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Nikon Releases D700, Its Second Full-Frame DSLR

The release of the long-anticipated Nikon D700 marks the coming of full-frame image sensors (FX) to Nikon's prosumer segment. Looking very similar to Nikon's another full-frame offering, D3, the novelty, according to its name is positioned closer to D300 that features an DX sensor (with x1.5 crop factor).

The similarity to D3 is not purely outward. The novelty features the same 12.1-Mp CMOS sensor and EXPEED processor. In other words, we can expect similar image quality produced by these two cameras.

The most noticeable differences are related to the shutter (guaranteed 150,000 shots vs. D3's 300,000 shots), viewfinder (95% coverage), and slightly lower burst speed (5 fps; 8 fps with MB-D10 battery unit and EN-EL4a battery). Besides, D700 features only 1 CF slot instead of 2. New features include dust reduction system and built-in flash.

Other features of the D700:

  • ISO 200-6400 expandable to ISO 100 (equiv.) - 25600 (equiv.);
  • 16-bit EXPEED image processor with 14-bit ADC;
  • Improved scene recognition system that combines exposure meter and AF sensors;
  • 51-point AF, Multi-CAM3500FX, three Dynamic AF modes: 9-, 21- and 51-point;
  • Color control with 9 customizable settings and 4 preset options;
  • 3-inch LCD, 920,000 pixels, 170-degree viewing angles;
  • AF Live View, hand-held and tripod modes;
  • DX framing mode supported automatically with DX lenses;
  • 40ms shutter lag;
  • Active D-Lighting three-phase dynamic control to capture previously lost details in shadows and highlights while maintaining normalized contrast;
  • HDMI interface;
  • Dust-/dampproof magnesium alloy body;
  • 147 x 123 x 77 mm dimensions;
  • 995 g weight w/o battery, memory card, lens cap and LCD cap;
  • Priced at 3,000 USD.

Source: Nikon

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