Saturday, 6 November 2010

Nikon sucks I am a purist

What do you think the advertising campaign of I am a purist for the full frame Nikon D700.

Do you think it is something referring to just the fact that it has a 35mm sensor, or is it something that it is trying to advertise itself and gloat about the fact that it does not have any video function, unlike the D300s, D7000, D3s, D90, D5000, D3100 and then thats just the nikon camp.

what do you think? leave your comments below

However the best advert ever for the nikon d700 is in the video after the break

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Amazing!  a 5 story building picture from a 12mp camera!

D700 FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only) - Choose Your Lens to Make the Premiere Nikon SLR Come Alive!
D700 FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only) - Choose Your Lens to Make the Premiere Nikon SLR Come Alive!

Nikon introduces the new D700 digital SLR camera featuring a 12.1-effective megapixel Nikon FX-format sensor that measures 23.9 x 36mm, which is nearly identical to the size of 35mm film. Benefiting from Nikon's legacy of imaging technology innovation, the D700 offers both advanced and professional photographers stunning image quality, accurate color reproduction and revolutionary low light performance. Nikon's original 12.1-megapixel FX-format (23.9 x 36mm) CMOS sensor: Teamed with Nikon's exclusive EXPEED digital image processing, the D700 delivers breathtakingly rich image quality.  Broad ISO sensitivity up to 6400 and incredibly low noise: Super low-noise performance from 200-6400 ISO, with the added versatility of Lo-1 (100 ISO) Hi-1 (12,800 ISO) and Hi-2 (25,600 ISO). Continuous shooting up to 5 frames per second: Shoot at up to 8 frames per second with the optional MB-D10 Multi-power Battery Pack.  Three-Inch, super-density 920,000-dot VGA color monitor: High resolution with  170-degree wide-angle viewing, calibrated color and tempered-glass protection assure confident image review.  Two Live View shooting modes: Choose from hand-held or tripod modes to suit shooting requirements. Rugged magnesium-alloy construction: Along with extensive dust and moisture protection and a durable shutter mechanism tested to 150,000 cycles, the D700 merges pro D-SLR performance with expanded agility. Fast, accurate 51-point AF with 3D Focus Tracking: Exacting autofocus precision, plus three Dynamic AF modes. Dynamic Integrated Dust Reduction System: Effective quad-frequency, ultrasonic sensor cleaning minimizes image degrading dust particles. 1,005-Pixel 3D Color Matrix Metering II: Legendary Nikon exposure accuracy aided by an onboard database of over 30,000 images. Nikon's exclusive Scene Recognition System: SRS further extends auto-exposure intelligence while also advancing white balance detection and auto-focus performance. Nikon Picture Control settings: Advanced color control with 9 customizable settings and 4 preset options allow fine tuning of image appearance preferences. Active D-Lighting with NEW Auto mode: Unique three-phase dynamic control to capture previously lost details in shadows and highlights while maintaining normalized contrast. Building on the immense success of the Nikon D3 professional D-SLR camera, the D700 offers pro-level performance and an extensive array of features and innovations in a comfortably nimble platform. In addition to the Nikon-original FX-format CMOS sensor, the D700 incorporates Nikon's EXPEED Image Processing System, Nikon's renowned 51-point auto focus system with 3D Focus Tracking and two Live View shooting modes that allow photographers to frame a shot using the camera's three-inch high-resolution LCD monitor. The D700 also features Nikon's sophisticated Scene Recognition System and a new active dust reduction system. Nikon's flagship FX and DX-format cameras, the D3 and D300 respectively, established new benc


  1. Possibly, but surely that'd seem like they're advertising a flaw in their camera? Maybe you're reading too deep into it and it's merely the FX sensor? Either way it's not a particularly good slogan anyhow.

  2. I agree. They are taking the fact that it purely takes photos but not video and spinning its lack of this feature as a virtue.
    Besides which this blitz on advertising 2-3 year old cameras must surely be to make room on the shelf for the d4 and the d800. Both of which are rumoured to be out next year. And undoubtably both will have video. D700 still rocks though.

  3. Honestly, Id say its a terrible advertisement. It probably does have something to do with it having a 35mm sensor and no video, such as with the 'purist' film users. I dont like it. I think its a given now-a-days that if youre going to buy a top-of-the-line digital camera from either Nikon or Canon that it is a given that it will have video, and before they find out otherwise, it is presumed by the comsumer that the camera does have this function. As wonderful as the D700 is, I passed it up because of the lack of video function. I RARELY ever use video on my camera..ever. But I think it is going to blow up huge in the coming years and I dont want to fall through the cracks. I upgraded from my D90 to a D300s and will get the D700s/800/whatever Nikon comes up with that has video when I choose to upgrade next as its bound to have video. Im not shooting down the D700 by any means. Its an amazing camera and Id love to have it, but I cannot financially justify having two bodies of this caliber.

    That being said, the video with film vs digital is fantastic. Very interesting.

  4. I totally love the campaign