Nikon D3 Review

Review Date: February 18th 2008
Author: Gavin Stoker

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Page 1
Introduction / Ease of Use
Page 2
Image Quality
Page 3
Sample Images
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Design
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Specifications
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Conclusion

Conclusion


Ratings (out of 5)
Design
4.5
Features
5
Ease-of-Use
4.5
Image Quality
5
Value for Money
4.5

The Nikon D3 has got to be the top choice for anyone wanting high quality, rapid-fire image capture, or extremely low light photography without flash, who is not otherwise wedded to the Canon system. Press Ė sports and news Ė photographers are the ones who are going to get the most out of its capabilities, which stretch beyond those needed by the average photo hobbyist, and these professionals are also the ones most likely to be able to stomach that price tag without complaint. Having just interviewed photographers working in RAF ground staff, police and medical services at the time of writing, the Nikon D3 has been uniformly adopted as their camera of choice Ė and itís not hard to see why.† Plus, as other reviewers have pointed out, with a D3 you get a camera with the best bits of its D2Xs and D2H predecessors without having to buy both. That said, the DSLRís heft with lens attached means that itís not the one youíll want to be lugging around with you all day firing off holiday snaps, the D300 a sensible alternative if you donít feel the need for speed or (obviously) full frame capture. But the fact that the Nikon D3 is (currently) pretty much peerless means this is a rare occasion of a camera deserving the full compliment of review stars.

Page 1
Introduction / Ease of Use
Page 2
Image Quality
Page 3
Sample Images
Page 4
Design
Page 5
Specifications
Page 6
Conclusion

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