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

Nikon D3S vs Nikon D700

Winner
Nikon D3S

131

Nikon D700

120

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3S

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
3,253 ISO
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
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D700

Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.72x
Thickness
Thin
3"
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
197 ms shutter lag

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 D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,399 - $1,797 body only

$1,965 - $2,297 with 24-120mm lens

Overall image quality Better image quality
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Low light performance Much more noise at high ISO
Nikon D500

Nikon D500

Pro DSLR

$1,649 - $1,897 body only

$2,456 - $2,497 with 16-80mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Battery life Much shorter battery life
Nikon D4

Nikon D4

Pro DSLR

$6,707 body only

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Overall image quality Better image quality
Low light performance Much more noise at high ISO

Nikon D700 Competitors

Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,399 - $1,797 body only

$1,965 - $2,297 with 24-120mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder
Nikon D610

Nikon D610

Pro DSLR

$1,397 - $1,497 body only

$1,725 - $2,447 with 28-300mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder
Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$799 - $997 body only

$1,048 - $1,297 with 18-140mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Low light performance Much more noise at high ISO

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