Excerpt: I bought this camera as an interim solution till I can buy what I really want. I'm extremely impressed with the build quality, blistering-fast operation, and top-notch images. It has exceeded every one of my expectations. I'm particularly impressed with it's higher ISO performance. I didn't start seeing any objectionable noise till near 6400. The Active D-Lighting almost makes up for the lack of HDR mode.
Pros: Excellent build quality, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Quality, High-end Features, High ISO Performance
Summary: Let me first qualify my review is for the package deal only. I question the packaging of the 18-105mm and 55-200mm lenses and why such an overlap in focal lengths. A better package would be the 35mm 1.8 and the 18-105mm lenses with this package and drop the 55-200, or substitute it for the 70-300mm. The D7000 has a crop sensor (DX) so the 18-105 would be equivalent to a 27-160mm in a full frame (FX) camera. The 70-300 would be 107-457mm in full frame.
Summary: I had the D7000 and sold it when the D7100 came out. Big mistake on my part! I didn't like the noise coming from the low light shots produced with the 24MP sensor of the D7100. I returned the 7100 and missed the heck out of my 7000. Now you can pick up a D7000 for around $500. This is a no brainer !!! If you can get your hands on one for that price just buy it, period. I think 16MP on an APS C sensor is all one needs and much better at low light, higher ISO shooting.