Being lonesome in the category which it belongs to causes even a not particularly good product to become inviting. If it happens that it is also designed superbly, packed exceptionally and free of low quality, a myth of invincibility gets created around it, which shows no signs of fading with time, and finally – it passes into legend.
The Nikon D700, a legend that lives on, has become a reference according to many parameters. Some of its characteristics have raised it above the mundane average, some made it unique, yet its strongest point has been reliability, despite the fact it rose to fame thanks to the sensor inherited from the champion D3. This is a camera that is capable of meeting each and every demand of its owner at any moment, no matter if it has to do with a hobby or a serious job – it easily becomes a favorite tool. The D700 brought us an appropriate 35mm digital SLR body, the first one of Nikon’s aroma that a puny mortal could buy, without having to make a financial construction equal to investing in the stock market, and definitely the first body that could be measured against high-end DSLR ‘sportsmen’ in the budget class. Of course, it was not only the sensor that contributed to the D700’s success – there were also subsystems that promoted this model as the most universal DSLR body, so the subsequent success did not surprise many.