Amazing Piece of Technical perfection!
Excellent low light performance, that is up to any professional Nikon cameras(and even better than other brands). The Dynamic range of this Camera is awesome. The viewfinder offers excellent view.
For continuous shooting, the D7000 can shoot upto 6 fps. 39 focus points out of which 9 are cross-type focus points, so you can count on D7000's ability to track the subject even if its moving.
The D7000 can accept more than 169 Nikkor lenses.
Though Video wan not my prime reason to buy this equipment, D7000 is not behind in that faculty too. It can shoot full HD[1080p] @ 24fps(PAL) and 1080p @ 30fps(NTSC).
September 13, 2012
This camera is a work of art. It is so easy to use, has tons of features and produces stunning results. The camera's computer is very accurate when set on auto and is especially reliable for those quick, once-in-a-lifetime photos. The built-in flash is quite powerful for it's size. I recently sold my D-800E because my D-7000 does circles around it. This is a great tool for the advanced photographer and is perfect for those advancing. I would highly recommend this camera if you can afford it. The improved sensor allong with the higher MP allows you to really crop your photos. My photography interests range from insects to the moon and everything in between. I could spend all day talking about this camera, but you get the idea. Five stars from me!
September 2, 2012
Big DSLR in a little DSLR body
I've used a D80 and a D90 for sometime, I thought that without buying one of the highend Nikons, I could still get good shots. Until D7000 no DSLR was better than my D90. I love my D90, this is a very, very good DSLR. Then I met D7000. I am in DSLR heaven. This camera is awsome. The clarity, speed, color....I could go on and on, and still I couldn't say enough about D7000. At first I read all the negative reviews on how it's not a D4 or D800, I was afraid to get one. I decided to check for myself. Well, no it's not a D4 or D800. if you need a D4 or D800, you need to buy one. D7000 never claimed to be either of these "big boys". What it does claim, is that it's a heavy weight among its comparble competition (I'd say better). With the array of available lenses, there's not much D7000 can't do. I will get a D800 or D4, when I can afford one, but that doesn't mean I am short changed with my D7000. With features like EXpeed II, large multi-point metering, D7000 has more than "just adequate" capabilities to complete my photographic work with ease and superior results. Using lenses in the F2 to F1.4 range is really what makes any good camera great!! Superior glass, controlling light, meshed with a great camera is key. Try the D7000 with Nikkors 85mm 1.8, you'll see what I see, D7000, darn good DSLR!!
August 24, 2012
Great camera I upgraded from D80 and the quality is greater. Lots of new features for a good price.
August 23, 2012
Would like more values in EV/AEB. I would like if EV were at least -10 +10
August 23, 2012
THE Nikon camera you want/need to explore your art and skills!
You've bought your first (or second inexpensive DSLR#. You need or want something better, more capable, a camera you can grow into.
This is that camera.
Until you feel the jump to full frame and professional DSLRs, this camera will fill your needs and not leave you wanting.
I won't go into the technical aspects of this sophistaced, artistic tool, there are more than Nikon lists on their D7000 page, but it trumps every other Nikon in the DX series AND at one attractive price!
I started with a used D50 #affordable# then outgrew it. I hemmed and hawed between the D5100 and D7000. The D5100 is a nice, affordable camera but now that I have my D7000... ooh, I wish I had bought it in the first place.
ALL of my previous lenses work with the D7000. The manual, Non-CPU lens data is, is, a godsend!
I'm not a Pro. I don't make a living #or any dollar for that matter# from my photography. I don't remember, and don't need to, all the info about F-stops, shutter speed, light metering, etc. I shoot b/c I love to AND I'm learning those skills particularly fast with this camera.
All the bells and whistles an amatuer or low level pro would need are in this camera. If youlike to learn to control the aspects of your art, this camera will allow you to do so AND still provide those Auto settings for quick, casual shooting.
I'd love to upload some shots I have taken but #poor internet connection) I am currently in Peru putting this camera to the test and I am Loving it!
August 23, 2012
D7000 is my absolute favorite DSLR for big events; weddings, stage performing and other low light events.
Nobody ever wants to hear that their wedding pictures did not come out! The dual chip feature is easy to configure and I record to both chips at the same time, for a wedding! If one of the SD chips fail, I'm still covered! The dual writing does not seem to take any longer to save images, not that I would care!
Low light images still come out super, at 1600 ISO and even at 3200!! The 16.2 CMOS sensor really delivers! The size of the camera body is slightly larger (20%, maybe?) than the D5100, that I bought for it's smaller size and having the same 16.2 CMOS sensor. Don't get me wrong, the D7000 is not too big, it is just the right size. I drag the D5100 around on the motorcycle, to preserve the D7000.
August 22, 2012
More for less
My first DSLR was a Nikon D50 and I later purchased a Nikon D40x camera. I love my D7000. I bought it to upgrade from the D90. Everything I've read about the Nikon 7000 was dead on. The D7000 is like a D90 on steroids it take great picture. I used it for a couple project. It take great pictures.
August 21, 2012
First of all I own a d700 fx. I upgraded my outdated d80 dx and got the d7000 because I have both dx and fx lens. the dynamic range on the d7000 is incredible. taking the same shots with the same lens 50mm 1.4 on both cameras, the color on the d7000 was much richer. ya i know you can play with the colors in raw or photoshop, but i was very impressed on the quality of the image. I'm very happy.
August 21, 2012
No compromise photograghy.
I have used Nikon products for several decades. The D7000 is the most versatile of all the cameras I have ever purchased. This is the most thoughtfully designed camera system, for the price, produced. I still have an upcoming opportunity to use my D7000 more thoroughly in the near future, which will give me a better base for making a more intelligent analysis of it, until then I have to say this is camera technology I dreamed of when I was much younger. Thank you for bringing this to market.
August 21, 2012
I recently began having an interest in photography about two years ago. Originally I had the Nikon d3100, and decided that it was time to put the starter dslr away and move onto bigger and better things. I've had the camera for exactly a week today and I love it. I have no idea how the features exactly work yet, but overall it's very easy to use. When I went to purchase it, I originally was going to switch to Canon. However, Nikon is such a great fit for me. The build feels amazing in my hands and is extremely comfortable to hold. It is heavier than my d3100, but is completely tolerable. I'd recommend this camera to anyone who is looking to upgrade or buy into the dslr world. I know I'll have this beauty for a long long time!
August 20, 2012
I Love This Camera
My first DSLR was a Nikon D60 and I later purchased a Nikon D40 camera. After 3 years, I was ready to advance to a bigger and better camera and I'm glad I did. Everything I've read about the Nikon 7000 is true. The weight and balance is just right for my rather small hands and all the features feels like a professional camera. This is the way to go...Thanks Nikon!!
August 19, 2012
This camera has been excellent. I am an amateur photography but lots of my pictures have looked better than some we have paid to have done. The HD video has been outstanding as well and having 2 card slot has been great for shooting JPG and RAW at the same time. I would definitely recommend this camera.
August 19, 2012
Excellent Camera BUT bad skin tones.
The camera is fast, great in low light, BUT its hard to get correct skin tones. which is a MAJOR issue. The skin looks fake or plastic most of the time. My last camera was a CCD Nikon D80 and they were 95% right on, this one is hard to dial in the skin tones.
I hope there is an update for skin tones.
I would get a used Nikon D700 instead if I knew about this problem
August 18, 2012
All the features and versatility one can imagine for a DX format at a reasonable cost!
The D7000 is an advanced camera, more professional in most features than not, and at a very reasonable price. It is built beautifully. With more modern menus and controls than previous models, it's very user-friendly and fast. The metering and focusing is fast and accurate 99% of the time. This camera fits in the hand beautifully and is a pleasure to shoot with.
The dynamic range and use in low-light conditions is remarkable. The noise acquired at very high ISO is controllable with post-processing. And a surprise that noisy results of images taken at extremely high ISO and converted into B&W actually reproduce quite like the grain of the older ASA400 films.
The D7K is relatively light in weight and compact. As a travel camera, I attach the 24-120mm F/4.0G and that gives me lots of versatility. If I need to trek with very light-weight, I often just attach the 40mm f/2.8DX-micro, carrying negligible weight on my shoulder.
I have also utilized the 24mm f/3.5D PC-E tilt/shift lens. Though not designed for use on this camera, it yields some incredible images and most of the movements are not restricted.
Important, most of the older Nikkors behave very well with the D7000.
This is a great little camera and I highly recommend it, at this time IMHO the best DX on the market.
August 18, 2012
A truly magnificent camera!!!!!
This camera has it all, the feel and ease of use is remarkable. For the price, you just can't beat it.
This camera has revived my interest in photography.
August 17, 2012
Just had it a week and shot a three day corporate event. After 350 shots,battery was still 3/4 charged at the end. Camera handles like a dream, fast autofocus, lightweight, etc. Worked well with my SB-800. Also dropped it from about a four foot height, not a scratch and works perfectly!!! Good build quality. Going to get another body and would highly reccommend this camera.
August 16, 2012
I've had my D7000 about two months now and am really enjoying it. I've upgraded up from a D40, which was much simpler to use, I was advised by photo friends of mine that when I upgrade, do the D7000, as I was looking at the D5100 too. I'm glad that I did, it's challenging for me and gives me more options to explore. Although I'm a fledgling amateur, it helps me explore the many different types of photography, recently got into nature, using a 50 mm prime lens, very happy with those results and portraiture using models, which is a first for me, again I wasn't disappointed in the equipment. There's plenty of room to grow with this D7000, so it should last me many years.
August 16, 2012
AN excellent camera for the price!
An excellent camera for the price. Many easy to use features. Will satisfy my needs for many years.
August 15, 2012
Fun to use
Replaces a D80. I wanted movie taking capability and the ability to use my old lenses. I did a lot of reading and research concerning a replacement and settled on the 7000. I have no regrets. Many of the reviews were too complicated and technical and failed to tell you how much fun the camera is to use. Taking movies is easy and the movies produced are perfectly good. I like the flexibility of the controls plus the fact that many of these controls have been in the same place over multiple cameras. The manual is a little obtuse and some of the functions are better described by Internet reviewers than the manual itself but out-of-the-box taking pictures was easy. The 6/per second shooting rate is very nice. There are subtle differences between auto and P so I would suggest the user test out the various settings before fixing on a regular choice.
Old AF nikkor's work fine.
August 14, 2012
Imaging Hercules with Mamoth features!!
Great image quality
Autofocuses shooting video
Wide dynamic range
Movie continuous focus
39 focus points, out of which 19 are cross type.
Significantly better image quality
More dynamic range 13.9 EV
Better color depth 23.5 bits
Lower noise at high ISO 1,167 ISO
Video autofocus Contrast detection
Longer battery life 1050 shots
2 storage slots
Smaller, sturdy, strong Magnesium Alloy Body.
More compatible lenses available(169 lenses!)
Better boost ISO 25,600
August 14, 2012
Too much camera for me!
I purposely bought too much camera -- I'd been taking good shots with point and shoots in P mode -- the D7000 compelled me to learn manual mode shooting, and it's been a real treat. I've had it a year now, and it's enabled me to take photography up several levels. I'm now getting great shots, no longer by accident. I love my D7000, and the Nikon brand.
August 13, 2012
Fantastic Photos But Camera Had Problems
So impressed with quality of pictures especially with low light shots. Unfortunately within a week, camera had error messages and the shots became terrible. Had to send it back for factory repairs and was upset I didn't have it working during our vacation. When I got it back, the problem seemed to be fixed except now the video wasn't working correctly. I would have to press the video on button 3+ times just to get it to stay on. You would press it and think you were recording only to realize that it didn't stay on. So now I just know to press it and wait to see if it stays on when I'm trying to record. Another problem with video was when it was in autofocus, it would continually focus in and out and when you watched it, the video was mostly out of focus. So I just focus it manually when doing video. I just learned to live with its issues since it was a hassle to return especially since we're in the military stationed overseas, not assigned to a base. Other than that, it takes great pics and videos. Maybe I was just unlucky and got the lemon of the batch.
August 13, 2012
I have used the D7000 for about a year now, and am astonished at the quality of the pictures even if I let the camera do all the work. I came from and still have a D200 which I was quite happy with, but this camera leaves it in the dust. As I do a lot of on-the-fly photography where there is not much time to change settings I have come to appreciate what the D7000 gives back with not much input from me. I also appreciate the 16.5 megapixels as it leaves me more room to crop.
Just as an aside, my standard lens is a 28-300 Nikon that I bought with the camera. I love it! Very versatile and sharp. I use several other lenses including a 10-24 Nikon that is great for landscapes and tight quarter situations.
Very happy with my purchase of the D7000. Wish there was some way to upgrade to a higher MP count as some of the newer cameras have.
August 11, 2012
Two features of the D7000 that changed my life
Other than vacation pictures I shoot only nature macro. My 105mm f/2.8G AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor almost never leaves the camera. I upgraded from the D50 I bought with the 105 and besides the pixel count two features changed my style. First and foremost in Aperture mode, where I am exclusively, the second thumb wheel on my D7000 controls ISO. I treat this like time, now I can set aperture for necessary depth of field and set ISO (time) as needed for motion freezing. Chasing insects in full sunlight at f/16 and above 1:2 magnification with a shutter at least 1/1000 works for me. The instant control of aperture and time without changing exposure is game changing. Past ISO 1600 it gets a bit noisy and by ISO 6400 with or without Hi-ISO noise reduction, it changes the bokeh in a way I don't like, but it allows focused pictures of small fast things I could not get without a flash, which I usually don't use. The second feature I love in the D7000 is the built in Commander flash mode. I use a hand held SB-R200 flash for fill when shooting difficult flowers like Symplocarpus foetidus. The shutter is slow sync and the built in flash is set to 10% level. The third feature I have recently started using is the autofocus fine tuning. In macro if you focus on the closest part of the subject, you are wasting half of the depth of field. I find autofocus fine tune settings of -10 to -20 have improved my photos. No other Nikon prosumer cameras have this combination of features critical to me. I have had the D7000 for a year and am close to 10,000 shutter releases, I have never taken pictures like this but the 7000 makes it so easy and rewarding.
August 11, 2012
Amazing photos, great utility, faulty shutter...
I've really enjoyed using this camera for events and on location portrait work outside the studio. The images and color depth are great, and the on board editing and review tools are very useful. My only complaint is currently being dealt with by Nikon Photo Service Center in Melville, NY. I was using the camera for a live event and the shutter had a critical failure, with parts actually breaking and coming loose within the camera body. When I removed the lens later to inspect it, the shutter was severely damaged during regular light use and completely inoperable. It appears that there is no damage to the CCD (fingers crossed), but I certainly hope I'm not asked to pay for repairs for this kind of critical failure, especially since I own several other Nikon DSLR cameras and have had no shutter issues with any of them after nearly a decade of continuous use.
August 9, 2012
I've really enjoyed this camera, fast focusing, very good on low light conditions, durable battery, light for all day uses... i really love it!
August 9, 2012
Great camera for the price
We purchased the D7000 about 11 months ago. We liked the camera from the beginning but had problems with the SD Cards. We sent the camera back to Nikon and they made some repairs, but the problem persisted. When the initial firmware update was released, we applied it and had no problems since.
We think the camera is great. We have taken about 6000 photos aand are satisfied with the results. We take a lot of photos inside without flash. We use high ISO and that has not affected the quality to ny great extent. We have even taken pictures of a candlelight servie in the church and they came out great.
We have always gone with the Pro bodies (D1H, D2H and D300 Series). This camera is more that a match for them. My only misgiving now is that the camera uses a DX (APS-C) Sensor instead of the FX (Full Frame) Sensor.
August 9, 2012
Best DX Camera Available Today
This is my 5th Nikon DX camera (D40, D80, D90, D300s) and by far the best. The D7000 isn't as sturdy as the D300/s, but it takes better pictures, which is really what it's all about. The sensor is simply superior to the prior Nikon DX generation sensors.... much less noise, better clarity, overall better results. My photo buddies shoot with a variety of Canon DX cameras, including the top of the line 7D, but in my opinion, even though the D7000 is more fragile than the high-end competition, the photos are clearly better.
August 8, 2012
Outstanding do it all camera!
I am a semi-pro photographer and I have tried a good number of cameras during my tenure. I have found the D7000 to be a great mix between a vacation camera and a professional camera. It is the type of camera that takes outstanding photos, good enough to use for a wedding yet still light enough to take hiking. It is one of my all time favorite Nikons.
August 8, 2012