The Nikon D7000 DSLR Camera Kit with 18-200 mm DX VR Lens sets you up from the get-go with Nikon's NIKKOR AF-S DX 18-200 mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II lens, as well as over a dozen great accessories. An AC adapter, quick charger and rechargeable lithium-ion battery are included to get you powered up and ready to shoot all day. Convenient amenities like an eyepiece cap, hotshoe cover, rubber eyecup and a few others allow you to customize the eyepiece and protect the various parts of the body from scratches or damage. A fine leather bag to keep your gear protected is also included. Once you have all of your photos the USB, audio and video cables included will let you easily transfer, backup and share your photos immediately. For those looking to learn as much as possible before going out a Nikon School DVD and Guide to SLR Photography are included, along with View NX2 software on a CD-ROM.
With a zoom range of 18-200 mm you'll be prepared for most shooting situations. Whether it's a tight space you find yourself in or there's a somewhat distant subject that you want to capture, the 18-200 mm lens provides you with the flexibility to do so. Other highlights of this 18-200 mm lens include the AF-S Silent Wave Motor for fast, quiet, autofocus performance and the VR II Image Stabilizer for handheld shots at speeds up to three stops slower than would normally be possible.
The 16.2 MP DX-Format CMOS sensor that works together with Nikon's EXPEED 2 image processor, 1080p HD video with full time autofocus, 6 fps burst shooting, a 39-Point AF System, autofocus fine tuning, a 3" LCD display and pentaprism optical view finder and dual SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card slots.
The Nikon assures that the D7000, "concentrates primarily on image quality above all else", giving the DSLR photographer and filmmaker what the company calls "a new class of Nikon camera". So, when it came to video recording, Nikon didn't skimp out on capabilities. The D7000 boasts 1080p HD video capture, while providing a number of other recording options including manual exposure control. Capture video with the cinema quality 24 fps or record Internet-friendly video at 720p in 24 or 30 fps - up to 20 minutes per clip. To enhance your video utilize an optional wireless or hot shoe mounted microphone using the stereo mic input. The camera also features, full time autofocus and Live View for video capture. When you're all done shooting and ready to share on the big screen, there's an HDMI output for one-cable connection to your HDTV.
The 16.2 MP DX-format CMOS sensor and Nikon's proprietary EXPEED 2 image processing engine help you to make beautiful, engaging, gorgeous and bewitching RAW, JPEG and RAW+JPEG images. It's true! You'll have enough pixel-power to make wall-sized murals of - well, anything really - if that's your sort of thing. But even if it's not on your agenda to make photo wallpaper, the D7000's imaging capabilities give you the tools you need to create detailed, bright and pro-quality images.
Helping the sensor and processor take those stunning photos are functions like Nikon's RGB 3D Matrix Metering System, the built-in i-TTL flash with Speedlight compatibility and a 39 point AF system. The latter just so happens to make the D7000 compatible with over 60 NIKKOR lenses. Other helpful functions include: 14-bit analog/digital conversion, a 100-6400 ISO setting, 6 frame-per-second burst speed for up to 100 images and numerous other features.
No matter - video or still - as mentioned above, the D7000 records to durable and easy-to-use SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards. The camera has twin memory card slots - meaning there's no need to change media mid-shoot. Just move onto the second card without interruption. For those who choose to purchase this particular camera bundle you'll even get a 16 GB SD card right out of the box, so you're ready to begin shooting immediately.
The camera also gives you its Picture Control system. Choose from scene settings like vivid, monochrome and landscape. You can also utilize scene modes with names like child, close-up and night portrait. Other creative controls include in-camera RAW image processing and the ability to add in special effects like fisheye and a miniature effect.