D3x verses D800

Started Nov 6, 2012 | Questions thread
IainD
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Re: D3x verses D800
In reply to Jim Bond, Nov 6, 2012

Hello!

I have the D3x but not the D800, so I can only half answer.

The D3x is marvellous and accurate, but could be too slow for some purposes. I would love to use it for my wildlife especially birds, but I miss too many shots. Also, it does not like to have its ISO pushed too high.

My reading suggests the D800 is a bit quicker, and goes to higher ISO without any trouble, and this could be the deal breaker for you. The D800 is lighter and more compact too. So there is not really an absolute answer. Both are obviously great cameras, and fit into a similar position in their uses. I am sure many people will answer by saying the new technology of the D800 is well worth it, but the D3x is still superb!

IainD

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