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    Default How to identify a dx or fx camera body

    Hey guys,

    u might find this question very stupid and please accept my apology.. but I just wanna know how can u tell wether a camera is a DX or FX body? is Nikon D31000 is a DX body camera?

    So sorry guys .. I'm really new in this thing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JMagination
    Hey guys,

    u might find this question very stupid and please accept my apology.. but I just wanna know how can u tell wether a camera is a DX or FX body? is Nikon D31000 is a DX body camera?

    So sorry guys .. I'm really new in this thing!

    Thanks a lot!

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    The easiest way would be to search the model on google. Sometimes there would be an FX indication on the body itself. The D3100 is a DX body. If you need more info you can always ask our hero bro Kei

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    Default Re: How to identify a dx or fx camera body

    Quote Originally Posted by spree86 View Post
    The easiest way would be to search the model on google. Sometimes there would be an FX indication on the body itself. The D3100 is a DX body. If you need more info you can always ask our hero bro Kei
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    Quote Originally Posted by spree86

    The easiest way would be to search the model on google. Sometimes there would be an FX indication on the body itself. The D3100 is a DX body. If you need more info you can always ask our hero bro Kei
    hahaha.. I believe the informations u gave was informative enough so I guess I'll skip asking my "hero" )

    anyway... thanks for ur reply bro

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    Default Re: How to identify a dx or fx camera body

    Quote Originally Posted by JMagination View Post
    Hey guys,

    u might find this question very stupid and please accept my apology.. but I just wanna know how can u tell wether a camera is a DX or FX body? is Nikon D31000 is a DX body camera?

    So sorry guys .. I'm really new in this thing!

    Thanks a lot!

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    as this model hasn't been released yet, it's really anyone's guess whether it'll be DX or FX

    * but the D3100 is a DX body. So far the FX Nikon DSLRs have the 'FX' logo at the bottom-right of the lens mount (when looking at the front of the camera).
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    another way is to see under "image sensor" in the tech specs link of each camera listed in nikon.com.sg

    it is listed pretty clearly, like for example:

    for d3100 it stated "Nikon DX format (23.1 x 15.4 mm) CMOS sensor" link: http://www.nikon.com.sg/productitem....specifications

    as for d700 it stated "Nikon FX format (36.0 x 23.9 mm) CMOS sensor; total pixels: 12.87 million" link: http://www.nikon.com.sg/productitem....specifications
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    tnx irvine

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    Default Re: How to identify a dx or fx camera body

    no problem

    google is also a gd tool to find answers to ur queries
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    Default Re: How to identify a dx or fx camera body

    Speaking for Nikon since I use the d700.

    - By Sight: Nikon FX cameras have a gold FX logo on their bodies. I think Canon do not have such indications, don't know about other brands.
    - By Sound: You can ID by sound too, mirror slap of Nikon FX is loud and sounds more mechanic than electronic.
    - By Budget: Can tell by price. Safe to say anything below $2.5k should be a DX cam? Considering I bought my d700 2nd hand @ $2.8k for body only, close to 6mths back.
    - By Scale: If you happen to hold one. FX cameras made of better material so heavier than DX cams.
    - By Observation: Finally Nikon FX is weather-sealed. So it's easier to ID DX cam which the owner is frantically wiping down after a sudden drizzle.

    Stuff that the Internet won't immediately tell you. Lol.
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    Almost there... The only exception is D300s which has almost every feature you mention except for the FX logo and price
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    Default Re: How to identify a dx or fx camera body

    yep as what the above guys have said...
    Currently major brands FX on market..
    Nikon:
    D700,D3,D3S,D3X models all FX.
    Canon:
    1DS II/III (not sure about 1), 5D Mk I/II
    Sony:
    A-850/900
    Leica:
    M9

    look at the model #, its that simple. haha
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    Default Re: How to identify a dx or fx camera body

    Quote Originally Posted by foxtwo View Post
    - By Observation: Finally Nikon FX is weather-sealed. So it's easier to ID DX cam which the owner is frantically wiping down after a sudden drizzle.
    now that d300s and d7000 are weather-sealed, i dun tink this will be a gd point to differentiate DX and FX users.

    i will still frantically wipe my d300s after it got hit by rain even tho it's weather-sealed
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    Quote Originally Posted by Irvine View Post
    now that d300s and d7000 are weather-sealed, i dun tink this will be a gd point to differentiate DX and FX users.

    i will still frantically wipe my d300s after it got hit by rain even tho it's weather-sealed
    ... and brand-new D700 can be purchased for around S$2.5k equivalent, so price criteria also not too correct
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZerocoolAstra View Post
    ... and brand-new D700 can be purchased for around S$2.5k equivalent, so price criteria also not too correct
    that's the current street price in SG now? that's pretty cheap
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZerocoolAstra View Post
    ... and brand-new D700 can be purchased for around S$2.5k equivalent, so price criteria also not too correct
    huh? which shop sells at 2.5k?

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    Quote Originally Posted by larrytok View Post
    yep as what the above guys have said...
    Currently major brands FX on market..
    Nope, only Nikon has FX cameras - FX is a Nikon branding thing. Other manufacturers call it Full-Frame. :P
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    I think the 2.5k deal comes from malaysia
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    Default Re: How to identify a dx or fx camera body

    Quote Originally Posted by Irvine View Post
    that's the current street price in SG now? that's pretty cheap
    Nope!

    Quote Originally Posted by baggiolee View Post
    huh? which shop sells at 2.5k?
    I'd better keep quiet, in case the local distributors send their Gestapo police to hunt me down at night!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZerocoolAstra

    Nope!

    I'd better keep quiet, in case the local distributors send their Gestapo police to hunt me down at night!
    Lets end the mystery once and for all.

    D700 is at an amazing value now, selling at around 3060 locally.

    for more 'adventurous' folks, please do a search for pricing across the border. We will stop talking about this from now on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123 View Post
    Lets end the mystery once and for all.

    D700 is at an amazing value now, selling at around 3060 locally.

    for more 'adventurous' folks, please do a search for pricing across the border. We will stop talking about this from now on.
    yup!
    me and my big mouth....
    Exploring! :)

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