Nikon D700 vs Canon EOS 700D

This is a full comparison between the cameras Nikon D700 and Canon EOS 700D. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Manufacturing

Nikon D700 is manufacturered by Nikon but Canon EOS 700D is from Canon. Both Nikon and Canon are well known brands though.

Nikon D700 were released 2008 and Canon EOS 700D was released 2013. That is a 5 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.

Camera Released
Nikon D700 2008
Canon EOS 700D 2013

Type of camera

Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Nikon D700 has a "Nikon FX"-sensor while Canon EOS 700D has a "Canon APS-C"-sensor, and their difference in sensors will also affect the crop factor and experience focal length. See the table below.

Camera Focal length, 50mm f/1.8 **
Nikon D700 50 mm
Full-frame sensor
No crop factor/focal length multiplier
Canon EOS 700D 80 mm
Canon APS-C sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.6

** Experienced focal length when using a lens such as a common "50mm f/1.8"

Learn more about crop factor and focal length multiplier here:
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Nikon)
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Canon)

Resolution

Nikon D700 has a 12,1 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Canon EOS 700D has 18 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels
Nikon D700 12,1 MP
12052992 pixels
4256 x 2832
Canon EOS 700D 18 MP
17915904 pixels
5184 x 3456

Canon EOS 700D has a 49 % larger resolution than Nikon D700. This could give you more details in the picture but also a possibility to crop more in the pictures, afterward while editing the pictures, if needed that is.

ISO range

Nikon D700 has a larger ISO-range than Canon EOS 700D. Nikon D700 has an ISO range that stretches from 200 to 25600 while Canon EOS 700D has 100 to 12800.

Camera ISO Range
Nikon D700 200-25600
Canon EOS 700D 100-12800

Autofocus and lens compatibility

Both of these cameras have a built-in autofocus motor. Some lenses, that support autofocus, do not have an autofocus motor of their own but this won't cause any problems with these two cameras.

Here is a complete overview of which lenses work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon D700
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS 700D

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Nikon D700 can shoot up to 8 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS 700D can shoot up to 5 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Nikon D700 8
Canon EOS 700D 5

Ability to record movies

It is becoming more and more popular to record movies with digital cameras.

It is only one of these two cameras that support recording movies and movie clips and that is Canon EOS 700D. Sadly, the Nikon D700 does not support this.

Weight

The weight of the camera can be an extremely important factor, especially if the camera is about to be used, or carried around, for several hours at a time.

Nikon D700 weighs 1074 gr (equal to 2.37 lb) which is 85% heavier than Canon EOS 700D and its 580 gr (or 1.28 lb).

Camera Weight
Nikon D700 1074 gr
2.37 lb
Canon EOS 700D 580 gr
1.28 lb

Nikon D700 vs Canon EOS 700D Specs

Below you will find the complete and detailed technical specs for both Nikon D700 and Canon EOS 700D, next to each other. Each category of data is a link to an article covering the subject, giving you a deeper understanding so you can better understand the strengths and weaknesses of the two camera models.

Product
Nikon D700
Canon EOS 700D
Name Nikon D700 Canon EOS 700D
Manufacturer Nikon Canon
Release Date and Price
Nikon D700
Canon EOS 700D
Release Year 2008 2013
Release Date 2008-07-01 2013-03-21
MSRP 2999 USD 899 USD
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Camera Type
Nikon D700
Canon EOS 700D
Camera Type DSLR DSLR
Sensor
Nikon D700
Canon EOS 700D
Sensor Size Full Frame (approx 36 x 23.9 mm)
Also known as "FX"
APS-C (approx 22.3 x 14.9 mm)
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS
Resolution 4256 x 2832 pixels 5184 x 3456 pixels
Megapixels 12,1 MP 18 MP
Image Processor EXPEED DIGIC 5
Image
Nikon D700
Canon EOS 700D
ISO Range 200 - 25600 100 - 12800
White Balance Presets 12 6
Custom White Balance Yes Yes
Image Stabilization No No
Image Stabilization CIPA Rating 0 stops 0 stops
Uncompressed format RAW RAW
Optics & Focus
Nikon D700
Canon EOS 700D
Autofocus Motor Yes Yes
Autofocus Phase Detect
Multi Area
Selective Single Point
Single
Continuous
LiveView
Contract Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Selective Single Point
Single
Continuous
Face Detection
LiveView
Focus Points 51 9
Lens Mount Nikon F

See Compatible Lenses
Canon EF
Canon EF-S

See Compatible Lenses
Focal Length Multiplier FX (Full frame)
No multiplier
Example:
24 mm remains 24 mm
50 mm remains 50 mm
100 mm remains 100 mm
200 mm remains 200 mm
APS-C Sensor
1.6x multiplier
Example:
24 mm becomes 38 mm
50 mm becomes 80 mm
100 mm becomes 160 mm
200 mm becomes 320 mm
Screen & Viewfinder
Nikon D700
Canon EOS 700D
Articulated LCD Fixed Fully articulated
Screen size 3 3
Screen dots 922000 1040000
Touch screen No Yes
Screen type TFT Color LCD with wide-viewing angle Clear View II TFT LCD
Live view Yes Yes
Viewfinder Type Optical (pentaprism) Optical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder Coverage 95% 95%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.72 0.85 (0.53 35mm equiv.)
Viewfinder Resolution N/A 0
Photography features
Nikon D700
Canon EOS 700D
Frames per second 8 fps 5 fps
Minimum Shutter Speed 30 seconds 30 seconds
Maximum Shutter Speed 1/8000 seconds 1/4000 seconds
Built-in Flash Yes Yes
Built-in Flash Range N/A 13 meters
External Flash Yes Yes
Self-Timer Yes Yes
Time-lapse Yes Yes
Metering modes Multi
Center Weighted
Spot
Average
Multi
Center Weighted
Spot
Partial
Exposure Compensation +/- 5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps) +/- 5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Videography features
Nikon D700
Canon EOS 700D
Video recording No Yes
Video format N/A H.264
Video resolution N/A 1280 x 720
1920 x 1080
Built-in Microphone No Yes
Built-in Speakers No Yes
Storage
Nikon D700
Canon EOS 700D
Memory Card Compact Flash
SD/SDHC
Connectivity
Nikon D700
Canon EOS 700D
HDMI Output Yes Yes
Microphone Port No Yes
Headphone Port No No
Wireless No Yes
Eye-Fi Connected
Remote Control Optional Yes (RC-6 connector)
GPS Yes
Optional through GP-1
Yes
Optional through GP-E2
Body & Dimensions
Nikon D700
Canon EOS 700D
Enviromentally sealed Yes No
Battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Details Lithium-Ion EN-EL3e rechargeable battery & charger
Lithium-Ion LP-E8 rechargeable battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA) 1000 shots 440 shots
Width 147 mm 133 mm
Height 123 mm 100 mm
Depth 77 mm 79 mm
Weight 1074 gram 580 gram