Nikon unveils 24.5MP D3X digital SLR

Nikon has announced the D3X, its latest high-resultion professional DSLR. Sporting an imaging sensor with double the number of photosites of the popular D3, the 24.5 megapixel D3x includes similar features such as a 3.0″, 920,000 dot LCD monitor with Li’ve View, 51-point autofocus, EXPEED image processing and HDMI output. To keep up with the demands of stock photography the camera produces 50MB 14-bit RAW files that can be processed to produce 140MB TIFFs. It also supports Nikons wireless system and is compatible with Nikons new GP-1 GPS unit.

Key features:

  • Nikon FX-format CMOS sensor with 24.5 megapixels
  • Wide sensitivity range starting at ISO 100, ending at ISO 1600
  • New EXPEED-based image processing, which was designed to minimize noise occurrence, achieves this without interfering with other factors, including hue.
  • High-speed performance meets the most rigorous professional demand: It delivers a continuous shooting speed of approx. 5 frames per second in FX format (36 x 24) or 5:4 (30 x 24), and 7 frames per second in DX format (24 x 16)*2*3.
  • Realizing reliable auto control: Scene Recognition System
  • AF system employing high-density 51-point AF
  • Superior durability
  • High-resolution 3-inch LCD monitor with approx. 920k­-dots (VGA), 170° wide-viewing angle and reinforced glass
  • Two Li’ve View modes available
  • Picture Control System: Choose from Auto, Extra High, High, Normal, Low or Off setting prior to shooting.
  • Electronic virtual horizon
  • UDMA-compatible memory card double slot
  • GPS Unit GP-1 (optional)

Other features

  • Lateral chromatic aberration reduction creates images with a clear periphery using original image processing technology to significan’tly reduce color aberrations
  • Vignette Control effectively prevents reduction of light at the periphery
  • Optical viewfinder achieves approx. 100% frame coverage and 0.7x magnification in FX format
  • Three sensing areas: FX format (36 x 24), DX format (24 x 16), and 5:4 (30 x 24)
  • Customizable function button
  • Choice of black or white letters for shooting information display
  • AF fine adjustment with professional standard of accuracy
  • Compliant with HDMITM for high-definition image playback
  • Lets you shoot up to approx. 4,400 frames on a single battery charge

By Laura

I started photography as a hobby in 2005, during college. My passion slowly became a more important part of my life since 2008. Because of using a combination of my photographic knowledge, with those of internet marketing, I like to call myself a "photomarketer".

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