The D700 by Nikon has the same feel in a digital camera that the originalo Nikon F had as a film camera. Rugged and all business. Professional or amateur the camera has a series of well-placed buttons that are easily accessible to provide access to all of the most important digital functions. It has a wonderfully consistent range or lattitude in the ISO component. While a rather sophisticated menu is available it is neither essential or necessary to use the menu after set up. Use of nearly all the range of Nikkor lenses is made easy with a menu selection with a simple add function for the manual lenses. This camera can copy with the best of them. Getting to know what it will produce even when there are back-lit situations allows the production of the most brilliant of colors under varying conditions. I've used my D700 for several years and would feel naked without it in the photographic world.
July 5, 2012
Amazing and versatile camera....HUGE thumbs up!
I bought my D700 a little over a year ago when I first upgraded all of my gear. Though I do mostly wildlife shooting, I bought the full frame because I still do a lot of landscapes and cityscapes, and the massive sensor would be great for that. It is super fast, and colors jump when I see their final production, and I'm never challenged when shooting low light, either. I usually couple this body with my f2.8 70-200 Nikkor, or my f2.8 24-70mm and the results are always consistent and impressive. I use another DX body for wildlife now (D7000), with a 300mm and 1.4 teleconverter.
Now that the D800 has come out I'm sure many will jump ship to the new version, but not me. I'm sticking with my D700 because of its production quality, versatility, and for the simple fact that it's paid for!!!! I love it and couldn't say a negative word about it...
July 4, 2012
I have been a Nikon user since the 1980's, starting with a manual FM2 then FE2 then F3. Now, the D700! This is by far the finest Nikon I have owned to date, period. With the full size CMOS sensor and high ISO (6400 plus) this camera is a landscape photographers dream camera. I have made high resolution 36x42 prints that are tack sharp. This is a full featured easy to use DSLR that I assure you, you will be happy with. Don't let the 12.1 mega pixels fool you, the CMOS FX sensor rocks!!! The only thing I wish Nikon would have engineered better, is the access door for the CF memory card slot. Instead of a latch like on the D200 (which I also own) and 300, the door simply slides back toward your hand so sometimes when you grab the camera by the grip, the door will flip open, especially if you have the MB-D10 battery grip attached, which by the way will give you an 8-fps shooting speed! This camera also does a fantastic job for any type of action or sports type photography. Check out DXO's test results on the D700's sensor, you will be impressed, I promise! All in all, I find this to be an almost perfect DSLR!
July 3, 2012
A great camera
I've owned the D100, 200, 300 and then the 700. The D700 was a gigantic step forward. Full frame is the only way to go. It's ability to shoot in the dark is awesome... at least I thought it was until I shot the D3S. It is reliable and forgiving. I recently sold mine to a son and have upgraded to the D800. Too soon to compare them but it looks like another leap forward.
June 29, 2012
Amazing full frames
So i have had my D700 now for just about 3 months and let me tell you this camera is amazing. never have my photo's been so sharp. plus the ability to blow up the photos i take awesome. to anyone wanting to get a full frame camera Nikon makes an amazing product.
June 28, 2012
I love this camera. I have 2 Nikon d700. (one has 195000 actuations and another 125000).
Fast autofocus in dark situations, great colors.......It is still one of the best cameras on the market.
June 27, 2012
An exellent camera (D700)
Had the camera four years with no problems. Used mainly for sports; football and car racing. The FPS with MB-D10 battery grip with the EN-EL4A battery is a big plus for sports. I shot as high as 3200 ISO in poor lighting and still got good shots.
June 24, 2012
I upgraded to D700 from a D5000, but not without hours and hours of research. The FX sensor in the D700 is phenomenal. Color rendition is outstanding and the high ISO performance continues to blow me away - I am getting super clean images at 3200 ISO and could go even higher. Just amazing.
The ergonomics and functionality of the D700 are also very nice - not having to drill through menus to get to common settings is a blessing and makes shooting way more fun than with the D5K (which is still a great camera).
I haven't scratched the surface on what this camera is capable of and I feel that it has made me a better photographer just by opening my eyes up to a whole new world of performance.
I have tons to learn, but extremely pleased I made the step up to FX and to the D700.
June 20, 2012
Just what I've been wanting in a DSLR
I've owned Nikon cameras for a long time and have had them since 1982. I still have the FE2, F4 and D200 and recently added the D700. I was going to get the D800 initially but I didn't want the video features in the camera. I really like that there is hardly any degradation with noise shooting at high ISO.
Only wish is that Nikon will have an upgrade for the sensor to the new one available in the D800.
June 13, 2012
great camera ,i have this camera for over a year and no problem ,i usaed it for wedding mostly and all evenst
just shot a graduation and i used no flash with a iso 3200 got great photos
June 13, 2012
LCD Screen haze
After a few years of meticulously keeping this camera and never using in the rain and never storing in humid conditions, the LCD screen corners (like a rim around the screen) hazed up. Nikon apparently doesn't own up to the fact that it's some sort of design or manufacturing defect. I've now read about it where others had this problem and I can't believe a product THIS expensive would be made so cheaply.
June 13, 2012
The perfect DSLR D700 however..
I bought my D700 from a riend of mines, its awesome, it gets the job done when I want to take beautiful portraiture and landscapes as well as Automotive. however there are some kinks that needs to be fixed such as the LCD, ive compared this with every other D700 went on forums, and asked other nikon users. If there were a case if I were to strobe one small stop of overexposing the photo will give me a very pasty look, even in natural light. I think as I've been told by others the D700 doesn't know how to handle or "think" how to process this small overexposure. Other exposures would be fine, such as normal or a small underexposure.
It would be nice if nikon can fix this problem, obviously it can't be a factory defect, because if it was possible we would see alot of returns. It could be possible if Nikon can look into it and do some fixes with the firmware but again this is a problem in other nikon users.
June 13, 2012
Great low light performance
This camera is great. I just upgraded from a D90 to this D700 and could not be happier. Compared to the D90 this D700 is more rugged, loaded with more features, and fits like a glove in my hand. The only drawback thus far is that with the D90 I was able to set the amount of shots I wanted when setting the automatic timer. This feature is especially useful with HDR. Unfortunately this D700 lacks this feature. Hopefully Nikon will issue a firmware update.
June 11, 2012
full member of the nikon family.. best product. its makes change your sight.
June 11, 2012
If you can still find one, get it before they are gone
Good enough to get you back to where you were in the 35mm film days - but the results are much better.
Long ago photo people used to use 35mm film cameras to do the moderate to heavy lifting (travel, sports, journalism). They had one or two 35mm cameras and one (or two) Medium Format cameras (film size 2.25" x 2.25") for the really heavy lifting (weddings, portraits, and public events). This was the photographer's "kit" and it worked for decades.
Then the market changed - film was out and digital was in. The processing labs went away and we all switched to digital cameras and Photoshop.
Nikon (and other manufacturers) finally created full frame cameras - the D3 and the D700. Now the game was back on and we could resume our craft. The D700 is as good as it gets for 35MM photography. You can do all of the things you used to do with your film cameras but now you do not have to change film to get faster speeds (ISO) and better low light performance. You have much better auto focusing (although the "through-the-lens" metering systems of the past were pretty good), and you have Photoshop to "adjust" your results just like your Photo Lab guy used to do for you.
Do you need more than 12 MP? Sometimes, but not often. Are the newer models (D4 and D800) much better than the D700? They are better and faster but you can still crank out 16" x 20" prints from the D700 that are perfect even when you are standing six inches away from the print.
The D700 is fast, lightweight, and with the MB-10 Battery Pack and a EN-EL4a Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery you can shoot all day long without running out of power.
June 7, 2012
Best bang for the buck
I was about to plunk down the dough for the D3 two years ago when I was upgrading for my business. ( I shoot weddings, collegiate sports, portraits and commercial accounts.) But I went with the D700 with the vertical grip; the features of the D3 didn't seem worth the extra thousands to me. I went with two D700s instead and it was a fantastic choice. Two years later, I am still happy with that decision.
June 6, 2012
Enjoy being able to take low light photos without flash, it works well with large lens using extenders, and of course the quality is amazing.
I like to take pictures of birds which requires fast focusing, with plenty of detail in the subject.
When I purchased this camera an important criteria was that I would avoid having to upgrade in a couple of years. This camera helps me take great photos, and it makes me look better than I am.
June 3, 2012
I am lucky to be a proud owner of Nikon D7000 !!!!!!!. I really experienced the advantage of this camera during my last week Kenya trip. It is simply great and is truly a GREAT CAMERA as claimed. If you ever think about value for money, you will never regret once you buy D7000 !!!!!!!.Hats off to Nikon
May 31, 2012
The D700 has the versatility of a professional camera with low noise at higher ISO settings. I appreciate the capabilities of the larger FX sensor. Coupled with the auxiliary battery, the camera can work all day without hesitation.
May 30, 2012
D700 great bang for buck and so much more
D700 is a great camera for anything and everything- it gives you the high demand of a d3 with out the sticker price. Its great
May 30, 2012
A great camera to use
I have been using the D700 for about a year and love it! I like the feel of the camera, it is nicely balanced and rugged enough to take the daily grind that I put it through.
I love the full frame feature that this camera offers and appreciate the ability to adjust the camera to fit difference lenses.
My only complaint is that Nikon did not add the video componet that the less expensive D7000 has nor does the D700 have the damper (blimp) feature that the D300s has.
May 30, 2012
Is one of the best camera I had ever tried, the D700 has all the feature that I need to do the best job in my profesion.
May 26, 2012
I am not a professional photographer but rather a serious amateur. I came to the D700 via the N90 and F100. I switched to digital with the D70, D200, & D300; while those cameras were fine, I preferred "developing" a final photo from the larger files and full photo frame that the D700 provides. I have no interest in using a still camera for video photography so the D700 is a perfect camera for me with its low-light photography abilities, fast auto focus, accurate sensor, and range of ISO speeds. Its color engine is excellent so the photos are true to the scenes I am trying to capture. I use the camera for capturing my wife's school events--openings, graduations, etc., and family & social events such as weddings and formal gatherings. I also do nature photography. The D700's JPEG and RAW files are excellent, tho I usually work with RAW files and Photoshop. I studied various reviews of the D700 prior to purchasing it, e.g., Thom Hogan and dpreview.com and agree with their conclusions that the D700 is among the very best DSLRs available for serious photographic work at a most reasonable cost.
May 24, 2012
This camera is a pro camera in a small package, the feel and balance of this camera is just right, even with the 70-200mm lens on it. Picture quality is what you would expect from a high end pro camera. What I really like about the camera is that the chip is all about the still photo and not about any of this video nonsense. I added the extra battery holder to add the extra battery life and frame speed and am most satisfied with the results. I am, to say the least very impressed with the camera and the picture quality.
May 24, 2012
It needs gears like a good tripod and remote and a glass lens. It also needs little more knowledge about photography than what is required to operate a point and shoot. But for low light pictures this camera is unbeatable.
May 23, 2012
Too much trouble!
I have had D7000 for 5 weeks. It has been at the Nikon service center twice.
May 23, 2012
Virtually no noise in a high-speed package!
Quick operation with virtually no noise through ISO 3200 and nearly all of the features of its fellow Nikon pro big brothers, the D700 is a photographer's dream in an easy-to-handle package. I used it to cover a complex, difficult and sometimes rough "Occupy" demonstration. I got every shot I wanted. And they were all tack sharp. For my fine art work, I use the multiple and overlay features for outstanding, creative effects. All-in-all the best camera I've ever used.
May 23, 2012
D700 Fills the Bill
I purchased my D700 when they were first introduced on the market. It has been a fantastic camera for all my work ranging from weddings to group motorcycle rides and meetings. When I cannot use a flash, shooting at iso 6400 sure fills the bill. I shoot RAW, convert to DNG, primarily process in Lightroom 4, convert to JPG and publish.
May 23, 2012
Outstanding Performance and Exceeding Reliability
The D700 is unquestionably one of the best investments I've ever made in equipment! Every situation is met with outstanding performance and exceeding reliability. From children and grandchildren to the Alaskan campsite, this camera performs, making opportunities for images become great pictures.
May 23, 2012
with great thins comes the more need to pay more
In 2010 I bought the D700. When I first saw it I thought I would be doing most of the work. But during the years I used I actually thought it was worth it. It is a really good camera! I would recommed getting the MB-10 multi battery pack which allows you to shoot 8 frames per second which is worth it if you are a sports photographer. D700 is perfect for most types of photographers and would very useful with its low noise iso.
April 29, 2012