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,...
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.
Excerpt: The all-new Nikon D7000 ($1,499 18-105mm VR lens kit) has landed, muscles fully flexed. A gladiator in the hot mid-range digital SLR battle, the D7000 has the Canon EOS 60D set directly in its viewfinder, undoubtedly pleasing Nikon shooters with delight.
Summary: With the D7000, Nikon has created a new category in its broad DSLR line. The D7000 offers a midrange alternative to the higher-end Nikon D300s and the slightly long-in-the-tooth but more affordable Nikon D90, which the company released in 2008.
Excerpt: Nikon describes this DX model as a “professional-standard camera” … not a professional camera. One giveaway is the onboard flash cell: pros look askance when they see this (IMHO) useful feature. So it’s not pro and its not raw amateur.
Excerpt: Nikon’s 16-megapixel D7000 fits into their DSLR lineup between the entry-level D3100 and the pro-spec’d D300s DX format cameras. It delivers near professional-level camera performance in a compact, user-friendly body.
Excerpt: The Nikon D7000 ($1199 body only) is a midrange digital SLR that fits between the D90 and D300s. Its feature set is quite impressive, and even made owners of cameras from other manufacturers drool a little bit (or so I've heard). Some of the highlights on this camera include: