|The D3 takes 12 megapixels to a new being full frame and offering some high ISO capabilities. It features Nikon's original 12.1-megapixel FX-format (23.9 x 36mm) CMOS sensor:
Coupled with Nikon's exclusive EXPEED digital image processing system. As a long time Nikon DX user, I was waiting for the just like film factor and with the D3 plus D700 we have it. I
didn't mind the 1.5x factor, but when I wanted that full 17mm field of view from my 17-35 f2.8, it just was't there with DX bodies. This camera and the D3s really changed the game when it
comes to wide angle lenses. *After the D3s the D4 came and the D4s featuring 16 megapixels and outrageous high ISO abilities of 409,600. Standard ISO settings are 100-25,600.