Best Nikon Semi-Pro/Pro DSLR to date for the price.
25 June 2013
Summary: I've been shooting Nikon DSLR's since the D80 came out. Also had a D90 and D5100. This is absolutely the best Nikon semi-pro (in most cases truly a pro model) that they have made. I haven't seen anything about this camera to make me doubt my purchase. It is slightly heavier than my old D5100; but it seems easier to handle than the D90. Highly recommended!
Excerpt: I upgraded my older DSLR to a D7000 a few months ago and am so happy with it that I've now upgraded my wife's camera with a second one. This does everything you might want a DSLR for except break your bank! All adjustments are easy to make and handling is superb. The availability of User Mode is great for storing settings for a couple of different shooting situations, and Scene mode can save time in a number of situations and get you a great shot.
Excerpt: There is no question about the goodness of the camera. The refurbished product is as good as a new one (except for the warranty time). I trust Nikon and if it's inspected and reconditioned from the factory, I rest my faith in it and hence can live with just a 90 day warranty which is traded off for over $200 in rebate.
Nikon D7000 DSLR Camera Kit including the 18-200 DX VR Lens and SB700 strobe
Nancy Olds "sealady", Amazon
25 June 2013
Summary: This is a very good camera to include with another similar size Nikon DSLR (I have a Nikon D90 DSLR) for a travel backpack. I have another Nikon DSLR, a D700, the pro camera, but I wanted to go easier on my back with two lighter camera bodies and a few lenses including the 18-200mm DX VR lens for my recent trip to Northern California. We were in very remote coastal places where you are challenged by rocky cliffs or climbing on the rocks!
Excerpt: Selected this for an apparent great deal on what should be a very capable and user-friendly DSLR. What a colossal disappointment! After three days, I began getting the "ERR" flashing message. I followed every instruction I could find online to correct it--starting with Nikon USA support site.
Excerpt: I ordered the D7000 and was pleased--for about a week. Then I got error messages. I returned it, and ordered another, thinking it must have been a fluke. The second one totally stopped working the fifth day. When I called to request a return slip, the salesmen reprimanded me for returning two cameras in a short period of time. Really!?! They should check their equipment before selling it. I wound up buying a brand new D7000 from a real camera store.
Summary: Great Camera. Got this before a trip to Africa to go on Safari. The Nikon D7000 is pretty easy to use if you're new to a DSLR. There are a bunch of automatic features/settings to make it easy. The controls for manual adjustments are pretty easy to learn with the help of the user manual. I was very happy with using the 18-200mm lense as an all purpose lense as you don't have time to switch out lenses on Safari.