Nikon D700

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Nikon D700
Type Single-lens reflex
Sensor 36 mm × 23.9 mm CMOS
Maximum resolution 4,256 × 2,832 (12.1 million)
Lens Interchangeable, Nikon F mount
Flash Manual pop-up with button release Guide number 12/39 (ISO 100, m/ft)
Shutter Electronically controlled focal-plane
Shutter speed range 1/8000 to 30 sec, bulb, X-sync at 1/250 sec.
Exposure metering TTL 3D Color Matrix Metering II with a 1005 pixel RGB sensor
Metering modes Matrix metering, center-weighted metering, spot metering
Focus areas 51 AF points (15 cross-type)
Focus modes Single-servo (AF-S); Continuous-servo (AF-C); Manual (M)
Continuous shooting Approx. 5.0 frame/s, 8.0 frame/s w/battery grip
Viewfinder Optical pentaprism, 95% coverage
ASA/ISO range 200–6400, extended mode to 100–12800, HI2 mode 25600
Flash bracketing -3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV
Rear LCD monitor 3.0-inch (76 mm), VGA resolution, 307,200 pixels (921,600 dots)
Storage CompactFlash (Type I only)
Battery Nikon EN-EL3e rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery
Weight 995 g (35.1 oz), body only
Made in Japan

The Nikon D700 is a professional-grade full-frame digital single-lens reflex camera introduced by the Nikon Corporation in July 2008 and manufactured in Japan. It uses the same 12.1 megapixel "FX" CMOS image sensor as the Nikon D3, and is Nikon's second full-frame digital SLR camera.

The D700's full-frame sensor allows the use of non-DX F-mount lenses to their fullest advantage, with no crop factor. When a DX lens is mounted on the D700, either the DX-sized portion, or the (vignetted) FX-sized portion of the camera's sensor can be used. The D700 has a built in autofocus motor for all Nikon autofocus-lenses, includes CPU and metering for older Nikon F-mount AI/AI-S lenses,[1] and supports PC-E lenses.[2] The D700 bears a physical similarity to the Nikon D300, which uses the same MB-D10 battery pack and EN-EL3e battery. As of 2012, the Nikon D3X, the D3/D3s, D4 and D700 are the only Nikon DSLR models that are manufactured in Japan.[citation needed] It was discontinued on August 24, 2012.[3]


  • Nikon's 12.1 megapixel FX-format (23.9 mm × 36 mm) CMOS sensor
  • Nikon EXPEED image processor
  • Two Live View shooting mode (hand-held and tripod modes)
  • Continuous Drive up to 5 frames per second (8 frames per second with the optional MB-D10 Multi-power Battery Pack)
  • Nikon's Scene Recognition System, utilizing the 1,005-pixel RGB sensor
  • 3D Color Matrix Metering II
  • Approx. 95% Viewfinder Frame Coverage, 0.72× Viewfinder Magnification
  • Multi-CAM 3500FX autofocus sensor module featuring 51 AF points with 3D Focus Tracking
  • Electronic rangefinder function compatible with manual focus AI/AIs lenses using any of the 51 AF points
  • Active D-Lighting (3 levels (Low; Normal; High) or Auto)
  • Automatic correction of lateral chromatic aberration for JPEGs; correction data is additionally stored in RAW-files and can be used by Nikon Capture NX, View NX and some other RAW tools
  • Vignetting ("Vignette control") correction, as well as image rotation ("Straighten") via playback ("Retouch") menu
  • 3-inch (76 mm) LCD with 921,600-dot (VGA) resolution and a 170° ultra-wide viewing angle
  • ISO sensitivity 200–6400 (100–25600 with boost)
  • Auto-ISO function which can be capped with a maximum shutter time and maximum ISO value
  • Magnesium alloy weather sealed body for dust and moisture protection
  • Nikon F-mount lenses
  • 9 Lens presets per user profile to improve program functions for non-CPU lenses and to include Exif information
  • Aperture sensing ring on the body for readout of AI/AIs manual focus lens aperture settings
  • Built-in Sensor cleaning system
  • Built-in flash with 24 mm lens coverage and Nikon’s i-TTL flash control; the guide number is 12m at ISO 100
  • Support for the Wireless Transmitter WT-4/4A
  • File formats include: JPEG, TIFF (RGB), NEF (Nikon's raw image format compressed and uncompressed)
  • HDMI HD video output
  • Approx. mass 995 g (35.1 oz)
  • EN-EL3e Lithium-ion Batteries (same as D80, D90, D200, D300, D300S), Battery Life (shots per charge): 1000 shots (CIPA)
  • Optional Multi-Power Battery Pack MB-D10 (same as D300 & D300S)
  • GPS interface for direct geotagging supported by Nikon GP-1


The Nikon D700 has been tested by many independent reviewers and has generally received high marks.[4][5][6] It achieved a top ranking in the DxOmark Sensor ranking and was, as of November 2011, ranked ninth behind the Nikon D3, Nikon D3S, Nikon D3X, four medium format cameras and the APS-C sized Pentax K-5.[7]

The camera received several awards, including a Digital Photography Review "Highly Recommended" award.[8]


  1. ^ Rockwell, Ken. "Nikon Lens Compatibility". Retrieved 2009-12-16. 
  2. ^ Rockwell, Ken (April 2008). "Nikon 24mm PC-E Compatibility". Retrieved 2009-12-16. 
  3. ^ Nikon Discontinues Its Best Camera Ever, The D700
  4. ^ "Nikon D700 – Digital Camera Reviews". Digital Camera Tracker. September 22, 2009. Retrieved 2009-12-16. 
  5. ^ "Nikon D700". Dcviews. Retrieved 2009-12-16. 
  6. ^ Burian, Peter K. (May 5, 2009). "NIKON D700 Review: Field Test Report". Photocrati. Retrieved 2009-12-16. 
  7. ^ "Camera Ratings". DXO Mark. Retrieved 2011-11-13. 
  8. ^ "Digital Photography Review "Highly Recommended"". Retrieved 2011-11-20. 

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