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Nikon launches the D300 & D3


stevekhart e2
8 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 e2
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.
23 Aug 2007 10:44AM
Full details and specs on the Nikon Uk site,

typical just bought my 2nd D200 oh well


Andrew
cambirder e2
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 e2
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 e2
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 e2
7 1.0k Wales
23 Aug 2007 10:49AM
Anyone else think the D3 looks ugly?
miptog e2
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 e2
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 e2
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 e2
8 4.5k 3 United Kingdom
23 Aug 2007 10:56AM
£2k diff between D3 and D300 - why???
Ian_Sweet e2
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 e2
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 e2
9 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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