Excerpt: I've been shooting for almost a decade now, and I love the Nikon D7000. It's quick, has excellent image quality (with the right glass), and good durability. The fact it's still selling strongly after nearly five years is a testament to its quality. Add a much lower price tag, and you've found a deal that cannot be beat. Reviewers may complain the video quality isn't good enough or it doesn't have newest fads built in such as GPS, wireless capabilities, etc.
Summary: I had the D7000 and sold it when the D7100 came out. Big mistake on my part! I didn't like the noise coming from the low light shots produced with the 24MP sensor of the D7100. I returned the 7100 and missed the heck out of my 7000. Now you can pick up a D7000 for around $500. This is a no brainer !!! If you can get your hands on one for that price just buy it, period. I think 16MP on an APS C sensor is all one needs and much better at low light, higher ISO shooting.
Excerpt: The Nikon D7000 is an excellent, well built, compact, and high value DSLR. Its size, when coupled with Nikon DX lenses, makes for manageable transportation yet brilliant photographic results. Below is a photo of a Golden Eagle taken at a shutter speed of 1/400 of a second, an aperture of f/5.6, an ISO of 1000, Auto White Balance, and Center Weighted Metering.