Nikon Officially Announces D3X Digital SLR

Submitted by lalit on December 1, 2008 - 6:57pm.

After numerous rumors, Nikon has officially announced the flagship D3X digital SLR with 24.5-megapixel CMOS FX format sensor.  The new camera is Nikon’s highest resolution camera and will compete directly with Canon’s EOS-1Ds Mark III. In continuous shooting mode the camera can shoot 5 fps at full resolution and 7 fps at 10-megapixel resolution. The D3X features 3-inch LCD screen with Live View, 51-point autofocus, dual-UDMA CF slot, 16bits EXPEED image processor and sealed body.
“In 2007, the 12.1-megapixel FX-format D3 delivered groundbreaking digital SLR image quality, coupled with incomparable high ISO, low noise performance and high speed handling. In doing so, the D3 broke photographic barriers, enabling photographers to work in ways never before possible,” said Edward Fasano, general manager for Marketing, SLR Systems Products at Nikon. “Now the new 24.5-megapixel FX-format D3X D-SLR provides the extreme resolution and high dynamic range capabilities needed to meet the extraordinary needs of photographic disciplines such as high fashion, commercial advertising and fine art. The D3X delivers this remarkable capability while fitting seamlessly within the Nikon system, taking full advantage of Nikon’s world-renowned collection of NIKKOR lenses and Speedlights.”
Other features on D3x include ISO range of 100 to 1600, 0.12 seconds start-up time, 0.04 seconds shutter release lag, RGB light sensor based Scene Recognition System, Picture Control System and 3D Color Matrix Metering II. The Nikon D3X will ship in December 2008 for estimated retail price of $7999.95.