Excerpt: a couple of things I notice from my F5. There are a lot of features, but basically if you are used to using an F5, it is very easy to get up and running on this camera. I do notice that the body is not quite as heavy (solid) as the F5, but still seems like a quality camera. Do notice that the warranty is 90 days (versus 5 years for my F5). Can't tell that it is refurbished, looks absolutely new, no problems so far.
Excerpt: I use the camera indoors or sporting events. The great thing about that camera is the image quality. I had the D7100. While it is impressive, somehow I felt the images of D7000 were more life like. I had a Panasonic G5 and D5100 before. Only the D5100 matches the IQ of D7000. One thing I would like is for the dimensions to be a little smaller, a brighter optical viewfinder, and a tad larger LCD which displays the bare minimum exif data without using the up or down...
Pros: Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Quality, High ISO Performance
Excerpt: I figured I would spring for an upgrade from my D90 to the D7000 REFURBISHED with a great price, but the D7000 that I got had a battery that had only half-a-life remaining, and the focusing on the camera was a little bit off. I liked the photos on my D90 better than this particular camera (that may still have defective focusing), and frankly the D90 feels better in my hand, and my D90 has a "crisp" shutter button compared with a "spongy" button on the D7000.
Summary: The D7000 is exactly as promised. I especially appreciate that Nikon provides a very detailed instruction BOOK rather than have you go online for instructions and guides. The ease of operation and image quality is superior.
Summary: I've had this bundle for a little over a month & I'm very pleased. I've worked in graphic designing for over 7 years & having quality photos to work with is a must to produce quality & quick material. Im loving the quality of pictures that I'm getting & Celltime and Amazon make a great team in getting the consumer quality equipment with awesome pricing & in record breaking time. Im a customer 4 life.
Summary: This kit is a great buy! I had an older camera D80 with a 18-200 vr lens that was stolen from me. This camera kit was my replacement. WOW what a difference. I love everything about it, from the sturdiness of the camera to the easy to navigate menu. Nikon has also improved their 18-200mm lens. Before when shooting up or down I would have to hold the barrel of the lens so the lens doesn't zoom in and out on me. It doesn't do that with their newer lenses.