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Experience:  30 years of photography experience and 10 years of camera repair. Own a D300S, D40 and P7000.
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What is the lightest DSLR body, have trouble holding my D3

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What is the lightest DSLR body, have trouble holding my D3 and D 800 (getting older)
JA: What's the make/model of your device? How old is it?
Customer: both are about 6 years old
JA: How long has this been going on? What troubleshooting have you tried?
Customer: none, just to heavy to carry around any longer.
JA: Anything else you want the electronics expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Camera and Video
Expert:  Steve G. replied 1 month ago.

Hi. I'm Steve and I will be assisting you today. I've been here since 2005.

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Ok, let's see what we can do here.

Assuming that you want to keep your Nikon lenses, get yourself a D3400. It is tiny compared to the D3 and D800 and while it has a less buttons, once you get the hang of working the menus, you will find it to be a delightful camera with great picture quality. I don't usually use megapixels as a measurement but the D3400 has twice the megapixels of the D3 and about the same density of pixels as the 800 (the 3400 is a crop frame vs the full frame of the 800).

The D3400 is half the weight of the D3.

Go to a camera store and try it out.

I'll be here if you need further help.

Steve

Expert:  Steve G. replied 1 month ago.

Hi. Did you receive my answer from 1/3?

Do you need any further help?

Steve