Nikon D700

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The Nikon D700 is a digital single lens reflex (DSLR) camera that was released in July 2008. It has a 12.1 megapixel FX format (full-frame) CMOS sensor with a host of new technologies. It is the second in a line of full-frame digital SLRs released by Nikon, including the Nikon D3 and Nikon D3X. The D700 incorporates many features of Nikon's first full frame sensor camera, the D3 in a more compact and affordable body weighing just 9.6 ounces. The initial MSRP in Canada was $3,299.99.


Expert reviews of the D700, including those at Digital Photography Review, Imaging Resource, and Photocrati have been highly favorable. As with the more expensive D3, reviewers have found that the D700's full frame sensor offers outstanding image quality even in challenging low-light or high contrast situations, all in a ligher, smaller, and notably less expensive package. On the downside, the D700's frame rate, at five frames per second is slower than the D3 (although it can reach 8 frames per second with the MB-D10 accessory grip) In addition, most Nikon DX lenses will not cover the 43.3 mm image circle of the full-frame sensor (the body does offer a DX mode, which crops the image in-camera just to the "safe" area, with a resolution of 5 Mp).