Nikon D7000

September 15 , 2010 by: Daniela Bowker Uncategorized

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As if one new dSLR weren’t enough for Nikon this month, they’ve just announced the rather tasty looking D7000. It’s at the top end of the non-professional dSLR range, and it is a nifty offering for people who know what they’re doing with a camera.

Nikon has introduced a new image processing system, EXPEED 2 to support the 16.2 megapixel CMOS sensor. Yes, you did read that correctly, 16.2 megapixels. Uh-hmm, that many. And let’s not forget that it has an ISO range of 100-6,400, but that can be increased to 25,600.

Nikon’s D7000: the top end of the non-pro camera range

The autofocus system uses 39 points, so hopefully even if your point of focus is in the upper left corner, it’ll still look sharp. Top shutter speed is 1/8,000th of a second and continuous shooting is up to 6 frames per second. Not bad?

As with any camera worth its, ehm, sensor, these days, you can use it to make HD movies. But Nikon is providing in-camera editing functionality to make it that bit more appealing, and the sound quality might not resemble sitting at the bottom of a well, either, because there’s an external microphone input.

It has twin SD memory card slots, and the HDMI port means that you can admire your pictures and films in their HD glory on your HDTV. (Not much use for me: I don’t own a TV, let alone an HD one.)

Want? You can have it from 29 October here in the UK, in exchange for about £1,099.99, body-only. With the Nikkor 18-105mm VR lens you’re looking at £1,299.99. Nikon has yet more details.

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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