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.