Nikon D3X

Announced Dec 1, 2008 •
25 megapixels | 3 screen | Full frame sensor
dpreview conclusion

The D3X takes the crown as the king of the high-resolution DSLRs, leapfrogging the Canon EOS-1D Mk III and offering breathtaking image quality when shot under optimal conditions. Putting aside the eye-watering price it's hard to find much to complain about, though you wouldn't choose it for sports or low-light work. For studio and landscape work, however, it's pretty much peerless.

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Highly Recommended
86%
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Good for

High end studio photography, portraiture, landscapes

Not so good for

Very low light work, sports/action/wildlife, JPEG shooters and movie makers

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Other reviews
Nikon D3X Review
By: Imaging Resource (Jul 24, 2009)

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Nikon D3x review
By: Nigel Atherton, What Digital Camera (Feb 12, 2009)

With the D3x Nikon has finally joined Canon in the exclusive 20 Megapixel Club, and it was worth the wait. The D3x is a stunning camera that pushes the boundaries of DSLR performance to a new level. It isn't perfect, though, in particular, the omission of any form of built-in dust control is a major disappointment.

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Nikon D3X review

Like the D3 before it, the Nikon D3x is a very serious piece of kit. Both cameras exude physical confidence with tank-like build quality and superb ergonomics. The viewfinder delivers a huge view with 100% coverage and a wealth of information, while the VGA screen ensures images look their best whether in playback or Live View. The dual Compact Flash slots allow invaluable backup ...

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