Nikon D800 vs Nikon D3X

Winner
Nikon D800

89

Nikon D3X

78

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D800

Great image quality
Overall image quality
96.0
High true resolution
True resolution
36.2 MP
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
200 ms startup delay
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3X

Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
161 ms shutter lag
Battery life
Great battery life
4400 shots
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 D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,749 - $1,997 body only

$2,249 - $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
Nikon D810

Nikon D810

Pro DSLR

$2,368 - $2,797 body only

$3,174 - $3,497 with 24-120mm lens

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Battery life Longer battery life
Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Pro DSLR

$2,249 - $2,499 body only

$2,700 - $3,099 with 24-105mm lens

Cross type focus points Many more cross-type focus points
Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality

Nikon D3X Competitors

Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,749 - $1,997 body only

$2,249 - $2,297 with 24-120mm lens

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Screen size Much larger screen
Battery life Much shorter battery life
Nikon D3S

Nikon D3S

Pro DSLR

$5,897 body only

Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Nikon D810

Nikon D810

Pro DSLR

$2,368 - $2,797 body only

$3,174 - $3,497 with 24-120mm lens

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Screen size Much larger screen
Battery life Much shorter battery life

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