Nikon's D700 a balanced camera for image quality, value, pro handling and MP.

Started Mar 28, 2014 | User reviews thread
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Re: Nikon's D700 a balanced camera for image quality, value, pro handling and MP.

Adrian Van wrote:

Nikon D700 still is a great camera. Nikon should update this camera to a D750 with 24MP and professional pro body and top AF. A modest increase in resolution to 24MP for Raw, not 36MP.

That said, the D700 still provides incredible image quality, descent dynamic range, great color, crisp images at 12 MP, (when using pro lenses like Nikon 24-70mm or 24-120, primes etc.) and excellent build quality and control features. One of Nikon's best and most popular cameras.

For taking large volumes of images (like a thousand in a day at an all day event), the D700 camera is still a great choice for pros, for faster workflow, and not being bogged down by the 36MP file sizes (especially Raw) of D800. They need to put the 24MP sensor of a D610 into a D750 pro body to be an ideal pro camera of today, for event shooters and journalists and wedding photographers, who 24MP would be more than enough (with bump of added detail capture or resolution). The Canon 5D Mark 3 has the right MP. A D750 makes sense for Nikon to put out one day. Most of us, do not want to spend the money on a D4 (sorry Nikon) as great as a D4 is. Make a D800 and a D750 (with rugged pro build quality and features, and fast CF cards, not SD) at around the same price, and see many pros buy one or the other. Nikon, you may be surprised. Wishful thinking on my part.

Until then, still loving my D700, and it holds it own with most current FF cameras for colour image quality for great prints. Nikon, thank you for making that great camera! Although the D800 is also a great camera, just wishing its Raw files would capture at 24MP for reasonable file sizes. The D610 lacks only the pro body build and button features and top AF system (great sensor though).

This isnt a review. This post mentioned other cameras and features a hell lot mroe than D700 itself and what it actually has. It is a nostalgia piece where the author is telling himself how D700 isnt quite yet irrelevant, and a rant piece complaining the lack of a modern 3000 USD 8FPS FF body, and a wish piece about what the author want such a body to have.

DPR should really do a bit more minotoring this type of reviews.

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