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Nikon Coolpix D7000 Digital Camera

SLR 16.2MP 5.8x Nov 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Release Date
Packing high-end image technologies into a surprisingly portable body, the D7000 marks a new era in creative flexibility. Sturdy enough to travel anywhere and powerful enough to handle any... More
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36 Reasons For

Good Expert Reviews

Two experts from sites including Expert Reviews and Mac World have rated this camera on average 85%.

Good Quality Lens

Five Nikon Coolpix D7000 reviewers who purchased the Nikon Coolpix D7000 thought it had a good autofocus. Five years ago Mac World said in his review of this digital camera “Fast focusing, excellent detail”. Mac World also said “Burst mode reaches 6 fps and autofocus is fast”. Mac World also mentioned “Video mode not quite up there and autofocus could still be faster”.

Two Nikon Coolpix D7000 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the Nikon Coolpix D7000 had a good lens. Mac World he said “Stabilised kit lens a real allrounder”. Expert Reviews said in their review of the Nikon Coolpix D7000 “Needs faster lens to get the best shots” .

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Good Quality Pictures

A number of people mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was able to produce good images. Five years ago Mac World he wrote in his review of the Nikon Coolpix D7000 “Terrific photos”. Mac World also mentioned “The best way to enjoy RAW photos”.

Four Nikon Coolpix D7000 reviewers who bought it reckoned that it had a good picture resolution. Expert Reviews said “Fast shooting speeds” and gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100. Expert Reviews also wrote “6fps continuous shooting at all quality settings”. Expert Reviews also mentioned “Quite pricey, kit lens only reasonable, screen resolution not pushing the boundaries, internal buffer could be larger”.

A number of customers concluded that it had a good ISO range. Expert Reviews wrote in their review of this digital camera “Good high ISO performance”. Expert Reviews also wrote “Arguably the best high ISO performance of any current APS-C DSLR”.

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Robust

Several Nikon Coolpix D7000 reviewers thought it was well made. Mac World said in his review of the Nikon Coolpix D7000 “Excellent build and external controls”. Mac World also mentioned “Autofocus and memory card noise with built in microphone”. Mac World also wrote “Great daylight performance, accessible features, fantastic build quality”.

Good Product Quality

A number of Nikon Coolpix D7000 owners who reviewed the product thought it was good quality. Mac World wrote “Outstanding still image quality” in his review of this digital camera and gave it a score of 5 stars. Mac World also said “Very good video quality”. Mac World also mentioned “Great build quality”.

Easy to Use

A number of customers concluded that the product was easy to use. Expertreviews.co.uk wrote “The D7000 is a joy to use”. Expert Reviews mentioned “Easy to use” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix D7000. One customer said in their reviews that this digital camera was easy to handle. Expert Reviews mentioned “Good build quality and handling” in their review.

One person who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Expert Reviews wrote “Handgrip could be more comfortable” in their review of this digital camera and rated it 4 stars.

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Good Technical Features

Several people wrote in their reviews that it had good features. Mac World mentioned “New Nikon DLSR users may be frustrated by learning curve of more advanced features” in his review. Mac World also said “Lots of high-end features in a relatively compact body”. Expert Reviews wrote “Excellent image quality (including at high ISOs), excellent quality 1080p video mode, plenty of professional-level features” and scored this digital camera 4 stars.

Nikon Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

On average Nikon SLR cameras have good ratings compared to other brands as do all cameras built by Nikon.

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Acceptable Noise Level

A few Nikon Coolpix D7000 owners who purchased it reckoned that it was noisy. Mac World scored it 5 stars and he wrote five years ago “Better than average noise vs”. Mac World also wrote “Excellent control of electronic noise up to 3200 ISO”. Expert Reviews mentioned in their review of the Nikon Coolpix D7000 “Exceptionally low shadow noise in RAW files”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Several Nikon Coolpix D7000 owners wrote in their reviews that the Nikon Coolpix D7000 had a good viewfinder. Five years ago Mac World said in his review of the Nikon Coolpix D7000 “Great viewfinder”. Expert Reviews said “Large, bright viewfinder with 100 coverage”.

One Nikon Coolpix D7000 reviewer thought this digital camera had a good screen.

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Good Battery Life

A number of Nikon Coolpix D7000 owners said in their reviews that the product had a good battery life. Five years ago Expert Reviews gave the product a rating of 4 stars and wrote in their Nikon Coolpix D7000 review “Excellent 39-point AF system, very long battery life, superb picture quality”. Expert Reviews also mentioned “Fantastic AF system, excellent picture quality, great battery life”.

Nice Design

One customer who reviewed the Nikon Coolpix D7000 concluded that it was ergonomic. Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned on Expert Reviews “Still is – one of our favourite SLRs, with sublime ergonomics and equally alluring photo quality”.

One customer concluded that this digital camera was good looking. Five years ago Mac World said “Heavy noise above ISO 10 000which is pretty amazing anyway”.

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3D Compatible

The Coolpix D7000 is 3D compatible, unlike most of the other cameras of this age and spec which are not 3D compatible.

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Has a GPS

has a GPS

The Coolpix D7000 has a GPS. Most of the other cameras of this type and age do not have a GPS.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a GPS and we think the Nikon Df[plb_1740408_price], and the Canon EOS 6D[plb_1609271_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

The Nikon Coolpix D7000 supports video recording, as do most of the other SLR cameras that were launched around the same time as the Coolpix D7000.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other cameras which support video recording currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon EOS 6D[plb_1609271_price].

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

Like most of the other digital cameras of this age and type, the Coolpix D7000 supports Full HD video.

There are a number of alternative cameras which support Full HD video currently available which you might want to consider including the Canon EOS 700D - Rebel T5i[plb_1609405_price] which is cheaper; or the Canon EOS 6D[plb_1609271_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Nikon Coolpix D7000 has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras that were released more than two years ago also have a built-in flash.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might want to consider including a cheaper digital camera such as the Canon EOS 700D - Rebel T5i[plb_1609405_price] or you might consider a higher rated digital camera such as the Nikon Df[plb_1740408_price], or the Canon EOS 6D[plb_1609271_price].

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SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most frequently supported memory card on similar spec cameras that have been available for more than two years. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We compared all the other cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory to this camera and we think a cheaper camera such as the EOS 700D - Rebel T5i[pl_1609405_price], and the EOS 700D - Rebel T5i[pl_1609405_price] both from Canon or you might consider a higher rated camera such as the EOS 6D[pl_1609271_price], and the EOS 6D[pl_1609271_price] both from Canon or the Nikon Df[plb_1740408_price] are also worth considering.

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MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to it.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available including a cheaper camera such as the Canon EOS 700D - Rebel T5i[plb_1609405_price] or you might consider a higher scoring camera such as the Canon EOS 6D[plb_1609271_price], or the Nikon Df[plb_1740408_price].

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Supports Two Image Formats

The number of supported image formats on the Nikon Coolpix D7000 is more than most SLR cameras that have been around for more than two years. The most commonly supported image format is JPG, but this image format is not supported by this Nikon camera. The image formats JPEG XR and RAW are also supported by this camera.

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Electronic Camera Shutter

This camera has an Electronic camera shutter, which is typical of many SLR cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

The Coolpix D7000 has a ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step) light exposure correction which is wider than most cameras of a similar type and age to it. Most comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago have a ± 5EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction.

This camera's light exposure correction (±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)) is actually the best light exposure correction across all digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the Coolpix D7000.

A ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction is the worst light exposure correction amongst comparable types of camera.

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Two Memory Slots

The Coolpix D7000 is a two memory slot digital camera. Most of the other SLR cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Coolpix D7000 only have one memory slot.

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1050 Shots Per Battery Charge

The Nikon Coolpix D7000 is a camera that takes 1,050 shot shot per battery charge.

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture

With a maximum aperture of 22, the Coolpix D7000 has a fairly small maximum aperture compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age. Across all the cameras of a similar age and type to the Coolpix D7000 the maximum apertures range from 3 to 38.

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4928 X 3264 Still Image Resolution

The Nikon Coolpix D7000 has a 4928 x 3264 still image resolution which is higher than the 1920 x 1080 still image resolution found on most cameras of this age and type. This digital camera also have a still image resolution of 3696 x 2448 and 2464 x 1632. The worst still image resolution of all digital cameras of this spec and age is 480 x 480 and the best is 6000 x 4000.

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Has Two Photo Effects

The number of photo effects found on the Nikon Coolpix D7000 is more than most SLR cameras that came out more than two years ago. This Nikon camera has a Neutral photo effect, which is the most frequently found photo effect found on digital cameras of a similar type and age to the Coolpix D7000. The photo effect "Black&White" is also found on this digital camera.

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Supports One Audio Format

The number of audio formats supported by the Nikon Coolpix D7000 is more than most SLR cameras that are a similar age to it. This Nikon digital camera supports a PCM audio format, which is the most frequently supported audio format supported by similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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±2EV (1/2, 1/3 EV Step) Flash Exposure Correction

The Nikon Coolpix D7000 has a ±2EV (1/2, 1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction which is wider than the ±1EV (1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction found on most SLR cameras that have been around for more than two years. Across all cameras that came out more than two years ago the worst flash exposure correction is ±1EV (1/3 EV step) and the best is ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step).

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Features One Image Adjustment Mode

The Coolpix D7000 has a greater number of image adjustment modes than most similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as it. The most commonly featured image adjustment mode is Contrast, but this image adjustment mode is not featured on this Nikon camera. The image adjustment modes Colour depth are also featured on this camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras that came out around the same time as it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Coolpix D7000 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels (which is also supported by this digital camera). This camera also supports a video resolution of 640 x 424 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best supported video resolution across all SLR cameras that were released more than two years ago.

Across comparable types of camera the worst supported video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Supports Seven ISO Speeds

The Coolpix D7000 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most cameras of this type and age. This Nikon digital camera supports a 100 ISO speed, which is the most commonly supported ISO speed supported by SLR cameras that were released more than two years ago. The ISO speeds "200", "400", "800", "1600", "3200" and "6400" are also supported by this Nikon camera.

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Quite Long Maximum Focal Length

Across all the digital cameras of a similar age and type to the Coolpix D7000 the maximum focal lengths range from 3mm to 880mm. The Coolpix D7000 has one of the longer maximum focal lengths (157.5 millimeters) amongst SLR cameras of this age.

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Supports Three Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the Nikon Coolpix D7000 is more than most digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it. The most frequently supported camera file system is DCF 2, but this camera file system is not supported by this Nikon camera. The camera file systems DCF, DPOF and Exif 2.3 are also supported by this camera.

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Auto Focus

This digital camera has an Auto/Manual focus, which is the most frequently found focus on SLR cameras that came out around the same time as it.

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11 Reasons Against

Not Good in Terms of Size

Three Nikon Coolpix D7000 reviewers who purchased the product mentioned that it was not heavy and bulky. Mac World mentioned “Average video options and performance, heavy for its size”. Five years ago Expert Reviews said “Heavy, with or without a lens attached”.

One customer who purchased the product concluded that it was not thick. Expert Reviews mentioned five years ago “Exposure mode dial slightly loose” in their Nikon Coolpix D7000 review but they rated it 4 stars. One Nikon Coolpix D7000 owner said that this digital camera was not a good depth. Expert Reviews mentioned “Continuous buffer limited in depth”.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Coolpix D7000 does not support WiFi connectivity, although it is worth noting that most of the other digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Coolpix D7000 also do not support WiFi connectivity.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a WiFi connectivity and we think the Canon EOS 6D[plb_1609271_price] is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

The Coolpix D7000 is not waterproof. Most of the other SLR cameras that came out around the same time as the Coolpix D7000 are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The Coolpix D7000 does not have an image stabiliser. Most of the other SLR cameras that have been available for more than two years also do not have an image stabiliser.

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Only 1/4"" Optical Sensor Size

The Nikon Coolpix D7000 has a maximum optical sensor size of 1/4"". That's 42% less optical sensor size than a 1/2.33"" camera, which is the most common optical sensor size.

This digital camera's optical sensor size (1/4"") is actually the worst optical sensor size across all cameras of this spec and age.

Across comparable types of digital camera the best optical sensor size is 4/3"".

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Only Features Three Flash Modes

The Coolpix D7000 has a greater number of flash modes than most digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. This Nikon digital camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on cameras of this age and type. The flash modes "Flash off" and "Manual" are also featured on this digital camera.

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Quite Low JPEG Frame Rate

The JPEG frame rates of digital cameras of a similar age and type to the Coolpix D7000 range from 3fps to 60fps, and the average JPEG frame rate is 37fps. The Coolpix D7000 has a fairly low JPEG frame rate (only 24 frames per second) compared to most of the other SLR cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Coolpix D7000.

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Only Features Five Auto Focus

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the Coolpix D7000 is more than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This Nikon camera features a Single Auto Focus auto focus, which is the most commonly featured auto focus featured on SLR cameras that have been available for more than two years. The auto focus "Continuous Auto Focus", "Face tracking", "Flexible Spot Auto Focus" and "Multi Point Auto Focus" are also featured on this camera.

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Only One Aspheric Element

The Nikon Coolpix D7000 is a one aspheric element camera. Most of the other SLR cameras that came out around the same time as the Coolpix D7000 have between 1 and 10 aspheric elements.

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Fairly Large Closest Focusing Distance

At 0.5 meters, the Coolpix D7000 has a fairly large closest focusing distance compared to most of the other SLR cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Coolpix D7000. The smallest closest focusing distance of SLR cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Coolpix D7000 is 0.01m and the largest is 1.2m.

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Very Big Minimum ISO Speed

When compared to other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Coolpix D7000 that we have checked, the Coolpix D7000's minimum ISO speed of 200 is one of the biggest. Across all the digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Coolpix D7000 the minimum ISO speed range from 50 to 200, and the average minimum ISO speed is 110.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Nikon Coolpix D7000

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the Coolpix D7000 has a pretty standard screen size compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type.

If this Nikon digital camera screen size is too small for you then you might want to look at the Nikon Df[plb_1740408_price] (3.2") which is also higher rated.

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Average Weight

The Coolpix D7000 has a relatively standard weight (690 grams) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Released Over Five Years Ago

This digital camera was released over five years ago.

Average Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 16.2 megapixels, the Coolpix D7000 has a fairly standard megapixel count compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age.

Cameras with a higher megapixel count that might be worth considering include the Canon EOS 700D - Rebel T5i[plb_1609405_price] (18MP and cheaper); or the Canon EOS 6D[plb_1609271_price] (20.2MP and higher rated).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Full-Frame Sensor Size
Total Megapixel Count
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Format
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Fixed Focal Length
Lens
Lens Structure
Lens Mount Interface
Aspheric Element
Diaphragm Blades
Filter Size
Lens Mount
Focusing
Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance
Normal Focusing Range
Auto Focus Point
Focus Points Selection
Focus
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Shutter Speed Setting
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Flash Exposure Correction
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
HD Type
Audio
Audio Format
Audio System
Memory
Memory Card
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Field of View
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Lens Magnification Ratio
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Connector
USB Version
Camera
White Balance Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Image Adjustment Mode
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Playback Mode
Built-In Processor
Diopter Adjustment
Eye Relief
Scene Mode
Display Language
On Screen Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Lens Weight
Lens Length
Lens Diameter
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Shot Per Battery Charge
Required Power
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
System Requirements
Mac Operating System
Windows Operating System
Packaging Content
Included Cable
Other Features
Interface
Dimension
Operating System
Video Out Port
Focal Length
Aperture Range
Effective Sensor Resolution
Camera Shutter Speed Range
Lens System
Power Supply
Audio Output Port

Expert Reviews

(3)
6 May 2011

With the release of the D7000, Nikon created a new category in its broad DSLR line. At $1200 (body only), the D7000 offers a mid-range alternative to the higher end D300s, and the... Read more…

Outstanding still image quality
Sealed against weather and dust
Above average low lighthigh ISO performance
Dual SDSDHCSDXC card slots
Autofocus in video and Live View modes
New Nikon DLSR users may be frustrated by learning curve of more advanced features
Full-time autofocus in Video and Live View modes not ready for prime time
Bracket button positioned too close to flash pop-up button
Function button difficult to access
Awkwardly placed AF mode switch button
6 January 2011

The D7000 is a joy to use, and takes breathtaking photos and videos, but minor niggles keep it from an award...

Fast shooting speeds
Great picture quality
1080p video recordingat 24fps
Good high ISO performance
Fast autofocus with the new 39-point AF sensor
AF during live view is faster but still not fast and positive enough for video
No 30fps or higher 1080p video recording
No 30fps option at any video resolution
No histogram, exposure indicator or aperture adjustment during live view mode, some shooting controls are not laid out in an intuitive fashion
LCD screen not articulated
23 July 2015

Welche Nikon Spiegelreflexkamera für Sie in Frage kommt, hängt letztendlich von Ihren Anforderungen und Bedürfnissen ab. DSLR im D-System ? das D steht für ?Digital? ? unterscheiden sich durch... Read more…

Excellent picture quality with decent ISO sensitivity
Great feel, design, and superbly easy to use
Perfect for someone with some knowledge of photography stepping up from a lowend DSLR or highend point and shoot
Good detail capture
Easy to use
Photo dump is a little slow
Too easy to accidentally lose shots
Liveview doesn't show settings, proper image as it will appear
Video quality is good, but focus is weak and unsteady
LCD screen not articulated

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 8 February 2011 by Alisa N.
(Verified Purchase)

GREAT CAMERA AT A GREAT PRICE!

EVERYTHING
Great sensor size. The 16.2MP sensor by Nikon equates to being just a shade under the 18MP Canon sensor in terms of resolution because Nikon's sensors are a tad bit bigger. This results in what I perc
Fast burst rate. The Expeed 2 processor does a great job of quickly writing images. It shoots at 6fps in Ch mode (continuous high). It will take 18 jpegs and 10 raw before buffering
Awesome AF system with 39 point and 9 Crosstype. The AF system is very versatile and accurate. It's focus to shoot time if very fast
Easy use button layout
Not a full magnesium alloy body. Only the back half if magnesium alloy, so the area surrounding the lens latch is not as solid. It is still a very solid build for this level of camera
Has a good in hand feel but not great. This is not a major issue, but something to think about. The Canon 7d feels much nicer while handling it
Using selection pad to move AF points while looking through viewfinder is a bit annoying. When you are looking through the viewfinder your cheek partially covers the selection pad that you use to chan
No 30fps at 1080p video
Nikkor lenses are high

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

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