Conclusion: The Nikon D700 is a full-frame sensor based DSLR camera that comes in the physical body size of the APS-C Nikon D300, I think that's quite an achievement to be able to fit in that big of a sensor inside something that isn't too far off from the D300. I was thrilled with the D300 when I reviewed it because it basically maxed out what is possible with such a sized sensor, even though incremental improvements have already been made to make the D300 better.
Excerpt: 12.1 megapixels, full frame image sensor, up-to 8 frames per second, 51-point autofocus, auto-cleaning sensor, GPS support, HDMI port, 3 inch super-density LCD display, live-view shooting, 3D color matrix metering, scene recognition system, three-phase active d-lighting, and an ISO setting up-to 25,600 (damn).
Excerpt: I got my Nikon D700 just in time for a trip to Norway with my band. I know it’s going to be a lot to lug around in comparison to my hip-hugging Fuji f100fd, but that’s the price you pay for wanting superior images.
Excerpt: Canonites have been clamoring for a followup to the full-frame EOS 5D for nearly a year now and there have been heavy rumors of its imminent arrival dating back to October 2007. However, while we're still waiting on a 5D Mark II, Nikon has stepped up to the plate with the new FX format (aka full frame) D700.
Excerpt: So what exactly is Nikon's new D700? A D300 on steroids? A D3 Lite? The fact is, this new DSLR ($3,000, body only; $3,600 with 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6G ED-IF VR lens) is both. After weeks of shooting in the field and the full battery of tests in the Pop Photo Lab, we see it as an amazing combination of the two cameras. And by combination, we don't mean compromise.
Conclusion: After the introduction of the D3, most of the speculations were that Nikon’s second FX-format DSLR would be a high-pixel-count camera in the 20+MP range to compete against Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III , ( compare prices ) ( review ). Another school of thought was that Nikon would introduce a prosumer camera with a much reduced set of features. The D700 turns out to be neither one of those. It is merely a slightly reduced D3 while retaining most of the important features.
Conclusion: The D700 remains one of the more versatile DSLR’s on the market and, with it outstanding high ISO shooting ability, delivers great image quality across a range of lighting conditions. With a peak shooting speed of 8fps, it’s a perfect match for photographer with the passion for sports and wildlife.
Summary: Nikon has played a smart card with the D700, where professional credentials meet affordability. 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 situations and the flexibility of its images under post-processing. The small issues the camera does have - such as occasional banding at high sensitivities - pale in comparison to its plusses.
Conclusion: Nikon D700 digital SLR camera At the time I called the D300 a smaller version of the D3, but the Nikon D700 s really worthy of that name. This is an honor indeed because the professional Nikon D3 is a fabulous DSLR camera. In any case, until the D3x was introduced, it was Canon's top model ever. The Nikon D700 easily fits in this line of superb DSLR cameras. I wasn't able to find a lot of disadvantages of this camera, it's like looking for a needle in a haystack.