"D700, the D3 for those with bad backs or a lot less?"
I reluctantly bought a D3 for FX so I could use wide angle lenses to the full. Reluctantly because of the weight and size of the D3. In a flash out pops the D700 which seems to be a D3 with less lifetime actuations BUT with a flash and sensor shake/cleaner. All else appears equal. Should I cry, scream, do more push ups or swop to a D700?
#1. "RE: D700, the D3 for those with bad backs or a lot less?" In response to Reply # 0 Tue 01-Jul-08 07:06 PM by JasonAllenPhotoGuy
I would say that you should enjoy your D3 to its fullest potential, and THEN make the decision to cry/scream/do pushups/swap to the D700 once Nikon ACTUALLY SHIPS IT TO STORES!
The D3 is the cream of the crop, and there is no reason to be upset about having one... but if you want to offload it to a broke up-and-coming photog, I'll message you my shipping address!
Heck, I just made the step up to the D2H (from a D40), a far inferior camera compared to the D3, and I couldn't be happier with the ergonomics, ease of use, and amazing auto focus system. I'd say you'd be best served by investing in better lenses, and enjoying the camera you've got by shooting at least 1000 shots per week!
Just my $0.02... for what its worth, -J
EDIT> I didn't realize that Nikon has unvailed the D700... SEXYTIME! Until it hits shelves, I'd still say enjoy the D3 and maybe get a backup D700 for it? I'll still take that D3 off your hands if you get tired of it!
The D700 extends Nikon’s range of FX format SLRs, incorporating groundbreaking technologies and performance into a discreetly-sized body. The highly sensitive 12.1 megapixel CMOS sensor provides an (extendable) ISO range of 200 to 6400 and features a self-cleaning dust-reduction unit. Its EXPEED image processing engine enables the capture of images with superb detail and tonal gradation at up to 5 fps (8 fps with the optional MB-D10 battery pack and EN-EL4a battery). The advanced Scene Recognition System delivers superior exposures and is supported by Nikon’s acclaimed 51-point AF system, which offers outstanding tracking accuracy even in low light. The selectable Picture Controls streamline in-camera image processing, saving time in post-production, and a high definition 3-inch LCD screen supports two Live View modes plus an HDMI video output. Protected by a tough, environmentally-sealed magnesium alloy body, the D700 is a perfectly-balanced DSLR that can handle the unex! pected, wherever your photography takes you.
•12.1 megapixel FX (full-frame) CMOS sensor with high signal-to-noise ratio, wide dynamic range, and built-in self-cleaning sensor unit that minimizes dust.
•ISO 200 – 6400: extendable up to 25600 (equivalent) and down to ISO 100 (equivalent).
•5fps continuous shooting (8fps with optional MB-D10 battery pack with lithium-ion battery EN-EL4a or 8 AA batteries).
•EXPEED image processing engine with 14-bit A/D conversion and 16-bit image processing for superb detail and tonal gradation.
•Advanced Scene Recognition System combines the camera’s metering and AF sensors for precise exposures and sharply defined images.
•Multi-CAM3500FX 51-point AF system. Individually selectable or configurable in 9-point, 21-point and 51-point coverage settings.
•Picture Controls streamline in-camera image processing by enabling the pre-set customization of image parameters such as sharpening, contrast, brightness, hue and saturation in various color modes.