Nikon 16.2 Megapixels D7000 DSLR Camera Review by ePhotoZine With Rating 9/102010-11-03 14:23 | Source
This camera is currently ranked at #44 of the top camera sales ranking in US.
This camera is currently ranked at #6 of the top camera sales ranking in Japan.
This camera is featured in a recent article titled 2011 Best DSLR Cameras For Shooting HD Video Below $1,500.
On September 15 2010, Nikon announced the D7000 DLSR camera, which is a new model that sits above the hugely popular D90 DSLR model. The D7000 features a new 16.2 Megapixels DX-Format CMOS Sensor, 2,016 pixel RGB 3D matrix metering system, 6fps continuous shooting, 39-point AF system and 1080p HD movie with full time autofocus.
|Style||Digital SLR||Digital SLR||Digital SLR|
|LCD Screen||3 inch, 920,000 Dots Super Density 170-degree wide-viewing angle||3 inch, 920,000 Dots Super Density 170-degree wide-viewing angle||3.0" TFT color, liquid-crystal monitor|
|Memory Cards||1 Secure Digital (SD), SDHC memory cards||2 Secure Digital (SD) SDHC SDXC memory cards||SD/SDHC/SDXC card, via external media (USB v.2.0 hard drive, or via Wireless LAN (Eye-Fi card*))|
|Resolution||(L) 4288 x 2848 (M) 3216 x 2136 (S) 2144 x 1424||(L) 4928 x 2364 (M) 3696 x 2448 (S) 2464 x 1632||1. Large/Fine: Approx. 17.90 Megapixels (5184 x 3456) 2. Medium/Fine: Approx. 8.00 Megapixels (3456 x 2304) 3. Small 1/Normal: Approx. 4.50 Megapixels (2592 x 1728) 4. Small 2/Fine: Approx. 2.50M|
|File Formats||Compressed 12-bit NEF (RAW) JPEG: JPEG-baseline-compliant; can be selected from Size Priority and Optimal Quality AVI||NEF (RAW): lossless compressed or compressed 12 or 14 bit JPEG: JPEG-baseline-compliant; can be selected from Size Priority and Optimal Quality MOV||Still: JPEG, RAW, sRAW, mRAW, RAW+JPEG Video: MOV (Image data: H.264, Audio: Linear PCM)|
|Shutter Speed||Fastest Shutter Speed 1/4000 sec. in steps of 1/3 1/2 1 EV Slowest Shutter Speed 30 sec. in steps of 1/3 1/2 1 EV||Fastest Shutter Speed 1/8000 sec. in steps of 1/3 1/2 1 EV Slowest Shutter Speed 30 sec. in steps of 1/3 1/2 1 EV||1/8000 to 1/60 sec., X-sync at 1/250 sec. 1/8000 to 30 sec., bulb (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode)|
|Aperture||N/A||N/A||F1.0 - F91 (0.3 EV steps), Actual aperture range depends on lens used|
|ISO Sensitivity||Lowest Standard ISO Sensitivity 200 in steps of 1/3 1/2 1 EV Highest Standard ISO Sensitivity 3200 in steps of 1/3 1/2 1 EV Lowest Expanded ISO Sensitivity Lo-1 (ISO 100 equivalent) Highest Expa||Lowest Standard ISO Sensitivity 100 in steps of 1/3 1/2 1 EV Highest Standard ISO Sensitivity 6400 in steps of 1/3 1/2 1 EV Highest Expanded ISO Sensitivity HI-2 (ISO 25,600 equivalent) Expanded||ISO 100 - 6400 (in 1/3-stop or whole-stop increments) - ISO 12800 can be enabled with a Custom Function|
|White Balance Settings||Auto Incandescent Fluorescent Flash Sun Shade Preset Fine Tune by Kelvin color temperature setting Auto (TTL white balance with 1,005-pixel RGB sensor) Seven manual modes with fine-tuning||Auto (2 types) Incandescent Fluorescent (7 types) Direct Sunlight Flash Cloudy Shade Preset manual (up to 5 values can be stored) Auto (TTL white balance with 2,016-pixel RGB sensor) Fine Tune by Kelvin color temperature setting (2,500 K to 10,000K) Seven manual modes with fine-tuning||Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten Light, White Fluorescent Light, Flash, Custom, Color Temperature setting|
|Flash Modes||Front-curtain sync (normal) Slow sync Rear-curtain sync Red-eye reduction Red-eye reduction with slow sync||Front-curtain sync (normal) Slow sync Rear-curtain sync Red-eye reduction Red-eye reduction with slow sync||Auto pop-up, retractable, built-in flash in the pentaprism|
|Flash Range||Built-in Flash Distance 56 ( ISO 200)17 (ISO 200)||Built-in Flash Distance 39 (ISO 100)||N/A|
|Shooting Modes||Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night Portrait, Scene Recognition System integrated with Face Detection System||Portrait Landscape Close-up Sports Night Portrait Night Landscape Party / Indoor Beach / Snow Child Sunset Dusk / Dawn Pet Portrait Candlelight Blossom Autumn Colors Food Silhouette High Key Low Key||Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten Light, White Fluorescent Light, Flash, Custom, Color Temperature setting|
|Maximum Movie Resolution||HD 1280x720 / 24 fps VGA 640x424 / 24 fps QVGA 320x216 / 24fps||1,920 x 1,080 (24p); 24 fps 1,280 x 720 (24p); 24 fps 1,280 x 720 (30p); 30 fps 640 x 424 (30p); 30 fps||1920 x 1080 (Full HD): 30p (29.97) / 24p (23.976) / 25p, 1280 x 720: 60p (59.94) / 50p, 640 x 480 (SD): 60p (59.94) / 50p), Movie Crop recording in 640 x 480|
|Maximum Movie Frames Per Second||24 fps||24/30 fps||MOV (image data: H.264; audio: Linear PCM (with internal mic: monaural, with external mic: stereo))|
|Maximum Movie Duration||Limited only by memory card size.||Limited only by memory card size.||Up to 29 min 59 sec (or max file size 4 GB)|
|Metering||420 pixel RGB sensor 3D Color Matrix Metering II Center-weighted Spot||TTL exposure metering using 2,016-pixel RGB sensor||Max. aperture TTL metering with 63-zone SPC with the following selectable modes: Evaluative metering (linkable to all AF points) Partial metering (approx. 6.5% of viewfinder at center) Spot metering (approx. 2.8% of viewfinder at center) Center-Weighted average metering|
|Self Timer||Electronically controlled timer: 2s, 5s, 10s or 20s||2, 5, 10, 20 sec. Timer duration electronically controlled||10-sec. or 2-sec. delay (self-timer/remote control)|
|Video Out (TV Playback)||Yes||Yes||Video out (PAL / NTSC) (integrated with USB terminal *), HDMI Type C *, E3 type wired remote control|
|Batteries||EN-EL3e Lithium-ion Battery||EN-EL15 Lithium-ion Battery||One Battery Pack LP-E6|
|Dimensions||5.2 x 4.1 x 3.0 in. / 132 x 103 x 77mm||5.2 x 4.1 x 3.0 in. / 132 x 103 x 77 mm||5.69 x 4.17 x 3.09 in./144.5 x 105.8 x 78.6mm|
|Weight||22 oz. / 620g||24.3 oz. / 690g||675g / 23.8 oz|
|Other Info||Continuous Shooting Options DX-format CH: Up to 4.5 frames per second CL: Up to 4 frames per second||Continuous Shooting Options DX-format CH: Up to 6 frames per second CL: Up to 5 frames per second||Continuous Shooting Speed High-speed: Max. 5.3 shots/sec. (approx.) Low-speed: Max. 3.0 shots/sec. (approx.)|
Nikon D7000 Sample Photos on Flickr
Nikon D7000 Camera Reviews Roundup
|NeoCamera: "The Nikon D7000 unsurprisingly produces images of with extremely low noise. Having seen the same sensor several times already in various cameras, we can say that the D7000 is using it very well, closely matching first-place performance with the Pentax K-5 among current cropped-sensor DSLRs. As some may have noticed, this even surpasses the previous generation of full-frame DSLRs. This DSLR shows impeccable resu..." - Jun 11 2011 More »|
|MacWorld: "Still image quality is good in automatic mode and first-rate when using manual controls. Rich colors and generally spot-on exposures are the norm, but aesthetic preferences for more vivid (or subtle) color, for example, are easily achieved, as are adjustments to contrast, sharpness, and white balance. High ISO image noise is kept well under control, particularly if you shoot in Raw Mode. But JPEG images are mor..." - May 07 2011 More »|
|RegHardware: "The image quality of the D7000 is first-rate. Pictures are sharp, detailed with broad dynamic range. This can be further improved by selecting the correct D-Lighting setting - Nikon's in-camera dynamic range optimiser. Colour reproduction is realistic with just the right amount of saturation. In very low contrast scenes, colours might suffer from a lack of punch, but I don't dislike that slightly understated result...." - Mar 19 2011 More »|
|Digital Camera Resource Page: "Camera performance is excellent in most respects. The D7000 is ready to start taking photos as soon as you flip the power switch and, yes, that's with the dust reduction system turned on. While good overall, autofocus speeds were a bit slower than I was expecting (though it could be the lens I was using). When using the optical viewfinder, you'll wait for between 0.2 - 0.5 seconds at wide-angle and 0.5 - 0.9 seconds..." - Mar 19 2011 More »|
Nikon D7000 Camera Recent User Reviews
- May 12 2013 Great Camera, Great Price, MTA
Super fast camera, the image quality beats , which I initially planned on buying. Matching up Canon 5D Mark II image quality, only with this price. Performance wise is suitable for landscape photographer or portraits photographer, Excellent DSLR, two thumbs up!...
- May 02 2013 Fantastic Camera kit, Michael Hernandez
This kit is a great buy! I had an older camera D80 with a 18-200 vr lens that was stolen from me. This camera kit was my replacement. WOW what a difference. I love everything about it, from the sturdiness of the camera to the easy to navigate menu. Nikon has also improved their 18-200mm lens. Before when shooting up or down I would have to hold the barrel of the lens so...