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D700, the D3 for those with bad backs or a lot less?

Len Shepherd

Yorkshire, UK
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"RE: D700, is here"

Len Shepherd Gold Member Nikonian since 09th Mar 2003
Tue 01-Jul-08 08:17 PM

The D700 extends Nikon’s range of FX format SLRs, incorporating groundbreaking technologies and performance into a discreetly-sized body. The highly sensitive 12.1 megapixel CMOS sensor provides an (extendable) ISO range of 200 to 6400 and features a self-cleaning dust-reduction unit. Its EXPEED image processing engine enables the capture of images with superb detail and tonal gradation at up to 5 fps (8 fps with the optional MB-D10 battery pack and EN-EL4a battery). The advanced Scene Recognition System delivers superior exposures and is supported by Nikon’s acclaimed 51-point AF system, which offers outstanding tracking accuracy even in low light. The selectable Picture Controls streamline in-camera image processing, saving time in post-production, and a high definition 3-inch LCD screen supports two Live View modes plus an HDMI video output. Protected by a tough, environmentally-sealed magnesium alloy body, the D700 is a perfectly-balanced DSLR that can handle the unex! pected, wherever your photography takes you.

•12.1 megapixel FX (full-frame) CMOS sensor with high signal-to-noise ratio, wide dynamic range, and built-in self-cleaning sensor unit that minimizes dust.

•ISO 200 – 6400: extendable up to 25600 (equivalent) and down to ISO 100 (equivalent).

•5fps continuous shooting (8fps with optional MB-D10 battery pack with lithium-ion battery EN-EL4a or 8 AA batteries).

•EXPEED image processing engine with 14-bit A/D conversion and 16-bit image processing for superb detail and tonal gradation.

•Advanced Scene Recognition System combines the camera’s metering and AF sensors for precise exposures and sharply defined images.

•Multi-CAM3500FX 51-point AF system. Individually selectable or configurable in 9-point, 21-point and 51-point coverage settings.

•Picture Controls streamline in-camera image processing by enabling the pre-set customization of image parameters such as sharpening, contrast, brightness, hue and saturation in various color modes.

•920,000 dot 3-inch VGA LCD monitor with wide, 170-degree viewing angle.

•Live View with Autofocus enables composition of images by use of the LCD monitor. Two modes are supported: Handheld or Tripod.

•DX Crop Mode can be automatically enabled when a DX format lens is attached.

•Quick response: approx. 40 ms shutter-lag.

•Active D-Lighting enables superior high-contrast images by automatically applying tone compensation at the moment of capture.

•HDMI video output interface enables connection to high-definition video systems.

•Intuitive ergonomics with optimized button placement for fast and comfortable handling.

•Durable Magnesium alloy body: moisture and dust resistant.

•Wireless LAN and Ethernet support via optional Wireless Transmitter WT-4.

This is a copy and paste from a Walters (a big UK retailer) email to me.
UK price including VAT £1999 - about $ US 3500 excluding taxes.
There is no mention of a deliver date or new lenses.

Photography is a bit like archery. A technically better camera, lens or arrow may not hit the target as often as it could if the photographer or archer does not practice enough.

Len Shepherd

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