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 II and the EOS 5D Mark III)

compared toPro DSLR competitors

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)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D750 (vs the D700)

  • None found

common strengths of the D750 and D700

  • None found

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)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D610 (vs the D700)

  • None found

common strengths of the D610 and D700

  • None found

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)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D800 (vs the D700)

  • None found

common strengths of the D800 and D700

  • None found

Nikon D600

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

Significant advantages of the D600 (vs the D700)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D600 (vs the D700)

  • None found

common strengths of the D600 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)

  • None found

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

  • None found

common strengths of the 5D Mark II and D700

  • None found

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)

  • None found

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

  • None found

common strengths of the 5D Mark III and D700

  • None found

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Nikon D7100

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

Significant advantages of the D7100 (vs the D700)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D7100 (vs the D700)

  • None found

common strengths of the D7100 and D700

  • None found

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)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D7200 (vs the D700)

  • None found

common strengths of the D7200 and D700

  • None found

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the T3i (vs the D700)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the T3i (vs the D700)

  • None found

common strengths of the T3i and D700

  • None found

Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000
2 years newer
$602 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D7000 (vs the D700)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D7000 (vs the D700)

  • None found

common strengths of the D7000 and D700

  • None found

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)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the T6i (vs the D700)

  • None found

common strengths of the T6i and D700

  • None found

Nikon D3300

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

Significant advantages of the D3300 (vs the D700)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D3300 (vs the D700)

  • None found

common strengths of the D3300 and D700

  • None found

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%
  • Has a flip-out screen

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 fewer lenses available: 58 lenses vs 171 lenses

common strengths of the X-Pro1 and D700

  • None found