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Nikon D700

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Camera Labs Highly Recommended Trusted Reviews Recommended Ephotozine Highly Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended
A multi award winning SLR digital camera, perfect for wildlife photography
SLR 12.1MP CMOS Black Jun 2010
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Nikon D700 Review

With excellent reviews, we have ranked the Nikon D700 number 356 across all digital cameras.
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46 Reviews + 12 Awards
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Poor
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Missing Some Features
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7 Years Old
Overall Score
43
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 43?

It has marvellous expert reviews and excellent user reviews with an average overall rating of 98%, based on 46 reviews. This digital camera has received 12 awards including a "Highly Recommended" award from Lydogbilde.no plus three other sites and a "Recommended" award from it Reviews.com plus two other sites. Canon 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 2017.
Customers report good picture quality.
The D700 is missing some features:
Only 4256 x 2832 pixels image resolution
Quite low megapixels sensor
Very heavy
Does not support video capability

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is excellent for wildlife photography, ranking number 243 in wildlife photography cameras. It is also excellent for sports photography, ranking number 224 in sports photography cameras, but average for landscape photography, ranking number 278 in landscape photography cameras.
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Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks.
There is a 68% chance that the price will go down. However the future is never certain and there remains a chance that the price will actually go up. Get Price Alerts.
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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.

Nikon D700 front dimensions

Nikon D700 size in context

Nikon D700 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

12 Industry Awards

Amongst digital cameras, this Nikon digital camera is one of the most highly awarded.

The experts at review sites Lydogbilde.no, PhotographyBlog.com, Camera Labs and Ephotozine all concluded that this camera was very good and gave it their "Highly Recommended" award.

The editors of websites IT Reviews.com, M3.idg.se and Trusted Reviews all decided that concluded that they would endorse this Nikon camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

The writers at two additional expert review sites thought that this camera was very good. The editor of review site Modsynergy.com gave this Nikon digital camera an "Editor's Choice" award and decided it was exceptional and the expert at review website Buy-N-Shoot.com concluded that it was exceptional and gave it a "Platinum" award.

This Nikon camera received an "Excellent" award from Letsgodigital.org/nl/, Stuff.tv gave it a "Hot Buy" award and 01net.com gave it a "5 Star" award.

Expert Reviews Are Excellent

The average expert rating of this camera is 92 out of 100 based on 44 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera, CNET.com and Trusted Reviews. The expert review sites think this Nikon digital camera is one of the very best digital cameras.

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Nikon Has Very Good Digital Camera Reviews

We checked 30,771 owner and expert reviews (including 6,974 verified purchases) for Nikon digital cameras and found that on average Nikon has very good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Nikon has very good ratings specifically within its digital cameras range. 96% of those that bought a Nikon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

Two owners who purchased it agreed that it was able to produce good images.

  • It offers a full frame sensor, stunning photo quality…
    Dcresource.com November 2008
  • Getting those images is challenging enough with learning how to use a new camera…
    Mymac.com July 2009

Customers Report it is a Good Size

Two people who bought the Nikon D700 mentioned that it was compact.

  • For professionals in particular the camera is ideal as a backup body, while the enthusiast will be spoiled by both its performance in a variety of situation…
  • There are very few downsides, except perhaps for that hefty £2000 body only price tag…
    Thinkcamera.com August 2008
  • In a slightly more compact body…
  • The marriage of the large sensor and compact body puts this camera head…

Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and is over 6 months old, and at £1,869.00 it is more expensive than 93% of cameras.

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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

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 the most frequently found resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. The best resolution of all digital cameras is 8256 x 6192 pixels and the worst is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Quite Low Megapixels Sensor

The megapixels of the Nikon D700 of only 12.1MP is quite low compared to most other cameras. It is in the lowest 20% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. Cameras have megapixels of between 0.3MP and 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP.

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Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

This 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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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Nikon D700 has a built-in flash, as do 66% of cameras.

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Very Heavy

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

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Has a Tripod Mount

The Nikon D700 has a tripod mount. 75% of cameras do not have a tripod mount.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Nikon D700 has an HDMI port. 71% of cameras do not have an HDMI port.

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1,000 Battery Life

Most digital cameras take between 100 and 4,699 battery life, including the Nikon D700 which takes 1,000 battery life.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

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

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Wide Range of Maximum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This 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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Has a GPS (satellite)

GPS (satellite)

The Nikon D700 has a GPS (satellite), unlike 90% of digital cameras which do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Average Display Diagonal

The Nikon D700's display diagonal of 3" is relatively average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Supports Live View

The Nikon D700 supports live view, which is unusual. 84% of digital cameras do not support live view.

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Age

Released Over Seven Years Ago

This camera has been on the market since June 2010.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nikon vba220ae, vba-220-k001, f3556g
Barcodes 00018208883202, 00018208883233, 00018208884667, 00182088846678

Frequently Asked Questions About the Nikon D700

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Higher megapixel
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459 more battery life (CIPA standard)
461 pixels lower display resolution (numeric)

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