Pros: Top notch high ISO and image performance, build quality, etc
Cons: mainly weight, but that is also a positive factor
After using the D3 for 15 months constantly (as opposed to reviewers who have never used it), I can confidently say that it is the best SLR that Nikon ever made. And I have used number of Nikons, both film and digital. Image quality is superb, well beyond what one might expect at 12 MP. It is easily equal to an 18-20 MP digital. It is tough as nails and dependable to fault. I have never been disappointed with results. Ergonomics and design are the best in the industry. And the features and controlls put me right in the driver's seat. This is one superb camera, underrated by too many and in a different league altogether than the excellent D700. That fine camera is based on the D300 body. It has been claimed that it is simply a smaller D3. This is totally untrue. It is more accurately described as a D300 with larger sensor. Anyone buying a D3 will not regret it!