Summary: the D7000 works perfectly, both as a backup for my D700 and alone with the long tele lenses. The viewfinder is virtually the same as the D2x, so it's the best possible for a DX camera. The dials are very well disposed, and the new controls for the AF mode works well too. The sensor is very esigent, and the D7000 really needs the best lenses on the market. Together with a good lens, the photos are gourgeous, with a very good color range and depth til 2000ISO and above.
Pros: viewfinder, sensor, features, command dials and controls
Excerpt: Very, very good camera. I had a d80 before this, and this camera is a significant improvement -- especially at high ISO and in low-light. <br /><br />The demo was (for me) indistinguishable from a new camera. Same packaging and accessories. I see no reason to pay more for a new one. <br /><br />Only complaint: the cover over the memory cards is flimsy and doesn't not close tightly -- feels loose. I've had no real problems with it but I can see it breaking easily.
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Quality, High ISO Performance, Large Clear LCD
Excerpt: I use the D7000 for family and running events. It is well contructed with many great features. Have owned 7-8 Nikon cameras and many lenses. Even though is was factory demo, I have had no problems with it.