Updated (October 2009): Compare the Nikon D3S vs Nikon D700

Nikon D3S vs Nikon D700

Winner
Nikon D3S

196

Nikon D700

181

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3S

Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
9 fps
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
120 ms startup delay
Great battery life
Battery life
4200 shots
More storage slots
Storage slots
2
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D700

Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.72x
Low light performance
Low noise at high ISO
2,303 ISO
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
197 ms shutter lag
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/8000 of a second

galleries

Explore our gallery of 48 sample photos taken by the Nikon D3S.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D700.

competitors

Nikon D3S Competitors

Nikon D3

Nikon D3

Pro DSLR

Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Movie format Does not take movies
Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,419 - $1,497 body only

$1,899 - $1,997 with 24-120mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Battery life Much shorter battery life
Nikon D3X

Nikon D3X

Pro DSLR

$60 body only

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Battery life Slightly longer battery life
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

Nikon D700 Competitors

Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,419 - $1,497 body only

$1,899 - $1,997 with 24-120mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Viewfinder size Slightly smaller viewfinder
Nikon D610

Nikon D610

Pro DSLR

$1,100 - $1,497 body only

$1,900 - $2,447 with 28-300mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Viewfinder size Slightly smaller viewfinder
Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$1,097 with 18-55mm lens

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

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