Nikon D700 Digital SLR Camera Body

by Nikon
Nikon D700 Digital SLR Camera Body
The Nikon D700 is a professional grade full-frame DSLR camera. It uses the same 12.1 megapixel FX CMOS image sensor as the Nikon D3.

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Large image sensor, developed by Nikon; 12.1 effective megapixels
Wide sensitivity range
High-speed performance
EXPEED image processing
Scene Recognition System
Picture Control System
Active D-Lighting
AF system with high-density 51-point AF
Choose from two Live View modes
DX cropping mode
High-definition, 3-inch VGA, TFT LCD monitor with wide viewing angle
Viewfinder provides 95% frame coverage, 0.72x magnification in FX format
Image Sensor Cleaning
Built-in flash with wireless commander function
Engineered durability
Fine tuning for AF
Improved Function button feature
HDMI output (High-Definition TV) supported
Info display
My Menu
Electronic Virtual Horizon
ViewNX/Nikon Transfer image-management software included in Software Suite CD-ROM


Type : Single-lens reflex digital camera
Lens Mount : Nikon F bayonet mount with AF coupling and AF contacts
Picture Angle : Equivalent to angle produced by lens focal length (1.5 times when DX format is selected)
Effective Pixels : 12.1 million
Image Sensor : CMOS sensor, 36.0 x 23.9 mm; Nikon FX format
Total Pixels : 12.87 million

Dust-Reduction System : Image sensor self-cleaning function, Image Dust Off reference data acquisition (Capture NX 2 required)

Image size (pixels) :
- FX format (36 x 24): 4,256 x 2,832 [L], 3,184 x 2,120 [M], 2,128 x 1,416 [S]
- DX format (24 x 16): 2,784 x 1,848 [L], 2,080 x 1,384 [M], 1,392 x 920 [S]

File Format :
NEF (RAW): 12 or 14 bit, lossless compressed, compressed, or uncompressed
JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx. 1:4), normal (approx. 1:8), or basic (approx. 1:16) compression ([Size priority]); [Optimal quality] compression available
NEF (RAW) + JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats

Picture Control System : Four setting options: Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome; each option can be adjusted
Storage Media : CompactFlash (Type I, compliant with UDMA)
File System : Compliant with DCF 2.0, DPOF, Exif 2.21, Pictbridge
Viewfinder : SLR-type with fixed eye-level pentaprism
Diopter Adjustment : -3 to +1 m-1
Eyepoint : 18 mm (-1.0 m-1)
Focusing Screen : Type B BriteView Clear Matte VI screen with superimposed AF points and framing grid lines
Frame Coverage : Approx. 95% (vertical/horizontal)
Magnification : Approx. 0.72x (50mm f/1.4 lens at infinity; -1.0 m-1)
Reflex Mirror : Quick-return type
Depth-of-field Preview : When CPU lens is attached, lens aperture can be stopped down to value selected by user (A and M modes) or value selected by camera (P and S modes)
Lens Aperture : Instant-return type, with depth-of-field preview button

Compatible Lenses :
DX AF Nikkor: All functions supported
Type G or D AF Nikkor: All functions supported (PC Micro-Nikkor does not support some functions). IX Nikkor lenses not supported.
Other AF Nikkor: All functions supported except 3D Color Matrix Metering II. Lenses for F3AF not supported.
AI-P Nikkor: All functions supported except autofocus and 3D Color Matrix Metering II
Non-CPU AI Nikkor: Can be used in exposure modes A and M; electronic rangefinder can be used if maximum aperture is f/5.6 or faster; Color Matrix Metering and aperture value display supported if user provides lens data

Shutter Type : Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter
Shutter Speed : 1/8,000 to 30 s in steps of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV, Bulb, X250
Flash Sync Speed : X = 1/250 s; synchronizes with shutter at 1/320 s or slower (flash range drops at speeds between 1/250 and 1/320 s)

Release Modes :
1) Single-frame [S] mode
2) Continuous Low-speed [CL] mode
3) Continuous High-speed [CH] mode
4) Live View [LV] mode
5) Self-timer [mark] mode
6) Mirror-up [Mup] mode

Continuous Shooting Speed : With Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL3e: 1-5 frames per second in [CL] mode, 5 fps in [CH] mode
With Multi-Power Battery Pack MB-D10 with batteries other than Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL3e or AC Adapter EH-5a/EH-5: 1-7 frames per second in [CL] mode, 8 fps in [CH] mode
Self-timer : Electronically controlled timer with duration of 2, 5, 10 or 20 s
Metering : TTL full-aperture exposure metering using 1,005-pixel RGB sensor

Metering System :
1) 3D Color Matrix Metering II (type G and D lenses); Color Matrix Metering II (other CPU lenses); Color Matrix Metering (non-CPU lenses if user provides lens data)
2) Center-Weighted: Weight of 75% given to 8-, 12-, 15- or 20-mm circle in center of frame, or weighting based on average of entire frame
3) Spot: Meters 4-mm circle (about 1.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point (on center focus point when non-CPU lens is used)

Metering Range :
1) 0 to 20 EV (Matrix or Center-Weighted Metering)
2) 2 to 20 EV (Spot Metering) (ISO 100 equivalent, f/1.4 lens, at 20oC/68oF)

Exposure Meter Coupling : Combined CPU and AI

Exposure Modes :
1) Programmed Auto (P) with flexible program
2) Shutter-Priority Auto (S)
3) Aperture-Priority Auto (A)
4) Manual (M)

Exposure Compensation : +/-5 EV in increments of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV
Exposure Lock : Exposure locked at detected value with AE-L/AF-L button
Exposure Bracketing : Exposure and/or flash bracketing (2 to 9 exposures in increments of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 or 1 EV)

Sensitivity : ISO 200 to 6400 in steps of 1/3, 1/2, or 1 EV; can be set to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, or 1 (ISO 100 equivalent) EV below ISO 200, or to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, 1 (ISO 12800 equivalent), or 2 (ISO 25600 equivalent) EV over ISO 6400

Active D-Lighting : Can be selected from [Auto], [High], [Normal], or [Low]
Autofocus : TTL phase-detection AF, 51 focus points (15 cross-sensors) by Nikon Multi-CAM 3500FX autofocus module; Detection: -1 to +19 EV (ISO 100 at 20oC/68oF); AF fine tuning possible; AF-assist illuminator (range approx. 0.5-3 m/1.6-9.8 ft.)

Lens Servo :
1) Autofocus: Single-servo AF (S); Continuous-servo AF (C); Focus Tracking automatically activated according to subject status
2) Manual focus (M) with electronic rangefinder
Focus Point Single AF point can be selected from 51 or 11 focus points
AF-Area Mode 1) Single-point AF
2) Dynamic-area AF [number of AF points: 9, 21, 51, 51 (3D-Tracking)]
3) Auto-area AF

Built-in Flash : Manual pop-up type; guide number of 17/56 (ISO 200, m/ft., 20oC/68oF) or 12/39 (ISO 100, m/ft., 20oC/68oF)

Flash Control :
1) TTL flash control with 1,005-pixel RGB sensor; i-TTL balanced fill-flash and standard i-TTL fill-flash available with SB-900, 800, 600 or 400
2) Auto aperture (AA): Available with SB-900, 800 and CPU lens
3) Non-TTL auto (A): Available with SB-900, 800, 28, 27 or 22s
4) Distance-priority manual (GN): Available with SB-900, 800

Flash Sync Modes :
1) Front-curtain sync (normal)
2) Slow sync
3) Rear-curtain sync
4) Red-eye reduction
5) Red-eye reduction with slow sync

Flash Compensation : -3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV
Flash-ready Indicator : Lights when Speedlight such as SB-900, SB-800, SB-600, SB-400, SB-80DX, SB-28DX, or SB-50DX is fully charged; blinks after flash is fired at full output
Accessory Shoe : Standard ISO 518 hot-shoe contact with safety lock
Sync Terminal : ISO 519 standard terminal
Nikon Creative Lighting System : With Speedlights such as SB-900, SB-800, SB-600, SB-R200, or SU-800 (commander only), supports Advanced Wireless Lighting, Auto FP High-Speed Sync, Flash Color Information Communication, modeling flash and FV lock; built-in flash can be used as a commander

White Balance :
Auto (TTL white balance with main image sensor and 1,005-pixel RGB sensor);
Seven manual modes can be preset with fine-tuning; color temperature setting; white balance bracketing: 2 to 9 exposures in increments of 1, 2 or 3

Live View Modes : Hand-held mode: TTL phase-detection AF with 51 focus areas (15 cross-type sensors) Tripod mode: Contrast-detect AF on a desired point within a specific area
LCD Monitor : 3-in., approx. 920,000-dot (VGA), 170-degree wide-viewing-angle, 100% frame coverage, low-temperature polysilicon TFT LCD with brightness adjustment
Playback Function : Full-frame and thumbnail (4 or 9 images) playback with playback zoom, slide show, histogram display, highlight display, auto image rotation, and image comment (up to 36 characters)
USB : Hi-Speed USB
Video Output : NTSC or PAL; simultaneous playback from both the video output and on the LCD monitor available
HDMI : Output Supports HDMI version 1.3a; Type C mini connector is provided; simultaneous playback from both the HDMI output terminal and on the LCD monitor not available

Ten-pin Terminal :
1) GPS: NMEA 0183 (Ver. 2.01 and 3.01) interface standard supported with 9-pin D-sub cable and GPS Cable MC-35 (optional)
2) Remote control: via Ten-pin terminal
Supported Languages Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish

Battery : One Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL3e

Battery Pack : Multi-Power Battery Pack MB-D10 (optional) with one Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL4a/EN-EL4 (battery chamber cover BL-3 required) or EN-EL3e, or eight R6/AA-size alkaline (LR6), Ni-MH (HR6), lithium (FR6) batteries, or nickel-manganese (ZR6) batteries

AC Adapter : AC Adapter EH-5a/EH-5 (optional)

Tripod Socket : 1/4 in. (ISO 1222)
Temperature : 0-40oC/32-104oF
Humidity : Under 85% (no condensation)
Dimensions (W x H x D) : Approx. 147 x 123 x 77 mm/5.8 x 4.8 x 3.0 in.
Weight : Approx. 995 g/2.19 lb. without battery, memory card, body cap or LCD monitor cover

In the Box

Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL3e
Quick Charger MH-18a
USB Cable UC-E4
Video Cable EG-D100
Camera Strap AN-D700
Body Cap BF-1A
Accessory Shoe Cover BS-1
LCD Monitor Cover BM-9
Software Suite CD-ROM

Supplied accessories may differ depending on country or area


Reviewed by 1 Customers
Rating: 5.0
Top Notch
Rating: 5.0
By from Slovenija on
What can I say that hasn't been said? One of the best fullframe cameras for everybody excep professionals (they would use D3s or larger format). I've tested quite a few Canons but none of them was so easy to use or so customisable then D700. Since it's sensor is not so packed with pixels it delivers great ISO performance and dynamic range. Camera is fast, very tough and works with virtually all Nikon lens. It really pays when you dedicate time to set it exactly to your needs since it offers a lot of options plus it has one of the best 51point autofocus mechanism; Canon put only and old 19 point one in it's 5D mark 2. The only thing D700 lacks is video, but no DSLR has produced a sufficient video system yet and if you don't need it - D700 is the way to go.

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