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Differences between D3 and D3x?


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ZoneV Silver Member Nikonian since 08th Jan 2005
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)
-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.

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