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Nikon D700
Nikon D700

Hey! You should know that Nikon has released a newer version of this product: the Nikon D800.

Nikon D700

We've given the D700 a grade of B+.

Editor's Review

The Nikon D700 held Nikon's entry-level FX line for years and was only recently replaced by the D800. A fantastic performer in low-light, the D700 features the same sensor found in the D3 at a lower price point and smaller form factor. While the D800 looks to best the aging D700 with the addition of video, higher dynamic range, and even better noise performance, some great deals can still be found on this very good camera.


  • 12.1-megapixel CMOS sensor
  • Nikon EXPEED Image Processor
  • 3.0-inch LCD display
  • JPEG, TIFF, NEF (RAW) file formats
  • Nikon F lens mount
  • 51-point auto focus
  • ISO 200 - 6400 (100 - 12800 with boost)
  • Compact Flash storage
  • Lithium-ion Batteries
  • Release Date: Jun 26, 2008

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Nikon D700 Reviews

Nikon D700 Reviews by Digital Camera-HQ Users

  • 5.0 out of 5
the best for now (Bram — 04/05/2010)
i cant say anything other than it's a good camera and very well done one. i am sorry if i am not being helpful, but this thing is just very good. as simple as that. funny that i recall one guy give it a 1 star review just because of connection problem... *big laugh*
  • 5.0 out of 5
best return for your money (kenn hare photographic arts — 02/03/2010)
re: my latest nikon camera - the D700. i have been a nikon user since l961 and have had excellent results with image quality, equipment durability, and performance. nikon optics are exceptional in most regards; however stay away from the 18-200 and other highly expanded zoom ranges, as you are going to sacrafice quality. the fx 14-24 is - WOW! does one thing and they do that expertly.
  • 5.0 out of 5
Nikon D700 (Al Krensavage — 07/05/2009)

Fabulous camera! It is both DX & FX compatible. I had older film cameras, a Nikon N70, N90s & F-5 and D300 with numerous lens. I did not have to spend money on new lens. Unbelievable low light capabilities; The only drawback is white balance in low light. Has tendency in "auto" mode to render a yellowish hue. This is entirely correctable with nearly a dozen white balance options. Strongly recommend user purchase an outboard flash like SB-600, 800 or 900. Built in flash works well but I concentrate on portraits and want all chance of redeye eliminated.

  • 4.0 out of 5
Great camera, but be aware (James Stevens — 06/24/2009)

I was on the fence with whole small vs. large dslr sensor thing for awhile and it took me 6 months to decide. I bought the Nikon D700 and basically love the camera, but there are some drawbacks everyone should be aware of. First, it was very expensive. I could have bought a very nice APS-C version of the same camera for $1000 less. Second, the availability of good, reasonably priced lenses is limited. That said, I am glad I got the D700. I know Nikon and Canon have tried to make it clear that they are totally committed to both small and large formats, but I wonder. Nikon offers about one good lens a year to its inventory. I'm not sure about Canon, but I would guess it's close to the same. I really don't see either company investing in expensive research and development for both formats. I think they will eventually focus on the large format. Of course, we're talking several years down the road, but I wanted a good camera that I can be satisfied with for 4 or 5 years. I know the experts say cameras are here for 1 to 2 years and then obsolete, but I intend to prove them wrong. I have always liked Nikon's products and therefore settled on the D700. Finding affordable glass was difficult. I now have a good 18-35 f3.5, the infamous 24-120 and two Sigmas, one ultra-wide and one telephoto. I know the experts say invest in prime lenses first and forget the camera, but one still must decide on which camera format to follow. There is no point in investing in a $2000 APS-C lens if you ever intend to purchase a full-frame camera. So, I went the other direction and I'm glad I did. There are a few reasonably good sub-prime lenses which support full-frame out there. You just have to look and read reviews. The bottom line is if you want the superior focusing system and high ISO capability, it's the D700. If you can live without the high ISO capability, get a D90 or D300 and be very happy.

  • 1.0 out of 5
Terrible support cannot download pics to computer (bruce hoffman — 05/22/2009)

NEVER buy a NIkon product!!!!!!!!!!!! After hours of wasting time with tech support I was told to purchase a card reader to download pics to my computer. You would think if you purchased a $500 camera not including extras that Nikon would send you a card reader if they cannot fix their piece of crap camera. Tell your friends to avoid Nikon like the plague!!!

  • 5.0 out of 5
D700 (Robin Hynes — 02/13/2009)

This camera has amazing low-light capabilities. It seems to just suck light out of thin air ... gives real meaning to the expression "darkness visible"

  • 5.0 out of 5
Kick Ass! (Kat Spencer — 02/13/2009)

I am totally in love with this camera! It performs great under almost any variable. I love that I can use my fx lenses again