Camera News
by Brad Soo on December 1 2008

Nikon announced their new flagship 24.5 megapixel digital SLR today, which comes as no surprise if you’ve been keeping up with the numerous internet leaks of late last week. The Nikon D3X is a high resolution version of the D3 and will be sold alongside (not replace) the D3 as a studio camera.

The Nikon D3X’s current (and only) competitor is the Canon 1Ds Mark III SLR.

Nikon D3X

  • 24.5 effective megapixels (CMOS sensor)
  • Nikon F-lens mount (No crop factor); also supports DX lenses with 1.5X crop factor
  • 3 inch LCD with 920,000 pixels
  • EXPEED imaging processor
  • Full manual controls with RAW mode and hotshoe
  • Built-in wireless external flash control
  • 51 point AF with 3D Tracking (should be the same as the D3)
  • Optical viewfinder with 100% coverage and 0.70X magnification
  • Live view with virtual horizon (ensures your photos are even and not tilted to one side)
  • ISO 100 – 1600 (Expanded mode: 50 – 6400)
  • 5:4 aspect ratio mode
  • 5 FPS burst mode (FX mode) or 7 FPS (1.5x crop DX mode)
  • HDMI out and optional GPS and wireless accessories
  • Dual Compact Flash memory card slots (Type I and II)
  • Uses EN-EL4/EN-EL4a lithium-ion battery; takes up to 4400 shots with the EN-EL4a battery (CIPA Standard, live view off), yes, over 4000 shots!
  • Available this month for $8000 (body only)

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