I own a D800E, D700 and D7000. I use the D700 primarily when I need high ISO to accommodate a fast shutter (birds, low light, etc), fast frame rate (compared to the D800), etc.. I have a chance to buy a D3s for about $16 - 1800 above what I think I could sell the D700 for and wonder what are the main areas where it would represent an upgrade from the D700. Could anyone with both cameras give me a quick comparison? Thanks much Dennis
Thanks John, I am very inclined to make this move, even though the D800E has become my day to day. But I do enough birding that the D3S might be a really good bet. And I am pretty well convinced that even my D700 has better high ISO performance than the D800 - but I don;t want to start anything with that comment! Thanks again. Dennis
I agree with the views expressed above, but whether your potential purchase is good value is something only you can really answer
I used a D700 for some time for theatre and wildlife shoots, and was pretty happy... but then I acquired a D3s and the improvement was very noticeable.
To me, the high-ISO performance seems better by at least one stop, and the autofocus performance is significantly faster and more reliable, particularly in low light and with things like birds in flight. I also find the second card slot useful, since I can use it in "backup" mode to provide a contingency against card failure.