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Nikon D3 : Specifications and Opinions


Nikon D3


The Nikon D3 is a reflex camera with FF (1.0x) sensor and 12.1 megapixels manufactured from 2007 to 2009 (discontinued). The range of sensitivities, including ISO extension, is 100 - 25600 ISO and it has a continuous shooting (burst mode) of 9 FPS x 22 RAW / 130 JPEG. The average price, when it has been added to the JuzaPhoto database, is 4100 €;
67 users have given it an average vote of 9.4 out of 10


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 Sensor
 Format   Fullframe, 36 x 24 mm (image ratio 3:2, crop factor 1.0x in comparison with FF)
 Resolution   12.1 megapixel
 ISO sensitivities   100 - 25600
 File formats   RAW, JPEG

 Esposure
 Shutter speeds   30" - 1/8000
 Exp. compensation   +/- 5 stops at 1/2 steps
 Exp. modes   P, S, A, M
 Metering modes   Multi-Area, Semi-Spot, Spot

 Features
 Mount   Nikon F (click here to view al compatible lenses)
 Stabilization   No
 Autofocus (AF areas)   51
 Continuos shooting   9 FPS x 22 RAW / 130 JPEG
 Live View   Yes
 MLU/SS   Yes, Mirrok Lock Up
 Dust reduction   No
 Video mode   No
 WiFi   No
 GPS   No

 Built and notes
 Touchscreen   No
 LCD   3.0", 640 x 480 pixels, fixed
 Viewfinder   Optical, coverage 100%, 0.70x
 Flash   No
 Storage   CF
 Storage, Slot 2   CF
 Battery   Li-Ion, Nikon EN-EL4
 Weather sealing   Yes
 Weight   1300 g
 Dimensions   160 x 157 x 88 mm
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avatarjunior
sent on November 17, 2020

Pros: Aesthetics, robustness, sense of solidity, feeling, shutter sound, battery life, current used price, image quality!

Cons: As someone has already written: the fact that it is not eternal and the day will come when it will abandon me... but the way I use it, it's going to take many years ^_^

Opinion: I immediately begin by saying that ISO, MEGAPIXEL and PESO for me are absolutely not negative aspects.... I thought about it a lot before I bought it and in the end I concluded this: ISO: usually shooting during the day, outdoors or indoors with controlled lights... I almost never shoot over 200 iso... very few times at 400 and only rarely at 800. Out of habit or because I was used to 1600 and beyond I avoid it... right or wrong that it is is my modus and I do not need to take home the photo at any cost, so I only shoot when conditions allow. MEGAPIXEL: "quantity does not mean quality...." here the megapixels are 12 ... but 12 quality ... and what quality.... so all pixels are full of detail, no noise or fried pixels, what do I need 20 or more megapixels where half are to be thrown away or retouched and take up hundreds of megas of space? I don't do big prints, at most 30x40, if I audience on IG or FB I just need 2/3 megapixels and if I look at them on the 4k monitor with 12 Megapixels I go far beyond the screen size. I believe that 12 megapixels in 2020 is absolutely even more than enough !!! (for my use) WEIGHT: honestly this was the look that scared me the most .... everyone who told me about this car told me it's a studio machine, to put on an easel and leave it there because of the excessive weight!!! ... Well, are we kidding? The lost machine 1.3 kg is perfectly balanced and balanced, as soon as you take it in your hand the feeling is crazy, I honestly imagined it moooolto heavier! It is not a feather but in the end it is not so much heavier than a normal reflex with battery grip or with an important lens. It's beautiful to hold and carry around... of course you have to be passionate... because the results it gives and the pleasantness of the shot it gives, are worth having to carry a few more hects. Luckily I bought a splendid specimen to say the least... in fact let's say immaculate with less than 60k shots... it is a wonderful machine, perfect, precise, it does not make a fold, everything in the right place, every detail is practical, comfortable and well studied, I will not want to part with it anymore ... and when you then look at the files you are literally grounded.... I hope it lasts me forever!!! I obviously recommend it to everyone for a unique experience... but buy it only if it is well maintained.... it's absolutely worth !!!

avatarjunior
sent on October 19, 2020

Pros: It's a flagship, space viewfinder, it's not afraid of the mountains, photo quality.

Cons: The 2007 sensor obviously cannot compete with modern ISO > 3200. Live view is there but it's not there.

Opinion: I am a photoadamator, I bought this historic room in 2020 at an unbeatable price (13 years after the release, it was the FIRST FX Nikon). My previous car was a Nikon d3100, which is the entry level. This camera gave me the opportunity to enter the world of photography holding a unique and irreplaceable piece, from which I learned a lot. I start from the crosshairs saying that, after getting used to the circular one of the D3, I can no longer shoot with any other machine (only the D8xx has the same). Its circular construction brings the eye directly into the lens and elisses the undesvolved lateral vision. Continuing, the top-of-the-range setting allows you to handle the handle as you can't do on any other body with battery grip. This allows you to organize WB, ISO and Q separately from time and diaphragms thanks to the presence of the lower screen and dedicated keys (UNFORTUNATELY NOT BACKLIT!). In a nutshell, when small objectives are mounted, the ergonomics are perfect and each finger corresponds to a command. The "large DSLR body" therefore allows you to be more and more efficient, but weighs a lot. However, this is an advantage for me: if important canvases are mounted, the weight of the body balances the lenses both by hand but above all on tripods, while if light lenses are mounted the weight gives handling and does not weigh too much. However, what really makes this object unique is the superior tropicalization. Experience has taught me that for mountain excursions from September to May it is not possible to replace the Nikon Dx series, such as the D3, with other body cars. In fact, its construction allows you to always be ready to shoot not taking care of the mixed ice snow, but above all it does not suffer from the difficult moments when the climber is forced not to be able to take particular care of the safety of the camera. Snow, polar cold and small bumps due to climbing are not a problem (if you use your head a minimum). Imagine you have a crazy D850 with the tipper screen... The ISO estate is that of 2007. In 2007 this was nikon's first digital full frame sensor (Canon still didn't have them) and at the time getting to 4000 ISO as the D3 gets there was unthinkable. Now a Z5 arrives without problems at 10,000 ISOs, it has been 13 years, but it has to be said that the D3s represents a further leap high and also reaches 12,000 excellent ISOs. Personally with this machine I never exceed 4000 ISO but at the need you can use the 6400, higher ISO I would say no. So the merits of this body are limited to the "body"? ?. The autofocus is very precise and fast, the exposures and WB perfect, the CF cards very fast. The volley is excellent (11 fps) and allows you to capture the action dramatically when flanked by a good goal. Thanks to these features the images are fabulous, they almost never need a slight correction, the colors are typical of the best of Nikon so at the absolute top. These 12 mpx are great, but if you need to print bigger then maybe you need a 45mpx, but honestly I don't see any difference between 12 and 24 if you use your smartphone. Finally: a car to photograph and fall in love with.

avatarjunior
sent on September 05, 2020

Pros: Af. Construction. No unnecessary embroidery.

Cons: Weight but manageable.

Opinion: I've been using it for 10 years. THE DSLR. It has a Swedish sniper AF, a solid construction from high carpenter. I also nail the tiles for the shelves. Absence of all the lazy electronics minchionates that put on new toys. For the preview of the exhibition there is the display meter. The live view would be there as well but it's a sloth. With this machine you shoot nose from the bottom or from above because in the time you start to make 10 shots, with new toys you make one... Blurred. It has a button for each function and I see the menu once a year. It comes to 6400 iso almost clean indeed with a nice grain manageable in the post. Who needs it most? I leave the races to the kids. Perfect white balance. Ready-made jpeg when you burglars to produce posts. With 12 megapixels I make A3 prints and 40x60 albums and do not enlarge to 200% to monitor. These are sick games. I mean, let's give this gift. Make yourself a serious car. In fact, in this case it is the machine that chooses you. So good luck.

avatarjunior
sent on December 02, 2019

Pros: no-frills professional machine

Cons: Not for everyone

Opinion: Thank you Nikon, for building this reflex that is still among the professional reflexes my favorite. I own three bodies and I use them daily, they never stop are tanks, the file it produces is surprisingly perfect , the megapixels that has 12 million is perfect, and sometimes when I need use the drop function, and I have to say that the thread that makes me r I marvel at the sharpness it provides. I use them mainly on manual fixed nettles and on some professional zoom nikon autofocus, but the manual optics are perfect on this body, indeed it seems to photograph with a Nikon F3HP or Nikon F4S. I think it's going to be a long time before I switch to the Mirrorless Nikon house, the reflex world for me is the best. Thank you all. Walter

avatarjunior
sent on May 06, 2019

Pros: Excellent sensor, easy to use.

Cons: Display Area selector on the pentaprism.

Opinion: I also made a similar choice, I got "freed" of a newer APS-C machine; It was complex, with unnecessary effects and I never found the taste setting. Also, 24 MP on a reduced sensor for long exposures are excessive. The D3 is simple to use, 12 MP's are more than enough, the main functions are comfortable on the back of the appliance and not boxed in to some sub-menus. Choice aimed at a landscaped and armed use with a 28mm 1.8 G, it returns sharp images. I was looking for a solid, robust and with good autonomy. Often you read if it still makes sense in 2019 a D3? Put aside the mental health, it has not stopped being a great product. Give up a newer appliance for a D3? If you found the right tool for you yes. I personally had hastily yielded a D90 for a D7100. I didn't sleep at night; I took home a D300. But that's another story.




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