Nikon D3X Price Watch

First published on: Tuesday, 13 January 2009

The price of most digital cameras trend downwards over time, and the same price drop should occur in the case of the Nikon D3X 24.5MP FX digital SLR camera.

I’m not planning for any scheduled updates, but do check back here from time to time for the latest price on the Nikon D3X, body only.

Click on the links to access in-stock and availability information.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Nikon D3X, body only: $7,999.95 ($600 price increase since the last update).

You might need to add the item to your Amazon cart before you are able to see the price.

Battery options and accessories for the D3X
Refer to Nikon D3X Battery Life to help with your decision on whether to purchase additional batteries.

Nikon EN-EL4 Rechargeable Lithium Ion battery. This is an older model which offers a rated capacity of 11.1 volts / 1,900 mAh: $175.00.

The newer Nikon EN-EL4a Rechargeable Li-Ion battery has a higher rated capacity (by 30%) of 11.1 volts / 2,500 mAh: $109.95.

Bill has some advice on why it’s best not to get third-party / knock-off batteries for Nikon’s professional cameras, and the amazing number of shots he gets from a single charge.

Bob Elkind weighs in one why it’s a better idea to purchase the EN-EL4A battery instead of the EN-EL4. Also, it’s best to buy batteries from stores with high turnover of stock.

For storage, UDMA CF / CompactFlash memory cards generally give the fastest write speeds and performance.

Refer to Rob Galbraith’s card write speed tests (done on a Nikon D3X) to get an idea of the relative write and read speeds of the various brands of cards available on the market.

At the time of writing, the four fastest CF cards are SanDisk Extreme Ducati 4GB, SanDisk Extreme IV 2GB, SanDisk Extreme Ducati 8GB and SanDisk Extreme IV 45MB/s Edition 16GB.

Newer, faster and higher-capacity UDMA CF cards are now available. Some examples are Lexar Professional Series UDMA 16 GB 300x, SanDisk 60MB/s Extreme and 90 MB/s Extreme Pro series cards.

Consider the use of RF (radio-frequency) wireless remote shutter control / triggers / release units such as the Phottix Cleon II or Plato.

While waiting for your D3X to arrive, download and read the Nikon D3X Manual to familiarize yourself with the camera’s features and capabilities. Some general pointers in Photography Tips might be of additional help.

Good luck shopping for your D3X!

Price History Archive / Trend

Thursday, June 24, 2010
Nikon D3X, body only: $7,399.95

Friday, May 14, 2010
Nikon D3X, body only: $7,469.95

Wednesday, April 07, 2010
Nikon D3X, body only: $7,469.95

Monday, December 07, 2009
Nikon D3X, body only: $7,489.93

Thursday, October 15, 2009
Nikon D3X, body only: $7,518.98

Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Nikon D3X, body only: $7,318.98

Monday, March 30, 2009
Nikon D3X, body only: $7,704.79

Monday, February 2, 2009
Nikon D3X, body only: $7,999.00

Sunday, January 25, 2009
Nikon D3X, body only: $7,839.93

Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Nikon D3X, body only: $7,999.95

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009
Nikon D3X, body only: $7,999.95

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