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Nikon launches the D300 & D3


stevekhart 9 4.5k 3 United Kingdom
23 Aug 2007 10:38AM

Quote:It seems the D3 will switch to DX format automatically if you fit a DX lens

Yep it was mentioned in the PR, it will revert to a crop mode of 5.1MP.

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Ian_Sweet 9 92 1 England
23 Aug 2007 10:42AM
Ive read that the d300 and d3 are full frame
23 Aug 2007 10:44AM
The D3 is full frame (FX) but the D300 is cropped (DX). Full details are now on the EPZ news pages.
andrewjen 10 99 United Kingdom
23 Aug 2007 10:44AM
Full details and specs on the Nikon Uk site,

typical just bought my 2nd D200 oh well


Andrew
cambirder 11 7.2k England
23 Aug 2007 10:44AM

Quote:It seems the D3 will switch to DX format automatically if you fit a DX lens, so I guess you can use either.


You do lose big time on the resolution though, as it drops to 5 megapixels. Should be capable of delivering 8, I wonder why you lose the other 3?
Duncan_E 8 201 3 United Kingdom
23 Aug 2007 10:44AM
Official press releases and images are in the EPZ news pages for D300 and for D3 .
Simon_Palmer 8 759 11 United Kingdom
23 Aug 2007 10:49AM
It is not FF, I quote the Nikon press release

Quote:The 12.1 effective megapixel D3 features Nikonís new FX-format CMOS sensor, measuring 23.9 x 36mm, which is nearly identical to the size of 35mm film.
NEARLY being the keyword here. Sorry Wink
jaspernina 8 1.0k Wales
23 Aug 2007 10:49AM
Anyone else think the D3 looks ugly?
miptog 9 3.5k 61 United Kingdom
23 Aug 2007 10:50AM
The D300 may go on my Christmas list for 2008. Interesting to note that both "Live View" and "Sensor Cleaning" are included. Why would anyone need a 51pt AF?

Mike
cambirder 11 7.2k England
23 Aug 2007 10:52AM
Just a thought, using DX lenses does the 5MP res, mean it becomes a 2.4 cropper?
cambirder 11 7.2k England
23 Aug 2007 10:53AM

Quote:Anyone else think the D3 looks ugly?


Yes, it would look much better in silver Smile
stevekhart 9 4.5k 3 United Kingdom
23 Aug 2007 10:56AM
£2k diff between D3 and D300 - why???
Ian_Sweet 9 92 1 England
23 Aug 2007 11:01AM
Is the D3 the camera which comes in line with the 1ds mk3 or will there be a D3X release?
fauxtography 9 6.6k 36
23 Aug 2007 11:03AM

Quote:It is not FF, I quote the Nikon press release
Quote:The 12.1 effective megapixel D3 features Nikonís new FX-format CMOS sensor, measuring 23.9 x 36mm, which is nearly identical to the size of 35mm film.

NEARLY being the keyword here. Sorry



Lol picky! Wink it's sooooo far off 24x36mm Tongue
Maddie 10 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
23 Aug 2007 11:05AM
I think i will give them a miss and stick with my hand me down 1Ds MKII Smile

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