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

Nikon D3S vs Nikon D700

Winner
Nikon D3S

106

Nikon D700

97

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
Sensor cleaning
Self cleaning sensor
Avoids dust in your photos

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

$2,297 with 24-120mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Overall image quality Better image quality
Battery life Much shorter battery life
Nikon D4

Nikon D4

Pro DSLR

$7,988 body only

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Battery life Much shorter battery life
Nikon D500

Nikon D500

Pro DSLR

$1,797 body only

$2,397 with 16-80mm lens

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

Nikon D700 Competitors

Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,399 - $1,797 body only

$2,297 with 24-120mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder
Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$788 - $997 body only

$1,076 - $1,297 with 18-140mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Low light performance Significantly more noise at high ISO
Nikon D610

Nikon D610

Pro DSLR

$1,497 body only

$1,997 with 24-85mm lens

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Cross type focus points Fewer cross-type focus points

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