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Nikon D3x Performance Data and Analysis
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 Paris, France - January 15, 2009 - DxO Labs announces today the addition of detailed RAW-based image quality data and DxOMark Sensor rankings for the Nikon D3x Digital Single-Lens Reflex (SLR) camera body on its popular website.

According to DxO Labs, the Nikon D3x, the latest professional camera model in the “above 20 Megapixels” category, features high-end performance results across most image quality metrics. The D3x takes the lead on the DxOMark Sensor scale with a 6-point gain above all other camera bodies currently evaluated on the website. With such performance, the Nikon D3x is the first camera which actually achieves more than 12-bit depth of effective image information and thus is able to take full advantage of its 14-bit Analog/Digital (A/D) converter. Complete image quality data is immediately accessible by visiting

Sponsored by DxO Labs, a company focusing on image processing is a free online resource that delivers key objective sensor performance metrics measured directly on the RAW image for a variety of cameras. As a result, makes it possible for the first time to assess the intrinsic quality of a camera before the impact of any RAW conversion and independent of its optics. The site also features a simple scale, DxOMark Sensor, for analyzing and comparing RAW image quality.

The DxOMark Sensor scale is mapped to real-world photographic scenarios such as portrait, landscape,’s goal is to serve the imaging community, particularly the photo press. Photography journalists and experts can now complement their analyses and reviews with an objective evaluation of intrinsic camera performance, regardless of optics or processing considerations.

DxO Labs offers products and solutions ensuring excellence in digital imaging. The company develops and licenses patented intellectual property serving the entire digital imaging chain: For consumer electronics OEM/ODM (such as digital camera and camera phone vendors): embedded software and silicon architectures for real time still and video image processing; For imaging component suppliers (camera module manufacturers, sensor vendors, and processor vendors) as well as photography journalists and imaging experts: image quality evaluation and measurement tools; For serious and demanding photographers: PC and Mac solutions to enhance camera image quality.