J.D. Power & Associates ranked Nikon D-series SLRs ‘Highest in Customer Satisfaction in digital SLR Cameras’ and that was not for nothing!Nikon’s D3 is another masterpiece from the same line. The Nikon-original 12.1-megapixel FX-format (23.9 x 36mm) CMOS sensor aligns beautifully with Nikon’s exclusive digital image processing system to deliver breathtakingly rich image quality. The camera’s 3.0-inch super density 920,000-dot VGA color monitor has a 170-degree wide-angle viewing and its tempered-glass protection makes it possible for even more critical image review.The new D3 continues shooting up to 9 frames per second at full FX resolution and upto 11 fps in the DX Crop mode and also features unprecedented shooting speeds for sports and other fast-action photography while the fast and accurate 51-point autofocus with 3D Focus Tracking and three Dynamic AF modes deliver with precision at lightening speeds.
You can also shoot with perfection in a studio, at remote situations or even from challenging angles with its two LiveView shooting modes, Hand-held and Tripod. Experience the unit’s Extreme Low-noise ISO range with Nikon’s Advanced Noise Reduction that enables you to choose and select from 200-6400 ISO with an expanded range that includes LO-1 (100 ISO), Hi-1 (12,800 ISO) and Hi-2 (25,600 ISO).
With an improved 1,005-pixel 3DColor Matrix Metering II , Nikon’s exclusive Scene Recognition System (SRS) you can get even better intelligent auto exposure capabilities as well as smarter white balance detection and faster, more accurate AF performance.
Nikon’s Self-diagnostic shutter system is tested to 300,00 cycles while the D3’s New Picture Control settings gives you the option of dramatically advanced color control with 4 preset options: Standard, Neutral, Vivid and Monochrome, along with 9 customizable settings. Estimated Street Price: $4,999.95 (Camera body only, lens sold separately)