>The D800 has a 36.3-megapixel >FX-format sensor and sells for $2,796.95. That's a heck of a >difference. While there are differences in the two DSLR's >feature sets, some significant, they are competing with each >other. Of the pros I know, who are seeking a high pixel count >FX sensor based camera, for portrait and other work, for >example, no one is thinking D3X. It's all D800. Personally I >don't understand why Nikon didn't stop producing the D3X a >while back.
And don't forget the D3X topped out at ISO 1600 (+ HI modes), and in FX mode at 3.5fps, so it also didn't live up to the then FX expectations of great high ISO performance or frame rate; the D800 is a MUCH better low light camera, and about the same frame rate.
I'd be very curious to hear of anyone actually buying a D3X lately (new) and why?