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Nikon D7000 review

Is this Nikon D90 replacement camera worthy of the crown?

Our tests reveal that the Nikon D7000 is an excellent camera that is 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.

While this lens offers a versatile effective focal length range of 27-157.5mm it hampers the camera's AF system in less than ideal lighting conditions. With a professional-level lens mounted the D7000 proves itself to have an excellent AF system capable of accurate results in very difficult situations.

An ever expanding feature set makes greater demands on a cameras menu and control systems. Nikon has obviously spent some time thinking about this and the D7000 is easy to use.

With the right lens the revised AF system is superb, and the way its more advanced features have been integrated into it mean they are far more likely to be used by the photographer. It's a shame the LCD screen isn't articulated though.

While View NX2 is an improvement on Nikon's earlier software options it doesn't really offer the enthusiast enough control and many will be eagerly awaiting Adobe's Camera Raw update to allow greater control over noise reduction, especially at the lower sensitivity settings.

Tech Specs

Product TypeDigital SLR Camera with Lens
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
Effective Camera Resolution16.2 Megapixel
USBYes
HDMIYes
Wide AngleNo
PictBridgeYes
Product FamilyD
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC)
Image StabilizationOptical
Optical Zoom5.8x
Digital ZoomNo
Brand NameNikon
FeaturesFace Detection, Manual White Balance, Aperture Priority, Continuous Shooting Mode, Live View
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsQuickTime MOV
Viewfinder TypeSLR
Weight (Approximate)690 g
Image Sensor Size23.60 mm x 15.60 mm
Maximum Image Resolution4928 x 3264
Display Screen TypeLCD
Height105 mm
Width132 mm
Depth77 mm
Product SeriesD
Focal Length18 mm to 105 mm (Lens 1)
Image FormatsRAW, JPEG
Focus ModesAuto, Manual
ManufacturerNikon Corporation
Product ModelD7000
Product NameD7000 Digital SLR Camera
Exposure Control
  • Programmed Auto
  • Shutter-Priority Auto (S)
  • Aperture-Priority Auto (A)
  • Manual (M)
Manufacturer Part NumberVBA290KU01
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.nikon.co.uk
Marketing Information

Packing high-end image technologies into a surprisingly portable body, the D7000 marks a new era in creative flexibility. Sturdy enough to travel anywhere and powerful enough to handle any situation, its range of advanced features will satisfy any photographer ready to further their skills. If photography is your passion, this is the D-SLR you need.

Package Contents
  • D7000 Digital SLR Camera
  • AF-S DX Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Lens
  • Strap AN-DC3
  • Body Cap BF-1B
  • LCD Monitor Cover BM-11
  • Hot Shoe Cover BS-1
  • Eyepiece Cup DK-21
  • Eyepiece Cap DK-5
  • AV Cable EG-D2
  • Battery EN-EL15
  • Battery Charger MH-25
  • USB Cable UC-E4
  • CD-ROM
Limited Warranty1 Year