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Nikon D700

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A multi award winning and fully featured 12.1 megapixel digital camera
SLR 12.1MP CMOS Black Jun 2010
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Nikon D700 Review

With excellent reviews but mediocre features, we have ranked the Nikon D700 number 405 across all digital cameras.
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44 Reviews + 12 Awards
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Good Features
Overall Score
41
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 42?

It has excellent expert reviews with an average expert rating of 92%, based on 44 reviews.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
Customers report good picture quality.
This Nikon digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has a built-in flash
Has a GPS (satellite)
Quite low megapixel
Very heavy

Nikon D700 Video Reviews


Nikon D700 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

12 Industry Awards

This Nikon camera has received 12 awards from expert review sites.

The authors at review sites Lydogbilde.no, PhotographyBlog.com, Camera Labs and Ephotozine all strongly endorse this camera and have given it their "Highly Recommended" award.

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

Two other expert review sites both thought that this camera was very good. This Nikon digital camera received an "Editor's Choice" award from review website Modsynergy.com who thought it was terrific and it received a "Platinum" award from review website Buy-N-Shoot.com who thought it was brilliant.

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

Excellent Expert Reviews

44 experts from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera, CNET.com and Trusted Reviews have rated this camera on average 92 out of 100. That puts this Nikon digital camera in the top 2% of all the cameras.

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Nikon Cameras Have Very Good Reviews

We checked 31,432 user and expert reviews (including 7,098 verified purchases) for Nikon cameras and found that on average Nikon has very good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Nikon has very good reviews specifically within its cameras range. 96% of those that bought a Nikon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

Two owners mentioned that it was able to produce good images.

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

Users Report it is a Good Size

Two owners who bought the product agreed that it was compact.

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

Features

Quite Low Megapixel

The Nikon D700 has a fairly low megapixel (only 12.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras. The megapixels of cameras range from 0.3MP to 80MP.

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Very Heavy

When compared to other cameras, the weight of the Nikon D700 of 995 grams is one of the heaviest. Across all the cameras the weights range from 1g to 1.5kg.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Nikon D700 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other cameras.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Nikon D700 has a pretty typical display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other digital cameras.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

GPS (satellite)

The Nikon D700 has a GPS (satellite), which is unusual. Most of the other cameras do not have a GPS (satellite).

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1,000 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The Nikon D700 is a camera that takes 1,000 shot battery life (CIPA standard). Most of the other cameras take between 100 and 4,699 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Supports Live View

The Nikon D700 supports live view. Most of the other digital cameras also support live view.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The Nikon D700 has a tripod mountable, as do most of the other cameras.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

The Nikon D700 does not support video capability. Most of the other cameras do support video capability.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Nikon D700 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other cameras.

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Quite Large Closest Focusing Distance

At 0.5 meters, the Nikon D700 has a fairly large closest focusing distance compared to most of the other digital cameras. Cameras have closest focusing distances of between 0.001m and 5m.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Nikon D700 has an HDMI port, as do most of the other digital cameras.

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Age

Released Over Seven Years Ago

This camera was released in June 2010.


Product Identifiers

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

Frequently Asked Questions About the Nikon D700

15 more awards
899 more battery life (CIPA standard)
12.2MP higher megapixel
Moderately Lower expert review Score
12 more awards
51% higher megapixel
A lot lighter
Lower display resolution (numeric)
949 more battery life (CIPA standard)
12.61MP higher megapixel
48% lighter
Significantly lower display resolution (numeric)
Higher megapixel
A lot smaller closest focusing distance
235g lighter
Five less awards

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