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 D610 and the D7200) and Canon (such as the EOS 6D 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 209 ms), is slightly less expensive ($101.08 vs $2,160.48), is thinner (3" vs 3.5") and has a faster max shutter speed (1/8000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second).

However, on average it is much more noisy at high ISO (2,303 ISO vs 2,925 ISO), has much lower image quality (80.0 vs 93.0), doesn't record movies (none vs 1080p @ 30fps), has much less color depth (23.5 bits vs 25.1 bits) and has much narrower dynamic range (12.2 EV vs 14.2 EV).

Nikon D610

Nikon D610
5 years newer
$1,100 - $1,497 (body only)
$1,900 - $2,447 28-300mm lens

Significant advantages of the D610 (vs the D700)

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

Significant disadvantages of the D610 (vs the D700)

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

common strengths of the D610 and D700

  • Very low noise at high ISO: 2,925 ISO vs 2,303 ISO
  • Extremely good image quality: 94.0 vs 80.0
  • Excellent color depth: 25.1 bits vs 23.5 bits

Nikon D750

Nikon D750
6 years newer
$1,419 - $1,497 (body only)
$1,899 - $1,997 24-120mm lens

Significant advantages of the D750 (vs the D700)

  • Significantly larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Much higher true resolution: 24.3 MP vs 12.1 MP
  • 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

  • Very low noise at high ISO: 2,956 ISO vs 2,303 ISO
  • Extremely good image quality: 93.0 vs 80.0
  • Excellent color depth: 24.8 bits vs 23.5 bits

Nikon D600

Nikon D600
3 years newer
$2,199 24-85mm lens

Significant advantages of the D600 (vs the D700)

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

Significant disadvantages of the D600 (vs the D700)

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

common strengths of the D600 and D700

  • Very low noise at high ISO: 2,980 ISO vs 2,303 ISO
  • Extremely good image quality: 94.0 vs 80.0
  • Excellent color depth: 25.1 bits vs 23.5 bits

Nikon D800

Nikon D800
3 years newer
$2,349 (body only)

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)

  • None found

common strengths of the D800 and D700

  • Very low noise at high ISO: 2,979 ISO vs 2,303 ISO
  • Extremely good image quality: 96.0 vs 80.0
  • Excellent color depth: 25.6 bits vs 23.5 bits

Nikon D810

Nikon D810
6 years newer
$2,160 - $2,797 (body only)
$2,715 - $3,297 24-120mm lens

Significant advantages of the D810 (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 D810 (vs the D700)

  • None found

common strengths of the D810 and D700

  • Very low noise at high ISO: 2,979 ISO vs 2,303 ISO
  • Extremely good image quality: 96.0 vs 80.0
  • Excellent color depth: 25.7 bits vs 23.5 bits

Nikon D3

Nikon D3
10 months older
$394 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D3 (vs the D700)

  • Much longer battery life: 4300 shots vs 1000 shots
  • Has more storage slots: 2 vs 1
  • Much better viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 95%

Significant disadvantages of the D3 (vs the D700)

  • Significantly larger: Large (160×157×88 mm) vs Large (147×123×77 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 3.5" vs 3"
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the D3 and D700

  • Very low noise at high ISO: 2,290 ISO vs 2,303 ISO
  • Extremely good image quality: 81.0 vs 80.0
  • Excellent color depth: 23.5 bits vs 23.5 bits

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 251 ms) and has a slightly longer battery life (1000 shots vs 700 shots).

However, on average it doesn't record movies (none vs 1080p @ 60fps), 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 slightly fewer lenses available (171 lenses vs 230 lenses).

Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200
6 years newer
$749 - $797 (body only)
$1,097 18-140mm lens

Significant advantages of the D7200 (vs the D700)

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

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)

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

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
$1,275 18-200mm lens

Significant advantages of the D7000 (vs the D700)

  • Shoots movies: 1080p @ 24fps vs None
  • Significantly higher true resolution: 16.1 MP vs 12.1 MP
  • Much smaller: Professional size (132×105×77 mm) vs Large (147×123×77 mm)

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 D3200

Nikon D3200
3 years newer
$358 (body only)
$438 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3200 (vs the D700)

  • Shoots movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs None
  • Much higher true resolution: 24.1 MP vs 12.1 MP
  • Much smaller: Prosumer size (125×96×77 mm) vs Large (147×123×77 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the D3200 (vs the D700)

  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.52x vs 0.72x
  • Many fewer focus points: 11 vs 51
  • No weather sealing

common strengths of the D3200 and D700

  • Inexpensive: $358.00 vs $101.08

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300
5 years newer
$402 (body only)
$397 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3300 (vs the D700)

  • Shoots movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs None
  • Much higher true resolution: 24.2 MP vs 12.1 MP
  • 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

  • Inexpensive: $396.95 vs $101.08

Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200
4 years newer
$359 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D5200 (vs the D700)

  • Shoots movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs None
  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 12.1 MP
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the D5200 (vs the D700)

  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.51x vs 0.72x
  • No weather sealing
  • Doesn't have a pentaprism viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Pentaprism

common strengths of the D5200 and D700

  • Many focus points: 39 vs 51
  • Inexpensive: $359.00 vs $101.08

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), has significantly less startup delay (400 ms vs 1700 ms), lets you preview your photos on the screen and much more lenses available (171 lenses vs 92 lenses).

However, on average it doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift), takes slightly lower resolution photos (12.1 MP vs 24 MP), significantly lower maximum light sensitivity (6,400 ISO vs 409,600 ISO), doesn't have a touch screen and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Sony A7S

Sony A7S
5 years newer
$1,998 (body only)
$2,538 30mm lens

Significant advantages of the A7S (vs the D700)

  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 409,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
  • Much better viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 95%
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the A7S (vs the D700)

  • Much shorter battery life: 320 shots vs 1000 shots
  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
  • Much more startup delay: 2000 ms vs 400 ms

common strengths of the A7S and D700

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentaprism
  • Weather sealed

Sony A7

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

Significant advantages of the A7 (vs the D700)

  • Much better viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 95%
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 922k dots

Significant disadvantages of the A7 (vs the D700)

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

common strengths of the A7 and D700

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentaprism
  • Weather sealed

Sony Alpha 7 II

Sony Alpha 7 II
6 years newer
$1,098 - $1,142 (body only)
$1,298 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)

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

common strengths of the 7 II and D700

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

Olympus OM-D E-M1

Olympus OM-D E-M1
5 years newer
$1,099 (body only)

Significant advantages of the E-M1 (vs the D700)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Much better viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 95%
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,400k dots vs 922k dots

Significant disadvantages of the E-M1 (vs the D700)

  • Much shorter battery life: 350 shots vs 1000 shots
  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
  • Has a digital viewfinder: Digital vs Pentaprism

common strengths of the E-M1 and D700

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentaprism
  • Minimal startup delay: 800 ms vs 400 ms
  • Weather sealed

Leica M9

Leica M9
1 year newer
$1,159 (body only)

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
  • Much shorter battery life: 350 shots vs 1000 shots

common strengths of the M9 and D700

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

Olympus OM-D E-M5

Olympus OM-D E-M5
3 years newer
$600 - $749 (body only)
$629 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the E-M5 (vs the D700)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD
  • Much better viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 95%

Significant disadvantages of the E-M5 (vs the D700)

  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
  • Much shorter battery life: 500 shots vs 1000 shots
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 610k dots vs 922k dots

common strengths of the E-M5 and D700

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentaprism
  • Minimal startup delay: 1100 ms vs 400 ms
  • Weather sealed