Summary: I did not give a 5 star because the picture does not match what is actually sent. Please read the production description to ensure you understand what you are getting. The tripod is not something that I would use for this camera and the scandisk are not what you see in the image. But the Camera is awesome.
Summary: If you haven't upgraded to full-frame lenses but need a new camera body, this (or the D7100) is the choice.
Pros: • High build quality (magnesium alloy, as opposed to plastic), feels "right" (hard to describe good build quality, but you know it when you see it) • Good value for "low level professional" camera (cheaper than D300S at the time of this post, has more features) • Dual SD card slots can expand the number of shots you can take or use as an instant backup • Excellent image quality if paired with good glass • Light weight • Offers the same features as professional level c...
Cons: • Slow buffer (it goes 6 frames per second, but only for a second or two in raw--it has to write to the card before it will let you take more photos) As I don't do sports photography (at least for a living), this does not matter to me • Crop sensor--for a few hundred dollars more, you can get a full-frame sensor with similar features. But you'll need full-frame lenses.
Excerpt: This camera was spotless when received from Adorama. The service is fantastic and the shipping is prompt. I traded in the D90 with Adorama for store credit which made the upgrade even easier. The D7000 is an excellent upgrade to the D90. The low light performance and the microfocus adjustment are the most notable features.
Pros: High ISO Performance, Large Clear LCD, Quiet
Summary: I waited a loooong time to purchase my first DSLR after a lifetime of shooting film. Yeah...I was a bit of a anti-digital snob. But when I finally (nervously) pulled the trigger, this was the one. It took me a while to immerse myself into the full range of flexibility that digital photography offers, but now that I'm 2+ years into it, I couldn't possibly go back! I love the look, feel, size, and more than anything the incredible capability that my D7000 offers.
Summary: I don't care what any review says. I owned this and then traded up for the D7100. Worst mistake. The D7100 is grainy (yes yes, b/c they removed the anti-alias to make things sharper. Grainy is NOT sharper, it's just grainy.). The D7000 is smooth and beautiful. I miss the D7000 every single day. Easier to use too. Better setup, better dials, better everything. Sure the D7100 has better specs et al, but in real life the D7000 is fantastic. I am a professional photographer.
Excerpt: Already owning a D700 and a D300, I couldn't justify a D7000. Due to having a co-worker with a D7000 at a newspaper I did part-time work for, I got a close look at how it's image qualty, especially in low light, is far superior to the D300. Then the stars aligned: the D7100 replaced the D7000, Nikon had a lot of refurbished D7000s, and the price kept dropping.
Pros: Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Good Image Quality, High ISO Performance, Large Clear LCD