As well as being compared against other pro DSLRs, the Nikon D700 is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs, mirrorless and super zooms. The Nikon D700's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the D750 and the D7200) and Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-G85 and the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82))

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), 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 @ 30fps), has a significantly smaller screen (3" vs 3.2"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (922k dots vs 1,229k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (12.1 MP vs 24.3 MP) and slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (6,400 ISO vs 1,640,000 ISO).

Nikon D750

Nikon D750
6 years newer
$1,349 - $1,397 (body only)
$1,719 - $1,897 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"
  • Higher resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 922k dots

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: $1,349.00 vs $1,568.99
  • Built-in flashes

Nikon D610

Nikon D610
5 years newer
$1,016 - $1,497 (body only)
$1,834 - $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: $1,015.89 vs $1,568.99
  • Built-in flashes

Nikon D600

Nikon D600
3 years newer
$1,485 (body only)
$2,228 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: $1,485.39 vs $1,568.99
  • Built-in flashes

Nikon D800

Nikon D800
3 years newer
$1,799 - $1,999 (body only)
$3,515 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)

  • Shoots slower: 4 fps vs 5 fps
  • 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: $1,799.00 vs $1,568.99
  • Built-in flashes

Nikon D500

Nikon D500
7 years newer
$1,417 - $1,797 (body only)
$2,057 - $2,397 16-80mm lens

Significant advantages of the D500 (vs the D700)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 2,359k dots vs 922k dots
  • Shoots much faster: 10 fps vs 5 fps
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 1,640,000 ISO vs 6,400 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the D500 (vs the D700)

  • Smaller viewfinder: 0.65x vs 0.72x
  • Significantly thicker: 3.2" vs 3"
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the D500 and D700

  • Both have a built-in lens focus motor, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these
  • Inexpensive: $1,416.79 vs $1,568.99

Nikon DF

Nikon DF
5 years newer
$2,217 - $2,747 (body only)
$2,550 - $2,997 50mm lens

Significant advantages of the DF (vs the D700)

  • Significantly larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Significantly higher true resolution: 16.2 MP vs 12.1 MP
  • Longer battery life: 1400 shots vs 1000 shots

Significant disadvantages of the DF (vs the D700)

  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/8000 of a second
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the DF and D700

  • Both have a built-in lens focus motor, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these

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 higher quality type of viewfinder (pentaprism vs pentamirror), has much less shutter lag (197 ms vs 238 ms) and has significantly more focus points (51 vs 11).

However, on average it doesn't record movies (none vs 1080p @ 24fps), has a slightly smaller screen (3" vs 3.2"), has a significantly lower resolution screen (922k dots vs 1,228k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (12.1 MP vs 24 MP) and has much more startup delay (400 ms vs 300 ms).

Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200
6 years newer
$709 - $797 (body only)
$1,097 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

Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100
4 years newer
$711 (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 D7000

Nikon D7000
2 years newer
$3,515 18-105mm lens

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

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300
5 years newer
$479 (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

Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100
2 years newer
$1,525 55-200mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5100 (vs the D700)

  • Much higher true resolution: 16.1 MP vs 12.1 MP
  • Much smaller: Prosumer size (127×97×79 mm) vs Large (147×123×77 mm)
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the D5100 (vs the D700)

  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.51x vs 0.72x
  • Many fewer focus points: 11 vs 51
  • No weather sealing

common strengths of the D5100 and D700

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

Nikon D90

Nikon D90
similar age
$599 (body only)
$1,758 18-105mm lens

Significant advantages of the D90 (vs the D700)

  • Much higher true resolution: 12.2 MP vs 12.1 MP
  • Much smaller: Professional size (132×103×77 mm) vs Large (147×123×77 mm)
  • Much lighter: 703 g vs 1,074 g

Significant disadvantages of the D90 (vs the D700)

  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.63x vs 0.72x
  • Many fewer focus points: 11 vs 51
  • No weather sealing

common strengths of the D90 and D700

  • Above average viewfinder size: 0.63x vs 0.72x
  • Both have pentaprism viewfinders: Pentaprism vs Pentaprism
  • 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 a significantly larger screen (3" vs 2.5"), has higher quality type of viewfinder (pentaprism vs digital), slightly larger viewfinder (0.72x vs 0.36x), has a weather sealed body and has much less startup delay (400 ms vs 1700 ms).

However, on average it doesn't record movies (none vs 1080p @ 60fps), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift), takes significantly lower resolution photos (12.1 MP vs 24 MP), doesn't have a touch screen and doesn't shoot as fast continuously (5 fps vs 9 fps).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85
8 years newer
$898 12-60mm lens

Significant advantages of the Lumix DMC-G85 (vs the D700)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Has a touch screen
  • Much better viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 95%

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DMC-G85 (vs the D700)

  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
  • Much shorter battery life: 330 shots vs 1000 shots
  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.36x vs 0.72x

common strengths of the Lumix DMC-G85 and D700

  • Weather sealed
  • Many lenses available: 108 lenses vs 171 lenses
  • Each has a built-in flash

Sony Alpha a6300

Sony Alpha a6300
7 years newer
$747 - $748 (body only)
$811 - $848 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the Alpha a6300 (vs the D700)

  • Shoots movies: 1080p @ 120fps vs None
  • Much better viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 95%
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the Alpha a6300 (vs the D700)

  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
  • Much shorter battery life: 400 shots vs 1000 shots
  • Much fewer lenses available: 62 lenses vs 171 lenses

common strengths of the Alpha a6300 and D700

  • Weather sealed
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Each has a built-in flash

Fujifilm X-T2

Fujifilm X-T2
8 years newer
$939 - $1,099 (body only)
$1,349 - $1,499 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-T2 (vs the D700)

  • Much better viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 95%
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 12.1 MP

Significant disadvantages of the X-T2 (vs the D700)

  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
  • Much shorter battery life: 340 shots vs 1000 shots
  • Much fewer lenses available: 58 lenses vs 171 lenses

common strengths of the X-T2 and D700

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

Leica M9

Leica M9
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the M9 (vs the D700)

  • Much smaller: Mid size (139×80×37 mm) vs Large (147×123×77 mm)
  • Higher true resolution: 18.1 MP vs 12.1 MP
  • Much lighter: 585 g vs 1,074 g

Significant disadvantages of the M9 (vs the D700)

  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 922k dots
  • No live view

common strengths of the M9 and D700

  • Viewfinders: Rangefinder vs Pentaprism
  • Incredible startup delay: 800 ms vs 400 ms

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
5 years newer
$398 - $448 (body only)
$490 - $498 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A6000 (vs the D700)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Shoots movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs None
  • Much better viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 95%

Significant disadvantages of the A6000 (vs the D700)

  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
  • Much shorter battery life: 420 shots vs 1000 shots
  • Much fewer lenses available: 62 lenses vs 171 lenses

common strengths of the A6000 and D700

  • Each has a built-in flash

Sony A7

Sony A7
5 years newer
$798 (body only)
$998 28-70mm lens

Significant advantages of the A7 (vs the D700)

  • Shoots movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs None
  • Much better viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 95%
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 922k dots

Significant disadvantages of the A7 (vs the D700)

  • Much more startup delay: 1700 ms vs 400 ms
  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
  • Much shorter battery life: 340 shots vs 1000 shots

common strengths of the A7 and D700

  • Weather sealed

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon D700 compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a weather sealed body, much larger viewfinder (0.72x vs 0.08x), has a much longer battery life (1000 shots vs 330 shots), focuses automatically (phase detection vs contrast detection) and is thinner (3" vs 4.7").

However, on average it doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), doesn't have a touch screen, much less viewfinder coverage (95% vs 100%), is older (july 2008 vs january 2017) and is slightly heavier (1,074 g vs 616 g).

Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)

Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)
8 years newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82) (vs the D700)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Has a touch screen
  • Significantly lighter: 616 g vs 1,074 g

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82) (vs the D700)

  • Much shorter battery life: 330 shots vs 1000 shots
  • Built-in lens only
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection

common strengths of the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82) and D700

  • Each supports an external flash