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Martin Turner

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"RE: Second D3 or D700?"

Martin Turner Moderator Expert professional PJ & PR photographer Nikonian since 19th Jun 2006
Sat 01-Jun-13 03:06 PM

The D700 is a great camera, but with just a $200-$300 price difference I would go for the D3, because

1) The controls are different — switching will never be quite automatic
2) The shutter is not quite as responsive on the D700 — this really used to annoy me with work's D700. I used to bring my D3 in rather than use it
3) The lower weight makes for less image stability — unless you get the battery grip, in which case the price differential has gone

When the D3 was top camera, the price difference was more like 2x. There was a reason for that.


You might want to consider getting a D800. It has the same ISO range as the D3, more advanced electronics, and that amazing 36MP.

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A general, generic topic Second D3 or D700? [View all] , LovingD3 , Fri 31-May-13 11:42 PM
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