Updated (January, 2014): Compare the Nikon D3300 vs Nikon D800

Nikon D700

Winner
Nikon D700

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Nikon D3200

73

Nikon D3200

Runner-up
     
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D700

Low light performance
Low noise at high ISO
2,303 ISO
Overall image quality
Great image quality
80.0
Color depth
Great color depth
23.5 bits
Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.72x
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3200

Overall image quality
Great image quality
81.0
Color depth
Great color depth
24.1 bits
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
13.2 EV
True resolution
High true resolution
24.1 MP
 
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differences

Advantages of the Nikon D3200

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Movie format Shoots movies 1080p @ 30fps vs None
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Shoots Full HD (1080p) video as well as still pictures
True resolution Much higher true resolution 24.1 MP vs 12.1 MP
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Capture around 2x more detail in your photos
Autofocus Video autofocus Contrast detection vs None
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Automatically focuses shooting video
Dynamic range More dynamic range 13.2 EV vs 12.2 EV
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1 f-stop more dynamic range
Lens availability Significantly more lenses available 205 lenses vs 152 lenses
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More than 30% more lenses available
Color depth Better color depth 24.1 bits vs 23.5 bits
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Distinguishes 0.6 more bits of color
Size Significantly smaller 125x96x76 mm vs 147x123x77 mm
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More than 30% smaller
Weight Much lighter 505 g vs 1,074 g
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2.1x lighter
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality 81.0 vs 80.0
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Almost the same
Lowest price Significantly cheaper $319.00 vs $4,337.04
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The best price we've seen is $4,018 cheaper (13.6x less)
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Advantages of the Nikon D700

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Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO 2,303 ISO vs 1,131 ISO
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The D700 has excellent image quality 1 f-stop higher ISO than the D3200
Viewfinder size Much larger viewfinder 0.72x vs 0.52x
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Around 2x larger viewfinder
Weather sealed Weather sealed Yes vs No
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Sealed to shoot in the rain
Sensor size Much larger sensor Full frame 36.0x23.9mm vs APS-C 23.2x15.4mm
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Around 2.5x larger sensor
Focus points Significantly more focus points 51 vs 11
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Cross type focus points More cross-type focus points 15 vs 1
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Grab focus in difficult situations
Shutter lag Less shutter lag 197 ms vs 276 ms
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Around 30% less delay when taking photos
Battery life Longer battery life 1000 shots vs 540 shots
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Around 90% more shots per battery charge
Viewfinder Has a pentaprism viewfinder Pentaprism vs Pentamirror
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Pentaprism viewfinders are typically brighter
Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor Yes vs No
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Autofocuses with all autofocus lenses
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 5 fps vs 4 fps
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Around 30% faster continuous shooting
Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed 1/8000s vs 1/4000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
Light sensitivity (boost) Better boost ISO 25,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
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The D700's boost ISO is 1 f-stop better
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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent DSLRs, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent DSLRs

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Startup delay Minimal startup delay Help
              400 ms startup delay
              Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
              95%
              Storage slots Fewer storage slots Help
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              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              6,400 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              D3200:4 fps
              D700:5 fps
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $497 body only

              $597 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $378 - $400 body only

              $458 - $669 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $749 - $1,048 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Nikon D7000

              Nikon D7000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $625 body only

              $650 - $1,025 with 18-55mm lens

              Viewfinder coverage Much better viewfinder coverage
              Storage slots Has more storage slots
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $697 body only

              $599 - $797 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Nikon D7100

              Nikon D7100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $874 - $947 body only

              $1,247 with 18-140mm lens

              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Size Is slightly larger
              Nikon D90

              Nikon D90

              Entry-level DSLR

              $715 body only

              $988 with 18-105mm lens

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Nikon D3200 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $439 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range
              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $549 - $699 body only

              $399 - $499 with 18-55mm lens

              Weight Slightly lighter
              Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $774 body only

              $449 - $599 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $272 - $387 body only

              $401 - $427 with 18-55mm lens

              Thickness Thinner
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range

              Nikon D700 Competitors

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              Nikon D750

              Nikon D750

              Pro DSLR

              $2,297 body only

              $2,997 - $3,040 with 24-120mm lens

              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Movie format Shoots movies
              Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder
              Fastest shutter speed Much slower max shutter speed
              Nikon D610

              Nikon D610

              Pro DSLR

              $1,597 body only

              $1,997 - $2,040 with 24-85mm lens

              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Movie format Shoots movies
              Shutter lag More shutter lag
              Focus points Fewer focus points
              Nikon D600

              Nikon D600

              Pro DSLR

              $1,300 - $1,360 body only

              $1,550 with 50mm lens

              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Movie format Shoots movies
              Shutter lag More shutter lag
              Focus points Fewer focus points
              Nikon D800

              Nikon D800

              Pro DSLR

              $4,210 with 28-300mm lens

              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Canon EOS 5D Mark II

              Canon EOS 5D Mark II

              Pro DSLR

              $2,499 body only

              Movie format Shoots movies
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Low light performance More noise at high ISO
              Focus points Many fewer focus points

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              Nikon D700
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              E2000 (0:53 AM, January 30, 2014)
              The 700
               
              me (3:26 PM, June 15, 2012)
              isn't the D700 old?