Larger images, better auto focusing, improved video technology with full-time AF, an electronic level, a viewfinder that provides a 100% field of view and revised handling makes the Nikon D7000 a compelling proposition for the D90 user, especially those who want to shoot more movies.

Keen sports photographers will also appreciate the jump to 6fps maximum continuous shooting rate. So how does the Nikon D7000 measure up against the Nikon D90? 

Exposure Error

Nikon D7000 = 0.12EV
Nikon D90 = 0.27EV
Canon EOS 60D = 0.18EV

In this lab test the D7000 delivered the most accurate results.

Colour Accuracy

Nikon D7000= 111%
Nikon D90 = 112.2%
Canon EOS 60D = 110.8%

Closest to 100% is best, so the D7000 beats the D90 for colour accuracy, but is itself beaten by the Canon EOS 60D.

The figures here reveal the impact of the developments that took place during the two years between the Nikon D90 and D7000 coming to market. The newer camera beats its forebear on both counts.


Head of Testing, Cameras

Angela (Twitter, Google+, website) is head of testing for Future's photography portfolio, writing and overseeing reviews of photographic equipment for Digital Camera, Photography Week, PhotoPlus, NPhoto and Practical Photoshop as well as TechRadar's cameras channel. Angela has a degree in photography and multimedia and prior to joining Future in October 2010 was Amateur Photographer magazine's technical editor.