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...
"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.
Summary: I've taken to using this camera more and more over the D300, even though I miss the lesser cameras 1.5 crop. Image quality from the D700 is better in most every way - especially at high ISO. This is saying a lot since the D300 is pretty darned good.
Pros: Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy To Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Great Image Quality
Summary: I labored significantly between this and the new Canon 5DMKII ( My current mainstay system/camera has been the Canon EOS-1D MK II ) I was reluctant to purchase the newer 1D MKIII due to some initial question regarding focus performance.
Pros: Bright LCD, Easy To Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Great Image Quality, Strong Construction
Summary: This is my first digital SLR after 30 years using a Nikon F2 film camera. The design is solid. The features and adjustments are amazing. The metering and auto-focus are exceptional. Image quality is excellent. The built-in flash is convenient for fill and is surprisingly powerful.
Pros: 3D Dynamic Focusing, Built In Flash Control, Full Size Sensor, Great Image Quality, Menu Layout, Strong Construction, Virtual Horizon Feature
Cons: No Seal at Memory Door, Some Buttons Awkward
Summary: Ran one ISO test up to 5000 and it performed well. Noise greatly reduced. Second shoot consisted of Xmas gathering off-the-cuff and details. Daylight and evening..it performed well. I do not run any Auto functions so can't comment on those features.
Summary: I am retired and do a lot of traveling - it is great for just about any possibility - indoors, the high ISO works wonders with very little noise, don't need a flash and it has great depth of field.
Pros: Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Strong Construction