The Nikon D3 (announced 23.08.07) features a 12.1 effective megapixels FX-format CMOS image sensor with 36.0 (H) x 23.9 (V) mm image size, Sensitivity range ISO 200 to 6400 at normal setting for exceptionally high-quality images; can be set to ISO-equivalent 25,600, Continuous shooting at up to 9 frames-per-second, Scene Recognition System, 2 LiveView Shooting Modes, and a High-definition (920,000 dots), 170˚ viewing angle, 3-inch VGA LCD monitor with tempered glass. The camera will be available in November 2007.
My Nikon D3 lets me do things I’ve never been able to do, and makes it fast and easy. You don’t need a review: unlike any other camera I can recall, just talk to anyone who owns the D3 and you’ll hear praise gushing like no other camera.
The professional Nikon D ‘single digit’ series of digital SLR’s started life back in June 1999 with the groundbreaking D1. Groundbreaking because it was the digital SLR that broke Kodak’s stranglehold on the digital SLR market and fundamentally brought prices down to a level which most professionals could afford (around the US$5,500 mark).
The Nikon D3 is a digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) camera introduced on August 23, 2007, following the D2 series as Nikon’s top-of-the-line professional grade camera. Unlike its two predecessors, at least initially, the D3 does not have separate H and X variations, such as the D1H/D1X and D2H/D2X, which are optimized for action photography (H) and high-resolution applications (X), respectively.