Excerpt: My refurbished d7000 arrived defective - autofocus would not work through the viewfinder, but would work (for stills) when set to Live View mode. So back it went for a swap. We'll see. After a little online investigation, I've learned this is an all too common problem with this model. I asked Adorama to just open the next one being sent to assure the 'viewfinder' autofocus works correctly. Thay said they 'might' be able to do that.
Excerpt: This camera was defective when I received it. The green light near the info button (the memory card access window) would flash when the camera was turned off and the battery would drain rapidly. Searching the internet indicated that others have had this problem but no solution found. I called Nikon and their solution was 1) remove the battery at night (?)or 2) send it in for repairs...I thought you refurbished it? I returned the camera to Adorama.
Excerpt: Selected this for an apparent great deal on what should be a very capable and user-friendly DSLR. What a colossal disappointment! After three days, I began getting the "ERR" flashing message. I followed every instruction I could find online to correct it--starting with Nikon USA support site.
Excerpt: I ordered the D7000 and was pleased--for about a week. Then I got error messages. I returned it, and ordered another, thinking it must have been a fluke. The second one totally stopped working the fifth day. When I called to request a return slip, the salesmen reprimanded me for returning two cameras in a short period of time. Really!?! They should check their equipment before selling it. I wound up buying a brand new D7000 from a real camera store.
Excerpt: I figured I would spring for an upgrade from my D90 to the D7000 REFURBISHED with a great price, but the D7000 that I got had a battery that had only half-a-life remaining, and the focusing on the camera was a little bit off. I liked the photos on my D90 better than this particular camera (that may still have defective focusing), and frankly the D90 feels better in my hand, and my D90 has a "crisp" shutter button compared with a "spongy" button on the D7000.
Summary: I'm so bummed. I've had the camera for 27 months and until today liked the photos when they were in focus. I turns out that the poor focus on some pictures I'd been blaming on myself turned out to be a well known problem called back focusing. Just when I was about to take the time to laboriously reset the focus, the camera puked oil onto it's sensor today. Turns out that has been a problem too. Boy am I mad.
Excerpt: This is a review more regarding the quality of refurbished items from Adorama than the D7000 as a camera. Before ordering this refurbished D7000 I called Adorama and asked whether or not I could be confident that a refurbished camera would be in the same working order as a new camera. I have never bought a refurbished item before so I was a bit hesitant. Adorama reassured me that refurbished products were of the same quality as new products.
Summary: Despite the purported reliability of this camera, the shutter broke at 18,000. It scratched the sensor as it broke so repair bill was $630. If you do buy this camera, I would suggest an extended protection plan.