Saturday, 8 December 2012

Nikon D700 12.1MP FX-Format CMOS Digital SLR Camera with 3.0-Inch LCD (Body Only) Review

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.

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.

Love it, no regrets buying an "old" camera
I had the option of buying a D600 and a D700 and I decided to get the D700 regardless of its age. Truth be told, this camera seemed to be ahead of its time as it still outperforms and keeps up with a lot of nikon bodies today. Why did I not buy the D600? For one the oil/dust sensor issue was a large red flag for me. I can't imagine paying over $2000 for something that has a defect. Secondly, it still did not have some of the professional features of the D700 (1/8000 sec shutter speed for instance). It also feels a lot more sturdier than the D600.

I upgraded from a nikon D5000 so I was instantly blown away by the performance of this camera. The high ISO performance and fast AF speed was what I needed in a camera, and the D700 provided that plus more. It was really the best full frame option for me at the time and probably will be for the next 2 years or so. Maybe once Nikon acknowledges the D600 sensor problem then I'll look to getting one when the price starts to drop, other than that I'm completely happy with my 4 year old camera. I also got it for a steal compared to the price of the 600; I'll use that money towards some new glass :)

Of course the only drawback with this camera is no video capabilities...but I didn't buy it for video so it doesn't matter. I also never really used the video on my D5000.

If you're wanting to upgrade from the DX format at the moment, I think the D700 makes a solid choice with a ton of features!

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