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Mar 17, 2015 18:43 |  #1

Hey guys!

I'm right now considering to buy a used Nikon D3, the shutter count is only at 21 000, and I'm offered the camera for 1080$. Without any physical damage to it.

However, I know it's an old camera. But I'm wondering if it' still good, and if the camera is still worth buying?

Currently I have the Nikon D5100, and I really want to upgrade to a full-frame camera, however low budget, as I'm shortly starting to photograph weddings and so on. I'm starting to get more and more advanced, and a proper camera like (hopefully) the D3 would give me great benefits.

So, is the camera still good and worth buying? Is the offer fair & reasonable? or am I making a mistake buying this.

I have to decide by tomorrow, so please! I'd really appreciate some help.

Thank you so much in advance! :)

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Mar 18, 2015 01:00 |  #2

The D3 is still as good it is today as it was in 2007. I know photographers that still use it that will put the new D4s's to shame


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Mar 18, 2015 14:06 |  #3

Depends on what you are shooting.

I wouldn't buy it because of how old it is.
Lots of newer tech out :)

That thing is 12MP with old tech.

If you are doing landscapes you can get a D610 instead. 24MP and better DR.
Unless you need the high FPS.

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Mar 20, 2015 20:44 |  #4

I have one and I love it. But I love all my cameras!
IMHO, nearly $1100 bucks is too much. Sometime ago I gave $900 for my D3 with less than 5000 clicks on it. It was/is pristine.


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Mar 20, 2015 20:49 |  #5

Still a phenomenal camera and even better at High ISO than the current Canon XXD camera that will set you back the same price.


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Mar 20, 2015 20:50 |  #6

Also in some countries Nikon still only sells the D3 and D3s as their flagship models.


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Mar 21, 2015 19:43 |  #7

Go over to FM and browse Trenchmonkey's thread on the D700/D3. Then decide. The D700 and D3 share the same sensor and take outstanding photos. I have a D3 and a D810 and many times pick up the D3 over the D810. If you don't want the bulk of the D3 pick up a D700. Also the high ISO capabilities are as goo as any modern camera IMO.




  
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