Updated (July 2008): Compare the Nikon D3 vs Nikon D700

Nikon D700 vs Nikon D3

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Nikon D700

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Nikon D3

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Reasons to buy the Nikon D700

Thin
Thickness
3"
Fast shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
1/8000 of a second
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3

Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
9 fps
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
300 ms startup delay
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
88 ms shutter lag
Battery life
Great battery life
4300 shots

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D3.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D700.

competitors

Nikon D700 Competitors

Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,399 - $1,797 body only

$1,965 - $2,297 with 24-120mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder
Nikon D610

Nikon D610

Pro DSLR

$1,397 - $1,497 body only

$1,725 - $2,447 with 28-300mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder
Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$799 - $997 body only

$1,048 - $1,297 with 18-140mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Low light performance Much more noise at high ISO

Nikon D3 Competitors

Nikon D3S

Nikon D3S

Pro DSLR

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Movie format Shoots movies
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,399 - $1,797 body only

$1,965 - $2,297 with 24-120mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Battery life Much shorter battery life
Nikon D5

Nikon D5

Pro DSLR

$6,349 - $6,497 body only

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Battery life Shorter battery life

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