The D7000 is a new mid-class DX-format camera with a compact body loaded with a number of advanced functions.
As the D-SLR market expands, D-SLR users are becoming more diverse to include those who demand the ability to capture images with greater definition and imagequality, those looking for more advanced shooting functions, and those looking for the ability to record movies with the rich power of expression that is only possible with SLR cameras.
The D7000 is a high-quality mid-class D-SLR that responds to user demands with a variety of the latest camera technologies and functions for high-quality, high-definition shooting, all in a durable, high-performance, yet compact body. Among its features are a new DX-format CMOS image sensor, Nikon's latest image-processing engine, EXPEED 2, a new 2,016-pixel metering sensor, a new AF system that utilizes 39 focus points, and the D-Movie function that enables recording of full HD movies.
The Nikon D7000 is commonly used for Family photos, Landscape/scenery, Low light, Sports/action, Travel, Video, Weddings, Wildlife and more.The Nikon D7000 is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Casual photographer, Photo enthusiast, Photography student, Pro photographer, Semi-pro photographer among others.The Nikon D7000 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Nikon D7000: Easy to use, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Fast shutter speed, Good image quality, High ISO performance, Image stabilization, Large clear LCD, Long battery life, Quiet and Tilt /swivel LCD
Most Liked Positive Review
In a word: Excellent
I am admittedly a newcomer to the DSLR. I had a D2H for a few months, and have used a D3 several times, but this is the first DSLR of my own. I do NOT feel intimidated by the D7000. It is smaller in the hand than the D2/D3, but has a SOLID feel and nice weight that doesn't tire you out. The menus and options, while plentiful, are intuitive and easy to manipulate. I have captured some great photos using Auto and Scene modes, and also been able to flip to Manual mode and manipulate the shots to...View full Review
I am admittedly a newcomer to the DSLR. I had a D2H for a few months, and have used a D3 several times, but this is the first DSLR of my own. I do NOT feel intimidated by the D7000. It is smaller in the hand than the D2/D3, but has a SOLID feel and nice weight that doesn't tire you out. The menus and options, while plentiful, are intuitive and easy to manipulate. I have captured some great photos using Auto and Scene modes, and also been able to flip to Manual mode and manipulate the shots to get exactly what I want. One selling point that really proved to be a wise "test" for a new camera is that my wife, a point-and-shoot veteran but DSLR newcomer, can pick it up, turn it on and literally point and shoot and capture STELLAR images in Auto and Scene modes. Not too many DSLR's can offer that kind of diversity with relatively little user input. I LOVE it and will only like it better as I become more familiar with all the settings and options. The ONLY drawback, and it is a relatively minor one, is battery life. It's NOT terrible by any means, but I feel it could be better. Once I am able to buy a couple of spares, this will not matter.
Most Liked Negative Review
Had to return it...
I had to return mine due to burned out red, green and blue pixels in the video mode. No matter how nice the camera is, it isn't successful as a camera with video, without the video - one really can't have red spots on Sally's face unless she has smallpox, eh? Before you buy and keep your cameras, I suggest you run a simple test of your video. Go to Live Mode and Set the ISO to 1000 and the shutter to 100 and put a lens cap on and take some video. It should be all black. If it isn't. Take off ...View full Review
I had to return mine due to burned out red, green and blue pixels in the video mode. No matter how nice the camera is, it isn't successful as a camera with video, without the video - one really can't have red spots on Sally's face unless she has smallpox, eh? Before you buy and keep your cameras, I suggest you run a simple test of your video. Go to Live Mode and Set the ISO to 1000 and the shutter to 100 and put a lens cap on and take some video. It should be all black. If it isn't. Take off the cap and open the shoot. The spots (colored pixels) will be on your video. It only takes one pixel a in inopportune place to ruin a picture. Unless you do something about this, check it out and if it happens to your camera, and don't return it, it won't get corrected. Black should be black. Color should be recorded as the right color, not with bad pixels over them.
Reviewed by 408 customers
I've owned Nikon products for most of my adult life. Started with a Nikkormat when I was a teenager. I've worked professionally and semi-professionally as a photographer. Nikon products have always been excellent in quality and value. I started with DSLR's with a D3000 DSLR then went to a D5000 DSLR with a battery grip. I just purchased the D7000 from Amazon, got it and the MB battery grip slapped on a Nikkor 18-70 mm zoom and shot my oldest daughter's track meet yesterday. The camera handled like a dream shooting with Aperture Priority. Photos were crisp, well saturated, and the continuous drive at 6fps worked flawlessly. Over 1,000 photos later, I imported them into Apple's Aperture software as well as Nikon's Capture. I cannot say enough good things about this camera. It responded much more quickly than the D5000, and the features on it make photography a whole lot of fun. I'm still on the learning curve, but will undoubtedly learn to love this camera more as time goes on. We're off to another track meet next week and I can't wait.
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. Call me old school, but the point of a camera is to take photos. If you'd like better video quality, there are plenty of camcorders available. And yes, wireless, gps, and such is great, but then again you're paying a premium for it. What photography boils down too is having a solid, reliable camera that can grab the shot you want. This is wha you'll find in the Nikon D7000.
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.
I like the camera because it is shape and fast and vary easy to learn and use.
I bought the D7000 to replace my D90. I didn't find a substantial enough difference and returned the D7000. Took same shots of same places. Disappointing results. I will upgrade instead to the newer model. I bought a D3200 at the same time as an ever present camera pocket camera and I liked the quality of the images better than the D7000 -- although the D3200 lacks some powerful features I value and need.
I've been a long time Nikon user through the "F" series and then digital starting with a D1. Nikon has done a masterful job of advancing the technology including relative ease of use. The addition of the "U1" and "U2" settings feature has been a Godsend in speeding use in the field. The reduction in size of the frame is impressive and very helpful in our being very much on the go. It is hard to see how this cane improved on but knowing Nikon they will find a way. But for the foreseeable future, I'm more than satisfied, I'm very enthused about this camera.
Upgraded from D200 and fell in love with its smaller, lighter size and ability to increase iso without noticeable noise which my old D200 struggles to do.
Great camera at all levels. It has taken a beatin' and keeps on ticking. I've taken thousands of pics over 2 years and have been very happy with the results. Much better camera than my old D90. Post processing in LR4 and have been happy with output other than noise above ISO 800. I have recently purchased the D7100 with the improvements that will make it the new DX top dog. Nikon fixed one of my issues with the D7000: the mode dial on the top left would get accidentally moved too frequently and I'd starting shooting not realizing that the mode was switched. The D7100 now stops those slips. Still going to keep my D7000 because everything including the battery are interchangeable between D7000 and D7100 and it has proven itself over and over again as being fairly rugged and reliable. Even managed to come off a horse with me with no ill affects.
I absolutely love my Nikon D7000 DSLR camera, i feel proud to have this camera. The battery life awesome, i will recommend this camera over canon
I'm a casual, wannabe pro shooter who's as much in love with gear as making beautiful photographs. Main shooting interests these days is mostly (but not limited to) railfanning and car shows. This D7000 does everything I wish my trusty D40 could do (bracketing, AI lens capability, 1080 video, etc.) and the price was perfect! Purchased from Adorama's used stock there's no way to go wrong! They have an extremely fair return policy and warranty (never had to use either, this is my 3rd "used/refurb" purchase from them). Helpful, friendly phone staff, super-fast order fulfillment and standard shipping. Nothing but high praise for Adorama, and the Nikon name speaks for itself!