Summary: This was a big jump for me- I went from a point and shoot to a DX- and I am amazed at the photos it produces. I shoot completely manual- and love every minute with my camera. It amazes me and it was the perfect fit for me. Perfect for those who really want a big step into photography and want something really good, but not too crazy expensive!
Excerpt: Debated between the D7000 and the 2 others below it. Finding it at Cameta at the price I did made it a no brainer. Even the Company Demo one with about 1000 actuations made it a great purchase. You won't be disappointed.
Pros: Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, Large Clear LCD
Excerpt: This is a great camera. I can see why people love it. Right now I am just starting out so I have the 18-55mm kit lens on it but the images are still great. Once I get faster glass like a 35mm prime or something the results will be terrific. If you just take some time to read about the three basic elements of managing light -- aperture, ISO, shutter speed -- and take the time to read the owner's guide and fiddle with the camera you will be using manual mode before you...
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, High ISO Performance, Large Clear LCD
Excerpt: I've always liked Nikon - from the rangefinder to the present. The quality and reliability are extremely high. I move to the D7000 from a D100, and all I can say is that the 7000 is a worthy member of the family. Sharp and accurate auto-focus and exposure when you want it and easy to use manual controls when you need them.
Pros: Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, High ISO Performance, Large Clear LCD, Quiet
Excerpt: This was my first purchase of a "refurbished" product. Other than the fact the packaging was different and the camera indicated approximately 1,000 pictures had already been taken, I would not have known it wasn't brand new. It had no scratches or any other indications of previous use. I have since purchased a refurbished Nikon lense from Cameta with similiar results.<br /><br />Regarding the camera, I upgraded to the D7000 from a D3000.
Pros: Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, High ISO Performance