Summary: I just bought this camera on November 2012 and even though it is about 2 years old, it is still rocking over the competition. I came from Sony and what I can say is that low light, controls, body protection an overall almost every feature is way better and user friendly. I also did some reseach about other cameras and Nikon was always the best option in price and performance.
Excerpt: Almost everything you could want in a camera bar the ability to take sharp in focus shots. Great body comfy well built, good on body controls and feel in the hand. Excellent specification overall and has almost everything you could want in a DSLR including a 100% viewfinder. Sensor is excellent as is the jpeg engine which you can use with ease even in lower light without worrying. Buffer is a bit small for this class of camera, but probably ok if you are shooting jpegs.
Summary: Just upgraded from my beloved D90 (an amazing camera in its own right). The D7000 has everything I loved about the D90 + more. It's made for MANUAL shooting with very easy to use controls. Very solid feel (although I did add a battery grip for better personal comfort). Fast, accurate focusing. Great resolution. I also like that I can easily meter and manual focus older lenses. Can't wait to put the D7000 to good use. Another great Nikon product.
Excerpt: The design of the camera with its many dials and settings is fabulous and so is the feel of it in the hand, especially if yours are small like mine. Unfortunately, it cannot deliver a sharp image and for me that is a total deal breaker. I've spent a lot of time adjusting the AF fine tuning, shooting with different lenses and going through a dozen hoops only to have it continue to fall short. I want to put my time into shooting not into becoming a Nikon technician!
Excerpt: What a frustrating experience so far! My first post here and it will not be a happy one, but I wanted to share the experience. Let me start by saying that I am not a professional photographer but I have a technical background. I owned a Canon 550D with a 18-55 kit lens which I decided to give to my girlfriend and I would 'upgrade' to a better body, etc. I was very happy with the 550D but needed a change.
Excerpt: Yes, I said that. Why? Just look at the facts: the 16 Mp sensor in this camera has still the best IQ among all the DX sensors that use the Bayer filter. And that applies even though this camera has been on the market for 2 years! Sure I'd like to have that cool Fuji sensor in it which offers even better IQ, but there's a hope that Nikon will have to move that way (to make a similar sensor) soon because of the diffraction effects that make high density Bayer sensors...
Summary: I can't tell you how happy I am with my Nikon d7000 bundle purchase. Haven't had alot of time to get out and take pics but so far I am loving it. I won't have to worry about running out of space on my card for pics with the double slot. My new favorite lens is the 18-105mm . Thanks so muhc for offering this bundle, well worth the price.
Summary: This camera has met all that I had hoped for. I also have D3000 which will now be my backup. I have been an amature photo nut for over 52 years. This camera provides an amazing array of capabilities and to be able to use my older AF Nikon lenses was the driving facror. It is feature rich and I am sure I have not examined 60% them. Everytime I use it I find something I like.