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: 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.
Excerpt: I love this camera, Ive been using it for years now and finally got my own instead of stealing my business partners on the job when I wanted a wider angle or sharper image. I can shoot with a 2000 iso and see almost no noise, perfect for my profession as a pro wedding photographer. It really comes in handy when the b+g turn off all the lights to set the mood...hate that!There is really no negative to this camera and the price is right!
Pros: Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Higher dynamic range, Low Noise At High ISO
"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..