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

Nikon D700 vs Nikon D3

Winner
Nikon D700

174

Nikon D3

172

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D700

Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.72x
Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
2,303 ISO
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
197 ms shutter lag
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
Battery life
Great battery life
4300 shots
Viewfinder coverage
Great viewfinder coverage
100%

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

$1,419 - $1,697 body only

$2,197 with 24-120mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Viewfinder size Slightly smaller viewfinder
Nikon D600

Nikon D600

Pro DSLR

$2,199 with 24-85mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Viewfinder size Slightly smaller viewfinder
Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$739 - $997 body only

$1,099 - $1,297 with 18-140mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Viewfinder size Significantly smaller viewfinder

Nikon D3 Competitors

Nikon D5

Nikon D5

Pro DSLR

$5,561 - $6,497 body only

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Lowest price Much more expensive
Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,419 - $1,697 body only

$2,197 with 24-120mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Battery life Much shorter battery life
Nikon D3S

Nikon D3S

Pro DSLR

$704 body only

Movie format Shoots movies
Weight Slightly lighter
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life

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