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| p.1 #15 · Would you employ the D600 for wedding duty? |
Dustin Gent wrote:
Isn't the D3 about the same as the D700 - minus the frame rate? From what I understand, the D3s has a "different" sensor that the D3/D700...
i've got a d3s and d700. taking the sensor out of the equation, the d3s and d700 feel like totally different cameras to me. same AF system, but the implementations are different. the d3s feels snappier, and has a different type of focusing screen so the viewfinder layout looks different. the d700 is built like a tank, but im pretty sure i could crush my d700 with my d3s. the d3/s shutter is hardier than the d700, and sounds much smoother. shutter lag, viewfinder blackout... all noticeably better with the d3/s cameras. by the way, i've owned the d3s for about a month now, after 3k shots, im still on the first battery, and it still says 52%. en-el4a's ROCK.
i first owned the d700, and when i got the d3s, i thought i'd be getting a d700 with a built in grip and faster fps. i was totally wrong. the d3s feels, handles, even sounds like a different camera. with that said, for serious work, i'd also choose gently used d3 over all of the other cameras on the market if you are within the <$2K price range.