The Nikon D700 Digital SLR is designed for the serious photographer, offering 12 megapixels in a full-frame (FX) format, and incorporating many of the crowd-pleasing features of the popular D3 and D300 digital SLR cameras. The Nikon D700 features a sensor area of 36.0 x 23.9mm, a high sensitivity range of ISO 200-6400, the Nikon 51-point AF system, Scene Recognition, auto exposure and auto white balance detection, as well as continuous shooting up to 5fps (or up to 8fps when using the optional Multi-Power Battery Pack MB-D10). Providing flexibility and ultimate image control, the D700 is a truly impressive piece of equipment.
Please Note: This model is now discontinued and a new version is now available: Nikon D800 Digital SLR Camera Body.
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Nikon D700 - 2 Year Warranty
To take advantage of the extended warranty you are required to register the product within 30 days of purchase. The camera or kit must have been distributed by Nikon UK & Republic of Ireland, through an official UK retailer such as Wex Photographic.
For details on how to register your product online please click here. Alternatively you can complete the in-box warranty slip or telephone 0800 408 5060 (Nikon UK).
Nikon D700 – Large image sensor
The D700 digital SLR delivers outstanding picture quality throughout its wide ISO sensitivity setting range, through the employment of a FX-format CMOS 36x23.9mm image sensor. The large pixel size that the full-frame FX format allows, ensures a higher signal-to-noise ratio, and the wide dynamic range and enhanced circuit-layout competently increases the strength of the electrical signal from the pixels.
Nikon D700 – Wide sensitivity
The wide sensitivity range of the Nikon D700 delivers excellent image quality at low sensitivity settings, and while at the high ISO settings, even up to 6400, the camera provides exceptionally low-noise characteristics. The D700 enables you to increase ISO sensitivity up to HI 0.3, HI 0.5, HI 0.7 and HI 1, the equivalent of ISO 12,800, and HI 2, the equivalent of ISO 25,600. You can also decrease it to Lo 1, the equivalent of ISO 100, Lo 0.7, Lo 0.5 and Lo 0.3, giving you greater versatility when shooting.
Nikon D700 – High speed performance
The D700 digital SLR has a speedy start-up time of only 0.12 seconds, with only a fractional shutter release time lag of 40ms – as seen on the flagship Nikon D3. The camera offers a continuous shooting speed of 5 frames per second when using the included rechargeable Li-ion EN-EL3e battery, and up to 8 frames per second with the optional Multi-Power MB-D10 battery pack and rechargeable Li-ion EN-EL4a/a or 8 AA size batteries. Compatible with high speed UDMA Compact Flash cards, the Nikon D700 is able to handle cards with a 35 megabyte recording speed.
Nikon D700 – Super Scene Recognition System
Nikon have made some improvements to their 1.005 pixel RGB light sensor, so that information from the sensor can be utilised to determine auto exposure, auto white balance and auto focus. The camera features 3D tracking in AF, so using the Scene Recognition System, the position of the subject can be tracked and the AF points are automatically shifted to match the movement of the subject within the frame. The Scene Recognition System also plays a significant part in the accuracy of the auto exposure and auto white balance detection.
Nikon D700 – Perfect Picture Control
Whether you are beginning your first journey with a DSLR or a seasoned user, the Nikon Control System enables you to create just the image you want by making adjustments to image sharpening, tone compensation, brightness, tone and saturation. The Picture Control System provides four fundamental setting options: Standard, Neutral, Vivid and Monochrome.
Nikon D700 – DX cropping mode
The Nikon D700 enables you to choose between FX format (36x24) or DX format (24x16). When in Auto DX crop (the default setting), the Nikon D700 will automatically select DX format when a DX Nikkor lens is attached.
Nikon D700 – 51-point high-density AF system
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The Multi-CAM 3500FX autofocus sensor module which features 51 AF points is included in the Nikon D700, through which fifteen cross-type sensors located in the centre recognise and detect the subject, even with apertures as small as f/5.6. The way in which the 51 AF points work is linked to the Scene Recognition System. The Nikon Scene Recognition System aids the camera in delivering more advanced subject detection and focus tracking performance. You can select a single AF point from either the 51 or 11 focus points, and in dynamic-area AF mode, you can select from 9, 21 or 51 areas. The 51-point option allows you to utilise the 3D tracking mode, which automatically shifts the focus point to match the subject’s movement. The Nikon D700 also offers auto-area AF mode, giving greater priority to the subject’s position when selecting AF points.
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||Multi-CAM 3500 FX
||EN-EL3e, EN-E4a w/MB-D10
||P, S, A, M
||NEF (RAW), JPG, TIFF
|Flash Guide Number
|Flash Sync Speed
|Frames Per Second
||Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL3e, Quick Charger MH-18a, USB Cable UC-E4, Video Cable EG-D100, Camera Strap AN-D700, Body Cap BF-1A, Accessory Shoe Cover BS-1, LCD Monitor Cover BM-9, Software Suite CD-ROM
|Memory Card Format
||3D Matrix II
|Raw Buffer Depth
|Screen Resolution (Pixels)
|Screen Size (Inches)
||FX (Full Frame)
|Shutter Speed, Minimum
||147 x 123 x 77 mm
|View Finder Coverage
Buy Now Pay Later
With our no deposit Buy Now Pay Later option, pay nothing for six months when you spend £250 or more, then either settle the cash price in full by paying a £29.00 settlement fee, or choose to spread the cost over 36 months at 19.9% APR Representative. Please see the repayment example below to see how much purchasing this item on finance would cost.
|Item Value (Cash Price)
|Total Amount Credit
||35 x £63.61
|Total Amount Payable
|Annual Rate of Interest
Are you eligible for finance?
Applicants must be:
- Aged 18 years or older from the application date
- In permanent UK residence for a minimum of three years
- Fulfil at least one of the following employment criteria:
- In regular, permanent employment.
- Retired from regular employment - With a minimum age of 50.
- Not working through disability.
Note: All applicants will be subject to a credit reference check by the lender.
Credit is subject to application and status. Warehouse Express Ltd trading as Wex Photographic act as credit broker and not the lender. Barclays Partner Finance act as the lender.
Can I repay early? If so how?
No repayments are scheduled in the initial six-month deferral period. However, it is possible to pay off the loan, either by way of a lump sum or in smaller amounts. If the loan is fully repaid within the six-month deferral period, then no interest is payable, but a £29.00 early-settlement will be incurred. Such repayments may be made to Barclays Partner Finance by cheque, debit card or standing order. Unfortunately it is not possible to set up a direct debit within the deferral period. Further information on how to make such repayments will be set out in the loan agreement pack provided by Barclays Partner Finance.
What happens if I don't repay within the first six months (deferral period)?
Following the six month deferral period, Barclays Partner Finance will initiate a monthly direct debit payment for the remaining duration of the loan. Interest will be charged at a rate of 19.9% APR on outstanding balances (backdated to the first date of the loan). Late payment penalties and early repayment charges will apply from this point. Barclays Partner Finance will send a reminder letter approximately one month before the six month deferral period is due to elapse. Note: If you chose to spread the cost and pay monthly, interest is charged from the start of the loan, not from the start of the repayment period.
What will I receive from the finance provider (lender)?
Barclays Partner Finance will send a loan agreement pack approximately four weeks after delivery of the goods, confirming that the account has been activated and, from this point, it is possible to make repayments against the loan.
For further information on how our finance product work, see our Finance help section.
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