Nikon D7000 front and SB-700 back

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  • Grรฅskinkan

    Its all looking good!

  • mehmet

    D7000 has black shutter, which were only at D300 and better cameras. NICE !

    • WoutK89

      Same as the “ears” for the camera strap, its semi-proish with that

    • Silver looks and feels nicer though..

  • nikkor_2

    Very interesting use of new switches on the rear of the SB-700.

    The proof is in the pudding so I’ll withhold any judgment here until I read some reviews. But, offhand, I really like this idea.

    • Paul

      I’m liking the new controls that allow faster switching.

      • Manne

        Anyone out there who wants to have my two SB-800s ๐Ÿ˜‰

        • E_G

          Yes please!
          Seriously interested buyer if they are in Sweden.

        • Dean

          Yes, I’ll HAVE them. ๐Ÿ˜€ Thanks!

    • Nikon needs to take a serious lesson about user interface design on their flashes from Sony’s Alpha line. I find Nikon flashes a PITA to use.

  • maia

    Nice SB-900 UI =)

    • jastereo

      I just wish I had a SB-900 to use along with it (instead of an SB-600 & 800). Not all that excited about having 3 differnt UI’s to deal with.

    • Nikon Canon

      +1 Nice interface, the SB600 drove me nuts some time.

      • LGO

        Fully agree. That is why I never bought the SB600 and only got SB900s to add to my SB800s. Now, I can get the SB700. ๐Ÿ˜€

        • Jason

          Now can they just make the SB-xxx line have a frickin’ rechargeable battery that won’t cause volt problems and overheating…problem solved. Better yet just make it the same camera battery and flash batter across the board. Nikon makes more money and we are happy..#justsayin’

          I am sold on the D7000 – I think SD slots are here to stay and will replace flash shortly. They are cheaper and reduce weight as well as add room inside the camera for more fun things like GPS or extra photographer storage in case you need an assistant.

          • Shawn

            You have so many CF cards that if you switched to SD and saved that space, you could carry an assistant instead?


  • There we go! A beauty D90 replacement. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Nikkorian

      it seems it’s not really a d90 replacement. much better and much more expensive

      • Alexander

        Much better than the D90, yes, but its hardly more expensive.

  • Theo

    D7k seems significantly bigger (esp. taller) compared to D90.

    Interesting day tomorrow ๐Ÿ™‚

    What’s missing for me are AF-ON, metering and focus switches… so I guess no AF tuning too, otherwise it’s a bargain.

  • WoutK89

    Let’s put out some rumor facts. The SB-700 reaches 24-135mm, what lenses out there go to 135mm? DX 18-135 and FX 135/2.0 DC. I see something coming soon.

    • Mark

      just announced 24-120 f/4

      • WoutK89

        Does it do 135mm?

        • jaja

          180mm on DX

          • preston

            crop factor equivalents to 35mm have nothing to do with flash reach. it’s still technically a 120mm on dx.

      • That was fast.

    • Whatever

      You mean sub-90mm in DX terms?

      Flashes have always done this. (had zooms based on design considerations involving head size, not available lenses).

      • Whatever

        If it went to 12mm (FX), THAT would be news.

        • WoutK89

          As I looked at the SB-800 and my SB-600, they have 24-105 and 24-85 respectively (there was a 28-105 from Nikon and two 24-85 lenses). So I think the mm’s on a flash do matter. Why would you let a flash end in say 170 (hypothetically) when no lens has that as an end or as a fixed focal length?

          • Jason

            But there are zooms that cover that. It’d be useful there.

          • Ken Elliott

            The ability to zoom the head gives you the same effect as a snoot, but without the need to carry another part. So it doesn’t matter if a lens exists at that effective focal length.

      • WoutK89

        I stand corrected, it says even 18mm on the picture (18-135 is the expected range I think). 14mm FX and 10mm DX with the pull out adapter? Btw, does anyone think it has the bounce card too?

  • jastereo

    Switches in the front sure don’t look much different from a D90, not sure what I was expecting or looking forward to. Still no flash sync port. Flash control button on the top right side looks a little different- thicker or something -that and the focus control switch look like the ones on the D300s. Good times.

  • Theo

    Notice the lens marking is blacked out… why is that?

    • maia

      What lens marking? Appart from the 18-55 versions there’s no writing around the front element.

  • Simon

    I hope the hand grip is large and not d40 size.

    • SDiggity


    • It looks to be a good size, based on the Nikon video.

  • maia

    Am I seeing things, or is that a Master mode?
    Bumped image to 300% and it seems so to me (crossing fingers :P)

    • WoutK89

      I saw the same ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • ewan

      The bit at the top of the mode selector that’s black text on a white background? It’s impossible to read, but maybe. There are definitely four positions, on, off, remote, and something else.

    • Kwartjuh

      Yeah, looks like master to me.
      But i reckon, to still have some differences with SB-900, that this will not be able to command 3 groups (plus itself) but only 2 groups (plus itself) just like the on-camera commander modes on d90 and higher models.

    • JorPet

      Looking through Magnifier it most definitely says Master. With the D700 and the SB-800 I don’t need master mode, but I do like this flash.

  • The rough size comparison would look like this:

    A little taller and a little less in width. It’s all based on the lens size (both 18-105)

    • Whatever

      Thank you very much. I launched PS to do just this and then saw your post.

      Oh well, I had hoped for Dx00 size, not D90. ๐Ÿ™

      • You’re welcome. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • rogger

      Good job! Thank you very much!
      I’ll wait for a D400. The size matters, for me…

    • Well done.

  • Matprat

    Wow, sb700 can be used as master too? No reason to buy an sb900 now.

    • robert

      That would great if it could..the price on the 900 is hard to swallow..And I hate how huge it is..makes your camera look like a D40 even if you have a D700…
      Anyway, this sounds promising..

  • degihari

    hmm i’d still preffer the D300s simply because it’s got the ability to use the same accessories as my D3X/D700. but this isn’t too bad. looks like i may be getting an SB700 soon haha

  • Adam

    How bout D700 replacement?

  • maia

    Also, Pattern-Illumination switch to the right of the LCD (Standard, Centre, Even) and TTL/Manual/? Flash mode switch to the left.

    • WoutK89

      Mode changed to Menu button

  • Ant

    AF motor present and correct unless I’m mistaken.

  • WoutK89

    SB-700 = SB-800 older baby brother ๐Ÿ˜›

  • paul

    will D7k use mb-d10 or a new battery-grip?

    • Theo

      based on comparison somewhere in the comment, it’s the same size as D90, only taller, so yes.

      • WoutK89

        Yes to a new batterygrip, not yes to MB-D10, which is TOO big to fit on a D7000/D90

      • jastereo

        Yeah, except the D90 used the MB-D80, not the MB-D10.
        I don’t think it’s going to work with either of them. MD-D80 has the thing that sticks inside the battery compartment and assuming that the battery system is different in the D7K pretty safe to assume that rules it out. Bottom profile on the right of the front view looks a bit diff from the D90 as well.

    • Nikon site says a SB-MB11.

  • Broxibear

    Here’s a slightly cleaner and closer look at the SB-700…

    • ewan

      Yup, I’m pretty sure that says ‘master’ ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Broxibear

      And the back of the SB-900 to compare with…

    • D90

      M for master now Nikon can charge us $350 a pop for these babies!

      • robert

        better than paying $460 for the 900..As long as the GN and recycling is decent I’ll take 3..

    • robert

      good job..thanks for that

  • Peter Frans

    This is nice people … Very nice …

  • Phillip

    it looks like sb-700 can function as a master!

  • NK

    I should have waited for the sb700
    got a used sb800 and unimpressed by the finger hurting buttons.

  • The Man from Mandrem

    From the other post where they purport to show an alloy body, is the body type confirmed? This thing looks amazing. I’m hoping since all the other rumors are true the price will be in line with what has been quoted previously.

    When do we expect useful images to assess the high ISO performance and S/N of the sensor? I’m wondering if there’s any reason not to place an order as soon as my local shop has the code. For me this camera seems to have everything I could possibly want (except maybe support for non-CPU lenses…).

    Christmas is coming way the f*^% early this year!

    • human tripod

      ISO performance is key. I shoot indoor basketball and the D90 is one stop short.

    • JorPet

      My thought exactly… This is just like opening Christmas presents, and I don’t even plan on making another big purchase until next March.

      Sure is fun seeing where Nikon is going with everything.

  • JohnR

    Hoping to pre-order the sb-700. I was bummed to hear about the release date though, I’m moving to Germany in a month.

    • robert

      Nikon has gotten much better on delivery times after announcing..I remember people waiting 3 months or so for a D200 as supplies were low..they were trickling them in. Now 1 month after announcement and it’s in your hands..that’s not bad..

  • Angevinn

    But will it have an AV mode for TTL metering with old lenses? If only Nikon were to do that!!! Very impressive camera though, I’m waiting to see what happens on the FullFrame front…

  • The SB-700 is looking exactly like what I wanted. True SB-800 replacement with updated SB-900 interface.

    Proof will be in the spec’s.

    If all pans out, a couple SB-700’s will be in my future!

  • JMD, Northern VA

    Hmm, I like the layout of the controls of the new SB-700! That said, I also liked the layout of the controls of the SB-900 when it was first announced, etc. However, as good as the layout of the controls are,….I like the performance of the SB-800 way better than the performance of the SB-900! So, unlike in the past, I will not rush out and get an SB-700 until it has been tried by many others. Even then, I suspect that it will not outperform the SB-800. Simply said, what Nikon needs to do is engineer an SB-800,..with SB-900,…or SB-700 controls. Do that,…and I’ll take 4 each!


  • JMD, Northern VA

    @ Rick Paul,…the “proof of the SB-700” will be in its ability to perform under professional conditions,…like not cunking out when used during a wedding, etc. If it isn’t realiable,…I’ll rely on my SB-800s for the important stuff.


  • maj_mercado

    did I see it right ? The sb700 power control is exactly like the 900

    off, on, slave and master ????

    I like the additional switches for the flash mode as well as the light distribution.

  • danny

    how much is the estimated price for SB700?

  • I am also very much looking forward to the SB-700; will probably trade in my very used SB-600 for the littlest of wonga and go for two SB700’s – no need to buy a master as well.

  • Nhestor

    Seems the D7000 has an in-body AF motor after all

  • Would have liked a swivel LCD though. Live view is nice. Didn’t say anything about sensor cleaning though. Wish the magnification of the image was higher. Full time AF for video is great. Ability to use older lenses is very nice. Nice package though. Might be a great backup camera.

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