Nikon D700 Review

 
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Nikon D700
General
Model Number: D700 
Camera Format: Pro SLR 
Currently Manufactured: Yes 
Retail Price: $2999.95
Street Price: $3999.99
Date Available: 2008-07-30
Tripod Mount: Yes (Metal)
Weight: 38.6 oz (1,095 g)
includes batteries
Weight With Batteries? Yes
Weight Includes Kit Lens? No
Size: 5.8 x 4.8 x 3.0 in.
(147 x 123 x 77 mm)
Waterproof: No
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS 
Sensor Manufacturer:  
Total Megapixels: 12.9
Effective Megapixels: 12.1 
Sensor Format: 35mm 
Sensor Size (dia.): 1.70"
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.0
Color Filter Type: RGBG 
Self-Cleaning: Yes 
Sensor-shift Stabilized: 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 
Video Capture
Movie Mode: No 
Movie Resolution: n/a
Movie Frame Rate: n/a
Movie Audio: n/a 
Movie File Format: n/a 
Optics
Lens Mount: Nikon F mount 
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 
Face Detection:  
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 
Display
LCD Viewfinder: Yes 
LCD Size (inches): 3.0
LCD Resolution: 920,000 dots
Touchscreen: No 
Articulating LCD: No 
Max Playback Zoom: 27.0x
Exposure
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 AE: Yes 
Aperture Priority: Yes 
Shutter Priority: Yes 
Full Manual Exposure: Yes 
Creative Exposure Modes: None 
Self Timer: 2/5/10/20 seconds
Time Lapse: 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 (ISO 100): 12.0 m / 39.4 ft.
Flash Range Description: Lens dependent  
Max Flash Sync: 1/250 
Flash Exp Compensation: -3 to +1 EV in 1.0EV steps
Ext Flash Connection: ISO-type hot-shoe, PC Sync terminal 
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: CF1 
Memory Included (MB):  
File System: FAT32 
DCF Compliant: Yes 
Connectivity
Composite Video Out: Yes 
NTSC/PAL Switchable: Yes 
Video Usable as Viewfinder: Yes 
HD Video Out: Yes 
HD Video Connection: HDMI 
Built-In Wi-fi:  
Computer/Printer: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes 
DPOF Compliant: Yes 
Remote Control: Yes 
Remote Control Type: Optional wired 
Other Connection: HDMI Out, DC Input, 10-pin Expansion Terminal (GPS and WT-4A compatible) 
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: Yes 
CIPA Rating: 1,000
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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