So, because we just had a call about this, I thought I’d throw it out here that in the world of Nikon digital SLR cameras, the D700 is seriously not all so different from the flagship D3. You got the same sensor, same AF, same lens compatability, same auto-cropping viewfinder when used with DX lenses. The changes?
- No integrated grip. Though, there is an available one (same as the D300, for convenience).
- Different continuous shooting rate (again, a la D300, and improved with the D3′s battery in the available grip).
- Built-in popup flash. This is here more as a wireless flash master than as a flash, before you all start ragging on the poor popup flash. Line of site remote TTL with Nikon flashes = awesome.
And… well, really, that’s mostly it. It’s been a while since I got to handle one, but it might only have 1 CF card slot. But, image-wise, you’re not looking at a heck of a difference.