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

Nikon D3S vs Nikon D700

Winner
Nikon D3S

131

Nikon D700

121

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3S

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

$1,379 - $1,797 body only

$1,956 - $2,297 with 24-120mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Battery life Much shorter battery life
Nikon D5

Nikon D5

Pro DSLR

$6,497 body only

$6,714 with 50mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Battery life Shorter battery life
Nikon D4

Nikon D4

Pro DSLR

$2,788 body only

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

Nikon D700 Competitors

Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$749 - $997 body only

$1,029 - $1,297 with 18-140mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Viewfinder size Significantly smaller viewfinder
Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,379 - $1,797 body only

$1,956 - $2,297 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

$1,198 - $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

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