Nikon D700 Brief Review


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  • 12.1-megapixel CMOS sensor
  • Nikon EXPEED Image Processor
  • 3.0-inch LCD display
  • JPEG, TIFF, NEF (RAW) file formats
  • Nikon F lens mount
  • 51-point auto focus
  • ISO 200 - 6400 (100 - 12800 with boost)
  • Compact Flash storage
  • Lithium-ion Batteries
  • Release Date: 2008-06-26
  • Final Grade: 87 4.35 Star Rating: Recommended

Nikon D700
12.1-megapixel CMOS sensor; Nikon EXPEED Image Processor; 3.0-inch LCD display; JPEG, TIFF, NEF (RAW) file formats; Nikon F lens mount; 51-point auto focus; ISO 200 - 6400 (100 - 12800 with boost); Compact Flash storage; Lithium-ion Batteries
By , Last updated on: 8/21/2014

The Nikon D700 held Nikon's entry-level FX line for years and was only recently replaced by the D800. A fantastic performer in low-light, the D700 features the same sensor found in the D3 at a lower price point and smaller form factor. While the D800 looks to best the aging D700 with the addition of video, higher dynamic range, and even better noise performance, some great deals can still be found on this very good camera.

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Nikon has long been one of the top manufacturers in the industry, and their products are still solid options today. The camera giant is continuously releasing new products with enhancements in image quality and performance.

It's hard to go wrong with a Nikon DSLR. With a different model available for every skill level from beginner to professional, Nikon's DSLR's have always been top notch. Their latest DSLRs have seen improved noise reduction, enhanced video quality and upgraded designs over cameras from just a few years ago.

Nikon made an interesting move in the realm of mirrorless cameras—instead of pushing for bigger sensors, Nikon instead has focused on speed. The Nikon 1 line cameras use a 1” sensor, which is larger than your average point-and-shoot but smaller than the Micro Four Thirds options. While the 1 line doesn't have much resolution, their cameras boast speeds upwards of 15 fps—no other mirrorless line currently comes close to that level of speed.

Nikon's compacts aren't as much of a sure thing as their DSLRs—some of their smaller cameras are quite impressive, while others are beaten out by competitors. We liked their higher end consumer point-and-shoots like the COOLPIX S6500, but be careful with their budget compacts. They offer quite a range of compact cameras, just be sure to read the reviews on the individual camera first.

Nikon offers a full range of cameras from tiny budget models to professional DSLRs. More often than not, if you go with a Nikon, you're getting a solid camera.

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