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OK, I stand corrected that there are more differences bewteen the D700 and the D800, I was going off my having a D3 with the same sensor as the D700, and a D800; but the bottom line is that the differences I listed are those important for me, not really a good description of the camera differences, and the latter is the question.
I am going to throw a question to this group, I do a fair amount of theater work, I do not need 36mps for this, but the down sampled D800 at ISO 3200 is pretty decent for noise,...Show more →
I go under the assumption that ISO 3200 and above is going to have noise. When I shot the D3 and the D3s side by side, there was maybe a 1/2 stop, to a full stop difference in noise at 3200 and above. Meaning, ISO 3200 with the D3s resembled ISO 1600 (maybe 2000) from the D3.
But rather than fighting the noise, I appreciated the grain, especially in the black and white photos. So with that, I used the D3 interchangeably with the D3s.
This December I sold both the D3 and the D3s and now own a D600 and a D610. The noise at ISO 3200 is relative to that of the D3s, IMO, especially when you down-sample the files to 12MP (about 14 inches on the long end at 300 ppi).
Again, the I embrace the grain of the D600/610 bodies at ISO's over 3200. ISO 6400 is very useable for me. ...but remember, everyone's tastes, thresholds for noise, is different.
I do want a DF so I feel less apprehensive at shooting above ISO 6400, as that's where I think you'll notice the biggest difference with the D4 sensor.
I would love to hear what former D3 and D3s users (now current DF users) have to say in comparisons between those three camera bodies.