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
High true resolution
True resolution
36.2 MP
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
Color depth
Great color depth
24.7 bits
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
13.7 EV

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

$1,419 - $1,497 body only

$1,899 - $1,997 with 24-120mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
True resolution Much lower true resolution
Nikon D810

Nikon D810

Pro DSLR

$2,099 - $2,797 body only

$2,704 - $3,297 with 24-120mm lens

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Battery life Longer battery life
Nikon D610

Nikon D610

Pro DSLR

$1,100 - $1,497 body only

$1,900 - $2,447 with 28-300mm lens

Continuous shooting Shoots faster
Size Smaller
True resolution Much lower true resolution

Nikon D3X Competitors

Nikon D3S

Nikon D3S

Pro DSLR

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Continuous shooting Shoots faster
True resolution Much lower true resolution
Nikon D610

Nikon D610

Pro DSLR

$1,100 - $1,497 body only

$1,900 - $2,447 with 28-300mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Battery life Much shorter battery life
Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,419 - $1,497 body only

$1,899 - $1,997 with 24-120mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Battery life Much shorter battery life

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