55 of 61 people found the following review helpful
Amazing camera at low light,
This review is from: Nikon D700 Digital SLR Camera Body Only (12.1MP) 3 inch LCD (Electronics)
For quite a while I had been tempted to upgrade my D70 with a D300 ... but haven't done because I still have a few full frame lenses bought in pre-digital age. Those lenses are really good and it's quite a shame not to use them anymore.
Now the D700 has come out, I found the ideal solution to my problem. Ok, it's much heavier at 1,729 gram with the 24-70 mm on it, but it feels so solid, has a good grip and the quality of the pictures is great. Taking pictures at low light e.g. is amazing as it shoots at upto ISO6400 with low grain.
I have used it for the first time in Hong Kong last week shooting in various situations (interior in temples, Victoria Harbour at night without tripod, markets in day time,...) and the results are really pleasing. It isn't hard at all getting to grip with the camera if you have previous Nikon DSLR experience.
This is a few steps up from the previous amateur DSLR... but I guess it might not be considered as an amateur camera anymore.