The D700 battery compartment is in the base of
the right hand grip, balancing against the weight
of the lens.
The D700 takes Sonys excellent InfoLithium batteries
which just last and last and last.. and tell you
how many minutes they have left too.
TPopping the compartment open you simply push a
catch to drop the battery out.
Battery life was, as to be expected, excellent
and I really hope that other camera manufacturers
will follow the trend set by Sony, Fuji, Canon
and a couple of others of supplying their cameras
with powerful rechargeable batteries and chargers.
PCMCIA/Memory Stick Storage Compartment
The above shots show the PCMCIA
door with MemoryStick adapter and the supplied 8MB MemoryStick.
You can eject the stick without removing the adapter, however
MemorySticks are not readily available in any quantity or
capacities (although 32MB cards are around in Japan).
Most owners of the D700 either
buy a PCMCIA Type II memory card (you can get
these in HUGE capacities, 128MB is quite normal).
OR a CF card adapter and CF cards.. (CF memory
is cheaper per MB than PCMCIA plus the adapter
retails for about US$10).
Which is what I did for the purposes of this review.
This section won't take long, the D700 only has
the one connector (not counting the PCMCIA slot)
video out which is behind a cunning little door
on the left of the camera it provides a video
feed even when the LCD is turned off, in both
CAM and PLAY modes.
Used in association with the supplied remote control
(covered below) it allows you to "present"
your images on a TV.
Supplied Accessories ("In the box")
The supplied RM-S7D remote control allows you to
setup the camera and trigger it remotely, OR use
the +/- buttons to scroll through images in playback
mode. (Video connector cable also included)
Here's the charger I was supplied (Japanese model),
in the normal US full pack you'd get:
NP-F550 Rechargeable InfoLithium Battery BC-V615
8mb Memory Stick (MSA-8A)
MS-PC Card Adaptor (MSAC-PC1)
PC Card Parallel Port Adaptor (MSAC-PR1)