Nikon D7000 Review

4.5
November 15, 2010 | Mark Goldstein |

Specifications

  • Lens Mount
    Nikon F bayonet mount
     
  • Picture Angle
    Effective picture angle 1.5x (Approx.) conversion factor (Nikon DX format)
     
  • Effective Pixels
    16.2 million
     
  • Sensor Size
    23.6 x 15.6mm
     
  • Image Sensor Format
    DX
     
  • Image Sensor Type
    CMOS
     
  • Total Pixels
    16.9 million
     
  • Dust-Off Reference Photo
    Yes
     
  • Image Area (pixels)
    DX-format
    (L) 4928 x 3264
    (M) 3696 x 2448
    (S) 2464 x 1632
     
  • File Format
    NEF (RAW): lossless compressed or compressed 12 or 14 bit
    JPEG: JPEG-baseline-compliant; can be selected from Size Priority and Optimal Quality
    MOV
     
  • Picture Control
    Landscape
    Monochrome
    Neutral
    Nine User-customizable Settings
    Portrait
    Standard
    Vivid
     
  • Storage Media
    SD
    SDHC
    SDXC
     
  • Card Slot
    2 Secure Digital (SD)
     
  • File System
    Compliant with DCF (Design Rule for Camera File System) 2.0
    DPOF (Digital Print Order Format)
    EXIF 2.3 (Exchangeable Image File Format for Digital Still Cameras
     
  • Viewfinder
    Eye-level pentaprism single-lens reflex viewfinder
     
  • Viewfinder Frame Coverage
    100%Approx.
     
  • Viewfinder Magnification
    0.95x Approx.
     
  • Viewfinder Eyepoint
    19.5mm
     
  • Viewfinder Diopter Adjustment
    -3 to +1m?¹
     
  • Focusing Screen
    Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark II with AF area brackets (grid lines can be displayed)
     
  • Reflex Mirror
    Quick-return type
     
  • Depth-of-field Control
    Yes
     
  • Lens Compatibility at a Glance***
    AF-S or AF lenses fully compatible
    Metering with AI lenses
     
  • Compatible Lenses
    Type G or D AF NIKKOR: All functions supported
    IX Nikkor lenses cannot be used
    DX AF NIKKOR: All functions possible
    AF-NIKKOR for F3AF not supported
    AI-P NIKKOR: All functions supported except 3D color matrix metering II
    PC Micro-NIKKOR does not support some functions
    Non-CPU: Can be used in modes A and M; color matrix metering and aperture value display supported if user provides lens data (AI lenses only)
    Electronic rangefinder can be used if maximum aperture is f/5.6 or faster
    Other AF NIKKOR: All functions supported except 3D color matrix metering II
     
  • Shutter type
    Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane
     
  • Fastest Shutter Speed
    1/8000 sec. in steps of 1/3
    1/2
    1 EV
     
  • Slowest Shutter Speed
    30 sec. in steps of 1/3
    1/2
    1 EV
     
  • Flash Sync Speed
    Up to 1/250 sec.
    Synchronizes with shutter at 1/320s or slower (flash range drops at speeds between 1/250 and 1/320s)
     
  • Bulb Shutter Setting
    Yes
     
  • Shutter Release Modes
    Single-frame [S] mode
    Continuous low-speed [CL] mode; 1-5 frames per second
    Continuous high-speed [CH] mode; 6 frames per second
    Live View [LV] mode
    Self-timer mode
     
  • Continuous Shooting Options
    DX-format
    CH: Up to 6 frames per second
    CL: Up to 5 frames per second
     
  • Top Continuous Shooting Speed at full resolution
    6 frames per second
    (CIPA guidelines)
     
  • Self-timer
    2, 5, 10, 20 sec. Timer duration electronically controlled
     
  • Exposure Metering System
    TTL exposure metering using 2,016-pixel RGB sensor
     
  • Metering Range
    0 to 20 EV (Matrix or center-weighted metering at ISO 100 equivalent, f/1.4 lens, at 20°C/68°F)
    2 to 20 EV (Spot metering at ISO 100 equivalent, f/1.4 lens at 20°C/68°F)
     
  • Exposure Meter Coupling
    CPU
    AI
     
  • Exposure Modes
    Programmed Auto with flexible Program (P)
    Shutter-Priority Auto (S)
    Aperture-Priority Auto (A)
    Manual (M)
    Auto
    Auto (flash off)
    Advanced Scene Modes
    U1 (user setting 1)
    U2 (user setting 2)
     
  • Advanced Scene Modes
    Portrait
    Landscape
    Close-up
    Sports
    Night Portrait
    Night Landscape
    Party / Indoor
    Beach / Snow
    Child
    Sunset
    Dusk / Dawn
    Pet Portrait
    Candlelight
    Blossom
    Autumn Colors
    Food
    Silhouette
    High Key
    Low Key
     
  • Exposure Compensation
    ±5 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV
     
  • Exposure Bracketing
    2 to 3 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1 or 2 EV
     
  • Exposure Lock
    Yes
     
  • Mirror Lock Up
    Yes
     
  • ISO Sensitivity
    ISO 100 - 6400
    Hi-1 (ISO 12,800)
    Hi-2 (ISO 25,600)
     
  • Lowest Standard ISO Sensitivity
    100 in steps of 1/3
    1/2
    1 EV
     
  • Highest Standard ISO Sensitivity
    6400 in steps of 1/3
    1/2
    1 EV
     
  • Highest Expanded ISO Sensitivity
    HI-2 (ISO 25,600 equivalent)
     
  • Expanded ISO Sensitivity Options
    Hi-1 (ISO-12,800 equivalent) in 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV
    Hi-2 (ISO 25600 equivalent)
     
  • Long Exposure Noise Reduction
    Yes
     
  • High ISO Noise Reduction
    Low
    Normal
    High
    Off
     
  • D-Lighting Bracketing
    2 or 3 exposures
     
  • Single-point AF Mode
    Yes
     
  • Dynamic AF Mode
    Number of AF points: 9, 21, 39 and 39 (3D-tracking)
     
  • Auto-area AF Mode
    Yes
     
  • Autofocus System
    Nikon Multi-CAM 4800DX autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection
    Finetuning
    39 focus points (including 9 cross-type sensors)
    AF-assist illuminator (range approx. 1 ft. 8in.-9 ft. 10 in.)
     
  • Focus Lock
    AE-L/AF-L button
    Half press of shutter-release button (single-point AF in AF-S)
     
  • Focus Modes
    Single-servo AF (AF-S)
    Continuous-servo (AF-C)
    Auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A)
    Full-time Servo (AF-A) available in Live View only
    Face-Priority AF
    Wide area
    Normal area
     
  • Maximum Autofocus Areas/Points
    39
     
  • Autofocus Sensitivity
    -1 to +19 EV (ISO 100, 20°C/68°F)
     
  • Built-in Flash
    Yes
     
  • Flash Bracketing
    2 to 3 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1 or 2 EV
     
  • Built-in Flash Distance
    39 (ISO 100) ft.
     
  • Top FP High Speed Sync
    Up to 1/8000
     
  • Flash Control
    i-TTL Balanced fill-flash, standard i-TTL flash for digital SLR
     
  • Flash Sync Modes
    Front-curtain sync (normal)
    Slow sync
    Rear-curtain sync
    Red-eye reduction
    Red-eye reduction with slow sync
     
  • Flash Compensation
    -3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV
     
  • Accessory Shoe
    Yes
     
  • Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS)
    CLS Supported
    Built-in flash Commander Mode
     
  • White Balance
    Auto (2 types)
    Incandescent
    Fluorescent (7 types)
    Direct Sunlight
    Flash
    Cloudy
    Shade
    Preset manual (up to 5 values can be stored)
    Auto (TTL white balance with 2,016-pixel RGB sensor)
    Fine Tune by Kelvin color temperature setting (2,500 K to 10,000K)
    Seven manual modes with fine-tuning
     
  • White Balance Bracketing
    2 or 3 exposures
     
  • Live View Shooting
    Yes
     
  • Movie
    Movie with sound
    HD 1,920×1,080 / 24 fps
    HD 1,280×720 / 24 fps
    HD 1,280×720 / 30 fps
    VGA 640×424 / 30 fps
     
  • Movie Audio
    Built-in microphone, monaural
    Optional external stereo mini-pin jack (3.5mm diameter)
    Microphone sensitivity can be adjusted
     
  • Monitor Size
    3.0 in. diagonal
     
  • Monitor Resolution
    921,000 Dots
     
  • Monitor Type
    Super Density
    Wide Viewing Angle TFT-LCD
     
  • Monitor Angle of View
    170-degree wide-viewing angle
     
  • Monitor Adjustments
    Brightness, 7 levels
     
  • Virtual Horizon Camera Indicator
    Yes
     
  • Playback Functions
    Full frame
    Calendar
    Thumbnail (4, 9 or 72 segments)
    Zoom
    Movie Playback
    Slideshow
    Histogram display
    Auto image rotation
    Shooting data
    Highlight point display
    Sound playback
     
  • In-Camera Image Editing
    Trim
    D-Lighting
    Color Balance
    Image Overlay
    Side-by-Side Comparison
    Filter Effects
    Distortion Control
    Monochrome
    NEF (RAW) Processing
    Quick retouch
    Straighten
    Fisheye
    Red-eye Correction
    Perspective Control
    Color Outline
    Resize
    Edit Movie
    Miniature Effect
     
  • Image Comment
    Yes
     
  • Interface
    Hi-speed USB
    NTSC
    PAL
    HDMI
    Stereo Microphone Input
    Audio/Video out
     
  • WiFi Functionality
    Eye-Fi Compatible
    FTP file transfer available and PTP/IP with optional WT-4A (IEEE 802.11 a/b/g)
     
  • GPS
    GP-1 GPS unit
     
  • Save/Load Camera settings
    Yes
     
  • My Menu
    Yes with customization
     
  • Recent Settings
    Yes
     
  • Supported Languages
    Arabic
    Chinese (Simplified and Traditional)
    Danish
    Dutch
    English
    Spanish
    Finnish
    French
    Italian
    German
    Indonesian
    Japanese
    Korean
    Polish
    Portuguese
    Russian
    Swedish
    Czech
    Norweigan
    Thai
    Turkish
     
  • Date, Time and Daylight Savings Time Settings
    Yes
     
  • World Time Setting
    Yes
     
  • Battery
    Rechargeable
     
  • Battery / Batteries
    EN-EL15 Lithium-ion Battery
     
  • Battery Life (shots per charge)
    1,050 shots (CIPA)
     
  • AC Adapter
    EH-5a AC Adapter
     
  • Battery Charger
    MH-25 Quick Charger
     
  • Tripod Socket
    1/4 inch 20
     
  • Approx. Dimensions
    Width 5.2 in. (132mm)
    Height 4.1 in. (103mm)
    Depth 3.0 in. (77mm)
     
  • Approx. Weight
    24.3 oz. (690g)
    camera body only
     
  • Supplied Software
    ViewNX 2 CD-ROM
     
  • Optional Accessories
    MB-D11Multi-Power Battery Pack
    EH-5A AC Adapter (requires EP-5B Power Supply Connector)
    CF-DC-3 Semi-soft Case
    MC-DC2 Wired Remote Release
    GP-1 GPS Adapter
    ML-L3 Remote Controller
    DK-21M Magnifying Eyepiece
    DK-21C Correction Eyepieces
    Camera Control Pro 2
    Capture NX 2 Software
     
  • Supplied Accessories
    • EN-EL15 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
    • MH-25 QuickCharger
    • DK-5 Eyepiece Cap
    • DK-21 Rubber Eyecup
    • UC-E4 USB Cable
    • EG-D2 Audio Video Cable
    • AN-DC1 Camera Strap
    • BM-11 LCD Monitor Cover
    • BF-1B Body Cap
    • BS-1 Accessory Shoe Cover
    • ViewNX 2 CD-ROM
     

Entry Tags

hd video, hd, 3 inch LCD, 1080p, 16 megapixel, nikon, video, dslr, prosumer, movies, digital slr, 6fps, mid-range, Nikon, d7000, d-7000

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