Excerpt: To put it simply this thing rocks HDR. I have been wanting this thing for 4 years and it has lived up to all the hype. This thing has resolution for days! Not to mention the full 9 frame auto bracketing feature is so very nice. It is very rugged and extremely easy to use. The only real negative I can point out is the weight, but that should be expected with a body like this. I shoot mostly on a tripod anyways so it isn't a huge bother.
Pros: 9 Frame Auto Bracketing, Easy To Use, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Quality, Large Clear LCD
I recommend the camera to anyone looking for a rugged professional camera.
23 October 2013
Summary: This is a big and heavy camera, if that bothers you the D800 may be a better fit. The speed of focus seems to be twice as fast as my D2x and is spot on, under normal circumstances it doesn't hunt and when it does, it searches very fast. The shutter is loud and seems to vibrate the camera, ergonomics are perfect for me. It is much sharper than anything I've owned (D2x, D90, D60, Kodak pro 14/n).
Excerpt: I am a semi pro photographer - use my bodies for portraits, landscape, and product photography. I have just purchased this body and am currently shooting some small stones that will be printed very large format for commercial art. Let me just say that the 24 mp has blown all other images with my D3S away!!
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Good Image Quality
Excerpt: I am a nature/landscape pohotographer. This camera has phenomenal resolution and incredible low-light performance. The ergonomics are great. I can find no fault with it. Some would say it lacks video which is true. However, I have no need for that capability. I have been saving for this camera for a long time and it exceeds my expectations. Nikon has also reduced the weight as compared to the previous model (D2x).
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, High ISO Performance, Large Clear LCD, Quiet
Excerpt: I was previously shooting a couple of D700's, a D3s, and a F100, and felt I needed something with a bit more resolution for large size print, without having to use the F100. So I looked at the D800, but I didnt manage to make friends with it. I missed the dedicated AF controls, and the files were simply too large to work with for my use (photo journalism, a lot of on-the-road editing). So what to do?
Summary: I own a film camera from Nikon and it is a F5. Probably this will say you in first place why I bought the D3X. I was shooting digital with a 24 MP and a 12 MP from other manufacturer but when I was going really big in my printing (20X30, 24X36 or bigger), the equipment have no the quality in lenses or the reproduction of color that Nikon offer.