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Nikon D700 Digital SLR Camera, with Nikon 16mm - 35mm f/4.0 AF-S ED (VR-II) Vibration Reduction Autofocus Zoom Lens & Nikon SB-900 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight - U.S.A. Warranty

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The first Nikon FX-format camera, the D3, produced a quantum leap in digital photography that forever changed the way professionals are able to work. Now, with the launch of the second Nikon FX-format camera the Nikon D700 you can achieve, in a smaller, lighter design, many of those same extraordinary imaging feats that made the Nikon D3 an immediate legend. Like the D3, the D700 transcends the expectations of the world's leading photographers, in an agile body developed from the award-winning DX-format D300.

In soft, subtle lighting, it captures seductively smooth tones with astonishingly rendered detail easily. In low-lit situations, it delivers virtually poisefree images for impeccable results at up to ISO 6400 easily. And if you're faced with constantly changing lighting conditions, the D700 handles these complex exposure changes with ISO sensitivity auto control easily. When your day is long and demanding and you need to travel light, you'll appreciate this camera's portability, responsiveness and finely balanced handling.

And when you need more speed to capture a crucial moment, the D700 delivers with the option of a multi-power battery pack that gives you up to 8 frames per second, continuous shooting. Whether your subject's fast, slow or still, you'll capture it with tack-sharp precision using Nikon's exclusive 51-point AF system easily. Every aspect of the D700 has been carefully engineered, to provide you with the freedom to work efficiently and with the utmost sensitivity, as a natural extension of your personal vision.

The D700 achieves a remarkable distillation of the finest imaging performance digital photography can offer. The D700's 12.1-megapixel FX-format CMOS image sensor provides exceptional image quality throughout its remarkable ISO sensitivity range. A large pixel size of 8.45 µm allows for an extremely low signal-to-noise ratio and a wide dynamic range. The 12-channel readout enables accelerated information transfer, allowing the D700 to shoot at speeds of up to eight frames per second at full resolution (using the optional MB-D10 Multi Power Battery Pack) and quickly write image data onto the CompactFlash card.

The D700 offers a versatile base ISO range from 200-6400 but can be expanded to range from ISO 100 (Lo-1) to 25,600 (Hi-2) affording photographers the new-found confidence to shoot in the widest variety of lighting conditions from the brightest midday sun to dim interiors. Images previously thought to be impossible to create without complex lighting set-ups or lengthy post-processing are now captured easily and faithfully with the D700, unleashing new and diverse shooting possibilities

Nikon Features

  • The NIKKOR lens advantage: Nikon FX format enables photographers to again take advantage of the familiar Characteristics of 35mm film photography & Nikon has adapted the specific characteristics of a wide range of NIKKORs, Both old and new, to the D700's Nikon FX-format sensor for superb results
  • Lateral chromatic aberration reduction: Color fringes, also known as chromatic aberration, are generated because varying wavelengths of light result in slightly different magnifications. To overcome unwanted effect, D700 incorporates Nikon's exclusive lateral chromatic aberration reduction function
  • Integrated Dust Reduction System: Nikon meticulously developed this system, analyzing the characteristics of a myriad of image-degrading particulates so as to fully evaluate performance and reliability in a wide range of temperatures and humidity levels
  • Your foundation for exceptional images: The 12.1-megapixel Nikon FX-format CMOS sensor Incorporating the same Nikon-original FX-format CMOS imaging sensor developed for the groundbreaking D3, the new Nikon D700 delivers immaculately clean images
  • Rich tonal gradation, wide dynamic range: 14-bit A/D conversion followed by 16-bit image processing another key to the D700's outstanding image quality is Nikon's powerful, state-of-the-art EXPEED image-processing, a technology it shares with the D3. Rich data captured with the Nikon FX-format
  • Clean files from ISO 200 through 6400: The D700's high signal-to-noise ratio contributes to impeccably clean image files across the broadest span of ISO settings. The D700's standard range extends from ISO 200 to ISO 6400 and whichever setting you select, the D700 delivers outstanding image quality
  • Comprehensive strategy to reduce noise: D700 is designed to reduce noise even before the menuactivated High ISO NR settings are applied. And at higher ISO settings of 2000 and over, with the High ISO NR turned on, it's activated automatically but in a manner designed to give you rich, satisfying
  • Superior results instantly, even in difficult lighting conditions: Access to high ISO settings that deliver superior image files gives you so many more exposure options for shooting exceptional pictures in situations that were formerly beyond your grasp
  • Auto ISO setting for shooting opportunities where you need to deal with constantly changing light, ISO sensitivity auto control can be a major advantage, eliminating the need to sacrifice either aperture or shutter speed
  • Active D-Lighting: Automatically regulating the dynamic range when the contrast is too great lets you preserve highlights, such as those in the sky or a clear halo around the sun and shadow details
  • 51-point AF system: The strategically positioned 51 AF points of the D700's Multi CAM 3500FX AF sensor module are identical with those of the D3 and keep your subject in focus, even with quick and/or erratic subject movement, across a wide extent of the frame
  • Versatile AF area modes: The D700's three AF area modes Single-point AF, Dynamic-area AF and Auto-area AF prepare you for any shooting situation. With good light control and a static subject, Single-point AF ensures that the most important element in your composition
  • Speed, response and power at up to 8 frames per second: With a startup time of 0.12 seconds and shutter release time lag as short as 40 milliseconds (CIPA standard), the compact, lightweight D700 combines speed, response and power to rival the professional Nikon D3
  • Scene Recognition System: Nikon's revolutionary Scene Recognition System redefines scope, accuracy & performance of Digital SLR automatic control. One way it does this is by expanding the potential of the renowned 1,005 pixel RGB sensor far beyond 3D Color Matrix Metering II and iTTL flash control
  • Precise color information for outstanding AF accuracy: The D700's precise color information readouts deliver auto focus subject identification and tracking performance that no other camera maker can imitate
  • Highly sophisticated auto and flash exposure results: Nikon's 3D Color Matrix Metering II has long been praised by discerning professionals for its superior and consistent accuracy
  • 40-millisecond shutter response: The D700 works as fast as you do, enabling you to capture the precise moments you want. That's why the shutter release time lag was cut to an industry-leading 40 ms (CIPA standard)
  • Function button enables instant shooting in NEF: The D700 features a function button you can designate for shooting in NEF
  • Easy-to-view camera setting display: All of your settings are easily confirmed in the large, high-definition LCD with clear, easy-to-read fonts. You can choose to display information with black lettering against a white background or vice versa
  • Info button: Pushing the info button twice takes you directly to useful features such as Picture Control, Active D-Lighting and Noise Reduction.
  • Comprehensively sealed against dust & moisture: The D700 goes the extra mile to protect against invasive moisture, dust & even electromagnetic interference
  • Durable, high-precision shutter unit: Tested on fully assembled cameras, the D700's shutter unit has been proven through 150,000 cycles under the most demanding conditions
  • Large, bright viewfinder: Put your eye to the D700's large circular eyepiece and rediscover why a camera's viewfinder experience cannot be taken for granted. One look through a D700 confirms that superior viewfinder design is at the heart of single-lens reflex camera handling
  • 3-inch, 920,000-dot LCD: The large, high-resolution color LCD monitor delivers bright, crisp image playback, with enlargements up to 27x (large-size images in FX format), for immediate and precise image confirmation
  • Precision-cast magnesium alloy body: The D700 features rugged, durable and lightweight magnesium alloy for the body, exterior cover, chassis and mirror box, to protect the advanced technologies within and ensure its ability to perform in the most demanding shooting conditions
  • 0.12-second start-up time: As with all other Nikon digital SLR cameras, the D700's power switch is conveniently located in front of the shutter release button for natural, fluid operation. Start-up time has been minimized to 0.12 second to ensure you're ready for every shooting opportunity.
  • Mirror balancer for longer viewing time: When the shutter is released, the mirror cycles up and down at a very high speed. Nikon's unique precision mirror balancer instantly cancels mirror bounce by absorbing shock. As a result, the viewfinder blackout time and mirror movement noise are minimized
  • Long-life battery: sing the EN-EL3e, the same battery used in the D300, the D700 lets you shoot up to 1,000 frames per charge (CIPA standard) thanks to intelligent power management. And by adding the EN-EL4a in the optional Multi-Power Battery Pack MB-D10, you can shoot up to 2,900 frames
  • Multi-Power Battery Pack: MB-D10 (option) The optional Multi-Power Battery Pack MB-D10, which uses one Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL4a/4/3e or eight AA-size batteries, is equipped with a shutter-release button, AF-ON button, multi selector and main- and sub-command dials
  • Inspired layout, intelligently applied ergonomics: The D700 gives you easy access, via buttons, to functions often required while shooting, eliminating the need for time-consuming menu searches. The size and layout of all buttons and dials have been optimized to reduce the chance of error
  • Live View with high-resolution, 920,000-dot LCD: The D700's Live View function further expands versatility in a variety of shooting situations. In studio photography, for example, the D700's LCD shows bright, crisp, beautiful images through a 3-inch, 920,000-dot screen in real time
  • Sharp contrast AF in tripod mode: Tripod Mode is ideal for conditions that demand a precise focus and involve detailed composition, such as studio still life, architecture and landscape photography
  • Electronic Virtual Horizon: The innovative Virtual Horizon provides instant, accurate confirmation of the D700's position relative to horizontal level
  • Hand-held mode for low- and high-angle compositions: In situations where you're unable to look through the viewfinder, Hand-held Mode can be a tremendous assistance
  • Quick access to Live View: A simple custom setting allows you to designate the function button for quick access to Live View. One push of the button and you're ready for Live View shooting
  • Define tones and colors easily: The D700 provides rich tones and colors in the default setting, but also gives you the freedom to custom tailor image characteristics to your own specific tastes or client requirements. Picture Control is an intuitive, easy-to-use system for defining the image tone
  • Four types of Picture Controls: Select [Standard] for bright, balanced images suitable for any application. [Neutral] is designed to reproduce accurate color and gradation, making it your choice when you plan to make post-production image enhancements
  • Direct, intuitive image control: [Standard], [Neutral] and [Vivid] enable you to adjust parameters such as sharpening, contrast, brightness, saturation and hue
  • Built-in flash with 24mm lens: coverage and i-TTL flash control The D700 is fully compatible with Nikon's unmatched Creative Lighting system, which includes i-TTL flash control and Advanced Wireless Lighting

Nikon Specifications

Single-lens reflex digital camera
Lens Mount
Nikon F bayonet mount with AF coupling and AF contacts
Picture Angle
Equivalent to angle produced by lens focal length (1.5 times when DX format is selected)
Effective Pixels
12.1 million
Image Sensor
CMOS sensor, 36.0 x 23.9 mm; Nikon FX format
Total Pixels
12.87 million
Dust-Reduction System
Image sensor self-cleaning function, Image Dust Off reference data acquisition (Capture NX 2 required)
File Format
1) NEF (RAW): 12 or 14 bit, lossless compressed, compressed, or uncompressed
3) JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx. 1:4), normal (approx. 1:8), or basic
(approx. 1:16) compression (Size priority); [Optimal quality] compression available
4) NEF (RAW) + JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats
Picture Control System
Four setting options: Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome; each option can be adjusted
Storage Media
CompactFlash (Type I, compliant with UDMA)
File System
Compliant with DCF 2.0, DPOF, Exif 2.21, Pictbridge
SLR-type with fixed eye-level pentaprism
Diopter Adjustment
-3 to +1 m-1
18 mm (-1.0 m-1)
Focusing Screen
Type B BriteView Clear Matte VI screen with superimposed AF points and framing grid lines
Frame Coverage
Approx. 95% (vertical/horizontal)
Approx. 0.72x (50mm f/1.4 lens at infinity; -1.0 m-1)
Reflex Mirror
Quick-return type
Depth-of-field Preview
When CPU lens is attached, lens aperture can be stopped down to value selected by user (A and M modes) or value selected by camera (P and S modes)
Lens Aperture
Instant-return type, with depth-of-field preview button
Shutter Type
Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter
1/8,000 to 30 s in steps of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV; Bulb; X250
Flash Sync Speed
X = 1/250 s; synchronizes with shutter at 1/320 s or slower (flash range drops at speeds between 1/250 and 1/320 s)
Release Modes
1) Single-frame [S] mode, 2) Continuous Low-speed [CL] mode, 3) Continuous High-speed [CH] mode, 4) Live View [LV] mode, 5) Self-timer [mark] mode, 6) Mirror-up [Mup] mode
Continuous Shooting Speed
With Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL3e: 1-5 frames per second in [CL] mode, 5 fps in [CH] mode
With Multi-Power Battery Pack MB-D10 with batteries other than Rechargeable Li-ion
Battery EN-EL3e or AC Adapter EH-5a/EH-5: 1-7 frames per second in [CL] mode, 8 fps in [CH] mode
Electronically controlled timer with duration of 2, 5, 10 or 20 s
TTL full-aperture exposure metering using 1,005-pixel RGB sensor
Metering System
1) 3D Color Matrix Metering II (type G and D lenses); Color Matrix Metering II (other CPU lenses); Color Matrix Metering (non-CPU lenses if user provides lens data)
2) Center-Weighted: Weight of 75% given to 8-, 12-, 15- or 20-mm circle in center of frame, or weighting based on average of entire frame
3) Spot: Meters 4-mm circle (about 1.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point (on center focus point when non-CPU lens is used)
Metering Range
1) 0 to 20 EV (Matrix or Center-Weighted Metering), 2) 2 to 20 EV (Spot Metering) (ISO 100 equivalent, f/1.4 lens, at 68°F/20°C)
Exposure Meter Coupling
Combined CPU and AI
Exposure Modes
1) Programmed Auto (P) with flexible program, 2) Shutter-Priority Auto (S), 3) Aperture- Priority Auto (A), 4) Manual (M)
Exposure Compensation
±5 EV in increments of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV
Exposure Lock
Exposure locked at detected value with AE-L/AF-L button
Exposure Bracketing
Exposure and/or flash bracketing (2 to 9 exposures in increments of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 or 1 EV)
ISO 200 to 6400 in steps of 1/3, 1/2, or 1 EV; can be set to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, or 1 (ISO 100 equivalent) EV below ISO 200, or to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, 1 (ISO 12800 equivalent), or 2 (ISO 25600 equivalent) EV over ISO 6400
Active D-Lighting
Can be selected from [Auto], [High], [Normal], or [Low]
TTL phase-detection AF, 51 focus points (15 cross-sensors) by Nikon Multi-CAM 3500FX autofocus module; Detection: -1 to +19 EV (ISO 100 at 68°F/20°C); AF fine tuning possible; AF-assist illuminator (range approx. 1.6-9.8 ft./0.5-3 m)
Lens Servo
1) Autofocus: Single-servo AF (S); Continuous-servo AF (C); Focus Tracking automatically activated according to subject status, 2) Manual focus (M) with electronic rangefinder
Focus Point
Single AF point can be selected from 51 or 11 focus points
AF-Area Mode
1) Single-point AF, 2) Dynamic-area AF [number of AF points: 9, 21, 51, 51 (3D-Tracking)],3) Auto-area AF
Focus Lock
Focus can be locked by pressing AE-L/AF-L button or by pressing shutter-release button halfway (Single-point AF in AF-S)
Built-in Flash
Manual pop-up type; guide number of 56/17 (ISO 200, ft./m, 68°F/20°C) or 39/12 (ISO 100, ft./m, 68°F/20°C)
Flash Control
1) 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
2) Auto aperture (AA): Available with SB-900, 800 and CPU lens
3) Non-TTL auto (A): Available with SB-900, 800, 28, 27 or 22s 4) Distance-priority manual (GN): Available with SB-900, 800
Flash Sync Modes
1) Front-curtain sync (normal), 2) Slow sync, 3) Rear-curtain sync, 4) Red-eye reduction, 5) Red-eye reduction with slow sync
Flash Compensation
-3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV
Flash-ready Indicator
Lights when Speedlight such as SB-900, SB-800, SB-600, SB-400, SB-80DX, SB-28DX, or SB-50DX is fully charged; blinks after flash is fired at full output
Accessory Shoe
Standard ISO 518 hot-shoe contact with safety lock
Sync Terminal
ISO 519 standard terminal
Nikon Creative Lighting System
With Speedlights such as SB-900, SB-800, SB-600, SB-R200, 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
White Balance
Auto (TTL white balance with main image sensor and 1,005-pixel RGB sensor);
Seven manual modes can be preset with fine-tuning; color temperature setting; white balance bracketing: 2 to 9 exposures in increments of 1, 2 or 3
Hand-held mode: TTL phase-detection AF with 51 focus areas (15 cross-type sensors)
Tripod mode: Contrast-detect AF on a desired point within a specific area
LCD Monitor
3-in., approx. 920,000-dot (VGA), 170-degree wide-viewing-angle, 100% frame coverage, low-temperature polysilicon TFT LCD with brightness adjustment
Playback Function
Full-frame and thumbnail (4 or 9 images) playback with playback zoom, slide show, histogram display, highlight display, auto image rotation and image comment (up to 36 characters)
Hi-Speed USB
Video Output
NTSC or PAL; simultaneous playback from both the video output and on the LCD monitor available
HDMI Output
Supports HDMI version 1.3a; Type C mini connector is provided; simultaneous playback from both the HDMI output terminal and on the LCD monitor not available
Ten-pin Terminal
1) GPS: NMEA 0183 (Ver. 2.01 and 3.01) interface standard supported with 9-pin D-sub cable and GPS Cable MC-35 (optional)
2) Remote control: via Ten-pin terminal
Supported Languages
Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish
One Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL3e
Battery Pack
Multi-Power Battery Pack MB-D10 (optional) with one Rechargeable Li-ion Battery ENEL4a/ EN-EL4 (battery chamber cover BL-3 required) or EN-EL3e, or eight R6/AA-size alkaline (LR6), Ni-MH (HR6), lithium (FR6) batteries, or nickel-manganese (ZR6) batteries
AC Adapter
AC Adapter EH-5a/EH-5 (optional)
Tripod Socket
1/4 in. (ISO 1222)
Under 85% (no condensation)
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Approx. 5.8 x 4.8 x 3.0 in./147 x 123 x 77 mm
Approx. 2.19 lb./995 g without battery, memory card, body cap or LCD monitor cover
Nikon warranty
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Great buy!!!!


Absolutely loving my D700!!! I use it for portraiture, landscape and real estate photography. It has been a perfect upgrade from my D90.


One of Nikon's Best Ever DSLR Camera Bodies in Terms of Quality and Value


The Nikon D700 DSLR was Nikon's first full frame sensor camera body. This camera's image quality is superb and the camera is still relevant today. With its 12 megapixel sensor, I have printed images that are 24" 36" with virtually no loss in resolution, as is the case of the photo below off a mosque in Instanbul, Turkey


A few years old and 12.1 Mp but the task. ISO performance is awesome.


Just recently picked up the D700 used and didn't know what I had been missing. I can shoot at FX format or if I want some longer legs I can shoot the DX format. rarely use the flash anymore. Can shoot beautiful ISO 3200 shots with my 80-400mm AF-D VR at high shutter speeds (+1/1000). Don't really need the VR at those shutter speeds. Summed up: Great camera with lots of life left.




This is the greatest DSLR ever made by anybody ever.


Excellent Professional Camera


First of all, I love this camera. I've used the D800 and D700, and honestly, the D700 has a faster shutter speed and doesn't take up a huge amount of space with a ridiculous 36megapixel sensor. I bought this from Adorama, and I'm very pleased. The condition is nearly perfect and their customer service was excellent. I didn't receive some cables and a camera strap, but after emailing customer service, I received one in a few days! Thank you Adorama! I just recommended more friends to buy the D700 from Adorama.


Love this camera!!


I've been shooting with a Nikon D700 for several years. Nikon has discontinued this model, so I was very pleased to find a good used one. It's now my primary camera.


One of the best full frame cameras avail


I shoot full time for a living and my gear needs to work under all kinds of conditions. Even though does not put a rating on their weather sealing, it seems to work.


Great camera one of the best


Takes clear picture and it's easy to use Great for portraits nature and airshow pictures It's all good one of best camera on the market


Such a cool camera


This is a great high quality camera with wonderful features. It takes great photos.


Work Horse


This is my 4th D700. I shoot weddings so I need backups. My first D700 was bought in 2009 and is still in service today with over 218,000 actuations. It is tough to beat this camera. The low light performance is amazing and the dependability of the camera has yet to be matched.

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