Summary Nikon D3

Prices Price
Body only
$4,999
Kit
Unknown
Score Snapsort rank
Within its price range
#n/a of 7
Among similar cameras
#n/a of 8
Specifications Key specs
Sensor size
Help Full frame 36x24mm
Screen resolution
Help 922k dots
Megapixels
Help 12.1 MP
Movie format
Help None
Screen size
Help 3"
Light sensitivity
Help 6,400 ISO
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Lenses Lenses
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Replacement

Nikon has replaced the D3 with the D4.

Nikon D4
Nikon D4 announced January 2012
Movie format Shoots movies
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
HDR Has in-camera HDR

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Pros

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The Nikon D3 vs other recent DSLRs

Low light performance Low noise at high ISO Help
2,290 ISO
Continuous shooting Rapid fire Help
9 fps
Weather sealed Weather sealed Help
Shoot in extreme weather
Focus points Many focus points Help
51
Viewfinder Doesn't use battery, see more detail Help
Pentaprism
Built-in focus motor Built-in focus motor Help
Autofocuses with more lenses
Fastest shutter speed Fast shutter speed Help
1/8000 of a second
Viewfinder size Large viewfinder Help
0.70x
Startup delay Short startup delay Help
300 ms startup delay
Battery life Incredible battery life Help
4300 shots
Shutter lag Incredible shutter lag Help
88 ms shutter lag
Viewfinder coverage Above average viewfinder coverage Help
100%
Storage slots More storage slots Help
2

Cons

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The Nikon D3 vs other recent DSLRs

Movie format No movies Help
None
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
6,400 ISO
Screen flips out Fixed screen Help
Less flexible
Announced Old Help
August 2007
Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor Help
May require cleaning
Thickness Thick Help
3.5"
Built-in flash No built-in flash Help
Professional
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
Touch screen No touch screen Help
More buttons
Autofocus Manual focus only Help
None
Size Quite large Help
Large (160×157×88 mm)
Lowest price Very expensive Help
$4,999.00
Weight Very heavy Help
1,300 g
Popularity Not so popular Help
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The Nikon D3 vs other recent pro DSLRs

Screen resolution Low resolution screen Help
922k dots
True resolution Lower true resolution Help
12.1 MP
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
Screen size Small screen Help
3"
Cross type focus points Fewer cross-type focus points Help
15
Light sensitivity (boost) Low boost light sensitivity Help
25,600 ISO

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