Updated (December, 2011): Compare the Nikon D800 vs Sigma SD1

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Reasons to buy the Nikon D700

Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.72x
Live view
Has live view
Preview your photos
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
400 ms startup delay
Sensor size
Large sensor
Full frame 36.0x23.9mm
 

Reasons to buy the Sigma SD1

Weight
Light-weight
706 g
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/8000 of a second
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed
 
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Advantages of the Nikon D700

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Startup delay Much less startup delay 400 ms vs 4500 ms
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11.3x less delay when turning on
Live view Has live view Yes vs No
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Preview your photos on the camera's screen before taking them
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen 922k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag 197 ms vs 382 ms
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Around 50% less delay when taking photos
Lens availability Much more lenses available 152 lenses vs 60 lenses
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More than 2.5x more lenses available
Viewfinder size Significantly larger viewfinder 0.72x vs 0.62x
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More than 30% larger viewfinder
Sensor size Much larger sensor Full frame 36.0x23.9mm vs APS-C 23.5x15.7mm
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Around 2.5x larger sensor
Focus points Significantly more focus points 51 vs 11
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Cross type focus points Significantly more cross-type focus points 15 vs 2
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Grab focus in difficult situations
Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor Yes vs No
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Autofocuses with all autofocus lenses
Thickness Thinner 3" vs 3.1"
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Almost the same
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Advantages of the Sigma SD1

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True resolution Higher true resolution 15.4 MP vs 12.1 MP
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Capture around 30% more detail in your photos
Viewfinder coverage Significantly better viewfinder coverage 98% vs 95%
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Almost the same
Weight Significantly lighter 706 g vs 1,074 g
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More than 30% lighter
Size Slightly smaller 146x113x80 mm vs 147x123x77 mm
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Around 10% smaller
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similarities

Compared to recent DSLRs

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Weather sealed Weather sealed Help
Shoot in extreme weather
Viewfinder Both have pentaprism viewfinders Help
Pentaprism
Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
1/8000 of a second
Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
External flash not needed
Storage slots Fewer storage slots Help
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Autofocus No video autofocus Help
Manual focus only
HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
Size Large Help
D700:147x123x77 mm
SD1:146x113x80 mm
True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
D700:12.1 MP
SD1:15.4 MP
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
6,400 ISO
Movie format Do not shoot movies Help
No movies
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
5 fps
Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
You could stitch photos in post
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur

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Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$947 body only

$1,247 with 18-140mm lens

Movie format Records higher quality movies
Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
Low light performance Is slightly more noisy at high ISO
Nikon D610

Nikon D610

Pro DSLR

$1,697 body only

$2,197 - $2,200 with 24-85mm lens

Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Thickness Is thicker
Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$640 body only

$850 with 18-105mm lens

Movie format Records higher quality movies
Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
Low light performance Is significantly more noisy at high ISO
Nikon D800

Nikon D800

Pro DSLR

$2,999 - $3,160 body only

Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$1,598 - $1,899 body only

$2,299 - $2,499 with 24-105mm lens

Movie format Records higher quality movies
Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$747 body only

$650 - $847 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Records higher quality movies
Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Viewfinder Has a lower quality type of viewfinder
Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Pro DSLR

$3,399 body only

$3,990 - $3,999 with 24-105mm lens

Movie format Records higher quality movies
Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
Weight Is significantly heavier

Nikon D700 Competitors

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Disadvantages

Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$2,297 body only

$2,997 with 24-120mm lens

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Movie format Shoots movies
Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder
Fastest shutter speed Much slower max shutter speed
Nikon D600

Nikon D600

Pro DSLR

$1,360 - $1,410 body only

$1,550 with 50mm lens

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Movie format Shoots movies
Shutter lag More shutter lag
Cross type focus points Fewer cross-type focus points
Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Pro DSLR

$2,499 body only

$3,495 with 24-105mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Low light performance More noise at high ISO
Focus points Many fewer focus points

Sigma SD1 Competitors

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Disadvantages

Sigma SD15

Sigma SD15

Entry-level DSLR

$799 body only

Size Slightly smaller
Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
True resolution Much lower true resolution
Pentax K-3

Pentax K-3

Entry-level DSLR

$842 - $897 body only

$1,171 - $1,347 with 18-135mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Live view Has live view
Weight Heavier

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Nikon D700
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