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Nikon D3

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Nikon D3 review: specs and price

Nikon D3
Nikon D3

Why is Nikon D3 better than the average?

  • Sensor size
    23.9 x 36mmvs158.3mm
  • Focus points
    51vs46.93
  • Continuous shooting at high resolution
    9fpsvs6.57fps
  • Maximum light sensitivity
    25600 ISOvs15728.84 ISO
  • Noise
    2290ISOvs970.79ISO
  • longer battery life
    4300shotsvs389.64shots
  • Image quality
    81vs68.19
  • Fastest shutter speed
    1/8000svs1/2816s

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Design

1.Weather sealed
Nikon D3

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.

2. more viewfinder coverage

100%

With 100% coverage you can compose the image correctly when you capture the photo. With less than full coverage you may have to crop your photos afterwards to get them looking perfect.

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Leica Q-P

100%

3.Has a built-in focus motor
Nikon D3

The focus motor moves the lens in order to autofocus. For system cameras, having a focus motor in the camera's body allows you to use a wide range of lenses, including lenses which do not have their own focus motor. For compact cameras, a focus motor is usually built-in.

4.has an optical viewfinder
Nikon D3

An optical viewfinder (or OVF) allows the photographer to compose a shot while seeing exactly what the lens sees. There is no time lag and they require no power - as opposed to electronic viewfinders which can drain battery life. They are also better in low light situations.

5. higher resolution (screen)

922k dots

A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.

Best

Fujifilm X-T1 + XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS

1040000k dots

6.weight

1.24kg

Best

HTC Re

65.5g

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Optics

1.focus points

51

The more focus points the more flexibility in picking which part of the scene to focus on. They also give the image sensor a better probability in identifying the right area of the scene to focus on in more automatic modes.

Best

Canon EOS R

5655

2.sensor size

23.9 x 36mm

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.

Best

Polaroid Snap

81.2 x 25.4mm

3.has AF tracking
Nikon D3

With AF tracking, once you choose the subject and press the shutter release part way down, as the subject moves, the autofocus will follow it. No more out of focus shots.

4.megapixels

12.87MP

Best

Panono Camera

108MP

5.maximum light sensitivity

25600 ISO

With a higher light sensitivity (ISO level), the sensor absorbs more light. This can be used to capture moving objects using a fast shutter speed, or to take images in low light without using a flash.

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Nikon D7500 + Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

1640000 ISO

6.Has phase detection autofocus for photos
Nikon D3

A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus, allowing for sharper images.

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Videography

1.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
Nikon D3

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.

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Battery

1. longer battery life

4300shots

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.

Best

Nikon D3x

4400shots

2.has a removable battery
Nikon D3

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

3.battery power

2500mAh

Best

Samsung Galaxy NX Mirrorless + 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6

4360mAh

4.has a rechargeable battery
Nikon D3

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

5.has a battery level indicator
Nikon D3

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

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Features

1.noise

2290ISO

The maximum ISO at which the device still captures excellent quality images. Source: DxOMark.

Best

Sony Alpha a7 III

3730ISO

2.image quality

81

A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. Source: DxOMark.

Best

Nikon D850

100

3.color depth

23.5bits

The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.

Best

HP Photosmart R927

42bits

4.dynamic range

12.2Evs

The better the dynamic range the system captures a wider number of values from dark to light leading to more details in low and highlights. Source: DxOMark.

Best

Nikon D810A

14.8Evs

5.has an external memory slot
Nikon D3

The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) so that you can either extend the internal storage with affordable memory modules or you can retrieve data, such as photographs, easily from a memory card.

6.can be controlled remotely
Nikon D3

A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.

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