According to Matjaz: "With its large sensor and relatively small (and sensible) Megapixel count, the camera has a very large pixel pitch, which should make it possible to compete with the Canon 1D Mark III. Even though all that remains to be seen, this is basic physics. The new EXPEED processor, developed in house, uses a 12-channel readout and enhanced noise reduction algorithms. Reason enough for competition to worry about. Also, the unique new feature - ISO 6400 sensitivity without software gain - should be very interesting."
Nikon D3 digital SLR - Action photography
Matjaz continues: "When it came to speed, Nikon cameras never lagged behind. Nor do they now, with a turn-on time of 0.12 s and a shutter lag of only 37 ms (Nikon D300: 0.13 s and 45 ms, respectively). When functioning with the full sensor size, the camera can take 9 frames per second, while with the reduced sensor size, this number goes up to 11. The D300 can do 6 fps, or 8 fps with the optional battery grip.”
Nikon D3 - Megapixels and Image quality
“The new EXPEED processor is used to transform 14 bit data into 16 bit images, and also includes additional processing, such as colors, chromatic aberration and lens corrections. According to Nikon, this system is adapted to the new lenses, however, it should produce remarkable results with old lenses as well.”, concludes Matjaz. You want to learn more about the Nikon D3 SLR? Continue to read the Nikon D3 preview at e-Fotografija.