Summary: The D7000 produces great image quality and feels very responsive in most shooting situations. It shines especially in low light. From a specification point of view a 16.3 MP resolution sensor, 6 frames per second continuous shooting, 1080p full HD video and an abundance of customization options place this camera at the upper end of the mid-range segment of the market.
Pros: Good detail and dynamic range (even better in RAW), Exceptionally low shadow noise in RAW files, Arguably the best high ISO performance of any current APS-C DSLR, Good build quality and handling, Maximum ISO of 25,600 st full resolution, 1080p HD video mode with basic editing built-in, Efficient Active D-Lighting, Comprehensive customization options, Large, bright viewfinder with 100% coverage, Fast contrast detect Auto Focus in Live View, Useful electronic horizon, C...
Cons: Tendency to overexpose in bright sunshine/high contrast situations, ISO button is poorly positioned, and cannot be assigned to any other control point., Ditto white balance: poorly positioned, cannot be re-assigned, Exposure mode dial slightly loose, and easily knocked, Shooting mode dial can be awkward to manipulate, AF can be hesitant in poor light, Auto ISO function is confusing and poorly implemented (but no worse than any other Nikon DSLR), Aperture not adjustabl...
Excerpt: Nikon describes this DX model as a â€œprofessional-standard cameraâ€� â€¦ not a professional camera. One giveaway is the onboard flash cell: pros look askance when they see this (IMHO) useful feature. So itâ€™s not pro and its not raw amateur. But it beats me why the company could not have installed a vari-angle LCD screen as many lesser cameras possess. Damn useful for newbies and â€˜knowbiesâ€™.
Summary: The D7000 sits at the high-end of Nikon's cropped-sensor DSLR camera range. Given a 16 megapixels sensor capable of ISO 100 to 25600, 1080p HD video capture and 6 FPS continuous shooting, plus a 100% viewfinder, dual control-dials and a weather-sealed body, this is one of Nikon's most advanced cameras. While the aging D300S surpasses it in some areas, the D7000 exceeds it for nearly everything else.
Pros: Superb control over image nose, High color-accuracy after tweaking, Great dynamic range, Super-fast autofocus, Ultra-short black-out, Fast and responsive, Very flexible self-timer, Highly customizable with plenty of controls, Dual memory cards can provide instant backup, Manual focus assist direction indicator, Long battery-life, Excellent build quality
Cons: Metering emphasizes center too much, AWB not perfect under artificial light, EC button not ideal, Indistinct ISO button, Very poor live-view, Limited OVF status line, Noise-Reduction always on at ISO 1600+, Lens correction slow down camera, Bizarre Auto ISO hidden in menu, Some control oddities, see, Difficult video framing
Conclusion: Having extensively tested the Nikon D7000, it’s easy to understand why this camera ranks up there in popularity, even with a $1,200 price tag. Simply put, if you’re serious about photography , you want this camera. As for the video, it’s a nice feature, but not the raison d’être for this very impressive DSLR. Good luck finding one—or getting a deal.
Pros: 16.2MP APS-C DSLR, Terrific photos, Very responsive (6 fps), Top ISO of 25,600, Fast focusing, excellent detail
Cons: Hard to find and forget about a price break, Weird Release-Mode dial, Heavy noise above ISO 10,000—which is pretty amazing anyway, HD video still problematic
Excerpt: The Nikon D7000 is a digital SLR camera aimed at enthusiastic amateur and hobbyist photographers. It has some features that would otherwise only be found on professional-level cameras , and it delivers very impressive image quality.
Excerpt: Until the recent launch of the pro-level Nikon D4 and D800 digital SLRs (DSLRs), the D7000 was the camera you went for if you wanted to shoot Full HD 1920x1080 pixels video on the Nikon system.
Pros: Feature-packed, Robustly built, Long battery life