What I like about the F3HP is I always know what the camera is doing, no surprises. My impression of later models, based on my current Nikon DSLR, is like any computer program, sometimes it has a mind of its own. The F3 operates like older manual cameras with enough automation to get the job done.

If I could buy a decent F4, F5, F6 for an affordable price, I probably would, however, I would still expect the F3 to be, in most cases, my favorite.