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Nikon D2 Underwater Camera Housings

Nexus D3 & D3x Housing Body

Nexus D3/D3xHousing
(shown with optional
MP-40-5 port)

The new Nexus D3/D3x housing for the Nikon D3 series of Nikon Digital SLRs is now available.

This light and compact D3 underwater camera housing is made from marine grade aluminum alloy.

Dimensions are 313mm x 178mm x 131mm (W/H/D). Weight is 4.59 lbs. in air. The housing is rated to 246 ft/ 75 m.


Nexus D3/D3x Housing Features

Nexus Nikon D3/D3x Digital Camera Housing

The new Nexus D3/D3x housing comes with two Nikonos type bulkheads

This Nexus Housing for the Nikon D3 and D3x Digital SLR is made to use the M4 port size.

All the earlier Master - M5 Size Ports and Accessories or the newer M6 ports and accessories can be used with an optional M4 to M5 Adapter ($200.00) orwith an optional M4 to M6 Adapter ($200.00)..

Housing Body Price - $4199.00

The Nexus D3/D3x Housing Body comes with a Convertible Idler Gear inside the housing body to allow shooting the new 105mm AF-S Micro Nikkor lens. Two outer gear halves are removed to reveal a smaller gear when the new and much larger Micro Nikkor 105 AF-S VR lens is used.

The Nexus D3/D3x housing body also comes with a M-S-C Servo Control Switch to change modes between Continuous, Single, and Manual Focus Modes and now has a lens removal button to ease lens changes.

New Inon Rotateable Optical 45° or Straight Viewfinders are available as a retrofit for the D3/D3x housing body - Now User Installable - $855.00ea

D3 Front View
Nexus D3/D3x Housing Body Front View

The Nexus D3/D3x housing body is equipped with:

Push Buttons or levers to access functions on the D3/D3x camera:

  1. Four corner Multi Selector control
  2. AF Area Mode Selector
  3. Monitor button for image review
  4. Menu button
  5. Thumbnail button
  6. Protect button (Key Icon button on camera)
  7. Enter button
  8. Focus Area Lock Switch
  9. Format/Delete button
  10. Shutter Release and AF Hold lever
  11. Mode Dial
  12. Metering Mode
  13. Exposure Compensation/Flash Mode button
  14. AE/AF Lock ISO, Qual, WB buttons on base of camera body
  15. Main Command knob
  16. Sub Command knob

D3 Rear View
D3/D3x Housing Body Rear View


Other features include:

  1. On/Off Button
  2. Aperture Knob (apertures are selected inside the camera body with this knob)
  3. Focus/Zoom knob with lockout for Autofocus when using a manual focus gear on the lens
  4. Twin TTL Strobe Sockets are standard equipment
  5. Optical pick-up finder to allow full, corner to corner view of the camera's viewfinder
    image and data
  6. Two External Accessory Ports
The Nexus D3/D3x housing body comes with:
  1. Attached Handles
  2. Wrench Set
  3. Hot shoe TTL cable
  4. O-ring Grease
  5. Spare Body O-ring
  6. Operator's Manual
  7. Warranty

Nexus D3/D3x housing body price - $4199.00

New Inon Rotateable Optical 45° or Straight Viewfinders are available as a retrofit for the D300s housing body - Now User Installable - $855.00ea

Contact Nexus America for additional information or to purchase a Nexus D3/D3x Housing from this site.

Visit the MultiPort Page for descriptions and photos of the Nexus Multi Ports.