General

compared to recent DSLRs
"The Nikon D700 is an excellent camera that is extremely versatile and performs well both in the studio and on location."
dpreview.com | talking about the camera's overall-performance
Brand
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Nikon
Lowest price
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$3,329.89
Announced
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July, 2008
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Sensor

"Clean, artifact-free low ISO output with good resolution and detail"
dpreview.com | talking about the camera's image-quality
Type
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CMOS
Size
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Full frame 36.0x23.9mm
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Crop factor
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1x
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Megapixels
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12.1 MP
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Light sensitivity
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6,400 ISO
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Light sensitivity (boost)
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25,600 ISO
Sensor cleaning
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Yes

Sensor (Advanced)

True resolution
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12.1 MP
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Native resolution
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4256 x 2832
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Pixel size
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71.4 µm²
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Screen

Type
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LCD
Size
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3.0"
Resolution
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922k dots
Touch screen
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No
Flips out
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No
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Live view
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Yes

Lenses

Lens availability
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152 lenses
Lens focus motor
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Yes
Lens mount
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Nikon FX

Form factor

"It has the same ultra solid feel as its bigger (and smaller) brother, and the same magnesium alloy body and soft rubber grips front and back."
dpreview.com | talking about the camera's build-quality
"The control layout on the right side on the top of the camera is identical to the D300."
dpreview.com | talking about the camera's button-layout
Size
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147x123x77 mm
Depth
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3"
Weight
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1,074 g
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Interchangeable lenses
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Yes
Waterproof
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No
Weather sealed
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Yes
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Viewfinder

Type
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Pentaprism
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Viewfinder size
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0.72x
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Coverage
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95%
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Movies

Format
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None
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Autofocus
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None
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Features

Panorama
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No
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HDR
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No
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3D
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No
Image stabilization
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None
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Supports RAW
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Yes
GPS
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No

Performance

Startup delay
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400 ms
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Shutter lag
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197 ms
Battery life
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1000 shots
Continuous shooting
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5 fps
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Focus system

Autofocus
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Phase detection
Focus points
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51
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Cross type focus points
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15

Shutter

Max
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1/8000s
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Min
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30s

Flash

Built-in flash
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Yes
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Popup
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Yes
External connection
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Yes

Storage

Storage slots
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1
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Supported formats
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CompactFlash (Type I)

DXO Mark Scores

"Class-leading high ISO performance, usable up to ISO 12800"
dpreview.com | talking about the camera's iso-noise
Image quality
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80.0
Color depth
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23.5 bits
Dynamic range
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12.2 EV
Low light performance
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2,303 ISO
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