Updated (December 2011): Compare the Nikon D800 vs Nikon D3S

Nikon D800 vs Nikon D3S

Winner
Nikon D800

100

Nikon D3S

95

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D800

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
High true resolution
True resolution
36.2 MP
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3S

Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
9 fps
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
197 ms shutter lag
Battery life
Great battery life
4200 shots
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
120 ms startup delay

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D800.
Explore our gallery of 48 sample photos taken by the Nikon D3S.

competitors

Nikon D800 Competitors

Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,149 - $1,421 body only

$1,719 - $1,797 with 24-120mm lens

Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
True resolution Much lower true resolution
Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Pro DSLR

$2,389 body only

$2,751 with 50mm lens

Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
True resolution Much lower true resolution
Nikon D810

Nikon D810

Pro DSLR

$1,763 - $2,797 body only

$2,301 - $3,297 with 24-120mm lens

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Continuous shooting Shoots faster
Lowest price Significantly more expensive

Nikon D3S Competitors

Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,149 - $1,421 body only

$1,719 - $1,797 with 24-120mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Battery life Much shorter battery life
Nikon D600

Nikon D600

Pro DSLR

$1,485 body only

$2,228 with 24-85mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Battery life Much shorter battery life
Nikon D4

Nikon D4

Pro DSLR

$5,575 body only

$6,344 with 24-85mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
Battery life Much shorter battery life

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