Excerpt: I upgraded to this camera body after having a d40 for the past 5 years. I couldn't be more happy with my purchase. Its been great for taking picutures of my two young and very active children. Its ISO performace in low light situations is wonderful.
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, High ISO Performance
Excerpt: I have used Nikon cameras for a long time. I jumped the DSLR wagon a few years ago, first with a D40, then with a D90 and now with a D7000. I still have all these cameras and they perform just like when they were new. I describe myself as a landscape photographer and for landscapes you always have the trouble of having scenes of high dynamic range, from really bright skies to dark shadows in your scene.
Pros: Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Quality, Large Clear LCD, Quiet
Focus problems; shutter died at 1/3 of life; then another problem; pretty while it worked
Chris Kridler "Writer, photographer, storm ch..., Amazon
12 April 2013
Summary: I've used Nikons for years and was really excited to get the D7000, in part because I could shoot video with it. I've had it for just over two years, and it just died - apparently a shutter failure, though I'm awaiting a verdict from Nikon repair. It died at 48,000 clicks - about a third of its promised life. I treat the camera with care. Needless to say, given the original cost of this camera, I'm not at all happy.
Summary: I'm so bummed. I've had the camera for 27 months and until today liked the photos when they were in focus. I turns out that the poor focus on some pictures I'd been blaming on myself turned out to be a well known problem called back focusing. Just when I was about to take the time to laboriously reset the focus, the camera puked oil onto it's sensor today. Turns out that has been a problem too. Boy am I mad.
Summary: Nikon's D7100 is all that one would expect from a state of the art DSLR. Images are sharp and clear and the 18-200mm lens means that 95% of the time it is the only lens I need. Looking forward to working more with this camera.
Excerpt: This is a great camera. I had few actuations and it looks and feels brand new. It requires some time to go through the amnual or online tutorial to learn all bout the different fucntions. I do not give it 5 stars just because the strap connectors were missing from the box and I received them two weeks later after talking multiple times to the support people. Make sure everything is in the box when you receive it. Overall a nice purchase.
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, High ISO Performance
Summary: Having been a long time nikon shooter, I really felt the move was toward full frame sensors. This camera shows how much image quality can still be wrung out of the dx format. I was really blown away with the color quality and crispness of the images. But as soon as I got my hands on it I was starting to feel this would be an ideal travel camera. It's small and pretty light. The big 3" monitor is the same as on my D3 and was state of the art when first introduced.