Summary Nikon D3

Prices Price
Body only $7,995 Kit Unknown
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Score Snapsort rank
Within its price range #n/a of 7 Among similar cameras #n/a of 9
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Specifications Key specs
Sensor size Help Full frame 36.0x24.0mm Screen resolution Help 922k dots
Megapixels Help 12.1 MP Movie format Help None
Screen size Help 3.0" 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
Startup delay Short startup delay Help
300 ms startup delay
Weather sealed Weather sealed Help
Shoot in extreme weather
Continuous shooting Rapid fire Help
9 fps
Focus points Many focus points Help
51
Sensor size Large sensor Help
Full frame 36.0x24.0mm
Fastest shutter speed Fast shutter speed Help
1/8000 of a second
Viewfinder size Large viewfinder Help
0.70x
Shutter lag Incredible shutter lag Help
88 ms shutter lag
Viewfinder Doesn't use battery, see more detail Help
Pentaprism
Battery life Incredible battery life Help
4300 shots
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

Autofocus Manual focus only Help
None
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
Announced Old Help
August, 2007
Thickness Thick Help
3.5"
Weight Very heavy Help
1,300 g
Lowest price Very expensive Help
$7,995.00
Built-in flash No built-in flash Help
Professional
Movie format No movies Help
None
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
6,400 ISO
Screen flips out Fixed screen Help
Less flexible
Size Quite large Help
Large 160x157x88 mm
Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor Help
May require cleaning
Popularity Not so popular Help
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The Nikon D3 vs other recent pro DSLRs

True resolution Lower true resolution Help
12.1 MP
GPS No GPS Help
Missing geo-tagging
Screen size Small screen Help
3.0"
Light sensitivity (boost) Low boost light sensitivity Help
25,600 ISO

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