Defective after 1.5 months
Was great for a month and a half, and I was really happy with my choice. Now it has the "Blinking Green Light of Death" issue. This is a known issue that apparently has not been fixed by Nikon. Memory card access light blinks when camera is turned off. It drains the battery. You have to either remove the battery or memory cards when you store the camera. Only solution is "send back to Nikon?" That's terrible considering they have already seen the problem and continue to release products with it. Quality and dependability is not the same as my three previous Nikon film SLRs.
June 26, 2012
Out of the box, needed some fine tuning
I have owned the D7000 for one year and one month. I purchased it as a backup to my D3 and to replace my D200. I have only used it for about 5 weddings, one last November and 4 weddings this last May and June. It was two weeks ago that upon a very close review of the images created by my D7000, I noticed that none of my focal points are crisp and clear. At this point, I can manually focus my lenses better than my D7000 focuses itself. Unfortunately, this cost me some very good wedding images. I will send it in for repair with a letter begging for leniency on the one year warranty and providing images that prove that the camera had never performed properly. I believe in Nikon and believe that this problem will be solved. I just hope that it is not at my expense.
June 26, 2012
I did considerable research on digital SLR cameras in the $1,500 - $2,000 range. I decided to purchase the D7000. WOW! This is one of the best purchases I have made in several years. Images are sharp, full of color and just spectacular. This gives the very expensive Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III a run for the money. Great piece of work!
June 25, 2012
nikon d7000 - great product
the strap holders should be a the bottom, back of the camera body because with even a small, long lens,
the camera hangs awkwardly in front of your body - if the holders were on the back it would lay comfortably - for quicker wildlife/sports photos, would really like to see a camera body that that three vertically aligned knobs for instant acess ie, shutter speed, aperature, iso so in anything but auto mode you don't have to go back to the menu screen to adjust iso - i currently use auto iso because you simply don't have time to adjust these three basic tools in most situations - would also like to see exposure compensation in increments of 0.2 up to about 2.4 rather 0.3 up to 3
.0 - might be easier to fine tune - would also suggest in the manual a clearer definition of/between center weighted average and matrix - went from the d90 to the d7000, love it - it's a great piece of equipment for the money - don't know why but when using the nikon 300,f2.8, vr2 lens the photos appear to be more crisp than the d90? - would recommend this camera for any level of user
June 25, 2012
Great feature packed camera for beginning amateurs expecting to grow into pro photographer. This camera can do it all for amateurs and pros. I would highly recommend to any amateur interested in taking their photography to the next level.
June 24, 2012
Great camera for anyone making the leap from point and shoot
The Nikon D7000 is a solidly built camera packed with features. My expectations were very high as I've heard about Nikon quality for years. I was not disappointed and highly recommend this camera for anyone considering the step up to a strong prosumer camera.
June 24, 2012
This is my second DSLR camera, and I must say that it is the best one that I've used thus far. The Full HD feature won me over. Resoultion quality is excellent. Navigating through the camera's functions are very user friendly, especially for a novice like myself. Loving it!
June 23, 2012
Nice, compact camera, great IQ
Lightweight, great image quality for a DX-based camera. The camera is very well featured at this price point and includes the majority of the features from its larger sibling, the D300s. I use this camera body for bird photography with the 500mm VRII lens, and also as a backup camera for my D800.
I find only a couple of things lacking for my application (wildlife photography):
1. Autofocus is very nice for most subjects, but I find it is a bit slow to lock onto moving objects (like flying birds).
2. The mode dial doesn't have a lock, so it is fairly easy to inadvertently change the setting.
June 22, 2012
Great product! Must buy!
this d7000 does great work for everyday, any occasion, and every use to capture everything! Price is just perfect for a dslr like this. I take random pictures and is so please to have to memory card slots that I actually put to use! I am an amateur photographer, but yet this cam makes everything I capture look close to perfect! Nikon is the best brand and the only brand I will ever use when it comes to capturing memories!
June 21, 2012
I pre-ordered the D7000 in the Fall of 2011. Loved the camera until I started seeing "dust spots" on my pics. Luckily, I purchased an extended warranty from the store. After 3 attempts to clean the sensor and have the right sensor replaced, the dust spots came back. After replacing the camera, I noticed spots on the new camera after only taking 100 pics. I researched on the Internet to find out it was probably oil spots on the sensor due to the shutter and that it cannot be cleaned. I have the opportunity to take back the camera and buy a Cannon 7D. What would Nikon due to keep me as a customer?
June 21, 2012
Nice Little Package
I have only shot with Canon till now (Canon 5d with all L lenses). I was in a jam and borrowed a friends d7000 for a wedding and was blown away!! Its easy to navigate well thought out design. I bought a d7000, a 24-70 f2.8 (Nikon), a 70-200 f2.8 (Nikon), and a sb-700 flash. Things I dont like about it are: It does not go into sleep mode after inactivity (yes I know about the exposure setting). Nikon wants you to buy extra software to edit your pics (Canon all software included). Other than these couple of things I have truly come to the dark side!!! (some Canon L lenses come in white or light side) :)
June 21, 2012
The camera is a great purchase, it is compact, light and alot of options for the versatile photographer.
June 20, 2012
My first DSLR....
This is my first DSLR, and i cannot compare it with any other camera except point and shoots. But irrespective of any comparison, the images coming out of this camera are not less that spectacular. Ergonomically very comfortable. I also like the in camera editing feature as i prefer not to edit my pictures in PS or other image processing software before i learn to take good images. Compatible with all Nikon lenses as well as third party lenses.
June 19, 2012
Great versatility, beautiful pictures.
This camera has got it all, 39 point auto focus, dual sd slots, I especially like the Ui. U2,
modes that in reality gives you 3 user modes. Love the quick response, I am not a real video shooter but glad its there if I need it.
June 19, 2012
Works as expected
This camera has been reliable, and flexible enough to generate very good images in a variety of lighting situations. My only annoyance has been the I have lost several HB35 lens hoods, as they are easily knocked off the lens. That aside, this is a wonderful choice for a photographer who is not ready to accept the cost and weight of a full frame digital camera.
June 18, 2012
i recently adquired the D7000
I was considering the D800 but I was recommended the D7000 and invest in better lenses. I haven't use it much since I got it few weeks ago, but I like what I have seen so far. I upgraded from a D5000 to my new D7000, I do nature photography and the colors and definitions are great. I still learning the camera but I am sure I will be super happy with my buy.
June 17, 2012
Could be improved
Cons: The buffer is too small when shooting RAW files and the weather sealing could be better. Blew out the shutter after 3 months, but it was under warranty and the new shutter so far as held up. In order to change the aperture with G lenses in video mode, you have to shut off live view, which is a pain. The AF isn't great in low light either.
Pros: Very nice files up to ISO 800 and certainly usable files to 5,000, but noticeably grainy at 1,600. As a professional shooter, my equipment gets put through the ringer in some pretty harsh conditions, and it's held up fairly well. This is an economical alternative to Nikon's higher priced products, but there are some obvious tradeoffs.
June 17, 2012
Best Camera I ever owned!
I am not a professional photographer but was looking to take my hobby to the next level and study to become a pro. I have had many compact Prosumer cameras such as the Canon G10, G11 and so on but after researching the D7000 online and watching many hours of YouTube videos about different cameras I settled on the Nikon D7000 as the professional camera to start my new era. I bought the D7000 with the Lens kit (18-105mm VR) and after some instructional review and trial and error I was able to get a few shots around my house that were far better than my G10. One of the big advantages I saw right away was the depth of field, this was non-existant on my compact cameras and right away told me I was shooting with the pro's. The controls can be a bit overwhelming at first but if you take a section at a time you can learn quickly, also try searching YouTube for instructional videos because there are many good ones. The Auto controls worked quite well but don't get dependent on them if you want to shoot like a pro.
June 17, 2012
Wow! This isn't my D70s!
The fourth (3rd?) update of the great D70 is simply amazing! I am an experienced photographer taking nature and (running) race pictures for many years. Along with my D7000 I purchased the advanced DVD.
After three days of wonderful experimentally getting to know my new camera, I went back and got the Basic DVD for the D7000. Not because I was having trouble but because I really wanted to be confident that I wasn't missing any of the wonderful features of the product. Also, knowing Nikon, I wanted to be sure that I was aware of "a better way" to obtain the same wonderful pics. I balked at the price for awhile but rest assured that you get FAR MORE than what you pay for - a Great Buy, at any price!
June 16, 2012
My favorite camera to date!
I have owned this D7000 for over a year now and it has been a fantastic piece of equipment. I first owned a D5000 ( also a great camera) then i upgraded to this one. the features and controls of this unit are ground breaking and you can see how other newer models like the D3200, D800, and D4 have adopted features and layouts of this camera to become standard in the line up. If you have been keeping up with Nikon over the last two years you would probably agree that this camera was a game changer for the market and will probably how it will be looked upon as a milestone for Nikon's camera lineup. the 16Megapixel sensor has really wow'ed me with its sharpness and color rendition on vivid mode. my 70-200 VR2 and TC-14EII tele converter, with the 1.5X magnification crop factor has made this a formidable set up for bird photography. I really do like this camera a lot!. I have tried the D300, D3S, and D4 in person. all of which are flagship for their division. however this camera still is my favorite. The D300 has the great full body and robustness of a full pro body, but the lack of the new RGB meter and the additional 4mp of resolution really do make that cutting edge difference in the final print up. Both the D3S and D4 are workhorse speed monsters. they really have the advantage with ISO performance and FPS. but for me they are really big and heavy and even though you get more pixel per inch versus the DX, losing the 1.5X magnification of the crop sensor is a lacking factor for my distance requirements, (and my finances). The D7000 will cover all your basic shooting needs. I also have the MB-D11 vertical grip from nikon, nice product, but overpriced for what it does. the dual card slots have saved me from time to time with taking one card out and forgetting to put it back in, but having the backup card in the other slot to take the shots I need. battery life has been very good, I can get around 700-900 shots without flash, and about 500-700 with the flash. The SB-700 flash is an excellent combo with this camera. also the SB-400 also works incredibly well. It will be neat so see how Nikon evolves this segment of the line up (pro-sumer) D70>D80>D90>D7000> D7xxx??? it will be interesting. but I think this camera will be staying with me for a while. shots below were with this camera. God Bless, and Happy Shooting!!!!!
June 15, 2012
Very Pleased with the purchase!
I purchased my D7000 recently and althought I still have a lot to learn, I am really impressed with the capabilities of this wonderful camera. I have found the manual very easy to use and the camera very user friendly. I intend to retire soon and am really looking forward to spending a lot of time with this camera.
June 14, 2012
What A great Camera
I purchased this camera in January of 2012 for the purpose of photographing my grandchildren playing sports. I have taken over 20,000 pictures and what results. After learning how to operate the camera and several soccer games the equipment is much better than the photographer. My only regret is that I will have to retire this one due to the arrival of my new D800. I really enjoyed the D7000 and would consider keeping it but the D800 is fantastic. I guess my D5100 will remain my backup
June 13, 2012
What a fabulous camera. Big upgrade from my old Cool-Pix 8700. Using 18-50mm and 70-300mm lens.
The ease of use is amazing and the picture quality is even more amazing.
Very happy with my new purchase.
June 12, 2012
I Just came back from Ukraine shooting for 2 months with my D7000.. I wish I could say all was
perfect with this camera but I can't. I already had it worked on while under warranty .It came back
without any kind of explanation if it was fixed or not,It wasn't fixed....Shame on you Nikon... Even if it was a Nikon Authorized Repair Station I should of been told exactly what they looked at.. I asked about this the day I picked it up and the man told me that Nikon never sends back a note saying what they did or didn't do.. If that is true or not I don't know but I know they did not send anything with mine..And on top of that I still had to pay shipping costs!
It's the preview button,sometimes when I press it to view it will not work,I have to change angles
of the camera so it will come on..Sometimes when I press to view it will even take a photo,or the
Illumination light will come on.. Matter of fact I am curious to see what surprises are waiting for
me next time I go out and shoot..On the bright side I shot 17,143 photos in Ukraine covering all
aspects of life there and D7000 walked like a trooper.. I have always owned a Nikon and never had
any troubles.But the fact I did send it in under warranty and it came back to me still the same
problems and without any kind of explanation saying that they even looked at it is what's upseting me.. And if Nikon won't fix it for me I will make sure the word gets out around the world..
And if I knew that shooting video would involve all the lens focusing noise I never would of got this. External Mic helps but the input for the plug does not make a good connection or it could be the mic itself.. And I also could talk about the inability to actually shoot 100 continuous frames.. I would get maybe 30 and I am not going to change a setting that will cause me to lose quality of the images
June 12, 2012
Wonderful, sophisticated camera
Overall, this is a wonderful camera, and a nice upgrade from the D5000. The image quality is stunning and I have really noticed a difference in how much more quickly it autofocuses compared to my D5000, which holds its own as far as I am concerned. I like the range of customization it offers too. It is a comfortable camera that feels good in the hand and while not simple, is surprisingly easy to use given its sophistication. Overall, I commend Nikon for doing such a good job with this camera, and making it affordable too.
There are two things though that I would recommend for improvement. One is a swivel LCD, which has been mentioned many times before in numerous message boards. The second, is in-camera image stabilization. I have this on a Pentax I own, and it is wonderful. I have never heard anybody ask Pentax to remove it. All lenses on a body with image stabilization by default inherit the stabilization, meaning I can hand hold my 50mm 1.4 and other lenses like it in situations with my Pentax that I would not be able to with my Nikon (assuming a lens without stabilization). I know that in-lens stabilization is better, but the differences don't really show up until you reach telephoto range. For that you can buy it in the lens, if you want, and turn it off in the camera. It would be the best of both worlds to have that capability and option.
June 12, 2012
I just purchased myself a brand new Nikon D7000. Although I have only have had it for two days, I LOVE it. One of my favorite things about it is, I used to have a film Nikon before buying my digital D7000 and the old lenses and flash from the film camera work great on my D7000. It is also very easy to use. I find the only drawback is the price. Otherwise, it is totally worth it.
June 11, 2012
LOVE IT- LOVE IT- LOVE IT
My first DSLR was a D80, given to me by my husband as a gift about 4 yrs. ago. I knew nothing about DSLR cameras at the time AT ALL. I loved it once I figured it all out and the D7000 was a wonderful natural progression upward for me. Usually shoot in manual, aperture, or shutter priority. One of the things I love most is the scenes settings. Once I learned I could trust them I began to use them quite a lot at parties and events where things are happening and light is changing quickly. I continue to have more really good pictures than toss outs even in M, A & S settings. A GREAT INVESTMENT FOR MY MONEY.
I have never used the video on it so I can not review that part of the camera but I love knowing that it is there if I want it.
June 11, 2012
Most magnificent camera in my life.
In my 50+ years of photography this exceeds everything. Just phenomenal technology in my hands. It does take some time to familairze myself with all the functions. I'm 5 months into ownership and still 'cracking the code', which is good since it enables capturing an image and performing in camera adjustments that used to require a PC & specific editing software ( And more learning too ). The NIkon School courses ( Intro to Digital Photography and, Color, Light, Technology ) plus the on line tutorials have been beneficial to expedite knowledge transfer. It's just so impressive to use to stimulate the visual sense. Just returned from a month long trip with a few thousand images, some so spectacular it's a delight to know I captured them.
June 9, 2012
I love it!!
The video is amazing, and the picture quality is phenomenal! I definitely recommend reading the user manual because you will learn to use your camera like a pro!
June 6, 2012
Best DX Camera ever
I love the U1 & U2 settings that you can make custom settings. Very fast focusing and metering. This camera takes wonderful night shots with long exposures. I like to use F8 or F10 at ISO 100 for about 20 to 30 seconds and get great pictures. The duel SD memory slots is a must for saving Raw and JPG files. Us slot 1 for Raw and slot 2 for JPG, just make sure that the memory card in slot 1 is larger than slot 2. One of the other items I found out was that you will need a very fast SD card if you shoot continuous for more than 8 to 10 shots. I use a 45 MB/sec card and found that it works fine.
June 6, 2012