Nikon D3X Test Shot

I was at DCIM at Midvalley on Saturday and I managed to try out Nikon’s flagship dSLR, the Nikon D3X.

Image courtesy of Nikon Malaysia.

Mounted with a massive Nikkor 400mm f/2.8 AFS VR lens, the whole setup cost the same as a Proton Waja. Here’s a photo taken with this RM50k setup:

Click on the photo to get to the flickr page for a bigger version. 24.5 megapixels big to be exact. And also check out the EXIF data.

Extremely fast focusing, extremely sharp photos and extremely responsive camera. Reminds me of the Nikon D2X that I had before. I also tried Live view but focusing during Live view was very slow. So slow in fact that I don’t know when you’ll ever need to use that. The continuous shooting of the D3X at 5fps wasn’t even near the machine-gun rate of the D3 which churns out 9 frames per second.

I also tried the Nikon D3 at ISO 25600 but I couldn’t show the result here because it ran out of battery when I was going to pop my card in. But the image was still pretty much usable, something you would expect from a full frame sensor.

The Nikon D3X retails at RM 29,988.00 Continue reading