Nikon D3 SLR Digital Camera (Camera Body)

Nikon D3 SLR Digital Camera (Camera Body)

Nikon D3 SLR Digital Camera (Camera Body)

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Product Highlights

  • 12.1 Megapixels
  • FX-format CMOS (full frame)
  • 3" VGA LCD Display
  • LiveView
  • 51-point AF
  • 9 fps Continuous
  • ISO 6400 Sensitivity
  • Customizable Picture Controls
  • Dual CF Card Slots
  • HDMI Video Out
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Nikon D3 overview

  • 1Description

The Nikon D3 Professional SLR Digital Camera features the exclusive FX-format CMOS sensor, measuring 23.9 x 36mm, which is nearly identical to the size of a 35mm film frame - thereby eliminating any significant crop factor or focal length multiplier. Images taken with the D3 exhibit exceptional overall quality, broad tonal range and depth, along with extremely low-noise throughout its normal ISO range of 200 to 6400. Furthermore, by setting the camera to its built-in options of Lo-1 or Hi-2, the ISO range of the camera can be expanded to the equivalent of ISO 100 or ISO 25,600 respectively, offering unmatched versatility in practically any shooting situation.

Designed with sports photographers and photojournalists in mind, the Nikon D3 incorporates the EXPEED Image Processing System that is central to the blazing speed and processing power needed for many of the D3's performance features. Thanks to this exclusive processor chip, the D3 has incredibly fast reaction times with a shutter release lag of only 37 milliseconds, and a start-up time of approximately 0.12 seconds. The D3 is also capable of continuous shooting at up to nine frames per second in full resolution FX-format for up to 64 consecutive frames in JPEG compression and up to 20 frames when recording NEF (RAW) files. The camera can even record images at a mind-boggling rate of 11 fps when shooting in DX-format (5.1 Megapixel) mode.

The D3 introduces a range of innovative technologies and features that significantly improve the accuracy, control and performance professional photographers can get from their equipment. For example, Nikon's exclusive Scene Recognition System advances the use of Nikon's acclaimed 1,005-segment exposure sensor to recognize colors and light patterns in order to improve the accuracy of auto focus, auto exposure and auto white balance detection functions, while Nikon's Multi-CAM 3500FX auto focus module features an intelligent array of 15 cross-type sensors and 36 horizontal sensors, that can either be used individually or in groups, with the option for Single Area AF mode and Dynamic AF modes, and also features 3D Focus Tracking with automatic focus point switching as it uses color and light information to accurately track the subject.

These innovative technologies are also instrumental in making the Nikon D3 one of the easiest Professional cameras to use. The Picture Control System makes it easy for users of all experience levels to select and apply adjustments, and offers four basic setting options - Standard, Neutral, Vivid and Monochrome. Photographers can also customize and store up to nine customized options in the D3 and export up to 99 to a CF memory card, enabling photographers to share settings among multiple D3 cameras. Furthermore, the D3 features an Active D-Lighting mode that, when enabled, provides remarkable real-time highlight and shadow correction with optimized image contrast.

The D3 has been designed with refined ergonomics and usability and a streamlined, aesthetically pleasing layout so photographers can take pictures with greater accuracy and comfort and with less concern about fatigue. The camera's viewfinder provides virtually 100 percent coverage for accurate framing, while an ultra-high definition, 920,000-dot VGA LCD screen on the rear of the camera displays images with vivid color and clarity. The 170-degree wide viewing angle makes composing shots using the LCD screen in LiveView mode easy, and the camera also features a unique Virtual Horizon digital level sensor that indicates the camera's alignment relative to the true horizon on the rear LCD screen or in the viewfinder. The cameras impressive durability means that it can be used under the most demanding conditions. The exterior of the D3 is crafted of magnesium alloy and the camera's shutter mechanism is tested to 300,000-cycle releases. Furthermore, the 3.0-inch LCD is strengthened with tempered glass and the comprehensive array of rubber gaskets and seals protect vulnerable entry points from dust and moisture.

12.1 Megapixel Effective Resolution
The Nikon-original 12.87 Megapixel FX-format (23.9 x 36mm) CMOS sensor provides a high signal-to-noise ratio, wide dynamic range and 12-channel readout to delivers breathtakingly rich image quality with an effective resolution of 12.1 million pixels, while also reducing noise to unprecedented levels, even at high ISO sensitivity. There are also Two Crop Modes - the DX format and a 5:4 ratio crop. When the FX-format is used there is no significant crop factor so a wide angle lens is still a wide angle lens. Furthermore, the EXPEED Image Processing Engine provides up to 14-bit A/D conversion and 16-bit image processing for superb tonal gradation.
Impressive Speed
Shoot up to 9 fps consecutive shooting at full FX resolution and up to an incredible 11 fps in DX Crop mode. Plus the camera has a start-up time of approximately 0.12 seconds, and a shutter release lag of only 37 milliseconds with a viewfinder blackout time that is a mere 55 milliseconds.
High Sensitivity with Low Noise
The cameras has an extremely broad range of sensitivity extending from ISO 200 to ISO 6400 natively, and that sensitivity range can be expanded down to ISO 100 or up to ISO 25600 using the Lo-1 and Hi-2 settings.
Fast and Accurate 51-point Auto Focus
The D3 incorporates Nikon's Multi-CAM 3500FX auto focus module that features an intelligent array of 15 cross-type sensors and 36 horizontal sensors that can either be used individually or in groups, with the option for Single Area AF mode and Dynamic AF modes using groups of either 9, 21 or all 51 focus points. The system also features 3D Focus Tracking with automatic focus point switching that takes advantage of all 51 AF points as it uses color and light information to accurately track the subject.
Advanced Scene Recognition System
Nikon's exclusive Scene Recognition System, combines the camera's metering with an enhanced 1,005-pixel 3D Color Matrix Metering II system, and the cameras AF sensor array to provide intelligent light metering capabilities, along with smart white balance detection and fast AF performance for precise exposures and sharply defined images.
Active D-Lighting System
Active D-Lighting enables real-time highlight and shadow correction with optimized image contrast by automatically applying tone compensation at the moment of capture, while applying localized tone control technology to achieve a more pleasing level of contrast across the entire image.
Customizable Picture Controls
The D3 Picture Controls streamline in-camera image processing by enabling customization of image parameters before capture and offers complete control over sharpening, contrast, brightness, hue and saturation in various color modes. Picture Control settings include 4 preset options (Standard, Neutral, Vivid and Monochrome), as well as 9 customizable settings.
3" Wide View LCD Display
The 3.0-inch super density VGA resolution (920,000 pixel) color monitor has an effective wide viewing angle of 170-degrees that makes it possible for even more critical image review. The display also incorporates a tempered-glass protective cover for greater durability.
Incredible LiveView Feature
The LiveView feature offers two modes for utilizing the high-resolution 3-inch LCD monitor as a tool for framing and composing your shots while shooting. The Tripod mode is designed for precise focus and accuracy when the camera is on a stable platform and the subject is not moving and focuses on the subject using focal-plane contrast. The Handheld mode allows photographers to use the camera's conventional TTL focusing system, with all 51-points and 15 cross-type points whereby the camera activates focusing immediately when the shutter button is pressed, to ensure accurate focus.
Durable and Ergonomic Design
The camera body is constructed from durable Magnesium alloy and has been built to withstand the rigors of the harshest of environments. The durable Kevlar/carbon fiber-composite shutter unit has been tested to 300,000 cycles - a clear indication of the advanced engineering and durable construction applied to this impressive camera body. Additionally the camera's control layout has been designed with ergonomic considerations at the fore - including optimized button placement for fast and comfortable handling.
Dual CompactFlash Card Slots
The D3 features two CompactFlash card slots that can be configurable for parallel (simultaneous) recording - to create a backup of your captured images; or for serial (consecutive) recording to capture any overflow images. Users can even set up the cards for separating recorded RAW and JPEG files or even copying pictures between the two cards to provide useable copies to a technician or customer.
Standard Video and HDMI Video Output
Images can be displayed directly from the camera to a standard video monitor using either NTSC or PAL video standards and the camera provides an HDMI video output interface that enables connection to a high-definition monitor using the camera's HDMI port and an optional cable.
Support for Capture NX (optional)
Capture NX offers exciting potential for Nikon Electronic Format (NEF) files, as well as JPEG and TIFF images. Refined through revolutionary U-Point technology, it greatly simplifies the selection of objects, colors or areas that support highly accurate alterations to myriad image elements, while preserving the integrity of the original image data.
GPS support (optional)
With the optional MC-35 GPS Adapter Cord, location information such as latitude, longitude, altitude and heading (direction) can be transferred from a compatible GPS device and recorded with the shooting data for each image.
Wireless Transmitter WT-4 (optional)
The Wireless Transmitter WT-4 (optional) allows WiFi remote operation (with optional Camera Control 2 software) and image transfer (with FTP software) or wired Ethernet connection. It supports wireless LAN conforming to IEEE 802.11b/g, IEEE 802.11a, (WiFi a/b/g) and wired LAN conforming to IEEE 802.3u (100BASE-TX) and IEEE 802.3 (10BASE-T) protocols, and provides a transmission range of up to 590 feet (IEEE 802.11b/g) or 850 feet (IEEE 802.11a).
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Nikon D3 specs

Camera Type Digital SLR Camera
Imaging
Resolution Effective: 12.87MP, Recorded: 12.1MP
Sensor 36 x 23.9mm CMOS
Bit Depth 12-Bit
File Formats RAW, TIFF, JPEG, WAV
File Size Not Specified By Manufacturer
Color Spaces sRGB, Adobe RGB
Image Stabilization Body: No
Crop Factor 1x (FX format), 1.5x (DX format)
Optics
Lens No
Zoom N/A
Lens Mount Nikon F mount
Focus Type Auto and Manual Focus
Focus Range N/A
Accessory Lens/Filter Mount N/A
Shooting Controls
Sensitivity ISO: 200-6400 (expandable to 100-25600)
Shutter Speeds 1/8000 - 30 sec, bulb
Metering Matrix, Center-weighted Average, Spot
Exposure Modes Manual, Shutter-priority, Aperture-priority, Program
White Balance Auto, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Sunlight, Shade, Cloudy, Flash, Kelvin, Custom
Mirror Lock-Up Yes
Burst Capability High-speed continuous: 9fps (FX format), 11fps (DX format)
Low-speed continuous: up to 8fps (FX format), up to 9fps (DX format)
Self Timer 2, 5, 10, or 20 seconds
Interval Recording Yes
Remote Control Yes, optional 10-pin remotes
Flash
Built-in Flash No
Effective Flash Range N/A
External Flash Connection Hotshoe, PC terminal
Dedicated Flash System Nikon CLS Flash series
Max Sync Speed 1/250 sec.
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Built-in Memory No
Memory Card Type CompactFlash I/II
Still Images per GB RAW: 41
TIFF: 28
JPEG: High Res:179 - Low Res:2560
A/V Recording
Video Recording No
Video Resolution N/A
Video Clip Length N/A
Audio Recording WAV format
Up to 30 seconds with image
Viewfinder/Display
Viewfinder Type Eye-level Pentaprism
Viewfinder Coverage 100%
Display 3" LCD
Connectivity/System Requirements
Connectivity USB 2.0 (mini-B), A/V Out, HDMI (Type-C)
System & Software Requirements Windows 2000, XP, Vista
Macintosh OS X (10.1.5 or later)
Environmental
Operating/Storage Temperature Operating Temperature: 32-104°F/0-40°C
Humidity: 85% or less
Weatherproofing Not Specified By Manufacturer
Durability Not Specified By Manufacturer
Power
Battery Type EN-EL4A Lithium-ion Battery
Power Adapter EH-6 AC Adapter
Physical
Dimensions 6.3 x 6.2 x 3.4" (160 x 157 x 88mm)
Weight 43.2 oz. (1240g) body only

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