 m-1)
Focusing Screen Type B BriteView Clear Matte VI screen
Viewfinder Frame Coverage/Magnification (with 50mm lens at infinity; -1.0 m-1) Approx. 100%/ Approx. 0.7x
Reflex Mirror Automatic, instant-return type
Lens Aperture Instant-return type, with Depth-of-field preview button
Autofocus TTL phase detection, 51 focus points (15 cross-sensors) by Nikon Multi-CAM 3500FX autofocus module; Detection range: -1 to +19 EV (ISO 100 at 20°C/68°F); Focal-plane contrast [in Liveview (Tripod) mode]
Focus Modes 1) Single-servo AF (AF-S), 2) Continuous-servo AF (AF-C), 3) Focus tracking automatically activated according to subject status, 4) Manual focus (M) with electronic rangefinder can be selected from 51 focus area
Focus Lock Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (Single-servo AF) or by pressing AE-L/AF-L button
Exposure Metering System 1) 3D-Color Matrix Metering II (type G and D lenses); Color Matrix Metering II (other CPU lenses, Non-CPU lenses require manual input of lens data) performed by 1,005-segment RGB sensor, 2) Center-weighted: Weight of 75% given to 8, 15 or 20mm circle in center of frame, or weighting based on average of entire frame; 3) Spot: Meters 4mm circle (about 1.5% of frame) centered on active focus area (on center focus area when non-CPU lens is used)
Exposure Metering Range (at normal temperature [68°F/20°C], ISO 100 equivalent, f/1.4 lens) 1) 0 to 20 EV (3D-Color Matrix or center-weighted metering), 2) 2 to 20 EV (Spot metering)
Exposure Metering Coupling CPU and AI (Automatic maximum aperture Indexing)
Exposure Control 1) Programmed Auto [P], 2) Shutter-Priority Auto [S], 3) Aperture-Priority Auto [A], 4) Manual [M]
Auto Exposure Lock Exposure locked at detected value with AE-L/AF-L button
Auto Exposure Bracketing 2 to 9 exposures in increments of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 or 1 steps to (+-) 1.0 EV
Maximum Shutter 1/8000
Minimum Shutter 30
Shutter Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal plane shutter; 30 to 1/8000sec in steps of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV plus bulb
Sync Contact X-contact only; flash synchronization at up to 1/250 sec
Flash Control 1) TTL flash control with 1,005-pixel RGB sensor; i-TTL balanced fill-flash and standard i-TTL fill-flash available with SB-900, 800, 600 or 400 2) Auto aperture (AA): Available with SB-900, 800 and CPU lens 3) Non-TTL auto (A): Available with SB-900, 800, 28, 27 or 22s 4) Range-priority manual (GN): Available with SB-900, and 800
Flash Sync Modes 1) Front-curtain sync, 2) Red-eye reduction, 3) Red-eye reduction with Slow sync, 4) Slow sync, 5) Rear-curtain sync
Accessory Shoe Standard ISO hot-shoe contact with safety lock
Sync Terminal ISO 519 standard terminal, with built-in rubber cap
Self-Timer Electronically controlled timer with duration of 2, 3, 10 or 20 s.
Depth of Field Preview Button Yes
Remote Control Via 10-pin Remote Cord MC-22/30/36 (optional) or Wireless Remote Control WT-4 (optional)
GPS GPS Unit GP-1 or GPS device compliant with NMEA 0183 (Ver. 2.01 and 3.01) interface standard supported with 9-pin D-sub cable (optional) and GPS Cable MC-35 (optional)
Supported Languages Total of 15 languages: Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish
Power Requirements Rechargeable EN-EL4a/EL4 Li-ion Battery, EH-6 AC adapter (optional)
Battery Life (on a fully charged battery) Approx. 4400 shots
Tripod Socket 1/4 in. (ISO 1222)
Dimensions Approx. 159.5 × 157 × 87.5 mm
Weight (without battery, memory card or body cap) Approx. 1,220 g
Supplied Accessories (may differ by country or area) Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL4a, Quick Charger MH-22, USB Cable UC-E4, Audio Video Cable EG-D2, Camera Strap AN-D3X, Body Cap BF-1A, Accessory Shoe Cover BS-2, Eyepiece DK-17, Battery Chamber Cover BL-4, USB Cable Clip, Software Suite CD-ROM

* Specifications subject to change by the manufacturer without notice



Nikon D3X Digital SLR Body
Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL4a
Quick Charger MH-22
USB Cable UC-E4
Audio Video Cable EG-D2
Camera Strap AN-D3X
Body Cap BF-1A
Accessory Shoe Cover BS-2
Eyepiece DK-17
Battery Chamber Cover BL-4
USB Cable Clip
Software Suite CD-ROM
Instruction Manual
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