Your Rental



First Day ? $84.43
Addt'l Day 3-Day Wknd Full Week
$84.43 $75.54 $111.09 $271.06
Replacement Value: $4,499.95 ?

We require insurance or a major credit card to hold the replacement value of the equipment you are renting

NIKON D3 BODY Features

Nikon D3 Professional digital imaging without compromise. A Nikon-original 12.1- megapixel FX-format (23.9 x 36mm) CMOS sensor, teamed with exclusive Nikon EXPEED digital image processing technology, faithfully captures incredible edge-to-edge sharpness, rich color depth and broad tonal range for astounding image superiority.

Extraordinary image quality, combined with continuous shooting at up to 9 frames-per- second and low-noise performance at up to ISO 6400, results in unparalleled pro D-SLR versatility. A fast and accurate 51-area AF system becomes even more intelligent with Nikon's exclusive Scene Recognition System. The SRS now obtains additional data from Nikon's famous 1,005-pixel RGB 3D Color Matrix Metering II, assuring even more accurate exposures and white balance detection.

Precise image review and menu access comes to life with the D3's bright, tempered glass-protected, wideangle, 3-inch, 920,000-dot VGA TFT LCD monitor.

Add a rugged self-diagnostic shutter, tested to a market-leading 300,000 cycles, housed in a magnesium alloy chassis that is comprehensively sealed against dust and moisture, and the D3 becomes yet another example of legendary Nikon durability, all adding up to uncompromised professional digital imaging.

NIKON D3 BODY Specifications

Single-lens reflex digital camera
Recording Medium
CompactFlash (CF) Card (Type I and II, UDMA compliant), Microdrive
Lens Mount
1) DX AF Nikkor: All functions except FX-format (36x24)/5:4 (30x24) image sizer
2) D-/G-type AF Nikkor: All functions
3) AF Nikkor other than D-/G-type (excluding lenses for F3AF): All functions except 3D-Color Matrix Metering II <
Sensor Type
CMOS sensor, 36.0 x 23.9 mm; total pixels: 12.87 million; Nikon FX format
Effective Pixels
12.1 million
Total Pixels
12.87 million
Image File Format
Compressed 12/14-bit NEF (RAW, Lossless compressed): approx. 60-80%
Compressed 12/14-bit NEF (RAW, Compressed): approx. 45-60%
JPEG: JPEG-baseline-compliant; can be selected from Size priority and Optimal quality
File Size

FX format: (36 x 24): 4,256 x 2,832 /3,184 x 2,120 / 2,128 x 1,416
5:4 (30 x 24): 3,552 x 2,832 / 2,656 x 2,120 / 1,776 x 1,416
DX format (24 x 16): 2,784 x 1,848 / 2,080 x 1,384 / 1,392 x 920
SLR Type, fixed eye-level Pentaprism type; built-in diopter adjustment (-3.0 to +1.0 )
Eyepoint: 18mm (-1.0)
Viewfinder Frame Coverage: Approx. 100% (vertical and horizontal)
Viewfinder Magnification: Approx. 0.7x (50mm f/
LCD Monitor
3-in", approx. 920,000-dot (VGA), 170-degree wide viewing angle, 100% frame coverage, low-temperature polysilicon TFT LCD with brightness adjustment
Depth-of-Field Preview
When CPU lens is attached, lens aperture can be stopped down to value selected by user
Full frame 2) Thumbnail (4 or 9 segments) 3) Zoom 4) Slideshow 5) RGB histogram indication 6) Shooting data 7) Highlight point display 8) Auto image rotation
Focusing Modes
1) Autofocus: Single-servo AF (S); continuous-servo AF (C); focus tracking automatically activated according to subject status, 2) Manual focus (M) with electronic rangefinder
Metering Modes
TTL full-aperture exposure metering using 1005-pixel RGB sensor
1) 3D Color Matrix Metering II (type G and D lenses); color matrix metering II, color matrix metering
2) Center-weighted: Weight of 75% given to 8, 15, or 20 mm dia. cir
Metering Range

1) 0 to 20 EV (3D Color Matrix or center-weighted metering)
2) 2 to 20 EV (spot metering) (ISO 100, f/1.4 lens, 20C/68F)
Exposure Control Systems
1) Programmed Auto (P) with flexible program, 2) Shutter-Priority Auto (S), 3) Aperture-Priority Auto (A), 4) Manual (M)
ISO Sensitivity
ISO 200 to 6,400 in steps of 1/3, 1/2, or 1 EV; sensitivity decreases approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, or 1 (ISO 100 equivalent) EV below ISO 200, and increases approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, 1 (ISO 12,800 equivalent), or 2 (ISO 25,600 equivalent) EV over ISO 6,400
Exposure Compensation
+/-5 EV in increments of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV
Exposure Bracketing
Exposure and/or flash bracketing (2 to 9 exposures in increments of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 or 1 EV
White Balance

Auto (TTL white balance with main image sensor and 1,005-pixel RGB sensor);
Seven manual modes can be preset with fine-tuning; color temperature setting; white balance bracketing: 2 to 9 exposures in increments of 1, 2 or 3
External Flash
1) TTL: TTL flash control by 1,005-pixel RGB sensor
Built-in Speedlight, SB-800, SB-600 or SB-400: i-TTL balanced fill-flash and standard i-TTL flash
2) AA (Auto Aperture-type) flash: Available with SB-800 used with CPU lens
PC Terminal
ISO 519 standard terminal
Sync Speed
= 1/250 s; flash synchronization at up to 1/250 s
Drive Modes
Single frame shooting mode - Continuous low speed (CL) shooting mode: 1 to 9 frames per second - Continuous high-speed shooting mode: 9 frames per second (9-11 fps with DX format), Liveview [LV] mode, Self-timer [ ] mode, Mirror-up [Mup] mode
Computer Interface
Hi-Speed USB
Video Output
NTSC or PAL; simultaneous playback from both the video output and on the LCD monitor available
One Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL4a/EL4, Quick Charger MH-22, AC Adapter EH-6 (optional)
(W x H x D) Approx. 159.5 x 157 x 87.5 mm (6.3 x 6.2 x 3.4 in.)
Approx. 1,240 g (2.7 lb.) without battery, memory card, body cap or accessory shoe cover
Operating Temperature Range
Temperature: 0-40C/32-104F, Humidity: under 85% (no condensation)
Start Up Time
Quick response of 0.12 sec. power-up
Shutter Lag
37 milliseconds
See More Similar DSLR: