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"D700 vs D3 ..."

nl Silver Member Charter Member
Sat 12-Jul-08 02:57 AM | edited Sun 13-Jul-08 06:27 PM by nl

So, the introduction of the D700 creates a quandry...in what way(s) is the D700 superior to or inferior to the D3? Is the D3 worth a $2000 premium? Here's what I've been able to gather so far...(if this thread generates interest, I'll edit my table below with updates ...)

















 
D700
D3
Pro

  1. Self-cleaning sensor

  2. Smaller form factor, with option for MB-D10 for "D3 sized" body

  3. Lower cost

  4. Built in flash/CLS command

  5. Vertical grip adds vertical command dial, but it's small and hard to use




  1. 100% viewfinder

  2. Built-in vertical grip

  3. There has been a claim (Ken Rockwell!) that the D3 is "faster" than the D700. Presumably this refers to the faster frame rate, although the D700 is close with the MB-D10 attached. I assume the AF is the same as they have the same module...has anyone compared D300 to D3 AF, as they also share the same AF module? The AF motor in the D3 could be more powerful, but I doubt that matters with AF-S lenses.

  4. Dual CF card slots

  5. Default battery is the EL-EN4

  6. Interchangeable focussing screens


Con

  1. Need to add MB-D10 to get the EL-EN4 battery capacity

  2. 95% viewfinder

  3. As above, ?slower AF performance, and specs show slightly slower max frame rate with MB-D10 and much slower without MB-D10




  1. Heavier

  2. Costs more

  3. Lacks convenience of built in flash




Thoughts?
nl

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