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Nikon introduces the new D700 digital SLR camera featuring a 12.1-effective megapixel Nikon FX-format sensor that measures 23.9 x 36mm, which is nearly identical to the size of 35mm film. Benefiting from Nikon's legacy of imaging technology innovation, the D700 offers both advanced and professional photographers stunning image quality, accurate color reproduction and revolutionary low light performance.
  • Nikon's original 12.1-megapixel FX-format (23.9 x 36mm) CMOS sensor: Teamed with Nikon's exclusive EXPEED digital image processing, the D700 delivers breathtakingly rich image quality.
  • Broad ISO sensitivity up to 6400 and incredibly low noise: Super low-noise performance from 200-6400 ISO, with the added versatility of Lo-1 (100 ISO) Hi-1 (12,800 ISO) and Hi-2 (25,600 ISO).
  • Continuous shooting up to 5 frames per second: Shoot at up to 8 frames per second with the optional MB-D10 Multi-power Battery Pack.
  • Three-Inch, super-density 920,000-dot VGA color monitor: High resolution with
  • 170-degree wide-angle viewing, calibrated color and tempered-glass protection assure confident image review.
  • Two Live View shooting modes: Choose from hand-held or tripod modes to suit shooting requirements.
  • Rugged magnesium-alloy construction: Along with extensive dust and moisture protection and a durable shutter mechanism tested to 150,000 cycles, the D700 merges pro D-SLR performance with expanded agility.
  • Fast, accurate 51-point AF with 3D Focus Tracking: Exacting autofocus precision, plus three Dynamic AF modes.
  • Dynamic Integrated Dust Reduction System: Effective quad-frequency, ultrasonic sensor cleaning minimizes image degrading dust particles.
  • 1,005-Pixel 3D Color Matrix Metering II: Legendary Nikon exposure accuracy aided by an onboard database of over 30,000 images.
  • Nikon's exclusive Scene Recognition System: SRS further extends auto-exposure intelligence while also advancing white balance detection and auto-focus performance.
  • Nikon Picture Control settings: Advanced color control with 9 customizable settings and 4 preset options allow fine tuning of image appearance preferences.
  • Active D-Lighting with NEW Auto mode: Unique three-phase dynamic control to capture previously lost details in shadows and highlights while maintaining normalized contrast.
Building on the immense success of the Nikon D3 professional D-SLR camera, the D700 offers pro-level performance and an extensive array of features and innovations in a comfortably nimble platform. In addition to the Nikon-original FX-format CMOS sensor, the D700 incorporates Nikon's EXPEED Image Processing System, Nikon's renowned 51-point auto focus system with 3D Focus Tracking and two Live View shooting modes that allow photographers to frame a shot using the camera's three-inch high-resolution LCD monitor. The D700 also features Nikon's sophisticated Scene Recognition System and a new active dust reduction system.

Nikon's flagship FX and DX-format cameras, the D3 and D300 respectively, established new benchmarks for digital image quality, speed, and unmatched ISO performance. The D700 maintains this new measure with exceptional overall image quality, broad tonal range and depth, and extremely low noise throughout its native ISO range of 200 to 6400. The Nikon FX-format cameras have teamed with Nikon's lineup of DX-format models to offer photographers unprecedented advancements in performance and versatility along with the freedom to choose the format that best serves their needs. The introduction of the D700 offers an important new option to photographers who need the overall performance and imaging perspective Nikon FX-format cameras offer.

The legendary Nikon FX-Format CMOS sensor
The D700's 12.1-megapixel FX-format CMOS image sensor provides exceptional image quality throughout its remarkable ISO sensitivity range. A large pixel size of 8.45 ?m allows for an extremely low signal-to-noise ratio and a wide dynamic range. The 12-channel readout enables accelerated information transfer, allowing the D700 to shoot at speeds of up to eight frames per second at full resolution (using the optional MB-D10 Multi Power Battery Pack) and quickly write image data onto the CompactFlash card.

The D700 offers a versatile base ISO range from 200-6400 but can be expanded to range from ISO 100 (Lo-1) to 25,600 (Hi-2) affording photographers the new-found confidence to shoot in the widest variety of lighting conditions from the brightest midday sun to dim interiors. Images previously thought to be impossible to create without complex lighting set-ups or lengthy post-processing are now captured easily and faithfully with the D700, unleashing new and diverse shooting possibilities.

Also new to the D700 is Nikon's first self-cleaning system designed for the FX-format sensor. Utilizing four distinct vibration frequencies, the D700 frees image degrading dust particles from the sensor's optical low-pass filter at start-up, shut-down or on demand. As an added benefit, the mirror box and entire shutter mechanism are constructed of materials that resist creating debris that can affect image purity.

Fastest speed and autofocus in its class
The D700 starts up in a mere 0.12 seconds and has a nearly imperceptible shutter-lag response time of 0.40 milliseconds, making this an extraordinarily responsive tool for the demanding photographer. The D700 can record full-resolution JPEG images at an astounding five frames per second (fps), or eight fps with the optional MB-D10 battery pack for up to 100 images, or up to 17 lossless 14-bit Nikon NEF (RAW) files. To write images efficiently, the Nikon D700 is also compliant with the next-generation of high-speed UDMA CompactFlash cards that will enable recording speeds up to 35 megabytes/second.

The D700 offers one of the fastest and most accurate advanced AF systems on the market today. Nikon's Multi-CAM 3500FX autofocus sensor module features 51 AF points and the ability to use 3D tracking to focus and lock-on a moving subject. The 15 cross-type sensors and 36 horizontal sensors can be used individually or in groups, with the option for Single Area AF mode and Dynamic AF modes using groups of either 9, 21 or all 51 focus points. The system also features 3D Focus Tracking with automatic focus point switching that takes advantage of all 51 AF points as it uses scene color content and light information to accurately track the subject.

Intelligent features for sophisticated performance
The D700 relies on a wealth of innovative Nikon technologies to help photographers create superb images. Nikon's Scene Recognition System analyzes information from the 1,005-pixel RGB light sensor for use in auto exposure, auto white balance and autofocus calculations. The Scene Recognition System also assists autofocus by tracking subject position and automatically shifts the AF points used to match the subject's movement within the frame. This system also contributes to higher accuracy of auto exposure and auto white balance detection, resulting in sharp landscapes, flattering portraits and engaging action shots.

Photographers also have the option to enhance their pictures during or after capture with the Picture Control System and Active D-Lighting. Nikon's Picture Control System enables users to adjust their images to pre-set parameters such as Standard, Neutral, Vivid and Monochrome that apply tweaks to image sharpening, tone compensation, brightness, overall tone and saturation. D-Lighting uses localized tone control technology to further optimize highlight and shadow detail while also maintaining natural contrast, giving photographers the ability to capture more perfectly exposed images, even in unusual lighting conditions. Active D-Lighting lets photographers choose from various intensities during capture, while a new Automatic mode also applies varying levels of D-Lighting as, and when needed, to enhance photos while shooting.

Enhanced Live View modes and viewfinder
Ideal for studio, remote applications and more, Nikon's Live View allows the photographer to compose the subject on the bright three-inch, TFT LCD monitor. In Handheld mode, the user is able to recompose the frame prior to actual shooting; familiar TTL phase-detection AF is activated, using all 51 AF points. Tripod mode is designed for precise focus accuracy with still subjects and tripod stabilization. It enables focal-plane contrast-detect AF on a desired point within a specific area. Remote view, focusing and shooting can also be controlled from a PC (via connection or wireless) using the optional Nikon Camera Control Pro 2 software. Additionally, the Virtual Horizon feature on the D700 can now be superimposed over the Live View monitor image to aid composition.

While using Live View to compose or review images and settings, users will appreciate the ultra-high resolution 920,000-dot VGA, three-inch TFT LCD monitor with tempered glass that provides a wide 170-degree viewing angle. The large monitor is remarkably effective when confirming the focus with enlarged playback images. The camera also outputs a video signal to an HD television using the new smaller HDMI-C standard, which is an excellent solution for workshop demonstrations or shooting tethered for clients.

Photographers will also be able to compose images easily using the wide and bright viewfinder that features an eye-level pentaprism with high refraction index and provides a 95 percent frame coverage with 0.72x magnification. Each of the 51 AF points, as well as a framing grid, can also be superimposed on the finder screen to suit the photographer's personal preferences.

Rugged construction and durability
High-strength magnesium alloy is used for the construction of the camera body, rear body and mirror box to create a precision platform, reduce weight and provide rugged durability. The camera is tested to stand up to the rigors of the globetrotting photographer and is weather sealed using precision O-rings where connections are made to effectively combat dust and moisture.

The shutter unit employs an assembly made of a new composite carbon fiber and Kevlar hybrid material. Tested on fully assembled cameras, the D700's shutter unit has been proven through 150,000 cycles under demanding conditions. The self-diagnostic shutter constantly monitors and maintains shutter precision to ensure peak performance.


Review Snapshot®
Avg. Customer Rating:
 
4.9 stars
(based on 107 reviews)
100% of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:

Pros:
Easy to use(50), Excellent in low light(27), Fast / accurate auto-focus(6), Fast shutter speed(54), Full frame(3)
Cons:
Heavy(17), Loud(3)
Best Uses:
Art(45), Documentary(24), Fun(44), Home(15), Landscape/scenery(25)
Describe Yourself:
Casual photographer(3), Enthusiast(32), Photo enthusiast(19), Professional(14), Pro photographer(9)
Was this a gift?:
No(3)
 
D700 Camera is a life saver
By EdwardjohnphotographyVerified Purchaser from Lake Orion, MI on 5/23/2011
Which of the following features do you use on your digital camera?:
Continuous shooting, Fast Auto focus, High-speed shooting, Interchangeable lenses, Low-light shooting
What do you do with your digital images?:
Create photo albums, mugs, t-shirts using online photo sites, Display on digital picture frame, Email to friends and family, Print using an in-store photo service via online upload, Save to disk, Sell – professional photographer, Upload to online photo sharing sites, Use in personal blogs, web sites, and social media sites, Use in professional publications
Picture Quality (e.g. clarity, sharpness, color):
10
Ease of Operation:
9
Shutter Speed/Lag Time:
10
Variety of features (e.g. zoom, image stabilization, low light):
8
Durability/reliability (e.g. damage resistance, battery life and sturdiness):
9
Overall Experience:
10
How likely are you to recommend your digital camera to your friends, family, co-workers, etc.:
Definitely will
Pros:
Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Quality, High ISO Performance
Cons:
Only 1 memory card slot
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light, Sports/Action, Weddings/Events
Describe Yourself:
Pro Photographer
Was this a gift?:
No
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon D700 FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

This is my go-to camera for weddings, portraits, and sporting events. I own two of them and would not think of photographing a wedding in a dark church without it.

 
EXACTLY THE CAMERA I WAS LOOKING FOR!
By John the tennis playerVerified Purchaser from Orlando, Florida on 5/16/2011
Which of the following features do you use on your digital camera?:
Continuous shooting, Fast Auto focus, Image stabilization, Interchangeable lenses, Low-light shooting, Manual focus
What do you do with your digital images?:
Create photo albums, mugs, t-shirts using online photo sites, Display on digital picture frame, Email to friends and family, Print using a home printer, Print using an in-store photo service via online upload, Save to disk, Sell – professional photographer, Upload to online photo sharing sites, Use in personal blogs, web sites, and social media sites, Use in professional publications
Picture Quality (e.g. clarity, sharpness, color):
10
Ease of Operation:
10
Shutter Speed/Lag Time:
10
Variety of features (e.g. zoom, image stabilization, low light):
10
Durability/reliability (e.g. damage resistance, battery life and sturdiness):
10
Overall Experience:
10
How likely are you to recommend your digital camera to your friends, family, co-workers, etc.:
Definitely will
Pros:
Easy To Use, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Quality, High ISO Performance, Large Clear LCD, Quiet
Best Uses:
Family Photos, Fine Art, Indoors/Low Light, Street Journalism, Weddings/Events
Describe Yourself:
Pro Photographer
Was this a gift?:
No
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon D700 FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

I have been using Nikon for my entire career. I use D3s and purchased the D700 camera as a backup. To my surprise, the D700 is performing wonderfully. Because I use two to three cameras at the same time, having used the D3's, my back has been killing me after a long days photo shoot. The D700 is not as fast as my other cameras however, I love the portability and the little on camera flash. Compared to other cameras, the D700 is lightweight and now I come home without a sore back. I should've bought this camera long time ago! Unfortunately, the availability of this camera has diminished, because of the tsunami and difficult to find. Thanks to Ritz Camera,I was able to get a second one. I'm a professional photographer for over 20 years and Nikon has been my choice of photographic systems. Thank You Nikon and Ritz Camera!!

John Unrue
Professional Photographer

 
realy nice camera
By bykfixerVerified Reviewer from richmond va on 3/19/2011
Pros:
Easy To Use, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Quality, High ISO Performance, Large Clear LCD
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Was this a gift?:
No
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon D700 FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

i bought it as an upgrade from a d80. my lenses came to life in ways i didnt know they could. the lack of crop factor causes the bokeh to become phenomenol. it was an easy transition from the d80 to this one with little time spent in the instruction manual. now i know more of the capabilities of my d80 as well. the larger size of the body was easy to adapt to and the bit of extra weight is not overly taxing.. nikon hit a homerun in my view. if you dont have fx lens3s this camera takes high res 5mp pictures thanx to the larger photo sites so never fear that suddenly your dx lenses cant be used. im stoked with this camera and have no need for a movie mode or twisting screen with 5fps and 170 degree view screen. this winter i hope to use it in the snow with confidence. if your cool with spending [$] on a camera the 700 is money well spent

[3 of 4 customers found this review helpful]

 
Perfect
By ahkadamVerified Reviewer from Berlin, DE on 1/9/2010
Pros:
Easy To Use, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, High ISO Performance, Large Clear LCD
Cons:
None
Best Uses:
Anything you can think of
Describe Yourself:
Pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon D700 FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

This baby is the cat's meow. The controls are exactly where they belong. The layout is dead on logic. The versitility is incredible. Full frame, nice big pixels. It's just a wonderful camera.

[11 of 11 customers found this review helpful]

 
D700 Camera Exceeds Expectations
By JennyVerified Reviewer from Minnesota on 8/14/2009
Pros:
Comfortable Controls, Fast Shutter Speed, Great Image Quality, Image Stabilization, Strong Construction, Zoom display
Cons:
Expensive
Best Uses:
Photojournalism, Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon D700 FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

I purchased this camera after using the D70 for 4 years and was trying to choose between a D200, D300, or D700 and price was a factor I'm glad I overlooked. The D700 is amazing - sharp, luminous photos, a sturdy heavy body, and I love the zoom option on the display. I check often to make sure my photos are in focus and sharp and this helps time and again. Even the on-camera flash is great - with a diffuser, it has saved me a few times when I don't have an off-camera flash to help with low light. Photos at 1600 ISO still clear and crisp. This camera has earned its cost many times over in the year I've had it and I've had no reason to even think of needing an upgrade. It's a solid investment for anyone wanting to take high quality photos for semi professional or professional use.

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Taken in very low light, bounce flash, low ISO

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[5 of 6 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great camera for Prosumer & Professional
By William the photographerVerified Purchaser from San Francisco, CA on 5/15/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy To Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Good image at high ISO, Great Image Quality, Image Stabilization, Live view, Strong Construction
Cons:
Wish it had video
Best Uses:
Landscape, Portraits, Taking pictures of my son, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon D700 FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

My review may be a little bias since I am a Nikon photographer since 1966 when I bought my Nikon F. I always like Nikon design, construction, quality and engineering. I am still able to use my 50mm F1.4 Nikkor and 55mm F3.5 Micro-Nikkor lens on the D700. Nikon has protected my investment.

That said, I expect my camera to perform well at all photographic situations - from still life to fast actions. D700 delivers.

Some of the features I like are low noise at high ISO, Active-D and multiple exposures. Still experimenting the features.

[4 of 6 customers found this review helpful]

 
Awesome Camera!!!
By HaileyVerified Purchaser from Florida on 3/19/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy To Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Great Image Quality, Image Stabilization, Strong Construction
Cons:
Heavy
Best Uses:
Fun, Landscape, Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon D700 FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

Takes very clear pictures! Love it!!!

[9 of 9 customers found this review helpful]

 
Superb image quality!
By weldonphoto from San Diego, CA on 2/22/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy To Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Great Image Quality
Cons:
Loud
Best Uses:
Art, Fun, Portraits, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon D700 FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

I've taken to using this camera more and more over the D300, even though I miss the lesser cameras 1.5 crop. Image quality from the D700 is better in most every way - especially at high ISO. This is saying a lot since the D300 is pretty darned good. Perfectly exposed, low ISO, sharp images from the D300 are indistinguishable from images from the D700. However, the D300 is much more finicky with exposure and white balance and it also seems to have less dynamic range. D700 Auto focus is a bit faster and more accurate, too. The only thing I don't like about the D700 is the 95% viewfinder. For many purposes this is not a big deal but it does make precisely composing landscapes and such much more difficult. Viewfinder accuracy is not the best, either, I've found. Often best to use live view for accurately composing if it is critical and you want to keep every pixel (without cropping). I do use the pop up flash both for fill and as a commander for my SB-800 (works great). I also like having the ability to travel light when not needing the MB-D10 and the ability to use a variety of batteries (such as AA's) which can be very handy when travelling. In all I highly recommend the D700, for most people who aren't working pro's, even over the D3.

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[10 of 11 customers found this review helpful]

 
The camera I've/you've been waiting for!
By Racewalking MikeVerified Reviewer from Delmar, NY on 2/3/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy To Use, Great Image Quality, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Art, Fun, Landscape, Sports, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon D700 FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

I replaced my D70s with the D700. The low light sensitivity is great. I used a trip to India to 'justify' the upgrade. I thought I might be shooting a few nighttime pictures here and there. What really made it possible to capture great pictures of wildlife in the forests was to push the ISO to 2000-6400 to get my shutter speed up to capture some great images! I shot lots of street scenes at night, and didn't push past 6400. The 700 feels like a tank compared to the 70s. It feels very sturdy. Having the option to use old glass is neat. The FX aspect ratio is great with wide angle shots. I sold all my DX glass. HDMI connector is very nice to have. The great LCD screen lets you get instant gratification, and people were amazed when I showed them the pictures I was taking on it.
It is a joy to use.
The only negatives are very minor- getting the battery in and out is not as smooth as it could be. Worry when changing memory cards you could rip the door off if not carefull.

[6 of 8 customers found this review helpful]

 
LOVE, LOVE this camera!
By loving the D700Verified Purchaser from los angels, ca on 1/15/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Easy To Use, Great Image Quality, Strong Construction
Cons:
Heavy
Best Uses:
Art, Fun, Landscape, Photojournalism, Portraits, Sports, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon D700 FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

I just started using this camera for two weeks, and I'm in love! I have the D-70s as well, and same lens on the D-700 just cannot compare. Besides the full frame, the light sensitivity on the 700 is awesome. I would buy this camera again and again!

[1 of 4 customers found this review helpful]

 
got one for spouse than for myself
By the docVerified Purchaser from Seaford, Delaware on 1/14/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy To Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Great Image Quality, Image Stabilization, Strong Construction
Cons:
Heavy
Best Uses:
Art, Fun, Landscape, Photojournalism, Portraits, Sports, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon D700 FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

have used in many venues have have found no faults sporting events, out doors nature, birding.

[2 of 4 customers found this review helpful]

 
This Camera is Great
By MarcVerified Purchaser from Orlando, Florida on 1/13/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy To Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Great Image Quality, Image Stabilization, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Fun, Photojournalism, Portraits, Sports, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon D700 FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

This camera is great!

[5 of 6 customers found this review helpful]

 
The Best of All Worlds
By WolfRiderVerified Purchaser from Jacksonville, Fl on 1/12/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy To Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Great Image Quality, Low Light Capability, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Art, Fun, Landscape, Photojournalism, Portraits, Sports, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon D700 FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

With the D700, the flexibility in the menus gives the user so much variation of how to handle shots it get the creativity flowing in your mind. For a camera to double the qulaity of an image it has to quadruple the megapixels, so unless a camera has 48 mpx it really is not that much sharper in the real world, real print size situation. I have a D200 and D300 also that I still use. these cameras are build strong with alloy metal frames for strength and alignment through hard use and time.

[12 of 12 customers found this review helpful]

 
First Nikon for a long-time Canon user
By Michael BVerified Purchaser from Alexandria, Virginia on 1/11/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Easy To Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Great Image Quality, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Art, Fun, Landscape, Photojournalism, Portraits, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon D700 FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

I labored significantly between this and the new Canon 5DMKII ( My current mainstay system/camera has been the Canon EOS-1D MK II ) I was reluctant to purchase the newer 1D MKIII due to some initial question regarding focus performance. In that time Nikon came on strong with the D3 and having been able to use them from time to time I began to have high-ISO envy (it was that my 1D was the envy of D2X users I count as friends) When the D700 came out it was nearly as if Nikon delivered the camera that was on my mind. Pros will scoff at the built in flash but I'll tell you, it's extremely welcome for the candid stuff you may need it for and as a commander to control the SB900 off camera - FORGET IT, it's staggering what you can do (use the SB900 for bounce and the on-board one for catchlight-fill)

The functionality is also pretty amazing as far as controls and ability to customize.

It may be that I am used to the EOS 1D ergonomics but I find some of the controls to be placed in a less than ideal manner, like using the control dials has me changing my hand positions and certainly this would be different person to person, but the D3 and Canon 1D series seem far more "form-fit" to the hand... and I still think I prefer Canon's dial positions.

I find the images stunning, the LCD brilliant and the Nikon flash system notably more consistent and predictable than Canon's.

I'm keeping my Canon gear as I do feel these two companies will leap-frog each other for some time, I see no reason to lose thousands of dollars selling my Canon L-glass.

[2 of 5 customers found this review helpful]

 
I will buy Nikon D700 very good
By tech world from Kuwait on 1/9/2009
Pros:
Comfortable Controls, D80, Great Image Quality
Cons:
good, Heavy
Best Uses:
Art, Landscape, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Casual Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon D700 FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

I used Nikon D700 from my brother
I have D80 and i will buy one D700

[3 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
A smaller full-frame with all the bells
By LeeVerified Purchaser from Olympia WA on 1/8/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy To Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Great Image Quality, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Art, Fun, Landscape, Photojournalism, Portraits, Sports, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon D700 FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

The only awkward button to use is the ISO feature. I find changing the ISO setting cumbersome while hand holding the camera. Per Nikon support it is the only button which can not be reassigned. Other then that Nikon has done it right. I'm pleased to say that switching from Canon to Nikon was a easy transition. I have absolutely no regrets and look forward to a future with Nikon.

[4 of 4 customers found this review helpful]

 
Buy one now!
By JuniordrumsVerified Purchaser from Atlanta, Ga on 1/7/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy To Use, Great Image Quality, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Art, Fun, Landscape, Photojournalism, Portraits, Sports, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon D700 FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

I travel internationally for work. I have had other cameras in the past, but nothing of this caliber. The D700 can do so much more than I can handle right now, but it is still easy to use for someone new to digital photography. I absolutely love it!

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[2 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
Fantastic Camera!
By bbratVerified Purchaser from Boston, MA on 1/5/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy To Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Great Image Quality, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Art, Fun, Landscape, Photojournalism, Portraits, Sports, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon D700 FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

Camera delivers as advertised. Excellent high iso results. camera is well built, feels great in your hands, very responsive, fast, excellent Nikon Flash system. I am one happy customer.

[3 of 4 customers found this review helpful]

 
excellent camera!
By GUSVerified Purchaser from ECUADOR on 1/5/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy To Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Great Image Quality, Strong Construction
Cons:
Heavy
Best Uses:
Art, Landscape, Portraits, Sports, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon D700 FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

I ALREADY OWN THE D 200 AND THE D 300, BUT THIS IS THE BEST SO FAR, FOR A VERY GOOD PRICE!

[1 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
Nikon D700 - Wow what a great camera.
By PaulcVerified Purchaser from Massachusetts on 1/5/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy To Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Great Image Quality, Strong Construction
Cons:
Nothing I love it
Best Uses:
Fun, Landscape, Portraits, Sports, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon D700 FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

I love this camera. I also highly recommend Ritz. They had a great price[...] Great company to deal with.

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D700 Just Do It
By echVerified Purchaser from Indiana on 1/5/2009
Pros:
Easy To Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Great Image Quality
Best Uses:
Art, Low light, Photojournalism, Sports, Travel, Weddings
Describe Yourself:
Pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon D700 FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

Best images yet from a digital camera.

[3 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great Camera!
By DLSimages[@]Verified Purchaser from Lebanon, Ohio on 1/5/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy To Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Great Image Quality, Image Stabilization, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Art, Fun, Landscape, Photojournalism, Portraits, Sports, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer

Comments about Nikon Nikon D700 FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

I am thrilled with this camera. Wish it was cheaper, but for the price it is worth the money. The image quality is fantastic. You can check out some images I took with it. [@]

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I'm crazy stoked!
By biostudentVerified Purchaser from OKC, OK on 1/4/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy To Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Great Image Quality, Low light awesomeness, Strong Construction
Cons:
Heavy, Heftybut expected, Wb indoors sux on auto
Best Uses:
Art, Fun, Landscape, Portraits, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon D700 FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

Best consumer camera on the market to date!

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Image Quality at High ISO blows me away!
By a bishop photographerVerified Purchaser from West Jordan, UT on 1/4/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy To Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Great Image Quality, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon D700 FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

Just shot my first wedding of the year on the 2nd with this camera and I absolutely love it! Very easy to use custom functions. The FX sensor is amazing in low light conditions especially when used with fast glass.

[6 of 6 customers found this review helpful]

 
Best Semi-Pro DSLR Available
By GLRPHDVerified Purchaser from Johnston, IA on 1/3/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Great Image Quality, Picture Controls, Strong Construction, Virtual Horizon
Cons:
None
Best Uses:
Art, Fun, Landscape, Photojournalism, Portraits, Sports, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon D700 FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

I've been practicing photography for 30 years and converted from B/W film to digital in 2004 starting with the Nikon D70. I've never looked back because darkroom work became tedious.

I've always bought the semi-pro Nikon DSLRs (D70, D200, D300, D700) because of price, size, convenience and IMHO the Pro models just seem superfluous.

Currently my paid work is for magazine publication and is largely landscape work and special assignments. And the D700 is the most rewarding tool I have ever used (film or digital). It just does what you expect it to. The detail in landscapes is unrivaled in this megapixel range. And with Picture Controls set to Landscape or Vivid, the colors just leap from the page. And it doesn't matter what the camera setting is if using Raw/NEF files because it can all be converted effortlessly in NX2.

When shooting landscapes or architecture, the Virtual Horizon tool is priceless for getting it straight, especially if you're always just a tick off when relying on visual cues like me.

This is my second D700, because I like to have a dedicated body for my 24-70 and 70-200 Nikkor lenses so as to be ready for just about any photo-op that comes up.

I could pay almost 3-4 times as much for the D3X, but in looking at the sample photos I've seen, I would not be 3-4 times happier than I am with the D700.

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Autumn Sunrise Yellow River Forest

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a bit intimidatng for an amteur
By artVerified Reviewer from key biscayne FL on 1/2/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Fast Shutter Speed, Great Image Quality, Image Stabilization, Strong Construction
Cons:
Heavy
Best Uses:
Art, Landscape, Photojournalism, Sports, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon D700 FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

great flexibility with FX and NEF. helpful feature retouch pictures

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happy 2009!

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Awesome Camera
By ScreammacabreVerified Purchaser from Atlanta, GA on 1/1/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy To Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Great Image Quality, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Art, Fun, Landscape, Portraits, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon D700 FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

Everything about this camera has been great. I bought it after purchasing the D300 because of it's incredible ability to make noise non-existent, and to get the most out of the prime lenses I own. I've found myself shooting a lot of concerts lately and it seamed to be a good fit.

The size and controls are almost exactly that of my D300 making this camera easy to learn.

The only thing I have been able to shoot so far are photos of a few family Christmas events. There were a lot of dark moments and I was blown away that I could shoot handheld at 5000 iso with very little noise.

I'd recommend this camera to everyone.

An amazing product!

[6 of 6 customers found this review helpful]

 
Can't take a bad picture.
By DonnaVerified Purchaser from Napa, Ca. on 1/1/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy To Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Great Image Quality, Image Stabilization, Strong Construction
Cons:
Had to buy an FX lense
Describe Yourself:
Pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon D700 FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

I have been using a D200 but recently bought a D300 which was a big improvement. I gave my D200 to my daughter and husband for Christmas. Since I always like to have two cameras at an event I thought about buying another D300. I went to Camera World to see what the cameras were selling for. They were having a great sale just before Christmas and if you use Pay Pal to pay for it, we got another 10% off. That made the once $2999 D700 camera go down to [$]. I couldn't resist. It came on Christmas eve so I used it at a large get together with lots of cousins on Christmas day. I tried to take a bad photo by putting people in the foreground and some in the back. I set the D-lighting to "on" and it exposed everyone correctly. I was blown away. Took photos of a very long table and the back was just as nice as the front. The live view helps to see when I hold the camera up above the crowd. Just a fabulous camera. Only con was I couldn't use my Nikon 18-200 DX lense that I bought with the D200. I had to buy a Tamron 28-300 to use with the FX format to get full frame photos. So be prepared to buy another lense if you only have DX.

[0 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
Amazing image quality. complicated.
By Burnett Budget PhotoVerified Purchaser from Jacksonville, Florida on 1/1/2009
Pros:
Fast Shutter Speed, Great Image Quality, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon D700 FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

400+ page owner's manual. Complicated to use, but great photo quality.

[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great Camera
By WheatusVerified Purchaser from Ventura County, CA on 12/31/2008
Pros:
3D Dynamic Focusing, Built In Flash Control, Full Size Sensor, Great Image Quality, Menu Layout, Strong Construction, Virtual Horizon Feature
Cons:
No Seal at Memory Door, Some Buttons Awkward
Best Uses:
Art, Landscape, Photojournalism, Portraits, Sports, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon D700 FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

This is my first digital SLR after 30 years using a Nikon F2 film camera. The design is solid. The features and adjustments are amazing. The metering and auto-focus are exceptional. Image quality is excellent. The built-in flash is convenient for fill and is surprisingly powerful. The in-camera post processing is a nice feature.

Recently, I used the D700 skiing in tempertures near 5 degrees with no problems (used a Zip-lock bag to control condensation). The 3D Dynamic autofocusing is amazingly accurate with moving objects.

The only two compliants are the lack of a good seal on the memory card door and that the exposure lock does not work in "matrix metering" mode (you need to use spot or center weighted metering to use exposure lock).

Overall I am very pleased with the camera and price for essentially a pro camera.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
After 2 shoots
By Blue Marble PhotographyVerified Purchaser from El Cajon, CA on 12/31/2008
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon D700 FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

Ran one ISO test up to 5000 and it performed well. Noise greatly reduced.
Second shoot consisted of Xmas gathering off-the-cuff and details. Daylight and evening..it performed well.
I do not run any Auto functions so can't comment on those features.
The sensor produces rich, true color and awesome detail.
I will be shooting a wedding this weekend with it. So if possible, this will be updated then.

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ISO 5000 (Low Resolution)

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Noiseless Images
By Coho222Verified Purchaser from Olympia, WA on 12/31/2008
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy To Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Great Image Quality, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Art, Fun, Landscape, Photojournalism, Portraits, Sports, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon D700 FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

Well bui8lt, sharp noiseless images.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Exceeds my expectation.
By rtabcumVerified Purchaser from Livermore, CA on 12/29/2008
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy To Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Great Image Quality, Strong Construction
Cons:
None
Best Uses:
Art, Fun, Landscape, Portraits, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon D700 FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

I've started my days with Nikon Camera's with the N2020. Eversince then, I've been through Canon and a few other brands. Nothing compares to the reliability and lens/picture quality of the Nikon. I am proud to say that this D700 has exceeded my expectation and it was well worth waiting for. I own a few old AI-s lenses and the D700 produces perfect exposure with the ability to pre-program the len's focal length in to the camera. I can use all my existing Nikkor lens now.

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D700 thoughts after a few weeks
By ReneB3Verified Purchaser from Cross, SC on 12/28/2008
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Great Image Quality, Strong Construction
Cons:
Heavy
Best Uses:
Fun, Landscape, Photojournalism, Portraits, Sports
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon D700 FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

I bought this so I could use my wide angle lenses and still keep them wide. I have a D300 as well. The D700 outperforms the D300 as soon the ISO gets over about 400. The pictures are stunning all the way to 3200, and 6400 is very useable. Wide is wide again and the controls are about the same as the D300 with a few improvements. I have printed up to 13x19 so far and have had no issues. If you need low light performance this one is the ticket. It is heavy to carry around all day but the results are worth the neck strain. If you shoot long more than wide the D300 (also heavy) is a good bet too. I will keep them both in my bag. The build quality is awsome, I know the Canon and Sony have more resolution for about the same cash, but the quality is not the same. 12mp is good for the prints I make so I know I will have this one for a long time.

[0 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great!
By dubiumVerified Purchaser from New York on 12/28/2008
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon D700 FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

Fantastic!

[0 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
"Nikon has done it again, with this D700
By 2creativelycapture from Colesville, Md on 12/21/2008
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy To Use, Great Image Quality, Strong Construction
Cons:
Purch for someone else
Best Uses:
Art, Documentary, Fun, Photojournalism, Portraits, Sports, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon D700 FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

I would by this camera again, the price was reasonable for SLR, the picture quality is outstanding, great for sporting events and recitals.....awesome zoom

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New York

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Next GREAT Nikon camera
By pongkinsVerified Reviewer from Canton, MI on 12/20/2008
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy To Use, Great Image Quality, Lightweight, Quiet, Small Lag Time, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Art, Documentary, Fun, Photojournalism, Portraits, Sports, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon D700 FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

Borrowed one from a friend and almost didn't return it :) It is more comfortable to hold than my trusty old D70 but with maybe 10 times the responsiveness. My D70 sometimes focus hunts so I missed some great shots but the D700 will have none of these. It just do what it's suppose to. As for image quality, it is the best in Nikon so far although I haven't tried the D3x. Plus the high ISO result should have any snap shooter, amateur and professionals sold. Definitely Nikon's next great camera.

 
Works as advertised! Great in low light.
By Georgia LonghairVerified Purchaser from Georgia on 12/8/2008
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy To Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Quiet, Strong Construction
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon D700 FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

Will be my main camera. Also have D2X and D200.

[3 of 4 customers found this review helpful]

 
Absolutely Incredible
By KendraVerified Reviewer from New England on 12/8/2008
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy To Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Great Image Quality, Image Stabilization, Strong Construction
Cons:
Heavy
Best Uses:
Everything, Low light, Macro Photography, Pets, Portraits, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Casual Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon D700 FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

This camera completely exceeds my expectations. I had a feeling it would be great, especially after having used a trusty D40x for a while, but it completely blew me away. It's fast, and the images are sharp and need minimal to no editing! I recommend this camera to everyone. I just wish I would have waited a little longer, now that I see the price has dropped down a little bit more. ;)

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The FX format is great
By retired dudeVerified Purchaser from Amarillo, Texas on 11/26/2008
Pros:
Easy To Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Great Image Quality, Strong Construction
Cons:
Heavy
Best Uses:
Art, Fun, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Casual Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon D700 FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

The FX format reminds one of shooting back in film days. It gets the best from my Nikon lens. It is an advance camera, but keeps the Nikon way of operation and the learning was easy.

 
Camera that lives up to its claims
By WD-45Verified Purchaser from Avon Lake, OH on 11/7/2008
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy To Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Great Image Quality, Image Stabilization, Low ISO noise, Quiet, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Art, Documentary, Fun, Landscape, Portraits, Sports, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon D700 FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

D700 is great for low light photography ... church, school, indoor soccer. Get's the shots other cameras can't because of poor lighting.

[4 of 4 customers found this review helpful]

 
Unbelievable D-700
By EdVerified Reviewer from Carnation, WA on 11/2/2008
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy To Use, FPS, ISO, Quiet, Strong Construction
Cons:
Battery life, Heavy, No Remote-Self Portraits
Best Uses:
Fun, Landscape, Portraits, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon D700 FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

I bought this camera 8 days ago and have already fallen in love with it. On day one I was taking photographs that far surpassed my D-70!! I thought the D700 would be a great camera but the quality of the photos, especially in low light situations, far exceeded my wildest dreams.

I had been shooting minor league baseball games in the evening with the 70-200 VR/2.8f lens with my D70 and got good results. When I attached the 70-200 to my D700 and used in similar low light conditions there was absolutely no comparison.

This camera is definitely more heavy than the D70 so if that's not for you stay away. The battery life is limited and, if one is not buying the optional MB-D10 battery pack, you'll need two or three EN-EL3e batteries. Also, these batteries are not compatible with the D70

If one is serious photo enthusiast, and can afford it, I would highly recommend they consider this camera. With the recent price reduction it makes the camera even more tempting.

[2 of 5 customers found this review helpful]

 
D700 - the Greatest
By LouVerified Purchaser from Fairfax, VA on 10/6/2008
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Fun, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon D700 FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

I am retired and do a lot of traveling - it is great for just about any possibility - indoors, the high ISO works wonders with very little noise, don't need a flash and it has great depth of field. I have noted a small delay between pressing the release and the shutter being fired but that may be because I haven't set everthing up correctly - still a great camera for just about anything

[8 of 8 customers found this review helpful]

 
Outstanding
By GregVerified Reviewer from Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. on 10/6/2008
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Controls in right locatio, Quiet, Small Lag Time, Strong Construction
Cons:
None
Best Uses:
Birds in flight, Fun, Horses on the run, Nature and Wildlife Shoot, Wild life and sports
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon D700 FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

I currently own a D70,D200,Fuji S5 Pro. and now have the camera that captures action like nothing I have see before. I recently came across a group of twelve Golden Eagles and each pair was putting on areial displays that were awsome. The D700 caught it all with it's 51 point auto focus mode. This is the best action camera in the world.

[5 of 6 customers found this review helpful]

 
D700 is a Significant Advance Over D200
By zanetechVerified Purchaser from Chelan, WA on 10/3/2008
Pros:
Bright LCD, Dynamic Target Tracking, Full frame, High ISO Images, Small Lag Time, Strong Construction
Cons:
Sensor Dust Control
Best Uses:
Lighter Weight Pro Camera
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon D700 FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

I upgraded from D200 because my lens set matches a full frame sensor camera better than the smaller DX sensor size. Changing the lenses would cost as much as the upgrade.

I just returned from a trip to the Netherlands and my yield of in-focus bird-in-flight images was significantly higher than a trip earlier this year to Alaska. I also obtained acceptable resolution images in low-light situations (ISO 6400) such as the inside of cathedrals.

The sensor dust control system is better than nothing (like the D200) but I still have to clean the sensor with my sensor sweep brush.

I like the fact that Nikon doesn't fiddle with the location of controls on the camera body reducing the learning curve for the new camera

[6 of 6 customers found this review helpful]

 
D700 nails it!
By slavVerified Purchaser from Orange County on 9/29/2008
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Good viewfinder, Lowlight capabilities, Quiet, Small Lag Time, Strong Construction, Useful built in flash, Works great with SB900
Best Uses:
Documentary, Photojournalism, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon D700 FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

A great alternative to pricier D3. Lighter but still very solid and weather sealed. Battery life is very good. I am not particularly impressed with it's "digital grain" in high ISO as opposed to D300, but then again where D300 is OK at 800, D700 can push it to 3200 with fine results. I mention that because I usually set my Nikon DSLR to noise reduction off to get a film like grain especially in black & white (or monochrome for those who never shot Tri-X in their life) mode. D300 seems to have pleasant results from 640 to 1600 but D700 in this respect wins by being more useful at low light. Bottom line: budget D3 without quality compromise.

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Best Camera I've had
By TimVerified Reviewer from Riverside, CA on 9/26/2008
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Small Lag Time, Strong Construction
Cons:
Loud
Best Uses:
Art, Documentary, Fun, Photojournalism, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon D700 FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

I use the camera to photograph weddings. It is useful to have a camera that can cover a higher range of ISO without loosing tons of quality. I've had the D200 and D300, and it far a better camera, and it makes it even better that it is a an FX sensor. It bridges the gap between the D300 and D3.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Awesome Camera!!!
By PetchVerified Purchaser from Lenexa, KS on 9/23/2008
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Quiet, Small Lag Time, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Art, Documentary, Fun, Photojournalism, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon D700 FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

The best camera I have ever used, love the features!

[7 of 7 customers found this review helpful]

 
My D700 is magic!!!
By DominiqueVerified Purchaser from Phoenix, AZ on 9/22/2008
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Quiet, Small Lag Time, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Art, Documentary, Fun, Photojournalism, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon D700 FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

I had a canon 300d, 350D, 5D and I switched to Nikon because of the lens quality and sharpness.
I have now: a D70, a D80, a D300, but the D700 is the most accomplished camera I have ever owned.
There is a huge difference with the D300. It is way more responsive, the focusing is now perfect, the colors are exactly what you see, what you get, with the MBD10 I can shoot up to 8 fps.
What else would I need.
It is a big step ahead from Nikon.
Before the D700, I was thinking of buying a D3.
But the D3 is heavy, has no flash, has not more pixels and too expensive.
Of course, I have to buy some more FX lenses, but its worth it!
I would recommend the excellent 24-70 and the famous 70-700 VR, which will surely be my next buys.

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Probably the best DSLR on the market
By Lee KayVerified Purchaser from Israel on 9/15/2008
Pros:
Bright LCD, Built-in Flash, Comfortable Controls, Low Noise At High ISO, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Photojournalism, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon D700 FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

I have been waiting for this camera since late last century. This is the first digital camera I own (not the first I've considered or used), and it has exactly the specs I need- form-factor, resolution, near-perfect ergonomics, speed and intuitive controls and menu system.
I can find very little to critique about Nikon's design choices, from the build quality down to the fine photographic features. This is a camera that will challenge your photo-taking technique without embarassing you in the meantime. Usability above everything else.
If you're making 4' by 6' prints for an art gallery, or shooting full-time pro sports, you might want to consider other choices. but for any other application, especially those requiring you to carry the camera on your neck or in your hands for long periods of time, this is a better choice than any other pro or near-pro camera from any of the top four or five manuffacturers.

[1 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
MUST HAVE ITEM
By _mogiVerified Purchaser from long beach ca on 9/8/2008
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Art, Documentary, EVERYDAY MOMENTS, Fun, Photojournalism, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon D700 FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

high ISO performance is excellent. full frame rocks! well constructed body. WORTH EVERY PENNY.

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high iso performance

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Nikon D700 Nirvana!
By TheoVerified Reviewer from Belleville, MI on 9/6/2008
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Low Noise High ISO, Small Lag Time, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Art, Documentary, Night photography, Photojournalism, Travel
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon D700 FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

The attached image should speak for itself. This night shot was taken in Puerto Vallata, Mexico from our balcony on the 5th floor. The sky was pitch black at 11:40 PM.

24mm, f/13, 5s, IS0 1800

This camera is perfect in every way that I am able to see. I am a semi-professional shooter with many years experience. My portfolio consists of over 50,000 digital images, so I know the limits of my Nikon D200, Nikon 8800, and will look forward to pushing this camera to its limitations.

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Puerto Vallarta At Midnight

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Best enthusiast DSLR manufactured so far
By DavidVerified Purchaser from Huntsville, AL on 9/5/2008
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Quiet, Small Lag Time, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Fun, Photojournalism, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon D700 FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

The low light, low noise capability provided by this camera's high ISO ability allow it to be the perfect camera for family shots and travel where you never know what the lighting will be and flash is so annoying and hard to get right. The perfect camera to grab for family events and sports, and travel whether inside or outside. Great camera!

[5 of 5 customers found this review helpful]

 
Terrific
By TroyVerified Purchaser from Virginia Beach VA USA on 9/4/2008
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Excellent Nikon feel, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Fun, Photojournalism, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon D700 FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

The full frame (FX) is what it is all about. Some of the features excel that of the D300 and shy a bit in some but not all cases the D3.

Nikon put together a professional camera in a nice mid-range price.

[4 of 5 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great camera
By MaralilVerified Purchaser from Boulder, CO on 9/1/2008
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Full frame, Great at high ISOs, Lighter than the D3, Small Lag Time, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Documentary, Photojournalism
Describe Yourself:
Professional
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon D700 FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

This camera is great. If you ever shoot in low light then it doesn't get better than this. You get no noise at 3200 ISO and barely any noise at 6400, plus it's cheaper and lighter than the D3!

[5 of 5 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great camera, certain upgrade from D300-
By Mr. BillVerified Purchaser from Dallas, TX on 9/1/2008
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Quiet, Small Lag Time, Strong Construction, Very refined feeling
Best Uses:
Documentary, Fun, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon D700 FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

Certainly expensive, but worth the money. I strongly recommend the unit and would only consider the D3 a better camera. But for what I do, this is a better camera with full frame capability.

Moving from the DX (D300) to the FX (full frame), I had to liquidate my lenses, but having purchased some of the nicer glass, I had no problems moving them. I actually traded some of them in on other FX lenses. The difference is really quite significant.

[3 of 4 customers found this review helpful]

 
Nice to be able to use my older glass
By DanVerified Purchaser from Federal Way, WA on 8/29/2008
Pros:
Big Viewfinder, Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Small Lag Time, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Art, Photojournalism, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Professional
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon D700 FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

Its wonderful to be able to pull out the 50mm f1.4 lens again for real depth of field and a big, bright viewfinder to work with it. Its close to the feeling of working with my older 35mm equipment and even better, as those older cameras never allowed you to click up to ISO 6000+. The only drawback is the loss of some apparent focal length in moving from DX to FX format-- my telephoto lens doesn't quite have the reach it used to for wildlife images.

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San Juan Island Sunrise

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[3 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
Awesome Camera!
By Michael Y. C.Verified Purchaser from Manhattan Beach, Ca on 8/29/2008
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Small Lag Time, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Art, Documentary, Fun, Photojournalism, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon D700 FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

Another winner from Nikon. A full frame camera with the heart of a D3 in the packaging of a D300. Great balance. Excellent responsiveness. Stellar image quality at all ISOs.

[4 of 4 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great camera
By StephanieVerified Purchaser from La Mirada, Ca on 8/28/2008
Pros:
Comfortable Controls, Strong Construction
Cons:
None
Best Uses:
Art, Documentary, Fun, Photojournalism, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon D700 FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

Not a D3/ but it's still a great camera!!!

[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
Awesom
By JimVerified Purchaser from NY on 8/27/2008
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Small Lag Time, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Photojournalism
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon D700 FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

This thing is great. The pictures are stunning.[...]

[4 of 4 customers found this review helpful]

 
Very Nice
By cambioVerified Purchaser from Colorado on 8/27/2008
Pros:
Bright LCD, Quiet, Small Lag Time, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Art, Documentary, Fun, Photojournalism, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Professional
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon D700 FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

I've only had it a week and just shot my 1st wedding with it, I prefered it to my D2X. The built in flash is quite amazing for a built in flash. I was dissappointed that the raw files wouldnt open in photoshop CS2 wit out adobe DNG which I hate because of the time it takes to convert to DNG, then open. The D3 pLug in for CS3 will open D700 raw files. I wish the D700 had 100% frame covergae rather than 95% Im sure this will cause problems down the road. Love the full frame which is why I bought it. Otherwise Id get a D300 for much less.

[4 of 4 customers found this review helpful]

 
Fabulous camera
By RicardoVerified Reviewer from Abilene, Texas on 8/26/2008
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Quiet, Small Lag Time, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Fun, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon D700 FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

The 700 replaces my D100 and it is great. I'm getting a bit older and the larger LCD makes it easy to verify focus and movement problems. The versatility and capabilities of this camera are wonderful. I can't imagine what the professional level of Nikon has that this one doesn't. Great job Nikon!

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Kauai Marriott

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Hawaii floral

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[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
nikon d700
By Geoff the shutterbugVerified Purchaser from Lancaster, Pa. on 8/26/2008
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Full Frame Sensor, RUNS ON AA WITH GRIP, Small Lag Time, Strong Construction
Cons:
Exposed LCD
Best Uses:
Photojournalism, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon D700 FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

Perfect compliment to my D100 which I use anytime the 1.5x mag is helpful. This camera feels alot like my old F5. Heavy, but I like the quality feel. Careful buying a carry bag for it if you get the optional grip(most do) I only found a few case options from Tamrac or Lowepro
The few the proud and I got mine!!!!!

[3 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great Camera
By EdmondVerified Purchaser from New York, NY on 8/26/2008
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Quiet, Small Lag Time, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Art, Documentary
Describe Yourself:
Professional
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon D700 FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

Makes my D200 feel like a toy. A true pleasure to use.

[6 of 6 customers found this review helpful]

 
Nikon D700- Nikon gets it right
By Otto RasconVerified Purchaser from Chicago on 8/25/2008
Pros:
Awesome high ISO, Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Great colors, Great resolution, Programmable, Small Lag Time, Strong Construction
Cons:
Price
Best Uses:
Art, Documentary, Fun, Photojournalism, Travel, Weddings
Describe Yourself:
Professional
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon D700 FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

I am a wedding photographer in the Chicago area. Let me tell you this camera shines above all other Nikon cameras I have ever used. I can crank the ISO up to 6400 easily and not feel that my image quality will suffer. This is a HUGE jump from even the D300. I can now comfortably shoot at ISO 6400and know that color and clarity will not suffer. This high ISO also allows me to shoot my flash at lower power settings. That helps in my recycle time and allows for the batteries to last longer on a shoot.

I am very glad that Nikon created such a great photographic machine. The D300 is an amazing camera as well, but the D700 absolutely takes the cake.

[11 of 11 customers found this review helpful]

 
Nikon has outdone themselves this time
By PeteVerified Purchaser from Fernandina Beach, Florida on 8/25/2008
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Quiet, Small Lag Time, Strong Construction
Cons:
None
Best Uses:
Documentary, Fun, Photojournalism, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon D700 FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

I bought this camera for personal use. The thing that impressed me most is that Nikon added an auto setting to their active d-Lighting feature. I had owned the D300 and thought it was great, but the D700 really surpasses the D300 performance. I am not sure what changes Nikon made in their exposure metering, but this camera seems to get the exposure right on. The only drawback is that where I had a fair investment in DX lenses, using them on the full frame (FX) sensor is something of a waste since the resolution drops to 5.4 megapixels. I have a lot of older lenses from Nikon film cameras I used in the past, and while these may not be the ideal solution, the do provide a workable answer.

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Ladybug tests lens macro focusing

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Local art gallery - straight from the camera

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[7 of 8 customers found this review helpful]

 
Well Worth the upgrade to this Camera!
By KayakerVerified Purchaser from Sequim, WAshington on 8/25/2008
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easier than the D200, Excellent viewfinder, Small Lag Time, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Art, Documentary, Photojournalism, Wildlife Photography
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon D700 FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

I've only had the D200 18 months, however my goal was to get an FX sensor when it became affordable. This camera has that and so much more. 1. the manual it comes with is easy to understand, I will not be buying any other instruction books. 2. The viewfinder is the best I have ever used. Bright, LARGE, Clear. Making it EZ to frame your photo. 3. The LCD is spectacular. I can see the picture clear, accurate colors, etc. 4. I can use every button on this camera effectively. I am getting much better pictures than before. It is not just because of the larger sensor, but I find the controls and the manual user friendly. I have tried Nikon used lenses on this as well as a new 17-35mm f/2.8, 50mm f/1.4; 105mm micro, 80-200mm f/2.8, 300 f/2.8 (this lens is 14 yrs. old). All with success. ( I have not tried my DX lenses on it, and probably won't).
In short this is a joy to use. I take Lanscape, wildlife, family pets, friends pets, Ocean, Lakes and streams. The $5000 D3 much larger, heavier and costs more. The D700 is light years ahead of the D200, and well worth the extra money.

[4 of 4 customers found this review helpful]

 
Mini D3
By MarvinVerified Purchaser from Richmond, VA on 8/25/2008
Pros:
Full frame, high iso, Small Lag Time, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Architectural interiors, Art
Describe Yourself:
Professional
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon D700 FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

I'm more of a semi pro than pro, and this camera works perfectly for me. I shoot mostly still subjects for work, and portraits and action for fun only. I don't need the slight speed edge of the D3, and so the D700 makes a lot more sense for me cost wise. I've been shooting a D200, and the full frame and high ISO aspects of the D700 were the major selling points for me.

[1 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
Affordable Full Frame Digital
By EVerified Purchaser from San Diego, Ca on 8/24/2008
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Custom menu, Quiet, Small Lag Time, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Art, Documentary, Photojournalism, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon D700 FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

I travel quite a bit, my next trip is to South Africa and Botswana and plan to use the D700 in conjunction with my D2x to have the best of both worlds with a full frame digital in addition to one which can give my telephotos that extra distance needed for a Safari.

[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
Big results from a small package
By ecVerified Purchaser from Central, FL on 8/24/2008
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Documentary, Weddings
Describe Yourself:
Professional
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon D700 FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

Used for weddings and portraiture; superior low light effectiveness and usable high ISO results.

[5 of 6 customers found this review helpful]

 
D700 - Full frame without the D3's price
By nlVerified Purchaser from Hartford, CT on 8/22/2008
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Small Lag Time, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Art, Photojournalism, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Professional
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon D700 FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

The D700 provides a mechanism to step into full frame D-SLR photography at a much lower entry cost than the Nikon D3. With the same sensor as the D3, the D700 delivers the same high quality images, even at ISO 6400. The images are clearly superior to the D300 (itself a pretty darned good performer). The only drawback to the D700 is the lack of relatively inexpensive mid-range zoom lenses in the Nikon lineup that are not DX lenses (which will crop to a 5MP sensor on the D700). If you are shooting a D700, you are likely to wind up buying the pro-level lenses with the money you save over the D3.

[3 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
You won't regret!
By Amateur PhotographerVerified Purchaser from LA, CA on 8/21/2008
Best Uses:
Art, Photojournalism, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon D700 FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

I was struggling to buy D3 or D700 for a while....
Since D3 price is lower down now. If I calculate a battery grip in, the difference would be only $1200 for D3 and D700....
But, I chose D700 due to I can share my battery with my D200. I don't need to shoot 9 images in per second. 5 is very enough for me.

I was hired by a friend to shot some indoor images. D700 works very fine with high ISO.
So, I am happy...

[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
What a GREAT Camera!
By BiscuitVerified Purchaser from Fairfield Ca. on 8/20/2008
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Small Lag Time, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Fun, Portraits, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Professional
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon D700 FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

This camera is so responsive, easy to use, and takes great photographs. The features are easy to manipulate and easy to find.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Rock Solid
By Carving CharlieVerified Purchaser from East Sandwich, MA on 8/18/2008
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Quiet, Small Lag Time, Strong Construction
Cons:
None yet
Best Uses:
Art, Fun, Photojournalism, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon D700 FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

For me this is an upgrade from the D200. I was looking to curtail shadow noise. The results are truly amazing. Beyond expectations!

Along with this are a parade of other enhancements: 3" hi def. monitor, Dx/Fx lens flexibility, Active D lighting, 51 point dynamic auto focus, a bit depth of 14 in RAW when needed.

[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
"everything I hoped it would be"
By Cliff2nVerified Purchaser from Hinton, WV on 8/17/2008
Pros:
Comfortable Controls, Quiet, Small Lag Time
Best Uses:
Art, Landscape, Low light, Photojournalism, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon D700 FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

I love being able to use my older Nikon manual lenses....just enter focal length and max aperature and use focus indicator in the viewfinder. Great high iso performance puts this camera head and shouders above DX!!

[1 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
Defective camera
By jimVerified Purchaser from San Diego, CA on 8/14/2008
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Quiet, Small Lag Time, Strong Construction
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon D700 FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

Although the camera was defective I had no problem returning it to Ritz for refund. I would not hesitate to purchase from Ritz in the future.

[4 of 5 customers found this review helpful]

 
Full frame sensor, affordable price
By jimboVerified Purchaser from Portland OR on 8/13/2008
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Quiet, Small Lag Time, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Art, Documentary, Fun, Photojournalism, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon D700 FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

This is top of line equipment but at a more agreeable price than the D3x - basic body of the D300 with the same full frame sensor as D3x. This body best used with F-series lenses - DX lenses do not use the full sensor and wide angles are clipped. I use for landscape, portrait, macro work. The controls are laid out in a way so that quick changes can be made on the fly. Menus intuitive and ability to make custom settings for different shooting situations. The images I have produced with a high quality lens (Nikon 24-70mm, f2.8) are outstanding in sharpness, color range, and dynamic range. I moved from a D80 and am glad I waited for this full frame version rather than purchasing a D300. Yes, more $ than the D300 but the FX format is worth the price in my opinion. I would recommend without hesitation if you want to invest in a high quality piece of hardware that will make full use of Nikon F and other lenses -- you will get the full wide angle from your non-DX lenses rather than the cropped version you get with the D300 and lower camera bodies. From what I've read the Nikon FX sensor is right up there with the best, with largest pixel size in its class. 12.1 megapixels plenty. Excellent for landscape shooting and other wide angle. I have found nothing I don't like about it so far. It is solid, a bit heavy (Ok by me) but less bulk and less money than the fully-pro D3x.

[5 of 5 customers found this review helpful]

 
Excellent
By MachineHeadVerified Purchaser from Los Angeles, CA on 8/13/2008
Pros:
Bright LCD, Easy to use, Great color, Low noise, Strong Construction
Cons:
Heavy
Best Uses:
Art, Documentary, Photojournalism
Describe Yourself:
Professional
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon D700 FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

You get what you pay for. FX sensor. Large pixel size means very low noise. MegaPix is not important, Canon has it all wrong.

Controls nearly identical to D200/300. Dont know what I'd do without the "My Menu" feature. Live view and electronic horizon are very helpful.

Best pictures ever. Great saturation/color. Dont need D3, this is it.

[1 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
Fantastic Camera
By No NicknameVerified Purchaser from Okatie, SC on 8/13/2008
Pros:
Easy to Use, Excellent in Low Light, Fast Shutter Speed, Good sized screen, Great Resolution, Nice Features and Settings, Rugged
Cons:
None that I have found
Best Uses:
Home, Outdoors, Portraits, Sports/Action, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon D700 FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

Great in low light and love the full sensor

[1 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
Nothing short of what I had expected.
By 1911Verified Purchaser from Honolulu Hawaii on 8/13/2008
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Confusing live mode, Horizon line No need, Quiet, Small Lag Time, Strong Construction
Cons:
Exposed LCD, Loud
Best Uses:
Documentary, Fun, Photojournalism, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon D700 FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

It is a bit confusing on use of the live mode, Although I never had it before so I dont miss using it.

[3 of 4 customers found this review helpful]

 
Sensitive but no multiplier
By SnapVerified Purchaser from Maryland on 8/13/2008
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Small Lag Time, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Art, Documentary, Fun, Photojournalism, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon D700 FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

The viewfinder is awesome - both bigger and brighter than my D200. With an f2.8 lens the D700 is considerably more sensitive in low light than my human eye. The only downside I am finding is that what I used to think of as long focal lengths (e.g. 400mm) really aren't that long anymore.

[5 of 5 customers found this review helpful]

 
A huge step forward for Nikon
By KeithVerified Purchaser from Charlottesville, Virginia on 8/12/2008
Pros:
Easy to Use, Excellent in Low Light, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Battery Life, Good sized screen, Great Resolution, Nice Features and Settings, Rugged
Best Uses:
Outdoors, Sports/Action, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon D700 FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

The D700 is a huge step forward for Nikon. Considerably more compact and low-profile than the D3... which is what I was waiting for. The Nikonian's faith has been rewarded, finally!

A few comments...

*The optional D700 vertical grip is substantially improved relative to that for the D200. One suggestion for Nikon: next time, consider integrating utility bays into the grip, e.g. for the coupling covers, for memory cards etc.

*Despite what you may read or suspect from the images, the CF bay flap is not flimsy. I would've preferred to see a dual slot as in the D3, but one can't have everything in a camera this size.

*The flash is very useful.

*The LCD screen is magnificent- big enough to use live view comfortably. The resolution is considerably better than I expected and probably class-leading at this point.

*As you already know, the high-ISO performance is rather breathtaking. Probably the best in the biz at this point, by a big margin.

*My Nikon background: F5, F100, D70, D40x, D200. I would compare the D700 to the F100 in terms of final product and how it handles (with and without the vertical grip). The D700's viewfinder compares well to that of the F100.

*Gripes: none so far, the camera exceeds my expectations in every way. Of course one wishes the camera were a bit less costly, but it compares very well to other professional-grade DSLRs.

[6 of 9 customers found this review helpful]

 
FX - Breaking the Digital Tunnel Vision
By Tom ThumbVerified Purchaser from San Antonio, TX on 8/11/2008
Pros:
Excellent in Low Light, Fast Shutter Speed, Full Frame Digital, Good sized screen, Great Resolution, Nice Features and Settings
Cons:
Bad Battery Life, Heavy
Best Uses:
Outdoors, Portraits, Sports/Action
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon D700 FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

I finally took the digital plunge when Nikon brought out this full frame digital SLR and I am glad I waited for full frame. I was able to take all my "old" pre-DX lenses and mount them on the D700 and not even feel like I left the full view of my "wet film" camera. With it I gained all the advantages of digital...instant feedback on a HUGE, clear screen; ISO flexibility frame to frame; ultra-fast performance from "instant" shutter response to fast shutter speeds.
I have taken over 400 frames with this camera and am impressed with the range of its capabilities. You can change the many options for ultimate control or simply put it on Program. My 11 year old managed some great shots in the P mode while I was able to capture some shots in tricky conditions by dialing in my own settings.
Given the near the top of the range of this model, users who buy this should not be surprised by its size and weight. What did surprise me is the battery life -- I used the AFS 24-120 VR with the VR on but with only limited built in flash use. I only managed about 200 shots before I started getting nervous about the battery life indicator. You might as well buy a second battery or just go for the optional battery pack.
The onboard photo editing will make you think twice about even having to use the computer for editing. The camera automatically saves the enhanced image as a new file leaving the original and alteration on the card without any need for renaming or risk of overwriting the original. The PictBridge feature is a handy feature that again, almost makes you wonder why you need a computer.
There are a lot of features to this camera and it may take several months or years to get the opportunity to try them all out. For example, I will probably have to wait to use the optional GPS function for later and I will need to get a bigger TV to get the maximum benefit from the HDMI port, although even on my TV, the images are nice – don’t bother with the video out as I found the images displayed in the mode unworthy of the camera’s capabilities.

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The boys playing

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Color and Detail Spot On

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[3 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
Greatest Nikon DSLR EVER!!
By rb4u2cVerified Purchaser from Greenville, SC on 8/11/2008
Pros:
Excellent in Low Light, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Battery Life, Good sized screen, Great Resolution, Nice Features and Settings, Rugged
Cons:
Heavy, Jpegs not as sharp as Raw, Must purchase RAW program
Best Uses:
Home, Office, Outdoors, Portraits, Sports/Action, Travel, Weddings/Events
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon D700 FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

I've owned the d70 d200 and d300. The D700 is a leap above them all. The viewfinder, dynamic range, low light capabilities, autofocus and the ability to create better photos from lenses that did not perform as well on the dx bodies are what put the D700 above the rest. I finally have a do-it-all camera from Nikon..It's been a long wait. Beautiful landscapes, portraits and low light photos are created with this camera.

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Low light ISO 3200 jpeg example..handheld!!

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[2 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
The Digital F100
By Bravin NeffVerified Purchaser from Detroit, MI on 8/11/2008
Pros:
Easy to Use, Excellent in Low Light, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Battery Life, Good sized screen, Great Resolution, Nice Features and Settings, Rugged
Best Uses:
Home, Office, Outdoors, Portraits, Sports/Action, Travel, Weddings/Events
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon D700 FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

This camera is ridiculously good. It has the form factor, appearance and near-feel of the F100, but as a digital capture camera. The viewfinder is exactly the same size as the F100. The autofocus system is insane. The lowlight ability is beyond what I imaged possible.

There is really nothing to more say: it's as good as you heard.

[0 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
great camera
By alanVerified Purchaser from cincinnati on 8/11/2008
Pros:
Easy to Use, Excellent in Low Light, Fast Shutter Speed, Good sized screen, Great Resolution
Best Uses:
Home, Outdoors, Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon D700 FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

love resolution
no noise

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Exceedes Expectations
By Greg the Desert DwellerVerified Purchaser from Tempe, Arizona on 8/11/2008
Pros:
Excellent in Low Light, Good sized screen, Great Resolution, Nice Features and Settings, Rugged
Best Uses:
Home, Outdoors, Portraits, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon D700 FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

This camera works as advertised and delivers a professional build quality that delivers confidence to the user. Imiage quality is absolutely usable in nearly any light to ISO1600, and results for me have been usable up to 6400. Vewfinder is bright and coverage is perfectly adequate. I could not be more satisfied with this camera.

[2 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
Just get it
By Joey CVerified Purchaser from Rochester NY on 8/11/2008
Pros:
Easy to Use, Excellent in Low Light, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Battery Life, Good sized screen, Great Resolution, Huge Viewfinder, Nice Features and Settings, Rugged
Cons:
Heavy, No great all-around lens
Best Uses:
Home, Office, Outdoors, Portraits, Sports/Action, Travel, Weddings/Events
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon D700 FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

I compared this rigorously to my awesome D300 and at the end of the day the D700 won. The biggest reason is the viewfinder - I can actually see out of it even with my glasses on. That's a huge plus for me, along with the high ISO performance which is mind blowing. The only applications this camera isn't ideal for is long-lens daylight wildlife or sports shooting, as it is much less pixel dense than a 12 megapixel DX camera like the D300. Also, while the 24-120mm VR certainly isn't in the same league as the incredible 18-200 VR for DX cameras, it's not too bad and in fact my copy seems to produce decent images, considering it's flexibility. I know a lot of pros hate this lens, including Ken Rockwell, but I have to say I've been OK with it.

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D700, 50 1.4 @ f/2.8, ISO 6400, 1/125 shutter

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D700, 24-120mm VR @ f/5.6, 42mm, ISO 800

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[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
Excellent D700
By JohnVerified Purchaser from Fremont, CA on 8/11/2008
Pros:
Easy to Use, Excellent in Low Light, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Battery Life, Good sized screen, Great Resolution, Nice Features and Settings, Rugged
Cons:
None that I have found
Best Uses:
Anywhere
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon D700 FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

I made a big jump from D70 to D700. I used the camera mainly to take pictures of my kids and my family. I sometimes also take landscape photos and occasionally do some macro photography. The D700 offers excellent high ISO performance. It has an incredible LCD screen and a rich feature set with a lot of customization. Its view finder is so much better compared to my old D70. I especially like the AF fine tune for individual lens. I can go on and on, but most of all, it delivers beautiful pictures whether you shoot RAW or JPEG.

[3 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
Worth the Long Wait
By nikonjohnnyVerified Purchaser from Indianapolis, IN on 8/11/2008
Pros:
Dynamic Range, Easy to Use, Excellent in Low Light, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Battery Life, Good sized screen, Great Resolution, Nice Features and Settings, Rugged, Sexy
Best Uses:
Candids, Home, Office, Outdoors, Portraits, Sports/Action, Travel, Weddings/Events
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon D700 FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

I have finally found the camera that satisfies my every need. This is a versatile machine - great for low light, and can shoot up to 8 FPS with the vertical grip. The dynamic range is simply incredible... it captures the most subtle of shadow details. It captures the human element like never before.

[1 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
D700 :Lives Up To Claims
By WD-45Verified Purchaser from Avon Lake, OH on 8/11/2008
Pros:
Easy to Use, Excellent in Low Light, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Battery Life, Good sized screen, Great Resolution, Nice Features and Settings, Rugged
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon D700 FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

I can confirm that there is very low ISO noise at 6400. Image quality is superb and a step up from the D200 and D300 I perviously shot with. Captured some nice night shots with the Nikon 50mm f/1.4. The D700 is a great step forward in digital photography technology and should be able to stay current for years to come.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Stunning Camera
By Scott enjoys Nikon equipmentVerified Purchaser from Washington, DC on 8/10/2008
Pros:
Excellent in Low Light, Fast Focusing, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Battery Life, Good sized screen, Great colors, Great Resolution, Nice Features and Settings, Rugged, Semi-weatherproof
Cons:
Focus options complicated
Best Uses:
Home, Office, Outdoors, Portraits, Sports/Action, Travel, Weddings/Events
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon D700 FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

This camera performs. The large range of options allow you to do exactly what you need to do to get the job done. The camera itself is hefty but not too heavy. Having the same size format of the D300 but the sensor of the D3 this camera is wonderful to work with without needing extremely large bags to haul it around in. Having previously used the D40, D50, D80, and D200, I must say that this camera blows them all away. Not to mention the fact that the FX format is priceless to be shooting full-frame on digital again.

[0 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Awesome
By tamilliaVerified Purchaser from colorado springs, co on 8/10/2008
Pros:
Easy to Use, Excellent in Low Light, Fast Shutter Speed, Good sized screen, Great Resolution
Best Uses:
Weddings/Events
Describe Yourself:
Professional
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon D700 FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

Excellent low light shooting. Love the screen size. I am so spoiled now.

[1 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
The dream comes true
By RNVVerified Purchaser from Pasadena, Texas on 8/10/2008
Pros:
Easy to Use, Excellent in Low Light, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Battery Life, Good sized screen, Great Resolution, Nice Features and Settings, Rugged
Cons:
Heavy
Best Uses:
Home, Night photography, Office, Outdoors, Portraits, Sports/Action, Travel, Weddings/Events
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon D700 FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

I used to dream of getting clean, sharp images at 3200 ISO and above. With the D700, the dream comes true. Same breakthrough sensor as D3 in a smaller body, but with a built-in flash to trigger Speedlights and thus use Nikon's phenomenal Creative Lighting System, the nice bright viewfinder and huge playback screen, eye-popping photos, plus many other highly-acclaimed pro-level features. What's not to like? Works great with either DX or FX lenses. You pick it up, take great pix in any lighting condition and you don't want to ever stop.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Finally..digital/full frame/affordable
By The Great KahunaVerified Purchaser from Pittsburgh, PA on 8/10/2008
Pros:
Excellent in Low Light, Good Battery Life, Great Resolution, Rugged
Cons:
Heavy, Overly Complex Menus
Best Uses:
Outdoors, Portraits, Travel, Weddings/Events
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon D700 FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

Ever since digital came along I have longed to have a full frame camera to use my good lenses on. Most of the image quality comes from the glass after all. I was thrilled when the D3 came out, but it's a bit too heavy/large/pricey for me. The D700 is a tad heavy for all day vacation carry, but I can live with it. Now my fantasy is a full frame D40 sized body for all day carry!!!!!

[1 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
Best camera I ever owned.
By RecluseVerified Purchaser from Las Vegas, NV on 8/9/2008
Pros:
Excellent in Low Light, Fast Shutter Speed, Nice Features and Settings, Rugged
Best Uses:
Outdoors, Portraits, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon D700 FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

I have been waiting for this camera forever. When I got it, it was everything I had hoped for and more.
Great for FF landscape photography with wideangle. Great for low light. Usable ISO of 6400+

[0 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Excellent Camera
By VictorVerified Purchaser from Rome, Georgia on 8/9/2008
Pros:
Easy to Use, Excellent in Low Light, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Battery Life, Good sized screen, Great Resolution, Nice Features and Settings, Rugged
Cons:
None
Best Uses:
Outdoors, Portraits, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon D700 FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

Excellent camera; low light capability is outstanding.

[0 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
The Nikon I've been waiting for !!!!!!!!
By hvyhtrVerified Purchaser from Michigan on 8/9/2008
Pros:
Easy to Use, Excellent in Low Light, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Battery Life, Good sized screen, Great Resolution, Nice Features and Settings, Rugged
Best Uses:
Anything
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon D700 FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

This is the D3 in disguise. Almost all the same features wih the FULL FX 24x36 CMOS sensor. D-lighting corrections, edit in camera, personal menus, FX and DX image formats, auto-DX lens detection, superior screen, info button, multiple assignable quick action buttons. OUTSTANDING ! ! ! Thank you Nikon......

[0 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
great camera
By mydogchuckVerified Purchaser from colorado on 8/8/2008
Pros:
Bang for the Buck, Easy to Use, Excellent in Low Light, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Battery Life, Good sized screen, Great Resolution, Nice Features and Settings, Rugged
Best Uses:
Outdoors, Photojournalism, Sports/Action, Theatre, Travel, Weddings/Events
Describe Yourself:
Professional
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon D700 FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

Solid build,perfect all-around full frame camera!

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Best Camera I have ever owned
By AndyVerified Purchaser from Raleigh NC on 8/8/2008
Pros:
Excellent in Low Light, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Battery Life, Good sized screen, Great Resolution, Nice Features and Settings, Rugged
Cons:
Complicated Controls
Best Uses:
Home, Office, Outdoors, Portraits, Sports/Action, Weddings/Events
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon D700 FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

Nikon did it again. This is the 3rd Nikon DSLR I own (Also own a D100 and D200). The D700 is a big improvement over the D200. I do a lot of low light photography and the high ISO with extremely low noise is great. When I first read the reviews, I thought that I would be using Liveview a lot, but I find it difficult to use, at least when I am not using a tripod. I may change my mind when I try it on studio situation. As far as controls, I need to get used to the new way of zooming on pictures being displayed and the location of the view mode button. I can see that I am going to have problems when I switch back and forth between the D200 and the D700 (I sometimes have both cameras, with two different lenses in use at the same time)

[3 of 4 customers found this review helpful]

 
Long awaited full frame Nikon DSLR
By RonnieVerified Purchaser from San Jose, CA on 8/7/2008
Pros:
Excellent in Low Light, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Battery Life, Good sized screen, Great Resolution, Nice Features and Settings, Rugged
Cons:
Complicated Controls
Best Uses:
Portraits, Sports/Action, Travel, Weddings/Events
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon D700 FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

If I was given the task to design a camera, it will be the D700. Well, close to it. It was what I was dreaming of since the digital camera revolution. The amount of customization is amazing. You are in control. I was not happy with the initial pictures that came out when everything is set to default. It requires a lots of tweaking, testing, and tweaking and testing again until you achieve the optimum image without too much effort post-processing.

I am sure you will hear user reviews that the image quality is not as good as this and that. Colors are too yellow, skin tones are far off, or images are not sharp. I can tell you, this is due to the user. You are in full control and in full command what you want it to do. It begs to be customized out of the box.

I gave it only 4 stars because there are minor quirks. There is banding at very high ISO. There could be situations where it can ruin important moments. You can say the image is underexposed and this is beyond the capability of the equipment, but it does not exist in other cameras - D300 for example. Another area that can be improved further is the viewfinder coverage of only 95%. It is not critical but it is something that is nice to have. Other than that, it is a wonderful camera that I will use for long time to come.

[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
How about the Nikon D700...
By JoopVerified Purchaser from Felton, CA on 8/7/2008
Pros:
Easy to Use, Excellent in Low Light, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Battery Life, Good sized screen, Great Resolution, Nice Features and Settings
Best Uses:
Home, Outdoors, Portraits, Sports/Action, Travel, Weddings/Events
Describe Yourself:
Professional
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon D700 FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

I shoot weddings pretty much every weekend. I also do more artistic edgy photography. I love the Nikon D700 for both. It handles extremely well and gives excellent images at high ISO. The noise looks a lot more like the grain in film compared to the DX format cameras.

[1 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
Best Camera for the Money...
By Acolo63Verified Purchaser from Santa Cruz, CA on 8/7/2008
Pros:
Excellent in Low Light, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Battery Life, Good sized screen, Great Resolution, Nice Features and Settings, Rugged
Best Uses:
Home, Outdoors, Portraits, Sports/Action, Travel, Weddings/Events
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon D700 FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

This is by far the best camera I've owned...and I've owned a lot of them from Canon 5D to Nikon D300. Features, ease of use, and picture quality can't be beat!

[6 of 7 customers found this review helpful]

 
Full-Frame Fun in Low Light
By djwerdnaVerified Reviewer from Bronx, NY on 7/31/2008
Pros:
Excellent in Low Light, Nice Features and Settings, Sensor Cleaner
Cons:
EXPENSIVE
Best Uses:
Home, Portraits, Travel, Weddings/Events
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon D700 FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

As a photographer who almost always shoots in ambient light, this camera has been a dream come true. I photograph food as it is seen in the ambient light of the restaurant, candid shots of people involving food, and the action in the kitchen. I also do a lot shooting of indoor areas like shops, cafes, musical and theatrical performances where the key is to not be intrusive (ie, no flash and no tripod).

The D700 was a great option because it is smaller than its full-frame predecessor the D3. I did not need the speed or weight of the D3. The D700's smaller body allows me to carry it around easily and not intimidate the non-photographers around me we simply see it as a regular camera.

In low light and high ISOs, I am able to maintain a fast shutter speed and am able to retain proper color tones.

Additionally, the D700 produces extraordinarily accurate and saturated colors, particularly for skin.

The downside of this camera is its price. Canon has had a full-frame camera in a similarly sized body for some time now. That camera is significantly cheaper. It's not the same product, but one can't help but feel it might be a better deal.

This camera, because of the full-frame, is an exciting jump for any photographer who has been using the smaller crop sensors on Nikons. What I thought was unshootable before, is now within the realm of capture.

[2 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
Recently empowered!
By HarlequymVerified Reviewer from Hollywood, FL on 7/28/2008
Pros:
Easy to Use, Excellent in Low Light, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Battery Life, Good sized screen, Great Resolution, Nice Features and Settings, Rugged
Best Uses:
Home, Outdoors, Portraits, Sports/Action, Weddings/Events
Describe Yourself:
Professional
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon D700 FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

Consumer friendly, awesome interface, one more star to become a D3

[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great image quality!
By Luis BalbinotVerified Reviewer from Porto Alegre, Brazil on 7/25/2008
Pros:
Easy to Use, Excellent in Low Light, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Battery Life, Good sized screen, Great Resolution, Nice Features and Settings, Rugged
Best Uses:
Outdoors, Sports/Action, Travel, Weddings/Events
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon D700 FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

This is a great camera! I traded my Nikon D200 for the D700 and I am totally satisfied with the change. I'm a landscape shooter, so a rugged body is very important for outdoors where there can be sand, wind, rain, etc. As a fullframe camera I can finally use my Nikkor 14-24 to the maximum angle of view! Image noise is nowehere to be seen even at ISO 1600. The viewfinder is perfect, very bright and big, not even comparable to my old D200. The LCD is crisp clear with very good image resolution. The only thing regret is that it's only 12 Mpixels, but that's ok!

[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
Amazing Results
By AndreStaff Reviewer from Irvine, CA on 7/25/2008
Pros:
Easy to Use, Excellent in Low Light, Fast Shutter Speed, Full image sensor, Good Battery Life, Good sized screen, Great Resolution, Nice Features and Settings, Rugged
Best Uses:
Home, Office, Outdoors, Portraits, Sports/Action, Travel, Weddings/Events
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon D700 FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

I had the opportunity to test the Nikon D700 for a week before introduction. (Just started shipping 7/25). Nikon has really outdone themselves on this top-end DSLR. Certainly a camera suitable for the experienced professional and serious amateur. Great resolution, speed and ergonomics.

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