Nikon D3 What You Need to Know for Best Performance
The Nikon D3 uses a None.
The battery can not be charged via USB. This means a battery charger will be necessary. There are third party battery chargers available.
The Nikon D3 is compatible with Dual Compact Flash (Type I or II) memory cards.
The differences between Type I and II Compact Flash cards is the thickness. Type II meant the slot can accommodate Microdrives, which were very small mechanical hard drives. Another use is for microSD to Compact Flash adapters.
- Type I - 3.3mm thick
- Type II - 5mm thick
The D3 is compatible with Nikon F mount lenses. This opens up a wide range of lens possibilities. A full range of lenses exists including circular fisheye, ultra wide angle, perspective control, macro, telephoto, mirror, bellows, and all kinds of zooms.
There is a list of the best Nikon D3 lenses that covers lenses for all different types of photography.
- Active D-Lighting
- 11.0 fps continuous shooting
- Auto Active D-Lighting System
- Custom Setting Options
- Red eye correction
The D3 has an Full frame (36 x 23.9 mm) sized sensor. This is paired with the Expeed image processor. The Expeed image processor is also used on the Nikon D3000.
The Nikon D3 can not record video.
No. The Nikon D3 does not have clean HDMI out.
The Nikon D3 can not be used as a webcam. There is no software or video capture device that will allow the camera to be used as a webcam.
|Body type||Large DSLR|
|Max resolution||4256 x 2832|
|Other resolutions||3184 x 2120, 2128 x 1416|
|Image ratio w:h||5:4, 3:2|
|Effective pixels||12.1 megapixels|
|Sensor photo detectors||13 megapixels|
|Sensor size||Full frame (36 x 23.9 mm)|
|ISO||200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400 (100 - 25600 with boost)|
|Boosted ISO (minimum)||100.0|
|Boosted ISO (maximum)||25600.0|
|White balance presets||12.0|
|Custom white balance||Yes|
|Image stabilization notes||None|
|JPEG quality levels||Fine, Normal, Basic|
|Autofocus||['Contrast Detect (sensor)', 'Phase Detect', 'Multi-area', 'Selective single-point', 'Single', 'Continuous', 'Live View']|
|Number of focus points||None|
|Lens mount||Nikon F|
|Focal length multiplier||1×|
|Viewfinder type||Optical (pentaprism)|
|Minimum shutter speed||30 sec|
|Maximum shutter speed||1/8000 sec|
|Manual exposure mode||None|
|Subject / scene modes||None|
|External flash||Yes (Hot-shoe plus Sync connector)|
|Flash modes||Front curtain, Rear curtain, Red-Eye, Slow Sync|
|Continuous drive||11.0 fps|
|Self-timer||Yes (2 to 20 sec)|
|Exposure compensation||±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)|
|Storage types||Dual Compact Flash (Type I or II)|
|USB||USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||None|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||1300 g (2.87 lb / 45.86 oz)|
|Dimensions||160 x 157 x 88 mm (6.3 x 6.18 x 3.46″)|