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Nikon D3
5.8 out of 10

Nikon D3

This is a single-lens reflex digital camera that has around 12.1 Read more

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Overall 9
9.4
Value for money 9
8.5
Features 10
9.5
Performance 10
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Picture quality 10
9.5
Ergonomics 10
9.5
Build quality 10
9.5

Expert Review

DP Review
25 August 2008
  • Conclusion: When we first saw the D3 before it was officially launched I'll admit there were some raised eyebrows, and the first question was 'is this a replacement for the D2Hs, the D2X, both or neither?'.
  • Pros: Class-leading high ISO performance and incredibly versatile ISO 100-12,800 sensitivity range, Very good resolution and detail without looking over-processed, Better balanced noise reduction than most; more chroma NR, less luminance NR (film-like grain), Incredibly fast (instant power-up, short sh...
  • Cons: No timed mirror lock-up function (could be automatic with self-timer), Focus points somewhat concentrated in the center of the frame, Metering struggles to keep up if you shoot at the very fastest continuous rate (i.e. in manual focus mode at 9fps or 11fps in DX mode)., Slightly washed-out flash ...
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Overall 10
9.5
Design 10
9.5
Value for money 10
9.5
Features 10
9.5
Performance 10
9.5
Picture quality 10
9.5

Nikon D3 Review

What Digital Camera
4 February 2008
  • Summary: There’s a lot of debate over which is better, the Nikon D3 or the Canon 1D Mk III. The Nikon does seem to have much in its favour, not least the price. While the D3 has arguably a rather conservative resolution by comparison, its performance shows that it isn’t all about the pixel count, and makes a...
  • Pros: Excellent image quality, build, low-light performance, speed, AF system, LCD
  • Cons: Could argue the resolution could be higher, Live View on fixed LCD
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Overall 10
10
Design 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 10
10
Picture quality 10
10
Overall quality 10
10
Photo quality - landscapes 8
8.0
Photo quality - macro 8
8.0
Photo quality - portraits 8
8.0
Photo quality - sports 8
8.0

Nikon D3

digicambuyer.co.uk
7 January 2009
  • Conclusion: Probably the best DSLR we've tested to date, the D3 combines flexibility and performance with stunning results, making it (nearly) the perfect pro shooter.
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Overall 10
10
Design 9
9.0
Value for money 9
9.0
Features 10
10
Ease of use 9
9.0
Picture quality 10
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Nikon D3

PhotographyBLOG
18 February 2008
  • Summary: The Nikon D3 has got to be the top choice for anyone wanting high quality, rapid-fire image capture, or extremely low light photography without flash, who is not otherwise wedded to the Canon system.
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Overall 9
9.0

Nikon D3 DSLR camera

Pocket Lint
8 February 2008
  • Pros: Excellent image quality, excellent ergonomics, great design and control layout, menu system, comprehensive feature set and customisability
  • Cons: Fastest frame rate only available in DX format mode, low(ish) resolution compared to its Canon competition the EOS 1Ds Mk III
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Overall 10
10

Nikon D3 Review

ePHOTOzine
31 January 2008
  • Summary: The D3 is an awesome piece of kit that has no doubt sent a lot of other camera manufacturers running back to their drawing boards.
  • Pros: Excellent advanced autofocus system, Live view in two modes, Great Rear Screen, Rugged build quality, Exceptional High ISO performance, Lens presets, Ergonomic continuity, Battery continuity, Great low light performance
  • Cons: Loss of true ISO 100, Needs high speed cards to get the best from it ( 266x or better)
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Overall 10
10

Nikon D3 review

TechRadar UK
22 January 2008
  • Summary: The D3 is not just a replacement for the D2x. It's a brand-new camera
  • Pros: All the features you could ask for, Excellent performance, Great build and handles well, Good value considering its pedigree
  • Cons: Less pixels than its rivals
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Overall 9
9.0
Ease of use 10
9.5
Audio & image quality 9
9.0
Build quality 10
9.8

Nikon D3

PhotoReview
1 December 2007
  • Summary: Nikon's top-of-the-range professional DSLR with an outstanding variety of shooting options and pictorial controls.Unveiled at the end of August, along with the D300 'pro-sumer' model, Nikon's D3 is targeted at press photographers and is the first Nikon DSLR with a full-frame image sensor.
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Overall 9
9.0
Ease of use 10
9.5
Audio & image quality 9
9.0
Build quality 10
9.8

Nikon D3

PhotoReview
1 December 2007
  • Summary: Nikon's top-of-the-range professional DSLR with an outstanding variety of shooting options and pictorial controls.Unveiled at the end of August, along with the D300 'pro-sumer' model, Nikon's D3 is targeted at press photographers and is the first Nikon DSLR with a full-frame image sensor.
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Overall 10
10

Nikon D3

Absolut Photo
26 October 2008
  • Excerpt: Les caractéristiques de l'appareil sont très proches du D300 (Ecran LCD 3" à visée directe, Autofocus 51 points avec suivi du sujet, sortie HDMI...). Là où le D3 fait fort c'est tout d'abord avec son capteur plein format.
  • Pros: Ecran LCD 3" avec visée directe, Double emplacement pour cartes CF, Boîtier antiruissellement
  • Cons: Pas de système antipoussière, Une répartition un peu trop large des collimateurs AF
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