Originally Posted by dudemanppl
I hate the D700. 5DII is better in almost every way for me at least. I've owned 2 D700s and 2 D3s, and I'm on my 5th 5DII, so I would know. 21 MP is so best, AF is as good as the D700 center point (focus and recompose is faster for me), I don't see any difference with the buttons on the D700 at all, it's all there wut, on camera flash is disgusting so the better flash system of Nikon doesn't really do anything, HOW ARE YOU HOLDING THE CAMERA SO THE DIAL GOES INTO YOUR CHEEEEEK?! Intervalometer is useful I guess, I'm not much for stop motions though. You do know you can get a DK-19 for the D700 right? The 5DII has interchangeable focusing screens, add manual focus
lenses and its a ton cheaper.
Also, jesus christ, man. D3000 kit to 60D and 50 to X100 to D700, you're crazier than me which is saying a lot.
The AF system is really not comparable between the D700 and 5D Mark II.
The 5D's AF system is crap, and I say that as a 5D owner myself. I've extensively used the D300 and D3s (both have the same 51 point system), and they're light-years ahead in terms of versatility. With the 5D, only the center point is accurate with fast lenses that have shallow DoF, so you often have to resort to focusing+recomposing. Except that method doesn't work with fast lenses because the DoF is so small that you often move the camera out of the in-focus zone while recomposing.
Not to mention that the 5D's AF system is not good for moving objects, while the D700's AF system has excellent tracking.
5D has a resolution advantage, but ISO performance is not as good, and the 5D is a slower camera (3.9 fps vs. 8 FPS on a D700 with grip). Tbh, most photographers will see little to no benefit in the extra resolution of the 5D II.
The D300/D700/D3s are also much better built than the 5D, and are actually weather-sealed where the 5D is not fully sealed.
Granted, the 5D has its advantages. For me at least, Canon's ergonomics are better than Nikon's. The 5D also has video capabilities, which the D700 does not. So depending on what you do, either one has its pros and cons. But I think that for all different types of still photography (from portraiture to sports), the D700 is a better, more well-rounded camera.Edited by 996gt2 - 8/5/11 at 9:20pm