Summary: The Nikon D3X is the top-of-the-line full-frame DSLR from Nikon. It delivers the highest resolution of any DSLR at a continuous speed of 5 FPS with an ISO sensitivity range expandable to 50-6400.
Pros: Excellent resolution, Great ISO performance, Superb dynamic-range, Reliable metering, Good image colors, Super-fast autofocus, Instant shutter lag, Virtually no black-out, Dual CF slots with Backup mode, Built in viewfinder shutter, Fast shot-to-shot speed, Wealth of controls, Great ergonomics, H...
Cons: AWB Below competitors, LCD overly reflective, Limited Live-View, Limited ISO range, No built-in flash, No dust reduction, Heavy & bulky, Very expensive, Vertical grip less comfortable, Digital Level in OVF requires held button
Excerpt: You've read it here before: Megapixels aren't everything. Now that the 24.5MP Nikon D3X ($8,000, street, body only) has become the third full-frame DSLR to break the 20MP barrier, how well does that simple truth hold up? Very well indeed.
Summary: So it’s no surprise to find the Nikon D3x, like the D3 before it, is a very successful and satisfying tool for the professional, but what about the image quality? When we went into this test we of course expected excellent results from the flagship Nikon DSLR, but we were surprised not just by its...
Summary: With the D3x Nikon has finally joined Canon in the exclusive 20 Megapixel Club, and it was worth the wait. The D3x is a stunning camera that pushes the boundaries of DSLR performance to a new level.
Pros: Incredible resolution, image quality up to ISO 1600, handling and performance
Cons: No dust control, no built-in flash, auto WB not foolproof, that price tag!
Conclusion: Following the tradition of the Nikon single-digit F series (film) and D series (digital) SLRs, the D3X is a wonderfully designed and manufactured camera. I am very accustomed to the large size of the Nikon F4, F5, D2X and D3, therefore I feel quite at home holding the D3X.
Summary: The D3x would easily have got a top Best4Reviews rating of six stars – had it not been so pricey. But even so, this is a camera that should be a serious contender for anyone thinking of splashing money on a digital back, which would set you back far more.
Pros: Build and handling, Superb image quality, Ergonomics, Screen size, AF performance, White Balance control, EXPEED image processing and noise control.