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
ROBUSTA, RENDIMENTO DE ISO OTIMO, CONTRASTE EXCELENTE.
October 17, 2012
Best Nikon DX Camera ever.
I have a nikon d90 as a backup camera. This is the best nikon dx camera. The nikon d7000 is better in af,low light and video then my nikon d90. The color is so vivid when you shoot during the day and night of building. This is a great camera.
October 15, 2012
Awesome camera to play with
Used this product for a week now. And really happy with the results.
- Really fast and accurate auto focus through viewfinder
- Extreme low level of noise up to 1000 ISO
- Excellent quality of RAW files
- Plenty of options and really easy to reach
- Excellent Viewfinder
-Dual card slot ( comes handy for RAW shooters )
and many more.
- Slow Auto focus in live view
couldn't find more till now.
October 14, 2012
Really Loving My D7000
I owned a D60 just for curiosity, now that I found out that I am excelling in my hobby I bought a D7000 and really enjoying every moment that I use it! Thank You Nikon!
October 4, 2012
Love this camera!
All I can really say is wow!!! Love mine and plan to buy another one for my photography business! I purchased mine after owning the D40 and needing to upgrade due to having outgrown the D40. I went to buy a D90 but they let me hold the D7000- the rest is history. I have not been disappointed at all after owning it for about 18 months now!
September 28, 2012
Awesome quality photos, easy to use
Excellent choice for the person who wants to graduate from the point & shoot world to higher quality photos. Can easily function as a full auto point and shoot as a good start for those new to the world of DSLR, something to grow into with practice and experience. Also a great choice for the enthusiast who wants to do frame-able high quality enlargements.
September 27, 2012
Love this camera!!
This camera does EVERYTHING! Love all of the features, some I may or may not need, but it is packed! Old pro getting back into photography. Still reading the manual, and I'm amazed at all this camera can do. Can't wait to try everything. Love Nikon! Thanks.
September 25, 2012
Very Disappointed in Quality of Product
I have owned this camera for 18 months and had continual issues with spots on the image sensor despite being extremely careful to only change lenses in dust free conditions. Then after reviewing other reviews, I learned that the 300...serial numbers seem to have this issue. After spending money to have it cleaned, I decided to begin cleaning the sensor myself with sensor swabs. Who can continue to send the camera out for service and spend $50 every time photos have spots? Then, four weeks ago while on a two week vacation the camera stopped working entirely with an ERR message and photos would not transfer to the SD card. By the way, others have reported this issue as well. What a disappontment!!!! I have had Nikon products for years and never had issues like these. Now after spending $251 with Nikon to have the camera repaired - I am selling this body and have already purchased a D300s. My recommendation - do not buy this camera.
September 17, 2012
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