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.
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 “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. 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 ‘knowbies’.
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
Summary: At Rs. 89,950 including the 18-105 kit lens, the D7000 is a bit pricey at the moment given that the D90 is available for Rs. 50K with lens on the street. However, the D7000 is better than the D90 in every way. The new Nikon also has brilliant low-light performance, and offers great image quality for a dSLR in this price range. We feel the auto focus system could have been beefier, and is lacking compared to the EOS 7D.
Pros: Compact compared to bulkier dSLR bodies, Well constructed, decent ergonomics, Great high ISO performance
Cons: Focussing system does not match the low-light capabilities, Build quality is good, but a far cry from the excellent D300s, Slight highlight clipping in certain shots
Summary: Nikon DSLR users have been waiting a long time for the D7000, not so much as an upgrade for the D90 but as a hint at exactly what Nikon is planning to do with its higher end DSLRs. From what I have seen in the D7000, they shouldn’t be disappointed.The improved build and handling make the D7000 feel solid, in much the same way as the D300S, and there is of course the new AF system, too.