A Dream Come True!
I waited a loooong time to purchase my first DSLR after a lifetime of shooting film. Yeah...I was a bit of a anti-digital snob. But when I finally (nervously) pulled the trigger, this was the one. It took me a while to immerse myself into the full range of flexibility that digital photography offers, but now that I'm 2+ years into it, I couldn't possibly go back! I love the look, feel, size, and more than anything the incredible capability that my D7000 offers. I knew I had great images in me, now everyone else can see them too. Thanks Nikon for enabling my creativity in a most satisfying way!
February 4, 2014
Já tive uma D5100, D90 e agora comprei a D7000. A diferença entre elas é impressionante.
Uma máquina fácil de manusear, com recursos avançadíssimos, para todos os momentos. Pegada perfeita na mão com funções de fácil acesso. Fotos perfeitas... sem necessidade de edições!! Uma camera que não "te deixa na mão"!!
January 31, 2014
excellent camera. used earlier d7000 for a year extensively and for 6 years before that a d200. shooting film since 1970. one criticism, the iso/asa beyond 800 you see degradation. at 6400, or 3200 pretty bad. not like the test results read on ken rockwell. only problems the video switch, which i never use i had to tape off. constantly turns on while shooting stills. the selector on the other side of camera switches programs as well. could not be that much more expensive to add the front magnesium alloy not to do so is negligent. if you shoot every day you will drop this camera. focusing w/the 18-200 can be abysmal. not fast. sometimes cannot achieve focus at all. no, it's not user error. other than that great plastic camera. again very angry they don't add the magnesium front alloy. you drop it and it will break. this must be a marketing strategy. better than the d2oo, 300, but those cameras more durable.
January 10, 2014
A lot of camera for the money!
Will be updating after testing. However, from the get go...Camera is much easier to operate than its rival competitor, Canon and the large assortment of features over the lower price Nikons is outstanding in my book! It took me a while to find one of these brand new....and did I ever jump on buying it! Read most of the review and You tube videos on the camera and was sold before purchasing it. I have made comparison with another nikon zoom lens and the 18-140VR kit lens was far superior in sharpness and hue quality! Good going Nikon...You've done it again!
P.S- For over 40 years I was an aerial photographer ending my career into forced retirement 5 years ago (Health issues). When I ended, the D200 believe it or not was the camera of choice!
This camera is far superior to me than my D200!
January 8, 2014
One of the Greatest Cameras Ever Made
I've been in the Nikon family since the film days, using a Nikon FG, Nikon N65, and F100, then moving onto digital years ago using a D100 and D80. When I got the D7000 almost two years ago I was moving towards shooting professionally, doing studio portraiture and then part-time photojournalist for a local newspaper. I didn't have the big bucks for the D3 or D700, so after reading all the specs on the D7000, I figured this was as good as it was gonna get in my budget.
All I can say is that this camera has performed magnificently in every way I've used it. I'm sure I'm echoing many of the reviews on this board, but the D7000 is the most versatile, high performing camera I've ever used.
-takes all Nikkor lenses
-6fps, essential for shooting sports for my PJ job. I also like shooting birds and 6fps is great.
-pretty fast AF
-lighter than full frame bodies and when I'm shooting PJ for the paper or hours of studio shots, weight DOES make a difference.
-colors and detail are so rich, B&W looks like film.....I make 8x10 and 11x14 prints in color and B&W the prints never fail to amazing me.
The only somewhat con I would say is the DX format, but that's only because I do make a lot of prints for clients. When shooting DX and printing traditional sized prints, you've always got to remember to shoot with the print crop factor in mind.....not a big deal really. On the other hand, for my PJ gig, the DX format actually works in my favor because I get extra focal length on both my 24-70mm and 80-200mm.
If I'm traveling somewhere, I can take off the battery grip, pop on the kit 18-105mm (great vacation lens), and really lighten the load so I'm not bogged down by the heavier body and lenses. Versatile, I tell you!
Bravo to Nikon for the D7000!
January 8, 2014
The Best All in one Camera
I am using this camera for almost 2 Years & its simply excellent.
Its far better than its competitors
Great Dynamic range
Respectable Low light Performance for a crop sensor
Great color reproduction
I don't use the camera for Video much, except for the aperture control during videos, it works fine.
Kudos to Nikon on this.
January 1, 2014
Câmera com ótimos recursos, ótima lente, dioptria perfeita. Estou totalmente satisfeita com os recursos e com a qualidade das imagens sem contar q uma foto com o ISO 6400 a granulação é a mesma do ISO 100, ou melhor quase nenhuma.
December 25, 2013
I purchased this camera to replace my D5100 and have not used it much, but so far I have been very disappointed in its focusing performance. Like others have mentioned, almost all the photos are soft and not very crisp and sharp. I photograph a lot of animals, particularly birds and most often use the single point focus. The D5100 has a single point red indicator which makes it easier to focus on the eye of the subject and get many crisp and sharp photos. The D7000 has a rectangle focus point and it takes in a lot more of the subject, hence a photo that is not in focus to catch the glint in the eye. The D7000 takes in a lot of area instead of a pinpoint for the camera to try an focus. Have used my D5100 on the same subjects and am getting better photos. Will try to use the D7000 in some other situations just to see if I get the same results.
I cannot recommend this camera for my type of photography. Maybe it works great for landscapes and still photos, but detail photos, not at this time.
December 18, 2013
This Camera Makes Me Look Good
I bought my D7000 camera when the model was first released and I have loved it from Day 1.
The D7000 is easy to use, is fast and efficient and the results achieved with this camera draw lots of compliments from my family and friends and make me look way more talented than I really am.
Since I purchased this camera, I have taken, literally, thousands of shots and the results continue to please me enormously. As I am a lover of the latest and the greatest products, I have frequently been tempted to upgrade to a full-frame Nikon camera. However, when I review the amazing images that I have captured over the last few years with this wonderful camera (and not being a skilled professional photographer), I have to ask myself, how much better can my enthusiast/amateur results be with a more sophisticated camera?
December 10, 2013
A lot of in camera adjustments
The D7000 is such a joy to use, I'm happy I got it. If you got an artistic eyesight, get this or the D7100. I think that Nikon cameras are the best cameras to have.
December 9, 2013
Simply Amazing !!!
I am still amateur to photography but the first shot from my new D7000 is already making me feel that I'm a professional photographer.
December 1, 2013
Nikon D7000 review
Bought the D7000 on December 2012, and while everything seems fantastic the images always seem soft.
After trying to see what I did wrong for a long time I found I did nothing wrong, the camera was back focusing.
I took the camera to Nikon service centre, people there were very nice and professional but when I got the camera back it didn't fully resolve my problem and I still have back focusing problems.
I decided to try and fine tune all my lenses to the D7000.
I did that and it still didn't solved the problem so I found the best way to resolve this issue and get perfect crisp and sharp pictures.
I got rid of the camera and I bought the D7100.
Problem solved and now I get perfect pictures.
Very disappointed with the D7000
On a positive note the D7000 was very impressive in low light, felt great in the hand and really other then the back focusing issue it really was a great camera.
November 26, 2013
AF & exposure problems
AF doesn't work correctly, pictures come out soft if not blurry. To make sure it's the case I made 2 pics of the same object at the same time with the same lens with my new D7000 and old D80 using "P" (program) setting on both. Old camera made excellent picture, while picture from D7000 was blurry and overexposed, colors seem washed out. I wanted to upgrade from my D80, but it looks like I'll keep using it for now. I'm returning D7000 to seller.
November 16, 2013
I own two Nikon D7000's. One I bought used over a year ago and a new D7000 that I bought about six months ago.
My used D7000 was like new when I bought it with only 2,300 clicks. It even came with all the original accessories, paper work and packaging. However if your going to buy a used camera I really do recommend that you thoroughly check it out. I took a chance buying used but the camera has been fine.
I own two D7000's only because when I shoot at events and such I like the speed and the ability to simply grab another setup instead of switching lenses. This way I'm able to get the shot instead of missing it.
The D7000 is a fine camera even by today's standards. Its 16mp sensor captures amazing detail and it's 39 point AF system is both quick and incredibly accurate. The U1 and U2 modes allow you to quickly change settings since you can save specific exposure settings. The buffer on this body is small but its quick to load RAW images to the SD card. If you don't have a heavy trigger finger and have good timing then the buffer really isn't an issue. I limit myself to 4 shot bursts, but the buffer can hold 8 RAW images.
I've been able to capture fantastic images of hummingbirds in flight with ease. Once the AF system starts tracking, the subject just stays in focus. I use the 70-300mm VR with my D7000 for wildlife photography. The 39 point AF system combined with the 70-300 VR's super fast AF motor means you won't get stuck with a lens that's too slow to keep up with the action. I use AF-C 9 point mode for most wildlife subjects.
For portrait work the D7000 combined with either the 50mm 1.8G or the 85mm 1.8G is a fantastic way to get tack sharp images every time. The detail and Bokeh on the 85mm 1.8G is really something you need to see to believe. The D7000's 16mp sensor combined with the 85mm 1.8G is really able to pickup on every little detail. With this lens you can crop as much as you want and the image will retain amazing clarity (I hate cropping but its nice to know you can if need be).
As for macro work the D7000 again scores high marks. You can really pin point where you want to focus. I use the Nikon 85mm 3.5G ED VR macro lens for most of my macro work. The VR really comes in handy and the 85mm working distance helps allot with insects.
I often use my D7000's with my SB-700 and SB-600 for off camera flash photography. I use the built in flash as commander which works well. I use Nikon's CLS system for food photography and for macro and portrait work. The i-TTL system does take allot of the guess work out of the equation, but if you want a certain look to your images then you have the freedom to command two groups from the camera. Since I have two flashes I can use one in group A and the other in group B, thus independently controlling both flashes outputs to suit my needs.
Overall the D7000 is a body that I would highly recommend. Its a step up from those who are using any of Nikon's entry level bodies or older prosumer bodies. Thankfully Nikon hasn't changed much in the way the D7000 and all the newer bodies operate. So stepping up to a D7000 or higher is really a short learning curve. However if your not used to a complex AF system then you will have to get used to it as I did.
The smaller AF points are ALLOT more accurate then any of the older 3 or 5 point systems. Its also different in operation to the way Nikon's 11 point system works. If you want to focus on someones eye then the AF point needs to be on the subjects pupil not the eyelash or anywhere near the eye. The system will focus on tinny things such as eye lashes and pimples. So you must be aware of this. The older systems had much larger points which resulted in larger focusing areas.
October 19, 2013
poor quality for an expensive device
All these reviews about amazing pictures worth nothing if your camera simply doesn't work.
My camera's SHUTTER DIED ONLY AFTER 1200 FRAMES and 7 WEEKS OF USE!!!
That is less than 1% of that Nikon claims in the camera manual (150.000 frames). Now let's see how the customer service response and how fast/expensive the repair will be.
October 12, 2013
Corpo Robusto e Sensor Incrível!
Utilizava Canon e mudei para Nikon, pegando logo de cara a D7000, percebi a diferença de longe. Cores, contrastes e Nitidez incríveis!
October 10, 2013
Just an amazing camera!
Great camera had it for a year now and there is nothing that I dont like about it!
October 1, 2013
Great Camera! Great Price!
I just got this camera and could not be happier! It works with almost all the old nikkor lenses which is a huge +!
September 13, 2013
Fragile shutter = extremely bad design
I had my D7000 for a little over a year when I took it on a two and a half month trip to South America. Half-way through the trip I tried to take a picture over my head using Live View; the camera made a "non-normal" sound when I pressed the release and, from that point on, would not work. The display showed "err" and nothing, other that the power switch, would work.
A quick search turned up the fact that the shutter had catastrophically failed. When I look at the sensor, I can see the shutter blades sticking out of the side of the sensor; they look like a fly's wings that have been caught in a door. Total and utter failure. The search also turned up the fact that I am not the only one to experience this disaster; there are dozens of other owners that have experienced the same thing, so this is not an isolated incident.
The way that the shutter failed causes me to wonder how such a thing is even possible. The camera was well taken care of, not abused, not misused. I had taken less than 10K shot to that point, well under the 150K it supposedly is rated for. I strongly suspect flawed design or flawed manufacture.
Needless to say, the camera was no longer under warranty (if you design a faulty product, make sure it lasts just sightly longer than the short warranty you supply with it). When I returned, I took it to the local "Authorized Nikon Repair" facility. I put the term in quotes since I gave it to them on March 1st; it is now September 10th, over SIX MONTHS, and I still don't have my camera, but I do have a half dozen emails stating "We'll check on it and get back to you" which they never do.
So, in short, would I recommend spending $1200 on a camera that lasts a little over one year, and $350 (so far) for repairs, and end up with absolutely nothing? NO!
September 10, 2013
Increíble cámara, tamaño perfecto.
La d7000 a pesar de ser una cámara dx y a los que algunos llamarían una cámara semi-profesional. Cumple las expectativas y mas de lo que quería de una nikon.
Les comparto la primera foto que tomé con esta cámara.
Grabación en HD
August 17, 2013
Shutter Type Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane
Paid over $1400 for the body only. After two years and and six months of use the Shutter died on me during a shooting session; forced to pay another $300 to fix it. Camera has Automatic Focus problems. The bill from Nikon stated in detail the procedure and the fixes they did to fix the camera. One was Shutter, second was Focus, third was the Software upgrade beyond what was available on their website. I wish Nikon would admit they have problems with this issues with D7000. Pixel noise take place from ISO 1200 up.
July 14, 2013
body weight is fine...
sharpness is satisfying....
color is great.......
body structure is soooo strong.... (mine 1 fall from my hands nearly up from 5 foot and nothing harmed, just my lense hood broke a lil bit :O )
iso performance is fair..... :)
a nice package for advanced photographers.... who wants the best result in budget, from a DX body
you want a canon like color and nikon like focus..???
give it a try..... :)
July 12, 2013
Awesome DSLR by Nikon
I bought Nikon D5000 few years back and it really makes me to stick with Nikon. To upgrade, I bought D7000 and realized how Awesome it is. Everything in the camera is easily accessible. I use it with Nikon 18-200mm VR II. It's an excellent Combo and produce Great Images every time.
As everyone say It's Best for It's Low-light performance. Dual SDCard slot is Great when you shot throughout the day on trips. It's bit heavy and I used to it. I wish Nikon should consider Swivel LCD as Serious feature and should release Future DSLRs with Swivel LCD or Wireless LCD is Great.
July 9, 2013
bought it to replace my D5000, wish I had done it a long time ago. Wow is the one thing I can say.
Taking my time and learning my camera. Reading the manual and watching all the cool stuff on Youtube. Going from a d5000 to a D7000 is a most rewarding challenge. I'm getting more out of my d7000 then I ever dreamed of.
July 6, 2013
Great pictures...if you can access them. Very dissapointed that my Photoshop will not support Nikon's NEF files. Nikon blames Photoshop, Adobe blames Nikon. Software included in package will allow to view and save photos in TIFF; defeats the purpose of having RAW files.
July 2, 2013
Bought the D7000 at the end of last year, i've spent days, weeks and months, trying to figure out why i get better results with manual focus then auto..... This in some of my shooting is a big problem. I've always shot Nikon since my Father's hand me down FE. I am impressed by the amount of options and controls on the D7000, but the inability to have an accurate autofocus, and lengthy experience trying to get a handle on the menu options is a game changer for me. Maybe i've held Nikon to too high of a standard, but I expected nothing but the best, and got a product that is sub par. It's sad that the Canon Elf point and shoot camera my wife has takes better and more consistent pictures, then my Nikon..... Perhaps its time to move on to a brand that can deliver.
May 23, 2013
Huge Disappointment - Focus Problems
I've been a life long Nikon user and purchased this camera in October after waiting yrs to upgrade. For the last 6 months I've been using this camera on all my trips and couldn't for the life of me figure out why pictures taken indoors under low light conditions were after soft/blurry. It wasn't until I searched for problems associated with the D7000 that I learned there is an apparent autofocus issue with the camera. I can't tell you how disappointmented I am with my camera and of all the bad pictures I now have to serve as memories of some very important trips I've taken these past few months. My small canon powershot take better/crisper pictures. I've lost all confidence in this camera and Nikon.
May 13, 2013
Professional camera in a small body !
I get professional looking pictures every time .I use my with a nikkor 85mm 1.4 and i used in the past with the 85mm 1.8 both D lenses .With either lens this camera is a killer !!! I rate this camera a 10 , top to bottom , from ergonomics to focusing speed . I have nothing to complain about !!!!! Two thumbs up all the way .If i was a wedding photographer this would be my choice for backing up a D800 or maybe back up the D7000 with the D800 ! LOL
May 9, 2013
it's the best for those who can't afford full frame
if you can't afford buying a full frame camera, the most decent thing to do is to buy this one :)
simple as that ...
May 9, 2013
Thaught it was me
Had this camera a little over a year. It has been a tough go for me to go from medium format film to digital DX 35mm. I have had many disappointing shoots, where many pictures came back less sharp than I expected. I have also lost shots where the camera just would not function. Thanks to these reviews I find that mine is not a uncommon problem.
May 14, 2013