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Nikon D3 Digital Camera

$229.99
SLR 12.1MP Jun 2016
Camera Type Megapixel Release Date
Nineteen industry awards
Limited video mode
Breathtaking price
100 Reviews + 19 Awards
CNET.com Editor's Choice PhotographyBlog.com Essential DP Review Highly Recommended What Digital Camera Gold
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Reviews

Nineteen Industry Awards

This camera has received nineteen awards from experts in digital cameras.

The authors at four expert review sites all thought that this Nikon camera was marvellous and gave it their highest award. CNET.com, CNET.com.au, Photoreview.com.au and Digicam Buyer.co.uk all gave this Nikon digital camera an "Editor's Choice" award.

The editors of three more expert review sites all thought that this low megapixel digital camera was great. This camera received a "Highly Recommended" award from both Ephotozine and DP Review and Ljudochbild.se gave it an "Especially Recommended" award.

This digital camera received a "Recommended" award from websites Digitalfotoforalla.se, Theregister.co.uk and Digitalfoto.dk all of whom decided that this Nikon digital camera was good.

Two more expert review sites both liked this camera. Review website What Digital Camera gave this digital camera a "Gold" award and wrote it was brilliant and it received a Best4reviews.com "Best Buy" award.

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Excellent Expert Reviews

On average, based on fourty-three expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, DP Review, What Digital Camera and CNET.com this low megapixel digital camera has an overall expert rating of 93%. This means that experts think this camera is one of the very best similar spec digital cameras that came out in the last year.

Excellent User Reviews

People who bought this camera rated this digital camera as marvellous on average. 17 reviewers gave this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Nikon Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

Based on 25,534 expert and owner reviews (including 548 verified purchases), Nikon has good ratings for its digital cameras. Nikon also has good ratings specifically within its low megapixel digital cameras range compared to other brands. 99% of those that bought a Nikon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Five people said in their reviews that it was heavy and bulky. Michael L. Taylor mentioned on Amazon “I should have known that a camera listed as acceptable would have seen heavy use” in his review of this digital camera. G. Patrick Byers wrote “I prefer the heavy feel, I disliked the light plastic, cheap feel of so many of the cheaper SLR's” in his review of the Nikon D3 and scored it a maximum of 5 stars. G. Patrick Byers also wrote “The D3 is a solid built, on the heavy side, intuitive camera” in his review.

Two customers who bought it said that it was a good body shape. One owner mentioned in their reviews that it was good structurally. John rated this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and he mentioned on Amazon “The construction and speed is robust”.

One owner wrote in their reviews that it was lightweight. Northwest Photo Enthusiast said “A lightweight.” and rated it 4 stars out of 5.

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Smart TV

Good Connectivity

One customer said in their reviews that it had email functionality. Jim Altengarten wrote on Amazon “Cameta's customer service responded immediately to my e-mail with an offer of a full refund or exchange” in his review of this digital camera.


Great Rear Screen

Three customers who reviewed it thought it had a good screen. Kenrockwell.com wrote “Great Rear Screen” in their review of this digital camera. Photoanswers.co.uk wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Photo Answers.co.uk eight years ago “A fabulous LCD screen and speedy image-processing, Nikon is all set take on the competition…Clic” and rated it a maximum of 5 stars. S. D. Perry wrote “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 this digital camera.

Two customers who reviewed it wrote that it had a good viewfinder. Kenrockwell.com wrote “Viewfinder doesn't clip image”. S. D. Perry said in their review of this digital camera “A viewfinder so good you can actually manually focus with it if you like” and scored it a maximum of 5 stars.

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Good Flash

Two customers who reviewed the product wrote that it had a good flash.

Excellent Advanced Autofocus System

Five owners who bought it considered that it had a good autofocus. Kenrockwell.com wrote in their review of the Nikon D3 “Excellent advanced autofocus system” . S. D. Perry wrote on Amazon “The Nikon grabs the focus immediately” in their review of this digital camera. Richard Howland-Bolton said on Amazon nine years ago “It worked perfectly! Focusing it was even easier! Finally I can use all my old 35mm Nikkors”.

Two customers who reviewed it agreed that it had a good zoom. Five years ago Kenrockwell.com wrote “Canons EOS 450D comes with an image stabilised zoom to aid sharp results in low light” in their review of this digital camera. Expert website Techradar.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “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” and rated the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

One owner reckoned that the product had a good lens.

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Image Quality

Thirty-four owners wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was able to produce good images. Kenrockwell.com mentioned “Choice of image formats” in their review of this digital camera. Kenrockwell.com also said “Best 12MP images weve seen” in their review. Pricemo.com wrote “Stunning images” in their review of this digital camera.

Twenty customers who bought this digital camera concluded that it had a good ISO range. Pricemo.com wrote in their review of the Nikon D3 “The standout feature on the 3s is its ISO capabilities” . Pricemo.com also mentioned “The top end of its ISO range is a bit of a gimmick peeping Toms” in their review. Pricemo.com also mentioned “Empfindlichkeiten bis ISO 102.400m” in their review.

Eleven owners said in their reviews that the product had a good picture resolution. Kenrockwell.com mentioned five years ago “Theres exceptional detail and resolution, as well as a superb dynamic range” . Kenrockwell.com also said “Very good resolution and detail without looking over-processed” in their review. Kenrockwell.com also wrote “Breathtaking continuous shooting rates” in their review.

Ten people who purchased it concluded that it was good in low light. Seven years ago Pricemo.com mentioned “Incredible low light performance”. Imaging-Resource.com mentioned “Adding astonishing improvements in low-light capability and a larger image buffer size” in their review of this digital camera. Photo.net said “They chose to introduce a sports and news DSLR that has excellent low-light performance”.

Five people who reviewed it thought it had a good image sensor. Kickstartnews.com wrote “The full frame Nikon FX sensor and the Nikon EXPEED processor are tuned”. Nine years ago Cnet.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “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” and gave this digital camera a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

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Limited Video Mode

Four people mentioned in their reviews that the Nikon D3 was not good for video recording. Pricemo.com said seven years ago “No 1080p video recording” in their review of this digital camera. Pricemo.com also said “Limited video mode” in their review. Pricemo.com also wrote “We wish the 3s had a better movie mode 5 minutes of filming at 720p isnt earthshattering” in their review.


Power

Battery Continuity

One person said in their reviews that it had a good battery life. Kenrockwell.com mentioned in their review of the Nikon D3 “Battery continuity” .


Design

Well Designed, Pro-Level Weather-Sealed Body

Four customers agreed that the product was well designed. Kenrockwell.com mentioned five years ago “Image quality, ergonomics, design and control layout, menu system, comprehensive feature set”. Kenrockwell.com also mentioned “Excellent image quality, excellent ergonomics, great design and control layout, menu system, comprehensive feature set” in their review.

Three owners thought the product was good looking. Expert website Thestar.com.my wrote in their review of this digital camera eight years ago “However, these two changes are actually pretty significant and makes an already highly-regarded professional”. Letsgodigital.org said “The Nikon D3 was already a beautiful DSLR camera that left very little to be desired”.

Two owners who reviewed the product concluded that it was ergonomic. One person considered that the product was smooth. Expert website Photographybay.com said in their review of this digital camera seven years ago “The prints are quite smooth” .

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Built Like a Tank

Ten customers said in their reviews that it was well made. Kenrockwell.com said “Rugged build quality”. Kenrockwell.com also said “Great build and handles well” in their review. Kenrockwell.com also mentioned “Excellent image quality, build, lowlight performance, speed” in their review.

Two people who bought it agreed that it was strong and durable. Pocket-Lint.com said seven years ago “The D3s has an all-new FX format full-frame sensor and enhanced specification, rugged” . R. Adams scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and wrote “More on the D3s - This camera is rugged”.

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Image Quality

Twenty owners wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was good quality. Five years ago Kenrockwell.com mentioned in their review of the Nikon D3 “As it should do, image quality tops the list of the 3s good points”. Pricemo.com wrote “Excellent image quality, particularly at very high sensitivities, great ergonomics, design”. Kenrockwell.com also mentioned “Well designed, pro-level weather-sealed body” in their review.

Inspirational to Use

Seven people who reviewed it considered that it was easy to use the menus. Eisa.eu mentioned “The quality of the Nikon D3S high ISO settings is unsurpassed for low noise” in their review of this digital camera. Expert review site Gadgetshow.channel5.com wrote “It offers an impressive range of ISO settings (200-6400, with a boost to 25600”. Nine years ago G. Patrick Byers said in his review of the Nikon D3 “I understood many of the control dials and settings and loved the positioning” and gave this digital camera a rating of a maximum of 5 stars.

Two customers mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to use. Pricemo.com wrote “Inspirational to use” in their review of this digital camera. Expert review site Photographybay.com said “Again, this exercise was intended to be a little more practical than pixel peeping” in their review of this digital camera.

Two people agreed that this digital camera 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”.

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Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

Five people who reviewed the Nikon D3 mentioned that it was noisy. Kenrockwell.com mentioned “Very low noise, even at extremely high ISOs” in their review of this digital camera. Kenrockwell.com also said “HighISO shooting is fantastic, with low noise, even at ISO 3200” in their review. Kenrockwell.com also said “Better balanced noise reduction than most” in their review.

Two customers thought this digital camera was quiet. Digicambuyer.co.uk mentioned on Digicam Buyer.co.uk “Nikon has taken its time, quietly working” in their review of this digital camera.

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Low Noise

Five people who reviewed the Nikon D3 mentioned that it was noisy. Kenrockwell.com mentioned “Very low noise, even at extremely high ISOs” in their review of this digital camera. Kenrockwell.com also said “HighISO shooting is fantastic, with low noise, even at ISO 3200” in their review. Kenrockwell.com also said “Better balanced noise reduction than most” in their review.

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Features

Loads of Features

Eight customers said in their reviews that the Nikon D3 had good features. Seven years ago Pricemo.com wrote “Loads of features”. Kenrockwell.com wrote “All the features you could ask for”. Expert website Macworld.co.uk scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and wrote in their review of this digital camera nine years ago “It has a feature set to make the mouth water too”.


Support

In Manual Focus Mode At 9fps or 11fp

Two people said in their reviews that it did not have good technical guidance. Kenrockwell.com said “In manual focus mode at 9fps or 11fp”. Seven years ago Pricemo.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Of equal concern is the lack of manual control”.


Other

Released Eleven Months Ago

It was April 2017 when this low megapixel digital camera was released.

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