Updated (September 2010): Compare the Nikon D3 vs Nikon D7000

Nikon D3 vs Nikon D7000

Winner
Nikon D3

125

Nikon D7000

100

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
2,290 ISO
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.70x
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
9 fps
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
300 ms startup delay
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D7000

Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
13.9 EV
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Badge
Built-in focus motor
Autofocuses with more lenses
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/8000 of a second

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D3.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D7000.

competitors

Nikon D3 Competitors

Nikon D3S

Nikon D3S

Pro DSLR

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Movie format Shoots movies
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Nikon D700

Nikon D700

Pro DSLR

$81 body only

Size Significantly smaller
Viewfinder size Slightly larger viewfinder
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Nikon D800

Nikon D800

Pro DSLR

$2,299 body only

Startup delay Much less startup delay
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

Nikon D7000 Competitors

Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$769 - $997 body only

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

Screen size Significantly larger screen
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$400 body only

$500 - $515 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$1,097 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life

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Paul (3:42 PM, November 24, 2014)
wow where can I find a D3 body for 883,51 euro