Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of DF vs D700

Image Quality

RAW image quality independent of lens

Nikon DF
Nikon D700
DxOMark Low light, DxOMark Color depth, DxOMark Dynamic range and 1 more


How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

focus points


How much delay is there between you and your photo?

Nikon DF
Nikon D700
continuous shooting


What do the experts think?

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No winner declared

Too close to call

Benchmarks Real world tests of Nikon DF vs D700

Low light image quality Highest ISO setting that still achieves great image quality

Nikon DF
3,279 ISO
Nikon D700
2,303 ISO

Focus lag Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Nikon DF
274 ms
Nikon D700
197 ms

Shutter lag Delay to take a photo when prefocused

Nikon DF
54 ms
Nikon D700
45 ms

Startup delay Delay from power on to first photo

Nikon DF
550 ms
Nikon D700
400 ms

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Nikon DF
5.5 fps
Nikon D700
5 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

Nikon DF
1,400 photos
Nikon D700
1,000 photos

Features Key features of the Nikon DF  vs D700 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

Nikon DF
16.2 MP
Nikon D700
12.1 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

Nikon DF
204,800 ISO
Nikon D700
25,600 ISO

Focus points How many different points the camera can focus on

Screen size Larger screens make it easier to preview and review photos

Viewfinder size Large viewfinders are brighter and more comfortable to use

Nikon DF
Nikon D700

Pixel size How much area of the sensor is dedicated to each pixel

Nikon DF
53.1 microns
Nikon D700
71.4 microns

Reviews Word on the street

Nikon DF  vs D700 

The D700's ultra high-resolution 920,000 dot 3in LCD screen and 12 million pixel CMOS sensor have been proven in the D3, and the D700 can shoot at ISO speeds spanning an incredible ISO 100-25.
Nikon D700

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Nikon DF  vs
Megapixels 16.2 MP 12.1 MP
Resolution 4648 x 3488 4256 x 2832
Size Full frame Full frame
Area 36 x 23.9 mm 36 x 23.9 mm
Crop factor 1.0x 1.0x
Pixel size 53.1 microns 71.4 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 12,800 ISO 200 ISO to 6,400 ISO
Light sensitivity (Boost) 50 ISO to 204,800 ISO 100 ISO to 25,600 ISO
Self cleaning sensor Yes Yes

focus system

Type Phase detection Phase detection
Focus points 39 51
Cross type focus points 9 15
Supports continuous Yes No


Viewfinder mirror Opaque Opaque
Viewfinder Yes Yes
Type Pentaprism Pentaprism
Coverage 100% 95%
Magnification 0.7x 0.72x
Viewfinder size 0.7x 0.72x


Max continuous shooting 5.5 fps 5 fps
Battery life 1,400 1,000
Continuous shooting
5 fps, JPEG
5.5 fps
Focus lag 274 ms 197 ms
Shutter lag 54 ms 45 ms
Startup delay 550 ms 400 ms


Nikon DF  vs
Video None None
Shoots video in 24p N/A N/A
Shoots high speed video N/A N/A
External mic jack N/A N/A
Autofocus while shooting video N/A N/A
Autofocus type N/A N/A
Autofocus supports continuous N/A N/A


Size 3.2" 3"
Resolution 921 k dots 922 k dots
Has a touch screen No No
Has a flip out screen No No
Supports live view Yes Yes


Min 30 s 30 s
Max 1/4000 s 1/8000 s

form factor

Size 143.5 x 110 x 66.5 mm 147 x 123 x 77 mm
Thickness 66.5 mm 77 mm
Weight 765 g 1,074 g
Is weather sealed Yes Yes


Includes a GPS No No
Supports HDR Yes No
Automatic panorama No No
Create realistic 3D images No No
Image stabilization
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