Professional photographers and enthusiast using high-end Nikon gear will have a new product soon to put at the top of their wish list. The information comes by way of a leak of sorts on a new Nikon camera that is coming.
Nikon leaked the D3x in its own Nikon Pro Magazine according to Engadget. Important specifications like price and availability are still unknown, but details are now available. The camera will have an FX-format 24.5-megapixel sensor.
In addition to lots of megapixels, the sensor will boast impressive, high-speed burst shooting at five frames per second in full 24.5-megapixel resolution. Drop the resolution down to a mortal 10-megapixels and the D2x can shoot at a blistering seven frames per second.
A few other tweaks compared to the original D3 are offered including an extended ISO range of 50-6400.Most of the functions are the same as the current D3 according to Engadget including the body design, AF, metering, and other main functions.
The sensor measures 35.9mm x 24mm and offers an optical low pass filter. Start-up time is quoted in the magazine at 12ms and shutter lag time is 41ms. The camera sports dual CF slots and can write to the CF cards at 35MB per second. The screen on the rear of the camera is 3-inch wide and offers 922,000 dots for high resolution. Live View is a featured allowing alignment of shots on with the LCD is the viewfinder is not appropriate.
quote: by Fritzr on November 30, 2008 at 1:40 AMSpec for D3 gives ISO 200-6400Spec for D3x gives ISO 50-6400Hmm low end drops from 200 to 50 ... personally I would say they extended the range, but I guess that extending the lower limit does not count :PSince this is still basically a D3 I would expect that the lo-1, Hi-1 & Hi-2 are still present. With the new lower limit I would suspect that there is also a lo-2 and possibly a lo-3 setting. Have to wait for Nikon to release real specs for the release version of the D3x to be certain of final feature set though.
quote: Live View is a featured allowing alignment of shots on with the LCD is the viewfinder is not appropriate.
quote: This is one of the most heinously-edited articles I’ve ever read.
quote: Drop the resolution down to a mortal 10-megapixels and the D2x can shoot at a blistering seven frames per second.