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Model Name: Nikon D700 
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General
Model Number: D700
Camera Format: Pro SLR
Currently Manufactured: No
Retail Price: $2999.95
Street Price:  
Date Available: 2008-07-30
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 38.6 oz (1,095 g)
includes batteries
Size: 5.8 x 4.8 x 3.0 in.
(147 x 123 x 77 mm)
Waterproof: No
Waterproof Depth: n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer:  
Effective Megapixels: 12.1
Sensor Format: 35mm
Sensor size: 860.4mm2 (36.00mm x 23.90mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 8.46 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.0x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG
Self-Cleaning: Yes
Built-in image stabilization: No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4256 x 2832 (12.1 MP, 3:2),
3184 x 2120 (6.8 MP, 3:2),
2128 x 1416 (3.0 MP, 3:2),
2784 x 1848 (5.1 MP, 3:2),
2080 x 1384 (2.9 MP, 3:2),
1392 x 920 (1.3 MP, Other)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.21), RAW (NEF), 14 or 12-bit; TIFF
Continuous-mode frames/second: 5.1
Video Capture
Can take movies: No
Movie Resolution:
Movie File Format:  
Composite Video Out: Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder: Yes
HD Video Out: Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Nikon F
Lens Thread: n/a
Lens Thread Type: n/a
Kit Lens: n/a
Focal Length (35mm equivalent):  
Zoom Ratio:  
Aperture Range:  
Normal Focus Range:  
Macro Focus Range:  
Optical Image Stablization: No
Digital Zoom: No
Digital Zoom Values: n/a
Filter Thread: n/a
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: 51-point TTL phase detection via Nikon Multi-CAM 3500FX with 15 cross-type and 36 line-type sensors
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus: Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Yes
Viewfinder Type: SLR type; fixed eye-level pentaprism, 95% coverage, 0.72x mag., 18mm eyepoint, -3 to +1 diopter
Focus Peaking: No
EVF Resolution In Pixels:  
EVF Resolution In Dots:  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes
Rear Display: Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 920,000 dots
Touchscreen: No
Articulating Screen: No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No
Selfie Screen: No
Max Playback Zoom: 27.0x
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 6400
Minimum ISO (native): 200
ISO Settings: 200 - 6400, plus down to 100 in Lo-1, up to 25,600 in Hi-2
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, seven manual modes can be preset with fine-tuning; color temperature setting, custom
Shutter Speed Range: 30 - 1/8000
Bulb Mode: Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 1005-pixel 3D Color Matrix Metering II, Center-weighted, Spot (1.5%) centered on selected focus area
Program, Aperture, Shutter, Manual (PASM) Modes: Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: None
Self Timer: 2/5/10/20 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer): Yes
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash Modes: Front-curtain sync, Slow sync, Rear-curtain sync, Red-eye reduction, Red-eye reduction with slow sync; supports Advanced Wireless Lighting system
Flash Guide Number: 12.0 m / 39.4 ft.
Flash Range Description: Lens dependent
Max Flash Sync: 1/250
Flash Exposure Compensation: -3 to +1 EV in 1.0EV steps
External Flash Connection: ISO-type hot-shoe, PC Sync terminal
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: CF1
Dual Card Slots: Yes
Uncompressed Format: RAW (NEF), 14 or 12-bit; TIFF
CCD Raw Format: Yes
Movie File Format:  
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-fi: No
Built-In GPS: No
Bluetooth: No
NFC:
Microphone Jack: No
Headphone Jack: No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes
Remote Control: Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional wired
Connections (extended): HDMI Out, DC Input, 10-pin Expansion Terminal (GPS and WT-4A compatible)
Performance Timing
Cycle Time RAW Format (secs): 0.360
Buffer Size (Frames, RAW format): 17.00
Cycle Time Max Res JPEG (secs): 0.380
Buffer Size (Frames, Max Res JPEG): Unlimited
Cycle Time Min Res (secs) 0.310
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
Continuous Mode Rate (fps): 5.090
Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res): 100
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode Rate (fps):  
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res):  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) WIDE: 0.197
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.045
Shutter Lag (auto focus) TELE:  
Shutter Lag with Flash: 0.211
Shutter Lag (prefocus): 0.045
Shutter Lag (continuous auto): 0.048
Shutter Lag (notes): Up to 8fps with MB-D10
Startup Time: 0.400
Shutdown Time:  
Play -> Record Time: 0.400
Record -> Play Max Res Time: 0.500
Record -> Play Min Res Time:  
Download Speed (KB/sec): 4,130.00
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary EN-EL3e
Usable Battery Types: Lithium Ion rechargeable or MB-D10 battery grip
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary EN-EL3e Lithium Ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (external or internal): Yes
External Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
CIPA Rating Monitor (Live View):  
CIPA Rating Viewfinder (OVF/EVF): 1000
Software
Included Software: Nikon Software Suite CD-ROM
OS Compatibility:  
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Full-frame 12MP FX CMOS sensor (same as D3) in more compact, magnesium-alloy prosumer body with weather sealing, Expeed processor, dust-reduction, virtual horizon indicator, Scene Recognition System, 51-point AF, 2 mode Live View, built-in flash, 150K shutter, Active D-Lighting with new Auto mode, Picture Control, Vignette Control, HDMI, GPS and WT-4A wireless transmitter support.

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