Nikon D700 summary
Nikon D700 is Nikon's Advanced DSLR digital camera initially launched on October of 2008. The camera has a 12MP, CMOS Full frame sized sensor and has a full resolution of 4256 x 2832.
The D700 is scored #51 out of 92 in Advanced DSLR cameras & over-all #335 out of 1436 for digital cameras in our list. Please check out our Smart camera search to find camera rankings based on your personal criteria.
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Nikon D700 history
The Nikon D700 is part of a family of digital cameras. You can read the full range underneath.
Nikon D700 Gallery
You can see the D700 from several angles in the gallery underneath.
Nikon D700 Pros and Cons
Below is a checklist of advantages and drawbacks of the Nikon D700 based on aspects which are usually regarded as necessary in a digital camera.
Nikon D700 Sensor specifications
The Nikon D700 is powered by the Expeed processor chip. The sensor measurement in the Nikon D700 is 36mm x 24mm (Full frame). The 864 mm² sensor has the capability to capture 4256 x 2832 pixels at aspect ratios of 3:2.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
The CMOS sensor has 12MP and has a standard ISO range of 200 - 6400. This ISO can be widened digitally to 100 - 25600. RAW photos are supported which means that you have wider room to maneuver in post.
The image underneath illustrates the D700's sensor dimensions compared to other popular sizes. The D700 sensor has a crop factor of 1 and is pointed out in green.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
To get an understanding of specific aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.
Nikon D700 dimensions
Nikon D700 has a weight of 2.37 pounds (1,074g / 37.88 ounces) & has exterior dimensions of 147mm x 123mm x 77mm (5.8" x 4.8" x 3.0"). The weight of average Advanced DSLR camera is 776g so the Nikon D700 is heavier when compared with other competitors.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
Underneath is a image of the Nikon D700 alongside a softdrink so you're able to get a feel for its scale.
The top view under will highlight the button design on the D700.
Nikon D700 Lens specifications
The D700 fits the Nikon F mount and has 315 lenses that you can purchase. Below is a small number of the lenses we have in our database which will work with the D700.
Nikon D700 Connectivity
The D700 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- HDMI Yes
- GPS Yes
Digital cameras that include NFC and Bluetooth support can be controlled wirelessly with smartphones. You are able to transfer images and oftentimes change settings with no need to connect straight to the camera.
A few applications even allow a Liveview and release the shutter whenever you are not close to the camera. If the camera features a HDMI port, it can be attached to an external display. Almost all cameras enable you to charge the battery pack through the USB port.
Nikon D700 Video specifications
Nikon D700 doesn't record video. In case you are searching for a digital camera to take only pictures, this might not be a concern.
Nikon D700 Weather Sealing
Nikon D700 has environment proofing which makes it a great candidate for use for rough locations. This is especially useful if you are unsure about the conditions you might encounter for outdoor photography.
Nikon D700 Screen and Viewfinder
The Nikon D700 has a 3 inch fixed screen boasting a resolution of 922 thousand dots.
Unfortunately the screen isn't a touch screen. The D700 also has a builtin Top screen so it’s possible to instantly see camera settings.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
The ViewFinder specifications for Nikon D700 are below:
- ViewFinder Optical (pentaprism)
- Coverage 95%
- Magnification 0.72x
Viewfinders can be very beneficial for sunny outdoor conditions which will make the camera screen washed out and hard to see.
Nikon D700 Shutter specifications
Nikon D700 continuous shooting rate is 5.0 frames per second. The maximum shutter speed is 1/8000s.
Nikon D700 Flash and Hot shoe specifications
Nikon D700 has both built in flash together with external flash support. The maximum flash sync is 1/250s.
Nikon D700 Autofocusing specifications
Nikon D700 has both Phase Detect AF as well as Contrast Detect AF. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot faster & precise when compared with Contrast Detect autofocusing.
The AF system has 51 focus points to pick from. Nikon D700 boasts manual focus when needed for low light conditions or you want to have more precise control on focus.
Nikon D700 Battery life
The battery life (EN-EL3e) on the Nikon D700 is designed to last for 1000 shutters based on the CIPA requirements making it higher than average in comparison to its class. The average Advanced DSLR camera battery life is 909. Nikon D780 has the best (2260) battery life for this group of cameras.
Below is a number of Advanced DSLR cameras which have the best battery life:
Nikon D700 for varying categories of photography
The following graph gives a summary of the Nikon D700 for varying categories of photography. To check out more, visit the specific paragraph underneath.
Nikon D700 as a Portrait photography camera
The Nikon D700 receives a points total of 64 which is very good, meaning that it is a respectable choice for portrait photography. Photographing portraits favors heavily to sensor specs, support for RAW files plus the ability to work with external lighting.
Nikon D700 Street photography info
Having a modest points total of 53, the Nikon D700 is relatively appropriate to use in street photography. A decent street photography camera provides a perfect balance of image quality and portability.
Nikon D700 Sports photography details
A reasonable sports photography points tally of 60 indicates the Nikon D700 is reasonably suitable for shooting sports. A camera needs to have very good tracking plus continuous shooting for sports photography.
Nikon D700 as a Travel photography camera
Weight is really critical when getting a travel camera. All round, the Nikon D700 gets a reasonable 53 as a travelling camera which is somewhat suitable to purchase for your journeys.
Landscape photography with Nikon D700
If you're planning to pick a digital camera for landscape pictures, the most important factor will no doubt be image quality. The Nikon D700 and it's very good score of 67 for a landscape camera is a good pick compared to its competition.
Nikon D700 Vlogging factors
A vlogging camera should have a moving display, mic port and ideally image stabilization. Considering everything, the Nikon D700 is just not good as a vlog camera as it receives a really bad rating of 9.
Nikon D700 Alternatives
If you are in the market for replacements to the D700, here is a list of the top scored cameras which fall into the class of Advanced DSLR.
The line chart just below offers you an overview of the D700 versus it's highest scoring competitors shown above.
There are a bunch of cameras you might check out as alternate options. To browse through a extensive comparison, simply click the "compare" link.