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D7000 Nikon SLR Camera

Updated on August 2, 2013

Nikon D7000 Review

The D7000 Nikon SLR camera is just one of many different cameras of this type that are currently available on the market for the person that is serious about photography without being a full on professional. Clearly it is best if you spend some time looking at what a particular camera is able to offer you before you go ahead and buy it, so what follows is not only a description of this model, but also some of the positives and indeed negatives that you should be aware of if you are interested in this particular model.

D7000 Nikon
D7000 Nikon

Specs For The D7000 Nikon Camera

When looking at a camera of this type, then there are obviously some key areas that you need to focus on when it comes to learning about what it is actually capable of doing. One of the first things has to be the number of Megapixels as obviously this determines the clarity of the photographs you can take and with the D7000 Nikon has settled on 16.2 Megapixels, so you should be quite happy with the sharpness of any image taken with this camera. It also comes with an ISO rating of 100 to 6400, but this can be expanded to 25,600 and to just make things even sharper, the D7000 also has a scene recognition system and its auto focus deals with 39 different points and all of this is handled in the blink of an eye.

One thing that is extremely impressive with the latest D7000 Nikon has produced is its image engine contained within the camera as it has the EXPEED 2 version and the results really are outstanding. What this image processing engine does is it helps to smooth out the colors and shades and it really adds some depth to your images and this is then reflected in the end shot as it makes your photograph appear far more professional than you could imagine. Another thing that is worth mentioning is its Active D-Lighting and the aim of this little piece of technology is to highlight darker areas in photographs in order to prevent them being lost in the darkness and when this is tied in with the EXPEED 2, then you should be happy with the results.

Apart from taking photographs with the D7000 Nikon have also made sure that it can take some HD clips and if you want to do continuous shooting, then you can do so thanks to its ability to take six frames per second up to a total of 100 shots. All of this is viewed through its 3 inch LCD viewfinder, but perhaps the best part of the viewfinder is that it shows you almost 100% of the shot, so what you see is going to be exactly what you take a photograph of.

It is also worth talking about the casing of the camera itself and one of the first things that you will notice is how rugged it actually is and this is due to it being made of a magnesium alloy that is extremely durable. The camera also has special durable sealant along the different joins and this is going to stop moisture working its way inside the camera making it ideal for use both indoors as well as outdoors.

There are a number of positive features with this latest version of the D7000 Nikon have released and the first one is the way it can adapt to any light conditions no matter if you are indoors or outside. Through understanding the settings of the Nikon D7000, you will be able to turn the dullest and poorest of indoor lights into something bright and sharp and it has to be said that setting up the camera is also very easy even for somebody that is new to the SLR version because with the D7000 Nikon has gone for a more beginner friendly style of layout with the controls. The way it handles noise should also be mentioned and it is fantastic at handling noise at the higher ISO levels and it is capable of largely eliminating it at the lower levels as well with you only having to learn how to set the camera up correctly to avoid running into problems.

Even though the auto focus works very well, one major positive with this particular model is the manual focus as it helps you out by giving you arrows to use and the entire process is very straightforward. This also applies to taking video as the colors in both stills and moving shots are first class and the actual movement is very smooth and it does make a difference that it is in HD. It is also worth pointing out that the battery is quite impressive as well since you can take a number of shots and a short movie and it will still have enough charge left in it to operate.

The D7000 Nikon Digital SLR

D7000 Nikon
D7000 Nikon

Possible Issues With The D7000

There are of course some possible issues to consider and one of them has to be the size of the file that is automatically stored as it tends to be around 20MB in size. This is fine for most people, but if you are looking at using the continuous shooting, then you can expect your memory card to fill up in next to no time. The only other main negative is that if you have fingers that are on the large side, then you may hit some buttons by accident until you get used to where they are, but as long as you are careful it should not pose too much of a problem and it is certainly only a minor negative that is worth mentioning.

Conclusion - The D7000 Nikon SLR Digital Camera

To conclude, it has to be said that when it comes to the D7000 Nikon have certainly done very well in producing a camera that is a perfect mid-range SLR that is going to be more than suitable for the amateur photographer. The camera takes fantastic shots, is capable of doing so in a range of situations and light levels, has a fantastic viewfinder, is fast, and is undoubtedly sturdy. The positives for buying this particular model do far outweigh the negatives and even though there may be cheaper cameras out there, by doing such a sterling job with the D7000 Nikon have made sure that it is a camera that will last you for years and never let you down.

Helpful Videos

Exploring The Controls

Using The White Balance Settings

Shooting With The Continuous Mode

Using The Viewfinder Display

Using The Exposure Lock Setting

Using The Autofocus Modes

Using The Exposure Compensation

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      AnonymousC831 3 years ago from Kentucky

      Great review, love this camera.

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      marvmac 4 years ago

      Nikons are a great choice

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      DaveP2307 4 years ago

      That D7000 camera really does take stunning photos, doesn't it? They look good this this Lens so in 'real life' they must be truly amazing. I want one!

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      lionmom100 4 years ago

      Wonderful photos. The one with the ladybug on the dandelion is amazing.

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      julieannbrady 4 years ago

      Some fabulous pictures! I love the cat photo. Been thinking about a new digital camera -- this one looks like the perfect selection.

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      dellgirl 4 years ago

      Nice review of the D7000 Nikon, thanks for the information.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Looks like this takes great shots. We had a Nikon D5000 which was good but my husband just bought a D3200 so waiting for it to arrive to see if its any better. great lens and beautiful pictures.

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      golfspice 4 years ago

      As a recent D7000 owner I found your review interesting. Although, I have fathomed out most of the basic controls, I feel the videos are particularly useful, and well presented.