Nikon D7000 review

Is this Nikon D90 replacement camera worthy of the crown?

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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.

Ardent 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 color 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 forebearer on both counts.

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