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 D750 and the D7100) and Canon (such as the EOS 6D and the Rebel T5i)

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon D700 compared to other pro DSLR competitors include: it slightly larger viewfinder (0.72x vs 0.65x), has much less shutter lag (197 ms vs 260 ms), 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 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 24.8 bits) and has much narrower dynamic range (12.2 EV vs 14.2 EV).

Nikon D750

Nikon D750
6 years newer
$1,331 - $1,697 (body only)
$1,822 - $2,197 24-120mm lens

Significant advantages of the D750 (vs the D700)

  • Shoots movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs None
  • Significantly larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Much higher true resolution: 24.3 MP vs 12.1 MP

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 D610

Nikon D610
5 years newer
$880 - $1,497 (body only)
$1,426 - $1,997 24-85mm lens

Significant advantages of the D610 (vs the D700)

  • Shoots movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs None
  • Significantly larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Much higher true resolution: 24.2 MP vs 12.1 MP

Significant disadvantages of the D610 (vs the D700)

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

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 D500

Nikon D500
7 years newer
$1,549 - $1,897 (body only)
$2,140 - $2,497 16-80mm lens

Significant advantages of the D500 (vs the D700)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 2,359k dots vs 922k dots
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 1,640,000 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
  • Many more focus points: 153 vs 51

Significant disadvantages of the D500 (vs the D700)

  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the D500 and D700

  • Fairly small: Large (147×115×81 mm) vs Large (147×123×77 mm)
  • Built-in focus motor
  • Inexpensive: $1,549.00 vs $1,574.49

Nikon D600

Nikon D600
3 years newer
$1,464 (body only)
$2,105 24-85mm lens

Significant advantages of the D600 (vs the D700)

  • Shoots movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs None
  • Significantly larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Much higher true resolution: 24.2 MP vs 12.1 MP

Significant disadvantages of the D600 (vs the D700)

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

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

Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D
4 years newer
$1,249 - $1,699 (body only)
$1,689 - $2,599 24-105mm lens

Significant advantages of the 6D (vs the D700)

  • Shoots movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs None
  • Significantly higher true resolution: 20.9 MP vs 12.1 MP
  • Has a GPS

Significant disadvantages of the 6D (vs the D700)

  • Significantly fewer focus points: 11 vs 51
  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/8000 of a second

common strengths of the 6D and D700

  • Very low noise at high ISO: 2,340 ISO vs 2,303 ISO
  • Extremely good image quality: 82.0 vs 80.0
  • Excellent color depth: 23.8 bits vs 23.5 bits

Nikon D300S

Nikon D300S
1 year newer
$1,903 (body only)
$1,895 18-200mm lens

Significant advantages of the D300S (vs the D700)

  • Shoots movies: 720p @ 24fps vs None
  • Has more storage slots: 2 vs 1
  • More lenses available: 230 lenses vs 171 lenses

Significant disadvantages of the D300S (vs the D700)

  • Much more noise at high ISO: 787 ISO vs 2,303 ISO
  • Significantly smaller viewfinder: 0.62x vs 0.72x

common strengths of the D300S and D700

  • Extremely good image quality: 70.0 vs 80.0
  • Excellent color depth: 22.5 bits vs 23.5 bits
  • Excellent dynamic range: 12.2 EV vs 12.2 EV

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 0.54x), has a weather sealed body, has much less startup delay (400 ms vs 500 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
$711 (body only)

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 D7200

Nikon D7200
6 years newer
$705 - $997 (body only)
$866 - $1,297 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 D5300

Nikon D5300
5 years newer
$460 - $500 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5300 (vs the D700)

  • Shoots movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs None
  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 12.1 MP
  • Much larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"

Significant disadvantages of the D5300 (vs the D700)

  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.54x vs 0.72x
  • No weather sealing
  • Doesn't have a pentaprism viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Pentaprism

common strengths of the D5300 and D700

  • Many focus points: 39 vs 51

Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100
2 years newer
$350 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D5100 (vs the D700)

  • Shoots movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs None
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Much smaller: Prosumer size (127×97×79 mm) vs Large (147×123×77 mm)

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

  • None found

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i
4 years newer
$446 (body only)
$539 - $859 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T5i (vs the D700)

  • Shoots movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs None
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 922k dots
  • Much higher true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 12.1 MP

Significant disadvantages of the T5i (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 T5i and D700

  • None found

Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000
2 years newer
$1,250 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

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 none), has a weather sealed body, has much less startup delay (400 ms vs 2400 ms), has much less shutter lag (197 ms vs 803 ms) and much more lenses available (171 lenses vs 58 lenses).

However, on average it doesn't record movies (none vs UHD @ 30fps), has a slightly 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 touch screen.

Fujifilm X-T2

Fujifilm X-T2
8 years newer
$1,099 - $1,100 (body only)
$1,320 - $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
  • Shoots much faster: 14 fps vs 5 fps

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

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Mark II

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Mark II
7 years newer

Significant advantages of the DMC-GX7 Mark II (vs the D700)

  • Shoots movies: UHD @ 30fps vs None
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Much better viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 95%

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-GX7 Mark II (vs the D700)

  • Much shorter battery life: 290 shots vs 1000 shots
  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
  • No weather sealing

common strengths of the DMC-GX7 Mark II and D700

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentaprism
  • Many lenses available: 108 lenses vs 171 lenses
  • Each has a built-in flash

Sony Alpha 7 II

Sony Alpha 7 II
6 years newer
$1,110 - $1,398 (body only)
$1,299 - $1,598 28-70mm lens

Significant advantages of the 7 II (vs the D700)

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

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

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentaprism
  • Weather sealed
  • Many lenses available: 92 lenses vs 171 lenses

Fujifilm X-T1

Fujifilm X-T1
5 years newer
$1,000 (body only)
$1,699 18-55mm lens

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

  • Shoots movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs None
  • Much better viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 95%
  • Has a flip-out screen

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

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

common strengths of the X-T1 and D700

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentaprism
  • Incredible startup delay: 1000 ms vs 400 ms
  • Weather sealed

Pentax K-01

Pentax K-01
3 years newer
$550 (body only)

Significant advantages of the K-01 (vs the D700)

  • Shoots movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs None
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Much smaller: Standard size (122×79×58 mm) vs Large (147×123×77 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the K-01 (vs the D700)

  • Much more startup delay: 2400 ms vs 400 ms
  • No viewfinder: None vs Pentaprism
  • Much shorter battery life: 540 shots vs 1000 shots

common strengths of the K-01 and D700

  • Both have a built-in lens focus motor, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these
  • Great battery life: 540 shots vs 1000 shots
  • Many lenses available: 113 lenses vs 171 lenses