Love the quality of the camera!
This was a big jump for me- I went from a point and shoot to a DX- and I am amazed at the photos it produces. I shoot completely manual- and love every minute with my camera. It amazes me and it was the perfect fit for me. Perfect for those who really want a big step into photography and want something really good, but not too crazy expensive! My favorite features are live view, because when I have my camera at an odd angle, I can tell if its focused or not; and the two card slots. Love this camera and would recommend it in a heartbeat.
February 13, 2013
Only one flaw
I am completely happy with everything about this camera with one exception. The buffer is too slow for wildlife, especially birds. I know this is a trade-off for the impressive file sizes but every now and then I miss the critical shot. I'm learning to be more discerning and wait which the D7000 allows with it's fast focusing and shutter response. All in all I'd buy it again. One of the deciding features for me is the ability to program in my old Nikkor's and use them with full metering. My 30 year old 105/f2.5 coupled with this camera makes for some incredibly sharp photos.
February 12, 2013
I like the camera, but I seem to have problems and have had to exchange it.
I love the 2 SD slot and I love the 6 frame per sec. I bought the first one and used it a lot. After the first few months, it would say It didn't have a SD card in it after I had taken 400 pictures. It would not shut off either. I had to remove the battery and then it would "fix' it for a while. I exchanged it for another. It started to do the same thing while I was shooting pictures for a gala event. I also realized that even though it was saying it was taking the pictures, It was not showing up on my SD card. It also began leaving weird shadows on the subjects of my pictures, only when I turned the camera in one direction. I have since exchanged it and am going to try it a third time. I am getting ready to go on vacation so I will be using it a lot there and we will see if it does the same thing.
February 5, 2013
Good camera but has it's faults
I really like the D7000 and it was a nice step up from my D3100. The low light capibilities are good for a DX camera. My biggest complaint is the back focus issue. I miss focus very often with this camera and after may tests and talking to others I've found it's the camera. I adjusted the AF fine tune and that did help. Overall this is a great camera and for the price it rocks! But the backfocus issue has now pushed me into a D600.
January 28, 2013
D7000 w/ AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm f/4G ED VR
This camera far surpasses my expectations for what I expected. Before purchasing it in November of 2011, I researched the different DSLR cameras available. This camera had the best ratings for any of the mid-range DSLRs on the market at the time I purchased it. I can now say it has not disappointed me at all.
The few times I have encountered a problem with a picture not turning out the way it should, it has always fells back down to something I did. The camera has never missed all the times I've used it. It is fast to power up, fast to take the picture, and packed full of features which will enable it to be used professionally or just by a novice.
When I purchased the camera, I didn't realize that it has the flash commander built in. This was a wonderful surprise to find it is capable of controlling several external Nikon flash units without any additional equipment or cables.
I highly recommend this camera to anyone who is looking for a DSLR.
January 14, 2013
My FIRST NIKON and Im in LOVE!
Ive only just begun my photography business venture and this was the perfect starter camera, I tossed and turned night after night for weeks trying to decide what to purchase for a new camera and the D7000 won! Even in comparison I think that it beats out the D300s for MP and Im just so happy with it I think its the best camera for price when you line them all up! however I did purchase it before the price went down :( so even better for everyone else now :P
January 13, 2013
Sou do tempo das câmeras com filme. Tenho ainda uma Contax com lente Zeiss Planar 50mm f/1.4. Velhos e bons tempos. Fotografia foi meu hobby por muito tempo, mas depois vieram filhos e outras prioridades tomaram conta do espaço. Agora, com tudo no lugar, novamente retomo meu hobby, mas agora com os novos tempos da era digital. Resolvi comprar um equipamento novo, e para tanto fiz uma pesquisa detalhada, por mais de 2 meses, sobre o que comprar. Decidi pela D7000 por várias razões, e adquiri o equipamento na B&H em New York há 2 semanas. Por sorte acabei conseguindo uma oferta magnífica, pelos feriados de final de ano, comum por lá, e comprei a D7000 com a lente 18-200mm e de brinde vieram: uma lente Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D, a maleta da Nikon para transporte, o Vello Battery Grip e um cartão de memória de 16Gb. Além disto comprei separadamente uma lente 35mm f/1.8 e um flash SB-400. Como havia decidido por esta camera 1 mes antes de minha viagem, no mes seguinte fiquei apenas pesquisando preços e não há nada equivalente a uma B&H ou Adorama de NY. Os preços são im-ba-tí-veis! Sem falar que a loja é absurdamente grande, onde você encontrará tudo o que procura. Como eu já estava com a viagem programada, foi apenas chegar lá com os códigos definidos e efetuar a compra.
Eu estou ainda na leitura do manual, já que a quantidade de recursos da máquina é muito grande, mas já tirei umas 200 fotos. Não poderia estar mais satisfeito! A camera é fantástica! Se você não domina ainda os recursos todos que a máquina oferece, vá no modo Automático e ela fará tudo por você. Qualidade excepcional. Esqueça os flash SB-700 ou SB-900. Vá com o SB-400 que é mais do que suficiente para 99% do seu uso, a não ser que você seja fotografo profissional.
Apenas não entendo porque a Nikon Brasil não dá garantia para os equipamentos originais Nikon comprados nos USA. Será que há uma resposta razoável para isto?
January 9, 2013
big step up from D80
I am a part time wedding photographer, doing about 20 weddings a year. This is my 3rd Nikon digital camea. This is an upgrading from a D80 I have been using for about 5 years One of the first things I noticed with this camera is how fast it is. Also most churches frown on using a flash during a ceramony. the 6400 speed alows me to get good pictures durring the ceramony. The D70 Said it could go to 1600 but above 1000 the picture was lousy the D80 was still quite good at 1600 and he D7000 looks almost as good at 6400 as it does at 400. Being able o use faster film speeds helps me keep from over heating my SB 900 flash. PS I would buy a Nikon flash or 2 with the camera if you don't already have at least one.
One of my favorite things about Nikon is the creative lighting system. This is my 3rd Nikon with this system, it is great for filling shadows on sunny days or giving a 2nd light source for a dramatic shot.
I was planing on upgrading to a D600 or D800 in a year or two but this camera is so good I may wait a little longer.
The only down side is the manual is bigger than the camera, I spent a week reading the manual. Once you know how to use it it is easy to get to any feature you need quickly.
January 6, 2013
I've used this camera since late 2010, just after it was announced. I've shot 125,000 pictures on it and it keeps moving along. In the past 2 years I've shot political events, concerts, plays, bike races, car races, talent shows, local events, pictures for magazine articles and covers, portraits, long exposures, astrography and plenty of other subjects. After nearly daily use for 2 years, the rubber grip has started to loosen and a piece near the battery cover has fallen off, but considering the exposure to dust/water/heat it's seen I'm amazed it still works. I'm not going to post most of those examples because I don't have consent from the people in them, but my take away from all these events is that once you're comfortable with the camera it's easy to repeatedly nail shots. Here are my observations:
-I've had usable images to ISO 6400, and I use 3200 on a regular basis
-Weather sealing seems good enough for the rain I've been caught in
-AFS and AFC is fast, covers the whole frame, and works marvelously in low light.
-It has a screw moto to focus (loudly) with older AF lenses
-Live View is useful to zoom in and verify still life focus
-Auto White balance is dependable
-Skin tones are natural, colors are usually true to life except in extremely poor lighting
-I've never found myself wishing for a faster burst rate
-Dual SD slots are great for capacity and backup
-Battery life is astonishing, I've gotten 1600 shots out of one charge on several occasions
-the controls are well placed and the camera is comfortable to hold and use
-the max shutter speed of 1/8000s is great for outdoor portraits with large aperture lenses
-the buffer is tiny, for RAWs continuous shooting slows after 10 images even with my 95mb/s card
-the mode dial is loose, you have to check to make sure you're in the mode you intended
-the viewfinder cup habitually falls off
-after all this time the delete button just completely fell out. It's now being held in with tape.
-I've had -.3 exposure compensation dialed in since day one, sometimes more. The metering doesn't always cooperate.
-the finish on the whole camera is coming off.
January 5, 2013
Great camera, profesional quality!
i recently upgraded my D3100 to the D7000. The camera is the best out there for the price point. the ISO capabilities are great in low light situations. The multitude of focus points allows you to create amazing shots. Very happy with this camera body so far!
January 2, 2013
My husband gave me this for christmas. It is the 2nd one we own. so far extremely happy with this camera. I have used his sparingly and knew that this was the one I'd want also.
I plan on taking a photpraphy class next year, and will be learning the full capacity of this camera.
December 20, 2012
D7000 - great camera
Bought the D7000 from BestBuy. I recommend the D7000 above the D5100 for beginners due to the SCENE modes.
The 5100 offers one feature for people who like to take pictures of themselves and their family - the flip-out rotating screen. Other than that the D7000 is far superior to the D5100. Though the 5200 is coming out soon.
The SCENE modes of the D7000 are fantastic for the hobbiest. And the flexibility of the PASM modes is fantastic. ISO changes is a quick one button press and dial away as are shutter and apeture. Of course, you could get totally lost in the menus too to adjust these setting but learn how to do it the quick way.
Ergonomically the camera is excellent too. Not too small nor large and a good weight for standard shots. The camera is awkward for holding sideways (like most without grips), but the optional though expensive camera grip/battery pack resolves that. Sideway Flashes are also problematic as the lens is normally in the way of the popup flash for filling in the area opposite the flash &.lens, but I've found this on all cameras held sideways without an additional flash to get beyond the lens. The Speedlight 400 model flash works great to resolve this and fairly inexpensive.
The dual SD cards is a great move away from the CF cards as most computers nowadays have a SD slot.
I really enjoy the natural colors of the photos. Use SCENE mode or even adjust the colors yourself for more Vivid or natural skin colors and this camera offers a ton of features I'm just now learning how to use.
Great for use as astrophotography too with the low light capability though have to set the camera to remote with Mirror UP first click, then shutter second click with the ML-L3 wireless remote. The other wired remotes don't work the way I need them too. Would like if Nikon made a fully functioning MC-36 Multi-Function Remote for the D7000. Home portrait takers will find the ML-L3 all that they need though. The MC-DC2 is good for studio work.
In low light the kit 18-105 hunts alot for AutoFocus. But just a quick click and one can do manual focus. The lens have super fast focus in bright light.
For outside photographers, Just make sure you buy a tripod that is rock steady and doesn't allow vibrations in the wind with slower shutter speeds. Using a cheaper tripod I would get some shakes in general portrait/landscape and moon pictures. After going to a Silk professional model tripod my outside pictures took a gigantic leap in picture quality just from stability..
Lens that I use are: Portrait/Landscape I use the kit DX 18-105 AF-S VR. For sports FX 70-300 AF-S VRII. For Moon/ Landscape I used a Nikon 500mm catadioptic (mirrors) lens on full manual and Meade telescopes for astrophotography.
If you have any older lenses that use screw AF, then this is the camera to get. The 5100 does not offer screw AF. Thus my older lens from my N80 and D70 days works too.
December 17, 2012
i'm a high school girl who liked photography so much, D7000 really fit me because it's easy to use and had a great features. also fit in my little hand!
December 16, 2012
I got this camera to use at my school for yearbook. This is an amazing camera, the pixel count lets you manipulate the pictures in post capture easily. The colors of the photos are vivid and life like, The camera has a very well built body, made to last for years to come. Also all the components and buttons are very sturdy and nothing feels cheap. The flash is good bu does not do the job when you hold the camera vertically. The display is just amazing and the processor is really fat so there is no lag in doing anything like when viewing pictures or taking pictures. The auto focus is amazing and really fast but I have one problem, it does get really slow in low light situations which really annoys me. Shooting with high ISO settings is generally very good and the results you get are much better than the slight color details lost. The camera has a lot of customization options so it's really good for people who are looking for a professional type camera, which is easy to use but not ridiculously expensive. The battery life is amazing also. I just took my 11000th picture with my camera and I have enjoyed every single moment with it. I still haven't tried video so can't really say anything about that.
December 8, 2012
I love it
I get the best of both worlds... well almost.. I use my nikon for photography as well as videography.. I love the product in comparison with the 7D which was my biggest fight as I'd already owned the D80 & D90. My biggest cry is the fact that I don't have 60fps in video... If you have no need for 60fps... this is the biggest bang for the buck!!!
December 4, 2012
Good camera with several major flaws. When is the D400(?) coming out?????????
I bought this camera because I'm still waiting for Nikon to replace the D300, which is taking forever. I'm starting to consider switching to Canon because of that delay.
It's a good camera overall, much better than the D90. ISO performance is quite good, and color integrity seems to be quite good as well. I also like that it works with the ML-L3 remote. I don't understand why the ML-L3 remote does not work with EVERY NIkon camera. Doesn't make any sense at all. It's a very useful item.
Major flaws include: No lock on the mode dial. It frequently gets bumped out of place when shooting veritcally, which is super-annoying. Can't believe it made it through product testing that way. They have finally corrected that problem with the D600.
Cache is too small and slow when shooting at highest quality. Miss shots while waiting for the cache to catch up.
And, the metal strap holder knubs jam into my hand when shooting vertically, which gets very uncomfortable after several hours. I finally forced myself to place my hand differently when holding it.
Canon offers cheaper models with higher resolution and more features, like locking mode dials and flip-up display screens. I would also like to see Nikon add a settings display to the back screen, showing ISO, White Balance, exp. comp, etc. Canon offers this already.
Only picked YES for recommending because they don't offer "Maybe"
November 29, 2012
Great Features......worth my hard earned money..thanks nikon tech...
this is my 3rd nikon unit 1st was when nikon launch D70 i bought 2 units...then when they launch D200....and now this D7000...if not for the malfunction ive encountered from my D200 (mybe bcoz of long usage mybe bcoz its around 2 1/2 yrs) i willl not knew how great this unit is.....
November 23, 2012
Its awesome camera suitable for all situation . well done nikon
November 22, 2012
Unquestionable king of APS-C's
This is the best non-full frame DSLR camera out there. Enough said.
November 18, 2012
Just upgraded from my beloved D90 (an amazing camera in its own right). The D7000 has everything I loved about the D90 + more. It's made for MANUAL shooting with very easy to use controls. Very solid feel (although I did add a battery grip for better personal comfort). Fast, accurate focusing. Great resolution. I also like that I can easily meter and manual focus older lenses. Can't wait to put the D7000 to good use. Another great Nikon product.
November 16, 2012
My First Best DSLR
I haven't owned any DSLR before until my favorite Olympus point and shoot (film camera) got broken. First I was looking at all the semi-pro, beginners, mid-range dslr or whatever you call it, and the D7000 was my #1 favorite. I said I'll try to use it in Auto mode first since I didn't know much how to operate a DSLR so I did. The pictures turned out great like a pro, how much more if i use all the wonderful settings with this camera. I'm very satisfied with my first DSLR.
November 11, 2012
Wonderful features. Excellent in low light. Fast to never miss that running toddler
November 9, 2012
Best Semi-Pro Camera Out There
Having owned the D50 for many years, and working with the D80 at my job, I was ready to upgrade to something with some more muscle. I did the research, read reviews, and the D7000 was the clear choice. The upgraded sensor and low-light capabilities are just awesome. I've shot at ISO6400 indoors with a 1.8 50mm prime and been astounded at the clarity. I wouldn't make it a habit, but shooting in those near-impossible ISO ranges is no problem at all, especially if you aren't planning on blowing the shot up tremendously for framing.
The controls are pretty easy to use, especially if you are already familiar with cameras in the D series. It does way more than I will probably ever learn to use it for. Lots of pros use this as a back-up (or primary in some cases), and you can't find a bad review from anyone reputable. If you're trying to decide on a consumer-grade DSLR and you're somewhat serious about photography, the 7000 is the clear option in my opinion.
November 1, 2012
Great Value for Money
After many years out of it, I decided to get back in and found the D 7000 the best value for the money. There are so many cameras to choose from, but when it comes down to performance and details, there was no question. I spent a lot of time and energy in researching. Great shoots even in poor lights with great details.
October 29, 2012
Everything you need for the money
This is my first Digital SLR. I have owned it for just one month and cannot believe what it can do. I was raised on film in the 70's. This camera like other Nikon Digital SLR's are computers in a box with a built in photo lab. I have not even read the owners booklet yet, to venture into all the things this baby can do. If this camera is good for one thousand dollars for the body, what is the top of the line like? Personally, I cannot see spending 8 grand for a camera body. That to me is a lottery camera. I have the battery pack which attaches to the bottom for more battery juice. This camera is fast. Has many options and keeps on giving. All though todays Digital SLR's have many buttons on them which make them look intimidating, once you know what they all do, they are really not too hard. The options on this camera like other Nikons is just mind blowing. I look forward to many years with this camera, and hope to reach the potential this thing can really do. The built in auto pop up flash is great and gives lots of light for the size of it. With the camera on AUTO, I find it hard as to how you could come out with a bad photo. Just incredible is the only way for me to describe this camera.
October 27, 2012
I have just returned from Africa with over 21000 photos taken with the D7000. I'm very disappointed at how noisy they are even at ISO 400 - 800. In this day and age I expect ISO 800 on any camera should be completely noise free. My D90 does a better job.
Is anyone else having a noise problem with the D7000?
October 23, 2012
Not a good choice
I have had Nikon products for a number of years. D40X, D90, and D7000. I have always been pleased with my Nikon cameras until I got this one. It worked good for the first 4 months or so, until I made a special photo session on the beach (6hr drive) and when I looked at them they were ok got home and they wouldn't transfer to SD card. even had computer tech look at it. Finally decided it DELETED ALL my beach session photos. Can you believe that SO DO NOT BUY THIS CAMERA!!!!
October 22, 2012
Best DX Camera on The Market. 10-21-2012
I have owned 3 nikon DSLR Cameras D40X, D90, D7000, I have had this camers for a year and i must say even though the other two were very good the D7000 is no doubt the best, If you are just getting started in photography this is a good starting point, Good video quality, Excellent picture quality.
This camera will take any beginner or advance photographer a long way in photography.
has all the features you will need, most pro cameras does not have many more features than this camera.
Highly Recommend this camera.
October 21, 2012
Faulty out of the box
This is my first Nikon DSLR. Heard alot about how good this model is, so i decided to make the leap into nikon and rebuild my gear(BIG BIG mistake). this camera is very good when it's working right, but my unit had a severe shutter problem out of the box. the camera mirror will lock up and an Err message will start flashing almost every time i use live view or continuous high speed shooting . sometimes taking the battery out and putting it in again will solve the problem, sometimes nothing will work and you just have to wait and keep trying and it will work again when it decides to do so.I've had this for 3 weeks and i've already been to service twice. Extremely disappointed in the camera and i've lost all trust in this model. Now i'm awaiting replacement of the camera by Nikon.
To be honest, the only positive thing about the whole ordeal was the service center personnel. They are very professional, polite, and always tried to help as much as they can.
October 19, 2012
Soy fotoperiodista independiente. En Abril adquirí una cámara nikon D7000 con número de serie 32208001 con fecha de facturación 11/04/2012 . Antes de que la cámara llegara a los 1000 disparos, la cámara comenzó a registrar un error en la unidad 1 de tarjeta, la cual funcionaba sólo de forma esporádica, y me adapté a esta anormalidad, sin embargo con la pena de saber que renunciaba a una de las particularidades por las que me decidí por esta marca y cámara.
Después de trabajar durante dos meses en la preparación de una estancia de campo en el mes de Octubre. Llegué normalmente a la reunión con mis informantes y justo cuando intenté disparar, reconocí un ruido extraño en el sistema de disparo, bajé la cámara para ver la pantalla y simplemente apareció la leyenda “error”. Siempre disparo en modo de una sola foto. A partir de este error, la cámara realiza la acción mecánica de levantar espejos y correr cortinillas, sin embargo, no obtura, y dispara en forma de ráfaga dejando un sonido como si los espejos se soltaran y se oscurece ligeramente el visor. Por primera vez desde que fue adquirida, me veía obligado a desmontar el lente y rápidamente comprender que era una falla completamente imposible de reconocer. La cámara no volvió a funcionar. De inmediato regresé a la ciudad de Puebla. De nada servía permanecer sin cámara. Para mi sorpresa, al entregar la cámara para ejercer la garantía, quién me atiende me notifica que la reparación tardará entre tres y cuatro semanas.
Me parece decepcionante que un equipo escogido por sus calificaciones, pueda truncar de esta manera el desarrollo del proyecto. Cargo no sólo con la frustración de haber tenido que interrumpir una estancia por la cual trabajé e invertí durante dos meses, sino que ahora me entero, el equipo por el cual invertí exclusivamente para el desarrollo del proyecto, no estará funcionando en una segunda estancia de campo, igual o más importante.
Como consumidor puedo decir que me siento defraudado. Soy fotógrafo profesional y estoy consciente de que los equipos pueden llegar a fallar, sin embargo, no deja de sorprenderme la prontitud y gravedad, como las a mí registradas, en un equipo incluso utilizado esporádicamente. Las pérdidas económicas generadas por este contratiempo rebasan los 10 mil pesos mexicanos.
Me despido agradeciendo su atención y espero mi crónica aporte a sus preocupaciones por sus consumidores y a brindarles un mejor servicio a quienes decidieron optar por una cámara nikon.
October 18, 2012