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Nikon D700

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Nikon D700
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A multi award winning and good spec SLR camera, but representing only middle of the road value for money
SLR 12.1MP 4256 X 2832 Pixels CMOS Apr 2011
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Nikon D700 Review

With excellent reviews, we have ranked the Nikon D700 number 447 across all digital cameras.
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875 Reviews + 13 Awards
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Value for Money
Average
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Features
Good Features
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Age
6 Years Old
72
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 72?

It has excellent expert reviews and fantastic user reviews with an average overall rating of 97%, based on 875 reviews. This digital camera has received 12 awards including a "Highly Recommended" award from Ephotozine plus three other sites and a "Recommended" award from it Reviews.com plus two other sites. Praktica cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However this Nikon digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2018.
The D700 has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Over 90 Different Nikon Lenses Available
3D color matrix metering II for ideal exposures in almost any lighting situation
Support for the wireless transmitter wt-4/4a (optional) enables direct cable-free image transfer to a compatible computer
Optional multi-power battery pack mb-d10 extends shooting capability, enhances stability, and provides the further shooting potential of added controls
Magnesium alloy used for the exterior cover, rear body and mirror box reduces weight and provides rugged durability
Built-in flash with 24mm lens coverage and nikon's dependable i-ttl flash control
3-inch LCD with 920,000-dot (vga) resolution and a 170 ultra-wide viewing angle
Two live view modes enable shooting while confirming subjects in the LCD monitor
Multi-CAM 3500fx autofocus sensor module featuring 51 AF points offers fast, efficient and precise autofocus
Picture control system for image finishing optimized to match individual preferences
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
Active d-lighting automatically compensates highlights or shadows while you shoot, creating images with natural contrast even in difficult lighting
Nikon's original scene recognition system, utilizing the 1,005-pixel RGB sensor, greatly improves autofocus, auto exposure and auto white balance performance
Continuous shooting speed is up to 5 frames per second with the included rechargeable li-ion battery en-el3e, and up to 8 frames per second when using the optional multi-power battery pack mb-d10 and rechargeable li-ion battery en-el4a/4 or eight aa-size batteries
Incorporates nikon's original EXPEED digital image processing concept
Superior picture quality throughout a wide ISO sensitivity range of ISO 200 to 6400; can be set to iso-equivalent 25,600
Nikon's original fx-format CMOS image sensor with 36.0 (h) x 23.9 (v) mm image size; 12.1 effective megapixels
Included nikon viewnx software makes browsing and organizing your images easy
Only 4256 x 2832 pixels image resolution
Lower than average megapixels

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is very good for everyday photography, ranking number 362 in everyday photography cameras. It is also very good for landscape photography, ranking number 379 in landscape photography cameras as well being very good for portrait photography, ranking number 321 in portrait photography cameras.
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Portrait Photography
Very Good
78
Landscape Photography
Very Good
79
Everyday Photography
Very Good
75
Sports Photography
Very Good
76
Wildlife Photography
Very Good

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How Big is the Nikon D700?

The Nikon D700 is 147mm wide and 77mm tall. It is 123mm deep and weighs 995g.

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Reviews Summary

12 Industry Awards

Amongst digital cameras, this Nikon digital camera is one of the most awarded by experts in cameras.

This digital camera was given a "Highly Recommended" award by websites Ephotozine, Lydogbilde.no, PhotographyBlog.com and Camera Labs all of whom thought that this camera was very good.

This Nikon digital camera received a "Recommended" award from websites IT Reviews.com, M3.idg.se and Trusted Reviews all of whom said that this Nikon camera was very good.

Furthermore, this camera received an "Editor's Choice" award from review site Modsynergy.com who thought it was breathtakingly good and it received a "Platinum" award from review site Buy-N-Shoot.com.

Three other expert review sites all decided that this Nikon camera was very good. Letsgodigital.org/nl/ gave this Nikon digital camera an "Excellent" award, Stuff.tv gave it a "Hot Buy" award and 01net.com gave it a "5 Star" award.

Excellent Expert Reviews

44 experts from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera, CNET.com and Ephotozine have rated this Nikon digital camera on average 92%. Camera experts think this Nikon camera is one of the very best cameras.

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Excellent User Reviews

On average, based on 831 user reviews this Nikon digital camera has an extremely good overall user rating. Over 89% of reviewers gave this camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars. This means that owners think this digital camera is one of the very best cameras.

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Nikon Digital Cameras Have Very Good Reviews

We checked 41,167 owner and expert reviews (including 10,836 verified purchases) for Nikon cameras and found that on average Nikon has very good reviews compared to other brands. 96% of those that bought a Nikon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Value For Money

Poor Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and is over 6 months old, and at £1,869.00 it is in the most expensive 12% of digital cameras.

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Age

Released Over Six Years Ago

This Nikon camera was released in April 2011.

Features

Over 90 Different Nikon Lenses Available

Nikon offers over 90 own brand lenses for their SLR cameras including macro, fixed focal length and zoom lenses allowing for huge creative versatility. More lenses that fit Nikon SLR cameras are available from third party manufacturers such as Tamron and Sigma.

Nikon lens range

Lower Than Average Megapixels

The Nikon D700's sensor megapixels of only 12.1MP is lower than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the lowest 20% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. The lowest megapixels of digital cameras is 0.3MP, the highest is 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP.

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Only 4256 X 2832 Pixels Image Resolution

The Nikon D700 has a maximum image resolution of 4256 x 2832 pixels. That's 24% lower image resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels digital camera, which is the most common resolution. Across all cameras the best resolution is 8256 x 6192 pixels and the worst is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

This Nikon camera has interchangeable lenses so the optical zoom depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of optical zooms are possible with this camera. Nikon offers hundreds of lenses ranging in optical zoom from approx 0.5x (10mm focal length) to approx 50x (800mm focal length).

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Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum aperture numbers are possible with this camera. Nikon offers lenses with apertures ranging from F/1.4 to F/6.3.

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Optical Image Stabilisation May Be Available With Some Lenses

This digital camera has interchangeable lenses so whether this camera has an image stabilizer depends on the lens being used. Nikon offers a wide range of lenses with built in image stabilisation.

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Very Slow Camera Shutter Speed

The Nikon D700's camera shutter speed of only 0.000125s is slower than average when compared to most other cameras. It is slower than 91% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Nikon D700 has a built-in flash. 68% of digital cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Very Heavy

The Nikon D700's weight of 995g is in the heaviest 2% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. The lightest digital camera is 50g , the heaviest is 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Nikon D700 has an HDMI port, which is unusual. 73% of cameras do not have an HDMI port.

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Wide Range of Maximum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum aperture numbers are possible with this camera. Nikon lenses range in aperture from F/1.4 to F/6.3.

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Wide Range of Magnifications Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the magnification depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of magnifications are possible with this camera. Hundreds of different lenses are available for Nikon SLRs ranging in magnification from approx 0.5x (8mm focal length) to approx 50x (800mm focal length).

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Does Not Have a Built-In Microphone

The Nikon D700 does not have a built-in microphone. 78% of digital cameras do have a built-in microphone.

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Wide Range of Minimum Focal Lengths (35mm Film Equiv) Depending On Lens Used

This Nikon digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) are possible with this camera.

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Higher Than Average Display Resolution

Digital cameras have display resolutions of between 23,000 pixels and 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 620,000 pixels. The Nikon D700's display resolution of 921,000 pixels is in the highest 29% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

GPS (satellite)

The Nikon D700 has a GPS (satellite), which is unusual. 89% of cameras do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Supports Live View

The Nikon D700 supports live view, which is unusual. 83% of digital cameras do not support live view.

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1,000 Battery Life

The Nikon D700 is a digital camera that takes 1,000 shots battery life.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Nikon D700 does not support Full HD video. 76% of cameras also do not support Full HD video.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

Like most other digital cameras, the Nikon D700 does not support video capability. 67% of cameras do not support video capability.

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Has a Tripod Mount

The Nikon D700 has a tripod mount. 73% of cameras do not have a tripod mount.

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Nikon D700 of 3" is fairly average compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 72% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

nikon mbd10shuttercount, nikon 2470mm28g, nikon 06n97, ch821hh702, vba220k001, nikon d700

Barcodes:

00018208854547, 00018208854554, 00018208883196, 00018208883202, 00018208883233, 00018208884650, 00018208884667, 00018208915477, 00182088545472, 00182088545540, 00182088846500, 00182088846678, 00182089154772, 03610170022442, 04960759125484, 05704327506591

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