Nikon D700 reviews

Nikon D700 icon Nikon D700 is Nikon’s second professional D-SLR with full frame sensor (FX sensor). Nikon shrunk down and squeezed D3 into a body roughly the same size as a D300. D700 has image quality mostly identical to the D3, but D300-class handling; it shares the acclaimed 12.1MP full frame sensor (FX sensor) and the same processing engine (EXPEED), but a different shutter that is good for 150,000 exposures (300,000 on the D3), different viewfinder prism (95% coverage) and a slower burst rate.

D700 compare to D300, D3

Nikon fills the gap between D3 and D300 with D700, that is a very good fit in terms of price, size, weight, viewfinder and image quality.

Nikon D300 D700 D3 - Left to right side-by-side

  • Viewfinder – one very compelling reason to get this D700 over the D300 is the huge viewfinder. The D700’s finder is bigger, brighter and sharper than any Nikon digital camera other than the D3. The huge difference is because the finder covers the larger FX frame, not just the puny DX frame.
    Nikon D700 Viewfinder
  • Sensor – D700’s image quality is identical to D3, meanwhile D3 is no sharper than the D300; thus the only reason to love the FX sensor over the DX sensor of the D300 is for much cleaner images at high ISOs.
    Nikon D700 ISO6400

    D700 @ iso6400

    Nikon D300 ISO6400

    D300 @ iso6400

  • Auto Focus and White Balance Sensor – Nikon D700 come with a 1005 pixels RGB sensor which is the same as the one on Nikon D3. As you can expect, Nikon D700’s auto-focus speed and accuracy is as high as D3.
    Nikon D700 1005 pixel RGB sensor

Nikon D700 samples photos

Here are some sample photos that we find online, most of them are from Japanese websites.

nikon d700 sample photo 1 - ISO 200 1/1000s F2

nikon d700 sample photo 1 - ISO 200 1/1000s F2

nikon d700 sample photo 2 - ISO 1600 1/400s F8

nikon d700 sample photo 2 - ISO 1600 1/400s F8

nikon d700 sample photo 3 - ISO 200 1/250s F4

nikon d700 sample photo 3 - ISO 200 1/250s F4

nikon d700 sample photo 4 -ISO 200 1/640s F11

nikon d700 sample photo 4 -ISO 200 1/640s F11

nikon d700 sample photo 5 - ISO 200 1/500s F11

nikon d700 sample photo 5 - ISO 200 1/500s F11

nikon d700 sample photo 6 - ISO 200 1/400s F12

nikon d700 sample photo 6 - ISO 200 1/400s F12

nikon d700 sample photo 7 - ISO 200 1/1500s F8

nikon d700 sample photo 7 - ISO 200 1/1500s F8

nikon d700 sample photo 8 - ISO 6400 1/400 F8

nikon d700 sample photo 8 - ISO 6400 1/400 F8

nikon d700 sample photo 9 - ISO 400 1/60 F2.8

nikon d700 sample photo 9 - ISO 400 1/60 F2.8

nikon d700 sample photo 10 - ISO: 3200 1/640s F8

nikon d700 sample photo 10 - ISO: 3200 1/640s F8

nikon d700 sample photo 11 - ISO 6400 1/40s F3.2

nikon d700 sample photo 11 - ISO 6400 1/40s F3.2

nikon d700 sample photo 12 - ISO 6400 1/40s F3.2

nikon d700 sample photo 12 - ISO 6400 1/40s F3.2

nikon d700 sample photo 13 - ISO 1600, 1/50s F3.5

nikon d700 sample photo 13 - ISO 1600, 1/50s F3.5

nikon d700 sample photo 14 - ISO 25600 1/125s F5.6

nikon d700 sample photo 14 - ISO 25600 1/125s F5.6

Conclusion – seeing is believe

This is a short review of Nikon D700. The reason that I did not write much about D700 is because:

  • Most of you heard about how good D700 is already
  • D700 shares many latest technology with the big bother D3, so it is obvious that D700 would produce very high quality pictures that comparable with D3
  • One picture worth more than a thousand words, we would understand how good the D700 is after seeing these sample photos.

We can conclude that D700 is a small form factor version of D3, both camera produce extremely high quality photos. D700 share a lot of the latest technology with D3.

Some more Nikon D700 sample images

After this Nikon D700 review was posted, a lot of new D700 sample images are available, here are some of the new D700 sample images that you may find on the internet.

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