my d300s and d700

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Just got the D700 after owning the D300s. This morning was messing around with both trying to see differences. The viewfinder jumps out quite a bit.

I took the D300s with the nikon 24mm 2.8 and the D700 with the nikon 35-70 set at 35mm. This gets them very close as far as focal from my understanding.

Setting both cameras to the exact same settings I notice the D700 takes in so much more light. Maybe its the lenses but I doubt it. What is the technical reason for this. Is it the full sensor?
 
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Jonathan, I think he means on the image.
"Setting both cameras to the exact same settings..."

Myth:
It's the same field of view over a larger sensor area and bigger photosites or "buckets".
Even though MP count is almost the same, they do more light collection in the D700.
 
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I'm finding that my D700 exposes brighter than my D80. I have taken to underexposing by 1/3 or 2/3 of a stop. If I need the get some of the light back in the darker areas, this can be done in PP.
 

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