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