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    Default d800 vs d3s is it worth the extra US$1,000

    i'm eyeing on d800 and i have saved enough money already.
    then it came to my thought on buying a d3s instead...

    my question: is the d3s worth the extra +/- US$1,000?

    im not an hardcore shooter but yet never hurts to have a pro body except hurting your wallet.

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    Default Re: d800 vs d3s is it worth the extra US$1,000

    Totally different purposes. You need to ask yourself if you need more resolution at low ISO, or if you mainly just need clean high ISO.
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    iso of d800 is enough for me
    mp of d3s is enough for me
    wont hurt to have extra mp
    wont hurt to have extra iso
    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post
    Totally different purposes. You need to ask yourself if you need more resolution at low ISO, or if you mainly just need clean high ISO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by djfling View Post
    iso of d800 is enough for me
    mp of d3s is enough for me
    wont hurt to have extra mp
    wont hurt to have extra iso
    "Won't hurt" is relative. You need to know what your shooting style is and what you prefer shooting. If you still haven't figured out the areas you specialize in, you need to do some self-reflection.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post
    "Won't hurt" is relative. You need to know what your shooting style is and what you prefer shooting. If you still haven't figured out the areas you specialize in, you need to do some self-reflection.
    i need iso more than mp but the iso of d800 is good enough for me...

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    Default Re: d800 vs d3s is it worth the extra US$1,000

    Quote Originally Posted by djfling View Post
    i need iso more than mp but the iso of d800 is good enough for me...
    then your question is answered by yourself... if the iso of D800 is good enough, then it is good enough... worth in any case is judged by the individual, so ultimately only you can judge the worth of something to you...

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    Quote Originally Posted by djfling View Post
    iso of d800 is enough for me
    mp of d3s is enough for me
    wont hurt to have extra mp
    wont hurt to have extra iso
    Since you are so rich and won't hurt, why don't you buy both of them ?
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    im sure you will not use iso above 1600 iso
    so choose the new technology
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    Buy one, you regret not getting the other. Buy the other, you regret not getting the first one.

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    Hi, if you wanna compare from d800 vs D3s and better grab d700 lah, value for money.
    No regret for d700 FX format

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    Default Re: d800 vs d3s is it worth the extra US$1,000

    Since Iso and MP of both bodies are ok to you, you may need to consider the IQ level, fps and dynamic range of both bodies.

    If you are hobbyist, I also recommend you to buy a D700 since it is a decent all rounder with good price. For the saving in body purchase, you can get another good lens.

    If you only consider d800 and d3s, please refer to the the first part of my reply. Thanks

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    Since either one is ok for your purpose, then buy the cheaper one.
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