Nikon D700 Review
Nikon D700 specifications
|Price (body only)|| US: $ 2999
UK: £ 1999
EU: € 2599
|Body material||Magnesium alloy|
|Sensor|| 36 x 23.9 mm CMOS sensor
RGB Color Filter Array
Built-in fixed low-pass filter
12.87 million total pixels
12.1 million effective pixels
3:2 aspect ratio
|Image processor||Nikon EXPEED|
|A/D conversion||14 bit|
| 4256 x 2832 [L; 12.1 MP]
3184 x 2120 [M; 6.8 MP]
2128 x 1416 [S; 3.0 MP]
| 2784 x 1848 [L; 5.1 MP]
2080 x 1384 [M; 2.9 MP]
1392 x 920 [S; 1.3 MP]]
|File formats|| NEF (12-bit or 14-bit, compressed or lossless compressed RAW)
NEF + JPEG
JPEG (EXIF 2.21)
|Lens mount|| Nikon F mount with AF coupling and AF contacts
No field of view crop (full-frame)
When using DX lenses / DX mode 1.5x FOV crop
• DX AF Nikkor: All functions supported
|Auto Focus|| 51 focus points (15 cross-type sensors)
AF working range: -1 to +19 EV (ISO 100, normal temperature)
AF fine tuning possible
Contrast Detect in Live View (Tripod) mode
|Lens Servo|| Single Servo AF [S]
Continuous Servo AF [C]
Manual focus [M]
Focus Tracking automatically activated by subject's status in [S] or [C] AF
|Focus Point|| Single point from 51 or 11 focus points
Liveview (Tripod mode): Contrast AF on a desired point anywhere within frame
|AF Area Mode||
Single point AF
Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing AE-L/AF-L button
|AF assist||AF-assist illuminator (range approx. 0.5-3 m/1.6-9.8 ft.)|
|Exposure modes|| Program Auto [P] with flexible program
Shutter-Priority Auto [S]
Aperture-Priority Auto [A]
TTL full-aperture exposure metering using 1005-pixel RGB sensor
|Metering range|| 3D Color Matrix Metering: 0 to 20 EV
Center-Weighted Metering: 0 to 20 EV
Spot Metering: 2 to 20 EV
At normal temperature (20°C/68°F), ISO 100 equivalent, f/1.4 lens
|Meter coupling||CPU and AI|
|Exposure lock||Locked using AE-L/AF-L button|
2 to 9 frames
|Exposure compen.|| +/-5.0 EV
1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV steps
Default: ISO 200 - 6400 in 1/3, 1/2 or 1.0 EV steps
|Shutter|| Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal plane shutter
30 to 1/8000 sec (1/3, 1/2 or 1.0 EV steps)
Flash X-Sync: 1/250 sec
|DOF Preview|| Stop-down lens aperture by pressing button
Activates modeling flash
|White balance|| Auto (1005-pixel CCD, image sensor)
Presets (seven) with fine tuning
Manual presets (five)
Color temperature in Kelvin (2500 - 10000 K)
White balance bracketing (2 to 9 frames in increments of 1, 2 or 3
|Picture Control|| Standard
|Image parameters|| Sharpening: Auto, 10 levels
Contrast: Auto, 6 levels, Custom tone curve
Brightness: 3 levels
Saturation: Auto, 7 levels
Hue: 7 levels
|Color space|| sRGB
Optical-type fixed eye-level pentaprism
|Focusing screen|| B-type BrightView Clear Matte IV Screen
Superimposed focus brackets
On-demand grid lines
|LCD monitor|| 3.0 " TFT LCD
Approx. 920,000 pixels (VGA; 640 x 480 x 3 colors)
170° viewing angle
100% frame coverage
Handheld mode: TLL phase-detect AF with 51 focus areas (15 cross-type sensors)
|Shooting modes|| Single frame
Continuous Low [CL]: 1 - 5 fps (1 - 7 fps with Battery Grip)
Continuous High [CH]: 5 fps (8 fps with Battery Grip)
|Self-timer|| 2 to 20 sec custom|
Manual pop-up type
TTL flash control with 1,005-pixel RGB sensor; i-TTL balanced fill-flash and standard i-TTL fill-flash available with SB-900, 800, 600 or 400
|Flash Sync Mode|| Front-curtain Sync (normal)
Red-Eye Reduction with Slow Sync
|Flash Accessory Shoe||ISO 518 standard-type hot shoe contact; Safety lock mechanism provided|
|Flash Sync Terminal||ISO 519 standard terminal, lock screw provided|
|Flash compensation|| -3 to +1 EV
1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV steps
|Creative Lighting System||
With Speedlights such as SB-900, SB-800, SB-600, SB-R200, or SU-800 (commander only), supports Advanced Wireless Lighting, Auto FP High-Speed Sync, Flash Color Information Communication, modeling flash and FV lock; built-in flash can be used as a commander
|Orientation sensor||Tags images with camera orientation|
|Playback mode|| Full frame
Thumbnail (4 or 9 images)
Auto image rotation
image comment (up to 36 characters)
Chinese (Simplified and Traditional)
USB 2.0 (Hi-Speed) Mini-B connector
GPS: NMEA 0183 (Ver. 2.01 and 3.01) interface standard supported with 9-pin D-sub cable and GPS Cable MC-35 (optional)
|Storage|| Compact Flash (Type I only)
36 characters of text can be input and stored in EXIF header
|Power|| Lithium-Ion EN-EL3e
Included dual battery charger MH-18a
Optional AC adapter EH-5a/EH-5
Optional Battery Pack MB-D10
|Dimensions||Approx. 147 x 123 x 77 mm/5.8 x 4.8 x 3.0 in.|
|Weight (no batt)||Approx. 995 g/2.19 lb.|
Temperature: 0 - 40 °C / 32 - 104 °F, Humidity: under 85% (no condensation)
|Box contents||Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL3e, Quick Charger MH-18a, USB Cable UC-E4, Video Cable EG-D100, Camera Strap AN-D700, Body Cap BF-1A, Accessory Shoe Cover BS-1, LCD Monitor Cover BM-9, Software Suite CD-ROM (Supplied accessories may differ depending on country or area)|
Wireless Transmitter WT-4, Magnifying Eyepiece DK-17M, AC Adapter EH-5a, Capture NX 2 Software, Camera Control Pro 2 Software, Image Authentication Software
- 18 Photographic tests (Noise)
- 19 Photographic tests (DR)
- 20 Photographic tests (DR)
- 21 Photographic tests (Falloff)
- 22 Photographic tests
- 23 Compared to
- 24 Compared to (JPEG)
- 25 Compared to (JPEG)
- 26 Compared to (JPEG)
- 27 Compared to (RAW)
- 28 Compared to (RAW)
- 29 Compared to (RAW)
- 30 Compared to (Higher ISO)
- 31 Compared to (Resolution)
- 32 Conclusion
- 33 Samples
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