Summary Nikon D700

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Among similar cameras #n/a of 8
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Specifications Key specs
Sensor size Help Full frame 36.0x23.9mm Screen resolution Help 922k dots
Megapixels Help 12.1 MP Movie format Help None
Screen size Help 3.0" Light sensitivity Help 6,400 ISO
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Lenses Lenses
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Nikon D700Nikon D700

Replacement

Nikon has replaced the D700 with the D800.

Nikon D800
Nikon D800 announced December, 2011
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Movie format Shoots movies

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reviewsWhat are people saying about the D700

"It has the same ultra solid feel as its bigger (and smaller) brother, and the same magnesium alloy body and soft rubber grips front and back."
dpreview.com | talking about the camera's build-quality
"Class-leading high ISO performance, usable up to ISO 12800"
dpreview.com | talking about the camera's iso-noise
"You really have to pick it up to appreciate how nicely it fits into your hand."
dpreview.com | talking about the camera's feel

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Nikon D700 VS Canon 5D MKii

Nikon D700 VS Canon 5D MKii
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Pros

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The Nikon D700 vs other recent DSLRs

Low light performance Low noise at high ISO Help
2,303 ISO
Viewfinder size Large viewfinder Help
0.72x
Startup delay Short startup delay Help
400 ms startup delay
Focus points Many focus points Help
51
Fastest shutter speed Fast shutter speed Help
1/8000 of a second
Weather sealed Weather sealed Help
Shoot in extreme weather
Sensor size Large sensor Help
Full frame 36.0x23.9mm
Viewfinder Doesn't use battery, see more detail Help
Pentaprism
Built-in focus motor Built-in focus motor Help
Autofocuses with more lenses
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The Nikon D700 vs other recent pro DSLRs

Built-in flash Built-in flash Help
External flash not needed

Cons

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The Nikon D700 vs other recent DSLRs

Movie format No movies Help
None
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
6,400 ISO
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramas Help
You could stitch photos in post
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
Screen flips out Fixed screen Help
Less flexible
Autofocus Manual focus only Help
None
Announced Old Help
July, 2008
Size Slightly large Help
Large 147x123x77 mm
Weight Very heavy Help
1,074 g
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The Nikon D700 vs other recent pro DSLRs

Overall image quality Low overall image quality Help
80.0
True resolution Lower true resolution Help
12.1 MP
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
5 fps
GPS No GPS Help
Missing geo-tagging
Storage slots Fewer storage slots Help
1
Screen size Below average sized screen Help
3.0"
Screen resolution Low resolution screen Help
922k dots
Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
95%
Light sensitivity (boost) Low boost light sensitivity Help
25,600 ISO

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kamachu (0:05 PM, December 19, 2012)
Right on Kada :-)
Mariaconly- i was as naive as you until i got a speedlight (yungnuo 560 II). doesnt have to be an expensive one. but the image quality is out of this world.
I guess why they did not add a on camera flash on the 5d is that they assumed it was for pros n pro's need pro light
 
kamachu (0:00 PM, December 19, 2012)
For studio Kit, especially if you are on a budget check out the Square perfect sp3500. its got everything.
 
Kada (3:45 AM, March 28, 2012)
Because on camera flash looks like shit.
 
Mariaconly (7:12 PM, February 05, 2012)
This is so much better then the Canon 5D MKII the canon doesnt come with a flash..how the hell do you buy a camara with no flash except to spend more money on a flash think about this people!
 
Christian (1:27 PM, August 31, 2011)
Fantastic camera. Bought it right after launch, and with my 85mm 1,4 and 50mm 1,4 its a true winner! Even though its getting kind of "old" it still produces some of the sharpest images I have ever seen. Video is the one thing I miss, but Im hoping for a D800 with 1080p features.
 
Eniola (8:27 PM, August 07, 2011)
I love this web site and am enjoy every discussion and really it helping me a great deal, i was using canon rebel but now am about to switch to D7000, I shoot models and product, am a photographer leaving in Nigeria west Africa i have to travel all the way to England to get one . Am very nervous by the D7000 minuses as against the D700 but i want to be able to video record my models at one ago .please advice, have i taken a right decision which D7000?:

Secondly do you know a dealer in London that I can buy from? and also looking out for a new studio kit and some lenses
 
Windellgalapon (2:56 AM, August 07, 2011)
I hope NIKON is announcing those 2 cameras, can't wait. And I love your website! It's very Helpful
 
Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (2:46 PM, July 29, 2011)
We haven't heard much yet, but Nikon Rumors is predicting two new DSLRs from Nikon in August, maybe a D400 (D300 replacement) and D800 (D700 replacement)?
 
Brett Dawson (11:30 AM, July 29, 2011)
The Nikon D700 is now several years old. Any news on when an upgrade is expected
 
TSEUMD (8:47 PM, July 11, 2011)
Very hard to resist so sexy in your hand swiss knife quality build , superb image quality and finally it's NIKON 
 
Junalcantaramd (2:26 PM, April 15, 2011)
outstanding camera! i just don"t think it reached the popularity and success of the Canon 5D Mark II .