It is rare to find a full frame DSLR nowadays – almost as if they just stopped making them altogether. For the uninitiated a full-frame digital SLR is a digital single-lens reflex camera (DSLR) fitted with an image sensor that is the same size as a 35 mm (36×24 mm) film frame. When one uses wide angle zoom lenses with such cameras, they retain the original focal range that the lens offers. Its many advantages have been experienced by lensmen who swear by what they invest in. Nikon D700 is, in fact, the last small format full-frame DSLR that one Nikon came up with in 2008. This 12.1mp full frame camera is every professional lensman’s delight as well as must have.

Design and Functioning

Shrinking the well own and acclaimed Nikon D3, the Nikon D700 boasts of a rugged and weatherproof magnesium alloy body. Along with extensive dust and moisture protection and a durable shutter mechanism tested to 150,000 cycles, the D700 merges pro D-SLR performance with expanded agility. This camera comes with Dynamic Integrated Dust Reduction system which features an effective quad-frequency, ultrasonic sensor cleaning which minimizes image degrading dust particles. Nikon’s exclusive Scene Recognition System (SRS) further extends auto-exposure intelligence while also advancing white-balance detection and autofocus performance. Its Picture Control mode offers advanced color control with 9 customizable settings and 4 preset options allow fine tuning of image appearance preferences. The 'quick adjust' option allows the user to modify sharpening, contrast and saturation together to produce a more vivid / sharp image (positive adjustment) or neutral / softer image (negative adjustment). The Nikon D700 also incorporates two live view shooting modes under which the user can choose from hand-held or tripod modes to suit shooting requirements. This camera is compatible with CompactFlash card.