Nikon D7000 Review

 
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Basic Specifications
Full model name: Nikon D7000
Resolution: 16.20 Megapixels
Sensor size: APS-C
(23.6mm x 15.6mm)
Kit Lens: 5.80x zoom
18-105mm
(27-158mm eq.)
Viewfinder: Optical / OLED
Native ISO: 100 - 6400
Extended ISO: 100 - 25,600
Shutter: 30 - 1/8000
Max Aperture: 3.5
Dimensions: 5.2 x 4.1 x 3.0 in.
(132 x 105 x 77 mm)
Weight: 43.5 oz (1,234 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
MSRP: $1,500
Availability: 10/2010
Manufacturer: Nikon
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16.20
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D7000 Summary

Nikon's top enthusiast digital SLR camera is as easy to recommend as a cold glass of lemonade on a hot Summer day, and at least as satisfying. The Nikon D7000 is a refinement of the already superb D90, a redesign that maintains a small, nimble body while improving nearly every major internal aspect. Its 16.2-megapixel sensor and Expeed 2 processor conspire to output quality images at all ISO settings, from 100 to 25,600, cranking those images out at up to 6 fps. Full 1080p HD video capture, dual memory card slots, 39 autofocus points, a new color-sensitive meter, a near-100% viewfinder, and in-camera editing round out just a few of the extra features found in the Nikon D7000.

Pros

Very good image quality; Better than average noise vs. detail handling at high ISOs; Very good dynamic range in JPEGs, excellent in RAW files; Lots of high-end features in a relatively compact body; 6 fps burst mode.

Cons

Viewfinder not as accurate as specified; Viewfinder doesn't show ISO unless adjusting; No live histogram in Live View mode; No phase-detect Live View AF mode.

Price and availability

The Nikon D7000 digital camera began shipping from October 2010, with pricing set at about US$1,200 body-only. A Nikon D7000 kit is also available, including the AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens for around US$1,500.

Imaging Resource rating

5.0 out of 5.0

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