Summary Nikon D700

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Body only
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Specifications Key specs
Sensor size
Help Full frame 36x23.9mm
Screen resolution
Help 922k dots
Help 12.1 MP
Movie format
Help None
Screen size
Help 3"
Light sensitivity
Help 6,400 ISO
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Lenses Lenses
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Nikon has replaced the D700 with the D800.

Nikon D800
Nikon D800 announced December 2011
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Movie format Shoots movies

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reviewsWhat are people saying about the D700

"Class-leading high ISO performance, usable up to ISO 12800" | talking about the camera's iso-noise
"The Nikon D700 is an excellent camera that is extremely versatile and performs well both in the studio and on location." | talking about the camera's overall-performance
"You really have to pick it up to appreciate how nicely it fits into your hand." | talking about the camera's feel


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The Nikon D700 vs other recent DSLRs

Low light performance Very low noise at high ISO Help
2,303 ISO
Color depth Great color depth Help
23.5 bits
Viewfinder size Large viewfinder Help
Viewfinder Doesn't use battery, see more detail Help
Fastest shutter speed Fast shutter speed Help
1/8000 of a second
Overall image quality Incredible overall image quality Help
Dynamic range Very wide dynamic range Help
12.2 EV
Weather sealed Weather sealed Help
Shoot in extreme weather
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

Size Quite small Help
Large (147×123×77 mm)
Thickness Thin Help
Lowest price Very inexpensive Help
Built-in flash Built-in flash Help
External flash not needed


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The Nikon D700 vs other recent DSLRs

Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
Screen flips out Fixed screen Help
Less flexible
Announced Old Help
July 2008
Popularity Not so popular Help
Among snapsort users
Startup delay Poor startup delay Help
400 ms startup delay
Shutter lag Poor shutter lag Help
197 ms shutter lag
Weight Heavy Help
1,074 g
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The Nikon D700 vs other recent pro DSLRs

Movie format No movies Help
Screen size Small screen Help
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
6,400 ISO
True resolution Lower true resolution Help
12.1 MP
Focus points Fewer focus points Help
Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
Screen resolution Very low resolution screen Help
922k dots
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
5 fps
Touch screen No touch screen Help
More buttons
Battery life Shorter battery life Help
1000 shots
Missing geo-tagging




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Showing 11 comments

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 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 .