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Nikon D7000 Kit

16.2-megapixel digital SLR camera with 18-105mm lens & HD movie mode

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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. The included Nikon image-stabilizing zoom lens helps keep your pictures looking sharp, even in low-light shooting environments where camera shake can cause images to blur.

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. The included Nikon image-stabilizing zoom lens helps keep your pictures looking sharp, even in low-light shooting environments where camera shake can cause images to blur.

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.

Product Highlights:

  • 16.2-megapixel effective recording
  • DX-format CMOS image sensor (23.6 x 15.6 mm)
  • AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens (35mm equivalent focal length: 28-158mm)
  • high-def movie mode with sound and full-time autofocus (up to 1080p at 24 frames per second)
  • magnesium alloy body for added ruggedness and durability
  • high-res 3" LCD (921,000 dots) with Live View for composing stills and movies on-screen in real-time
  • 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 camera body, 5 years lens
  • 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
  • 5-1/4"W x 4-1/8"H x 3-"D
  • weight (without battery and media): 24.3 oz.
Supplied Accessories:
  • Nikon 18-105mm Vibration Reduction (VR) lens
  • 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)

This is a big upgrade from my fixed lens Olympus 8080. Camera and lens feel well balanced, not as heavy as I expected. Easy to set ISO and easy manual use of f/stop and shutter speed. The lens is nice, smooth zoom operation and crisp images, though not the best for low light situations.

Andy, Stillwater, MN

What's in the Box:

  • 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)
  • AF-S Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens
  • LC-67 Snap-on front lens cap (installed) LF-1 rear lens caps (installed)
  • HB-32 Bayonet lens hood
  • CL-1018 Flexible lens pouch
  • 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
  • Lens Warranty form
  • Lens Extended Warranty form
  • Nikon School promo card

Nikon D7000 Kit Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(18 Reviews)

Nikon D7000 DSLR

Andy from Stillwater, MN on 11/6/2013

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This is a big upgrade from my fixed lens Olympus 8080. Camera and lens feel well balanced, not as heavy as I expected. Easy to set ISO and easy manual use of f/stop and shutter speed. The lens is nice, smooth zoom operation and crisp images, though not the best for low light situations.

Pros: Easy to use controls. Good picture quality. Great open box price.

Cons: None so far.

Great Product

Zakir from Dallas,TX on 11/2/2013

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Love the camera. Starting to take some pictures, the quality is great. The user manual is easy to follow. By the way the Crutchfield has a great service

Pros: Perfect for photographer at any stage.

Cons: None

First Digital Camera

Myron L. from Senecaville, Ohio on 7/3/2013

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Friend with a $3,000.00 kit of another brand is envious of the features and menu of my Nikon 7000. Actually in awe of the Nikon.

Pros: Ease of use, picture quality. Not too complicated for a 81 year old to learn.

Cons: None so far and don't expect to have any problems.

The next step in my photographic evolution

Orli from Miami, FL on 6/6/2013

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This is an upgrade from the D5000 which I love. Although still a DX, this camera starts to skirt the fringes of a full frame FX camera with the magnesium body and the controls on the outside, without having to go into the menu too much. I can be so much quicker with the settings that I don't miss as many shot opportunities that I used to miss with the D5000. Feels good in the hand. The added weight won't kill you, after a full day of running and gunning. Put a good set of lenses in front of it and you will be rewarded with tack sharp photos. I love it. Hmmm...what model Nikon will I be getting next?



Outstanding value

John from Oklahoma City, OK on 5/22/2013

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This product is an excellent value proposition. Viewfinder is large and bright, more than enough focus points for everyday and semi-professional use. The body feels strong, fit and finish is excellent and controls are within easy reach. There may be a newer model but if you don't need the latest and greatest features (some of which will not make a huge difference in picture quality) you will not regret purchasing this model.

Pros: Build and image quality, features, battery life.

Cons: Weight.


Vail Colorado from Vail Colorado on 4/25/2013

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Absolutely awesome camera - couldn't ask for anything better especially with the scratch and dent price!



Nikon d7000

Jeff from Park City, UT on 4/10/2013

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I have been wanting this camera for a while and finally pulled the trigger. Best purchase ever and Crutchfield had by far the best price!!! I will never buy anything electronic from anyone else!

Pros: too many to list

Cons: didn't buy it sooner

Impressive DSLR

Don from CC, Texas on 3/30/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

So this is my first DSLR, Though I have used various slr cameras as well as point and shoots for 30+ years. I was a bit taken aback after getting this camera and seeing it had just over 1900 shutter actuations, though I did buy the scratch and dent for the savings it gave me. That being said, I couldn't find any sign that this camera had been used. It was in brand new condition upon arrival. I have taken 500+ pics with it and aside from a small learning curve I am very pleased with the cameras performance. The lens is a perfect balance in a wide angle telephoto lens, and I have run it through a series of test shots that pleased me to no end. I really didn't expect a kit lens to be as sweet as this one is. Overall I think this is the best bang for buck DSLR I could find. The deciding factor in going with the D7000 was the weather sealed body, as well as a larger body, as I have very large hands that swallow the entry level models. Though a good size body I may still buy the battery grip for added battery life and extra grip room. Highly recommend this camera to anyone in the market. Crutchfield never disappoints either, with the best customer service out there, btw thanks to Ann for answering my questions before I could ask. Your good!

Pros: Weather sealed, larger body, two card readers, and all the features I could want. Oh and takes amazing photographs!

Cons: Slight learning curve, but no more than anyone would expect. The fact that it was a used camera kinda irritates, but like new condition placates me. It was scratch and dent so I should have anticipated there was some use.


B. G from Las Vegas, NV on 3/5/2013

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As an amateur photographer and having friends who are professional photographers, this camera never disappoints!

Pros: All the features

Cons: none

best camera for the price on the market

JohnDM from Fayetteville, AR on 12/23/2012

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After several weeks of reading up on the D7000, I purchased it. Most reviews were very positive and I have to admit, they were right on. The D7000 is as good as many cameras twice or three times it's cost on the market. This is the first digital camera I have owned. For more than three decades, I have shot film. On certain reviews, it stated there was a "learning curve" to the D7000. I read the manual and was able to understand everything about the camera in less than a day. The transition from film to digital was very simple. For the money, you can't beat this camera. Anyone interested in a professional type digital camera, who doesn't want to mortgage their home to get one, should look at this camera. The only thing I was a little disappointed about was the inability to change f-stop during video. I know very little about digital and this may be the norm in most cameras, I don't know. Other than that, it is very easy to navigate the menus and all the functions are at your fingertips and ergonomic. After the first of the year, i plan on getting a lot of accessories for mine. Crutchfield was prompt and had a great price on the camera. Very pleased and they have the most helpful staff around. I will be returning for my next purchase.

Pros: easy to use, incredible price for all the camera you get, ergonomic design, lightweight but not "cheap", beautiful photos and quick and reliable focus

Cons: none so far

Great camera

Raj from Boston, MA on 8/8/2012

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It is a great camera with tons of features, close to buying a D700. Worth the money!



Nikon D7000 Kit

luvgadgets2010 from Austin,TX on 5/28/2012

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Fantastic camera, excellent features and stunning picture quality. I was looking to replace my D3100 with a more advanced camera at a reasonable pricepoint. I tried the D5100 first and was not completely satisfied. Ended up exchanging it for a D7000. I also purchased a 35mm prime lens which is an excellent addition. I also invested in some kindle books - digital photography 4 volumes from Scott Kelby and D7000 by Darrell Young. Thanks to crutchfield for making the exchange a smooth "no hassle" process. I

Pros: Love the speed, fast shutter speed of 6 fps. Value for money.


Nikon 7000

Anonymous from Tallahassee, FL on 1/27/2012

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For the amateur photographer, this is as good as it gets for a digital SLR camera.

Pros: This camera can be as versatile & complicated as you choose to make it or as simple as a point & shoot.

Cons: A bit bulky.

A Magnificent Camera

83Buffalo from Colorado Springs, CO on 1/17/2012

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A magnificent camera. Everything I was looking for. Tremendously capable.



Great Camera

Deann from Guilford,CT on 11/27/2010

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This is my first SLR Digital Camera and I love it. The scene mode takes great pictures and it's easy to use. I love being able to zoom and focus manually. Looking forward to learning more about the camera as I go.



This is the camera you want. The Ultimate DX-format camera.

Dan from Chicago, IL on 11/18/2010

This is Nikon's new flagship DX camera. The resolution and crispness are unsurpassed. "U1 & U2 Presets" (user programmable settings) are something I've been waiting for. It has incredible low-light performance matched only by Nikon's $5000 D3. I've only been playing with it for a few days, but each time I pick it up it surprises me even more. This is the ultimate Nikon DX-format camera. I'm very glad that I pre- ordered it through Crutchfield. Their customer service and delivery time is fantastic. Many thanks to the fine people at Crutchfield for getting the D7000 to me so quickly.



Nikon D7000

JMIG from Louisiana on 11/17/2010

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I learned that from Nikonians Crutchfield had the D7000 in stock. I have always thought of them as high-end audio and so I didn't even think to look to Crutchfield for a D7000. I am glad I got the heads up from Nikonians. Less than an hour after ordering online, I received a phone call to confirm I had indeed ordered the camera. The young lady told me the camera would go out that evening. Sure enough a few days later UPS delivered it to my door. I have used a D40 for years and love the little camera. However, it missed a few features like depth of field preview which I wanted. Sometimes it had trouble finding the focus with it three AF points. The D7000 has met and exceeded all my expectations. I won't go into boring detail about all the features on the camera. If you are an advanced amateur or pro, you already know what it will do. If you are a casual shooter or an amateur who wants a camera that will provide you with more sophistication and speed, this camera will do so. Learn to use it and it will make you a better photographer. I really like the camera. It is much faster to focus and fire than the D40. The image in the viewfinder is large and clear. I love the ability to shoot RAW on one card and JPG on the second. In this way, I can easily review my shots and only download the keepers in RAW. I know it will take me a while to really learn this camera and its capabilities. I am happy I purchased the D7000.



Nikon D7000

kricha6431 from Silsbee, TX on 10/7/2010

Nikon D7000, I don't just like it, I LOVE IT. I remember how much love I had when I first got my D90 and found out I couldn't keep it because of Job loss and lack of funds to continue to pay for it. OH MAN, DID I LOVE THAT D90! And man i darn sure would have loved to have kept it, oh well, i guess it wasn't meant to be just yet. Now enter the D7000, and I will make sure I get this one and not miss out this go around around. What I like about it: 1st is the 39 AF points, 2nd is the 100% Viewfinder, 3rd it is faster shooting then D90 at 6FPS vs. 4.5FPS for D90, 4th is the Higher ISO's of 25,600 vs. the D90's ISO6400 tops, 5th is faster AF, 6th AF MicroAdjust, 7th 1/8000 Shutter Speed vs. D90's 1/4000 top Shutter Speed. And I see no need to keep listing it's positives it has going for it over the D90. On a Negative note (a small one at that), I was hoping for a Swivel Monitor, but no biggie, I'll get along without it I guess, of course there is always the Canon 60D I could Buy to go along with it since Canon AE-1 was my first Love




Hands-on research

Features and Specs

LCD Screen Size 3"
Adjustable-angle LCD No
Wi-Fi No
GPS-enabled Optional
Lens 35mm Equivalent 28-158mm
Optical Zoom 5.8x
Digital Zoom N/A
Filter Diameter 67mm
Manual Focusing Yes
Manual Exposure Yes
Built-in Flash Yes
HDMI Output Mini
Internal Memory None
Memory Media SD/SDHC/SDXC
Sensor Size 23.6 x 15.6mm CMOS
Megapixels 16.2
Image Stabilization Optical
Highest Resolution 4928 x 3264
4K Video No
Video Resolution 1920 x 1080, 1280 x 720
Width (inches) 5-1/2
Height (inches) 4-5/16
Depth (inches) 6-3/16
Weight With Battery (ounces) 42.2
Parts Warranty 1Y body, 5Y lens w/reg
Labor Warranty 1Y body, 5Y lens w/reg

Product Research

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

Recording Features

Overview: The Nikon D7000 18-105mm VR Kit includes the Nikon D7000 digital SLR camera body and the AF-S DX Nikkor 18-105mm, f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Zoom Lens. The kit also includes a EN-EL15 rechargeable Lithium Ion battery pack and a battery charger.

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.
L: 4928 x 3264
M: 3696 x 2448
S: 2464 x 1632
Fine image quality, suitable for enlargements or high-quality prints.
Normal image quality, suited to most applications
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.

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).

Warranty Information: The warranty on the camera body is 1 Year Parts & Labor. The warranty on the included lens is 5 Years Parts & Labor.

Lens Features

18-105mm Lens: This package includes an AF-S DX Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens. The lens includes a 67mm snap-on front lens cap (LC-67) and a rear lens cap (LF-1). It comes with the HB-32 bayonet lens hood.

5.8x Optical Zoom: The 5.8x zoom lens has a broad 18-105mm focal range for use in a variety of situations, from interiors and landscapes to portraits.

Built-in CPU: The lens has a built-in CPU which allows it to communicate with the camera body for focus and exposure functions. A set of CPU contacts is located on the lens mount for interfacing with the camera body.

Zoom Control: The lens features a large, textured manual zoom ring for easy zooming control.

ED Glass Element: An ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass element minimizes chromatic aberration, contributing to superior optical performance.

Silent Wave Motor (SWM): A Silent Wave Motor (SWM) enables fast and quiet auto-focusing, along with quick switching between auto-focus and manual operation.

Internal Focus (IF): Internal Focus (IF) provides fast and quiet auto focusing without changing the length of the lens, retaining subject-working distance through the focus range.

Vibration Reduction: Vibration Reduction (VR) minimizes the effects of camera shake allowing you to shoot handheld at as many as 3 shutter speeds slower than would otherwise be possible, assuring dramatically sharper images. You can turn vibration reduction on or off with the switch on the side of the lens.

Flash Compatibility: This lens is compatible with Nikon cameras having built-in flash.

Diaphragm: The lens is equipped with a fully-automatic, 7-blade diaphragm that produces a nearly circular aperture. Out-of-focus images in front of or behind the subject are rendered as pleasing blurs.

Bayonet Hood: The supplied HB-32 bayonet hood extends approximately 2-1/4" beyond the front of the lens, and shades the aperture opening from direct sunlight that causes flaring. When not in use, the hood can be stored on the lens by mounting it in reverse position.


  • Type of Lens: G-type AF-S Zoom-Nikkor lens with a built-in CPU
  • Type of Mount: Nikon bayonet type
  • Filter Diameter: 67mm
  • Focal Length: 18mm to 105mm
  • Closest Focus Distance: 1.5 feet (0.45m) at all zoom settings
  • Maximum Aperture: f/3.5 to f/5.6
  • Aperture Range: f/3.5 to f/22 at 18mm; f/5.6 to f/38 at 105mm
  • Lens Construction: 15 elements in 11 groups with 1 aspherical and 1 ED glass element
  • Focal Length Scale: 18mm, 24mm, 35mm, 50mm, 70mm, 105mm

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.


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
24-bit color (True Color) or more
Resolution: 1024 x 768 (XGA) or more
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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