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Nikon D700

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1628 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the low light performance and build quality. The image quality and performance also get good reviews. The control panel and software get critical reviews, and reviews are divided on the portability.

screen, performance, image quality, build quality, low-light

value for money, video, software, control panel

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital SLR Cameras the Nikon D700 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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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...

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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.

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Nikon D700 (body only)


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.


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Is it rational to call a $3000 camera a bargain? It is when it delivers nearly all the features of the company's revered $5000 pro model, which is precisely the case with the Nikon D700. Basically the D700 takes the best parts of two established...

Noise-free images ; Excellent LCD display ; Topnotch overall image quality ; Fast, accurate auto focus ; Nicely balanced for handling ease

Larger and heavier than most SLRs ; Slow Live View auto focus ; Expensive

The Nikon D700 and its big brother, the D3, allow you to take available light pictures in near darkness, with remarkably little image noise. This is not a subtle enhancement: it opens the door to new photographic possibilities. While the most...

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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 ...

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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...

Highly Recommended!

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Nikon D700 Review | Neocamera


Weather-Sealed 16 Megapixels DSLR with 100% coverage viewfinder capable of ISO 100 to 25600, 6 FPS Drive and 1080p Video Capture.

Product Specifications

With the D700 there's no compromise between price and capabilities, with a comprehensive array of cutting-edge technologies and features. So no matter what, when or where you're shooting, in low light or high contrast conditions, the D700 is tailor-made to help you get the shots you want, every time.


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Nikon EN-EL3e

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Pop-up flash

Carrying Case

Recommended Use:For digital photo camera
Type:Semi-soft case

Digital Camera

Digital Camera Type:SLR
Supported Flash Memory:CompactFlash

Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:3in
Diagonal Size (metric):7.6cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Nikon/Nikon CF

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/3.5-5.6
Lens for SD:Body only/Nikon AF-S VR 24-120mm lens
Max Focal Length:120mm
Min Focal Length:24mm
Optical Zoom:5
Type:Zoom lens


Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:23.9 x 36mm
Optical Sensor Size (metric):23.9 x 36 mm
Optical Sensor Type:CMOS
Sensor Dust Reduction: Yes
Sensor Resolution:12.1Megapixel

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image Stabilizer:Optical

Optical Viewfinder

Type:Fixed eye-level pentaprism

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

ISO (Max):25600
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 12800 / ISO 200-6400 / ISO 25600
Special Effects:Monochrome / Neutral / Vivid
Still Image Format:JPEG / NEF (RAW) / RAW + JPEG / TIFF
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Type:Optical