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Nikon D7000 (no lens included)

16.2-megapixel digital SLR camera body with HD video mode

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Our take on the Nikon D7000 (no lens included)

by Dave Bar
Nikon

Develop your photography hobby

You don't have to be an expert photographer to use an SLR — they all offer easy automatic shooting. Because of their build quality and the physics of good glass and large sensors, even their built-in automatic settings will get you better pictures than most point-and-shoots or mobile devices. But experienced photographers and budding hobbyists can get more creative by manually adjusting settings like aperture and shutter speed. SLRs let you expand your shooting options with additional lenses and flashes to suit just about any situation. If you'd like to record the occasional video, look for a model with high-def movie mode.

Fast, refined, and flat-out amazing, that's Nikon's D7000 in a nutshell. This capable SLR delivers amazing, detail-rich photos and vivid HD movies with the ease of a top-end professional model, but at a fraction of the size and cost. You get precise, high-speed autofocus and spot-on exposures thanks to Nikon's newly developed wide-area AF system and advanced metering sensor. Critical shooting controls are strategically placed right at your fingertips for smooth, intuitive operation. The cam's lightweight, magnesium alloy body and grippy, rubberized surfaces make it a pleasure to use and hold, whether you're taking pictures at a marathon family reunion, capturing weddings and sports events, or hiking in the great outdoors.

Stunning 16.2-megapixel image details
The D7000's powerful, all-new image sensor provides beautiful high-resolution photos you can crop heavily and still use to make big, crisp prints. Advanced CMOS technology delivers vibrant images with exceptionally wide dynamic range, allowing you to accurately capture subtle photographic detail on both strongly lit and deeply shadowed areas of your picture at the same time. Extended ISO sensitivity settings let you handle the full gamut of lighting situations — from the bright and sunny outdoors to low-lit evenings and interiors.

3" high-resolution LCD with live view
This camera's bright LCD screen provides a crystal-clear window for reviewing your pics and movie clips. It also boasts three live view modes that let you compose photos and video on-screen in real time. Wide Area AF (autofocus) mode works great for shooting active subjects from tricky high or low angles that make it difficult to use the viewfinder. The Normal Area AF mode gives you ultra-precise focusing for still subjects when using a tripod. Nikon even included a Face Priority AF mode that can detect up to 35 people, and makes it easy to take sharp, in-focus portraits.

Shoot up to 6 frames per second
Nikon's advanced image processor provides near-instant camera startup and shutter response. It also makes it possible to shoot images continuously at up to 6 frames per second. All that speed is great for capturing high-quality photo sequences, like your young basketball star making a game-winning layup or a horse and rider clearing the fence at a steeplechase. The D7000's dual memory card slots store images on optional SD, SDHC, or SDXC cards, and can be configured to store your images in a variety of ways, including separate RAW and JPEG files or movies on one and stills on the other.

Highlights:

  • 16.2-megapixel effective recording
  • DX-format CMOS image sensor (23.6 x 15.6 mm)
  • high-def movie mode with sound and full-time autofocus (up to 1080p at 24 frames per second)
  • high-res 3" LCD (921,000 dots) with Live View for composing stills and movies on-screen in real-time
  • magnesium alloy body for added ruggedness and durability
  • bright pentaprism optical viewfinder with 100% frame coverage
  • top-mounted LCD panel with backlighting displays camera and exposure settings
  • Nikon EXPEED 2 image processor for highly accurate photos and fast, responsive handling
  • 39-point autofocus system with 9 cross-type sensors for rapid, precise autofocusing
  • 2016-pixel Color Matrix Metering II for accurate automatic exposure, plus center-weighted and spot metering modes
  • Active D-Lighting mode for better shadow and highlight detail in high-contrast shooting conditions
  • built-in flash and flash exposure compensation
  • in-camera image editing functions, including: edit movie, D-Lighting, image overlay, perspective control, NEF (RAW) processing and more
  • uses optional Nikon wireless remote (ML-L3)
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Compatible Lenses:
  • DX Nikkor lenses: all functions supported
  • type G or D Nikkor lenses (except PC Micro and IX Nikkor): all functions supported
  • AI-P Nikkor lenses: all functions supported except 3D color matrix metering II
Exposure Modes and Controls:
  • continuous shooting mode: up to 6 frames per second
  • quiet shutter-release mode reduces noise levels for less intrusive shooting
  • shutter speed range: 30-1/8,000 seconds, bulb
  • sensitivity or ISO (film speed equivalent) range: 100-25,600
  • program auto, shutter-priority, aperture-priority, and manual exposure modes
  • auto exposure, white balance, D-lighting, and flash bracketing (2 to 3 frames for each)
  • flash sync at 1/250 second (flash X-sync at 1/250)
File Formats and Storage:
  • image storage modes: RAW (12-bit or 14-bit), JPEG, or RAW+JPEG
  • JPEG options (pixels): 4,928 x3,264; 3,696 x 2,448; 2,464 x 1,632
  • AVI movie files (Motion JPEG) up to 1920 x 1080 resolution at 24 frames per second with mono sound (stereo sound with optional external microphone)
  • dual media slots accept optional SD, SDHC, and SDXC memory cards
Connections and Dimensions:
  • high-speed USB interface
  • mini HDMI output (cable not included)
  • A/V output jack
  • external stereo microphone input jack (microphone not included)
  • terminal for optional Nikon GPS unit and wired MC-DC2 remote release cable
  • 5-7/16"W x 4-5/16"H x 3-1/8"D
  • weight (without battery and media): 24.3 oz.
Supplied Accessories:
  • rechargeable EN-EL15 lithium ion battery
  • battery charger
  • adjustable neck strap
  • USB and audio/video cable
  • body cap, eye-piece cap, and LCD monitor cover
  • software CD-ROM (PC and Mac)
 

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Features and Specs
General
LCD Screen Size
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3"
Adjustable-angle LCD
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No
Wi-Fi
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No
GPS-enabled
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Optional
Lens 35mm Equivalent
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N/A
Optical Zoom
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N/A
Digital Zoom
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N/A
Filter Diameter
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N/A
Manual Focusing
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Yes
Manual Exposure
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Yes
Built-in Flash
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Yes
HDMI Output
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Mini
Memory
Internal Memory
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None
Memory Media
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SD/SDHC/SDXC
Image
Effective Megapixel Count
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16.2
Total Megapixels
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16.9
Image Stabilization
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Optional
Highest Resolution
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4928 x 3264
HD Video Recording
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1920 x 1080, 1280 x 720
Dimensions
Width (inches)
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5-1/2
Height (inches)
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4-5/16
Depth (inches)
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3-1/8
Weight With Battery (ounces)
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27.4
Warranty
Parts Warranty
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1 Year
Labor Warranty
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1 Year
Product Research
What's in the box?

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  • D7000 Camera body with body cap and accessory shoe cover installed
  • BM-11 LCD cover (installed)
  • DK-5 Viewfinder eyepiece cover
  • EN-EL15 (7.0V/1900mAh/14Wh) Lithium Ion battery pack with plastic terminal cap
  • MH-25 battery charger
  • 6.5' AC power cord
  • AC wall adapter
  • 5' USB cable (with Type A USB connector on one end and Mini-B 2.0 USB connector on the other end)
  • Adjustable shoulder strap
  • 59" A/V cable (with 3.5mm mini plug on one end and RCA composite video and mono RCA audio plugs on the other end)
  • Nikon ViewNX2 Software CD-ROM
  • User Manual (English)
  • User Manual (Spanish)
  • Quick Start Guide (English)
  • Quick Start Guide (Spanish)
  • Nikon Digital Imaging Limited Warranty sheet
  • Nikon School promo card

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Recording Features
Playback, Editing And Printing Functions
Connections
Battery Information
Supplied Software
Image Capacity

Recording Features

Overview: The Nikon D7000 (body only) includes the Nikon D7000 digital SLR camera body, an EN-EL15 rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery pack and a battery charger. The camera does not include a lens (sold separately).

Compatible Lenses: The D7000 is equipped with the standard Nikon F bayonet mount. It is compatible with the following types of optional lenses:

  • DX AF Nikkor: all functions supported
  • Type G or D AF Nikkor: All functions supported (PC Micro-Nikkor does not support some functions). IX Nikkor lenses not supported.
  • Other AF Nikkor: All functions supported except 3D color matrix metering II. Lenses for F3AF not supported.
  • AI-P Nikkor: All functions supported except 3D color matrix metering II.
  • Non-CPU: Can be used in A and M mode, color matrix metering and aperture value display supported if user provides lens data (AI lenses only).

LCD Monitor: The Nikon D7000 has a 3" Super-Density TFT LCD monitor featuring approximately 921,000 dots, a 170-degree viewing angle, and adjustable brightness (-3 to +3). The monitor can display shooting information such as shutter speed, aperture, and number of exposures remaining as well as the settings currently applied.

Live View: The camera features One-Touch Live View, which allows you to frame your photographs in the monitor instead of the viewfinder. When the Live View switch is rotated, the mirror is raised and the view through the lens will be displayed in the monitor. The subject will no longer be visible in the viewfinder. The Live View display will show up to 10 items, including shooting, focus, and AF-area modes, along with other status indicators. You can opt to hide many of the indicators, or overlay a framing grid in the monitor.

Optical Viewfinder: The D7000 uses a fixed eye-level penta-mirror single-lens reflex viewfinder with a built-in diopter adjustment to set the viewfinder to your personal eyesight (with or without glasses). The viewfinder's coverage area is approximately 100% horizontal and vertical. During self-timer or remote control operation when your eye does not cover the viewfinder eyepiece, stray light may enter the eyepiece and affect the exposure when the image is captured. To prevent this, you can use the supplied eyepiece cap to cover the eyepiece.

Image Sensor: The D7000 features a 23.1mm x 15.4mm CMOS image sensor with a total pixel count of approximately 16.9 million pixels and an effective pixel count of approximately 16.2 million.

Dust Reduction System: The image sensor is equipped with a low-pass filter to remove dust or dirt on the sensor. You can set the camera to clean the image sensor automatically at startup, or at shut down, or both. It can also be set to turn the auto cleaning function off. The Dust Reduction System also includes Image Dust Off, which allows the camera to acquire reference data to be used with the Image Dust Off application in the optional Capture NX 2 software.

Recording Media: The camera records images on Secure Digital (SD) memory cards up to 2 GB in size, SDHC memory cards up to 32 GB, and SDXC cards up to 64 GB. No SD cards are included with the camera.

Dual Media Slots: The D7000 has two slots for Secure Digital (SD) media. When two memory cards are inserted in the camera you have the following options:

  • Overflow: The card in slot 2 is used only when the card in slot 1 is full.
  • Backup: Each picture is recorded twice, once to the card in slot 1 and again to the card in slot 2.
  • RAW Slot 1-JPEG Slot 2: Operates like Backup, except when camera is recording NEF/RAW + JPEG images; NEF/RAW images are recorded to the card in slot 1, while the JPEG images are recorded to the card in slot 2.
  • Movies: When shooting movies, you can select which slot is used to record movies.
  • Copy: You can copy image files from one card to another.

Still Image Formats: The D7000 records still images in JPEG and NEF (RAW) formats. You can choose from the following Image Quality and Image Size settings:

Quality Option
(Compression ratio)
Available Image Sizes Description
NEF (Raw) 4928 x 3264 Raw 12- or 14-bit data from the image sensor is saved directly to the memory card in compressed Nikon Electronic Format (NEF).
NEF + JPEG Fine, Normal, or Basic 4928 x 3264 Two images are recorded, one NEF image and one fine-quality JPEG image.
Fine
(1:4)
L: 4928 x 3264
M: 3696 x 2448
S: 2464 x 1632
Fine image quality, suitable for enlargements or high-quality prints.
Normal
(1:8)
Normal image quality, suited to most applications
Basic
(1:16)
Basic image quality, suitable for pictures that will be distributed by e-mail or used in web pages.

Movie Recording: The D7000 records movies in High Definition in 16:9 aspect ratio and Standard Definition in 3:2. Movies are recorded in MOV file format, with H.264/MPEG-4 advanced video coding, and Linear PCM audio, recorded by the built-in monaural microphone or an external stereo microphone. You can choose between normal and high quality recording. The maximum clip length is 20 minutes. The only metering method available is Matrix. Movies can be recorded in the following frame sizes and rates (NTSC):

Frame Size (pixels) Frame Rate (frames per second)
1920 x 1080 (16:9) 24 fps (actually 23.976)
1280 x 720 (16:9) 30 fps (29.97)
1280 x 720 (16:9) 24 fps (23.976)
640 x 424 (3:2) 30 fps (29.97)

Focus Modes: The D7000's lets you choose from the following autofocus and manual focus modes:

  • Auto-servo Autofocus (AF-A): The camera automatically selects single-servo AF if the subject is stationary, or continuous-servo AF if the subject is moving.
  • Single-servo Autofocus (AF-S): For stationary subjects. Focus locks when shutter-release button is pressed halfway.
  • Continuous-servo Autofocus (AF-C): For moving subjects. Camera focuses continuously while shutter release button is pressed halfway.
  • Manual (M): Manual focus is available for lenses that do not support autofocus (non-AF Nikkor lenses) or when autofocus does not produce the desired results.

AF Assist Illuminator: The built-in AF assist illuminator enables the camera to focus even when the subject is poorly lit. This feature will light automatically to assist the autofocus operation when the shutter release button is pressed halfway. It has an operating range of 1'-8" to 9'-10".

AF-Area Modes: The D7000 offers a choice of focus areas that together cover a wide area of the frame. The AF-area mode determines how the focus area is selected and what happens if the subject moves out of the selected focus area while the camera is still focusing. You can choose one of the following AF-area modes:

  • Single Point: You select the focus area manually and the camera focuses on the subject in the selected focus area only. The selection can be made from any one of the eleven AF spot sensors.
  • Dynamic Area: In AF-A and AF-C modes, user selects focus point manually but camera will focus based on information from surrounding focus points if subject briefly leaves the selected point. In AF-S focus mode, you select the focus point manually. The number of focus points varies with the mode selected: 9, 21, or 39-point dynamic area AF.
  • 3D-Tracking (11 points): In AF-A and AF-C focus modes, you select the focus point using the multi-selector. If subject moves after camera has focused, the camera selects new focus points and keep focus locked on original subject while shutter release pressed halfway. If subject leaves viewfinder, you will need to remove finger from shutter release button and recompose photo with subject in the selected focus point.

Focus Lock: Focus Lock can be used to change the composition after focusing, making it possible to focus on a subject that will not be in one of the focus points in the final composition.

Release Modes: The camera can take pictures one at a time, or continuously as long as the shutter release button is pressed. You can also take photos using the self-timer or with an optional remote control. The camera allows you to choose from the following Release Modes:

  • Single Frame: The camera takes one photograph each time the shutter release button is pressed
  • Continuous Low Speed: The camera records photographs up to 1-3 frames per second while the shutter release button is held down.
  • Continuous High Speed: While the shutter release button is held down, the camera records up to 6 frames per second.
  • Quiet Shutter Release: The camera takes a single photograph, as in Single Frame mode, except that the camera makes no shutter sound when shooting or beep when focusing.
  • Self-timer: This mode can be used to reduce camera shake or for self-portraits. The shutter is released about 10 or 2 seconds after shutter-release button is pressed depending on setting.
  • Remote Control: The shutter is controlled using the shutter release button on the optional ML-L3 remote control (item # 054MLL3, sold separately).
  • Mirror Up: This mode helps minimize camera shake by raising the mirror prior to the shot being taken. Use of a tripod is recommended.

Nikon 3D Color Matrix Metering II: The D7000's 3D Color Matrix Metering II evaluates each scene for brightness, color, contrast, size and position of shadows and highlights, selected focus area and camera-to-subject distance, comparing that information against an onboard database of more than 30,000 actual photographic scenes. The result delivers instantly and precisely determined exposures for each scene, even in challenging lighting conditions.

Metering: You can choose from the following Metering Modes to determine how the camera sets exposure:

  • Matrix: Produces natural results in most situations. Camera uses 420-pixel RGB sensor to meter a wide area of the frame and set exposure according to tone distribution, color, composition, and with type G or D lenses, range information. (See 3D Color Matrix Metering II above). With other CPU lenses, the camera uses color matrix metering II, which does not include 3D range information.
  • Center-weighted: The camera meters the entire frame but assigns greatest weight to center area. The diameter of the circle can be set to 6, 8, 10, or 13mm.
  • Spot: The camera meters exposure in active focus point only. This ensures that the subject will be correctly exposed, even when background is much brighter or darker.

Shooting Modes: The Mode Dial on the top of the camera offers a choice of shooting modes:

  • Auto Modes:
    • Auto: The camera handles exposure, shutter-speed, ISO sensitivity and White balance so you can just point and shoot.
    • Auto Flash Off: Captures scenes using only available lighting. Ideal for museums, weddings or any situation where a flash is prohibited or inappropriate.
  • P, S, A, and M Modes:
    • Programmed Auto: Choose from one of the automatically selected shutter speed/aperture combinations and allows control over exposure compensation, metering and other features.
    • Shutter-Priority Auto: You determine the shutter speed to freeze or blur motion, while the camera decides the ideal aperture.
    • Aperture-Priority Auto: Simply select the aperture to control the depth-of-field and the camera determines the ideal shutter speed.
    • Manual: Choose both the shutter speed and the aperture on your own. You can refer to the electronic analog exposure display of the camera for help with appropriate exposures.
  • User-defined Modes (U1 and U2): You can store most camera settings in U1 or U2 so you can recall them at any time without having to enter the menu.
  • Scene Modes:
    • Portrait: Keeps your main subject in sharp focus with a soft background for more pleasing portraits.
    • Child: Delivers fresh, natural skin tones for stunning shots of children. Clothing also vividly rendered.
    • Landscape: Ideal for beautiful scenery with great perspectives and optimized greens and blues.
    • Sports: Freezes fast-moving subjects easily.
    • Close Up: Find beauty in small details by focusing sharply on a small area with a softly blurred background. Ideal for flowers and coins or other small treasures.
    • Night Landscape:
    • Night Portrait: Capture your main subject in low light while retaining a natural looking background exposure.
    • Party/Indoor: Captures the effects of indoor background lighting.
    • Beach/Snow: Captures the brightness of sunlit expanses of water, snow, or sand.
    • Dusk/Dawn: Preserves the colors seen before dawn or after sunset.
    • Sunset: Preserves the deep hues seen in sunsets or sunrises.
    • Pet Portrait: Use for portraits of active pets.
    • Candlelight: For photos taken by candlelight, without flash. (Tripod recommended)
    • Autumn Colors: Captures the brilliant reds and yellows of autumn leaves.
    • Blossom: Use for fields of flowers, orchards in bloom, or other landscapes featuring expanses of blossoms.
    • Food: For taking vivid photographs of food.
    • Silhouette: Silhouette subjects against bright backgrounds.
    • Low Key: For shooting dark scenes to create dark, somber images that bright out highlights.
    • High Key: For shooting bright scenes to create bright images.

AE/AF Lock: If your subject is off-centered in the frame, it can become difficult to achieve proper exposure and focus. By engaging the AE/AF Lock feature, you can focus and meter on your subject, lock the exposure and focus by pressing the shutter release button halfway, then recompose your shot before taking the picture. You can choose from the following AE/AF Lock settings.

  • AE/AF Lock: both focus and exposure lock while the AE/AF lock button is pressed
  • AE Lock: exposure locks while the AE/AF lock button is pressed while the focus is unaffected
  • AF Lock: focus locks while the AE/AF lock button is pressed while the exposure is unaffected
  • AE Lock Hold: exposure locks when the AE/AF lock button is pressed and remains locked until the button is pressed again
  • AF-On: the AE/AF button initiates autofocus while the shutter-release button cannot be used to focus
  • FV Lock: When using flash, press the AE-L/AF-L button to lock flash value. Works with built-in flash and many SB-series external flash models.

Exposure Compensation: You can alter the exposure from the value suggested by the camera, making pictures brighter or darker. You can adjust the exposure from -5.0 to +5.0 EV in 1/3 EV steps.

Long Exposure Noise Reduction: This option controls whether photographs taken at high sensitivities (over ISO 400) or shutter speeds slower than 8 seconds are processed to reduce noise before being recorded to the memory card. Noise reduction can be set to High, Normal, Low, or Off.

White Balance: White balance is used to preserve natural colors under different types of lighting. When the camera is set to one of the exposure modes, you can choose one of the following white balance options:

  • Auto: The white balance is automatically adjusted to suit the lighting conditions.
  • Incandescent: This is used under incandescent lighting situations.
  • Fluorescent: This is used for most fluorescent lighting conditions.
  • Direct Sunlight: This is for use with subjects that are under direct sunlight.
  • Flash: This is for use with built-in Speedlight or optional Nikon Speedlights are used.
  • Cloudy: This is used when taking pictures under overcast skies.
  • Shade: This is used under sunny skies when subject is in shade.
  • Preset: A white object is used as reference to set white balance under unusual lighting conditions.

Note: In addition to the the basic White Balance options, the camera features advanced White Balance (color temperature) settings for specific types of lighting. You can choose from Sodium-vapor lamps, Incandescent/Warm-white fluorescent, White fluorescent, Cool-white fluorescent, Day white fluorescent, Daylight fluorescent, and Mercury-vapor lamps.

ISO Sensitivity: ISO Sensitivity is the digital equivalent of film speed. When lighting is poor, the camera will automatically increase sensitivity, permitting faster exposures, and minimizing blur caused by inadvertent camera movement, up to a maximum equivalent of ISO 6400. Using the ISO button and main command dial, you can manually select from ISO settings 100 to 6400, with incremental steps of 1/3 EV. You can also choose HI 1 (ISO 12800 equivalent) or HI 2 (ISO 25600 equivalent) for even higher sensitivity.

Active D-Lighting: Nikon's Active D-Lighting can correct exposure issues due to difficult lighting conditions instantly and automatically while you shoot. Active D-Lighting preserves details in highlights and shadows, creating photographs with natural contrast.

Flash: The D7000 has a built-in pop-up flash for illuminating poorly lit scenes or to fill in shadows and backlit subjects. There are several flash modes available, which vary depending upon the shooting mode selected:

  • Off: flash does not fire even when lighting is poor or subject is backlit
  • Auto: When lighting is poor or the subject is back lit, flash pops up automatically when shutter-release button is pressed halfway.
  • Red-eye Reduction: reduces the red-eye effect sometimes caused by flash.
  • Slow Sync: flash is combined with slow shutter speeds to capture both subject and background at night or under dim light
  • Rear-curtain Sync: The flash fires just before the shutter closes, creating effect of stream of light following moving subjects
  • Fill Flash: flash will fire whenever a picture is taken

Accessory Shoe: The camera has an accessory shoe for mounting optional SB-series Speedlights. The camera supports the Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS) and can be used with CLS-compatible flash units.

Flash Exposure Compensation: In P, S, A, and M modes, the flash exposure compensation can be used to increase or reduce flash output from the level chosen by the camera's flash control system. The flash exposure compensation can be set to values between -3 EV (darker) and +1 EV (brighter) in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV.

Virtual Horizon: The camera can display a virtual horizon based on information from the camera tilt sensor. This can be displayed in the viewfinder or on the LCD monitor in Live View.

Histogram: The D7000 features the ability to view a histogram on the LCD monitor screen. A histogram is a graph showing the distribution of tones in the image.

Image Enhancement: When the camera is set to one of the P, S, A, or M modes, you can choose from the following image enhancement options:

  • Standard: Standard processing for balanced results--recommended for most situations.
  • Neutral: Minimal processing for natural results. Choose for photos that will later be extensively processed or retouched.
  • Vivid: Pictures are enhanced for a vivid photoprint effect. Choose for photographs that emphasize primary colors.
  • Monochrome: takes photos in black and white
  • Portrait: lowers contrast while lending natural texture and rounded feel
  • Landscape: produces vibrant landscapes and cityscapes

Optional GPS: The GP-1 GPS unit (sold separately) can be connected to the camera's accessory terminal to allow information on the camera's current position to be recorded when photographs are taken.

Multi-Language Menu: You can choose from one of 22 languages for display of the camera menus and messages including English, French and Spanish.

Playback, Editing And Printing Functions

Auto Image Rotation: Photographs taken while this feature is set to "On" allow the image to be played back automatically in the orientation it was taken, including Landscape, Portrait (rotated clockwise) or Portrait (rotated counter-clockwise).

Rotate Tall: Portrait photos are displayed in tall orientation during playback. This feature can be turned off in the menu, if desired.

Image Review: When this setting is enabled, the camera displays the image on the LCD monitor after the picture is taken. You can choose how long photographs are displayed in the monitor after shooting. If Image Review is turned off, pictures can only be displayed by pressing the playback button.

Single-Image Playback: During single-image playback, you can view all the pictures stored on the memory card one at a time.

Thumbnail Playback: This feature allows you to view 4, 9, or 72 images at once on the LCD monitor so that you can search for an image quickly. You can also choose a calendar playback, sorted by date.

Slide Show: This features plays photographs back in an automatic slide show manner. You can set the frame interval (2, 3, 5, or 10 seconds) and the transition type (zoom/fade, cube, or none).

Playback Zoom: During single-image and thumbnail playback, you can zoom in on the selected image. You can zoom in up to 31x for large images, up to 23x for medium images, and up to 15x for small images. Once the image is enlarged, you can pan around the image on the LCD monitor using the multi selector.

In-Camera Image Editing with Retouching Menu: These options can be used to create, trimmed, resized, or retouch existing copies of the photographs in the memory card. You can choose from the following options:

  • D-Lighting: D-Lighting can be used to brighten dark or backlit subjects.
  • Red-eye Correction: Correct "red-eye" caused by flash.
  • Image Trimming: Create cropped copies of existing photos. You can change the aspect ratio from 3:2 to 4:3, 5:4, 1:1, or 16:9. Each copy is saved as a separate file.
  • Monochrome: Copy pictures in the Black and White, Sepia and Cyanotype colors.
  • Filter Effects: Create copies with color filter effects. You can choose from one of the following:
    • Skylight: Creates the effect of a skylight filter, giving the copy a "cold" blue cast.
    • Warm Filter: Creates a copy with warm tone filter effects, giving the copy "warm" red cast.
    • Red Intensifier: Intensifies reds
    • Green Intensifier: Intensifies greens
    • Blue Intensifier: Intensifies blues
    • Cross Screen: Just as with a cross screen filter, this feature produces a star pattern with lines radiating outward from bright objects.
    • Soft: Add a soft filter effect; choose from high, normal, or low effect.
  • Color Balance: You can create a copy with modified color balance using the multi-selector to increase the amount of amber, magenta, green, or blue.
  • Resize: You can create a small copy of a recorded image. The copy will be stored as a JPEG file. You can choose from the following sizes:
    • 2.5M: 1920 x 1280
    • 1.1M: 1280 x 856
    • 0.6M: 960 x 640
    • 0.3M: 640 x 424
    • 0.1M: 320 x 216
  • Image Overlay: Combine two RAW photographs to create a single picture
  • NEF (RAW) Processing: Create JPEG-format copies of NEF (RAW) photographs recorded at an image quality setting of RAW or RAW+B.
  • Quick Retouch: Create retouched copies in which contrast and saturation have been
  • enhanced.
  • Straighten: You can create a straightened copy of an image. You can rotate the image clockwise or counterclockwise up to five degrees in increments of 0.25 degrees.
  • Distortion Control: Create copies with reduced peripheral distortion (barrel distortion or pin-cushion distortion).
  • Fisheye: You can create a copy that appears to have been taken with a fisheye lens. You can increase or reduce the effect using the multi-selector.
  • Color Outline: You can create an outline copy of a photograph to use as a base for painting.
  • Color Sketch: Create a copy of a photograph that resembles a sketch made with colored pencils.
  • Perspective Control: Copies can be created that reduce the effects of perspective taken from the base of a tall object.
  • Miniature Effect: You can create a copy that appears to be a photo of a diorama. Works best with photos taken from a high vantage point.
  • Edit Movie: You can trim footage to create edited copies of movies or save selected frames as JPEG stills.
  • Side-by-Side Comparison: Compare a retouched copy to the source image by displaying them side-by-side.

Protecting Images: The protect feature allows you to protect important images from accidental erasure.

PictBridge Printing Capability: You can connect this camera directly to a PictBridge compliant printer. PictBridge is a new standard that allows you to connect a PictBridge compliant camera directly to a PictBridge compliant printer and make prints, regardless of brand. An optional USB cable is required for connecting the camera to the printer.

DPOF: The DPOF feature enables you to create a digital "print order" for PictBridge-compatible printers and other devices that support DPOF.

Exif Print (Exif 2.3): The D7000 supports Exif (Exchangeable Image File Format for Digital Still Cameras) version 2.3, a standard in which information stored with photographs is used for optimal color reproduction when images are output on Exif-compliant printers.

Connections

USB Connection: The Nikon D7000 utilizes a high-speed USB 2.0 connection for interfacing with your computer, using the supplied UC-E4 USB cable.

HDMI: For playing back High Definition movies and high resolution still images on an HDTV, you can connect the camera via an optional HDMI cable. A Type C mini-HDMI cable is required (such as 119HDMICAM). The HDMI output resolution can be set to Auto, 480p, 576p, 720p, or 1080i.

A/V Out: The camera features a 3.5mm minijack audio/video output plug to playback still images on a standard definition TV using the supplied EG-D2 video cable. You can select between NTSC or PAL video playback.

Battery Information

Li-ion Battery Pack: The D7000 comes with a long lasting rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (EN-EL15), with the capacity of approximately 1050 shots per charge (based on the CIPA standard).

Battery Charger: The camera comes with the MH-25 Battery Charger for charging the supplied Li-ion battery pack. The MH-25 will charge the EN-EL15 battery pack in approximately 2 hours and 35 minutes. The MH-25 comes with a 6.5' AC power cable and an AC wall adapter, either of which can plug into the charger. The AC wall adapter can convert the table-top battery charger into a wall-mounted one.

Multi-power Battery Pack: The optional MB-D11 multi-power battery pack (sold separately) can hold one EN-EL15 Li-Ion battery or six AA alkaline, NiMH, or lithium batteries. It is also equipped with a shutter release button, AE/AF lock button, multi-selector, and main and sub-command dials for improved operation when taking pictures in the portrait (tall) orientation.

Backup Battery: The camera's internal backup battery can provide up to 3 months of backup power after about two days of charging from the EN-EL15 battery pack. The backup battery powers the camera's internal clock, and maintains settings when the power is turned off.

Optional AC Adapter: The optional EH-5A AC adapter and optional EP-5B power connector are recommended for extended playback.

Supplied Software

ViewNX 2 CD-ROM: The supplied ViewNX 2 CD-ROM contains Nikon Transfer 2, View NX and related software. Nikon Transfer is used to copy (transfer) pictures from the camera to the computer and to perform such other transfer-related functions as making backups and embedding information in pictures as they are transferred. View NX 2 is used to view pictures after transfer; among the other tasks it can perform are grouping pictures, restoring and making simple adjustments to NEF (RAW) images and converting the file format.

System Requirements: The supplied software can be used with computers with these specifications:

  Windows Macintosh
Operating System Pre-installed versions of:
   Windows 7 (Home Basic, Home Premium, Professional, Enterprise, Ultimate)
   Windows Vista (Home Basic, Home Premium, Business, Enterprise, Ultimate) Service Pack 2
   Windows XP (Home Edition, Professional) Service Pack 3

*All installed programs run as 32-bit applications in 64-bit editions of Windows 7 and Windows Vista

Mac OS X version 10.4.11, 10.5.8, or 10.6.4
CPU Photographs/JPEG movies: Intel Celeron, Pentium 4, or Core series, 1.6 GHz or better
H.264 Movies: Playback: 3.0 GHz or better Pentium D; Editing: 2.6 GHz or better Core 2 Duo
Photographs/JPEG movies: Power PC G4 (1 GHz or better), G5, Intel Core series, or Xeon series.
H.264 Movies:
Playback: Power PC G5 Dual or Core Duo, 2 GHz or better; Editing: 2.6 GHz or better Core 2 Duo
RAM Windows 7/Windows Vista: 1 GB or more (1.5 GB or more recommended)
Windows XP: 512 MB or more (1 GB or more recommended)
512 GB or more (1 GB or more recommended)
Hard Disk Space A minimum of 500 MB available on the startup disk (1 GB or more recommended) A minimum of 500 MB available on the startup disk (1 GB or more recommended)
Monitor Resolution: 1024 x 768 pixels (XGA) or more
Color:
24-bit color (True Color) or more
Resolution: 1024 x 768 (XGA) or more
Color:
24-bit color (millions of colors) or more

Image Capacity

Estimated Image Capacity of an Optional 8 GB SD Flash Card:

Image Quality Image Size File Size Number of Images Buffer Capacity
NEF (RAW) Lossless compressed, 12-bit --- 15.5 MB 291 11
NEF (RAW) Lossless compressed, 14-bit --- 19.4 MB 223 10
NEF (RAW) Compressed, 12-bit --- 13.6 MB 398 15
NEF (RAW) Compressed, 14-bit --- 16.7 MB 330 12
JPEG Fine Large 7.8 MB 813 31
Medium 4.4 MB 1400 100
Small 2.0 MB 3100 100
JPEG Normal Large 3.9 MB 1600 100
Medium 2.2 MB 2800 100
Small 1.0 MB 6000 100
JPEG Basic Large 2.0 MB 3100 100
Medium 1.1 MB 5500 100
Small 0.5 MB 11000 100
 

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5 out of 5

Great Camera

Written By des, Louisiana on Monday, March 17, 2014
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I bought the D7000 as a "cheaper" way to upgrade my D3100, since it was the older, discontinued model. I am extremely pleased with it so far! The quality is incredible! It is very easy to use, as I am NOT a professional, by any means! I just LOVE taking pictures, and this camera captures every picture that I attempt! And sometimes with kids, especially boys, capturing the moment isn't an easy task! The shutter speed is much faster on this model than my old one so that is definitely a huge plus for me! I was also very impressed with the great customer service that I received from the very friendly and helpful people at Crutchfield! Not only did they email and call to confirm my order very shortly after I placed it, for security, they were friendly, offered help, and answered a couple of questions that I had. I received my camera within 2 days of my order. Overall, I had a very positive experience! I would recommend and have already recommended this camera as well as Crutchfield to friends! Thank you for your great customer service!!
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4 out of 5

Excellent Camera

Written By PaulB, Cheshire, CT on Saturday, March 08, 2014
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This camera is my first DSLR and I love it. The picture quality is amazing. It was a little difficult to use at first, but overall, a great camera.
Cons:
None so far
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1 out of 5

AF and exposure problems

Written By Corelli, NJ on Saturday, November 30, 2013
 
I bought it as upgrade to my old Nikon D80 camera and was exited to receive it. But on the first try it produced soft and overexposed pictures. To make sure I made several shots of the same object from the same location with the same lens and in the same mode with D80 and D7000. D80 produced good quality pictures, while pictures from D7000 were soft to blurry and again somewhat overexposed. I sent camera back.
Pros:
Good set of features, rugged body.
Cons:
AF issues, poor quality pictures
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5 out of 5

Consistently Perfect

Written By JohnH, Voorheesville, NY on Saturday, August 24, 2013
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After losing my first D7000 in an accident, I chose to stay with that model and not upgrade due to it's proven reliability, durability, and solid performance. The buffer is good and picture quality is superb. Very easy to get acquainted with and use. I cannot say enough good about this model!
Pros:
Everything.
Cons:
None. Only wish is the kit came with the 18-55mm lens instead of 18-105mm. Only personal preference.
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5 out of 5

D7000 "open box"

Written By tommymac, Northern Minnnesota on Sunday, March 03, 2013
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Crutchfield is always good to deliver on time and you can't go wrong with the after sale service they offer. I purchased the Nikon D7000 open box item, saved a few bucks and am not disappointed! The camera seems absolutely perfect in every way to me. As for all of the D7000 reviews I will leave to those more qualified to write them. I bought this model as a upgrade. I am strictly a hobbiest. I am also somewhat new to digital photography. From what I have learned about the D7000 so far, it is much easier to set mode preferences (manual, shutter speed, aperture, and P or program), than it was with what I had. I haven't mastered the camera as of yet but I feel I will with a little more use.
Pros:
Great photo's, easy and fast to switch modes and settings in the different modes. There is a lot of good help available on the net for beginners.
Cons:
A deeper understanding of the camera takes a little time.
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5 out of 5

Nikon D7000 body

Written By Dave, Honolulu, Hawaii on Thursday, December 27, 2012
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Nice camera for the serious armature or budding pro. Nikon quality coupled with a $300.00 discount makes this camera a keeper. If you are looking for a point and shoot this is not the camera for you.
Pros:
Tons of features, well constructed, and reliable picture quality. The dual card memory slots are a real plus. You will fall in love with this camera once you get to know what all the little bottons do.
Cons:
Nilson's owners manual is quite a read,at 2 min. a page it will take you 11hr. to finish. Get a back-up battery.
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5 out of 5

Awesome camera

Written By Nikonean, Hoboken, NJ on Friday, November 09, 2012
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From using it for just a short time, this is a great camera, super fast and the pics are crisp. AND for the price, well worth it!
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5 out of 5

Sweeeeeeeet

Written By sage, branson on Sunday, November 04, 2012
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a lot of cool bells and whistles
Pros:
Great feel in the hands
Cons:
i wanted hot pink color with white lace cozy option
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5 out of 5

The D7000 is a Fantastic Camera from Nikon

Written By Greg, Long Island, New York on Monday, September 03, 2012
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Let me first say that for the past 43 years I have been a camera-oholic. My photography experience, though non-professional, is very extensive. This D7000 is my first digital Nikon and I love it. This camera body delivers a well balance mix of dedicated customizable controls, logical design, quality construction and a feature rich menu system that I find easy to use without insulting my intelligence. I consider myself a control freak, the D7000 gives me the power to control how the camera controls operate. As I was setting this camera up, using the supplied manual, I was pleasantly surprised to learn how much control I now have. For example; White Balance, to a guy like me, who has been shooting with film most of his life, having the ability to change your white balance, at will, is a miracle. This Nikon has 2 auto white balance settings and 12 preset options, all of which can be easily fine tuned if you desire, plus the ability to capture, name and store up to 5 custom white balance settings. I've been taking a lot of random test and the images look so good on my computer I can't delete them even though they are just test shots! The colors look very natural, the sharpness is fantastic (Nikkor AF-S DX MICRO 40mmf2.8G Lens), and the contrast is awesome. Super Camera!
Pros:
You can tweek almost every button on this top quality machine.
Cons:
I'm old so I would still like to see a PC terminal on my camera but no big deal.
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5 out of 5

Awesome camera

Written By Nate, MN on Monday, August 13, 2012
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Awesome camera! Have captured many shots that we would have never been able to with our D60. Well worth the upgrade for us even with the higher price tag.
Pros:
3d focus mode, user settings, very customizable, good IQ even at higher ISO
Cons:
A little on the pricey side. Also, full-time focussing in video mode works OK at best.
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5 out of 5

The super 7000

Written By Billy, Riverside,Ca on Wednesday, June 13, 2012
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It don't get better than the 7000 for the money
Cons:
complicated camera --takes reading
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5 out of 5

ONE OF THE BEST PRODUCTS

Written By darshan, Bridgewater,NJ on Friday, May 18, 2012
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I was having a SONY H10 Hybrid camera,so decided to buy this to have leap in to the world of SLRs. I have been using it for the past 1 year and I can say each time I use,I am delighted by the pictures and range of options it gives with the settings.
Pros:
ISO range,good build,well designed for handling and ease of use.
Cons:
no HD video(1920x1080) with 30fps
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5 out of 5

D-7000

Written By Tom M, Sarasota,FL on Sunday, April 29, 2012
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The Nikon D-7000 is a great camera. It large sensor gives much more detail in my pictures, since my last Nikon a had a 6MP sensor. It is also good with low light. I have used the camera for wildlife photography and very pleased with the results. After getting the camera, I had a wedding assignment. It worked extremely well with my SB800 flash. I had excellent results with both the indoor and outdoor photos. I used the movie mode on some Chinese acrobats at Epcot and not only got good results but found it quite easy to use that mode.
Pros:
Live View, good sensitivity to low light and fast shutter speed at 6 FPS. The large 3 inch screen makes it real easy to quickly check the photos and adjust as needed. Extremely good detail in photos. It holds 2 SD cards which makes it nice for overflow from one to the other or choose to shoot movies on one and photos on the other.
Cons:
It is a bit awkward to change some settings, particularly the dial to go to continuous high shutter speeds for action shots.
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5 out of 5

Great purchase!

Written By Prep, USA on Saturday, April 14, 2012
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I love this camera. I upgraded from a D80 and the picture quality is excellent along with the advanced autofocus. The trick with the autofocus is to really understand how it works on this camera as it has some new features. Once you play around with the settings it all makes sense. I also love the U1 & U2 settings so it remembers my custom settings without me having to reset anything or fidget with it. For sports or highscpped (car races) the 6FPS are great!! I thought of getting the new D800 as well, but the cost difference really did not make sense for me based on the value you get with the D7000.
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5 out of 5

Only Camera You'll Ever Need!

Written By Nick, Hilo Hawaii on Saturday, March 17, 2012
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In the past year, I upgraded from the D3000 to the D7000 and have no regrets. The learning curve for this camera is a bit higher if you want to effectively utilize all of the features it is capable of. The feel of it is much more serious than my D3000 & with dedicated buttons such as WB, ISO etc. you can change major settings without going into the menus. One of the major features that sold me on this camera vs a D5100 was the built in Flash Commander mode allowing you to take your speed lite off camera without having to buy a Commander such as the SU-800 which is almost the price of another speedlite except its not a flash. With Fv lock capability the D7000 is ready to rock right out of the box for your studio/portrait photography. I also enjoy the U1& U2 modes which allow you to instantly switch between two very customized camera layouts without going through the menus, if I need to switch from a landscape shot to portrait I'm ready in a second and have my settings optimized for the shot.

Bottom line here is if your serious about photography than this is the camera for you! If your really on a budget go with the D5100 (same sensor), but be warned you may outgrow it sooner than you think & it might be wiser to have a camera that won't hold you back as you progress further into photography.
Pros:
Built in Flash Commander Mode, dedicated controls, dual cards, well built body, and awesome customization abilities.
Cons:
A little heavier than lower models due to its metallic frame instead of all plastic. Would be nice if the LCD screen could flip out like the D5100.
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5 out of 5

Nikon D7000 Great Camera

Written By Rodney, Richmond, KY on Saturday, January 28, 2012
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Just completed a digital photography class and needless to say this camera was the best. The pics I took were awesome. The camera is easy to use and night shots are unbelievable. If you are looking for a GREAT camera give this one a try.
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5 out of 5

The perfect camera

Written By Damong1144, Hastings, MI on Sunday, January 22, 2012
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This camera is perfect! This is obviously not the top of the line camera, but definately something you can use on a professional level.
Pros:
2 Stick storage, fast speeds, high resolution, reasonable price, extremely durable and built to handle a little banging around.
Cons:
Not a lot of cons. If I had one, it would be the balance when holding it, it's a heavy camera, and the way it's setup to hold it is a little awkward.
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4 out of 5

Nikon D7000 (no lens included)

Written By knittingkitty, Washington, DC on Tuesday, January 17, 2012
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Super camera from a super store! Took to Disney and got pictures I never would have gotten with the D80! Love Love Love this camera -- now I need to learn to use it's multitude of features better! Crutchfiled delivered when no one else could or did! Thank you!
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5 out of 5

Nikon D7000

Written By LarryL, Bayside, NY on Tuesday, January 17, 2012
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Upgraded from the wonderful and very user friendly D40. Lots of bells and whistles on this beauty. Takes a while to learn them but learning is quicker with all those dedicated buttons, without having to go into the menu all the time. Photo quality is superb, camera feels great in my average size hands, but I have to get used to the extra weight of this camera(over the ultra-light D 40). Anyone who wants to purchase this camera has an uncertain wait at this time because of floods in Thailand. When this camera becomes available again from Crutchfield, do not hesitate to order it from them as they , in my opinion, are in a class of on- line stores, as the finest in the business. Where else do you get free shipping, free points to get free e-gift certificates, and 60 days to return if you have a problem!
Pros:
See above
Cons:
See my review
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4 out of 5

Great Pictures, Poor Video

Written By Ray, New York on Saturday, September 03, 2011
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There isn't much to say about this camera that hasn't been said before. Build Quality is top notch, especially for the price and it's feature rich. The autofocus works fantastic and has allowed me to capture photo's I would have missed on a less advanced/slower auto focus. For still photo's this camera is fantastic and will not disappoint.

If you are purchasing this thinking that you will have a great double duty piece of equipment for both video and pictures, you might want to think again. The video on this unit is less than stellar when compared to a dedicated HD Camcorder such as the Canon Vixia. The files are large and bloated H.264/MPEG-4 vs ACVHD on camcorders and limited to only 20 minutes. Low light the performance is rather poor leaving you with video's with an unacceptable amount of noise in dark area's. This is HD that looks more like SD.

If you want a camera that takes outstanding photo's, this is the unit to buy. I am over the moon from the performance this unit gives me. If you are looking for something that will do an OK job at both Video and Photo's look at the Canon 60D. But if you want high quality video, you need a dedicated Camcorder. So, I deducted 1 Star due to lackluster video performance, but it's 5 Stars for still photography, especially when teamed with the Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G.
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5 out of 5

Great camera

Written By Reddevil, New York, NY on Monday, July 18, 2011
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Have been holding off on a DSLR for a while now, until the D7000. Being an enthusiast, this is a great camera with a lot of functionality without breaking the bank. I would recommend it for anyone looking to move into the next level of digital photography. Purchased it with the Nikon AF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G VRII lens and have not been disappointed. In addition the service from Crutchfield has been tops.
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5 out of 5

Gr8 cam for the price, but not professional performance

Written By GaryC, Corning, NY on Monday, April 18, 2011
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Excellent camera for the price. Hard to take a bad picture using auto. Focus is
amazing and so is noise level. Pro reviewers trash the poor continuous shooting
issue due to the buffer filling up fast, but if you rarely use that feature you won't
care. The video is not great because of the noise from the focussing, but I did not
buy this to shoot video. I read all the reviews b4 I bought this camera and was
aware of these issues, but that did not deter me and I am extremely satisfied.
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5 out of 5

Amazing move up!

Written By JasonMontana, Missoula, MT on Friday, April 15, 2011
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I had the D90 and made the move to the D7000...best move ever. The camera has a more professional feel and the Movie Mode is actually usable compared to the D90. AMAZING CAMERA!
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5 out of 5

A bit learning curve... Nikon D7000 is SOLID!

Written By Leslie, Saipan on Thursday, March 31, 2011
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What more can i say about this camera aside from the other reviewers... it ROCKS!!! A bit of a learning curve for me from my old but very reliable Nikon D40, i
was bit drag on the focusing part especially on the low light but after reading about the interval module --in which i "turned off" focusing is much faster then. But suffice to say the slr does'nt disappoint, i had'nt tweaked anything and the pictures still turn-out great, thanks Crutchfield... you guys too ROCK!!!
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5 out of 5

Nikon D7000 (no lens included)

Written By JimD, Pataskala, Oh on Wednesday, March 30, 2011
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I updraded to the Nikon D7000 from a Nikon D70.
I had to experiment a bit to get a good auto focus with the D7000 as there were
some differences from the D70. I was photographing Bald Eagles in flight and
once I got the settings that I prefer, I am totally impressed with the D7000.

The 1080p HD movie capabilities are awesome. I am happy with the
continuous auto focus when shooting video.

Nikon has a winner with the D7000.

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5 out of 5

The D7000 is a GREAT camera

Written By Don, Chattanooga, TN on Monday, March 21, 2011
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I am a semi pro photographer/journalist and I sold a D300 to get the 7000 and I love it. There are only two strikes against it compared to nikons "pro cameras". The bracket function only has 3 photos and there are only 2 user definable shooting menus compared to the D300s 4.

But you get higher resolution, a ton of preset shooting menus, less expensive, better ISO performance and dual memory card slots too.

I love it
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5 out of 5

Holy Mega Pixels!!! This camera rocks!!!

Written By Robert P, The Beautiful State of Michigan on Sunday, March 13, 2011
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Moved up from the D90. That model took wonderful images. The D7000 raises that
bar. Better feel in your hands with more capabilities to enter custom settings.

For those moving up from much lower mega pixel cameras, beware. The resolution
provided by the D7000 is unforgiving to unsteady hands and poor focusing
techniques. It will revel such flaws. It did with the first few shot I took
until I learned to steady my shots, shoot at a high enough shutter speed and to
dial in the autofocus to my particular lens.

This camera is a new benchmark for Nikon. It's not rated as a "Pro" camera, but
as a retired professional photographer, I can't imagine a better choice for the
money.

Learn the camera and experiment with it. You will fall in love with it.
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5 out of 5

Nikon D7000 (no lens included)

Written By Mike M II, Burlington, CT on Saturday, February 05, 2011
 
feels great in the hands, well built. A nice layout of buttons with plenty on readily available settings and options as well as the full array of settings in the menu. Very clear, sharp images. Great autofocus. Very clear with little to no grain at higher ISO's. Strongly recommend this camera, its a huge bang for the buck
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