The new Nikon D7000 is a camera ready to go wherever your photography or videography needs take you. This new DSLR (released in September, 2010) combines all of the features a pro would want but geared to the avid photographer who wants to capture everything they want, when they want, without sacrifice. You’ll see exactly what you’re capturing with the approximately 100% frame coverage viewfinder.
And for those of you who want to shoot stills and movies, the D7000′s D-Movie capabilities now includes Full HD 1080p capture, with full-time autofocus and manual exposure. Since this camera’s first release, it has been screaming off the shelves.
* High Resolution 16.2 MP DX-format CMOS sensor
* High Speed 6 frames per second continuous shooting, up to 100 shots
* Breathtaking Full 1080p HD Movies with Full Time Autofocus
* Dynamic ISO range from 100 to 6400
* Ground-breaking 2,016-pixel RGB (3D Color Matrix) exposure sensor
* Magnesium alloy body covering front and rear making it (moisture and dust resistant)
* 2 memory slots for SDXC memory cards
* Excellent photo quality
* Built-in Speedlight flash with Intelligent Through The Lens Balanced Fill-Flash automatically balances the output of the Speedlight and the scene’s ambient light so you can light your subjects any way you like
* Two User Definable Settings (U1, U2) right on the Mode Selector Dial letting you store most camera settings so you can go back to them at anytime without the need for further adjustments or menu settings
* Dynamic ISO range from 100 to 6400 expandable to 25,600 (Hi2) lets you shoot in near darkness
* Compact EN-EL15 Battery lets you shoot over 850 shots, but up to 1,500 in many instances
* The ISO control button is not ergonomically placed (you can’t feel where it is while you’re shooting)
* You can’t tell what ISO you’re shooting while looking through viewfinder unless you’re changing it
* Exposure bracketing shoots only maximum brackets 3 exposures.. (if you can’t capture the photo in 3 brackets, you’re probably not going to in 7 either)
* Autofocus accuracy is dependent upon the type of lens you’re using (the better the lens, better the focus) which is true in most high-end DSLR’s.
If you’re looking for Nikon’s newest mid-range DSLR camera, you don’t have to look any further. This camera has all of the bells and whistles any photographer would want, be they professional or amateur camera enthusiast. The ISO range is fantastic, the battery life is great and it takes superb photos. A professional photographer friend of mine just purchased this camera for his wife so we know it’s exactly what you’d want as well. Of note though is this is probably not the best camera for the novice photographer.