I used the 700 last week on a tour of RAF Cosford. Mainly shooting inside dimly lit hangars. Popped the ISO up to 1600 and still got nice pix with the 16-35 set to 5.6 and only seing about 1/60th sec. Thank goodness for VR on a short zoom.
I remain absolutely amazed with the D700.
Of couse, it can take a bad photo- or the punter holding it can.
But it can also make a useable, pleasent pic where few other cameras could. How useful is that?
I suppose, it's not faultless and clearly still constrained by the laws of Physics.
But.........is there better?
(in my case I use the 16-35VR on the 700 indoors and the 24-120 VR f4 outdoors. It's a great combo
Edit: Just got GGS screen covers for the 700, 300s and 3100. £20 for the lot! Great value.