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Nikon D7000 Long Zoom Kit

16.2-megapixel digital SLR camera with 18-200mm 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 VR II image-stabilizing long zoom lens replaces a bag full of lenses with its long zoom range, excellent optics and lightweight form factor.

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 VR II image-stabilizing long zoom lens replaces a bag full of lenses with its long zoom range, excellent optics and lightweight form factor.

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 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II lens (35mm equivalent focal length: 27-300mm)
  • 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
  • 5-1/2"W x 4-5/16"H x 6-3/16"D
  • weight (without battery and media): 44.1 oz.
Supplied Accessories:
  • Nikon 18-200mm Vibration Reduction II (VR II) 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)

What's in the Box:

  • The D7000 D-SLR Kit contains the following separately boxed items:
  • Nikon D7000 body only kit which includes:
  • 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
  • The AF-S 18-200mm VR II Zoom-Nikkor lens box includes:
  • AF-S 18-200mm DX VR II Zoom-Nikkor lens
  • HB-35 Bayonet hood
  • LC-72 72mm Snap-on front lens cap (installed)
  • LF-1 Rear lens cap (installed)
  • Nikon CL-1018 Soft lens case
  • Lens Instruction manual
  • Lens Warranty form
  • Lens Extended service coverage information
  • Product registration survey
  • Nikon camera bag
  • An accessory box which includes:
  • Sandisk 16 GB Class 10 SDHC card (in a plastic storage case)
  • Nikon School--Guide to Digital SLR Photography book
  • Nikon School presents Beyond the Basics DVD

Great product so far. Love the camera, one of the best Nikon out there and a nice upgrade from my 5100. 18-200 lens is a fantastic all purpose lens and is well worth getting. Ordering from Crutchfield was easy and painless. Customer calls to confirm order and shipping almost immediately.

HT, Moutain View, CA


Nikon D7000 Long Zoom Kit Reviews

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Nikon D7000 Long Zoom Kit

HT from Moutain View, CA on 4/19/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great product so far. Love the camera, one of the best Nikon out there and a nice upgrade from my 5100. 18-200 lens is a fantastic all purpose lens and is well worth getting. Ordering from Crutchfield was easy and painless. Customer calls to confirm order and shipping almost immediately.

Pros: Camera is great, one of the best Nikon out there. A great camera body for the plethora of awesome Nikon lenses out there


Nikon D7000 Long Zoom Kit

Anonymous from TX on 2/9/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Excellent product., fast focus, easy to hold, sharp pictures.



Nikon D7000 Long Zoom Kit

Lynn from Las Vegas, NV on 12/26/2012

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Ordered on Sunday and it was shipped on Monday. Camera is so much better than my D-80 and the 18-200 lens is great



D7000 and this lens are a great starting point

SirCharles from OC on 10/3/2012

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I went online to find a battery for my Canon S95 point-n-shooter and ended up at Crutchfield buying this package, wow!!!. This is a great walk around package for a Digital camera package.

Pros: All to get you started, complete....

Cons: None.


Hands-on research

Features and Specs

LCD Screen Size 3"
Adjustable-angle LCD No
Wi-Fi No
GPS-enabled Optional
Lens 35mm Equivalent 27-300mm
Optical Zoom 11x
Digital Zoom N/A
Filter Diameter 72mm
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 Optional
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) 27.5
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year

Product Research

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

Recording Features

Overview: The Nikon D7000 D-SLR Kit includes the Nikon D7000 digital SLR camera body and the AF-S DX Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II Zoom Lens. The kit also includes a camera bag, 16 GB SDHC card, Nikon School DVD and book, 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. A 16 GB Class 10 SD card is included with the camera kit.

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 with registration.

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.

Lens Features

18-200mm Lens: The Nikon D7000 kit includes the AF-S DX 18-200mm, f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED (Extra-low Dispersion glass) VR II Zoom-Nikkor lens. The lens includes a 72mm snap-on front lens cap (LC-72), a rear lens cap (LF-1), and a bayonet hood (HB-35). Auto Focus-Silent Wave (AF-S) is a type of focusing motor used in a number of AF-Nikkor lenses; the AF-S motor is very fast and quiet. AF-S lenses also have an M/A mode selector which allows the user to switch from automatic to manual focus with almost no lag time.

11x Optical Zoom: 11x optical zoom coverage offers a perfect compact and lightweight "one lens" solution.

Focus Range: The lens has a broad 18-200mm focal range for use in a variety of situations (equivalent to a 27-300 lens in 35mm format).

Vibration Reduction: The VR II system offers a reduction of vibration while the shutter is button is slightly pressed and at the instant the shutter is released. This is the equivalent of using a shutter speed 4 stops faster.

Silent Wave Motor (SWM): New compact rod-type motor enables ultra-high speed autofocusing with exceptional accuracy and super-quiet operation.

AF G-type lens: G-type lenses have no aperture control ring. In addition, the optics relay subject-to-camera distance information to the camera, where it is used to help determine ambient and flash exposure.

ED Glass Elements: Two Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass and three aspherical lens elements minimize chromatic aberration, astigmatism and other forms of distortion, while ensuring high resolution and contrast.

Coating: Lenses are coated with Nikon Super Integrated Coating which minimizes ghosting affects and flare, so that you can get even higher contrast and vivid images, even in challenging light operation.

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

Auto Focus with Manual Override (M/A): In the autofocus mode you can instantly switch to manual focus using the focus ring, for easy adjustment.

Note: Because there is no aperture ring on this lens, the aperture must be set on the camera.

Diaphragm: The lens is equipped with a fully-automatic, 7-bladed 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-35 bayonet hood extends approximately 1-5/8" 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.

Optional Accessories (available from Nikon): Compatible optional accessories include 72mm screw-in filters.

Lens Specifications:

  • Type of Lens: G-type AF-S DX VR II Zoom-Nikkor lens
  • Type of Mount: Nikon bayonet type
  • Filter Diameter: 72mm
  • Focal Length: 18mm to 200mm
  • Maximum Aperture: f/3.5-5.6
  • Minimum Aperture: f/22-36
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 1.6'
  • Lens Construction: 16 elements in 12 groups (3 aspherical lenses and 2 ED glass lens elements)
  • Picture Angle: 76°-8°
  • Focal Length Scale: 18, 24, 35, 50, 70, 135, and 200mm
  • Physical Dimensions:
    • Without Lens Hood or Lens Caps:
      • Length: 4.125" to 6.6875"
      • Diameter: 3.0625
    • With Lens Hood and Lens Caps:
      • Length: 5.75" to 8.3125"
      • Diameter: 3.9375"
  • Weight: approximately 19.8 ounces

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 pre-installed versions of these operating systems:

  • 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
  • Mac OS X version 10.4.11, 10.5.8, or 10.6.4
*All installed programs run as 32-bit applications in 64-bit editions of Windows 7 and Windows Vista

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