Nikon D3X Review

Overall Score

65

Main Features

  • 25 MP Full frame CMOS Sensor
  • 100 - 1600 ISO
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • Optical (pentaprism) Viewfinder
  • 5 fps continuous shooting
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 160 x 157 x 88 mm, 1260g.
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  • Replaced: D2Xs

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Nikon D3X Overview


First introduced in February, 2009, Nikon D3X is a 25 MP DSLR with a Full frame (35.9 x 24 mm) sized CMOS sensor. Nikon replaced the older Nikon D2Xs with D3X. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Nikon D3X with Nikon D2Xs


Nikon D3X comes with a Full Frame sensor - 35.9 x 24 mm CMOS sensor, which has a diagonal of 43.18 mm

- Full Frame, approximate the actual size shown above

Sensor resolution of Nikon D3X ~ 6123 x 4082 pixels.

Nikon D3X has Crop Factor: 1.0

The sensor has a surface area of 861.6 mm².

There are approximate 24,994,086 photosites (pixels) on this area.

Nikon D3X Series History
Model Year $ Sensor ISO Weight Dimensions
Nikon D4s Nikon D4s 2014 16MP 100 - 25600 1350g 160 x 157 x 91mm
Nikon D4 Nikon D4 2012 16MP 100 - 12800 1340g 160 x 157 x 91mm
Nikon D3S Nikon D3S 2010 12MP 200 - 12800 1240g 160 x 157 x 88mm
Nikon D3X Nikon D3X 2009 25MP 100 - 1600 1260g 160 x 157 x 88mm
Nikon D3 2008 12MP 200 - 6400 1300g 160 x 157 x 88mm

Proc and Cons of Nikon D3X


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Nikon D3X with competitors in pro dslr cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
Optical Viewfinder
25MP High Resolution Sensor
5.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Long Battery Life: 4400 shots
Manual Exposure Mode
Timelapse Recording
2 Storage Slots
Flash Sync Port
Focus Bracketing
External Flash
RAW Support
920k dots Screen Resolution
1/8000s Max Shutter Speed
Manual Focus
Environmental Sealing
51 Focus Points
5 AE Bracketing Range
300000 cycles Shutter Life Expectancy
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
No Image Stabilization
Low Max Native ISO: 1600
No Articulating Screen
No Full HD Video
No AF Face Detection
Weight: 1260g
Type Scores

Nikon D3X has an Overall Score of 65/100 and ranked #89 out of 205 in DSLR cameras, and ranked #219 out of 1201 in all cameras.

Nikon D3X Scores
Imaging score
71
Features score
54
Value for money score
76
Portability score
48
Overall score
65
Average Scores in Pro DSLR
Imaging Score
57
Features Score
49
Value For Money Score
61
Portability Score
49
Overall score
55

Physical Dimensions of Nikon D3X


Nikon D3X weighs 1260g and has external dimensions of 160 x 157 x 88mm (6.3 x 6.18 x 3.46"). Considering that the average weight of Pro DSLR cameras is 1280g, Nikon D3X is 20 grams less than the average weight of cameras in this category.

Weight Comparison
Pro DSLR Cameras


Nikon D3X
1260g
Average weight
1280g
Min weight
735g
Max weight
1585g

Thickness Comparison
Pro DSLR Cameras


Nikon D3X
88mm
Average Thickness
85mm
Min Thickness
74mm
Max Thickness
123mm

Here is the front and top view image of Nikon D3X with the dimensions:

Nikon D3X

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight D3X Dimensions D3X
Nikon D3S Nikon D3S 1240 g 1260 g 160 x 157 x 88 mm 160 x 157 x 88 mm
Nikon D750 Nikon D750 840 g 1260 g 141 x 113 x 78 mm 160 x 157 x 88 mm
Nikon D810 Nikon D810 980 g 1260 g 146 x 123 x 82 mm 160 x 157 x 88 mm
Nikon D4 Nikon D4 1340 g 1260 g 160 x 157 x 91 mm 160 x 157 x 88 mm
Nikon D3 1300 g 1260 g 160 x 157 x 88 mm 160 x 157 x 88 mm
Nikon D4s Nikon D4s 1350 g 1260 g 160 x 157 x 91 mm 160 x 157 x 88 mm
Nikon D5 Nikon D5 1415 g 1260 g 160 x 158.5 x 92 mm 160 x 157 x 88 mm
Nikon D800 Nikon D800 900 g 1260 g 146 x 123 x 82 mm 160 x 157 x 88 mm

Specifications of Nikon D3X


General
Brand Nikon
Model D3X
Announced February, 2009
Body Type Large SLR
Lens
Lens Mount Nikon F
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 1
Number of Lenses 305
Macro Focus Range n/a
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 920k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.7
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 51
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/8000 sec
Continuous Shooting 5.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range no built-in flash
Flash Modes Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±5 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size Full frame
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 35.9 x 24 mm
Sensor Area 861.6 mm²
Sensor Resolution 25 MP
Max Image Resolution 6048 x 4032
Max Native ISO 1600
Min Native ISO 100
Max Boosted ISO 6400
Min Boosted ISO 50
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution None
Video Formats
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS Optional
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 4400 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model EN-EL4a
Physical
Weight 1260 g
Physical Dimensions 160 x 157 x 88 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type Compact Flash (Type I or II) x 2, UDMA
Storage Slots 2
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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