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.
Summary: Generally, digital camera producers usually adhere to a well-defined upgrade direction and it is usually obvious which style is intended to be changed by a new one. With the statement of the D7000 Nikon has - to a stage - damaged with this style.
Summary: The D7000 offers nothing new or innovative in the way of functionality, but it takes some of the best features of the D3100, D90, and even the D300s, and combines them into a high quality, well-engineered, semi-pro DSLR. The following Nikon D7000 review explores exactly what it has to offer.
Conclusion: The Nikon D7000 is an excellent digital SLR, and an important player in Nikon's digital camera lineup. It's my first choice for anyone serious about getting great shots of their family, a great choice for the enthusiast photographer, and a great starter camera for anyone wanting to get more serious...
Pros: Very good image quality, Better than average noise vs. detail handling at high ISOs, Very good dynamic range in JPEGs, excellent in RAW files, Lots of high-end features in a relatively compact body, Attention to detail results in a great handheld experience, Weather-sealed, magnesium alloy constr...
Cons: Very good image quality, Better than average noise vs. detail handling at high ISOs, Very good dynamic range in JPEGs, excellent in RAW files, Lots of high-end features in a relatively compact body, Attention to detail results in a great handheld experience, Weather-sealed, magnesium alloy constr...
Summary: In theory this makes the D7000 one of the most powerful mid-range DSLRs on the market, and one which in some respects even treads on the toes of semi-pro models, including Nikon's own D300s. It is however important to note the D7000 is also one of the most expensive mid-range DSLRs around.
Pros: Great quality across its sensitivity range., Viewfinder with 100% coverage and VGA screen., 6fps continuous shooting at all quality settings., Dual memory card slots., 1080p video with AF, manual control and mic input.
Cons: Continuous buffer limited in depth., Metering frequently over-exposed in bright conditions., Continuous movie AF indiscreet in use., Back-focusing error on our sample kit.
Conclusion: Nikon have delivered an outstanding camera with its D7000. With better build quality ever to been seen at this end of the market, some of the best image quality in al l lighting conditions delivered from a cropped sensor, plus an auto focusing system that is fast, efficient and quiet, there is very...
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
Designed for photography enthusiasts this digital SLR camera offers excellent image quality under almost all conditions.
Good Gear Guide.au
12 July 2011
Summary: The Nikon D7000 is an excellent digital SLR camera for photography enthusiasts. There are two small flaws which stop it being perfect, but if you can work around these it is one of the most competent digital SLRs we've tested.
Pros: Excellent image quality (including at high ISOs), excellent quality 1080p video mode, plenty of professional-level features
Cons: No histogram, exposure indicator or aperture adjustment during live view mode, some shooting controls are not laid out in an intuitive fashion