For the lensman who wishes to have absolute command over every last nook and cranny in his or her camera, the Nikon D3x is absolutely the one to choose. A close Nikon D3x review shows an improvement over an earlier D3 digital SLR, which was widely praised for its ergonomic design and top-notch portability. Bear in mind however that this camera is on the heavy side, its body registering in at 43 ounces (1.2 kg).
The more significant change is noticeable in the sheer number of megapixels, imagine a mind numbing 24.5! Boasting Nikon's new technology, FX-format CMOS sensor, this camera increases the sensing area to 35.9 x 24.0mm. That translates into maximum resolution, as commented on by Trey Ratcliff in his Nikon D3x review, in his renowned travel blog, stuckincustoms.com. Although he admits that this feature alone ups the camera price substantially and is not necessary for small photos, it is absolutely a must for him, since he wants always to take the best shots. With its high resolution, he added that the Nikon D3x makes it perfect for big screens, even in very close range.
Another attraction on this model is its extreme ability to take highest resolution shots at up to 5 fps, and up to 7 frames per second in a lower resolution, the DX format in 10.5 megapixels. This aspect makes it perfect for sports and nature photographers, when recording each moment is the difference between a great shot and an ordinary one. Granted, it is not the fastest on the market, but the camera specs offer high ISO, starting at ISO 100 up to ISO 1600. If that were not enough, there are options to increase or decrease the sensitivity range. There are more options to adjust two stops higher or one stop lower, that extends the possibilities of the shots taken, achieving a high of up to ISO 6400 or a low to ISO 50 again making this an outstanding choice for photographers who want to manipulate and decide exactly the outcome of every shot.
Other nice features are the two CF cards slots and the ability of the battery to operate up to 4,400 images per charge. The monitor provides vivid viewing with a vibrant three inch super density 920,000 LCD screen. Does Nikon D3x camera have any drawbacks? Trey Ratcliff, remarked in his post, complains of the one step at a time programming step progression, whereas he would like to be able to fine tune steps by twos. However, those minor inconveniences aside, he also states that this is the only camera he uses, because he wants a companion that is extremely reliable, not being able to backtrack or return to far-flung locations. Surely it shows in his pictures the absolute capabilities of this camera.
The only other drawback for some may be the price. With a starting price of roughly 8 thousand dollars, not including any accessories or zooms, the reviewed Nikon D3x camera is definitely for professionals or those world-class practitioners of this craft. And at most times, the best is the only choice for those at the top.
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