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Nikon D3x Review – Excellent Portability And Extreme Reliability With Nikon D3x

By guest | August 10, 2009

For the lensman who likes to have absolute control over every last nook and cranny in his or her camera, the Nikon D3x is absolutely the best choice. A close Nikon D3x review indicates better features over previous D3 digital SLR, which was widely praised for its ergonomic design and outstanding portability.  Bear in mind however that this is no lightweight, the body alone weighing in at 43 ounces (1.2 kg).

The more significant change is noticeable in the sheer number of megapixels, imagine a mind boggling 24.5! Boasting Nikon’s new technology, FX-format CMOS sensor, this camera has elevated its 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 well-known travel blog, stuckincustoms.com. Although he admits that this feature alone increases the sticker value considerably and may not be generally suited for small photos, this is a must for his requirements, since he wants always to take the best shots. He also comments that the resolution on the Nikon D3x makes it perfect for wide screens, even in very close range.

Some other 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 a good choice for sports and nature photographers, when recording each moment is the difference between a great shot and a mediocre one. Granted, it may not have the fastest shutter in the market, but this model does offer high ISO, beginning at ISO 100 up to ISO 1600. If that is still not sufficient, there are alternatives to adjust the sensitivity range appropriate to your situation. There are a lot more you can do to adjust the settings two stops higher or one stop lower, which further extends the ways shots can be taken, achieving a high of up to ISO 6400 or a low to ISO 50 again making this a suitable choice for photographers who wish to manipulate and predict precisely how each shot will turn out.

Some other advantages are the two CF cards slots and the ability of the battery to operate up to 4,400 images per charge. The monitor offers crystal clear viewing with a vibrant three inch super density 920,000 LCD screen. Does Nikon D3x camera have any drawbacks? Trey Ratcliff, mentioned in his post, complains of the one step at a time programming step progression, whereas he would like to be able to program steps by twos. Notwithstanding, those minor inconveniences aside, he declares that this camera is his favorite and exlusively uses it, because he wants a companion that is extremely reliable, that taking second chances when in remote locations is not possible. For certain his pictures are proof of the amazing capacity of this camera.

For many, the price could be considered its biggest drawback. With price starting from roughly 8 thousand dollars, not including any accessories or zooms, the reviewed Nikon D3x camera is definitely for professionals or those who only want the best. And at most times, the best is the only choice for those at the top.

Check out http://www.stuckincustoms.com/ for more of Nikon D3X, other camera reviews and my daily photos posted in my blog.

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