The Nikon D7000 is built around a 16.2MP DX-format sensor, providing an ISO range of 100-6400, with expansion up to an equivalent of ISO 25,600. The D7000 boasts a 39-point AF system with a contrast-detection AF-F mode for full-time auto focus in live view. Full 1080 HD video recording is offered, with the option to trim clips in camera. It boasts a sturdy magnesium-alloy construction, with welcome control layout touches like a locking mode dial and plenty of customizable function buttons. The D7000's JPEG files are clean and color reproduction is natural, and Raw shooters will appreciate greater potential when it comes to detail reproduction and dynamic range. Although it has recently been supplanted by the 24MP D7100, the D7000 remains rightfully popular among Nikon DX users.
Nikon D7000 Digital SLR
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“ The Nikon D7000 is an excellent enthusiast's DSLR, producing great image quality in most shooting situations, including low light. It feels swift and positive in general use, even in Live View mode, thanks to greatly improved contrast-detection AF.”
- 16.2MP DX-format sensor
- 39-point AF system with 3D tracking
- ISO 100-6400, expandable to 25,600
- 3.0 inch LCD with 921,000 dots
- 1080p HD video recording
- 6 frames per second continuous shooting
- 100% viewfinder
- 2,016 pixel metering sensor
- Dual SD card slots
- 12 and 14-bit Raw shooting
|Body type||Mid-size SLR|
|Max resolution||4928 x 3264|
|Other resolutions||3696 x 2448, 2464 x 1632|
|Image ratio w:h||3:2|
|Effective pixels||16 megapixels|
|Sensor photo detectors||17 megapixels|
|Sensor size||APS-C (23.6 x 15.7 mm)|
|ISO||100 - 6400 in 1, 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps (100 - 25600 with boost)|
|White balance presets||12|
|Custom white balance||Yes (5)|
|JPEG quality levels||Fine, Normal, Basic|
|Optics & Focus|
|Number of focus points||39|
|Lens mount||Nikon F|
|Focal length multiplier||1.5×|
|Screen / viewfinder|
|Screen type||TFT LCD monitor|
|Viewfinder type||Optical (pentaprism)|
|Minimum shutter speed||30 sec|
|Maximum shutter speed||1/8000 sec|
|Manual exposure mode||Yes|
|Subject / scene modes||Yes|
|Built-in flash||Yes (Pop-up)|
|Flash range||12.00 m (at ISO 100)|
|External flash||Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless)|
|Flash modes||Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain|
|Continuous drive||6.0 fps|
|Self-timer||Yes (2 or 10 seconds)|
|Exposure compensation||±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)|
|AE Bracketing||(3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 1 EV, 2 EV steps)|
|WB Bracketing||Yes (2 or 3 frames in steps of 1, 2 or 3 mired)|
|Resolutions||1920 x 1080 (24 fps), 1280 x 720 (24, 25, 30 fps), 640 x 424 (24 fps)|
|USB||USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)|
|HDMI||Yes (Mini Type C)|
|Remote control||Yes (Optional, wired or wireless )|
|Environmentally sealed||Yes (Weather and dust resistant)|
|Battery description||Lithium-Ion EN-EL15 rechargeable battery & charger|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||1050|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||780 g (1.72 lb / 27.51 oz)|
|Dimensions||132 x 105 x 77 mm (5.2 x 4.13 x 3.03″)|
Scoring is relative only to the other cameras in the same category at the time of review.
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The D7000 produces great image quality and feels very responsive in most shooting situations. It shines, especially in low light. From a specification point of view, a 16.3 MP resolution sensor, 6 frames per second continuous shooting, 1080p Full HD video, and an abundance of customization options place this camera at the upper end of the mid-range segment of the market.
Demanding enthusiast photographers who need a camera for all occasions
Not So Good For
Due to the D7000's smaller buffer size, sports shooters who are looking for a second body alongside their D3/D3S
I took this camera after using for several years the nikon d3000. The difference was astonishing great camera and great reviews on this site. Problems: The Iso button regulator is not in a good position to make quick changes, i suggest using one of the customizeble buttons to avoid this inconvenient
Disappointing AF performance spoils a great camera
Almost everything you could want in a camera bar the ability to take sharp in focus shots. Great body comfy well built, good on body controls and feel in the hand. Excellent specification overall and has almost everything you could want in a DSLR including a 100% viewfinder. Sensor is excellent as is the jpeg engine which you can use with ease even in lower light without worrying. Buffer is a bit small for this class of camera, but probably ok if you are shooting jpegs. Everything would be ...
A major disappointment!
The design of the camera with its many dials and settings is fabulous and so is the feel of it in the hand, especially if yours are small like mine. Unfortunately, it cannot deliver a sharp image and for me that is a total deal breaker. I've spent a lot of time adjusting the AF fine tuning, shooting with different lenses and going through a dozen hoops only to have it continue to fall short. I want to put my time into shooting not into becoming a Nikon technician! I'm seriously considering ...
A frustrating experience! Bad auto focus, soft images. Camera --> Service
What a frustrating experience so far! My first post here and it will not be a happy one, but I wanted to share the experience. Let me start by saying that I am not a professional photographer but I have a technical background. I owned a Canon 550D with a 18-55 kit lens which I decided to give to my girlfriend and I would 'upgrade' to a better body, etc. I was very happy with the 550D but needed a change. After a lot of research on the net I decided to go for the D7000 due to very good specs ...
D7000 by Nikon
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- D7000 Camera Body
- Lens kit includes either AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II OR AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Lens
- EN-EL15 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
- MH-25 Quick Charger
- EG-D2 Audio Video Cable
- UC-E4 USB Cable
- BM-11 LCD Monitor Cover
- AN-DC1 Camera Strap
- DK-21 Rubber Eyecup
- DK-5 Eyepiece Cap
- BF-1B Body Cap
- BS-1 Accessory Shoe Cover
- Nikon ViewNX 2 CD-ROM
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