Nikon D700 Review
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Nikon D700 Design
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Front View. Compared to the D300, the Nikon D700 is taller (123mm vs 114mm) to allow for the larger pentaprism and mirrorbox inside. The control locations are nearly identical to the D300. The grip on the Nikon D700 is a little bigger front-to-back than the D300's, perhaps a little wider, and the indent for the fingers is more concave than the D300 as well. The other two minor differences on the Nikon D700's front is another redesign of the Flash Sync and Remote Terminal covers (top right), and the addition of the gold FX badge from the Nikon D3.
Left View. The D700's left side view is nearly identical to the D300's. The D700 is about 3mm deeper overall, and the flash hot-shoe has been moved back a bit, to make room for the larger viewfinder.
Right View. The only change here is the diopter adjustment knob has been moved from the back to the side of the pentaprism housing.
Top View. The layout of the top of the D700 is almost identical to the D300 as well, however the top-panel LCD isn't quite as wide or as informative as the D300's, to maintain the same overall width of the camera (147mm).
Back View. The D700's viewfinder is the main difference on the back. It has a round eye-cup, with a built-in shutter mechanism. Nikon omitted the memory card door release lever to make room for the new Info button, and the card access lamp has moved down in position. The D700 uses the same, gorgeous 3-inch 922K-pixel LCD as the D300 (shown here with clip-on protector).
Bottom View. The bottom looks very similar to the D300 as well. Note that this D700 was made in Japan, while our D300 was made in Thailand.
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