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Nikon D700 Digital SLR Camera Body Only (12.1MP) 3 inch LCD

by Nikon
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)

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  • High performance SLR with 12.1MP FX (full-frame) CMOS sensor
  • ISO 200 - 6400: extendable up to 25600 (equivalent) and down to ISO 100 (equivalent)
  • Multi-CAM3500FX 51-point AF system and EXPEED image processing engine
  • 920,000 dot 3-inch VGA LCD monitor with wide, 170-degree viewing angle
  • Durable Magnesium alloy body: moisture and dust resistant
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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 14.7 x 7.7 x 12.3 cm ; 993 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 2.7 Kg
  • Batteries 1 Nonstandard Battery batteries required. (included)
  • Item model number: VBA220AE
  • ASIN: B001BYMC5K
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 14 July 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 42,285 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

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Product Description

Box Contains

  • Nikon D700 Digital SLR Camera Body Only
  • 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


  • Customer Questions & Answers

    Customer Reviews

    4.9 out of 5 stars
    4.9 out of 5 stars
    Most Helpful Customer Reviews
    142 of 143 people found the following review helpful
    By CarlOz
    This the best DSLR I've owned. It has so many more plus points than minus, I'll concentrate to begin with on what I think might be considered negatives:

    Cons:

    (1) "Only" 12 million pixels.

    If this is a genuine issue for you, go no further, there's nothing you can do about it - at this price or less, at time of writing, your Nikon option is the 16MPix DX sensored D7000. In full-frame, it's presently just the Canon Eos 5D or 5D MKII (both excellent cameras, 21MPix), or hold out for a '700' version of the Nikon D3X (24.5MPix).

    My personal experience is that for the kind of shooting I tend to do, in low light, more pixels are usually wasted, noisy pixels. If you light your subjects or generally shoot short exposures in bright light, _need_ an awful lot of pixels per square millimetre, and have lenses which can do them justice, you might well want to look elsewhere.

    (2) Weight.

    This isn't an especially small camera. It's a lot lighter and smaller than its enormous top-end stablemates, but it's still a fair chunk of your carry-on baggage allowance and can be a literal pain in the neck after an extended period carting it about. Especially if you have, say, an 80-200 f/2.8 attached to it. At around a kilogram, it's over twice the weight of a Canon EOS 500D, 100g more than an EOS 5D, but quarter of a kilo lighter than a Nikon D3 or Canon EOS 1Ds.

    (3) Full frame.

    Generally, full frame is a positive thing, but there are circumstances in which the smaller DX frame is advantageous: Lighter, cheaper lenses; perhaps better suited for long-range wildlife photography, etc. With good lighting, a 50mm f/1.8 or f/1.4 makes an extremely affordable and superb portrait lens on a DX crop sensor. 80mm f/1.
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    146 of 154 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars The Five Star All-Rounder 29 Dec 2008
    I upgraded to this camera from a Canon Eos 40D because I really wanted the Full Frame capability that is only achievable with film cameras or FF sensors. I should mention as an aside that the 40D is a fantastic camera and really impressed me in every department.

    The D700 is a big step up in price but having now owned it for six months, the price for Full Frame is worth it for me.

    The D700 is in a class of three; the choices for the non-millionaires are the Sony A900, the Canon 5D Mk II or the Nikon D700 (although they are all still too expensive).

    The good news is that there is not a turkey among them; the image quality is fantastic with all three (I only quote from the ludicrous number of reviews I have sadly read).

    My choice was ultimately driven by the way in which I use my camera rather than the spec sheets, as the three cameras all point at a different type of photographer. This camera would better suit the intermediate or advanced photographer, as there are lot of menus to learn and much room to configure or hang yourself. On the other hand, the progamme mode does make the decisions for you, although even then you can change the settings.

    I mainly use the camera for shooting (in order of importance for me):
    my kids running around (speed), portraits (IQ), plays (low light) (speed), rugby, football matches (speed) and lastly landscapes (detail).
    I wanted a camera that was fast, had great image quality, worked really well in low light and was FF. On all those counts the Nikon is probably the best package. The Sony and Canon can resolve more detail for landscapes or architecture and can be blown up larger, they probably have the edge in studio / stock photography work.
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    26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars It's low light performance is breathtaking! 12 July 2010
    By Mr. P. A. Busby TOP 1000 REVIEWER
    I compared the Canon 5D MkII/24-105mm f4 with the D700/24-70mm f2.8 & came very, very close to buying the 5D which would have meant sticking with Canon, not having to buy a RAW converter & complimenting my G10 with possibility of sharing flash guns. It was very close - I had to leave the shop & think over my choice. I ended up reading a couple of mags that reviewed both cameras & stuck to my original idea of the best low light performance I could afford - the D700 & 24-70mm f2.8. I also bought the fastest 16G CF card I could get my hands on (a 90MB/s Sandisk card) & a Hoya Pro1 77mm UV filter.
    This combo got soaked in snow back in January so I can confirm the sealing on both D700 & lens is up to professional standards. I've also used both in very heavy rain with confidence.
    I did prefer the position & feel of the 5D MkII's shutter but have got used to that on the D700. This is neither a light nor small DSLR but its handling is good. I have not tried the battery grip that makes it even bigger than a D3. Once I removed the tripod mount of the 70-200mm f2.8 VRII, I consider this particular combination perfectly viable to hand-hold.
    My least favourite aspect of D700 is the 95% coverage through the viewfinder - limited by the addition of vibration dust removal mechanism & not the highly useful built-in flashgun, I've read. Although it's possible to customise virtually very aspect of this camera, I'm not entirely sold on Nikon's method. There are two banks of four memories but none will reset to their respective originally customised settings when powering back the camera. So if you inadvertently or deliberately change a setting which you then forget, this setting will still be active when switching the camera back on.
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
    A wonderful piece of kit. I have had a D100 and then a D200 but I will be running this one until the wheels drop off.
    Published 5 months ago by Firefly
    5.0 out of 5 stars Long long would it take you to count 12 million pixels?
    I upgraded from a D90. I loved my D90, it was as solid as a brick and has all the features I needed. Read more
    Published 9 months ago by Ian Moyes
    5.0 out of 5 stars Great Camera, not so great tax avoidance
    I'd like to buy this camera but I don't have enough money. Due to Amazon paying no corporation tax for any profits it makes in Britain, I and many others have to pay more tax to... Read more
    Published 10 months ago by uptake inhibitor
    5.0 out of 5 stars Nikon D700
    What a great camera . I have the Nikon D300 & Nikon D80. this is my first full frame . what a revelation ............ brilliant build quality fantastic handling , superb images . Read more
    Published 12 months ago by Alan Gregory
    5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing camera for low light conditions
    I love my D700.
    This is an amazing camera and with right lenses, it is a blast.
    It is heavy, but produce no noise images in high ISO. Read more
    Published 12 months ago by D.Dekel
    5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect
    Everything I wished for. Does exactly what it says on the tin. Excellent performer when the light's not so good.
    Published 16 months ago by Nigel West
    5.0 out of 5 stars Simply fantastic camera
    I bought one of these used for not a small amount of money, quite a lot of money, any way I bought as an upgrade to my existing collection of Nikon D2x and Fuji S2 Pro. Read more
    Published 16 months ago by Mr. M. Regan
    5.0 out of 5 stars A main battle tank of a camera.
    I have run an Olympus E-1 for 8 years, and come to trust that it could handle worse weather than I can. So when I looked to upgrade, I was looking at Canon 1 series, and Nikon D3s. Read more
    Published 19 months ago by Tim the Grey
    5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Product
    I bought this product with Sigma lens. It seems there was something wrong with the lens, it made the multiple points AF didn't work very well. Read more
    Published 23 months ago by K. Hadi
    5.0 out of 5 stars I shoot RAW!
    Now this is what i'm talking about built like a tank utterly solid and feel great in the hands well weighted for big pro lenses. Read more
    Published on 3 May 2012 by Skynet
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