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Nikon D700

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1664 reviews of Nikon D700. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People really like the size and image quality. The durability and usability also get good feedback. Reviews about the portability and price are different. Some have doubts about the memory and video.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Nikon D700 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Nikon D700

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 93 user reviews of Nikon D700 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the low light performance and usability are on the whole positive. The portability and price are also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed reviews about the flash.

performance, price, portability, usability, low-light

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nikon D700 Digital SLR Camera Body Only (12.1MP) 3 inch LCDNikon D700 Digital SLR Camera Body Only (12.1MP) 3 inch LCD

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Nikon D700

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 user reviews of Nikon D700 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the performance. The price also gets good views, whereas many are critical about the durability and lens.

price, performance

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70% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nikon D700 Digital SLR Camera Body + Nikon MB-D10 Multi-Power Battery Pack + Nikon EN-EL3e Rechargeable Li-ion Battery + Precision Design Cleaning KitNikon D700 Digital SLR Camera Body + Nikon MB-D10 Multi-Power Battery Pack + Nikon EN-EL3e Rechargeable Li-ion Battery + Precision Design Cleaning Kit

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: DP Review (dpreview.com)

Expert Review

 

Class-leading high ISO performance, usable up to ISO 12800, Clean, artifact-free low ISO output with good resolution and detail, Well-balanced noise reduction; more chroma NR, less luminance NR (film-like grain), Very fast (instant power-up, short...

Lower resolution than the competition (the price you pay for brilliant high ISO performance), Very steep default tone curve can lead to clipped highlights in JPEGs, Unreliable auto white balance in artificial light

When we reviewed Nikon's first full-frame DSLR, the D3, in April this year we said it was 'possibly the most compelling, capable and well-rounded professional digital SLR ever made.' Only three months later Nikon announced another full-frame camera...

Apr, 2009

Expert review by: Mike Flacy (steves-digicams.com)

Nikon D700 SLR Review

 

MELVILLE, N.Y. (July 1, 2008) � Nikon, Inc. today introduced the new D700 digital SLR camera featuring a 12.1-effective megapixel Nikon FX-format sensor that measures 23.9 x 36mm, which is nearly identical to the size of 35mm film. Benefiting from...

Feb, 2009

Expert review by: Kathleen Cullen (pcworld.com)

Nikon D700

 

The Nikon D700 ($2500 body only; $3600 with a 24mm-to-120mm VR lens) digital SLR camera walks the walk of professional gear. Though it's the less-beefy sibling of the pro-level Nikon D3, the D700 features many of the great capabilities of that...

Terrific performance through ISO 6400 ; Great versatility and powerful functions

Heavier than the lower-end DSLRs

A pleasure to use, the D700 offers versatiity via its full-frame sensor, which allows true wide angles, and built-in flash.

Dec, 2008

Expert review by: Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Nikon D700 review

 

For those who don't need the indestructibility or built-in vertical grip of a traditional pro dSLR like the Nikon D3 or the Canon EOS-1D Mark III --and that's quite a chunk of the pro market--smaller, lighter, and cheaper full-frame models like the...

Excellent photo quality as high as ISO 6,400; fast focus and shooting, even in low light; first-rate build quality and control layout.

Relatively heavy; low resolution for its class; viewfinder only provides 95 percent coverage and lacks interchangeable focusing screens; occasional issues with automatic white balance under artificial light.

As long as you don't need seriously high-resolution photos, video capture, or machine-gun-fast sports shooting, the Nikon D700 has everything you need in a pro full-frame camera for a reasonable price.

Nov, 2008

Expert review by: Lars Rehm (dpreview.com)

Nikon D700 Review

 

The introduction of Nikon's new D700 may have been one of the worst kept secrets in an industry with more leaks than the Titanic, but it was still something of a surprise coming so hot on the heels of the D3 and D300. Essentially a D3 shrunk down and...

Class-leading high ISO performance, usable up to ISO 12800 Clean, artifact-free low ISO output with good resolution and detail Well-balanced noise reduction; more chroma NR, less luminance NR (film-like grain) Very fast (instant power-up, short shutter...

Lower resolution than the competition (the price you pay for brilliant high ISO performance) Very steep default tone curve can lead to clipped highlights in JPEGs Unreliable auto white balance in artificial light

When we reviewed Nikon's first full-frame DSLR, the D3, in April this year we said it was 'possibly the most compelling, capable and well-rounded professional digital SLR ever made.' Only three months later Nikon announced another full-frame camera...

Oct, 2008

Expert review by: Thomas Ricker (engadget.com)

Nikon D700 previewed, demystified

 

Now that Nikon has deftly slipped the full frame (FX) D700 into the already tight slot separating its mid-range DX D300 and pro FX D3, we know what you're thinking. Huh? Fortunately, both Rob Galbraith and DP Review have given this a thorough ...

Jul, 2008

Expert review by: (electronicsme.com)

Nikon D700

 

If you're a pro, or an advanced amateur with a big budget, you definitely need to give the D700 a test drive. The marriage of the large sensor and compact body puts this camera head and shoulders above the competition, and it's got all of the features...

12.3 megapixel resolutionFull-size FX (36x24mm) sensorTwo Live View modesMagnesium-alloy construction, weather and dust sealingNikon's SRS (Scene Recognition System)

The Nikon D700 DSLR brings the full-frame FX sensor of the Nikon D3 to...

Aug, 2009

Highly Recommended!

Expert review by: Gavin Stoker (photographyblog.com)

Nikon D700 Review

 

The D700 is Nikon's second full-frame, FX-series DSLR camera, following on from the more expensive pro D3 model. The Nikon D700 features the same 36x24mm, full frame, 12.1 megapixel CMOS sensor as the D3, housed in a more compact and lighter body. The...

It's practically impossible to review the Nikon D700 as a standalone camera, so many features and functions harking back to the earlier D300, the D3, or both. It's inevitable perhaps that it doesn't quite have the initial impact on the senses of its...

Sep, 2008

Expert review by: (imaging-resource.com)

Nikon D700 Digital Camera - Review

 

With a design and features that will attract a wide array of photographers, the Nikon D700 is the first full-frame digital SLR camera to break the $3,000 barrier at its introduction. Based on the popular Nikon D300, the Nikon D700's controls are...

Expert review by: SparkKD (brighthub.com)

Nikon D700 Digital SLR Camera Review

 

This review analyzes the stated features of the Nikon D700 digital SLR camera vis-a-vis its performance in order to help buyers make a more informed choice. The image quality, ISO performance and camera handling and ease of operation are also discussed...

Jun, 2011

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:PCM
Built-in Microphone:No / Yes
Voice recording:No / Yes
Wind filter: No

Battery

Battery life (CIPA standard):1000
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:EN-EL15 / EN-EL3e
Number of batteries supported:1
Power source type:AC, Battery / Battery

Camera

Anti-dust function: Yes
Built-in processor:Expeed 3
Calendar: Yes
Camera file system:DCF 2.0, DPOF 1.1, Exif 2.2 / DCF 2.0, DPOF 1.1, Exif 2.3 / DCF 2.0, DPOF, Exif 2.21
Camera playback:Highlights, Movie, Single image, Slide show, Thumbnails / Single image / Single image, Slide show, Thumbnails
Diopter adjustment (D-D):-3 - 1
Eye Relief:0.768
GPS:No / Yes
GPS (satellite):N / Y
Histogram: Yes
Image editing:Rotating
Languages support:CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FIN, FRE, ITA, JPN, KOR, POL, POR, RUS, SWE / DEU, DUT, ENG, FIN, FRE, ITA, JPN, KOR, POL, POR, RUS, SWE
Live view: Yes
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:ARA, CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), CZE, DAN, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FIN, FRE, GRE, HUN, ITA, JPN, KOR, NOR, POL, POR, RUM, RUS, SWE, THA, TUR, UKR
Photo effects:Black&White / Black&White, Neutral, Sepia, Vivid / Black&White, Neutral, Vivid
Scene modes:Landscape, Portrait / Portrait
Self-timer:10 / 2,10 / 2,3,5,10,20 / 2,5,10,20
Self-timer delay:10 / 2,10 / 2,3,5,10,20 / 2,5,10,20
Shooting modes:Aperture priority, Auto, Manual, Program, Scene, Shutter priority / Auto, Manual
Tripod mountable: Yes
Tripod mounting supported:Y
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Manual, Shade, Sunny / auto, flash, manual, Shade / Auto, Manual / Flash, Shade

Design

Color of product:Black
Material:Metal, Plastic

Display

Display:LCD / TFT
Display Diagonal:3 / 3.2
Display resolution (numeric):920000 / 921000
Field of view:100 / 95
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N
Vari-angle LCD display: No

Flash

External flash connector: Yes
Flash exposure compensation: Yes
Flash guide number:472.4
Flash modes:Auto, Fill-in, Flash off, Flash on, Manual, Red-eye reduction, Second curtain synchro, Slow synchronization / Auto, Flash off / Auto, Flash off, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization
Flash sync-speed:0.005 / 1/250

Focusing

Auto Focus (AF) assist beam: Yes
Auto Focus (AF) lock: Yes
Auto Focus (AF) points:39
Auto Focus (AF) points selection:Auto, Manual
Auto focusing (AF) modes:Continuous Auto Focus, Face detection, Face tracking, Selective Auto Focus, Servo Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus, Tracking Auto Focus / Continuous Auto Focus, Monitoring Auto Focus, Multi Point Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus / Single Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance:17.7 / 19.7
Focus:TTL

Lens System

Filter size:2.83 / 3.03
Fixed focal length:1.97 / 4.13
Focal length range (f-f):0.709 - 0.945 / 0.945 - 4.72 / 1.1 - 11.8
Lens mount interface:Nikon F
Lens structure:19/14
Lens structure (elements/groups):19/14
Maximum aperture number:22
Minimum aperture number:3.5
Mounting type:Bayonet
Number of aspheric elements:3
Number of diaphragm blades:9
Optical Zoom:10.7 / 5

Light Exposure

Auto Exposure (AE) lock: Yes
ISO sensitivity:100, 6400 / 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400 / 200, 6400
ISO sensitivity (max):6400
ISO sensitivity (min):100
Light exposure control:Program AE
Light exposure correction:± 5EV (1/2EV step) / ± 5EV (1/3EV step) / ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
Light exposure modes:Aperture priority AE, Auto, Manual, Shutter priority AE
Light metering:Centre-weighted, Spot

Memory

Compatible memory cards:CF / SD, SDHC, SDXC
Maximum memory card size:32
Memory slots:1 / 2

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):0 - 85 / 10 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:0 - 85 / 10 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 40

Other Features

Built-in flash: Yes
Cable type:EG-D100
Camera effective resolution:12870000
Camera shutter speed:1/8000 - 30 / 30 - 1/8000
Compatible operating systems:Windows XP, Vista, 7\nMac OS X +
Digital SLR: Yes
Dimensions (WxDxH):5.79 x 3.03 x 4.84
Effective sensor resolution:12870000
HDMI ports quantity:1
Interface:USB / USB 2.0
Lens focal range:24 - 70
Product dimensions when open (LxWxD):123
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Video capability: No

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Batteries included: Yes
Battery charger: Yes
Battery charger included:Y
Cables included:USB / USB, VGA
Hand strap: Yes

Picture Quality

Camera Type:SLR Camera Body / SLR Camera Kit
Image formats supported:NEF, RAW
Image sensor size (W x H):1.41 x 0.945 / 1.42 x 0.941
Image Stabilizer:No / Yes
Image stabilizer location:Lens
Maximum image resolution:4256 x 2832 / 6016 x 4016
Megapixel:12.1 / 24.3
Sensor Format:DX
Sensor Type:CMOS
Still image resolution(s):3008 x 1688,3936 x 2624,6016 x 4016 / 3184 x 2120 , 2128 x 1416, 2784 x 1848 , 2080 x 1384, 1392 x 920
Total megapixels:12.87 / 24.7

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
HDMI: Yes
HDMI connector type:Mini
HDMI version:1.3a
Headphone outputs:1
PictBridge:No / Yes
USB connector:Micro-USB A
USB connector type:Micro-USB A
USB version:2.0

Shutter

Camera shutter type:Electronic
Fastest camera shutter speed:1/4000 / 1/8000
Slowest camera shutter speed:30

System Requirements

Mac compatibility: Yes

Video

Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL
HD type:Full HD / Not supported
Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG frame rate:25
Video compression format:H.264, MOV, MPEG4
Video formats supported:H.264,MOV,MPEG4
Video Frame Rate:25
Video recording: Yes
Video Resolutions:1280 x 720,1920 x 1080

Viewfinder

Camera viewfinder:Optical
Magnification:0.7 / 0.72
Viewfinder type:Optical

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:3.03 / 3.23 / 5.79
Height:3.03 / 4.45 / 4.84
Weight:26.8 / 35.1
Weight (including battery):30
Width:39.2 / 5.55 / 5.79