Below you can see the front view size comparison of Nikon D3S and Nikon D3.
Weight is another important factor especially when deciding on a camera that you want to carry with you all day.
Nikon D3S is 60g lighter than the Nikon D3 but we don't think this will make a significant difference.
Also keep in mind that body weight is not the only deciding factor when comparing two interchangeable camera bodies, you have to also take into account the lenses that you will be using with these bodies. Since both Nikon D3S and Nikon D3 have the same Full frame sized sensor, their lenses for a similar focal length and aperture will be similar in size and weight.
You may have already made your decision about which camera suits better for your needs and your budget so far but in case you wonder how we rated Nikon D3S and Nikon D3, below you can find their scores in five different aspects.
Our Decision Algorithm dynamically scores cameras using 63 different specs, current price and DxO Mark scores (where possible) in order to make a more objective and consistent comparison.
Here is a summary of how Nikon D3S and Nikon D3 scores compare:
Ranked #4 out of 28
in Large SLR" cameras
Ranked #152 out of 1119
in all Cameras
Ranked #6 out of 7
in Large SLR cameras
Ranked #182 out of 1119
in all Cameras
Nikon D3S has a higher Overall Score but this doesn't make it an easy decision. Nikon D3S may have better image quality, more features and smaller body compared to but Nikon D3 offers higher value for the money.
If you are a price conscious buyer and don't need the extra features, image quality and compactness that Nikon D3S offers, Nikon D3 is the better choice for you.
In all other cases, we recommend the Nikon D3S!