Summary Nikon D3

Prices Price
Body only
$59
Kit
Unknown
Score Snapsort rank
Within its price range
#n/a of 0
Among similar cameras
#n/a of 5
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
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Overall image quality Better image quality

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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
Shutter lag Incredible shutter lag Help
88 ms shutter lag
Viewfinder coverage Above average viewfinder coverage Help
100%
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
Viewfinder Doesn't use battery, see more detail Help
Pentaprism
Built-in focus motor Built-in focus motor Help
Autofocuses with more lenses
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The Nikon D3 vs other recent pro DSLRs

Dynamic range Wide dynamic range Help
12.2 EV
Lowest price Very inexpensive Help
$59.40
Storage slots More storage slots Help
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Cons

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The Nikon D3 vs other recent DSLRs

Touch screen No touch screen Help
More buttons
Autofocus Manual focus only Help
None
Announced Old Help
August 2007
Light sensitivity (boost) Very low boost light sensitivity Help
25,600 ISO
Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor Help
May require cleaning
Weight Very heavy Help
1,300 g
Popularity Not so popular Help
Among snapsort users
Screen flips out Fixed screen Help
Less flexible
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
GPS No GPS Help
Missing geo-tagging
Size Quite large Help
Large (160×157×88 mm)
Thickness Thick Help
3.5"
Built-in flash No built-in flash Help
Professional
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The Nikon D3 vs other recent pro DSLRs

Movie format No movies Help
None
Screen size Small screen Help
3"
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
6,400 ISO
Cross type focus points Fewer cross-type focus points Help
15
Screen resolution Low resolution screen Help
922k dots
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
True resolution Lower true resolution Help
12.1 MP
Focus points Fewer focus points Help
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