Updated (September 2010): Compare the Nikon D700 vs Nikon D7000

Nikon D700 vs Nikon D7000

Winner
Nikon D700

87

Nikon D7000

73

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D700

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
2,303 ISO
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.72x
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
197 ms shutter lag
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D7000

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 24fps
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Badge
Autofocuses shooting video
Contrast detection
Viewfinder coverage
Great viewfinder coverage
100%

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D700.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D7000.

competitors

Nikon D700 Competitors

Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,628 - $1,997 body only

$2,479 - $2,497 with 24-120mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder
Nikon D610

Nikon D610

Pro DSLR

$1,266 - $1,497 body only

$1,897 with 24-85mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag
Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$876 - $1,047 body only

$1,347 with 18-140mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Low light performance More noise at high ISO

Nikon D7000 Competitors

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$597 body only

$495 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$876 - $1,047 body only

$1,347 with 18-140mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies
Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$797 body only

$1,097 - $1,697 with 18-140mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Shutter lag More shutter lag

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Avatar for Michel Driessen Michel Driessen (9:44 PM, September 12, 2015)
I'm not saying Nikon D7000 is bad camera. It's good for family shots at weekends.
So if you don't see a difference between D700 and D7000 buy D7000 for sure (its chipper, ligher, has movie mode, has more megapixels and probaly produced in different colors)...





what a nonsense story.. and bad language from u to ;-) family shots hahaha.. above you said it's a winner.. a little weird isn't it?
 
Avatar for Michel Driessen Michel Driessen (9:40 PM, September 12, 2015)
sorry grifter,but the information from snapsort is correct.. the quality of the 5d mk2 canon is similar. it is lab tested! i can show the result if you like. only the canon is better build. must people buy canon.. doesn't say that is the best.
 
Paul (6:05 PM, December 31, 2014)
Where can I buy a D700 for 109 euro?
 
Andrew (0:56 PM, December 03, 2013)
I agree completely the photographer make photo not camera but each camera has it's own limitation. Iphone also has camera but it's difficult or impossible to make good photo with it. D4 is also created for something and people buy it for $6000. According to you they are all stupid but I do not think so. In some conditions it's difficult to find difference between D700 and D7000 but people pay money to do photos in any conditions. I cannot say on wedding to make ke more light in restaurant or repeat wedding again because my camera is too noisy. I'm doing money on photos and cannot risk and lose my client. D700 and D7000 are completely different cameras and I know why I paid 3 times more for D700.
 
sgravesphoto (7:15 AM, December 03, 2013)
Wow. As a person who shoots college sports (U of M, MSU, Notre Dame, Nebraska, Purdue, etc) and pro sports (Lions, Red Wings, Etc) and use the D7000 (among other bodies) - I find your post interesting. I have been published nationwide. Guess it is good for family shots and weekend shots... And pro shots as well. You people that think that the only way you are truly a "pro" is if use a full frame body like a D4 are just stupid. I shoot, I am a pro, and I make money. The camera doesn't make the photographer, the photographer makes the photographer.
 
Avatar for Deep Das Deep Das (6:31 AM, October 18, 2013)
D7000 is a just a beautiful and brilliant camera.It belongs to the newer generation like D800, D4 etc.Please dont underestimate the power of D7000.Currently for cropped body this is best and is a true beast.D7000 is a professional camera too if you are a professional photographer.I exchanged D7000 for D90 because of its champion response for low light.Also with D90 i found it very difficiult to get correctly exposed image with F1.4 lenses and the minimum shutter speed of D90 is 1/4000s.
 
Guest (0:26 PM, February 24, 2012)
So you think that more than 1000 dollars is spent for "family shots at weekends"? Seriously. 
Today, lot of people ask if a compact camera could be as good as a DSLR. Ok, you know that a compact camera is not. But why such of question? Because cameras from amateur products are going day after day better. 
However my point is that image quality between D700 and D7000 are very close, even if they don't belong to the same category of DSLR.
 
Avatar for Leonard Washington Leonard Washington (5:13 PM, February 01, 2012)
I owned both cameras. Bought the D7000 to compliment my D700 but sold it after a year as I haven't been using it as much. It is a great camera for the money Nikon asks but no D700. So went back to my trusty olympus pen for snapshots :P with new lenses and firmware for it is quicker than ever. 
 
Grifter116 (6:20 PM, January 16, 2012)
Cutting an image from 12 to 5MP is nothing, you need educating!! I have 6 gallery images (5MP) at 20"x30" size, all award winners.
 
Grifter116 (6:07 PM, January 16, 2012)
Not a chance in hell haha. The image quality of the 5dmk2 (which is why 99% of pro's use them) is significantly better in day to day shooting.

http://www.worldpressphoto.org - see how many award winning images are made with the 5dmk2.
 
DrZak (11:42 AM, January 16, 2012)
ye, it's true. mainly with fast lenses. However it isn't a big problem usually, you can simply put -1 by default. I know few photographers who actually like it a bit brighter, so more or less this is about personal preference..
 
Andrew (9:29 PM, December 29, 2011)
You compare professional camera D700 with ametour D7000. Its the same thing like comparing Mersedes with Hyndai (it has a motor and produce sound too). Many people use IPhone camera and they are happy with it...
Nikon D7000 is the winner!!!
Yes D700 doesn't have a video but this is advantage (Nikon didn't put crappy movie mode to D700 excellent PHOTO camera and they don't charge for absolutely unnecessary thing).
More megapixels doesn't mean better camera. Coolpix or others for $300 today have 12-14 megapixels...
Yes Nikon D700 cost much more but you pay for completely different professional product.
Most of the people who buy D700 know exactly what they buy and why...
Nikon D7000 is camera which replace D50,D70,D80,D90 but not D300, D700 or D3...
I'm not saying Nikon D7000 is bad camera. It's good for family shots at weekends.
So if you don't see a difference between D700 and D7000 buy D7000 for sure (its chipper, ligher, has movie mode, has more megapixels and probaly produced in different colors)...
 
Derekwin (11:13 AM, December 14, 2011)
you might want to add buffer capacity in your reviews. I have shot a lot of events, martial arts, dance, fire performance and I find the buffer one of the biggest hindrances. I have both the d7000 and the d700 and it has made me want to use the d700 over the d7000.
 
Gandalf (4:49 AM, November 30, 2011)
Yes, what it cuts precicely is important to know, therefore I wrote it.
 
d50 user (2:18 AM, November 30, 2011)
I think this is why Snapsort didn't place the DX lenses with the D700. As they posted they talked about lenses that were 100% usable to the body. Cutting the MP from 12 to 5 is significant enough that I am glad I now know about the difference. Thank you Snapsort.
 
vj700 (8:30 PM, November 27, 2011)
Its false
Read Thom Hogans explanation
 
Ghrobinson25 (0:57 PM, October 03, 2011)
I owned a D700 for 2 years and px,d for a D7000. I now regret this as overall the D700 produces much better results. I can't wait for the D700 relacement to arrive.
 
Noname (4:32 PM, September 30, 2011)
try better lens on D7000
 
Pecservicess (5:57 PM, September 23, 2011)
its truth
 
Speddle (11:21 AM, August 12, 2011)
Hi is there any truth to the rumor that the D7000 over exposes in bright light situations?
 
Pmeyer33 (2:27 AM, June 25, 2011)
I am a pro photog who shoots indoors quite a bit so the low noise of the 700 is necessary for me. For the average Joe, though, I don't see any reason to purchase a 700.
 
Nbobey5 (4:25 PM, April 17, 2011)
8 fps w/ battery grip
 
Gandalf (8:15 PM, April 08, 2011)
Thanks, and if we want all to be noticed, I have to add, that when you do that, you lower the resolution from about 12 MP to about 5 MP, just a bit under the old D40, which I also have, and I can make fine prints in A3 (if not cropped ) fra this old gem - 6 MP-camera (very, very fine pixel density)
 
Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (4:38 PM, April 08, 2011)
Thanks Gandalf, we'll look into making it more accurate!
 
Gandalf (10:53 PM, April 07, 2011)
Thanks for the fast reply, but:

...It is in DX-mode (not 5:4 crop mode), and the default setting in the camera, D700, is that it automatically change to DX-mode, when you mount a DX-lens, so I must stand with my statement, that this is not given fair points, and people, that do not know, that the D700 totally automaically change to dx-mode, when you mount a DX-lens, can be confused with the many points you give the D7000 - more than the D700, and I must say, it is not telling the truth.

But the D7000 is a very, very good camera, but that is another story, and beside this fault here, and I mean it is a serious fault, it is a fine comparison.