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The D3 is Nikon's flagship FX digital camera, if only because it's Nikon's sole FX digital camera. But the D3 justifies its standing in the Nikon ranks on much more than mere exclusivity. Unparalleled ISO performance, a 9 fps full resolution shooting rate, exceptional color and image quality, a superb monitor, robust construction, outstanding build quality and a full frame sensor offering wide angle and depth of field lens performance like a 35mm film camera are some of the attributes that makes Nikon's latest pro model a must-have for serious Nikon shooters. quote


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Critic reviews

9.5
6 reviews
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    10
  • Video quality
  • Battery life
    9.1
  • Design and form factor
    9.2
  • Durability
    9.0
  • Speed (start-up time, lag)
    9.6
  • Ease of use
    8.0

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9.5
2 reviews
  • Image quality
    10
  • Video quality
    8.0
  • Battery life
    10
  • Design and form factor | 1 comment
    9.0
  • Durability
    10
  • Speed (start-up time, lag) | 1 comment
    10
  • Ease of use
    10
9.0
CNET Jul 30, 2008

Nikon's flagship dSLR packs a full-frame 12-megapixel sensor and is a highly versatile imaging powerhouse that lets photographers create images previously impossible to capture.

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9.0
Digital Photography Review Apr 1, 2008

For a sports camera it's also a surprisingly good studio and landscape camera, and if there's a better DSLR out there for photojournalists and red carpet paps we've yet to meet it.

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10
Ken Rockwell Aug 23, 2007

The Nikon D3 excels for news, sports and event photography where you need it to work under any condition. If you get knocked over and knocked out, you'll come up shooting with the D3 even if you're still seeing stars. The D3 just works as an extension of your imagination.

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10
Imaging Resource Jan 21, 2009

The Nikon D3 is the bread-and-butter professional digital SLR camera, whose features stack up quite well against both of Canon's high-end digital SLRs.

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9.0
DigitalCameraReview Feb 26, 2008

The D3 is simply a state of the art, high-performance pro camera, and few of us who've been fortunate enough to get our hands on one would argue that it isn't worth every penny of that lofty price tag.

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9.0
roswell62 roswell62

Definitely a pro camera. A lot of features only a pro could love such as shooting banks where you can customize settings and select them from memory. You have to think about settings and how frequently you use them for this to be a usefull feature. Another example is the vertical shooting grip. I...

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