Nikon officially announces D3 and D300, lenses

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Alright, Nikon’s two new flagship DSLRs are officially announced. (Better images coming right up.) Here’s what you need to know:


  • 12.1 megapixel, full-frame friggin sensor! (23.9 x 36mm) Finally. ISO up to 6400
  • 3-inch VGA live view LCD
  • Two (count ’em, two!) CompactFlash card slots for overflow, backup, or copying
  • New EXPEED image processor
  • 9fps in full frame, 11fps in DX crop; 51 point autofocus (with “3D focus tracking”)
  • HDMI out with optional cable
  • $5000, November release


  • 12.3 megapixel DX (1.5 crop) sensor
  • 3-inch VGA live view LCD
  • New EXPEED image processor
  • 51 point autofocus
  • $1800, November release


  • AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED
  • AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
  • AF-S NIKKOR 400mm f/2.8G ED VR
  • AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4G ED VR
  • AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4G ED VR

Read – D3 press release
Read – D300 release
Read – Pro zoom Nikkor lens release
Read – Super telephoto lens release


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