Excerpt: Pros : - EVERYTHING except for the cam jpg engine. Usable iso 4500-6400 (and sometimes 8000!) were a REAL revolution. Cons : - Disappointing cam jpgs : sky banding (a real problem...), clipping (red channel and some whites). I switched from raw+jpg (first 1-2 years) to raw only... - Bulky and heavy with the 28-300 and the SB-800. Conclusion : Great... what else?
Excerpt: I am a trader! I switched to the "dark side" from Canon to Nikon. The Nikon D700 is supurb in more ways than one. Nikon has wonderful straight out of camera color, richer, warmer color than that of other SLR brands. The Nikon D700 has a full frame sensor and a great layout. The buttons are very user friendly, easy to reach, easy to remember and the camera has an overall nice solid feel! The D700 also has a quick and very smooth focusing system, I am very impressed.
Excerpt: Nikon D700 digital camera makes pictures that are crisp and bright. I love my camera and being able to have pictures of my famly and friends that really look like them. There is nothing worse than taking pictures of people and having them turn out looking horrible. With this camera you have no worries of that happening. Try it you will love it. Reviewer received a sample of this product.
Excerpt: Nikon's D700 is their smallest and least-expensive full-frame digital camera, but it's still going to set you back a few thousand dollars. What does all that buy you? A professional-level, full-featured camera that has some of the best high ISO performance available. Unquestionable, the main advantage of a full-frame FX camera over the 1.5X crop DX cameras is the low-light performance.
Excerpt: Purchased this as a move to Nikon because I just hated the current Sony SLT stuff. I was looking at a camera dedicated for low light work, and that is full frame. So as a move to Nikon I was looking for Nikon Kit. I had tested a D700 a couple years ago and loved its capabilities, but with the D800 rumours waited to see.
Excerpt: I bought this camera to replace my D300 and I have found it a superb camera to use, it has never let me down, always produces excellent pics and is simply a joy to use, far superior to any Canon I've seen and at better prices.
I ordered the D800, but the D700 will stay on Duty for file size and ISO.
31 March 2012
Summary: This is a great all around camera that work in many situations. If you are an event, wedding, portrait or family life photographer, this will serve you very well. Do not get too caught up in the MP race unless you plan to print larger than 11x14 or you have to crop a lot because you did not get the composition you wanted. I have used it at high ISO for night life and concert photography. Works great for low light at parties and the files are manageable.
Excerpt: I own my D700 for about 3 years. When I was about to buy it I had the choice to buy a 5D MKII. I decided to choose the D700 beacuse I wanted the best quality in low light. After 3 years I can tell this is still one of the best cameras fo low light. I can't say the same about my professional video camera JVC HD Pro 201 which is already surpassed in quality by some entry-level consumer cameras. I read some people arguing about the D700 having an onboard flash.
"professional" camera at a reasonable price given what else is out there
Mehran Farahmand, Amazon
25 September 2010
Summary: D700 is a serious camera. It is frankly too much camera for most people but if you want less camera, you may need to forego the full frame capability, and also deal with a half or all plastic body camera. I assume you do not want to (and should not) compromise and get less than a full framed sensor. I also assume you do not care about having a camera which does video, and make nice espressos as well. At this price point (low two thousand) D700 is a great camera..
Pros: The ergonomics and focusing system on this camera is amazing. It feels good to use and the it focuses on the subject in the darkest and most difficult moments. The pictures are excellent and the ISO noise is minimal at 1600.
Cons: It tends to shoot a little on the warm side so I have to cool them down in post processing. I'm not a big fan of that. Also, the door to the CF card chamber easily slides open. I wish it was more secure.