Nikon D7000 reviews round-up

December 14 , 2010 by: Daniela Bowker Reviews, Reviews round-ups

Nikon's D7000

Nikon announced the latest addition to its almost-but-not-quite-pro camera range, the D7000, in the autumn, just before Photokina. With a new autofocusing system and Expeed 2 processor, together with a 16mp sensor, a lot of people have been eager to know just how yummy it was going to be. The reviews suggest that people aren’t going to be disappointed with its image quality, its low-light sensitivity, its two auto white balance settings, or its HD movie functionality.

The gripes seem to focus on the lack of an articulated screen, that the kit lens doesn’t do the camera justice (is that such a problem for this spec camera, though? Surely its users will have a pretty decent glass collection?), and that maybe its a touch over-priced, especially against the Canon 60D. Overall, though, Nikon seems to have itself a solid performer.

Amateur Photographer says ‘Nikon DSLR users have been waiting a long time for the D7000, not so much as an upgrade for the D90 but as a hint at exactly what Nikon is planning to do with its higher end DSLRs. From what I have seen in the D7000, they shouldn’t be disappointed. The improved build and handling make the D7000 feel solid, in much the same way as the D300S…’ – Read the full review on Amateur Photographer.

CNET UK says ‘Anyone trading up from a compact camera for the first time will find Nikon’s D3100 offers better value. But, for those who value rugged build quality, the D7000 will be well worth considering, despite its fairly hefty price tag.’ – Read the full review on CNET UK.

ePHOTOzine says ‘It is aimed squarely at those who may look towards the company’s professional offerings, and maybe don’t need the extra ruggedness, but do require a camera they can grow with whatever their level of photography.’ – Read the full review on ePHOTOzine.

LetsGoDigital says ‘It is a camera that you would want to upgrade to if you own a beginner-level DSLR camera or even if you are an enthusiastic compact camera photographer and want to follow your photographic ambition.’ – Read the full review on LetsGoDigital.

PhotographyBLOG says ‘The Nikon D7000 is a successful crossbreed of the cheaper D90 and the more expensive D300s, borrowing features from each model and adding enough new highlights to surpass them both in many ways.’ – Read the full review on PhotographyBLOG.

PhotoRadar says ‘Our tests reveal that the Nikon D7000 is an excellent camera capable of capturing a high level of detail across the full sensitivity range. However, getting the best from it requires a little bit more than is provided in the AF-S DX Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR kit box.’ – Read the full review on PhotoRadar.

Pocket-lint says ‘But all things considered, this new release essentially offers a pro specification for a slight cut of the price and the addition of decent 1080p movie is equally impressive too. Pure class.’ – Read the full review on Pocket-lint.

About Daniela

This post was written by Daniela Bowker, who has written 1399 articles for Photocritic

Daniela has written three books on photography, contributed to several others, and acted as the editorial consultant on many more.

Her newest book, Social Photography, is currently available as a digital download as well as in bookshops in the UK and US.

You might also want to check out her exploration of other-worldly photographic creations, Surreal Photography: Creating the Impossible, and Photo School Fundamentals, for which she contributed the section on composition.


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