Eyes were bugging, mouths were watering, right index fingers were twitching for the longest time in anticipation of Nikon’s D3. With no desire to disappoint, the shutter icon pulled out all the stops of speed, durability, accuracy, features and ease-of-use in its first full-framed DSLR. When the news hit, there were a few raised eyebrows at the 12.1-megapixel output, but once the shutter started clacking its considerable improvements shone through and most of its doubters unfurrowed their brows.
Out of the box and straight up to the eye you’ll immediately enjoy the spacious and bright viewfinder. The noticeably improved 51-point auto focus system is whip-fast and works in concert with an outstanding 1005-pixel metering sensor that gets it right in the most challenging lighting. Images are beautifully consistent with a wide dynamic range and improved noise reduction settings that give the pictures a more natural look. To achieve that end, Nikon pulled back on the sharpening levels, leaving the choice of added “crunchiness” to a photographer’s post production predilections.Source