Nikon D700 SLR Digital Camera (Body Only)

Nikon D700 SLR Digital Camera (Body Only)

Nikon D700 SLR Digital Camera (Body Only) - Refurbished

Used Cat.# RBND700 MFR # 25444B
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  • 12.1 Megapixels
  • FX-format CMOS (full frame)
  • 3" VGA LCD Display
  • Live View
  • Self-Cleaning Sensor
  • 51-point AF System
  • 5 fps Burst
  • ISO 6400 Sensitivity
  • HDMI Video Out
  • Dust and Water Resistant
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Nikon 25444B overview

  • 1Description

The Nikon D700 SLR Digital Camera (Body Only) brings professional imaging with a full-frame image sensor to a lightweight yet durable camera body. It features the exclusive 12.1 Megapixel FX-format CMOS sensor, measuring 23.9 x 36mm, which is nearly identical to the size of a 35mm film frame - thereby eliminating any significant crop factor or focal length multiplier. Images taken with the D700 exhibit exceptional overall quality, broad tonal range and depth, along with extremely low-noise throughout its expansive ISO range of 200 to 6400. Nikon's exclusive EXPEED Image Processing System is central to driving the speed and processing power needed for many of the camera's features such as the 51-point auto focus system and speedy 5 fps frame advance. The camera incorporates many of the features that have made point-and-shoot digital cameras so popular - such as Live View, Auto ISO, and in-camera image enhancement.

The D700 has been designed with refined ergonomics and usability and a streamlined, aesthetically pleasing layout, so photographers can take pictures with greater accuracy and comfort and with less concern about fatigue. The camera's bright viewfinder provides virtually 100 percent coverage for accurate framing, while an ultra-high-definition 920,000-dot VGA LCD screen on the rear of the camera displays images with vivid color and clarity. The 170-degree-wide viewing angle makes composing shots using the LCD screen in Live View mode easy, and the camera also features a unique Virtual Horizon digital level sensor that indicates the camera's alignment relative to the true horizon on the rear LCD screen or in the viewfinder.

The cameras impressive durability means that it can be used under the most demanding conditions. The exterior of the D700 is crafted of magnesium alloy and the camera's shutter mechanism is tested to 150,000 release cycles. Furthermore, the comprehensive array of rubber gaskets and seals protect vulnerable entry points from dust and moisture. If for some reason dust were to make its way into the camera (most probably when changing lenses), the Image Sensor Cleaning function employs piezoelectric elements to generate vibrations at four specific frequencies to optimize dust removal.

12.1 Megapixel Resolution FX-format CMOS Sensor
The Nikon-original 12.87 Megapixel FX-format (23.9 x 36mm) CMOS sensor is nearly the size of a 35mm film frame and provides a high signal-to-noise ratio, wide dynamic range and 12-channel readout to deliver breathtakingly rich image quality with an effective resolution of 12.1 million pixels, while also greatly reducing noise to even at high ISO sensitivity.
Durable and Dependable
The D700 body is built of a durable and lightweight magnesium alloy and has been designed for a high level of dust and water resistance. The camera's shutter has been tested for 150,000-release cycles, thereby continuing Nikon's long tradition of sturdiness and durability.
Self-Cleaning Sensor
The D700 incorporates a self-cleaning image sensor unit which vibrates at high frequencies and uses four different resonance frequencies to remove any loose dust on the surface of the sensor's optical low-pass filter. Image Sensor Cleaning can be set for automatic activation when the camera is turned on and off, or can be activated at any time the photographer feels it's necessary.
Enhanced Images and Performance with EXPEED
The EXPEED image processing system is at the heart of the D700's ability to capture and process high-definition image data quickly. It features 14-bit analog-to-digital (A/D) conversion with 16-bit image processing, both of which contribute to delivering results with Nikon's signature 'look and feel' of rich accurate colors, smooth skin gradations and exceptional detail.
Fast Performance
The D700 can support continuous shooting up to 5 frames per second (up to 8 frames per second with the optional MB-D10 Multi-power Battery Pack), making it a powerful performer for a wide variety of shooting disciplines, particularly for action sports, wildlife, or news gathering applications. It also provides fast power-up (0.12 seconds), quick responsiveness (40 millisecond shutter lag), and outstanding timer and shutter flexibility to meet the needs of a wide variety of photographic assignments.
Wide Range of ISO Sensitivity
The camera has a broad ISO range from 200-6400 plus Lo-1 (equivalent to ISO 100), Hi-1 (equivalent to ISO 12800) and Hi-2 (equivalent to 25600) sensitivity settings. There is also a convenient Auto ISO setting that automatically adjusts the cameras ISO when shooting under constantly changing lighting conditions.
Fast, Accurate 51-point Autofocus
The D700 incorporates Nikon's Multi-CAM 3500FX auto focus module that features an intelligent array of 15 cross-type sensors that keep your subject in focus, even with quick and/or erratic subject movement across a wide extent of the frame, and the highly responsive AF sensor detects your subject in EV as low as -1.
Versatile AF Area Modes
The three AF area modes provide appropriate focus control for any shooting situation. Single-point AF ensures that the most important element in your composition will be sharply focused. With Dynamic-area AF, you can select from several focusing options, utilizing 9, 21 or all 51 points, depending on the nature of your subject, and using the 51-point option allows for 3D-Tracking which uses image color information to automatically follow moving subjects across the AF points. Auto-area AF also uses color information along with special face recognition algorithms to automatically focus on an individual's face, extremely helpful for situations when there's simply no time to select a focus point or when using Live View in Handheld mode at high or low angles.
Exclusive Scene Recognition System (SRS)
The Nikon Scene Recognition System uses the acclaimed Nikon 1005-pixel RGB color sensor modified to recognize subjects' shape and position before the image is captured. This also aids the Autofocus system, while enhancing the accuracy of the auto exposure, i-TTL control and white balance metering.
Active D-Lighting Mode
The Active D-Lighting mode provides remarkable real-time highlight and shadow correction with optimized image contrast, producing broader tone reproduction in both shadows and highlights while applying localized tone control technology to achieve a more pleasing level of contrast across the entire image. And because Active D-Lighting is applied as images are captured, image editing time can be reduced.
Built-In Flash and i-TTL Flash Control
The built-in flash of the D700 has 24mm lens coverage, and works as a wireless commander for up to two groups of remote Nikon Speedlights using Nikon's Advanced Wireless Lighting system. The camera is also compatible with Nikon's Creative Lighting System, which supports i-TTL flash control and the camera's Scene Recognition System further provides for a more refined flash metering evaluation, to reduce overexposure, and other exposure inaccuracies - even with small subjects or scenes containing highly reflective objects.
Accurate Auto White Balance
The camera's Auto White Balance works together with Nikon's Scene Recognition System in calculating the characteristics of the scene, cross-referencing it with 5,000 actual picture data examples among the over 20,000 images stored in the D700's AWB database. This lets you shoot with confidence even in tricky conditions, so white stays white and yellow appears as yellow - just the way you see it.
Lateral Chromatic Aberration Reduction
To overcome the chromatic aberration effect produced by even the highest quality optics, the D700 incorporates Nikon's exclusive lateral chromatic aberration reduction function which compensates for the differences in the resolving index for each color. And since this aberration is corrected regardless of lens type, this feature delivers sharper images whichever lens you use.
Picture Control Settings
Nikon's Picture Control System makes it easy for users of all experience levels to select and apply adjustments to how their pictures are rendered and create optimized settings to suit their individual preferences. The Picture Control System offers four basic setting options - Standard, Neutral, Vivid and Monochrome, that can be directly customized with image parameters, such as sharpening, tone compensation, brightness and saturation. Furthermore, users can store up to nine customized options or export up to 99 to a CF memory card, enabling photographers to share settings among multiple cameras.
3.0" Color LCD Display
The 3.0" super density 921,000-dot VGA color monitor provides a crisp clear view of your images with 170-degree wide-angle viewing and tempered-glass protection, making critical image review possible. The camera also includes an information display on the rear LCD screen that can change color according to the ambient lighting conditions, and an easy-to-view top LCD panel.
Live View Feature
The D700 includes the Live View system, which presents photographers with a live image on the LCD screen, with two modes suited to either handheld or tripod shooting. The Live View system is particularly useful when shooting in a studio, utilizing remote shooting or when shooting from challenging angles.
Tripod & Handheld Live View Modes
The Tripod Mode is ideal for photographic applications that require precise focus and composition such as still life, architecture and macro photography. In this mode, the contrast-detect AF system provides exceptionally accurate focusing from any point in the entire frame (an area wider than the 51-AF point area), so you can easily rearrange your subject while simultaneously confirming your composition, or confirm your focus by enlarging the focus point image up to 13 times. For low- and high-angle compositions where you're unable to look through the viewfinder, the Handheld mode can be of tremendous assistance; select your focus point or use Auto-area AF, then use the Live View LCD with its 170-degree viewing angle for composing your shot.
Electronic Virtual Horizon
The innovative Virtual Horizon provides instant, accurate confirmation of the D700's position relative to horizontal level. When using Live View, you can choose to display the virtual horizon on the LCD, a feature ideal for landscape and architecture photography. You can also level the D700 while looking through the viewfinder using the convenient analog scale.
Comfortable Controls
The controls of the D700 were designed for ease-of-use with easy access via buttons to functions often required while shooting, eliminating the need for time-consuming menu searches. The controls are also consistent with Nikon's other professional D-SLRs to make the use of multiple camera platforms substantially easier. In addition, the intuitive menu system provides fast access to many of the finer controls and settings available in the camera.
Wireless Networking
The optional Nikon Wireless Transmitter WT-4, not only provides the ability to transmit ('push') images to servers and remotely control the camera from afar, but also enables remote browsing of the camera's image thumbnails as well. Furthermore users can set up a network of up to five D700 cameras so thumbnails from all connected cameras can be browsed simultaneously from a remote server and relevant image files 'pulled', while the photographers continue shooting.
Long-Life Battery and Power Options
Using the included EN-EL3e, the D700 lets you shoot up to 1,000 frames per charge (CIPA standard) thanks to intelligent power management. And by adding the optional Multi-Power Battery Pack MB-D10, you can choose between using rechargeable Li-ion Batteries (EN-EL4a/4/3e) or eight AA-size batteries, and get up to 2,900 frames (with EN-EL4a). The MB-D10 Multi-Power Battery Pack is also equipped with a shutter-release button, AF-ON button, multi selector, and main- and sub-command dials for more comfortable camera operation when shooting in a vertical orientation. Furthermore, all of these power options enable you to monitor the level of battery power and shots remaining on a charge.
A Total Imaging System
The D700 isn't just a camera, but part of a complete Nikon system to help photographers create great images. The D700 is compatible with the Nikon Total Imaging System of NIKKOR lenses, Speedlights, accessories and software that provides a complete solution for any photographic challenge.
In the Box
Nikon D700 SLR Digital Camera (Body Only)
  • EN-EL3e Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery
  • MH-18a Quick Charger for Nikon EN-EL3 Series Rechargeable Batteries
  • USB Cable
  • Video Cable
  • Strap
  • BM-9 LCD Cover
  • Body Cap
  • DK-17 Finder Eyepiece for D3, D2 Series, D700 & F6 Cameras
  • BS-1 Hot Shoe Cover for Nikon SLR Cameras
  • Software CD-ROM (Nikon Software Suite)
  • User Guide
  • 90-Day B&H Refurbished Warranty
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    • 1Description

    Nikon 25444B specs

    Lens Mount Nikon F
    Camera Format Full-Frame (1.0x Crop Factor)
    Sensor Type / Size CMOS, 36 x 23.9 mm
    Bit Depth 14-Bit
    Memory Card Type CompactFlash
    Focus Control
    Focus Type Auto & Manual Focus
    Autofocus Points 51
    Viewfinder Type Pentaprism
    Viewfinder Coverage 95%
    Display Screen 3" Rear Screen LCD (921,000)
    Screen Coverage 100%
    Exposure Control
    ISO Sensitivity 100 to 25600
    Shutter 30 to 1/8000  
    Remote Control 10-Pin Remotes (Optional)
    Mirror Lock-Up Yes
    Metering Method Spot Metering, Center-Weighted Average Metering, 3D Color Matrix Metering
    Exposure Modes Modes: Aperture Priority, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
    White Balance Modes Auto, Cloudy, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Kelvin, Shade, Preset Manual
    Max Sync Speed 1 / 250 Second
    External Flash Connection Hot Shoe, PC Terminal
    Self Timer 2 Seconds
    Interval Recording Yes
    Connectivity AV Output
    HDMI C (Mini)
    USB 2.0
    Software System Requirements Windows: 2000, XP, Vista 
    Battery 1 x EN-EL3e Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
    AC Power Adapter EH-5a AC Adapter (Not Included)
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 4.8 x 5.8 x 3.0" / 12.2 x 14.7 x 7.6 cm
    Weight 2.19 lb / 993.36 g Camera body only
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 5.9 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.0 x 8.4 x 6.2"

    Nikon 25444B reviews

    D700 SLR Digital Camera (Body Only) is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 1113.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Blows the D300 A-WAY! I've been building a photo business for the last 2 years. The first camera I purchased was the D300. It's a great camera, but I always felt that I had to fight with the pictures in post to get exactly the image that I saw in my head when I took the shot. I recently purchased the D700 to use as my primary camera with the D300 as my back up. The only problem is that the D700 is so much better than I expected that I'm going to have trouble ever touching the D300 again. High ISO is one thing, but also the tonality and range of the FX chip is phenomenal. Metering also seems much easier and more accurate.
    Date published: 2009-12-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this camera! I purchased this body as my first digital camera mainly to record reference photos from which I create artwork, and also to make digital records of my paintings. I wanted a full frame sensor that was sensitive to enough to accurately record the color nuances in my paintings. I've been able to experiment with the white balance settings to get it fairly accurate, and in Photoshop, I can make changes to get very close. No camera is perfect in recording exact colors, but this one does a very good job. Also great in low light to get those end of the day wildlife photos. I bought the best and fastest Nikon lenses with this camera and love it.
    Date published: 2011-12-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just get one! This camera rocks! My wife and I just returned from a 5 day Carribean Cruise and this was the first chance I had to really put the D700 to the test. I only had the camera a week prior to the cruise and had no trouble getting great photos. Menu system is very user friendly. Low light capability is insane. I mainly used my trusty 35-70/2.8 and autofocus speed was very fast. The LCD screen is a huge step up from my D50. The camera is heavy, but just feels right in the hands. The only negative I could find is with the supplied neckstrap. Appears Nikon is going cheaper in this area. The D50 neckstrap is much better.
    Date published: 2010-05-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The DSLR You've Been Waiting for... If you are like me you made the Nikon investment long ago in their incomparable lenses. Those lenses seemed to be overkill for the DX based DSLRs - D100, D200 etc. since it was a lot of glass to carry around for relatively minor difference in quality vs the DX format lenses. Well that is all changed now and those crisp sharp lenses you spent thousands on way back when have finally arrived in the digital age without having to spend another 5k on a body that will be obsolete in 2-3yrs. All the other things people have said about the D700 are true as well - especially the low light capabilities compared to the D200 which is what I had previously.
    Date published: 2008-11-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from full frame worth it I just got one of these and it is amazing. I shot a wedding in a very dark old church and the light sensitivity was simply mind blowing! I spent $4,000.00 on new flashes, stands, soft boxes, and I didn't even use them at all. The pictures came out with the softest shadows and amazing clarity. The CMOS sensors use very little battery. I shot 700 frames and still had more than 25% power left. Removing the multiplier you get with DX cameras means your lens ratings are true so my 28-70 2.8f lens that has been in my bag for two years (which was never right) is now the perfect lens. Comparing this to my D200 & D300 it is the CLEAR winner.
    Date published: 2008-12-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from D700--Worth the Wait This is my first digital camera. I wanted to keep using my Nikkor lenses but didn't want to have the 1.5 multiplier on the focal lengths. Since $5k for a D3 was (way) outside the budget, I've been shooting film until the D700 arrived earlier this month. In fairness, I can't give this camera a full review since I'm just leaving the N90s. It seems, however, that those Nikon engineers included features and controls that are far beyond anything that would enter my mind. The 400+ page instruction manual (all English) is at least somewhat overpowering, so I've dialed every setting to auto for the moment and been more than pleased with 98% of the images.
    Date published: 2008-08-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Camera I'm a professional photographer and have been waiting to add a full frame digital SLR to my D1x and D2x arsenol. I've had my eye on the D3 for a long time, and I've had the privilege of using one while working a photography job for a contractor for three months. I love the D3, but the price is beyond my means, and the price doesn't seem to be going down. The D700 was an excellent substitute, especially since I don't do a lot of sports photography. I purchased my D700 with confidence from B&H..... If you are shooting as a professional, I think you should seriously consider the power grip accessory.
    Date published: 2009-09-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from My nearly perfect camera I shoot mainly motorsports, bicycle racing, and landscapes/nature. I also travel regularly with a camera. This camera replaced a D2X and it strikes a good balance between size and weight and capability. Frame rate, buffer size and write speed, and autofocus performance are more than adequate for my purposes. I am able to shoot an event where during the course of the day I capture 1500-2000 photographs on a single battery charge, so battery life is just fine. High ISO performance is absolutely brilliant, and the camera is capable of producing stunning images. About the only thing I don't like is the 95 pct viewfinder.
    Date published: 2009-05-30
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