Nikon D3: Full specification, as supplied by Nikon UK

D3 Specifications

Type of Camera

Single-lens reflex digital camera

Effective Pixels

12.1 million

Image Sensor

CMOS sensor, 36.0 x 23.9 mm; total pixels: 12.87 million; Nikon FX format

Image Size (pixels)

Image area L M S

FX format (36 x 24) 4,256 x 2,832 3,184 x 2,120 2,128 x 1,416

5:4 (30 x 24) 3,552 x 2,832 2,656 x 2,120 1,776 x 1,416

DX format (24 x 16) 2,784 x 1,848 2,080 x 1,384 1,392 x 920

Sensitivity

ISO 200 to 6,400 in steps of 1/3, 1/2, or 1 EV; sensitivity decreases approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, or 1 (ISO 100 equivalent) EV below ISO 200, and increases approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, 1 (ISO 12,800 equivalent), or 2 (ISO 25,600 equivalent) EV over ISO 6,400

File System

Compliant with DCF 2.0, DPOF and Exif 2.21

Storage System

Compressed 12/14-bit NEF (RAW, Lossless compressed): approx. 60-80%

Compressed 12/14-bit NEF (RAW, Compressed): approx. 45-60%

JPEG: JPEG-baseline-compliant; can be selected from Size priority and Optimal quality

Storage Media

CompactFlash (Type I/II, compliant with UDMA); Microdrives

Release Modes

1) Single-frame [S] mode, 2) Continuous low-speed [CL] mode: 1-9 frames per second*, 3) Continuous high-speed [CH] mode: 9 fps (9-11 fps with DX format)*, 4) Liveview [LV] mode, 5) Self-timer [ ] mode, 6) Mirror-up [Mup] mode

*With Continuous-servo AF, S or M exposure mode, shutter speed 1/250 s or faster; other settings are set at ?Default?.

White Balance

Auto (TTL white balance with main image sensor and 1,005-pixel RGB sensor);

Seven manual modes can be preset with fine-tuning; color temperature setting; white balance bracketing: 2 to 9 exposures in increments of 1, 2 or 3

Liveview

Handheld mode: TLL phase-difference AF with 51 focus areas (15 cross-type sensors)

Tripod mode: focal-plane contrast AF on a desired point within a specific area

LCD Monitor

3-in., approx. 920,000-dot (VGA), 170-degree wide-viewing-angle, 100% frame coverage, low-temperature polysilicon TFT LCD with brightness adjustment

Playback Function

1) Full frame, 2) Thumbnail (4 or 9 segments), 3) Zoom, 4) Slide show, 5) Histogram indication,

6) Shooting data, 7) Highlight point display, 8) Auto image rotation

Video Output

NTSC or PAL; simultaneous playback from both the video output and on the LCD monitor available

HDMI Output

Supports HDMI version 1.3a; Type A connector is provided as HDMI output terminal; simultaneous playback from both the HDMI output terminal and on the LCD monitor not available

Interface

Hi-speed USB

Lens Mount

Nikon F mount with AF coupling and AF contacts

Compatible Lenses*1

1) Type G or D AF NIKKOR: All functions supported

2) DX AF NIKKOR: All functions supported except FX-format (36×24)/5:4 (30×24) image size

3) AF NIKKOR other than type G or D*2: All functions supported except 3D Color Matrix Metering II

4) AI-P NIKKOR: All functions supported except autofocus and 3D Color Matrix Metering II

5) Non-CPU AI NIKKOR: Can be used in exposure modes A and M; electronic rangefinder can be used if maximum aperture is f/5.6 or faster; Color Matrix Metering and aperture value display supported if user provides lens data

*1. IX NIKKOR lenses cannot be used

*2. Excluding lenses for F3AF

Picture Angle

Equivalent to angle produced by lens focal length (1.5 times when DX format is selected)

Viewfinder

SLR-type with fixed eye-level pentaprism; built-in diopter adjustment (-3 to +1 m-1)

Eyepoint

18 mm (-1.0 m-1)

Focusing Screen

Type B BriteView Clear Matte VI screen

Viewfinder Frame Coverage

Approx. 100% (vertical/horizontal)

Viewfinder Magnification

Approx. 0.7x (50mm f/1.4 lens at infinity; -1.0 m-1)

Reflex Mirror

Quick-return type

Lens Aperture

Instant-return type, with depth-of-field preview button

Autofocus

? TTL phase detection, 51 focus points (15 cross-sensors) by Nikon Multi-CAM 3500FX autofocus module; Detection: -1 to +19 EV (ISO 100 at 20°C/68°F); AF fine adjustment possible

? Focal-plane contrast [in Liveview (Tripod) mode]

Lens Servo

Autofocus: Single-servo AF (S); continuous-servo AF (C); focus tracking automatically activated according to subject status, 2) Manual focus (M) with electronic rangefinder

Focus Point

Single AF point can be selected from 51 or 11 focus points

AF-Area Mode

1) Single-point AF, 2) Dynamic AF [number of AF areas: 9, 21, 51, 51 (3D-tracking)], 3) Automatic?area AF

Focus Lock

Focus can be locked by pressing AE-L/AF-L button or by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-point AF in AF-S)

Exposure Metering System

TTL full-aperture exposure metering using 1,005-pixel RGB sensor

1) 3D Color Matrix Metering II (type G and D lenses); Color Matrix Metering II (other CPU lenses); Color Matrix Metering (non-CPU lenses if user provides lens data)

2) Center-weighted: Weight of 75% given to 8-, 15- or 20-mm circle in center of frame, or weighting based on average of entire frame

3) Spot: Meters 4-mm circle (about 1.5% of frame) centered on selected focus area (on center focus area when non-CPU lens is used)

Metering Range

1) 0 to 20 EV (Matrix or center-weighted metering), 2) 2 to 20 EV (Spot metering) (ISO 100 equivalent, f/1.4 lens, at 20°C/68°F)

Exposure Meter Coupling

Combined CPU and AI

Exposure Modes

1) Programmed Auto (P) with flexible program, 2) Shutter-Priority Auto (S),

3) Aperture-Priority Auto (A), 4) Manual (M)

Exposure Compensation

±5 EV in increments of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV

Exposure Lock

Exposure locked at detected value with AE-L/AF-L button

Exposure Bracketing

Exposure and/or flash bracketing (2 to 9 exposures in increments of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 or 1 EV)

Picture Control System

Four setting options: Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome; each option can be adjusted

Shutter

Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter; 1/8,000 to 30 s in steps of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV; Bulb

Sync Contact

X = 1/250 s; flash synchronization at up to 1/250 s

Flash Control

1) TTL flash control with 1,005-pixel RGB sensor; i-TTL balanced fill-flash and standard i-TTL fill-flash available with SB-800, 600 or 400

2) Auto aperture (AA): Available with SB-800 and CPU lens

3) Non-TTL auto (A): Available with SB-800, 28, 27 or 22s

4) Range-priority manual (GN): Available with SB-800

Flash Sync Modes

1) Front-curtain sync (normal), 2) Slow sync, 3) Rear-curtain sync, 4) Red-eye reduction,

5) Red-eye reduction with slow sync

Accessory Shoe

Standard ISO 518 hot-shoe contact with safety lock

Sync Terminal

ISO 519 standard terminal

Creative Lighting System

With Speedlights such as SB-800, SB-600, SB-R200, supports Advanced Wireless Lighting, Auto FP High-Speed Sync, Flash Color Information Communication, modeling flash and FV lock

Self-timer

Electronically controlled timer with duration of 2, 3, 10 or 20 s

Depth-of-field Preview Button

When CPU lens is attached, lens aperture can be stopped down to value selected by user (A and M modes) or value selected by camera (P and S modes)

10-pin Terminal

1) GPS: NMEA 0183 (Ver. 2.01 and 3.01) interface standard supported with 9-pin D-sub cable and GPS Cable MC-35 (optional)

2) Remote control: via 10-pin terminal

Supported Languages

Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish

Power Source

One Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL4a/EL4, Quick Charger MH-22,

AC Adapter EH-6 (optional)

Tripod Socket

1/4 in. (ISO 1222)

Dimensions (W x H x D)

Approx. 159.5 x 157 x 87.5 mm (6.3 x 6.2 x 3.4 in.)

Weight

Approx. 1,240 g (2.7 lb.) without battery, memory card, body cap or accessory shoe cover

Operating Environment

Temperature: 0-40°C/32-104°F, Humidity: under 85% (no condensation)

Supplied Accessories*

Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL4a, Quick Charger MH-22, USB Cable UC-E4, Audio Video Cable EG-D2, Camera Strap AN-D3, Body Cap BF-1A, Accessory Shoe Cap BS-2, Eyepiece DK-17, Battery Chamber Cover BL-4, USB Cable Clip, Software Suite CD-ROM

*Supplied accessories may differ depending on country or area

Main Optional Accessories

Wireless Transmitter WT-4, Magnifying Eyepiece DK-17M, AC Adapter EH-6, Capture NX Software, Camera Control Pro 2 Software, Image Authentication Software

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Specifications and equipment are subject to change without any notice or obligation on the part of the manufacturer. August 2007

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