"Simply... Superb!"4.0 starson by ppolgar
Pros: Colors, Dynamic Range, detail with the right Lens.
Cons: Can't really think of any. Maybe the price could come down a bit.
Summary: In the rights hands, the Nikon D3 performs exceptionally. The colors and the dynamic range are simply superb. The D3 is a professional tool for the professional photographer who also posses a certain level of technical prowess to get the most out of this camera system. Blogs are already filled with self-proclaimed experts making such assertions as the Nikon D3 lags behind the Sony?s 24 mega-pixel A900. I can tell you without reservation, that?s simply not true. I tried the A900 and in my opinion, the D3 is a far superior camera in virtually every respect. The Sony will perform admirably if the shooting conditions are ideal however, in challenging lighting situations, the A900 simply cannot produce the level of image quality from the D3. 100% crops from the Sony are just OK. Sony should have concentrated on developing a high quality 12 to 16 mega-pixel FF DSLR instead of a mediocre 24 mega-pixel. Nikon knew what they where doing when they developed the 12 mega-pixel FF D3. There is a considerable amount of latitude when dealing with the D3?s raw image files. If you require large print-outs (within limits of course) the D3?s capabilities is nearly boundless where other systems are very much limited. I hope that Nikon?s variant of the 24 mega-pixel DSLR will be properly designed considering the limitations of cramming all of those pixels even on a 35mm sensor. You folks out here who have a true passion for photography, pro or not pro, don?t get caught up with the mega-pixel horsepower race. The Nikon D3 or the D700 for that matter, will not place any limitations on your creative abilities as a photographer unless your printing requirements exceeds billboard sized prints.