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Menus (contd.)

Setup menu

A green superscript one (¹) indicates the default setting.

Option Values / Actions Notes
Format memory card  • Yes
 • No
LCD brightness  • -3 to +3  
Clean image sensor  • Clean now
 • Clean startup/shutdown
Startup & Shutdown
Lock mirror up for cleaning  • Start  
Video Mode  • NTSC ¹
 • PAL
HDMI  • Auto ¹
 • 480p
 • 576p
 • 720p
 • 1080i
World Time  • Time zone
 • Date and time
Date set
Time set
 • Date format
 • Daylight saving time
Language  • German
 • English
 • Spanish
 • Finnish
 • French
 • Italian
 • Dutch
 • Polish
 • Portuguese
 • Russian
 • Swedish
 • Chinese Traditional
 • Chinese Simplified
 • Japanese
 • Korean
Image comment  • Done
 • Input comment
Text entry
 • Attach comment
When enabled the comment is written into the header of each image.
Auto image rotation  • On ¹
 • Off
Dust off ref photo  • Start
 • Clean sensor and start
Used to capture a 'dust reference image' for the 'Dust Off' feature of Nikon Capture. (RAW only).
Battery Info  • Battery meter
 • Picture meter
 • Calibration
 • Charging life
Information display only.
Wireless transmitter    
Image authentication  • On
 • Off ¹
Save/load settings  • Save settings
 • Load settings
GPS  • Auto meter off
 • Position
Virtual horizon  • (Display)  
Non-CPU lens data  • Done
 • Lens number (1 - 9)
 • Focal length (6 - 4000)
 • Max aperture (F1.2 - F22)
AF fine tune  • AF fine tune (On/Off)
 • Saved value (+/- 20)
 • Default (+/- 20)
 • List saved values
Firmware Version  • Version No.
A x.00
B x.00
Information display only.

Retouch menu

Option Values / Actions Notes
D-Lighting  • Select image
Red-eye correction  • Select image  
Trim  • Select image
Zoom / Scroll
Monochrome  • Black-and-white  
Select image
 • Sepia
Select image
 • Cyanotype
Select image
Filter effects  • Skylight 
Select image
 • Warm filter
Select image
Color balance  • Select image
Color wheel
Image overlay  • Image 1
 • Image 2
 • Preview

My menu

Option Values / Actions Notes
Add items  • Select image
Playback menu
Shooting menu
Custom setting menu
Setup menu
Retouch menu
Remove items  • Select item to remove  
Rank items  • Select item to re-order  
Choose tab  • My menu
 • Recent settings
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Total comments: 7
By driftnomore (9 months ago)

@ zakk9:

what is it with telephoto long lenses,btw.


i guess that would be a good buy,with only under 1700 shutter count,lens and the battery grip. had it been here in my place,i'm gonna get it.

By driftnomore (9 months ago)

does anyone here know the shutter actuation of the d700? i'm considering buying a used one with 39,000 shutter count for 900 it a good buy for a 39k count?

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By MusaOmar (8 months ago)

I think they are rated for 150,000.. So 39k is not that bad. Just bought one with 38K for $1300

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By Jamesbond6668 (10 months ago)

I've used this camera for many photo shoots for over 2 years and still have it as my backup camera. (My main one is the D4). If you don't care about video, this is the camera for you! Much better than the D600 and probably very similar to the D800 (though the D800 has way too large image files for most shooters.). The images from the D700 with the right Nikkor lenses will keep you very happy for many years! (I only switched to the D4 for it's low light ability and faster shooting speed.)

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By Chrysippus (9 months ago)

I have been looking for a replacement camera for my D40 and in my research discovered the D700. I can now get a used one in perfect condition with less than 1700 shots taken plus grip and lens (waiting to hear which lens) for 890 Euros. Would you say this is a better option than a Fuji X-E1 or Olympus OM-D E-M5 in terms of usability and image quality? I am looking for a camera to take stock photos with.

By zakk9 (9 months ago)

The D700 is an excellent camera if you don't need video or long telephoto lenses. It's particularly ideal if you want to use wide aperture primes and play with shallow depth of field. When it comes to image quality, it's a 5 year old camera, and many of the smaller sensors approach the once unique qualities of the D700 (I use a Panasonic GH3 in addition to the D700 myself). There are no obvious choices, and it mostly boils down to the user experience. Do you prefer an OVF or an EVF? Are you ok with a camera that is twice as heavy? The rational choices nowadays are probably a mirrorless camera, but the D700 is a classic. They are all good :)

Son Of Waldo
By Son Of Waldo (11 months ago)

Excellent review!

Total comments: 7