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

Nikon D3 vs Nikon D7000

Winner
Nikon D3

92

Nikon D7000

73

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
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
88 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D7000

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 24fps
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Badge
Autofocuses shooting video
Contrast detection
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather

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 D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,628 - $1,997 body only

$2,479 - $2,497 with 24-120mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Battery life Much shorter battery life
Nikon D700

Nikon D700

Pro DSLR

$3,769 body only

Size Much smaller
Sensor cleaning Has a self cleaning sensor
Battery life Much shorter battery life
Nikon D3S

Nikon D3S

Pro DSLR

$5,897 body only

Movie format Shoots movies
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

Nikon D7000 Competitors

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$597 body only

$495 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$876 - $1,047 body only

$1,347 with 18-140mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies
Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$797 body only

$1,097 - $1,697 with 18-140mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Shutter lag More shutter lag

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