On July 1, 2008, Nikon somewhat surprised us all with the D700, which would become their killer camera of 2008 (and pretty much the past 3 or 4 years as well). The mid-summer announcement caught us off-guard and immediately made us drool over the specs and, more importantly, the price.
The Nikon D700 is essentially a trimmed down version of the flagship (at the time of release) Nikon D3, with a price tag of only $3000 US when announced. Fast forward six months and you can find the Nikon D700 in the sub-$2300 price range for the camera body. With the introduction of the Canon 5D Mark II at $2700, you can expect rebates and price drops to continue as Canon and Nikon compete for your hard-earned dollars.
Enough marketing hoopla, let’s take a closer look at some of the specs that make the D700 such a drool-worthy camera. [Read more…]