Summary: The Nikon D7000 is really impressive in many ways. It has a few new features that make it superior than the D90 – primarily the larger resolution shooting and the 1080p video recording. Other than that, there are minor feature additions – nothing that would compel a D90 user to really upgrade. However, someone using a D3100 or D5100 or other cameras in the Rs. 25,000 to Rs.
Excerpt: small fixes: 12/20/2010 minor additions: 2/10/2011 Complete Guide: 2/17/2011 update: 10/12/2012 Nikon D7000 Review Nikon Rolls Another Lucky 7... Add a comment or send Thom feedback on this article. Update: a few things have changed since the D7000 first appeared. First, we now have a 24mp DX camera (the D3200). Second, we have an FX camera that's essentially the equivalent of the D7000 when shooting in DX format (the D800).
Pros: At ISOs of 800 or under and exposures faster than a 1/3 second, a D7000 should never hot pixel under normal temperature conditions. If it does, Nikon will remap the pixel for you., At ISOs above 800 and exposures in the 1/4 second to one second range, you might see a hot pixel or two, especially you're using very high ISOs and if the camera is hot. This is normal. You don't want to remap that pixel because then it's gone on normal exposures., Any exposure time above o...
Cons: At ISOs of 800 or under and exposures faster than a 1/3 second, a D7000 should never hot pixel under normal temperature conditions. If it does, Nikon will remap the pixel for you., At ISOs above 800 and exposures in the 1/4 second to one second range, you might see a hot pixel or two, especially you're using very high ISOs and if the camera is hot. This is normal. You don't want to remap that pixel because then it's gone on normal exposures., Any exposure time above o...
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 magnesium & polycarbonate body construction, and enough processing power to launch several moon shots at once.
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 quality and usability top notch. All of that effort shows in the D7000. Out-of-camera JPG files are startlingly clean and crisp. Nikon NEF/RAW files are a joy to work with. Reports ...
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 competing cameras. If you're buying a used D7000 from an early run, just be aware of the quirk and get into the habit of checking that dial. The built-in audio recording mode is m...
Conclusion: While View NX2 is an improvement on Nikon's earlier software options it doesn't really offer the enthusiast enough control and many will be eagerly awaiting Adobe's Camera Raw update to allow greater control over noise reduction, especially at the lower sensitivity settings.
Summary: Compared to the entry-level Nikon D3200, you get more manual controls and custom settings on the D7000, such as bracketing exposure, white balance and flash; built-in flash commander mode; and a Function button you can set to access your favorite controls fast. You have more scene modes, too, so you can automatically capture scenes like Dusk/Dawn, Beach/Snow and Autumn Colors.
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: Nikon built the D7000 using a partial magnesium shell (top and bottom) with dust and weather seals. It feels slightly less balanced in the hand than Canon's D60, but this is a minor inconvenience that most shooters won't notice. The D7000’s user interface is easier to navigate than the D60's, but it does fall down a bit in the mode dial. The detent is pretty light, and there’s no lock, so it’s easy to accidentally change modes without knowing it.
Excerpt: Quote: "The D7000 sits above the D90 in Nikon's current lineup, and as befits its new position in the range, the D7000 combines elements of the D90 with elements of the D300S - Nikon's current APS-C flagship. The most obvious physical clue to its new position is a magnesium alloy body shell, which up to now has been reserved for Nikon's top-end APS-C and full frame cameras.
Summary: An excellent dSLR for experienced shooters or Nikon professionals looking for a relatively cheap option, the Nikon D7000 delivers on almost all counts, including the company's best shooting design to date.
Pros: Excellent performance for its class; great viewfinder; control locations and operations streamlined over previous Nikon dSLRs; double SDXC-compatible card slots.