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Nikon D7000 DSLR Camera

Nikon D7000 DSLR Camera - Nikon D7000 offers exceptional image quality, reliability and performance packed into a durable and portable body.

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Category : Digital SLRs
Product : Nikon D7000
Price : £545
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Nikon D7000

Press Release:

Nikon launches the D7000, a D-SLR that offers exceptional image quality, reliability and performance packed into a durable and portable body.

Jordi Brinkman, Product Manager for Nikon Europe, says: “The exciting new D7000 is the ideal next camera for D-SLR owners who want to further indulge their passion for photography with a camera that boasts more advanced features providing creative power. It has a new image sensor, EXPEED 2, AF system and metering sensor to ensure great performance in a highly durable body. In fact, it has everything you need in your next SLR but in a size you wouldn’t expect.”

Exceptional image quality
The D7000 includes a range of new features to ensure superior image quality including 16.2 effective megapixels with the newly developed Nikon DX format CMOS image sensor. The camera boasts a new image-processing engine, EXPEED 2, which delivers higher image quality, higher speed processing and multiple functions with more power. And the D7000’s increased ISO sensitivity (100-6400, extendable up to 25600) ensures exceptional detail with minimal noise when capturing fast moving subjects or in poor light situations, even without the flash.

Outstanding reliability
The D7000’s bright Glass Pentaprism Viewfinder with approximate 100% frame coverage and 0.94x magnification gives you the most precise view and focus of any scene, and it is always ready when you are with a shutter speed of 1/8000s, tested to 150,000 cycles. What is more, the camera is protected by magnesium alloy top and rear covers and has durable sealing against dust and moisture so it is prepared for even the most testing of situations.

When it comes to storage, the D7000 again provides you with maximum reliability. The twin SD memory card slots allow for added storage capacity and give you the freedom to manage your images and video in the way you want to either by saving more of them, keeping different formats separate or always having backup space when you need it.

Enhanced performance
The D7000’s newly developed AF system featuring 39 focus points, including 9 cross-type sensors in the centre, gives you the sharpest focus, no matter where your subject is in the frame. And with Nikon’s new 2,016 pixel RGB metering sensor to enhance the effectiveness of the Scene Recognition System, plus High Speed Continuous shooting capability at 6FPS, you can be sure to capture incredibly accurate, high-quality images every time.

Full-HD D-Movie with AF-F mode
The D7000 has direct access to a movie record button so you can capture footage in full HD (1080p) with greater ease. The AF-F gives continuous focus during movie recording, which is captured using MPEG4 AVC/H.264 compression, and has a stereo microphone jack for quality sound recording. This means superior image quality and operability when using the D-Movie function.

The D7000s built-in movie editing functions also give you the freedom to chose the start and end points of your footage and switch to selected frames for capturing still images without relying on a computer – letting you edit and share your films quickly and easily.

Optional accessories
Nikon is also launching the new Speedlight SB-700, a feature-packed yet easy-to-use flash unit. The SB-700 offers lighting benefits that greatly surpass the camera’s onboard flash, allowing total control over scene or subject lighting to create beautiful, professional looking results.

To guarantee great performance for longer, the D7000 also has a dedicated Multi-Power Battery Pack MB-D11 (optional) that enables seamless switching of power supply with the in-camera battery, vertical shooting and further stabilizes the body when using a long telephoto lens.

The D7000 is compatible with the GP-1 GPS (Global Positioning System) unit which records location information in the image file and of course, the camera supports a wide variety of NIKKOR lenses.

Key features:
  • Nikon DX-format, newly developed 16.2MP CMOS sensor: with expanded sensitivity range, this high-pixel sensor offers outstanding colour and detail for both pictures and movie
  • New EXPEED 2 image processing: achieves higher image quality, higher speed processing and multiple functions, with lower energy consumption
  • High ISO (100-6400, extendable up to 25600) sensitivity: offers low noise whilst still providing extremely sharp detail
  • New 2,016-pixel RGB metering sensor: the high-pixel RGB sensor will enhance the effectiveness of the Scene Recognition System for high-quality images every time
  • Newly developed AF system featuring 39 focus points including 9 cross-type sensors in the center: delivers superior subject acquisition and tracking performance, so you can achieve the right focus no matter where your subject is on the screen
  • Glass Pentaprism Viewfinder with approx 100% frame coverage and 0.94x magnification: for the most precise view and focus of any scene
  • High durability with magnesium alloy top and rear, sealing against dust and moisture: allowing you to shoot with confidence even in the toughest conditions
  • Full HD D-Movie with AF-F modes and in-camera editing functions to choose the start and end points of your movies and save individual frames as still images. It also supports an external microphone input for quality stereo sound recording
  • HDMI connectivity: so you can view your images or watch your HDTV movies on a full HD television
  • Easy access Live View with new Contrast-detect AF modes: face detection with contrast AF is faster and more powerful than ever. Up to 35 people can be detected within approx. 0.08 seconds, even if subjects are not directly looking at the camera. Subject Tracking keeps moving subjects in focus. Normal area AF is recommended for pinpoint focus and wide-area AF for handheld shooting
  • Durable shutter unit with shutter speed up to 1/8,000: proved by 150,000 cycles of shutter-release testing
  • Twin SD memory card slots: offer more capacity for saving images, more options for organising your images and videos or extra backup so you can manage your images exactly as you want them.
  • High Speed Continuous shooting at 6FPS: With approx. 0.05-second release time lag and 6 frames-per-second shooting, you won’t miss a moment
  • Extensive playback functions: including 72-thumbnail display, calendar display and image sorting by date
  • In-camera retouch functions (retouch menu) including movie editing function and new color sketch
  • Tone and colour control: Picture Controls lets you set the look and mood of your pictures and movies before you shoot
  • ViewNX 2 free bundled software, will be bundled with the D7000: It inherits the basic operations of ViewNX whilst providing much enhanced operability, including a refined GUI, and a range of easy-to-use features allowing you to edit photos as well as movies
  • 7.5 cm (3-in.) LCD Monitor:, the approximately 920k-dot TFT LCD monitor has a VGA wide-viewing angle (170°) with reinforced glass so you can immediately see your work in detail
  • Supports a wide variety of NIKKOR lenses
  • Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL15 : intelligent power management to give maximum performance with minimized power usage
The Nikon D7000 will be available from 29th October 2010 with an RRP of £1099.99 for the body only and an RRP of £1299.99 with the Nikkor 18-105mm VR lens. For more information please visit the Nikon website.
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Comments


thewaiter 12 1.2k 9 England
15 Sep 2010 7:48AM
Is this a D90 replacement or d300s replacement?.....

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User_Removed 10 17.9k 8 Norway
15 Sep 2010 8:25AM
D90 I would suggest...

The 16.2 Mpix sensor I find interesting. Can we expect a D4 announcement soon Mr Nikon..?? Wink
breadicus 4 4 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2010 9:05AM
Oh this looks nice. Like the 16.2 Mpix sensor. My next camera in a couple of years.
Chaitanya 4 14 1 India
15 Sep 2010 9:07AM
Canon EOS 60D is going to fail badly, wont be surprised if Canon announces EOS 70D within 6 months to replace 60D. Nikon D7000 has way better features than Canon EOS 60D.
FrankRobinson 4 84 2 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2010 10:10AM
This looks more like it is aimed at the 7D than the 60D. Although I agree that the 60D is not really setting me on fire - I certainly wouldn't trade in my 50D for it.

I like the profusion of focus points on the D7000 - that is something that Canon could work on!
thewaiter 12 1.2k 9 England
15 Sep 2010 10:52AM

Quote: D90 I would suggest...

The 16.2 Mpix sensor I find interesting. Can we expect a D4 announcement soon Mr Nikon..??

I would like a D700 replacement.... i'm a little bored with the D200..... :-(
Consulo 10 763 10 Scotland
15 Sep 2010 11:20AM
I'll have to read the tech-specs in more detail, but it looks like I've finally found the camera to replace my D70.
StuartAt e2
9 1.0k 6 England
15 Sep 2010 11:26AM
Pricing could be an issue if this is a D90 replacement - it is virtually the same price as the D300s.
Consulo 10 763 10 Scotland
15 Sep 2010 12:18PM

Quote: Pricing could be an issue if this is a D90 replacement - it is virtually the same price as the D300s.

That I do have to agree with. I'm slightly disappointed that this is brushing over the 1000 mark.
strawman 10 22.0k 16 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2010 12:33PM
Yes its interesting, by design I would say canon are driving down in price while Nikon are angling up in price. It will be interesting to see where it ends.
mattw 10 5.2k 10 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2010 1:15PM
The spec of this camera is higher than the D300, so I think this is replacing the D300 rather than the D90.
User_Removed 10 17.9k 8 Norway
15 Sep 2010 2:56PM

Quote: The spec of this camera is higher than the D300

... but not in build terms Matt. The build is no Pro-level like the D300(s)
User_Removed 10 17.9k 8 Norway
15 Sep 2010 2:59PM

Quote: The spec of this camera is higher than the D300

I'll wait for the DPReview 'side-by-side' comparison Matt... Wink
ChrisV 7 763 26 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2010 4:08PM

Quote: The spec of this camera is higher than the D300, so I think this is replacing the D300 rather than the D90.

Only in some particulars - overall the D300s sits higher [although the pixel count and sensitivity are trumped]. It's really a bit like the 550D having higher specs than the 50D in that regard - it's generational rather than anything else.

The camera mfrs don't half confuse things when they upgrade the lower-end mass-market models before those higher in the range. In some respects the 7D is superior to the 5DII for example - but it's clearly no replacement for it.

I agree with the comments on the 60D - I wonder just who it's aimed at - there doesn't seem to be a substantial logical niche between the 550D and the 7D, especially at the price it's pitched at.
su671 4 32 United Kingdom
26 May 2011 8:06PM
i have just bought the D7000 to replace my D80, bought it from CameraBox for 869 with 5 year Garentee,, will add a few photos when it arrives and come back here and give an honest opiniun on it Wink
NickyB 7 1 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2011 12:24PM
I'm interested in upgrading my D90 to the D7000 simply because as well as photos I need to shoot video as well and the D7000 can do 20 minutes at a decent resolution. Has anyone been out there with the video? ( a dirty word I know amongst the photoratti)Smile

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