Excerpt: I use this camera all the time. This was an upgrade to my failing Nikon D40. I was worried at first because of all the back focus issues I heard a lot of people complaining about but I didn't experience any major issues with it. I have a program that test ever focus point and also every setting on the fine tune and I only had to set my 7 year old Nikon lense to a -1. To me thats not anything considering how old the lense is and everywhere it's been.
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Quality, High ISO Performance, Large Clear LCD
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.