Conclusion: The Nikon D7000 packs professional-grade features at a reasonable price. Reviewers call this a serious camera, suitable for the dedicated enthusiast or beginners who want to learn the trade.
Pros: Great image quality, even in low light, Dual memory card slots, Weather-sealed, partly metal shell
Cons: Some blown highlights in tests, Focusing noise shows up on movies, Controls are awkward for some
Excerpt: The Nikon D7000 is a digital camera that is exactly half-way between the entry-level SLR and those devoted to photography enthusiasts looking for something more advanced. It integrates a number of features and technologies that make it a very interesting product.
Pros: Image quality, The new DX CMOS image sensor, ISO sensitivity, Ergonomics.
Excerpt: The Nikon D7000 is a mid-size, digital single lens reflex (DSLR) still camera with a full high-definition video subsystem, bright viewfinder, one-button live view, full manual control, full auto operation if you choose, dual & configurable SD card slots, a built-in pop-up flash, weather resistant...
Pros: The Nikon D7000 is quite a camera. Gorgeous 1920 x 1080 24fps video in either MOV or H.264 format, that is clean and slick. Nikon jumped into professional quality video recording with the D3s and all of Nikon's considerable resources were brought to bear on making the technology, technical qualit...
Cons: The early manufacturing runs of D7000 bodies had shooting mode dials which moved far too easily. Nikon seems to have tightened up the dial tolerance sometime during 2011, so the dial on cameras in more recent shipments no longer moves so unexpectedly, or indeed any more than similar dials on comp...
Summary: Both cameras sit somewhere in the middle of the manufacturers' ranges. But how successful is Nikon's offering? The Nikon D7000 is an impressive offering from Nikon. The body is made from magnesium alloy and has a thick rubber grip.
Excerpt: It’s one of the key truths of the consumer electronics biz: Prices will drop like a rock soon after you buy your new toy. Oh, there are exceptions, like the iPad and iPhone , but you know the drill — buy it today, see a lower price in a month.
Summary: The Nikon D7000 is definitely a great gadget. This device will obtain four stars out of five: the quality of the materials is excellent, the camera takes very good shots in the RAW format and the video encoding is good.
Summary: Price is just as critical as any other element and the D7000’s initial RRP is towards the top-end. To explain: Canon’s 7D plus 18-135mm lens available for around £100 more and Canon’s highly competitive 60D is some hundreds of pounds cheaper at the time of writing.
Pros: Fantastic AF system, excellent picture quality, great battery life
Cons: A little expensive, screen could be higher resolution, kit lens doesn’t show camera’s full potential
Summary: Without a doubt, the Nikon D7000 is a very impressive camera that is packed with plenty of features to make every photo enthusiast happy. Its high-resolution 16.2 MP sensor delivers great performance at both low and high ISO levels, providing even better details in shadows and highlights when...
Excerpt: Feeling very much in hand like a pro camera, with magnesium alloy top and rear body construction, the Nikon D7000 (list: $1199, body only) has all the bells and whistles of a modern D-SLR, including a high megapixel count CMOS sensor, a new image processor to handle all the data it can capture,...
Conclusion: Within reason, there are many cameras today that get passably close to D7000-level quality while simultaneously being much smaller, and if the future is showing us one thing, it is that smaller and more convenient almost always wins, even at the cost of absolute image quality.