How to identify a dx or fx camera body


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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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spree86

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JMagination said:
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 :bsmilie:
 

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spree86 said:
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 :bsmilie:
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 :)

Peace! ;)

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ZerocoolAstra

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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).
 

Irvine

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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.php?pid=1379-926225e57b&display=technicalspecifications

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.php?pid=1257-63bae4a413&display=technicalspecifications
 

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tnx irvine :)

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foxtwo

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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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larrytok

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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
 

Irvine

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- 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 :bsmilie:
 

ZerocoolAstra

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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 :bsmilie:
... and brand-new D700 can be purchased for around S$2.5k equivalent, so price criteria also not too correct :)
 

Rashkae

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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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ZerocoolAstra said:
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. ;)
 

ZerocoolAstra

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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.... :embrass:
 

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