Summary: Just bought a Nikon D7000 with Nikon 105mm f/2.8D AF Micro-Nikkor Lens few days ago. We've been testing it and found the image to be pretty blurry, not sharp at all. The image is very soft, much worse than our Canon 60D, even Nikon D80. You can see our comparison here Canon 60D => [...] Nikon D7000 =>[...] We researched the image problem, and thought it could be one of those front or back focus problem, even though the camera was focusing fine.
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.
Summary: Like many, I upgraded from the D80 to take benefits of all the awesome features of the D7000. But what the point of all of these, if you can't get a sharply focused picture even in the most straightforward conditions. I took hundreds of pictures last weekend at a wedding. Consistently got out of focus images. Even close range group shots, on a tripod, 1/250s speed, F/2.8, ISO 200 with a pro grade lens (Nikon 17-55mm, f 2.8) in single point focus came out of focus.
Summary: I liked using this camera and the image quality is fantastic but with 2 card read/write errors in <200 shots in the first 2 days I returned it after Nikon suggested it could be a faulty camera. I used recommend, high quality SD cards and switched these around, formatted in the camera...basically did everything I should do but the failure persisted. I did a lot of research before buying the D7000 but I'm nervous to buy a 2nd one after this experience.
Summary: I don't know if later firmware upgrades have fixed the video issues with this camera, but the one I received mid-December had a huge problem of getting stuck (bright) pixels while shooting video in low-light. While still image quality is pretty good, as expected from a Nikon, I bought this camera specifically so I didn't have to lug around my camcorder (a Panasonic DMC-TM700).
Summary: I found the D7000 to be less sharp (softer) than either my D700 or my D300. I don't normally pixel-peep, but I wasn't all that impressed with the early shots using the D7000. So I started comparing identical photos of objects taken using the same lenses, and same settings (WB, ISO, etc.) on my D700 and my D300. I did crops to equalize the DX with the FX formats, and checked both center sharpness and edge/corner details.
Summary: i ordered the d7000 as a gift, but unfortunately had to send it back. it had hot spots. this was very disappointing as this was my husbands birthday present. we were going to exchange but by this time they were on back order. so my husband decided to get the d90. lets just hope nothing goes wrong with it. i would recommend this camera.
Nikon D7000 Digital SLR Camera Body Only (16.2MP) 3 inch LCD
Andrew Brooks, Amazon
7 April 2013
Summary: This particular product I purchased from Warehouse Deals and advertised as having minor marks on the body, there are no minor marks on the body and camera looks absolutely fine, but, the camera is not focusing sharply and images are soft and not sharp as my other DSLR cameras I own for the same operational settings selected. I have looked at the camera set up settings to make sure everything is right and that I'm not doing anything silly but still no improvement.
Summary: After saving up and looking forward to getting this camera for so long, I'm extremely disappointed to have to send it back to Amazon. When it arrived, I was immediately suspicious that it had already been out of the box and used - crumpled packaging and suspicious grubby bubble wrap around the camera, accessories box already opened, and well over 400 shots already on the counter!
Summary: Having owned Pentax and Canon DSLR I had huge hopes for this based on the Amazon reviews. Unfortunately, although it probably is a great camera I felt the ergonomics were just not for me, I wasn't happy with the autofocus (think mine had front focus issues) and didn't like the menu system. So, undoubtedly a good camera but my particular one didn't cut the mustard. Back to Canon for me.