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
Summary: I have truly come to love this camera and have been using it since Dec 2010. If you're a beginner, as in, you have no idea about photography and are not willing to learn technical concepts, then skip this camera and just get something you can set on auto and fire away. The D7000 is a very sophisticated tool and it can be very frustrating if you don't know what you're doing.
Summary: this camera is on point. there have been issues in the past with the autofocus however, if consumers spend some time reading the manual and possibly a few photograhy books, they'll learn how to use this thing like a pro
Summary: i wonted to upgrade to a advance dslr my first dslr was the D3200 i seen that nikon is going to replace the D7000 sometime in 2013 so after some research and discussion with some professional camera people it was clear this was worth the money first off its weatherseal the D3200 was not.... the D7000 has got metale body parts so it will hold up over time.. the d3200 is plastic it wont hold up over time.
Excerpt: This was my first DSLR camera (actually, my first camera - period! But I have used many point and shoots, and a Nikon DSLR previously), and I'm very happy with it. I'd definitely recommend reading the manual (repeatedly) and discovering just what this machine is capable of. This camera is great for inexperienced users - the Program and Auto modes produce satisfying pictures most of the time. But it is also capable of 'growing with you', as it is a fairly advanced DSLR.
Pros: Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, Grows With You, High ISO Performance, Large Clear LCD
Summary: Still working on reading all the instructions and getting used to the different kind of settings. Had an D3000 Kit with a 18-55 and 55-200 lens for about 3 years now. So far: Love the improvement for pictures taken in low light environment. Solid case and seems very well manufactured. Appears high quality (as expected). Good grip holding the SLR.
Excerpt: I took this camera after using for several years the nikon d3000. The difference was astonishing great camera and great reviews on this site. Problems: The Iso button regulator is not in a good position to make quick changes, i suggest using one of the customizeble buttons to avoid this inconvenient
Summary: Ive only just begun my photography business venture and this was the perfect starter camera, I tossed and turned night after night for weeks trying to decide what to purchase for a new camera and the D7000 won! Even in comparison I think that it beats out the D300s for MP and Im just so happy with it I think its the best camera for price when you line them all up!