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Nikon D700

Nikon today release new FX sensor DSLR body. D700

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Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 1 July 2008 – Nikon Europe is pleased to announce the introduction of an all-new FX-format digital SLR: the 12.1 megapixel Nikon D700, designed to enable many more photographers to enjoy the acclaimed image quality of the Nikon D3, but in a smaller form factor.

”The Nikon D3 has taken the action photography industry by storm, motivating many pros to change brands and we expect the D700 to continue that trend,” said Robert Cristina, Manager Professional Products and NPS at Nikon Europe. He added: “The D700 excels in the extreme low-light and high-contrast conditions under which today’s cameras are judged and affirms Nikon’s ongoing commitment to meeting tomorrows imaging needs too.”

The body look so durable and sexy, Here is the camera specifications…

Type Single-lens reflex digital camera
Lens Mount Nikon F bayonet mount with AF coupling and AF contacts
Picture Angle Equivalent to angle produced by lens focal length
(1.5 times when DX format is selected)
Effective Pixels 12.1 million
Image Sensor CMOS sensor, 36.0 x 23.9 mm; Nikon FX format
Total Pixels 12.87 million
Dust-Reduction System Image sensor self-cleaning function, Image Dust Off reference data acquisition (Capture NX 2 required)
Image size (pixels) FX format (36 x 24): 4,256 x 2,832 [L], 3,184 x 2,120 [M], 2,128 x 1,416 [S]
DX format (24 x 16): 2,784 x 1,848 [L], 2,080 x 1,384 [M], 1,392 x 920 [S]
File Format • NEF (RAW): 12 or 14 bit, lossless compressed, compressed, or uncompressed
• TIFF (RGB)
• JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx. 1:4), normal (approx. 1:8), or basic (approx. 1:16) compression ([Size priority]); [Optimal quality] compression available
• NEF (RAW) + JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats
Picture Control System
Four setting options: Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome; each option can be adjusted
Storage Media CompactFlash (Type I, compliant with UDMA)
File System Compliant with DCF 2.0, DPOF, Exif 2.21, Pictbridge
Viewfinder SLR-type with fixed eye-level pentaprism
Diopter Adjustment -3 to +1 m-1
Eyepoint 18 mm (-1.0 m-1)
Focusing Screen Type B BriteView Clear Matte VI screen with superimposed AF points and framing grid lines
Frame Coverage Approx. 95% (vertical/horizontal)
Magnification Approx. 0.72x (50mm f/1.4 lens at infinity; -1.0 m-1)
Reflex Mirror Quick-return type
Depth-of-field Preview When CPU lens is attached, lens aperture can be stopped down to value selected by user (A and M modes) or value selected by camera (P and S modes)
Lens Aperture Instant-return type, with depth-of-field preview button
Compatible Lenses • DX AF Nikkor: All functions supported
• Type G or D AF Nikkor: All functions supported (PC Micro-Nikkor does not support some functions). IX Nikkor lenses not supported.
• Other AF Nikkor: All functions supported except 3D Color Matrix Metering II. Lenses for F3AF not supported.
• AI-P Nikkor: All functions supported except autofocus and 3D Color Matrix Metering II
• Non-CPU AI Nikkor: Can be used in exposure modes A and M; electronic rangefinder can be used if maximum aperture is f/5.6 or faster; Color Matrix Metering and aperture value display supported if user provides lens data
Shutter Type Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter
Shutter Speed 1/8,000 to 30 s in steps of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV, Bulb, X250
Flash Sync Speed X = 1/250 s; synchronizes with shutter at 1/320 s or slower (flash range drops at speeds between 1/250 and 1/320 s)
Release Modes 1) Single-frame [S] mode
2) Continuous Low-speed [CL] mode
3) Continuous High-speed [CH] mode
4) Live View [LV] mode
5) Self-timer [mark] mode
6) Mirror-up [Mup] mode
Continuous Shooting Speed With Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL3e: 1-5 frames per second in [CL] mode, 5 fps in [CH] mode
With Multi-Power Battery Pack MB-D10 with batteries other than Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL3e or AC Adapter EH-5a/EH-5: 1-7 frames per second in [CL] mode, 8 fps in [CH] mode
Self-timer Electronically controlled timer with duration of 2, 5, 10 or 20 s
Metering TTL full-aperture exposure metering using 1,005-pixel RGB sensor
Metering System 1) 3D Color Matrix Metering II (type G and D lenses); Color Matrix Metering II (other CPU lenses); Color Matrix Metering (non-CPU lenses if user provides lens data)
2) Center-Weighted: Weight of 75% given to 8-, 12-, 15- or 20-mm circle in center of frame, or weighting based on average of entire frame
3) Spot: Meters 4-mm circle (about 1.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point (on center focus point when non-CPU lens is used)
Metering Range 1) 0 to 20 EV (Matrix or Center-Weighted Metering)
2) 2 to 20 EV (Spot Metering) (ISO 100 equivalent, f/1.4 lens, at 20°C/68°F)
Exposure Meter Coupling Combined CPU and AI
Exposure Modes 1) Programmed Auto (P) with flexible program
2) Shutter-Priority Auto (S)
3) Aperture-Priority Auto (A)
4) Manual (M)
Exposure Compensation ±5 EV in increments of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV
Exposure Lock Exposure locked at detected value with AE-L/AF-L button
Exposure Bracketing Exposure and/or flash bracketing (2 to 9 exposures in increments of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 or 1 EV)
Sensitivity ISO 200 to 6400 in steps of 1/3, 1/2, or 1 EV; can be set to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, or 1 (ISO 100 equivalent) EV below ISO 200, or to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, 1 (ISO 12800 equivalent), or 2 (ISO 25600 equivalent) EV over ISO 6400
Active D-Lighting Can be selected from [Auto], [High], [Normal], or [Low]
Autofocus TTL phase-detection AF, 51 focus points (15 cross-sensors) by Nikon Multi-CAM 3500FX autofocus module; Detection: -1 to +19 EV (ISO 100 at 20°C/68°F); AF fine tuning possible; AF-assist illuminator (range approx. 0.5-3 m/1.6-9.8 ft.)
Lens Servo 1) Autofocus: Single-servo AF (S); Continuous-servo AF (C); Focus Tracking automatically activated according to subject status
2) Manual focus (M) with electronic rangefinder
Focus Point Single AF point can be selected from 51 or 11 focus points
AF-Area Mode 1) Single-point AF
2) Dynamic-area AF [number of AF points: 9, 21, 51, 51 (3D-Tracking)]
3) Auto-area AF
Built-in Flash Manual pop-up type; guide number of 17/56 (ISO 200, m/ft., 20°C/68°F) or 12/39 (ISO 100, m/ft., 20°C/68°F)
Flash Control 1) TTL flash control with 1,005-pixel RGB sensor; i-TTL balanced fill-flash and standard i-TTL fill-flash available with SB-900, 800, 600 or 400
2) Auto aperture (AA): Available with SB-900, 800 and CPU lens
3) Non-TTL auto (A): Available with SB-900, 800, 28, 27 or 22s
4) Distance-priority manual (GN): Available with SB-900, 800
Flash Sync Modes 1) Front-curtain sync (normal)
2) Slow sync
3) Rear-curtain sync
4) Red-eye reduction
5) Red-eye reduction with slow sync
Flash Compensation -3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV
Flash-ready Indicator Lights when Speedlight such as SB-900, SB-800, SB-600, SB-400, SB-80DX, SB-28DX, or SB-50DX is fully charged; blinks after flash is fired at full output
Accessory Shoe Standard ISO 518 hot-shoe contact with safety lock
Sync Terminal ISO 519 standard terminal
Nikon Creative Lighting System With Speedlights such as SB-900, SB-800, SB-600, SB-R200, or SU-800 (commander only), supports Advanced Wireless Lighting, Auto FP High-Speed Sync, Flash Color Information Communication, modeling flash and FV lock; built-in flash can be used as a commander
White Balance • Auto (TTL white balance with main image sensor and 1,005-pixel RGB sensor);
• Seven manual modes can be preset with fine-tuning; color temperature setting; white balance bracketing: 2 to 9 exposures in increments of 1, 2 or 3
Live View Modes Hand-held mode: TTL phase-detection AF with 51 focus areas (15 cross-type sensors) Tripod mode: Contrast-detect AF on a desired point within a specific area
LCD Monitor 3-in., approx. 920,000-dot (VGA), 170-degree wide-viewing-angle, 100% frame coverage, low-temperature polysilicon TFT LCD with brightness adjustment
Playback Function Full-frame and thumbnail (4 or 9 images) playback with playback zoom, slide show, histogram display, highlight display, auto image rotation, and image comment (up to 36 characters)
USB Hi-Speed USB
Video Output NTSC or PAL; simultaneous playback from both the video output and on the LCD monitor available
HDMI Output Supports HDMI version 1.3a; Type C mini connector is provided; simultaneous playback from both the HDMI output terminal and on the LCD monitor not available
Ten-pin Terminal 1) GPS: NMEA 0183 (Ver. 2.01 and 3.01) interface standard supported with 9-pin D-sub cable and GPS Cable MC-35 (optional)
2) Remote control: via Ten-pin terminal
Supported Languages Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish
Battery One Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL3e
Battery Pack Multi-Power Battery Pack MB-D10 (optional) with one Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL4a/EN-EL4 (battery chamber cover BL-3 required) or EN-EL3e, or eight R6/AA-size alkaline (LR6), Ni-MH (HR6), lithium (FR6) batteries, or nickel-manganese (ZR6) batteries
AC Adapter AC Adapter EH-5a/EH-5 (optional)
Tripod Socket 1/4 in. (ISO 1222)
Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 147 x 123 x 77 mm/5.8 x 4.8 x 3.0 in.
Weight Approx. 995 g/2.19 lb. without battery, memory card, body cap or LCD monitor cover
Temperature 0-40°C/32-104°F
Humidity Under 85% (no condensation)
Supplied Accessories* 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
*Supplied accessories may differ depending on country or area
Main Optional Accessories Wireless Transmitter WT-4/4A, Magnifying Eyepiece DK-17M, AC Adapter EH-5a, Capture NX 2 Software, Camera Control Pro 2 Software, Image Authentication Software

i’d love to have this baby but i dont think i can afford it. it has market price of around RM 10,300 (body only). D700 will be straight competitor to Canon 5D for FX sensor.



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2 Comments »

Comment by Ady
2008-07-01 23:53:29

So? When are you going to get it?

Comment by fadzlizuka
2008-07-02 00:08:18

*fadzli check his wallet and bank account… sigh.. not enough… need to kumpul money for like 2-3 years (and by that time, D700 already obsolete .. lol)

i’d settle for D300 or even D80 replacement. this beast is to good for me.

 
 

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