The 700's battery compartment must be opened by
pushing in a retaining latch and sliding the door
Cunningly (and probably unknown to Nikon), this
button also acts as a reset button if pressed
hard enough, inside the small plastic back to
the button presses the third battery off its contacts
and thus resets the camera.
The familiar battery layout
which is almost the same as the 950, except
that the compartment fit is a little tighter (you
have to shake it to drop the batteries out) and that
the batteries are (top to bottom) in the opposite
polarity (-/+/-/+) to the 950 (+/-/+/-).
Compact Flash Compartment
I'm glad to report that CF compartment door on
the 700 is MUCH better than that of the 950, it's
design means that the hinge slides back into the
camera rather than being fixed and upright (as
with the 950), also the "friction latches"
are much thicker and generally firmer.
The ejector button isn't
the flip-over type but just a simple press to eject,
there's even a recessed cut-out for easy extraction
of the CF card (get the feeling they designed the
700 sometime after the 950?, or mayabe they just have
more physical design space on the 700).
On left hand side of the camera behind a rubber
door you'll find the video out, DC in (6.5V +ve
center) and serial (PC & Mac) connector. Supplied
is the standard set of cables including serial
There is no external flash connector on the 700.
Supplied Accessories ("In the box")
Here's a quick breakdown of the items supplied
with the camera, first the same (but smaller)
soft case a supplied with the 950 (has a belt
loop on the back).
A single hand wrist strap (blue & pink.. mmm
8MB CF card, lens cap (with
a loop hole for a string they don't supply... crazy),
Mac serial adapter cable, serial cable (9-pin PC native),