As well as being compared against other pro DSLRs, the Nikon D700 is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs and mirrorless. The Nikon D700's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the D7100 and the D750) and Canon (such as the EOS 5D Mark III and the EOS 5D Mark II)

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon D700 compared to other pro DSLR competitors include: it has much less shutter lag (197 ms vs 260 ms), has a built-in focus motor, is thinner (3" vs 3.2"), has a faster max shutter speed (1/8000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second) and has a built-in flash.

However, on average it doesn't record movies (none vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a significantly smaller screen (3" vs 3.2"), takes much lower resolution photos (12.1 MP vs 36.2 MP), has much more startup delay (400 ms vs 300 ms) and is older (july 2008 vs may 2012).

Nikon D750

Nikon D750
6 years newer
$1,149 - $1,297 (body only)
$1,797 24-120mm lens

Significant advantages of the D750 (vs the D700)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24.3 MP vs 12.1 MP
  • Significantly larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the D750 (vs the D700)

  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/8000 of a second

common strengths of the D750 and D700

  • Both have a built-in lens focus motor, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these
  • Inexpensive: $1,149.00 vs $1,590.99
  • Built-in flashes

Nikon D610

Nikon D610
5 years newer
$790 - $1,497 (body only)
$1,774 - $2,447 28-300mm lens

Significant advantages of the D610 (vs the D700)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24.2 MP vs 12.1 MP
  • Significantly larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Has more storage slots: 2 vs 1

Significant disadvantages of the D610 (vs the D700)

  • Significantly thicker: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/8000 of a second

common strengths of the D610 and D700

  • Both have a built-in lens focus motor, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these
  • Inexpensive: $789.99 vs $1,590.99
  • Built-in flashes

Nikon D800

Nikon D800
3 years newer
$1,299 - $1,879 (body only)
$3,464 24-85mm lens

Significant advantages of the D800 (vs the D700)

  • Much higher true resolution: 36.2 MP vs 12.1 MP
  • Significantly larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Has more storage slots: 2 vs 1

Significant disadvantages of the D800 (vs the D700)

  • Significantly thicker: 3.2" vs 3"

common strengths of the D800 and D700

  • Both have a built-in lens focus motor, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these
  • Inexpensive: $1,299.00 vs $1,590.99
  • Built-in flashes

Nikon D600

Nikon D600
3 years newer
$1,457 (body only)
$2,172 24-85mm lens

Significant advantages of the D600 (vs the D700)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24.2 MP vs 12.1 MP
  • Significantly larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Has more storage slots: 2 vs 1

Significant disadvantages of the D600 (vs the D700)

  • Significantly thicker: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/8000 of a second

common strengths of the D600 and D700

  • Both have a built-in lens focus motor, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these
  • Inexpensive: $1,434.69 vs $1,590.99
  • Built-in flashes

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III
3 years newer
$2,300 (body only)
$2,844 50mm lens

Significant advantages of the 5D Mark III (vs the D700)

  • Much higher true resolution: 22.3 MP vs 12.1 MP
  • Significantly larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Has more storage slots: 2 vs 1

Significant disadvantages of the 5D Mark III (vs the D700)

  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the 5D Mark III and D700

  • None found

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Canon EOS 5D Mark II
similar age
$2,311 24-105mm lens

Significant advantages of the 5D Mark II (vs the D700)

  • Much higher true resolution: 21 MP vs 12.1 MP
  • Better viewfinder coverage: 98% vs 95%

Significant disadvantages of the 5D Mark II (vs the D700)

  • Significantly fewer focus points: 9 vs 51
  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the 5D Mark II and D700

  • None found

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon D700 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it much larger viewfinder (0.72x vs 0.55x), has a weather sealed body, has much less startup delay (400 ms vs 1500 ms), has higher quality type of viewfinder (pentaprism vs pentamirror) and has much less shutter lag (197 ms vs 238 ms).

However, on average it doesn't record movies (none vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a slightly smaller screen (3" vs 3.2"), has a much lower resolution screen (922k dots vs 1,228k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (12.1 MP vs 24 MP) and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100
4 years newer
$709 (body only)
$1,097 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D7100 (vs the D700)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 12.1 MP
  • Shoots movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 922k dots

Significant disadvantages of the D7100 (vs the D700)

  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.61x vs 0.72x

common strengths of the D7100 and D700

  • Above average viewfinder size: 0.61x vs 0.72x
  • Weather sealed
  • Lots of focus points: 51 vs 51

Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200
6 years newer
$629 - $697 (body only)
$997 - $1,150 18-140mm lens

Significant advantages of the D7200 (vs the D700)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 12.1 MP
  • Shoots movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,228k dots vs 922k dots

Significant disadvantages of the D7200 (vs the D700)

  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.61x vs 0.72x

common strengths of the D7200 and D700

  • Above average viewfinder size: 0.61x vs 0.72x
  • Weather sealed
  • Lots of focus points: 51 vs 51

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the T3i (vs the D700)

  • Much higher true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 12.1 MP
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 922k dots
  • Much smaller: Professional size (133×100×80 mm) vs Large (147×123×77 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the T3i (vs the D700)

  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.53x vs 0.72x
  • Many fewer focus points: 9 vs 51
  • No weather sealing

common strengths of the T3i and D700

  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection

Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000
2 years newer
$602 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D7000 (vs the D700)

  • Much higher true resolution: 16.1 MP vs 12.1 MP
  • Much smaller: Professional size (132×105×77 mm) vs Large (147×123×77 mm)
  • Has more storage slots: 2 vs 1

Significant disadvantages of the D7000 (vs the D700)

  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.62x vs 0.72x

common strengths of the D7000 and D700

  • Above average viewfinder size: 0.62x vs 0.72x
  • Weather sealed
  • Many focus points: 39 vs 51

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i
6 years newer
$549 (body only)
$729 18-55mm, 75-300mm lenses

Significant advantages of the T6i (vs the D700)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 12.1 MP
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 922k dots
  • Much smaller: Professional size (132×101×78 mm) vs Large (147×123×77 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the T6i (vs the D700)

  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.51x vs 0.72x
  • Many fewer focus points: 19 vs 51
  • No weather sealing

common strengths of the T6i and D700

  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300
5 years newer
$473 (body only)
$399 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3300 (vs the D700)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24.2 MP vs 12.1 MP
  • Shoots movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs None
  • Much smaller: Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm) vs Large (147×123×77 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the D3300 (vs the D700)

  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.55x vs 0.72x
  • Many fewer focus points: 11 vs 51
  • No weather sealing

common strengths of the D3300 and D700

  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon D700 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has higher quality type of viewfinder (pentaprism vs digital), significantly larger viewfinder (0.72x vs 0.50x), has a weather sealed body, much more lenses available (171 lenses vs 58 lenses) and has a built-in focus motor.

However, on average it doesn't record movies (none vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a significantly lower resolution screen (922k dots vs 1,230k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift), takes slightly lower resolution photos (12.1 MP vs 24 MP) and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Fujifilm X-T1

Fujifilm X-T1
5 years newer
$1,299 (body only)

Significant advantages of the X-T1 (vs the D700)

  • Much better viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 95%
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Much smaller: Standard size (129×90×47 mm) vs Large (147×123×77 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the X-T1 (vs the D700)

  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
  • Much fewer lenses available: 58 lenses vs 171 lenses
  • Much shorter battery life: 350 shots vs 1000 shots

common strengths of the X-T1 and D700

  • Weather sealed

Sony Alpha 7 II

Sony Alpha 7 II
6 years newer
$998 (body only)
$1,198 28-70mm lens

Significant advantages of the 7 II (vs the D700)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Much better viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 95%
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,230k dots vs 922k dots

Significant disadvantages of the 7 II (vs the D700)

  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
  • Much shorter battery life: 350 shots vs 1000 shots
  • Much fewer lenses available: 92 lenses vs 171 lenses

common strengths of the 7 II and D700

  • Weather sealed
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection

Fujifilm X-Pro1

Fujifilm X-Pro1
3 years newer
$1,045 (body only)
$1,641 35mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-Pro1 (vs the D700)

  • Much better viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 95%
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,230k dots vs 922k dots
  • Much smaller: Standard size (140×82×43 mm) vs Large (147×123×77 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the X-Pro1 (vs the D700)

  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.24x vs 0.72x
  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
  • Much shorter battery life: 300 shots vs 1000 shots

common strengths of the X-Pro1 and D700

  • None found