Sun 10-Jun-12 03:03 PM | edited Sun 10-Jun-12 03:07 PM by ZoneV
Other than the obvious differences:
-Sensor (resolution, noise) -ISO -Frames per second/buffer
What differences (in either design, controls, or operation), if any, exist between the D3x body and D3 (not D3s) bodies? I think Nikon made a few modifications when the D3x came out.
For example, I currently have and still use both the D1x and D1H (which, in addition to my newer D200, serve me fine currently as a freelance news photographer in a small town), and there are one or two minor differences between them. The D1x has a custom function that the D1H does not have, for example. Also, the D1x allows setting the capture resolution while the D1H does not. Finally, the finish (at least on my bodies) is slightly different, as is color of the stripe on the grip rubber.
When prices drop significantly in another few years, I may think about trying to afford/justify a new pair of used but good condition pro bodies, and if so, it will be the the D3 and D3x (D3s likely will remain too expensive for too many years). So I was just wondering what the actual operational/design differences between the D3 and D3x are.
Well, as I don't have a D3 my reply is more of an educated guess... I don't believe there are any differences on the body (batteries, etc.) between D3x and D3, nor in the AF CAM system. In the menus, maybe the 4:5 format choice ?
I'm sure some other Nikonian will chime in for some better comparison !
>Read the Dpreview on the D3X here: > >http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/nikond3x/ > >They say that superficially the D3X and the D3 are identical >twins. Quite a bit of the D3X review has been carried over >from the D3 review.
Although both the D3x and D3s are newer than the D3, it must have been the D3x-->D3s that had some bigger alterations. I seem to remember that there were some buttons switched around...and of course the cleaning system for the sensor was added for on the D3s.
So it sounds like the D3 and D3x are basically the same in operation, but the D3s has some controls changed slightly from both of them.