When the news about D700 started to surface, it was at first thought of as a fake or photoshopped photo. Nikon finally announced it on their web with the Nikon D700 out, and this time, it’s going to be a new FX Semi Pro DSLR out there for Nikonians to select from. This D700 can replace the so called D200 and D300 DSLR specs, though only the cost would be a bit pricey with the cost range about $3000++ (USD).
A few advantage though of getting this camera compared to the ones of D300 and D200 respectively the D700 features an FX-format first introduced with the Nikon D3. In a funny thing, it combines both what they called a merge between D300 and partly D3 respectively.
A quote from www.nikon.com
The D700 has everything it takes to satisfy a broad spectrum of photographic needs.The 12.1-megapixel FX-format CMOS sensor with a sensing area of 36.0 x 23.9 mm; a sensitivity range of ISO 200 to 6400; continuous shooting at up to 5 frames per second (and up to 8 fps with the optional Multi-Power Battery Pack MB-D10; Nikon's exclusive 51-point AF system; Scene Recognition System for optimum autofocus, auto exposure and auto white balance detection – these are but a few of the advanced capabilities of the extraordinary new D700.
Also be alert for the new SB-900 Flash Gun from Nikon.