Nikon D3 Firmware Update Reveals 24-Megapixel D3x, Already in the Wild

Nikon's flagship full-frame DSLR, the D3, is a lot of things, but a megapixel warrior it is not, shooting a mere 12.1MP to other flagship DSLRs' 20+. Nikon said it was avoiding the pointless megapixel war. But the latest firmware update for the D3 turns up a string for the "D3x" containing the image sizes "6048x4032… »4/17/08 9:30pm4/17/08 9:30pm

$5000 Nikon D3 Dropped 15 Feet Onto Concrete, On Camera

One owner of a shiny Nikon D3, $5000 of flagship DSLR goodness, decided that it was a ripe target for some destructive testing. So, he dropped it 15 feet onto a bricked walkway. Yes, that's not too far off a two-story drop. Onto something damn hard. We found this idea so traumatic, gentle Giz readers, that we've held… »3/12/08 11:23am3/12/08 11:23am

Nikon D3 Test Photos in Florence Italy: The Teasing Continues

Yesterday we teased you and your empty wallet with a taste of the D3 unboxing, and today we will tease you with some sample shots the folks at LetsGoDigtial took in Florence Italy. With all of this coverage, even I want to find a way to scrounge together the $5000 it would take to buy it. And I'm no professional… »12/06/07 7:45pm12/06/07 7:45pm

Nikon D3 Unboxing: A Preview of Your Holiday (Hopefully)

If you want a little preview of what it might be like to open up one of these 12.1 megapixel (FX format) Nikon D3 DSLRs this holiday season, now is your chance to soak it all in thanks to the folks at chromatic. The unboxing may be a little short on text, but the pictures should hold you until you can get your own.… »12/04/07 8:20pm12/04/07 8:20pm

Hands On D3 and D300 Impressions: Beefy and Beautiful

Click to viewAfter holding the D3 and D300 for several minutes, the Digital Rebel XTi I'm using (blasphemy at a Nikon event, I know) feels like a fucking toy—when I fired the D3 on burst mode, I felt like Arnold firing the minigun in T2 between the rapid clacking and the weight. I've never held a more solid-feeling… »8/23/07 6:30am8/23/07 6:30am