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Nikon D7000 - A compact, elegant body, mid-range DSLR Camera

Updated on October 12, 2014

Introducing Nikon D7000

Nikon has finally released the long-awaited mid-range class DSLR camera, Nikon D7000. The camera which is also said as the 'big brother' of D90 offers a number of advanced high-performance features packed into a compact, elegant body with a new CMOS image sensor and a new image-processing engine called EXPEED 2.

It's taken Nikon 2 years to release D7000 as a predecessor of their highly successful D90. They surely taken their time to ensure D7000 has the most advanced technology & features for all photographers enthusiast.

One of the slight advantage D7000 has over its 'little brother' the D90 is its capability of 1080p/24 movie recording (D-Movie) that will allow the photographer to shoot videos in full HD Resolution.

The Nikon D7000 is partially constructed with magnesium alloy body and is weather-resistant. It is also a compact (132 Ã 105 Ã 77 mm, weight is only 690gr [camera body only]) and durable camera body.

So let's explore Nikon D7000 in more details.

Nikon D7000 Promotional Video

D7000 Key Features

- 16.2MP CMOS sensor

- 1080p HD video recording with mic jack for external microphone

- ISO 100-6400 (plus H1 and H2 equivalent to ISO 12,800/25,600)

- 39-point AF system with 3D tracking

- 2016 pixel metering sensor

- Scene Recognition System (see 2016 pixel sensor, above) aids metering + focus accuracy

- Twin SD card slots (so you can have one SD card for RAW images and another SD card for JPEG images)

- 3.0 inch 921k dot LCD screen

- New Live View, movie shooting switch

- Full-time AF in Live View/movie modes

- Up to 6fps continuous shooting

- Lockable shooting mode dial

- Built-in intervalometer

- Electronic virtual horizon

- Shutter tested to 150K actuations

Gallery of sample images of D7000

The first picture we shot from our Nikon D7000:

Mode: Scene (Close-Up Mode)

f/5.6 & 1/30sec

Nikon D7000 Scene Mode

For any amateur photographers who never have a DSLR Camera prior to D7000, don't worry. This camera offers 19 different scene modes making it easy to capture great pictures on any occasions and seasons.

~ Portrait

~ Landscape

~ Child

~ Sport

~ Close up

~ Night portrait

~ Night landscape

~ Party/indoor

~ Beach/snow

~ Sunset

~ Dusk/dawn

~ Pet portrait

~ Candlelight

~ Blossom

~ Autumn colors

~ Food

~ Silhouette

~ High key

~ Low key

I mainly use the close-up scene mode and this is one of my favorite shot:

Nikon D7000 Firmware Update

On the first week of owning Nikon D7000, we saw many hot pixels on our images, these hot pixels usually worse when the images were shot during night time / the subjects are dark. Thankfully, on 23rd December 2010, Nikon has released firmware update to address this issue and you can download the update v 1.01 for free from their support page.

Unfortunately, we still had hot pixel after updating our firmware. But we were advised to try updating the firmware again, on our second updates, the hot pixels are now dramatically reduced.

Nikon is currently still working on fix to address the issue of bright spots in movie mode.

Copyright: All images above were taken from Amazon.com. Sample images are my own personal images.

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    anonymous 6 years ago

    Awesome lens! Wish I could have one of these cameras. Blessed by a squidoo angel on 6/1/2011. Have a great day!

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    Bill Armstrong 6 years ago from Valencia, California

    Neat, but just got the D3100, still newby:-)

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    vincesil 6 years ago

    Great lens, very informative, the pictures you took with the camera are amazing.

    Cheers

    Joey

    http://www.squidoo.com/nikon-d7000-vs-d700

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    photofk3 6 years ago

    Great lens, I lensrolled it to my lens "How To Make Fabulous Digital Photos". Keep it up.

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    Titia Geertman 6 years ago from Waterlandkerkje - The Netherlands

    Great camera. We have the Nikon D5000, but I haven't used it much yet, I'm still too fond of my Sony Cybershot 717. I'm lensrolling it to my photography lenses

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    Mary Norton 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

    Those pictures are awesome. I am sure that it is also the talent of the photographer.

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    Patricia 6 years ago

    I am lensrolling this to my Nikon D3100 lens!

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    kimmanleyort 6 years ago

    Nice review! I like how you included some of your own great shots. Lens rolled to canon versus nikon.

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    RocklawnArts 6 years ago

    Always nice to see what people think of the latest cameras.

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    anonymous 6 years ago

    i always like camera.

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    anonymous 6 years ago

    nice info

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    Rex AK 6 years ago

    tuker ama samsung tab deh.. gimana? :P

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    anonymous 6 years ago

    Nice lens. Thumbs up :)

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    Firdhani 6 years ago

    Bagi kameranya satu dong mbak. :P

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    wintersquidoo 6 years ago

    nonton pideonya dulu ah...