The New Nikon D700 Features And Specification Review

Nikon D700 full frame camera is One that has a superior abilityThe picture part of the D700 is actually much the same as the D3. The primary variations (aside from being significantly smaller) are physical; there’s a different shutter (good for 150,000 exposures rather than 300,000 on the D3), different viewfinder prism and a more slowly rush amount. You reduce the back LCD details board and one of the D3’s two CF cards spots, but you do get a number of specs to melt the strike slightly most especially a self cleaning indicator and a built-in display. We’ll look a little more in-depth at the variations between the D3 and D700 in a short time.

Nikon D700
Nikon D700

The D700 connects the D3 as a fully-fledged ‘professional’ model; And the costs (around $2999) shows this; anyone looking forward to an ‘affordable’ semi-pro complete structure Nikon SLR will have to hold out until the price of manufacturing such huge receptors drops significantly.

Key Features

  • 12.1 mega-pixel full-frame indicator (8.45µm pixel pitch)
  • Image Sensor Washing (vibration) *
  • ISO 200 – 6400 (with increase up to ISO 25600 and down to ISO 100)
  • 14-bit A/D transformation, 12 route readout
  • Same ultra-fast start-up and shutter lag as D3
  • 95% protection, 0.72x zoom viewfinder *
  • Auto-focus calibration (fine-tuning), set body system or up to 20 individual lens settings
  • Scene Identification System (uses AE indicator, AF sensor)
  • Optional MB-D10 Battery power Package (same as D300), improves rush amount to 8 fps *
  • UDMA suitable individual CF card port *
  • 3.0″ 922,000 pixel LCD monitor
  • HDMI HD movie output

Nikon D700 Body ANd Design

The D700, obviously, holds a strong close relatives similarity to both the D3 and the D300 (as shown below, save for the larger prism and some minimal details it’s very similar to the D300 indeed). It has the same super strong feel as its bigger (and smaller) sibling, and the same mineral magnesium metal body system and soft rubberized holds front and back. Just like the rest of close relatives members the D700 features large control buttons on the back of you which are easier to use when dressed in safety gloves. We loved the build and performance of the D3, but often experienced it was simply too large and heavy to carry around; the D700 places all (well, most) of that power into a more convenient but similarly strong structure.

Nikon D700 Body And Design
Nikon D700 Body And Design

There are numerous rubberized gasket closes around body system joints, manages and section gates. Nikon don’t claim you to be water resistant but it’s certainly more ‘weather proof’ than the average digital SLR. Remember that you is only as climate resistant as its the most fragile link, this contains the lens install and only a few of the more recent Nikkor contacts have rubberized closes around the install ring.

Part by side

Whether you see the D700 as a ‘D3 mini’ or a complete structure D300, needless to say that actually it has a lot more in normal with the latter than with the significantly bigger and bulkier D3. There are, however a lot variations between the D300 and the new digicam (not least the truth that the D700 is 170g (0.4 lbs) heavier).

Top Management Panel

Unlike the D3, the D700 has only one place / cpanel show, which exists on the top dish (there’s no space on the rear for another). The board has a natural back again mild which can be lighted by moving the on / off change to the light place, it’s springtime packed and profits to ‘ON’, the rear mild remains on for the ‘auto meter-off’ time. You can also select to have the backlight come on with any key media.

Nikon D700 Features

Picture parameters

The D700 Picture Management configurations are very similar to the D3s and similarly extensive. Modification options provide a wide permission for improving, vividness and comparison as well as the lighting adjustment. The ‘Quick adjust’ function allows for connected adjustment of improving, vividness and comparison.

Improving adjustment

The D700 provides a complete of ten guide sharpening stages plus the conventional Nikon ‘Auto’ method. The conventional sharpening level for Standard Image Control method is three; below you can see types of Automatic and a choice of the sharpening stages. Nikon provides a variety of sharpening options which protect an extensive permission of modification.

Hue (color) adjustment

The hue modification establishing allows you to make some simple changes to the hue production of the picture, it is useful for settlement of hue changes due to certain synthetic mild, a damaging establishing creates shade appear more blue-ish, a beneficial establishing creates shade appear more yellow-ish.

Sharpness and Detail

All three RAW converters generate outcome that is cleaner and shows better per-pixel sharpness than the standard JPGs. Overall there’s little distinction in sharpness between the three RAW transformation google in comparison here. Of course all this can be over-ridden during alteration.


Again, the sharpness convenience of RAW transformation is pretty clear to see, all converters providing higher quality than JPEG directly from you. Bibble Pro and Perspective NX provide almost similar considerable quality. As we’ve seen above ACR’s standard improving is a little more simple than Perspective NX’s and Bibble’s. The production of all three converters reveals pretty considerable quantities of shade moire. ACR’s demosaicing seems to be a little bit puzzled beyond Nyquist which results in some relics.

Nikon D700 Images Quality

Quality Graph Comparison

Shots here are of our ‘version two’ resolution chart which provides for statistic of resolution up to 4000 LPH (Lines Per Image Height). A value of 20 translates to 2000 collections per picture size. For each digicam the appropriate primary lens was used. The chart is taken at a wide range of apertures and the sharpest picture chosen. Studio room light, cameras set to aperture concern (optimum aperture selected), picture factors standard. Visibility settlement set to provide roughly 80% luminance of white area.

Play-back Zoom

The D700 playback zoom capability is applied in the in an identical way as the D300 (and therefore different to the D3). You use the zoom capability key to pick zoom capability quantity (on the D3 you use the mixed zoom capability / thumbnail key with the back control dial) and can use the multi-selector to go around the amplified picture.

Nikon D700 Images Quality
Nikon D700 Images Quality


Again, the sharpness convenience of RAW transformation is pretty clear to see, all converters providing higher quality than JPEG directly from you. Bibble Pro and Perspective NX provide almost similar considerable quality. As we’ve seen above ACR’s standard improving is a little more simple than Perspective NX’s and Bibble’s. The production of all three converters reveals pretty considerable quantities of shade moire.

Nikon D700 Images Quality
Nikon D700 Images Quality

Nikon D700 Specifications

Price (body only) • US: $ 2999
• UK: £ 1999
• EU: € 2599
Body material Magnesium alloy
Sensor • 36 x 23.9 mm CMOS sensor
• FX format
• RGB Color Filter Array
• Built-in fixed low-pass filter
• 12.87 million total pixels
• 12.1 million effective pixels
• 3:2 aspect ratio
Image processor Nikon EXPEED
A/D conversion 14 bit
Image sizes
(FX format)
• 4256 x 2832 [L; 12.1 MP]
• 3184 x 2120 [M; 6.8 MP]
• 2128 x 1416 [S; 3.0 MP]
Image sizes
(DX format)
• 2784 x 1848 [L; 5.1 MP]
• 2080 x 1384 [M; 2.9 MP]
• 1392 x 920 [S; 1.3 MP]]
File formats • NEF (12-bit or 14-bit, compressed or lossless compressed RAW)
• JPEG (EXIF 2.21)
Lens mount • Nikon F mount with AF coupling and AF contacts
• No field of view crop (full-frame)
Usable lenses • DX AF Nikkor: All functions supported
• Type G or D AF Nikkor: All functions supported (PC Micro-Nikkors do not support some functions)
• Other AF Nikkor: All functions supported except 3D Color Matrix Metering II. Lenses for F3AF not supported. IX Nikkor lenses not supported.
• AI-P Nikkor: All functions supported except autofocus and 3D Color Matrix Metering II
• Non-CPU AI Nikkor: Can be used in exposure modes A and M; electronic rangefinder can be used if maximum aperture is f/5.6 or faster; Color Matrix Metering and aperture value display supported if user provides lens data
Auto Focus • 51 focus points (15 cross-type sensors)
• Multi-CAM 3500FX
• AF working range: -1 to +19 EV (ISO 100, normal temperature)
• AF fine tuning possible
• Contrast Detect in Live View (Tripod) mode
Lens Servo • Single Servo AF [S]
• Continuous Servo AF [C]
• Manual focus [M]
• Focus Tracking automatically activated by subject’s status in [S] or [C] AF
Focus Point • Single point from 51 or 11 focus points
• Liveview (Tripod mode): Contrast AF on a desired point anywhere within frame
AF Area Mode • Single point AF
• Dynamic Area AF [9 points, 21 points, 51 points, 51 points (3D-tracking)]
• Automatic-area AF
Focus Lock

Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing AE-L/AF-L button

AF assist AF-assist illuminator (range approx. 0.5-3 m/1.6-9.8 ft.)
Exposure modes • Program Auto [P] with flexible program
• Shutter-Priority Auto [S]
• Aperture-Priority Auto [A]
• Manual [M]

TTL full-aperture exposure metering using 1005-pixel RGB sensor
• 3D Color Matrix Metering II (type G and D lenses); color matrix metering II (other CPU lenses); color matrix metering (non-CPU lenses if user provides lens data; metering performed)
• Center-weighted: Weight of 75% given to 8, 15, or 20 mm dia. circle in center of frame or weighting based on average of entire frame
• Spot: Meters approx.

Metering range • 3D Color Matrix Metering: 0 to 20 EV
• Center-Weighted Metering: 0 to 20 EV
• Spot Metering: 2 to 20 EV
• At normal temperature (20°C/68°F), ISO 100 equivalent, f/1.4 lens
Meter coupling CPU and AI
Exposure lock Locked using AE-L/AF-L button
Exposure bracketing • 2 to 9 frames
• 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 or 1 EV steps
Exposure compen. • +/-5.0 EV
• 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV steps
Sensitivity • Default: ISO 200 – 6400 in 1/3, 1/2 or 1.0 EV steps
• Boost: 100 – 12800 in 1/3, 1/2 or 1.0 EV steps, HI2 = ISO 25600
Shutter • Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal plane shutter
• 30 to 1/8000 sec (1/3, 1/2 or 1.0 EV steps)
• Flash X-Sync: 1/250 sec
• Bulb
DOF Preview • Stop-down lens aperture by pressing button
• Activates modeling flash
White balance • Auto (1005-pixel CCD, image sensor)
• Presets (seven) with fine tuning
• Manual presets (five)
• Color temperature in Kelvin (2500 – 10000 K)
• White balance bracketing (2 to 9 frames in increments of 1, 2 or 3
Picture Control • Standard
• Neutral
• Vivid
• Monochrome
Image parameters • Sharpening: Auto, 10 levels
• Contrast: Auto, 6 levels, Custom tone curve
• Brightness: 3 levels
• Saturation: Auto, 7 levels
• Hue: 7 levels
Color space • sRGB
• Adobe RGB
Viewfinder • Optical-type fixed eye-level pentaprism
• Built-in diopter adjustment (-3 to +1m-1)
• Eyepoint: 18 mm (at -1.0m-1)
• Focusing screen: Type B BriteView Clear Matte VI screen
• Frame coverage 95%
• Viewfinder magnification approx 0.72x with 50 mm f/1.4 lens
Focusing screen • B-type BrightView Clear Matte IV Screen
• Superimposed focus brackets
• On-demand grid lines
LCD monitor • 3.0 ” TFT LCD
• Approx. 920,000 pixels (VGA; 640 x 480 x 3 colors)
• 170° viewing angle
100% frame coverage
• Brightness adjustment
LCD Liveview • Handheld mode: TLL phase-detect AF with 51 focus areas (15 cross-type sensors)
• Tripod mode: focal-plane contrast AF on a desired point within a specific area
Shooting modes • Single frame
• Continuous Low [CL]: 1 – 5 fps (1 – 7 fps with Battery Grip)
• Continuous High [CH]: 5 fps (8 fps with Battery Grip)
• Liveview [LV]
• Self-Timer (programmable)
• Mirror-up mode
Self-timer • 2 to 20 sec custom
Flash • Manual pop-up type
• Guide number of 17/56 (ISO 200, m/ft.) or 12/39 (ISO 100, m/ft.)
Flash control • TTL flash control with 1,005-pixel RGB sensor; i-TTL balanced fill-flash and standard i-TTL fill-flash available with SB-900, 800, 600 or 400
• Auto aperture (AA): Available with SB-900, 800 and CPU lens
• Non-TTL auto (A): Available with SB-900, 800, 28, 27 or 22s
• Distance-priority manual (GN): Available with SB-900, 800
Flash Sync Mode • Front-curtain Sync (normal)
• Red-Eye Reduction
• Red-Eye Reduction with Slow Sync
• Slow Sync
• Rear-curtain Sync
Flash Accessory Shoe ISO 518 standard-type hot shoe contact; Safety lock mechanism provided
Flash Sync Terminal ISO 519 standard terminal, lock screw provided
Flash compensation • -3 to +1 EV
• 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV steps
Creative Lighting System

built-in flash can be used as a commander

Orientation sensor Tags images with camera orientation
Playback mode • Full frame
• Thumbnail (4 or 9 images)
• Zoom
• Slideshow
• RGB histogram
• Shooting data
• Highlight point
• Auto image rotation
• image comment (up to 36 characters)

• Chinese (Simplified and Traditional)
• Dutch
• English
• Finnish
• French
• German
• Italian
• Japanese
• Korean
• Polish
• Portuguese
• Russian
• Spanish
• Swedish

Connectivity • USB 2.0 (Hi-Speed) Mini-B connector
• HDMI video out (version 1.3a, Type C mini connector provided)
• Remote control 10-pin terminal
• PC Sync flash terminal
10-pin terminal

• GPS: NMEA 0183 (Ver. 2.01 and 3.01) interface standard supported with 9-pin D-sub cable and GPS Cable MC-35 (optional)
• Remote control: via 10-pin terminal

Storage • Compact Flash (Type I only)
• UDMA supported
• 36 characters of text can be input and stored in EXIF header
Power • Lithium-Ion EN-EL3e
• Included dual battery charger MH-18a
• Optional AC adapter EH-5a/EH-5
• Optional Battery Pack MB-D10
Dimensions Approx. 147 x 123 x 77 mm/5.8 x 4.8 x 3.0 in.
Weight (no batt) Approx. 995 g/2.19 lb.
Operating environment

Temperature: 0 – 40 °C / 32 – 104 °F, Humidity: under 85% (no condensation)

Box contents Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL3e, Quick Charger MH-18a, USB Cable UC-E4, Video Cable EG-D100, Camera Strap AN-D700, Body Cap BF-1A, Accessory Shoe Cover BS-1, LCD Monitor Cover BM-9, Software Suite CD-ROM (Supplied accessories may differ depending on country or area)
Optional accessories

Wireless Transmitter WT-4, Magnifying Eyepiece DK-17M, AC Adapter EH-5a, Capture NX 2 Software, Camera Control Pro 2 Software, Image Authentication Software