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"RE: D700 vs D3 - Hogan's differences"

monteverde_org Silver Member Nikonian since 16th Nov 2007
Wed 23-Jul-08 01:40 AM

Besides what was said above, Thom Hogan in his recent (& late!) D3 review mentions:
- Pro D700 Difference: Gridlines in viewfinder, Focus Assist lamp, Better Info screen handling & LCD protective cover supplied
- Pro D3 Difference: Better weather sealing, Extra secondary LCD on back, Smaller size when grip is used on both

I think he nails it with "D700 is more targeted to the serious amateur and pro backup market".

Lack of portability & hefty price is what ruled out the D3 for my type of photography & budget & is what makes the D700 so attractive to me.

Built-in flash & sensor cleaning module are quite useful in a pinch when you want the smallest possible package when hiking or shooting in a crowd.

Since the engine is the same (sensor), cup holders, interior trimmings & mp3 connector differences are really not that important for me.

In the field self sensor cleaning with a D300 in 15 seconds through menu (vs. D3 lens off, mirror locked-up & blower):

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