Summary: I was so excited to upgrade to the D7000 from the D90. I am a part-time photographer and I was in the busiest part of the Fall season. I got it and used it for a full day of mini-sessions. I was SHOCKED to get home and find out the camera had back-focused all day. Quick to blame myself I set out to do some careful focus tests with a tripod and chart. It was definitely back-focusing and a lot. So I had to send my brand new camera in. i was so disappointed.
Summary: Unless you want a full frame camera this is the best Nikon offers and it is better then some of the full framers as well. IMO I think it is better then the current lineup of other brand DSLRs the same price range. You won't go wrong with this camera. Not allowed to leave links to example shots but you can search Flickr D7000 photos.
Pros: I can't say enough good about this. I run a photo club at the local high school and do some on the side shooting for weddings and sell landscape photography. This camera has worked in every situation I through at it. I didn't buy it from NewEgg because they didn't have it yet but NewEgg has never let me down on a purchase. This is a great camera for pro photography or entry level. It is well constructed and when I compared it to the current pro full frame DSLR's it ha...
Cons: Not really cons but I felt I should mention: Heavy but not a con because I know it has solid construction like the pro cameras which add to the weight and it is well balanced once you through a good lens on it. It would be nice to be full frame but that would make it a different kind of camera and a very different price range.
Summary: Having upgraded to the D7000 from the popular D90 was a logical step. Lower ISO end and higher end ISO, adding dual-card slots, adding virtual horizon in live mode all made sense. Bumping the mp up to 16 gives you better quality RAW files. ~~I would not suggest you to buy this as your very first DSLR camera. Why do I say that? Simple. I am a true believer that you get good lenses and a lower end body before making the natural transition to a better body.
Pros: *Low-Light improvement *Video Improvement *Dual-Card Memory Slot *Better Control Layout over D90 but with almost identical menu layout for easy upgrading
Summary: Overall this is a good camera body. I moved to this from a D90 and the similarity of controls was nice. This greatly reduced the learning curve. I like the added pixels as compared to the D90. This helps when I do 22" X 17" prints. However, when I did tight shots at F2.8 on both my main lenses - Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II AF-S Nikkor Zoom and the Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8G ED AF-S Nikkor Wide Angle Zoom Lens (These are both VERY good lenses.
Summary: Before today I would have definitely given this camera 5 stars. I purchased it 13 months ago and it worked great until the dreaded ERR message started flashing indicating a problem with the mirror locking up--a month outside warranty coverage. A Google search revealed many, many instances of this issue, as well as a few here on the Amazon reviews. I tried all of the suggestions I found online and on the Nikon website: changing lenses, memory cards, batteries, etc.
If I have 2 choices between Nikon and Canon ,I'll take Nikon.
4 March 2012
Summary: My friend told me and I'd read review so I was decided to buy this Nikon D7000,The quality of image very good and it will take me a long time to know about features because I'm not professional photography.I dislike this product because it made in Thailan,I like made in Japan is better.
Excerpt: My earlier review needs to be update. Less than two months after the warranty was up the camera died on me while taking pictures in the mountains of NC. Err message on top LCD panel. Nothing would clear it and camera would not work, period. Back and forth with Nikon. Shipped out to them on the first of February 2012. Talked with them when they got it at the Nikon facility in NY two days later. Would go to technician next work day and I would have it shortly.
Pros: Good Image Quality, High ISO Performance, Large Clear LCD
Excerpt: This camera is loaded with upgrades over the D90 but for the most part they weren't all that useful to me. 16 mp is not much different from 12mp. 3D tracking is slow and can't stay locked on to anything moving faster than a brisk walking pace. Two white balance ranges? redundant and unnecessary. Two cards - improves some function in theory but I never really needed it. ISO performance is better but not much and technique can do as much for you. And 17 scene modes?
Summary: Bought the D7000 with extras (lens,grip extra battery, extras) Just moved away from shooting Sony for about 6 years. I wanted a system that I could build with felt like Nikon is it. SO far I have not been disappointed. I do have some Nikon glass which is very good but I have found that even 3rd party glass works very well, I do not have any VR rated lenses and have not found that to be a problem as of yet, even in low light situations, not having the Stabilization means...
Pros: Image quality, Custom settings - manual focus lens (non chipped lenses can be registered (up to 10), Flash control, Movie mode is very good, the auto focus in movie mode is good not great,, Movie quality is very good
Cons: I do prefer CF cards over SD,, not to much to consider a weakness
Summary: I donu2019t usually post online reviews of products that I buy, but I am so extremely pleased with my recent purchase of the Nikon D7000 that I just couldnu2019t resist sharing my thoughts with other potential buyers.