Nikon D3x DSLR - Preview specs

By Jay Werfalli

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Camera type Digital SLR
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Megapixels 24.5
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Camera type Digital SLR
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Megapixels 24.5

Dark of Day

December 3, 2008, 2:43 am

So one of these'll be next months photo competition prize then???? :)


...come on you know you want to!

Garfee

December 3, 2008, 10:18 pm

hi res much? You can clearly see individual specs of dust on the windscreen of the car!

Marshal

December 6, 2008, 2:42 am

Why is it so difficult to get good, sharp images of the gorgeous knock-out brunette? Or is this the same guy who took the poorly exposed & out-of-focus shots of her and the car and posted earlier in the week on his own blog. Now these pics appear properly exposed unlike his(either washed out or too dark)but they look poorly focused. I expect grain in high ISO images, but half or more of the brunette's pics are noticeably fuzzy. Not so much shallow DOF, just poor focus. Were the photogs at this particular Nikon event so ga-ga over this woman's gorgeousness(new word?)that they lost all composure and camera handling skills? Thanks for at least getting the pretty blonde's pic done well. Any more pics of her? Any pics of the brunette taken that look truly first rate? There must have been a 3rd or 4th photographer at that location. Right?

Marshal

December 6, 2008, 2:49 am

One more thing. Did anyone think to get a photo of the models with the Lamborghini? The brunette in her black dress would've been perfect with the yellow Lambo.

Jay Werfalli

December 6, 2008, 4:40 am

@Marshal. Nope it's not the same guy who took the other shots on the other blog(?), earlier in the week? He was probably at the same launch I was at where we had a very short time slot with the models and the D3x. Obviously, I was there for TrustedReviews along with 50+ journalists from different publications too, all wanting a go with the D3x (not everyone did by the way). Like I said in my preview, not all of the ISO shots are in focus but that series was only intended to be a very quick test of the D3x's noise performance at varying sensitivities. Coming from a Canon 1D Mark II, I am also a little unfamiliar with Nikon's controls, but at least I made sure I got a sharper shot at ISO 100 with the blonde model.





As for photographing a model with the car that would have been a good idea, but since the car was in a completely different studio on an entirely different floor, I don't think Nikon would have appreciated anyone moving models about and disrupting the proceedings. In other words, not a practical proposition during a very busy press launch.

Marshal

December 6, 2008, 8:00 am

Ok. Thanks for at least getting a good shot of the blonde. Good to see the mystery brunette again. And it does give some indication of the noise levels at each ISO. I guess you got 2-3 decent shots of her. Too bad they wouldn't let you photograph both the models & car together, albeit on different sets/floors.

Tylor

December 18, 2008, 3:26 pm

I agree the pics are a little on the soft side, but i think its a little hard to nail focus at f1.6 when your used to a totally different camera system and one of the 20 guys who used the demo before you set it to god knows what focus settings... Anyways i think its kinda funny how the models chest is more in focus then her eyes in most of the pics... maybe the "face detect" feature was on and the camera is just a perv?

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