"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
Summary: I upgraded from D200 because my lens set matches a full frame sensor camera better than the smaller DX sensor size. Changing the lenses would cost as much as the upgrade. I just returned from a trip to the Netherlands and my yield of in-focus bird-in-flight images was significantly higher than a...
Pros: Bright LCD, Dynamic Target Tracking, Full frame, High ISO Images, Small Lag Time, Strong Construction