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

Nikon D3S vs Nikon D700

Winner
Nikon D3S

100

Nikon D700

91

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
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 D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,600 - $1,997 body only

$2,400 - $2,497 with 24-120mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Battery life Much shorter battery life
Nikon D5

Nikon D5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$6,497 body only

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Viewfinder Doesn't have a through-the-lens viewfinder
Nikon D4

Nikon D4

Pro DSLR

$6,901 body only

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Battery life Much shorter battery life

Nikon D700 Competitors

Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,600 - $1,997 body only

$2,400 - $2,497 with 24-120mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder
Nikon D610

Nikon D610

Pro DSLR

$1,266 - $1,497 body only

$1,897 with 24-85mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Cross type focus points Fewer cross-type focus points
Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$789 - $997 body only

$1,100 - $1,297 with 18-140mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Low light performance More noise at high ISO

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