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The Nikon D3: Nikon's first FX camera of 2007.

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In the beginning, Nikon made 35mm film cameras. They've shot film with an image size of 24 x 36mm since the 1940s.

In 1999 Nikon brought forth DX digital cameras, which used smaller sensors.

In 2007, Nikon introduced the Nikon D3, the first Nikon digital camera to use an image sensor the same size as 35mm film.

Nikon cleverly dubbed this new digital format as FX, which is much less cumbersome and more precise than saying "full-frame."

In 2008, Nikon introduced their second FX camera, the D700.


Lens Compatibility

FX cameras take every lens. They work wonderfully with old film lenses, even manual focus if you care to bother.

FX cameras can crop their sensors to use DX lenses. This wastes much of the capability of the FX cameras, but it doesn't waste the DX lenses. (DX lenses have reduced image circles that only cover the smaller DX sensor.)

See all at Nikon Lens Compatibility.


List of FX Cameras (1.00 Crop Factor)   Top

Nikon D5 05 January 2016

Nikon D750 12 September 2014

Nikon D810 26 June 2014

Nikon D4S 07 January 2014

Nikon Df 05 November 2013

Nikon D610 08 October 2013

Nikon D600 13 September 2012

Nikon D800 07 February 2012

Nikon D800E 07 February 2012

Nikon D4 06 January 2012

Nikon D3S 14 October 2009

Nikon D3X 01 December 2008

Nikon D700 2008 July 01

Nikon D3 2007 August

All 35mm Nikons since 1949, both SLR, rangefinder and point-and-shoot, are full-frame, as are their lenses.


See also Nikon DX cameras and my historical list of all Nikon DSLRs.


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