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Nikon D3x 24.5 MegaPixel Enabled SLR Camera


XNiteNikonD3x        UV+Visible+IR

XNiteNikonD3xIR    IR-Only  (715nm or 830nm option)

XNiteNikonD3xHR   HR - Visible High Res / Hot Rod


We can modify this camera to be UV+Visible+IR,  IR-Only (715nm or 830nm option) or Visible High Resolution (HR).  An UV+Visible+IR camera will see UV,  Infrared and Visible light after modification.  An IR-Only camera will only see IR from 715nm through 1200nmm or 830nm through 1200nm depending on the glass installed inside the camera. 

A Visible Hot-Rod camera will maximize the resolution and color depth of the camera at the expense of possible moire pattens.  Please see more about this conversion here.

  HR (High Res / Hot Rod) IR+Visible IR-Only
Model XNiteNiikonD3xHR XNiteNikonD3x XNiteNikonD3xIR
Camera can take normal visible pictures Yes Yes with CC1 filter No
Camera can take IR pictures No Yes with external IR filter Yes with no extra filters
Camera autofocus will work with IR pictures NA No Yes
Camera autoexposure will work with IR pictures NA No Yes.  May need Exp Comp Adj
User can see through lens when taking IR pictures No.  Camera is not IR sensitive No Yes.  Filter is internal.

Please note that the anti-dust system is disabled on our conversions.  Live View will work correctly.

Modification will void your warranty.

We can modify your D3x for a $450 fee + return shipping & handling ($20 for UPS ground insured within continental USA).

Nikon D3x specifications

Sensor ? 35.9 x 24 mm CMOS sensor
? FX format
? RGB Color Filter Array
? Built-in fixed low-pass filter
? 25.72 million total pixels
? 24.5 million effective pixels
? 3:2 aspect ratio
Image processor Nikon EXPEED
Image sizes
(FX format)
? 6048 x 4032 [L]
? 4544 x 3024 [M]
? 3024 x 2016 [S]
Image sizes
(DX format)

? 3968 x 2640 [L]
? 2976 x 1976 [M]
? 1984 x 1320 [S]

Image sizes
(5:4 format)

? 5056 x 4032 [L]
? 3792 x 3024 [M]
? 2528 x 2016 [S]

File formats ? NEF (12-bit or 14-bit, compressed or lossless compressed RAW)
? JPEG (EXIF 2.21)
Lens mount ? Nikon F mount with AF coupling and AF contacts
? No field of view crop (full-frame)
? When using DX lenses / DX mode 1.5x FOV crop
Usable lenses

? Type G or D AF NIKKOR: All functions supported
? DX AF NIKKOR: All functions supported except FX-format (36x24)/5:4 (30x24) image size
? AF NIKKOR other than type G or D: All functions supported except 3D Color Matrix Metering II
? AI-P NIKKOR: All functions supported except autofocus and 3D Color Matrix Metering II
? Non-CPU AI NIKKOR: Can be used in exposure modes A and M; electronic rangefinder can be used if maximum aperture is f/5.6 or faster; Color Matrix Metering and aperture value display supported if user provides lens data
* IX NIKKOR lenses cannot be used
* Excluding lenses for F3AF

Auto Focus ? 51 focus points (15 cross-type sensors)
? Multi-CAM 3500FX
? AF working range: -1 to +19 EV (ISO 100, normal temperature)
? Contrast Detect in Live View (Tripod) mode
AF Area Mode

? Single point AF
? Dynamic Area AF [9 points, 21 points, 51 points, 51 points (3D-tracking)]
? Automatic-area AF

Focus Lock

Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing AE-L/AF-L button

AF assist External Speedlite only
Exposure modes ? Program Auto [P] with flexible program
? Shutter-Priority Auto [S]
? Aperture-Priority Auto [A]
? Manual [M]

TTL full-aperture exposure metering using 1005-pixel RGB sensor
? 3D Color Matrix Metering II (type G and D lenses); color matrix metering II (other CPU lenses); color matrix metering (non-CPU lenses if user provides lens data; metering performed)
? Center-weighted: Weight of 75% given to 8, 15, or 20 mm dia. circle in center of frame or weighting based on average of entire frame (default 12 mm)
? Spot: Meters approx. 4 mm dia. circle (about 1.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point (on center focus point when non-CPU lens is used)

Metering range ? 3D Color Matrix Metering: 0 to 20 EV
? Center-Weighted Metering: 0 to 20 EV
? Spot Metering: 2 to 20 EV
? At normal temperature (20?C/68?F), ISO 100 equivalent, f/1.4 lens
Meter coupling CPU and AI
Exposure lock Locked using AE-L/AF-L button
Exposure bracketing

? 2 to 9 frames
? 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 or 1 EV steps

Exposure compen. ? +/-5.0 EV
? 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV steps

? Default: ISO 100 - 1600 in 1/3, 1/2 or 1.0 EV steps
? Boost: 50 - 6400 in 1/3, 1/2 or 1.0 EV steps, HI2 = ISO 6400

Shutter ? Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal plane shutter
? 30 to 1/8000 sec (1/3, 1/2 or 1.0 EV steps)
? Flash X-Sync: 1/250 sec
? Bulb
DOF Preview ? Stop-down lens aperture by pressing button
? Activates modeling flash
White balance ? Auto (1005-pixel CCD, image sensor)
? Presets (seven) with fine tuning
? Manual presets (four)
? Color temperature in Kelvin (2500 - 10000 K, 31 steps)
? White balance bracketing (2 to 9 frames, 10,20,30 MIRED steps)
Picture Control ? Standard
? Neutral
? Vivid
? Monochrome
Image parameters ? Sharpening: Auto, 7 levels
? Contrast: Auto, 5 levels, Custom tone curve
? Brightness: 3 levels
? Saturation: Auto, 5 levels
? Hue: 5 levels
Color space ? sRGB (Standard and Vivid modes)
? Adobe RGB (Neutral mode)
Viewfinder ? Optical-type fixed eye-level pentaprism
? Built-in diopter adjustment (-3 to +1m-1)
? Eyepoint: 18 mm (at -1.0m-1)
? Focusing screen: Type B BriteView Clear Matte VI screen
? Frame coverage 100%
? Viewfinder magnification approx 0.7x with 50 mm f/1.4 lens
Focusing screen ? B-type BrightView Clear Matte Screen II
? Superimposed focus brackets
? On-demand grid lines
LCD monitor ? 3.0 " TFT LCD
? 922,000 pixels (VGA; 640 x 480 x 3 colors)
? 170? viewing angle
? Brightness adjustment
LCD Liveview

? Handheld mode: TLL phase-difference AF with 51 focus areas (15 cross-type sensors)
? Tripod mode: focal-plane contrast AF on a desired point within a specific area

Shooting modes ? Single frame
? Continuous Low [CL]: 1 - 5 fps
? Continuous High [CH]: 5 fps (5-7 fps with DX format)
? Liveview [LV]
? Self-Timer (programmable)
? Mirror-up mode
Continuous buffer ? JPEG Large/Normal: no data yet
? RAW: no data yet
Self-timer ? 2 to 20 sec custom
Flash control

?TTL flash control with 1,005-pixel RGB sensor; i-TTL balanced fill-flash and standard i-TTL fill-flash available with SB-800, 600 or 400
? AA (Auto Aperture-type) flash: Available with SB-800 used with CPU lens
? Non-TTL Auto: Available with Speedlights such as SB-800, 28, 27, and 22S
? Range-priority manual flash; available with SB-800

Flash Sync Mode ? Front-curtain Sync (normal)
? Red-Eye Reduction
? Red-Eye Reduction with Slow Sync
? Slow Sync
? Rear-curtain Sync
Flash compensation ? -3 to +1 EV
? 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV steps
Orientation sensor Tags images with camera orientation
Playback mode ? Full frame
? Thumbnail (4 or 9 images)
? One-touch zoom
? Slideshow
? RGB histogram
? Shooting data
? Highlight point
? Auto image rotation

? Chinese (Simplified and Traditional)
? Dutch
? English
? Finnish
? French
? German
? Italian
? Japanese
? Korean
? Polish
? Portuguese
? Russian
? Spanish
? Swedish

Custom functions 48 custom functions

? USB 2.0 (Hi-Speed) Mini-B connector
? HDMI video out (version 1.3a, Type A connector)
? Remote control 10-pin terminal
? PC Sync flash terminal

10-pin terminal

? GPS: NMEA 0183 (Ver. 2.01 and 3.01) interface standard supported with 9-pin D-sub cable and GPS Cable MC-35 (optional)
? Remote control: via 10-pin terminal

Communications FTP and PTP/IP file transfer with optional Wireless Transmitter WT-3 (IEEE 802.11 b/g)
Storage ? Dual Compact Flash Type I or II
? UDMA, Microdrive and FAT32 supported
? 36 characters of text can be input and stored in EXIF header
Power ? Lithium-Ion EN-EL4a/EL4
? Included dual battery charger MH-22
? Optional AC adapter EH-6
Dimensions 160 x 157 x 88 mm (6.3 x 6.2 x 3.4 in)
Weight (no batt) 1220 g (2.11 lb)





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Last modified: June 18, 2015