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DISCONTINUED.  This model has been replaced by the D600 / D800.

Nikon D700 12.1 MegaPixel Enabled SLR Camera


XNiteNikonD700        UV+Visible+IR

XNiteNikonD700IR    High-Red (590nm or 665nm) and IR-Only (715nm or 830nm)

XNiteNikonD700HR   HR - Visible High Res / Hot Rod


Nikon D700 SLR Digital Camera (Camera Body)

We can modify this camera to be UV+Visible+IR,  High-Red (590nm or 665nm), IR-Only (715nm or 830nm) or Visible High Resolution (HR).  An UV+Visible+IR camera will see UV,  Infrared and Visible light after modification.

bulletIR+Visible+UV: Camera see everything the sensor is cable of seeing.  Camera will see some UV, the entire visible range and infrared from 715nm to 1200nm.

665nm: Camera will see from 665nm to 1200nm.  Red channel will see visible red and infrared.  Blue and green channels will only see infrared.

590nm: Camera will see from 590nm to 1200nm.  Red channel will see visible red and infrared.  Green channel will see come visible green and infrared.  Blue channel will only see infrared.


715nm:  All channels  only see infrared.  The red channel is the most open to the IR and contains somewhat different information than the blue and green channels allowing for some creative color effects such as red-blue channel swapping to get deep blue skies.  A 715nm converted camera sees about the same amount of light as a stock camera so apertures and shutter are similar to a stock camera.  715nm is similar to a Hoya RM72 or Wratten 89B.

830nm:  All channels only see infrared.  Camera loses about 2 stops of exposure.  Once you equalize color levels, picture will be almost completely black and white.  The infrared effect is more intense at 830nm - skies are darker, clouds whiter and you see further through smoke and haze.  

bulletHR (High Resolution/ Hot Rod).  An HR camera has the Anti-Aliasing (Blur) filter removed and replaced with a thicker IR Cut Filter to keep the same focal plane.  A Visible HR camera will maximize the resolution and color depth of the camera at the expense of possible moire pattens.  Please see more about this conversion here.


  HR (High Res / Hot Rod) IR+Visible IR-Only
Model XNiteNiikonD700HR XNiteNikonD700 XNiteNikonD700IR
Camera can take normal visible pictures Yes Yes with CC1 filter No
Camera can take IR pictures No Yes with external IR filter Yes with no extra filters
Camera autofocus will work with IR pictures NA No Yes
Camera autoexposure will work with IR pictures NA No Yes.  May need Exp Comp Adj
User can see through lens when taking IR pictures No.  Camera is not IR sensitive No Yes.  Filter is internal.

Please note that the anti-dust system is disabled on our conversions.  Live View will work correctly.

Modification will void your warranty.

We can modify your D700 for a $450 fee + return shipping & handling ($20 for UPS ground insured within continental USA).


Nikon D700 Specifications


Image Sensor Format

Effective pixels

12.1 million
Total Pixels

12.87 Million
Image sensor

CMOS sensor, 36.0 x 23.9 mm; total pixels: 12.87 million; Nikon FX format
Image size (pixels)

FX format (36 x 24):
4,256 x 2,832 [L],
3,184 x 2,120 [M],
2,128 x 1,416 [S]

DX format (24 x 16):
2,784 x 1,848 [L],
2,080 x 1,384 [M],
1,392 x 920 [S]
Top Continuous Shooting Speed at full resolution

5 frames per second
Continuous Shooting Options

CH: Up to 5 frames per second
CL: Up to 4 frames per second

CH: Up to 5 frames per second
CL: Up to 4 frames per second
LCD Monitor Size

3 in. diagonal
LCD Monitor Type

Super Density Wide Viewing Angle TFT-LCD
LCD Monitor Resolution

920,000 Dots
LCD Monitor Angle of View

170-degree wide-viewing angle
LCD Monitor Adjustments

Brightness, 7 levels
Slowest Shutter Speed

30 sec.
Fastest Shutter Speed

1/8000 sec.
Bulb Shutter Setting

Mirror Lock Up

Lowest Standard ISO Sensitivity

200 in steps of 1/3
1 EV
Highest Standard ISO Sensitivity

6400 in steps of 1
1/3 EV
Highest Expanded ISO Sensitivity

Hi-2 (ISO 25,600 equivalent)
Expanded ISO Sensitivity Options

Lo-1 (ISO 100 equivalent), in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 1 EV
Hi-1 (ISO-12,800 equivalent), in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 1 EV
Hi-2 (ISO-25,600 equivalent), in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 1 EV
Storage Media

CompactFlash (Type I, compliant with UDMA)
CompactFlash (Type I, compliant with UDMA
Storage System

Compressed 12/14-bit NEF (RAW, Lossless compressed):
approx. 60-80 percent
Uncompressed 12/14-bit NEF (RAW)
Compressed 12/14-bit NEF (RAW, Compressed): approx. 45-60 percent
JPEG: JPEG-baseline-compliant; can be selected from Size priority and Optimal Quality
Uncompressed 12-bit NEF (RAW)
File System

Compliant with DPOF
Exif 2.21
DCF 2.0
Exposure Modes

Shutter-Priority Auot (S)
Manual (M)
Aperture-Priority (A)
Programmed Auto (P) with Flexible Program
Exposure Metering System

1,005-pixel RGB sensor 3D Color Matrix Metering II
Metering Range

1. 0 to 20 EV (Matrix or Center-weighted metering);
2. 2 to 20 EV (Spot metering)(ISO 100 equivalent, f/1.4 lens, at 20 degrees C/68 degrees F)
Exposure Meter Coupling

Exposure Compensation

?5 EV in increments of 1/3, 1/2, 1 EV
Exposure Lock

Exposure Bracketing

From 2 to 9 exposures in increments of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 or 1 EV
Shutter Release Modes

Live View [LV] mode
Continuous low-speed [CL] mode; 1-4 frames per second Continuous high-speed
[CH] mode; 5 frames per second
White Balance

Fine Tune by Kelvin color temperature setting
White Balance Bracketing

Yes, 2 to 9 exposures, in increments of 1, 2 or 3
Live View Shooting

Tripod mode
Handheld mode
Playback Functions

Auto image rotation
Full frame
Highlight point display
Thumbnail (4 or 9 segments)

Hi-speed USB
10-pin Terminal
Lens Mount

Nikon F bayonet mount
Compatible Lenses

1) Type G or D AF NIKKOR: All functions supported

2) DX AF NIKKOR: All functions supported except FX-format (36x24)/image size

3) AF NIKKOR other than type G or D*2: All functions supported except 3D Color Matrix Metering II

4) AI-P NIKKOR: All functions supported except auto-focus and 3D Color Matrix Metering II

5) Non-CPU AI NIKKOR: Can be used in exposure modes A and M; electronic rangefinder can be used if maximum aperture is f/5.6 or faster; Color Matrix Metering and aperture value display supported if user provides lens data
Picture Angle

Equivalent to angle produced by lens focal length (1.5 times when DX format is selected)

SLR-type with fixed eye-level pentaprism
Viewfinder Frame Coverage

Approx. 95%
Viewfinder Diopter Adjustment

-3 to +1m-1
Viewfinder Eyepoint

Reflex Mirror

Quick-return type
Focusing Screen

Type B Brite View Clear Matte Mark VI screen with AF Brackets
Type B Brite View Clear Matte Mark VI screen with AF Brackets
Interchangeable Focusing Screens

Type B BriteView Clear Matte VI screen with superimposed AF points
Viewfinder Magnification

Approx. 0.72x (50mm f/1.4 lens at infinity)
Lens Aperture

Instant-return type with depth-of-field preview button
Depth-of-field Control

Autofocus System

Autofocus TTL phase detection, 51 focus points (15 cross-type sensors) by Nikon Multi-CAM 3500FX autofocus module; Detection: -1 to +19 EV (ISO 100 at 20?C/68?F); AF fine adjustment possible. AF-assist illuminator (range approx. 1.6-9.8 ft./0.5-3.0m)
Maximum Autofocus Areas/Points

Autofocus Fine Tune

Records valuse for up to 12 user selected lenses
Focus Modes

Manual (M) with electronic rangefinder
Continuous-servo (C)
Single-servo AF (S)
Single-point AF Mode

Dynamic AF Mode

Number of AF points: 9, 21, 51 and 51 with 3D-tracking
Auto-area AF Mode

Focus Lock

Half press of shutter-release button (single-point AF in AF-S)
AE-L/AF-L button
Picture Control

Nine User-customizable settings
In-Camera Image Editing

Image Overlay
Color Balance
Filter Effects
Red-eye correction
Built-in Flash

Manual pop-up type
Dust-Off Reference Photo

Virtual Horizon Camera Indicator

Also visible in Live View Modes
Save/Load Camera Settings

Nikon Creative Lighting System Compatibility

Built-in Commander Mode 2 Groups: A and B
Flash Sync Speed

Up to 1/250
X-Sync Speed

Up to 1/250
FP High Speed Sync

Up to 1/8000
Flash Sync Modes

Rear-curtain sync
Slow sync
Red-eye reduction
Front-curtain sync (normal)
Red-eye reduction with slow sync
Flash Control

1) TTL flash control with 1,005-pixel RGB sensor; i-TTL balanced fill-flash and standard i-TTL fill-flash available with SB-900, SB-800, SB-600 or SB-400
2) Auto aperture (AA): Available with SB-900, SB-800 and CPU lens
3) Non-TTL auto (A): Available with SB-900, SB-800, 28, 27 or 22s
4) Range-priority manual (GN): Available with SB-900, SB-800
Flash Sync Terminal

Accessory Shoe


Electronically controlled timer with duration of 2, 5, 10 or 20 sec.
World Time Setting

Date, Time and Daylight Savings Time Settings

Battery Tpye


EN-EL3e Lithium-ion Battery
AC Adaptor

EH-5a AC Adapter
Battery Charger

MH-18a Quick Charger
Image Comment

Voice Memo Function

Battery Life (shots per charge)

1000 shots (CIPA)
Tripod Socket

Approx. Dimensions

Width 5.8 in. (147mm)
Height 4.8 in. (123mm)
Depth 3.0 in. (77mm)
Approx. Weight

35 oz. (995g)
Supported Languages

Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish
Optional Accessories

MB-D10 Multi-power Battery Pack, WT-4a Wireless Transmitter, DK-17M Magnifying Eyepiece, EH-5a AC Adapter, Capture NX 2 Software, Camera Control Pro 2 Software, Image Authentication Software
Supplied Accessories

EN-EL3e Rechargeable Li-ion Battery, MH-18a Quick Charger, UC-E4 USB Cable, EG-D100 Video Cable, AN-D700 Camera Strap, BF-1A Body Cap, BS-1 Accessory Shoe Cover, BM-9 LCD Monitor Cover, Software Suite CD-ROM
(Specifications as represented by the manufacturer)





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Last modified: June 18, 2015