Nikon D800 vs Nikon D3X

Winner
Nikon D800

100

Nikon D3X

87

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D800

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
2,979 ISO
Great image quality
Overall image quality
96.0
Great color depth
Color depth
25.6 bits
High true resolution
True resolution
36.2 MP
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3X

Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
161 ms shutter lag
Battery life
Great battery life
4400 shots
Storage slots
More storage slots
2
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/8000 of a second

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D800.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D3X.

competitors

Nikon D800 Competitors

Nikon D810

Nikon D810

Pro DSLR

$2,199 - $2,797 body only

$2,900 - $3,297 with 24-120mm lens

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Battery life Longer battery life
Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,480 - $1,797 body only

$2,126 - $2,297 with 24-120mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
True resolution Significantly lower true resolution
Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Pro DSLR

$2,026 - $2,299 body only

$3,049 with 24-70mm lens

Cross type focus points Many more cross-type focus points
Continuous shooting Shoots faster
Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality

Nikon D3X Competitors

Nikon D3S

Nikon D3S

Pro DSLR

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Overall image quality Worse image quality
Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,480 - $1,797 body only

$2,126 - $2,297 with 24-120mm lens

Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Battery life Much shorter battery life
Nikon D3

Nikon D3

Pro DSLR

$63 body only

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
Overall image quality Worse image quality

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