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(based on 19 ratings)
Brand: Nikon
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Announced September 15, 2010 by Nikon!
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Nikon D7000 DX-Format Digital SLR Camera Features

Meet the new Nikon D7000, a camera ready to go wherever your photography or cinematography takes you. Experience stunning images with sharp resolution and smooth tonal gradation, thanks to the 16 megapixel DX-format CMOS image sensor and a powerful EXPEED 2 image processing engine. Take advantage of its wide ISO range of 100 to 6400 (expandable to 25,600) and its incredibly low levels of noise. Expect your images tack-sharp and accurately exposed, thanks to the camera’s 39-point AF and Scene Recognition System using a 2,016-pixel RGB matrix metering sensor. And with an approx. 0.052-second release time lag and approx. 6 frames-per-second shooting, you won’t miss a moment.

You’ll see exactly what you’re capturing with the approx. 100% frame coverage viewfinder, and for those who want to shoot both stills and movies, the D7000’s D-Movie capabilities now include Full HD 1080p capture with full-time autofocus and manual exposure. All of this advanced imaging technology is kept safe beneath the magnesium alloy covering the top and rear chassis of a compact body, whose sealing has been severely tested against moisture and dust. The D7000 is ready to shoot indoors and out, and at 150,000 cycles tested, the camera’s durable shutter unit helps you keep shooting. Combine all this with the unmatched NIKKOR lens lineup and Creative Lighting System and you have everything you need to explore your imagination to its fullest. Where can creative freedom like this take you? Find out, with the D7000.

  • High Resolution 16.2 MP DX-format CMOS sensor
  • High Speed 6 frames per second continuous shooting up to 100 shots
  • Breathtaking Full 1080p HD Movies with Full Time Autofocus
  • Dynamic ISO range from 100 to 6400
  • Ground-breaking 2,016-pixel RGB (3D Color Matrix) exposure sensor
  • Customizable 39 point AF System
  • EXPEED 2 image processing and 14-bit A/D Conversion
  • Compact but durable with magnesium-alloy top and rear covers, superior weather and dust seals
  • Bright Glass Pentaprism Optical Viewfinder with approx. 100% frame coverage
  • 3 Inch, 921,000-dot Super-Density LCD Monitor with 170 degree viewing
  • Twin Card Slots with SD, SDHC, SDXC memory card compatibility
  • Fast Start-Up time of 0.13 sec and Short 50ms Shutter Lag
  • Built-in Speedlight flash with i-TTL and Wireless Commander support
  • Compact EN-EL15 Battery lets you shoot up to 1050 shots
  • Optional MB-D11 multi-power doubles shooting time
  • Built-in HDMI Connection
  • Two User Definable Settings (U1, U2) right on the Mode Selector Dial
  • Active D-Lighting
  • Picture Control
  • Versatile Scene Modes
  • Virtual Horizon Graphic Indicator

Stunning Image Details: 16.2 Effective Megapixels
Whether you want to make large prints or crop tightly in an image, the D7000 delivers the resolution you need. At its heart is a DX-format CMOS image sensor with 16.2 effective megapixels, optimally engineered to gather more quality light through sharp NIKKOR lenses. Coupled with 14-bit A/D conversion (12-bit selectable), the D7000 produces stunning images that are richer in tone and detail than previously possible in DX format. The A/D conversion happens within the sensor, thereby maintaining exceptional image integrity without sacrificing shooting speed or energy efficiency. Combine these with the agile DX format and its signature 1.5x focal length telephoto potential and you can begin to see where this kind of shooting power can take you.

Improved Image Quality And Speed: EXPEED 2 Image Processing Engine
Sometimes you want to capture the subtle tones of a sunset. Other times you want to freeze the action. The D7000 delivers both, thanks to the newest generation of image processing engine, EXPEED 2, which performs multiple tasks with more speed and power. Expect smoother tonal gradations, even in difficult shadows and highlights, for a greater sense of depth in your images. Shoot continuously at 6 frames per second so you can capture the action you’ve been missing. Focusing performance such as face recognition in Live View mode is also further improved, letting you concentrate on your composition.

Standard ISO 100 to 6400, Expandable to ISO 25600 Equivalent
With improved pixel quality of the image sensor comes a wider ISO range from the DX-format — ISO 100 to 6400 has now become standard with the D7000, enabling you to handle a wider range of lighting situations: from the bright and sunny outdoors to low-lit evenings and interiors. Nikon’s renowned noise reduction technology has been upgraded even further. Throughout the range, the D7000 delivers sharp images with minimized color noise. And thanks to the higher processing speed, even when High ISO noise reduction is activated, you can keep shooting continuously without stress. Quality high-ISO performance can also enhance a lot for movie shooting, allowing you to capture the mood of a scene using only available light.

Capture Full HD 1080p D-Movie With Full-Time Autofocus And Manual Exposure
The D7000 welcomes in a new era of movie capture: Full HD 1080p and movie editing functions for exceptional cinematic reproduction and quality. In addition to smooth-moving images, the camera can compensate for distortion and other image-degrading problems. Besides auto exposure mode, the D7000 offers manual exposure mode, which locks in the exposure value when shooting scenes with varying contrast levels, such as when panning from a bright window to a dark interior. Aside from a built-in monaural microphone, the D7000 incorporates an external microphone jack for high-quality stereo sound recording options.

Improved Quality In Highlight And Shadow: Active D-Lighting
Nikon’s exclusive Active D-Lighting offers the ability to preserve details in the highlights and shadowy areas of images shot in high-contrast scenes. Whether you’re dealing with bright skies and a dark foreground or deep shadows where you can’t use a flash, the EXPEED 2 image processing engine renders those scenes with smoother tones — even at its highest settings. Simply select Auto in Active D-Lighting mode and the camera can adjust to the scene’s contrast levels or bracket them into three frames of varying strength levels. Even when Active D-Lighting is activated, you can still maintain the continuous shooting rate.

Now Even More Precise: The Scene Recognition System
The D7000 incorporates a built-in exposure-metering sensor with a far larger pixel count than any other D-SLR camera before it. The 2,016-pixel RGB sensor reads the scene’s brightness and colors more accurately, and then applies this reading to optimize not only exposure, but also autofocus, white balance and i-TTL flash calculations — all in mere milliseconds prior to the actual exposure. With more pixels, the D7000 can recognize even smaller subjects — both moving and stationary. The newly improved Scene Recognition System delivers better photographs in every way.

Wide-Area Coverage, Powerful 39-Point AF
The D7000’s strategically positioned 39 AF points cover a significantly wide area of the frame, giving you flexible compositional possibilities. The nine AF points in the center utilize powerful cross-type sensors — especially useful when you need tack-sharp focus such as with portraits and macro work. And unlike other manufacturers’ systems, the D7000’s nine cross-type sensors work with all AF NIKKOR lenses f/5.6 or faster. The D7000 offers a variety of AF area modes, including dynamic-area AF using 9, 21, 39 points. Switch between the three, depending on the predictability of your subjects’ movement, and the selected AF point and surrounding points will track your intended subject automatically.

There is also 3D tracking, which continuously follows moving subjects within the 39 AF points, indicating the activated AF point in the viewfinder. Utilizing Nikon’s Scene Recognition System, Auto-area AF properly judges the main subject within 39 AF points and focuses on it. Therefore, no matter what the situation or composition calls for, the D7000’s autofocus system will be ready to meet your focus needs.

39-point AF & 2,016-pixel RGB sensor
Stay focused on what matters most

Sophisticated AE With Highlight Analysis
After the incredibly accurate 2016-pixel RGB sensor reads a scene’s lighting information such as brightness and colors, the D7000 cross-references what it sees with imaging data from 30,000 real-world shooting situations. This way, the renowned 3D Color Matrix Metering II delivers exposure results that are faithful to how you see light and shadow interplay, even in difficult lighting situations. This intelligent metering technique also delivers exceptionally accurate i-TTL flash exposures, and it all happens within milliseconds for both speed and precision.

Informed Auto White Balance (AWB)
Based on its massive collection of shooting data compiled from various light sources, the D7000’s intelligent AWB algorithm renders white as truly white — even when shot under a wide range of light sources, including the difficult mercury vapor lighting. The D7000 also carries another AWB mode that maintains incandescent warmth in your images.

Contrast AF for live view and D-Movie
Live View and D-Movie users can rejoice, because with the D7000, face-priority AF is now faster and more powerful than ever. Up to 35 people can be. For moving subjects such as pets, subject-tracking AF keeps them in focus. Normal-area AF is recommended for pinpoint focus and wide-area AF for handheld shooting. All are effective both for Live View shooting and movie recording.

6 Frames Per Second Shooting up to 100 Images
Say farewell to missed opportunities. The D7000 incorporates a new driving mechanism to conduct its remarkably fast and precise mirror movements, giving you an approx. 0.052 second release time lag and an approx. 0.13 second start-up time. What’s more, you can continuously shoot at approx. 6 frames per second at both 14-bit and 12-bit A/D conversion for RAW shooting.

Rugged And Protected: Compact Magnesium Alloy Body And Sealing Against Dust And Moisture
With a top and rear cover of durable magnesium alloy, the D7000 is ready for the outdoors. Nikon engineers paid meticulous attention to where exterior parts join by employing durable sealing against moisture and dust. The compact body has also undergone severe environmental tests to prove its rugged reliability.

Approx. 100% Frame Coverage Viewfinder
With approximately 100% frame coverage in the viewfinder, what you see is what you exactly capture. The specially coated glass pentagonal prism and precision-crafted finder screen offer not only a bright viewfinder image, but also enable you to easily confirm when a subject is in focus.

Precision and durability: 150,000 cycles tested shutter unit
The D7000 has a shutter speed range of 1/8000 to 30 seconds, with a top flash synchronization speed of 1/250 second. And just like with professional models, the shutter unit is tested for 150,000 cycles in severe conditions, proving precision and durability.

Intuitive Operation: Strategically Located Dials, Buttons And Switches
Each and every control on the D7000 has been strategically placed for streamlined operation. The exposure mode dial and release mode dial are stacked on the same axis for easier access. Two new user settings can be assigned to the exposure mode dial. The release mode dial now offers a quiet shutter release mode for near-silent operation and one-touch Live View and movie recording are now possible, thanks to a newly designed switch and button structure.

921k-dots, 170-degree viewing angle, 3-in. LCD monitor
The D7000 features an expansive 3-in. VGA LCD monitor with reinforced glass. Its approx. 921k-dot resolution assures clear, detailed display of images, which proves invaluable when confirming focus or assessing image sharpness. The wide 170° viewing angle and bright display make it easy to review images or confirm menu settings when shooting outdoors.

Electronic Virtual Horizon
Especially useful for landscape shooting, the virtual horizon indicated in the LCD lets you know when the camera is level. The virtual horizon can also be displayed during Live View shooting.

Twin Sd Card Slots (cards not included)
Two memory card slots offer a number of advantages: sequential recording; recording the same images simultaneously on two cards; recording RAW and JPEG separately onto two different cards; and duplicating images from one card to another. It’s also possible to designate a specific card with more memory for use at the time of movie recording.

Intelligent Power Management
After carefully scrutinizing every aspect of the camera’s circuitry, Nikon engineers have designed the D7000 for maximum performance with minimized power usage. With the newly designed Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL15, 1,050 frames* can be taken on a single charge.

*With EN-EL15, based on CIPA standards.

Nikon Creative Lighting System
The D7000 has a built-in pop-up flash that covers a 16mm lens perspective without vignetting. The flash is fully compatible with the Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS) and delivers well-balanced flash exposures thanks to the innovative i-TTL flash control. The built-in flash also offers Commander mode to trigger remote flash units when using Advanced Wireless Lighting. The dual advantages for i-TTL technology and wireless capability make sophisticated remote flash control simple and inspiring. One simple remote flash from the side using the SB-900, SB-700 or SB-600 creates more texture, dimension and mood in ways that available light cannot. For more sophisticated creative effects, the small and intelligent SB-700 has been designed to make the control of remote multiple flashes even easier.

Picture Control: Portrait
You can transform the look of an image simply by selecting from the camera’s Picture Control menu. Choose from the following settings: Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Landscape, and Portrait. You can even adjust parameters such as sharpness and saturation and then save them as Custom Picture Controls.

Optional Multi-Power Battery Pack MB-D11
The dedicated battery pack MB-D11 ensures longer battery power. You can expect more than 2,010 shots*. The MB-D11 is equipped with a shutter release button, command dials and a multi-selector useful for vertical composition shooting. It also provides better camera balance when a long telephoto lens is used.

*With two EN-EL15 (one in camera and one in MB-D11), based on CIPA standards

ViewNX 2 — Your Imaging Toolbox
Browse and organize images easily and efficiently with ViewNX 2. This bundled, all-in-one software helps you view, edit, store, and share both photos and movies. Attach labels to your images for simpler searching and browsing, or choose from an array of editing functions such as resize, crop, rotate, straighten and auto red-eye correction. You can even delete scenes from movies taken with your D7000. ViewNX 2 also works effortlessly with Nikon’s photo-sharing website, my Picturetown, making uploading and viewing your images more enjoyable than ever.

Review Snapshot®
Avg. Customer Rating:
 
4.5 stars
(based on 19 reviews)
89% of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:

Pros:
Easy to use(13), Fast / accurate auto-focus(18), Fast shutter speed(16), Good image quality(17), High ISO performance(18)
Best Uses:
Family photos(13), Landscape/scenery(14), Low light(13), Sports/action(12), Travel(13)
Describe Yourself:
Photo enthusiast(11), Semi-pro photographer(7)
Was this a gift?:
No(17)
 
BEST CAMERA AVALIABLE
By Naquan Reese from Saint Petersburg, FL on 5/10/2011
What do you do with your digital images?:
Save to disk, Upload to online photo sharing sites, Use in personal blogs, web sites, and social media sites
Picture Quality (e.g. clarity, sharpness, color):
9
Ease of Operation:
7
Shutter Speed/Lag Time:
8
Variety of features (e.g. zoom, image stabilization, low light):
8
Durability/reliability (e.g. damage resistance, battery life and sturdiness):
8
Overall Experience:
9
How likely are you to recommend your digital camera to your friends, family, co-workers, etc.:
Definitely will
Pros:
Easy To Use, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, High ISO Performance, Large Clear LCD, Quiet, Tilt /Swivel LCD
Best Uses:
Family Photos, Indoors/Low Light, Video, Weddings/Events
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Was this a gift?:
Yes
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon D7000 DX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

SIMPLY AMAZING

[6 of 6 customers found this review helpful]

 
D7000 Review by Full-time Pro
By Nikon ShooterVerified Reviewer from TX/USA on 3/10/2011
Which of the following features do you use on your digital camera?:
Continuous shooting, Fast Auto focus, HD Video recording, High-speed shooting, Image stabilization, Interchangeable lenses, Low-light shooting
What do you do with your digital images?:
Print using an in-store photo service via online upload, Save to disk, Sell – professional photographer, Use in personal blogs, web sites, and social media sites, Use in professional publications
Picture Quality (e.g. clarity, sharpness, color):
10
Ease of Operation:
10
Shutter Speed/Lag Time:
10
Variety of features (e.g. zoom, image stabilization, low light):
10
Durability/reliability (e.g. damage resistance, battery life and sturdiness):
9
Overall Experience:
10
How likely are you to recommend your digital camera to your friends, family, co-workers, etc.:
Definitely will
Pros:
Easy To Use, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Good Image Quality, High ISO Performance, Large Clear LCD
Best Uses:
Family Photos, Indoors/Low Light, Sports/Action, Video, Weddings/Events
Describe Yourself:
Pro Photographer
Was this a gift?:
No
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon D7000 DX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

I've photographed hundreds of weddings, college bowl games, portraits, etc in my career. This camera is a great all around camera. As a pro, I wouldn't use it as a primary camera, as that should be a full-frame camera, but it does excellent in all these areas and more. IF you've used a Nikon digital camera, the dials, and menus will be easy to figure out, and use.It is only the second DSLR to offer video auto focus. Don't expect the great AF capabilities you get when shooting in the still camera mode. This feature is mediocre, and your camera will frequently hunt for the target. Video is either 24p or 30p. 60p is NOT available on this camera. Unless you plan on creating easy slow-motion video, this won't be a factor.This is an excellent camera for the money. Look around the web and you will see this camera rated higher than the "pro" D300s.For those of you with smaller hands, you will really like this camera. It is much easier to handle than the larger and heavier D3, and D700, and slightly smaller and lighter than the D300/D300s. For those who don't quite need the capabilities of this camera, or who are very careful with their cameras, you may wait a bit and get the D5100. It will be about $250 cheaper, and should be announced soon.

[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
Wonderful Choice!
By McScotsVerified Reviewer from Denver, CO on 3/5/2011
Which of the following features do you use on your digital camera?:
Built-in photo editing software, Continuous shooting, Fast Auto focus, High-speed shooting, Hi-resolution display / AMOLED display, Interchangeable lenses, Low-light shooting, Manual focus, Night shooting mode, Programmed scene shooting modes
What do you do with your digital images?:
Print using a home printer, Save to disk, Upload to online photo sharing sites, Use in personal blogs, web sites, and social media sites, Use in professional publications
Picture Quality (e.g. clarity, sharpness, color):
10
Ease of Operation:
8
Shutter Speed/Lag Time:
9
Variety of features (e.g. zoom, image stabilization, low light):
10
Durability/reliability (e.g. damage resistance, battery life and sturdiness):
9
Overall Experience:
9
How likely are you to recommend your digital camera to your friends, family, co-workers, etc.:
Definitely will
Pros:
Easy To Use, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Quality, High ISO Performance, Large Clear LCD
Best Uses:
Family Photos, Indoors/Low Light, Landscape/Scenery, Sports/Action, Travel, Wildlife photos
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Was this a gift?:
No
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon D7000 DX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

I'm using this camera for "Urban Photography" but also for landscapes, and family photos. I've upgraded to the D7K from my D70 and am amazed by the differences.

Of course the technology improvements are there, but the ease of navigating the menus and the flexibility of buttons, dials and operations are worth mentioning.

Very low noise levels at relatively high ISO settings were the first improvements I notices. The shutter speed and the always fast "boot up" are fantastic as well.

I've also noticed how forgiving the camera is. I've taken a lot of shots without really trying to finesse the camera, but I would say the majority have come out clean and crisp - or soft and subtle.

The in-camera editing features are a lot of fun, quick and easy to use.

If you're looking to upgrade from an earlier digital SLR and you get this camera, you'll be amazed at how much fun you'll have!

[1 of 8 customers found this review helpful]

 
Very Disappointed
By gr8photoman from Southwest Virginia on 3/1/2011
Which of the following features do you use on your digital camera?:
Built-in photo editing software, High-speed shooting, Interchangeable lenses, Manual focus
What do you do with your digital images?:
Create photo albums, mugs, t-shirts using online photo sites, Email to friends and family, Print using a home printer, Print using an in-store photo service via online upload, Save to disk, Sell – professional photographer, Upload to online photo sharing sites, Use in personal blogs, web sites, and social media sites
Picture Quality (e.g. clarity, sharpness, color):
6
Ease of Operation:
9
Shutter Speed/Lag Time:
9
Variety of features (e.g. zoom, image stabilization, low light):
10
Durability/reliability (e.g. damage resistance, battery life and sturdiness):
9
Overall Experience:
7
How likely are you to recommend your digital camera to your friends, family, co-workers, etc.:
Probably will not
Pros:
Easy To Use, Ergonomically perfect, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, High ISO Performance
Cons:
Poor Image Quality, Poor Image Stabilization
Best Uses:
Paperweight
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Was this a gift?:
No
Bottom Line:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon D7000 DX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

I was so disappointed with my copy I am returning it. Every lens I own (Nikon or 3rd party) shows pronounced softness, no matter the amount of jpg sharpening or focus tweaking. Exceedingly soft, even tripod mounted, using a prime lens! It is possible that I simply got a lemon but I can not afford to be without a camera. If this is the state of the new DX sensors I'll be going FX.

 
This camera is amazing superb iq!!
By Alexander CuelloVerified Reviewer from Manhattan Nyc on 2/26/2011
Which of the following features do you use on your digital camera?:
Continuous shooting, Fast Auto focus, HDMI or component video output, HD Video recording, High-speed shooting, Image stabilization, Interchangeable lenses, Low-light shooting, Manual focus, Night shooting mode
What do you do with your digital images?:
Print using an in-store photo service via online upload, Save to disk
Picture Quality (e.g. clarity, sharpness, color):
10
Ease of Operation:
10
Shutter Speed/Lag Time:
8
Variety of features (e.g. zoom, image stabilization, low light):
8
Durability/reliability (e.g. damage resistance, battery life and sturdiness):
8
Overall Experience:
10
How likely are you to recommend your digital camera to your friends, family, co-workers, etc.:
Definitely will
Pros:
Easy To Use, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, High ISO Performance, Large Clear LCD, Quiet
Best Uses:
Family Photos, Indoors/Low Light, Landscape/Scenery, Sports/Action, Travel, Video, Wildlife photos
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Was this a gift?:
No
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon D7000 DX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

Well i'm very happy with this camera it has a superb pic quality, af is fast even in low light
videos are crisp and so far no dead pixels. the only thing that i don't like is that i have big hands and my right thumb is too close to the dial and live view button but i'm very pleased with the camera. I also bought the 18-200vr 2 and it takes really nice pics but the vr makes a wierd click sound when i press the shooter half way and after a pic is taken i don't know if this is normal but soon i will find out. I'm still learning the menus there is a lot to read. I also have the canon xs and man it's a huge difference in iq, i'm very happy.

 
Great Camera!
By PhotomanVerified Reviewer from Pullman, WA on 2/16/2011
Picture Quality (e.g. clarity, sharpness, color):
9
Ease of Operation:
6
Shutter Speed/Lag Time:
7
Variety of features (e.g. zoom, image stabilization, low light):
7
Durability/reliability (e.g. damage resistance, battery life and sturdiness):
10
Overall Experience:
9
How likely are you to recommend your digital camera to your friends, family, co-workers, etc.:
Definitely will
Pros:
Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, High ISO Performance, Large Clear LCD, Quiet
Cons:
Lag / Shutter Delay
Best Uses:
Family Photos, Indoors/Low Light, Landscape/Scenery, Travel, Video, Weddings/Events
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Was this a gift?:
No
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon D7000 DX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

This is a great camera for photo enthusiasts who would also like to explore video. I've enjoyed every moment with this camera.

[4 of 4 customers found this review helpful]

 
Nikon D7000-Best DX Camera Ever!
By wdoongVerified Reviewer from Houston, TX on 1/31/2011
Which of the following features do you use on your digital camera?:
Continuous shooting, Digital zoom, Face detection software, Fast Auto focus, HDMI or component video output, HD Video recording, High-speed shooting, Image stabilization, Interchangeable lenses, Low-light shooting, Manual focus, Night shooting mode, Programmed scene shooting modes
What do you do with your digital images?:
Sell – professional photographer
Picture Quality (e.g. clarity, sharpness, color):
10
Ease of Operation:
8
Shutter Speed/Lag Time:
10
Variety of features (e.g. zoom, image stabilization, low light):
10
Durability/reliability (e.g. damage resistance, battery life and sturdiness):
10
Overall Experience:
10
How likely are you to recommend your digital camera to your friends, family, co-workers, etc.:
Definitely will
Pros:
Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Quality, High ISO Performance
Cons:
Complex for non-Nikoner
Best Uses:
Family Photos, Landscape/Scenery, Travel, Weddings/Events, Wildlife photos
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Was this a gift?:
No
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon D7000 DX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

I have two D90s for wedding and studio photography and like to do video also. I have been waiting for D7000 for a long time and very excited to get it from Ritz Camera. D7000 is what it promised for, you won't be disappointed. It is the best value Nikon DX camera ever!

[6 of 6 customers found this review helpful]

 
Best DX Photo Camera - end 2010
By emiramarVerified Reviewer from New Jersey USA on 1/30/2011
Which of the following features do you use on your digital camera?:
Continuous shooting, HD Video recording, High-speed shooting, Image stabilization, Interchangeable lenses, Low-light shooting, Manual focus, Night shooting mode
What do you do with your digital images?:
Create photo albums, mugs, t-shirts using online photo sites, Email to friends and family, Print using an in-store photo service via online upload, Save to disk, Upload to online photo sharing sites, Use in personal blogs, web sites, and social media sites
Picture Quality (e.g. clarity, sharpness, color):
10
Ease of Operation:
9
Shutter Speed/Lag Time:
10
Variety of features (e.g. zoom, image stabilization, low light):
10
Durability/reliability (e.g. damage resistance, battery life and sturdiness):
10
Overall Experience:
10
How likely are you to recommend your digital camera to your friends, family, co-workers, etc.:
Definitely will
Pros:
Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, High ISO Performance, Large Clear LCD, Quiet
Cons:
LCD Fixed, Video No 1080p at 30fps
Best Uses:
Family Photos, Indoors/Low Light, Landscape/Scenery, Sports/Action, Travel, Video, Weddings/Events, Wildlife photos
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Was this a gift?:
No
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon D7000 DX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

My first digital SLR !
- I chose Nikon based on previous high satisfaction with Nikon film cameras and lenses.
- A lot of good things have been written about the Nikon D7000. The "body-only" is still hard to find, but it was worth the wait. For a non-pro, just enthusiast photographer, it is a pleasure to use.
- I chose to skip the 18-105mm kit lens, because the above mentioned prime and zoom lenses (35mm + 18-200mm) are just better in terms of image quality, built and features, and a good camera deserves good lenses. Ken Rockwell's in-depth analysis convinced me.
- I shoot video quite seldom. If I did shoot video with a DSLR more often, I might have considered the Canon 60D (1080p/30fps + tiltable LCD), or the Sony Alpha 55 (fastest focus during video).
- I tested the camera (JPEG and RAW) with the two lenses mentioned, and also did some fill-in flash with the external SB-400. I am very pleased with the pictures that came out, even before the minimal processing with Photoshop. I believe that for photo shooters this is the best APS-C (DX) camera available at the end of 2010.

[1 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great Camera & Amazing Quality
By Ujwal from Scottsdale on 1/27/2011
Which of the following features do you use on your digital camera?:
Continuous shooting, Digital zoom, Fast Auto focus, HD Video recording, Image stabilization, Interchangeable lenses, Low-light shooting, Manual focus, Night shooting mode, Programmed scene shooting modes
What do you do with your digital images?:
Create photo albums, mugs, t-shirts using online photo sites, Display on digital picture frame, Display on television, Email to friends and family, Print using a home printer, Save to disk, Upload to online photo sharing sites, Use in personal blogs, web sites, and social media sites
Picture Quality (e.g. clarity, sharpness, color):
10
Ease of Operation:
9
Shutter Speed/Lag Time:
10
Variety of features (e.g. zoom, image stabilization, low light):
10
Durability/reliability (e.g. damage resistance, battery life and sturdiness):
9
Overall Experience:
10
How likely are you to recommend your digital camera to your friends, family, co-workers, etc.:
Definitely will
Pros:
Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, High ISO Performance
Best Uses:
Family Photos, Indoors/Low Light, Landscape/Scenery, Sports/Action, Travel, Video, Weddings/Events, Wildlife photos
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Was this a gift?:
No
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon D7000 DX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

Best camera for great price. Amazing picture quality.

[12 of 12 customers found this review helpful]

 
Amazing camera for the money
By AndyVerified Reviewer from Manassas, VA on 1/23/2011
Which of the following features do you use on your digital camera?:
Built-in photo editing software, Continuous shooting, Face detection software, Fast Auto focus, HDMI or component video output, HD Video recording, High-speed shooting, Interchangeable lenses, Low-light shooting, Manual focus, Night shooting mode, Programmed scene shooting modes
What do you do with your digital images?:
Email to friends and family, Print using a home printer, Print using an in-store photo service via kiosk or live person, Save to disk, Use in personal blogs, web sites, and social media sites
Picture Quality (e.g. clarity, sharpness, color):
10
Ease of Operation:
9
Shutter Speed/Lag Time:
9
Variety of features (e.g. zoom, image stabilization, low light):
10
Durability/reliability (e.g. damage resistance, battery life and sturdiness):
9
Overall Experience:
9
How likely are you to recommend your digital camera to your friends, family, co-workers, etc.:
Definitely will
Pros:
Easy To Use, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Quality, High ISO Performance, Large Clear LCD, Quiet
Best Uses:
Family Photos, Indoors/Low Light, Landscape/Scenery, Sports/Action, Travel, Video, Weddings/Events, Wildlife photos
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Was this a gift?:
No
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon D7000 DX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

I bought a D7000 after owning a D80 for 3.5 years and the D7000 is in a completely different league to the D80. Low light performance is simply amazing - I use it on a telescope for astronomical photos and 30 second exposures at ISO6400 shows very little (or no) discernible noise or hot pixels. The noise levels in the D80 made it just about unusable at long exposure/high ISO settings which shows how far ahead the D7000 is for low light use.I also used the D7000 with the AF-S NIKKOR 35mm 1:1.8G lens at our holiday party and the shots were all perfectly exposed and perfectly in focus - all used the built in flash on the camera. The camera with this lens is great for indoor events as this lens is very sharp and fast. The 35mm lens on a DX sensor is the equivalent of a standard 50mm prime lens on a full frame/film camera. For general use when more light is available, I use the 18-200mm VR lens which is all you ever need for typical day-to-day use.Some have commented that the D7000 will not do 6fps continuously. This is simply untrue. If you want to do 6fps, you need a FAST SDHC card, ie Class 10. I use a pair of Sandisk 8Gb Class 10 cards and have no problem sustaining 6fps for 100 shots when using JPG and high detail. Cheap $10 cards are of no use here! When it comes to SDHC cards, you get what you pay for!I guess the best recommendation I can make is this.... if my D7000 was stolen tomorrow, I would have no hesitation in buying another!

[7 of 7 customers found this review helpful]

 
You Need This Camera
By Hiwayman from Marin County, CA on 1/18/2011
Which of the following features do you use on your digital camera?:
Continuous shooting, Fast Auto focus, Flexible Controls, HDMI or component video output, High-speed shooting, Hi-resolution display / AMOLED display, Image stabilization, Interchangeable lenses, Low-light shooting, Manual focus, Night shooting mode, Programmed scene shooting modes
What do you do with your digital images?:
Email to friends and family, Save to disk, Upload to online photo sharing sites, Use in personal blogs, web sites, and social media sites
Picture Quality (e.g. clarity, sharpness, color):
10
Ease of Operation:
9
Shutter Speed/Lag Time:
10
Variety of features (e.g. zoom, image stabilization, low light):
10
Durability/reliability (e.g. damage resistance, battery life and sturdiness):
9
Overall Experience:
9
How likely are you to recommend your digital camera to your friends, family, co-workers, etc.:
Definitely will
Pros:
Easy To Use, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, High ISO Performance, Large Clear LCD
Cons:
Can be complex to use, Short Battery Life
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light, Landscape/Scenery, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Was this a gift?:
No
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon D7000 DX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

Nikon really hit one out of the park with this camera. In "auto" or "P" mode it takes excellent pictures. It can truly make an average photographer a good photographer. If the user decides to delve into the 220 page owner's manual, just about everything, including which button does what, can be adjusted. The camera has a tendency to over-expose in dappled sunlight, but the exposer EV, ISO, saturation and other values can be adjusted to correct this issue. When set in 39-point auto focus, multiple objects, such as a flock of flying birds, or tree branches, can confuse the system, but a switch to center weighted or singl-point focus solves that problem. There are two user memories so the user can save values that work best. The camera is fast to start, and the autofocus can work more quickly than a human in some cases. Rumors of "stuck" pixels and noise that showed up in early release blogs do not appear to be an issue. The ISO can be pushed to the point that the camera can take pictures in almost total darkness, with less noise than other cameras have. While this camera is not listed as a "pro" camera because it is not a full frame camera, for all but the most persnickety photographers this camera will perform even better than expected. The camera's capabilities include a suite of pre-set "scene modes" which allow you to get the camera set up for sports, snow, candlelight, landscape, and a host of other baseline setups. In manual mode the camera still watches what you do, and will not let you set the exposure/shutter speed in settings that would create a non-usable picture (for instance, slow shutter speed, large aperature on a sunny day). I have taken about 1000 pictures with it in the 3 weeks I have owned it. I could not be happier with my purchase and would highly recommend this camera to anyone considering a high-end prosumer camera. Nikon does it again.

[9 of 20 customers found this review helpful]

 
NOT PLEASED
By [@]Verified Reviewer from Louisville, KY on 1/17/2011
Which of the following features do you use on your digital camera?:
Continuous shooting, Fast Auto focus, High-speed shooting, Hi-resolution display / AMOLED display, Image stabilization, Interchangeable lenses, Low-light shooting, Manual focus
What do you do with your digital images?:
Create photo albums, mugs, t-shirts using online photo sites, Display on digital picture frame, Display on television, Email to friends and family, Print using a home printer, Print using an in-store photo service via kiosk or live person, Print using an in-store photo service via online upload, Save to disk, Sell – professional photographer, Use in personal blogs, web sites, and social media sites, Use in professional publications
Picture Quality (e.g. clarity, sharpness, color):
8
Ease of Operation:
8
Shutter Speed/Lag Time:
9
Variety of features (e.g. zoom, image stabilization, low light):
9
Durability/reliability (e.g. damage resistance, battery life and sturdiness):
7
Overall Experience:
1
How likely are you to recommend your digital camera to your friends, family, co-workers, etc.:
Definitely will not
Pros:
Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Quality, Large Clear LCD
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Was this a gift?:
No
Bottom Line:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon D7000 DX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

AF SYSTEM HORRIBLE. Autofocus was faulty almost right away. Thought I was going crazy at first then really nailed down what was going on. I thought to myself at first, "you have owned NIKON for over a decade, why can't you make this thing work right or figure it out." Turns out, it wasn't me. The camera's PHYSICAL switch was turned to "AF" auto focus, but the camera, at random times, would switch itself (no switch changing or accidental bumps) to manual mode and the shutter would release itself. In AF mode it should stay locked until focus is made. SO, this was horrible for faster needed shoots like weddings, infant/child portraits, etc. Sent it to NIKON asking them to fix it. They tried to charge me for shipping there until I mentioned the word "CANON". They paid for shipping there. I then said they needed to replace the whole camera, but they said no, and that they would repair/replace according to manufacture warranty. Keep in mind, I've had the camera for 20 days at this point and the return policy for ANY vendor out there on electronics is like 10-15 days. So I'm stuck. Mailed it out and went without a camera for quite a while. Got it back today. Return slip and confirmation email states it is a class B1 repair (Moderate repare with minor parts replaced). Replaced AF operation. Clean CCD, Firmware update, and general check/clean. Before 2.5 hours and only 52 shots later, the AF turned itself to FULLY manual. Call NIKON, they are issuing a FULL REFUND tomorrow and I'm to receive a personal call from upper management due to this now being escalated to a class one repair status. NIKON Rumors and many other NIKON blogger sites have had thousands of posts complaining of the SAME or similar issues with the D7000. DO NOT BUY until NIKON is forced to conduct a recall and FIX the problem, not replace the AF operation with another unit that has the same malfunction. Don't be fooled right now by the fancy new specs. Many of them don't amount to anything better than the D300s. Not even the increase in MP, or Metering pixels matters. The LIVE View and Record mode having it's own button are the ONLY improvements, and I don't even use LIVE view or movie mode all that much. Live view, even the faster versions, are still delayed, and the movie mode is awkward. Besides, I have a great 1080p HD Sony camcorder that does the job way better. :)

[1 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
Truely Awesome DSLR - Highly Recommended
By Art NeidichVerified Reviewer from Dallas, Texas on 1/12/2011
Which of the following features do you use on your digital camera?:
Continuous shooting, Digital zoom, Fast Auto focus, High-speed shooting, Hi-resolution display / AMOLED display, Image stabilization, Interchangeable lenses, Low-light shooting, Manual focus, Night shooting mode
What do you do with your digital images?:
Email to friends and family, Print using an in-store photo service via online upload, Save to disk, Sell – professional photographer, Upload to online photo sharing sites, Use in personal blogs, web sites, and social media sites, Use in professional publications
Picture Quality (e.g. clarity, sharpness, color):
10
Ease of Operation:
10
Shutter Speed/Lag Time:
10
Variety of features (e.g. zoom, image stabilization, low light):
10
Durability/reliability (e.g. damage resistance, battery life and sturdiness):
10
Overall Experience:
10
How likely are you to recommend your digital camera to your friends, family, co-workers, etc.:
Definitely will
Pros:
Easy To Use, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, High ISO Performance, Large Clear LCD, Quiet, Tilt /Swivel LCD
Best Uses:
Family Photos, Indoors/Low Light, Landscape/Scenery, Sports/Action, Travel, Wildlife photos
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Was this a gift?:
No
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon D7000 DX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

I am continuously taking photographs during daylight, at night and at sporting events. Though, I own several Nikons the D7000 in my new preferred camera.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
What a Wounderful Camera
By Shrimp from Florida on 1/7/2011
Which of the following features do you use on your digital camera?:
Built-in GPS, Continuous shooting, Digital zoom, Fast Auto focus, HDMI or component video output, HD Video recording, High-speed shooting, Image stabilization, Interchangeable lenses, Low-light shooting, Manual focus, Night shooting mode, Programmed scene shooting modes
What do you do with your digital images?:
Email to friends and family, Print using an in-store photo service via kiosk or live person, Save to disk, Upload to online photo sharing sites
Picture Quality (e.g. clarity, sharpness, color):
10
Ease of Operation:
10
Shutter Speed/Lag Time:
10
Variety of features (e.g. zoom, image stabilization, low light):
10
Durability/reliability (e.g. damage resistance, battery life and sturdiness):
10
Overall Experience:
10
How likely are you to recommend your digital camera to your friends, family, co-workers, etc.:
Definitely will
Pros:
Easy To Use, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, High ISO Performance, Large Clear LCD, Quiet
Best Uses:
Family Photos, Indoors/Low Light, Landscape/Scenery, Sports/Action, Travel, Video, Weddings/Events, Wildlife photos
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Was this a gift?:
Yes
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon D7000 DX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

When i got this Camera i use to have a D200 and wanted to Upgrade and i decided on this one and i am so glad i did. Pictures are Great, Easy to use, fast and it will do what you want it to do. I take a lot of Wedding and Sports Pictures and it holds up Great.Great Job Nikon.

[5 of 9 customers found this review helpful]

 
6 Fps for 3-5 Seconds?
By surfdudeVerified Reviewer from Minneapolis on 12/18/2010
Pros:
Easy To Use, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, High ISO Performance, Large Clear LCD, Quiet
Best Uses:
Landscape/Scenery, Sports/Action, Travel, Weddings/Events
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Was this a gift?:
No
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon D7000 DX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

The Nikon D7000 is a excellent camera overall but the camera does not shoot at 6fps "as long as shutter is held down". [@]Also the camera tends to overexpose in bright sunny conditions which means you need to set the camera (-) to compensate for this.

[4 of 4 customers found this review helpful]

 
Nikon D7000 DX Review
By lanteikVerified Reviewer from Katy, TX on 11/20/2010
Which of the following features do you use on your digital camera?:
Built-in photo editing software, Continuous shooting, Digital zoom, Fast Auto focus, HDMI or component video output, HD Video recording, High-speed shooting, Image stabilization, Interchangeable lenses, Low-light shooting, Manual focus, Night shooting mode
What do you do with your digital images?:
Create photo albums, mugs, t-shirts using online photo sites, Email to friends and family, Print using an in-store photo service via kiosk or live person, Print using an in-store photo service via online upload, Save to disk, Upload to online photo sharing sites, Use in personal blogs, web sites, and social media sites
Picture Quality (e.g. clarity, sharpness, color):
10
Ease of Operation:
10
Shutter Speed/Lag Time:
10
Variety of features (e.g. zoom, image stabilization, low light):
10
Durability/reliability (e.g. damage resistance, battery life and sturdiness):
10
Overall Experience:
10
How likely are you to recommend your digital camera to your friends, family, co-workers, etc.:
Definitely will
Pros:
Easy To Use, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, High ISO Performance, Large Clear LCD, Quiet
Best Uses:
Family Photos, Indoors/Low Light, Landscape/Scenery, Sports/Action, Travel, Video, Wildlife photos
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Was this a gift?:
No
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon D7000 DX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

I am loving my D7000 DX. I bought this a few weeks ago and am not disappointed. My husband has a D90, and he is now wanting to upgrade to the D7000.

Takes great photos and of a nice quality. Would highly recommend this to someone else.

[3 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
All Around Camera
By Jon Mar from Hawthorne, CA on 11/20/2010
Which of the following features do you use on your digital camera?:
Continuous shooting, Fast Auto focus, Low-light shooting, Night shooting mode
What do you do with your digital images?:
Print using a home printer, Upload to online photo sharing sites
Picture Quality (e.g. clarity, sharpness, color):
10
Ease of Operation:
10
Shutter Speed/Lag Time:
10
Variety of features (e.g. zoom, image stabilization, low light):
10
Durability/reliability (e.g. damage resistance, battery life and sturdiness):
10
Overall Experience:
10
How likely are you to recommend your digital camera to your friends, family, co-workers, etc.:
Definitely will
Pros:
Easy To Use, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, High ISO Performance, Large Clear LCD, Quiet
Best Uses:
Family Photos, Indoors/Low Light, Landscape/Scenery, Sports/Action, Travel, Weddings/Events, Wildlife photos
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Was this a gift?:
No
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon D7000 DX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

Great product for its price... You will not be disappointed....

[3 of 4 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great Camera!!!
By slantyeyeVerified Reviewer from colorado springs on 11/19/2010
What do you do with your digital images?:
Create photo albums, mugs, t-shirts using online photo sites, Display on television, Print using a home printer, Save to disk
Picture Quality (e.g. clarity, sharpness, color):
10
Ease of Operation:
9
Shutter Speed/Lag Time:
10
Variety of features (e.g. zoom, image stabilization, low light):
10
Durability/reliability (e.g. damage resistance, battery life and sturdiness):
9
Overall Experience:
10
How likely are you to recommend your digital camera to your friends, family, co-workers, etc.:
Definitely will
Pros:
Easy To Use, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, High ISO Performance, Large Clear LCD, Quiet, Tilt /Swivel LCD
Best Uses:
Landscape/Scenery, Sports/Action, Video
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Was this a gift?:
No
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon D7000 DX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

I love everything about this camera. The lens is lives up to its nikon reputation and my pictures couldn't be any better.

[10 of 11 customers found this review helpful]

 
Home Run by Nikon
By Jim10Verified Purchaser from Midwest Ohio on 11/10/2010
Which of the following features do you use on your digital camera?:
Continuous shooting, Fast Auto focus, HD Video recording, High-speed shooting, Image stabilization, Interchangeable lenses, Low-light shooting, Manual focus
What do you do with your digital images?:
Display on digital picture frame, Display on television, Email to friends and family, Print using a home printer, Print using an in-store photo service via kiosk or live person, Print using an in-store photo service via online upload, Save to disk, Upload to online photo sharing sites
Picture Quality (e.g. clarity, sharpness, color):
10
Ease of Operation:
10
Shutter Speed/Lag Time:
10
Variety of features (e.g. zoom, image stabilization, low light):
10
Durability/reliability (e.g. damage resistance, battery life and sturdiness):
10
Overall Experience:
10
How likely are you to recommend your digital camera to your friends, family, co-workers, etc.:
Definitely will
Pros:
Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Fast shutter, High ISO Performance, Large Clear LCD, Quiet
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Was this a gift?:
No
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon D7000 DX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

I've had my D7000 for two weeks now, and I am very impressed with the performance of this camera. It starts up instantly and fires off 6 frames per second as long as you hold the button down. Indoor and low light performance is awesome. Haven't done much video yet, so I can't report on that. Highly recommended!

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