Monday, February 15, 2010

Product Review: Nikon D3X Digital Camera

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If you walked in a Penn Camera store today, our sales reps would be able to tell you that, hands down, the Nikon D3x digital SLR camera is one of the best pieces of photo equipment on the market today, and anyone in the arena of professional photography who decides to purchase this camera is going to be a very happy customer. After reading something like that, you may wonder what it is that makes the Nikon D3x the best deal in the camera store. Let's take a look at some of the D3x's amazing features:

Do you like to take extreme detail shots? Well, this is definitely the most important piece of camera equipment that you will ever own! It offers 24.5 megapixels for those who engage landscape or nature shooting (or any other type of extreme detail photography).

All-Weather Body:
Not only does the Nikon D3x DSLR feature plastic and rubber coating on the outer body, it also has a magnesium frame. This will give peace of mind to those who find that they often drop their camera equipment, as it makes it pretty resistant to shock.

Sensible Design:
You should know that the each of the buttons featured on the Nikon DX3 are large enough that you will have no problem pressing them while wearing gloves (which makes winter photography a snap!). Also, each button and dial features symbols that help you understand its function, and the information concerting shutter speed, ISO, and aperture is readily available on the D3x's top and rear screens. Should you have any trouble with understanding the functions your camera, you should know that offers a "tips and tricks" blog that will help you get the most out of your purchase.

Although the Nikon D3x is a great piece of photo equipment, it should be noted that it is by no means perfect. For example, the D3x does not have the quick continuous shooting speeds of its predecessor, the Nikon D3. The D3x can only handle five frames per second, while the D3 was able to capture nine frames per second. This difference isn't so vast when you factor in the higher megapixel abilities of the Nikon D3x, but this may be a concern for photojournalists and sports photographers, who often need to snap pictures in rapid succession in order to get that perfect shot.

Also, it is important to keep in mind that the high ISO (a measure of the camera's sensitivity to light) settings are no longer present. Instead of the D3's 200 to 6400 ISO range, the ISO in the D3x only ranges from 100 to 1600. While this may make shooting in extremely low light a challenge for some, you can do without the extensive ISO setting if you are willing to shoot low-light pictures that are slightly more low-resolution.

With that said, the Nikon D3x is still a great camera, and definitely one of the absolute best on the market today. It obviously offers quite an advantage over other brands and models in its price range with the 24.5 megapixels that it offers. If you are in professional photography and need high-resolution shots on a consistent basis, it's a must that you visit your local Penn Camera (the best camera store for those of you who live in the Washington, DC, Maryland, or Virginia areas) or take a look at their website,, to purchase this camera. Beginners will find the camera easy to use, while professionals will appreciate the ergonomic design and plethora of features that the Nikon D3x offers. Because you can control every aspect of the shots you take, this camera is perfect for those who are always looking for that "just-right" shot. No matter what your level or experience, it is almost a sure bet that you won't regret purchasing the Nikon D3x digital camera.

Call the Penn Camera location near you to check availability on this item!