Let not counting other brand as other brands like Pentax, Canon, Olympus and Minolta and many more did make some great cameras. But within the Nikon alone, the FM3a isn't the best. It's the replacement of the FM/FE series camera. It's a 1 camera that takes the place of 2. But it's never the best. The best has to be one of the top line camera namely F, F2 or F3...