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
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism

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

$106 body only

Size Significantly smaller
Viewfinder size Slightly larger viewfinder
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$629 - $679 body only

$895 with 18-140mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

Nikon D7000 Competitors

Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$629 - $679 body only

$895 with 18-140mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$399 body only

$499 - $500 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$789 - $997 body only

$1,025 - $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

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