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Advantages of the Nikon D800

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True resolution
Much higher true resolution
36.2 MP vs 24.4 MP
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Capture around 50% more detail in your photos
Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3.2" vs 3"
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Around 10% larger screen
External mic jack
Has an external mic jack
Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Size
Much smaller
146×123×82 mm vs 160×157×88 mm
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More than 30% smaller
Thickness
Much thinner
3.2" vs 3.5"
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Around 10% thinner
Weight
Lighter
1,000 g vs 1,260 g
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More than 20% lighter
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Yes vs No
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A built-in flash is useful for taking indoor shots where there is little light
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Advantages of the Nikon D3X

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Battery life
Much longer battery life
4400 shots vs 900 shots
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Around 5x more shots per battery charge
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
5 fps vs 4 fps
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Around 30% faster continuous shooting
Lowest price
Cheaper
$758.85 vs $1,299.00
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The best price we've seen is $540 cheaper (more than 40% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent DSLRs

              Common Strengths
              Viewfinder size Above average viewfinder size Help
              0.70x
              Storage slots Multiple storage slots Help
              2
              Weather sealed Weather sealed Help
              Shoot in extreme weather
              Viewfinder Both have pentaprism viewfinders Help
              Pentaprism
              Focus points Many focus points Help
              51
              Autofocus Both use faster phase detection autofocus Help
              fast and accurate
              Viewfinder coverage Above average viewfinder coverage Help
              100%
              Built-in focus motor Built-in focus motor Help
              Autofocuses with more lenses
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              1/8000 of a second
              Common Weaknesses
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              D8003.2"
              D3X3.5"
              Weight Heavy Help
              D8001,000 g
              D3X1,260 g
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              D800209 ms
              D3X161 ms
              Size Large Help
              D800146×123×82 mm
              D3X160×157×88 mm
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              D8004 fps
              D3X5 fps
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              D8006,400 ISO
              D3X1,600 ISO
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              D800921k dots
              D3X920k dots

              Compared to recent pro DSLRs

              Common Strengths
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              D800$1,299.00
              D3X$758.85
              Common Weaknesses

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting weaknesses shared by these two products.

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