On average, based on fourty-three expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, DP Review and CNET.com the average expert rating of this Nikon camera is 93 out of 100. That puts this camera in the top 1% of all the similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for the last year.
Owner Reviews Are Excellent
This camera has a marvellous average owner rating based on 20 owner reviews.
Good Quality Pictures
Twenty-six customers mentioned in their reviews that the product was able to produce good images. G. Patrick Byers mentioned in his review of the Nikon D3 “Read the quick start section, this camera can take good pictures almost by itself”. G. Patrick Byers also mentioned “I would highly recommend this camera to those that are Pro's or like me a serious want to be Pro who has been taking pictures for almost 50 of my 58 years”. J. Collette mentioned on Amazon “It becomes an excellent performer in any photography situation you can imagine” in their Nikon D3 review and rated this digital camera as very good.
Thirteen Nikon D3 owners concluded that it had a good ISO range. Whatdigitalcamera.com wrote in their review six years ago “It offered high-quality results at high speed and offered a huge ISO range (up to 25,600 expanded) which was, at the time” . Photographyblog.com mentioned in their review of the Nikon D3 on expert review site PhotographyBlog.com in the same month “Offering an incredible ISO range of 100 to 102,400, you really can use the D3S hand-held in the dimmest of lighting conditions, for both still images”. Kenrockwell.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Exceptional High ISO performance”.
A number of customers concluded that this digital camera had a good picture resolution. Expert review site Techworld.com wrote “Enticing those shooting sport and action photography” in their review of this digital camera. Kenrockwell.com said “Theres exceptional detail and resolution, as well as a superb dynamic range”. Kenrockwell.com also said “Breathtaking continuous shooting rates”.
A number of Nikon D3 owners said in their reviews that the product was good in low light. Mandy P said in her review of the Nikon D3 on Amazon “Fast shutter and fabulous low-light capability with much less grain when you boost the iso”. Expert website Photographyblog.com wrote “The Nikon D3S is the best low-light camera ever - period” in their review of the Nikon D3 and gave the product a rating of 5 stars. Kenrockwell.com wrote in their review “Great low light performance”.
A number of Nikon D3 reviewers said in their reviews that it had a good image sensor. Expert website Cnet.com mentioned “Nikons 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”. Kickstartnews.com wrote in their review of the Nikon D3 “The full frame Nikon FX sensor and the Nikon EXPEED processor are tuned”. Pocket-Lint.com wrote “The D3s has an all-new FX format full-frame sensor and enhanced specification, rugged” in their Nikon D3 review and gave the Nikon D3 a score of 5 stars.
Good Product Quality
A number of Nikon D3 owners who bought the product thought it was good quality. J. Collette said in their review of the Nikon D3 on Amazon “Image quality is magnificent”. S. D. Perry wrote “The quality is simply outstanding”. Eight years ago Techworld.com mentioned “Digital files normally accused of looking ‘flat’ have an attractively 3D film-like quality.” in their review of this digital camera.
A few Nikon D3 owners reckoned that it was well made. Northwest Photo Enthusiast wrote in their review on Amazon “The D3 feels solid, substantial”. Paul Huang scored the product 5 stars and he wrote six years ago “D3 has all-around solid strength” in his Nikon D3 review. Kenrockwell.com mentioned “Excellent image quality, build, lowlight performance, speed” in their review of this digital camera.
A few Nikon D3 owners who bought it considered that it was strong and durable. John wrote “The construction and speed is robust and Nikon shooters already know about the excellent ergonomics” in his review of this digital camera. Kenrockwell.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Rugged build quality” . Pocket-Lint.com said on expert review site Pocket Lint eight years ago “Full pro specification in terms of rugged build” and gave it a score of 5 stars.
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Good Quality Lens
Some Nikon D3 reviewers who reviewed the Nikon D3 considered that it had a good autofocus. Eight years ago Richard Howland-Bolton rated this digital camera as excellent and he wrote “It worked perfectly! Focusing it was even easier! Finally I can use all my old 35mm Nikkors”. S. D. Perry wrote “The Nikon grabs the focus immediately” and rated it 5 stars. S. D. Perry also wrote “The camera has incredible autofocus”.
Several customers who purchased it agreed that it had a good zoom. Kenrockwell.com wrote “Canons EOS 450D comes with an image stabilised zoom to aid sharp results in low light” . Techradar.com wrote on expert review site Techradar “For that, you can get a D3 body, one of the brand-new Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 N-series lenses and Nikons fabulous 14-24mm N-series wide-angle zoom” in their review.
A Top Selling Product
Across all cameras, the D3 is one the fastest selling products currently available for sale according to Amazon sales data.
A number of Nikon D3 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it was ergonomic. John said on Amazon “Nikon shooters already know about the excellent ergonomics and button layout” and rated the product 5 stars. Kenrockwell.com said in their review “Excellent image quality, excellent ergonomics, great design”. Kenrockwell.com also said “Ergonomic continuity”.
Some Nikon D3 reviewers agreed that the product was good looking. Expert website Letsgodigital.org said “The Nikon D3 was already a beautiful DSLR camera that left very little to be desired” in their review of this digital camera and gave the Nikon D3 a score of 5 stars. Thestar.com.my said seven years ago “However, these two changes are actually pretty significant and makes an already highly-regarded professional”.
One Nikon D3 owner who bought it concluded that it was well designed. Kenrockwell.com said “Well designed, pro-level weather-sealed body”. One customer said that it was smooth. Photographybay.com wrote “The prints are quite smooth”.
Easy to Use
Some Nikon D3 owners agreed that this digital camera was easy to use. Pricemo.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Excellent image quality, particularly at very high sensitivities, great ergonomics, design and control layout, menu system, comprehensive feature set” . Pricemo.com also said “Inspirational to use”. Expert review site Photographybay.com wrote in their review of the Nikon D3 “Again, this exercise was intended to be a little more practical than pixel peeping”.
Some people who purchased this digital camera reckoned that it was easy to use the menus. Eight years ago G. Patrick Byers wrote “I understood many of the control dials and settings and loved the positioning” in his review of the Nikon D3 and gave the product a rating of 5 stars. Expert review site Eisa.eu mentioned in their review of this digital camera “The quality of the Nikon D3S high ISO settings is unsurpassed for low noise”. Expert review site Gadgetshow.channel5.com mentioned “It offers an impressive range of ISO settings (200-6400, with a boost to 25600” in their review of the Nikon D3.
A few Nikon D3 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the product was easy to handle. S. D. Perry said “Even a 1D MK III), there is just no comparison! This camera handles like it was designed by a photographer, not a tech” and gave it a very good review score. Kenrockwell.com said in their review of the Nikon D3 “Great build and handles well”.
Good Screen / Viewfinder
A few customers said in their reviews that it had a good screen. S. D. Perry rated the product 5 stars and said “An incredible screen on the back you can use to check focus accurately (impossible with any current Canon, at least by comparison” in their review of the Nikon D3. Kenrockwell.com said “Great Rear Screen”. Photoanswers.co.uk said on Photo Answers.co.uk “A fabulous LCD screen and speedy image-processing, Nikon is all set take on the competition…Clic”.
One Nikon D3 owner wrote that it had a good viewfinder. S. D. Perry rated the product as excellent and mentioned on Amazon “A viewfinder so good you can actually manually focus with it if you like” in their Nikon D3 review.
Nikon Cameras Have Good Reviews
We checked 19,074 user and expert reviews for Nikon cameras and found that on average Nikon has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Nikon has good ratings specifically for its digital cameras.
Acceptable Noise Level
Three people who purchased it agreed that it was noisy. Kenrockwell.com mentioned “HighISO shooting is fantastic, with low noise, even at ISO 3200” in their review of the Nikon D3. Kenrockwell.com also mentioned “Better balanced noise reduction than most”.
Several customers who purchased it said that it was quiet. Digicambuyer.co.uk rated it as excellent and wrote in their Nikon D3 review on expert review site Digicam Buyer.co.uk “Nikon has taken its time, quietly working”. Pricemo.com mentioned in their review of the Nikon D3 “Quiet shutter”.
One person wrote in their reviews that this digital camera had email functionality. Jim Altengarten mentioned “Cameta's customer service responded immediately to my e-mail with an offer of a full refund or exchange” in his review.
Good Technical Features
Some Nikon D3 owners mentioned in their reviews that it had good features. S. D. Perry wrote in their review of the Nikon D3 eight years ago “You'll understand! It has a TON of incredible features.” and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Expert website Macworld.co.uk gave the Nikon D3 an excellent review and mentioned “It has a feature set to make the mouth water too” in their review. Expert website Digitalcamerareview.com mentioned six years ago “It has the feature set, speed, flexibility” in their review of this digital camera.
Two people who reviewed the Nikon D3 reckoned that it had a good flash.
Good Video Capture
Two Nikon D3 reviewers who purchased it thought it was good for video recording. Expert website Videomaker.com wrote “Tom Cunningham is a video ent” in their review. Pricemo.com said in their review of the Nikon D3 “We wish the 3s had a better movie mode 5 minutes of filming at 720p isnt earthshattering” .
Just Released Six Months Ago
This digital camera is one of the most recent cameras to be released.
10 Reasons Against
One customer concluded that it did not have good technical guidance. Six years ago Pricemo.com mentioned “Of equal concern is the lack of manual control” in their review.
Not Good in Terms of Size
A few Nikon D3 reviewers who purchased the Nikon D3 considered that it was not heavy and bulky. G. Patrick Byers said in his review of this digital camera “The D3 is a solid built, on the heavy side, intuitive camera”. G. Patrick Byers also mentioned “I prefer the heavy feel, I disliked the light plastic, cheap feel of so many of the cheaper SLR's”. In November Michael L. Taylor mentioned on Amazon “I should have known that a camera listed as acceptable would have seen heavy use”.
Like most of the other digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the D3, the Nikon D3 is not waterproof.
Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser
Most digital cameras that were released in the last 12 months do not have an image stabiliser. The Nikon D3 is no exception to this as it too does not have an image stabiliser.
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Does Not Support Full HD Video
Most recently released digital cameras do not support Full HD video. The Nikon D3 is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD video.
Not 3D Compatible
The Nikon D3 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the D3 are also not 3D compatible.
Does Not Have a GPS
Like most of the other digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the D3, the Nikon D3 does not have a GPS.
Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity
Most digital cameras that are a similar age to the D3 do not support WiFi connectivity. The Nikon D3 is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.
Does Not Support Video Recording
Like most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the D3, the Nikon D3 does not support video recording.
Does Not Have a Built-In Flash
The Nikon D3 does not have a built-in flash, although keep in mind that most of the other digital cameras that have been available for the last year also do not have a built-in flash.
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