Summary: MUCH better camera than the $500-range Nikons. If you're just moving to DSLR, you can't go wrong with D7000. Even if you're a Pro, this is a darn good tool. With introduction of newer models, this is on the better side of price curve.
Pros: Camera is incredibly versatile. A LOT of camera for the price. Produces excellent images. Takes some time to learn (DO take it) - *read* the Owner's Manual and get an app such as David Busch's "Nikon D7000 Companion App" which will jump-start your learning curve. Spend the money to "step up" to t...
Excerpt: I've had Nikon D3000 before and felt like I needed an upgrade. I would recommend buying refurbished products by Nikon. When I bought it, the camera was in a perfect condition. I clearly saw the difference with D3000. The camera performs great in low light conditions and has lots of features.
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, High ISO Performance, Large Clear LCD, Quiet
Excerpt: The refurbished price was too good to pass up, but once I received it and tried it out it had a bad sensor defect. The defect didn't show up until after the camera "warmed up", but then each photo was covered with terrible vertical bands (lines) and yellow-washed areas.
Pros: Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Good Image Quality, Large Clear LCD, Quiet
Excerpt: Taking photos of fast moving wild life.Large and small birds in flight, tree rodent jumping from branch to branch. Fast moving aircraft and photographing airborne operations at 1250 feet high, at about 130 knots speed, usually at about 4000 to 5000 meters away at grond level.
Pros: Customize User Settings, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, High ISO Performance, Large Clear LCD, Preset Scene Selection, Quiet, Smooth Operations, Solid Body Feel
Excerpt: I would definitely suggest buying the D7000 for almost any use. I am a professional photographer specializing in wedding and portraits and this camera has been perfect for gettimg those quick unexpected photos.
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Fast Reliable Shipping, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Quality, Great Price, High ISO Performance, Incredible Resolution, Large Clear LCD, Quiet, Refurbished Is Okay
Excerpt: I was a little nervous about buying a refurbished product. But after doing some research, I learned that "refurbished" means that it is brought back to factory new specs and is probably inspected very thoroughly. The reviews for refurbished Nikons were all very good.
Pros: Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Quality, High ISO Performance, Large Clear LCD