Nikon D3X

Nikon D3XThe Nikon D3 is the camera to get for shooting sports, news, events or action with its rapid-fire image capture and high ISO range, while the Nikon D3X will be the best Nikon for portrait and landscape photography.

Some clever hackers are reporting to have found reference to the D3X deep within the updated (and now terminated version 1.10) firmware of Nikon’s D3. The reference includes a list of resolutions available for the upcoming D3X (see below) which refers to the Nikon D3X being 24.4 megapixel with a resolution of 6048×4032 pixels.

History show that Nikon first introduces a fast, lower-resolution camera, then follow up around 1 year to one a half years later with the X version with about double the resolution of the original, as was the case with the D1 and D2 models. So when can we expect to see the Nikon D3X?  There is no word yet, but expect to see an announcement for D3X sometime around August 2008 to February 2009.

Nikon D3X reference in firmware
Found in the D3’s v1.1 firmware, B-file, starting at offset 3′614′640:
6048×4032 24.4 M
4544×3024 13.7 M
3024×2016 6.1 M
5056×4032 20.4 M
3792×3024 11.5 M
2528×2016 5.1 M
3968×2640 10.5 M
2976×1976 5.9 M
1984×1320 2.6 M
D3X 

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