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The official announcements

This post will be updated multiple times in the next few hours. Pre-order options available here.

What we did not know: D7000 has AF fine tune, meters with AI lenses, 1/8000 speed, manual video control (Chase Jarvis confirmed this on twitter).

Official Nikon links:

Coverage from around the web:

  • Crunchgear has a quick comparison between Nikon D7000 and Canon 60D:

Full press releases after the break:

The D7000 Offers Creative Freedom with Advanced Features Such as a New 16.2-Megapixel DX-Format CMOS Sensor, Six FPS Shooting, 39-Point AF System and 1080p HD Movie with Full Time Autofocus

MELVILLE, NY (September 15, 2010) – Nikon Inc. today introduced the new D7000 digital SLR camera designed to fulfill the needs of passionate photographers who demand exceptional performance, reliability, and unprecedented levels of control and versatility in a compact form factor. Engineered as an ideal balance of durability and functionality, the D7000 D-SLR features a multitude of new enhancements and updated Nikon technologies, which results in stunning photos and amazing full HD (High Definition) movies.

Continuing the tradition of innovative technology that began with the revolutionary D90, the first D-SLR to capture HD movie, the D7000 features a new 16.2-megapixel CMOS sensor with low-light ability never before seen in a DX-format (APS-C) camera. The new EXPEED 2 TM image-processing engine fuels the enhanced performance of the D7000 along with a new 39-point AF system and groundbreaking new 2,016 pixel RGB 3D Matrix Metering System to deliver amazing image quality in a variety of shooting conditions. Additionally, the D7000 D-SLR provides full 1080p HD movie capability with full-time auto focus (AF), enabling users to capture their world with both striking still and moving images.

“The D7000 D-SLR creates a new class of Nikon camera by delivering exceptional quality, control and an innovative feature set; this is a camera that enables D-SLR users to achieve a true expression of their creative vision, while concentrating primarily on image quality above all else,” said Lisa Osorio, general manager of marketing at Nikon Inc. “When you combine the innovation of the agile D7000 with the exceptional and robust line of NIKKOR lenses and accessories, the potential for D-SLR photographers and filmmakers is limitless.”

Unparalleled Performance From Unrivaled Technologies
With its new 16.2-megapixel CMOS image sensor and Nikon’s new EXPEED 2 image processing system, the D7000 D-SLR delivers superior image quality with low noise. The EXPEED 2 image-processing engine combined with a 14-bit Analog / Digital conversion brings a new level of even tonal gradations while managing color, contrast, exposure, and noise resulting in brilliant image quality. EXPEED 2 also manages the D7000’s speedy 50-millisecond shutter response, blazing AF speed and rapid six frame-per-second (fps) burst speed for up to 100 images.

The D7000 D-SLR features an all-new 39-point AF System, which includes nine center cross-type sensors that operate with more than 60 NIKKOR lenses. The 39 points in the new Multi-CAM 4800DX AF module work together to provide superior subject acquisition and fast tracking capabilities, allowing photographers to confidently capture a player stealing third from the sideline to fast-moving wildlife. Additionally, photographers can activate dynamic or single point AF, configurable in combinations of 9, 21 or 39 or a 21-point ring to match a variety of shooting styles and situations. Photographers can activate 3D tracking, which continuously follows moving subjects within the 39 AF points, highlighting the activated AF point in the viewfinder.

Utilizing Nikon’s exclusive Scene Recognition System, the camera analyzes subject information from a database containing more than 30,000 images to optimize focus, exposure and white balance. To assist in creating amazing imagery, the Scene Recognition System reads data from a groundbreaking 2,016-pixel 3D Color Matrix Meter RGB sensor that examines the scene’s brightness and color data then optimizes the camera’s performance prior to the actual exposure. Another revolutionary Nikon first, this system interprets scene data for improved control of light metering and i-TTL flash output. Additionally this new sensor allows for a new “Ambient” white balance setting which can be activated to allow warm rendering in Automatic White Balance.

Nikon Continues the Low-Light Fight
The D7000 D-SLR continues Nikon’s tradition of providing photographers the confidence to shoot in low-light, knowing they will capture high quality low-noise images. The camera’s native ISO range of 100-6400 affords the versatility to photograph in challenging lighting conditions, such as when indoors or in the evening. The ISO range can be expanded to a Hi-2 setting of 25,600, which was previously found only in Nikon FX-format territory. The resolution of the camera renders a pixel size of 4.78 µm, which allows more light to be gathered, resulting in a correctly exposed image that has less noise and finer grain.

Full 1080p HD Movies with Advanced Video Features
Building upon the popular D90 D-SLR, the Nikon D7000 captures breathtaking full 1080p HD movies with full-time autofocus and manual exposure control. To keep critical HD focus, users can choose to engage a variety of AF functions, including face priority to track up to 35 human faces, subject-tracking and normal or wide-area autofocus.

Advanced movie features also allow exposure adjustment on the fly while recording. The D7000 D-SLR offers variable frame rates and resolutions, and can record 1080p at a cinema-like 24 fps, or a web-friendly 720p at either 24 or 30 fps for up to 20 minutes per clip. Once recorded, users are able to edit and trim video clips in the camera to save time in post production. Whether utilizing a wireless or hot shoe mounted microphone, sound can be recorded via the stereo microphone input for professional audio results.

To further simplify movie shooting, Live View is activated by a single dedicated switch, and HD video recording is achieved by pressing a single button. The D7000 D-SLR also incorporates a built-in HDMI output CEC compliant (Consumer Electronic Control) that allows users to connect it to a HDTV and playback with most HDTV remote controls.

By adding versatile NIKKOR lenses to the equation, photographers can create a variety of photo perspectives to video such as isolating subjects with a shallow depth of field, and recording in low-light conditions. Combining the D7000 D-SLR with NIKKOR lenses also delivers the sharpness essential for HD video, and Nikon’s innovative Vibration Reduction (VR) II technology helps to eliminate the effects of camera shake.

No Compromise: Enhanced Build Quality, Durability and Usability
The compact design is lightweight enough for a full days use, but has a reassuring heft that hints at Nikon’s reputation for reliability. The durable camera body consists of a magnesium-alloy top and rear covers and a 150,000 cycle-rated shutter system. Additionally, the D7000 D-SLR is dust and moisture sealed and features Nikon’s dust reduction system to remove image-degrading particles from the image sensor. Among the well laid out ergonomics, users will immediately notice a new Mode Dial that eschews traditional Scene Mode icons for more advanced manual functions and two user-defined settings (U1, U2) to adapt to a users shooting style on the fly. Placed under the control wheel is a Release Mode dial, which allows access the burst modes, timer, or the Quiet Shutter, to soften the cameras operation when shooting in sensitive environments such as a ceremonies or nature.

When framing lush landscapes or tight telephoto shots from afar, users will appreciate the large, bright glass pentaprism optical viewfinder has approximately 100% frame coverage and approximately 0.94x magnification. The three-inch, 921,000-dot super-density LCD monitor with 170-degree viewing delivers bright, crisp image playback and precise Live View and movie shooting.

The D7000 D-SLR features twin SD card slots with SD, SDHC, SDXC memory card compatibility that offers several recording options including designating separate NEF (RAW) JPEG and movie files. The built-in i-TTL Speedlight flash offers coverage for lenses as wide as 16mm and has Wireless Commander support so users can choose how to light their subjects. The D7000 was designed to provide maximum performance with minimized power usage and also employs a new EN-EL15 battery which enables up to 1050 shots when fully charged.

Nikon Technologies That Empower and Inspire
The D7000 D-SLR contains many features aimed at empowering the user with creative freedom including the ability to process RAW images directly in the camera, and add in special effects using the retouch menu. Among the many editing options are color filters, distortion control for a fisheye effect, perspective control for a miniature effect, or a new color sketch filter that creates a sketch-styled image. As always, manipulated images are saved as copies while the original is retained.

The Picture Control system also allows the choice for Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, or Landscape settings to apply a personal look and feel to their pictures, and it’s versatile Scene Modes let them choose from Portrait, Landscape, Child, Sports, Close-up or Night Portrait for stunning results even in challenging conditions.

Price and Availability
The D7000 D-SLR camera will be available throughout the United States beginning mid-October 2010 at an MSRP* of $1199.95 for body only and $1499.95 for body and lens outfit that includes the AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens. For more information, please visit www.nikonusa.com.

*MSRP (Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price) listed only as a suggestion. Actual prices are set by dealers and are subject to change at any time.

NIKKOR AF-S 35mm f/1.4G and AF-S 200mm f/2G ED VR II Provide Photographers with Versatility and Exceptional Optical Quality

MELVILLE, NY (September 15, 2010) – Today, Nikon Inc. announced the addition of two new pro level lenses to the legendary NIKKOR line. The new AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.4G and AF-S NIKKOR 200mm f/2G ED VR II lenses deliver the performance, reliability and stunning image quality that photographers come to expect in a NIKKOR lens. The 35mm f/1.4 and 200mm f/2 VR II produce sharp results with excellent clarity and color reproduction whether capturing still images or recording HD video. With the addition of these two lenses, Nikon has introduced a total of nine new NIKKOR lenses in 2010, reinforcing Nikon’s role as the world leader in optics.

“The new AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.4 and 200mm f/2 VR II are welcomed upgrades to two very popular NIKKOR lenses," said Lisa Osorio, general manager of marketing at Nikon Inc. “Building on the success of their predecessors, these new lenses incorporate improved cutting-edge features such as VR II Image Stabilization, Nano-Crystal Coat and Silent Wave Motor technology, which help photographers take their still and video work to new heights.”

Exclusive core NIKKOR technologies play a fundamental role in the design of these two new lenses, and both feature Nikon’s exclusive Silent Wave Motor (SWM) technology for quiet, fast and accurate autofocus performance. The optical construction of each lens utilizes Nikon’s proprietary Nano-Crystal Coat to minimize flare – both internally as well as from backlit subjects. Further ensuring exceptional image integrity is Nikon’s Super Integrated Coating (SIC) for color consistency and reduced flaring. Each lens also incorporates a nine blade diaphragm, to help achieve a dramatic separation between subject and background with a natural out of focus area (bokeh) coveted by today’s image-makers.

AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.4G: Updating the Classic Wide-Angle Lens
The new AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.4 is an update of one of Nikon’s most respected and popular NIKKOR lenses. The lens combines a natural yet versatile 35mm perspective with an ultra-fast f/1.4 aperture, and completes the lineup of f/1.4G lenses announced in the past year, including the AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.4G, the AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G and the AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G. The f/1.4 maximum aperture allows photographers to shoot handheld in low-light and provides dramatic separation between subject and a softened background. This classic wide-angle provides photographers with an intimate lens perfect for weddings, architecture, travel and photo journalism whether shooting high quality still photographs or video capture using Nikon’s D-Movie feature.

In a wide variety of photographic situations, both FX and DX-format shooters will enjoy the benefits of extra-bright f/1.4 viewing and superb image quality. When mounted on a Nikon DX-format or an FX-format D-SLR within the DX Crop Mode, the 35mm f/1.4 has an angle of view that is equivalent to a focal length of 52.5mm in FX/35mm format. The build of the 35mm f/1.4 features 10 optical elements in seven groups with one aspherical lens element that eliminates coma and other types of aberration even when shooting at the widest available aperture. A Rear Focus (RF) system provides smooth and fast autofocus while eliminating front barrel rotation and two focus modes are available — M/A (manual-priority autofocus) and M (manual focus). A refined manual focus driving mechanism is adopted to reduce focus time lag and improve operational ease in M/A mode.

AF-S NIKKOR 200mm f/2G ED VR II: Telephoto Lens with Incredible Low-Light Performance
The 200mm f/2, like its predecessor, is an incredibly fast aperture telephoto lens that incorporates Nikon’s Vibration Reduction (VR) II Image Stabilization system. The VR system provides up to four stops of correction to assist in creating blur-free images while shooting hand-held, or for when capturing D-Movie video content.

Additionally, the NIKKOR 200mm f/2 VR II incorporates an Internal Focusing (IF) system that allows movement of the optical elements within the lens barrel and does not change barrel length. Three focus modes are featured, with an A/M mode added to the conventional M/A and M modes. The optical construction consists of 13 optical elements in nine groups including three Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass elements and one Super ED glass element that effectively minimize chromatic aberration, even at the widest aperture settings. Also included is a Tripod Detection Mode, which automatically compensates for minute vibrations when mounted on a tripod and allows users to keep VR image stabilization on and active – even when the camera and lens are mounted on a tripod. The 200mm f/2 is optimal for all types of shooting including weddings, portraits, sports, nature, and fashion due to its quick response and detailed lens design.

Price and Availability
The versatile AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.4G lens will be available in mid-November with an MSRP* of $1799.95. The new telephoto AF-S NIKKOR 200mm f/2G ED VR II will be available early October for an MSRP* of $5999.95. For more information, please visit www.nikonusa.com.

Nikon’s Newest Speedlight is a Powerful Addition to the Versatile Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS)

MELVILLE, NY (September 15, 2010) – Today, Nikon Inc. introduced the versatile new SB-700 Speedlight, the latest addition to Nikon's powerful and renowned Creative Lighting System for a wide range of photographers and applications. The SB-700 is a high-performance flash that brings simplicity to on-camera, remote and multiple flash photography. Building on the success of the popular SB-600 Speedlight and the advanced functionality of the SB-900 Speedlight, the SB-700 also incorporates a wide zoom range covering the most popular focal lengths and FX/DX-format identification that optimizes zoom settings based on the user’s camera body. The SB-700 also provides a more efficient use of batteries and flash coverage in addition to three light distribution patterns for flash-to-scene customization. Whether used as an on-camera flash or as a wireless commander or remote, the Nikon TO43 Speedlight offers dependable and consistent flash exposure even under the most challenging lighting conditions.

Designed for a variety of photographers ranging from amateurs in the field to professionals in the studio, the SB-700 integrates a host of new features designed to make flash photography simple, accurate and creative. The SB-700 is for photographers looking for an on-camera Speedlight offering more power for greater depth-of-field control than the built-in flash, or an additional Speedlight for wireless multiple flash set-ups. This Speedlight will also satisfy the needs of photographers looking for a compact Speedlight that can be set up as a Commander or a Remote as well as those who want to upgrade from their existing or older Nikon Speedlight.

“When designing the new Nikon SB-700, we were sure to incorporate the features that made the SB-600 Speedlight such a popular and well respected flash unit as well as the advanced technology that users of the SB-900 Speedlight have come to know,” said Lisa Osorio, general manager of marketing at Nikon Inc. “The Nikon SB-700 is a multifunctional Speedlight that combines high-quality with a simple yet sophisticated design.”

The Nikon SB-700 has many new and redesigned features and that make it easy-to-use, yet powerful enough to assist in tough and challenging lighting conditions and settings. The SB-700’s LCD design and layout enables easy-to-remember and intuitive operation, while the multi-step power zoom covers wide 24-120mm angle of view with FX-format cameras. The improved user interface of the SB-700 utilizes a large easy-to-read dot-matrix LCD panel making navigation and usage even easier.

As part of Nikon’s popular Creative Lighting System, the SB-700 includes support for Nikon’s advanced wireless TTL operation and can function as a wireless Commander with control over two separate groups of Speedlights, or as a Remote Speedlight when controlled by the SB-900 Speedlight or the built-in Speedlight set to Commander Mode in most Nikon D-SLR’s. The SB-700 also incorporates a high-speed recycling time of approximately 2.5 seconds for full power with NiMH batteries, and approximately 3.0 seconds with AA Alkaline batteries. The Nikon SB-700 also features a new Quick Wireless Mode with A:B (light ratios) for quick setting of multiple flash units. This makes it easy and quick to control two remote flash units in i-TTL mode.

Additionally, the SB-700 also features enhanced Thermal Cut-Out detection that automatically detects heat build-up due to rapid flash firing. By increasing the recycling time if the temperature of the flash head rises above a certain threshold, the SB-700 protects the flash from damage due to overheating.

For improved durability, heat-resistance and ease-of-use, the SB-700 uses new hard plastic-type color filters for fluorescent or incandescent color temperature balancing. When using the supplied filters, the flash automatically recognizes which filter is being used and adjusts white balance accordingly on select Nikon D-SLR cameras. Additionally, the SB-700’s AF-assist illuminator is compatible with the complete line of AF systems used in Nikon D-SLR cameras*.

Similar to the Nikon SB-900 Speedlight, three illumination patterns (standard, center-weighted and even) can be selected in SB-700 to match each shooting situation. When “even” is selected, the light from the flash will cover a subject from center to edges without light falloff. This pattern is suitable for shooting group photographs indoors. The “standard” pattern will cover all conventional, standard flash coverage. The center-weighted pattern provides larger guide numbers than other light distribution types at the same focal lengths. This illumination pattern is suitable for subjects such as portraits, in which the light falloff at the image edges can be ignored.

Like the Nikon SB-900, when the SB-700 is mounted on a camera compatible with user firmware updates, the SB-700 firmware can be updated using the same procedure as with a Nikon D-SLR camera.

Available Accessories
The SB-700 uses four AA type Alkaline, Lithium or rechargeable NiMH batteries. To enhance the weatherproof ability of Nikon D-SLRs, optional water guards will be available for select cameras to protect the connection between the flash and camera, allowing users to utilize the flash when weather conditions are less than ideal. The SJ-4 Color Filter set provides a Warming, Red, Yellow or Blue filter for adding color to the background, foreground or just to accent the scene.

Price and Availability
The new Nikon SB-700 Speedlight is scheduled to be available in mid-November 2010, and will have an MSRP** of $329.95. The SB-700 will come bundled with the Speedlight Stand, Bounce Adapter, Color Filter Holder, Intelligent Color Filter Kit, Diffuser Dome and soft case.

*Performance may be limited according to lens in use.
**MSRP (Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price) listed only as a suggestion. Actual prices are set by dealers and are subject to change at any time.

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  • Will B.

    Dpreview.com lists a built in intervalometer, can anyone confirm that elsewhere?

    • Enesunkie

      Self timer : 1 to 9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1,2 or 3 seconds

      • Paul

        That’s not an intervalometer, that’s a … self timer.
        I too was intrigued to see this spec on dpreview.

        • Enesunkie

          I know, it’s just interesting that it can do that.

    • 10thNikon

      They did that for the D90 on their initial review too (then fixed it). It’s something I really need (I’m a filmmaker), but ended up getting a $40 external chinese rig from ebay that has a bit more flexibility than the menu driven ones, but of course is more of a hassle. I have pro HD video camera for most of my video needs. The video I shoot with this will be mostly b-roll, leveraging extreme focal length lenses and low light situations with some limited DOF shots. I have yet to see the compression bitrate – that is a critical measure.

  • royalan

    Awsome…

    This should be 100 times better than my trusty D70. If my math is correct.

    I have held of the urge to get a new Nikon for 5 years – It’s going to be a Christmas miracle.

    • marco

      me too!

    • Hexabokeh

      I cant wait to drop my D70s from a tall building. Hate that camera now.

      • Jeremy

        Nah. Send it in for IR conversion and it’ll be a brand new toy.

  • irish-tog

    YAY will pre-order mine as soon as i can.

  • Kenny Son

    The test video shows that they used a 70-200mm VRII lens, well from the “Camera Road Test With Chase Jarvis” video, they were clearly using a VR1 lens!

    • Paul

      Didn’t think I was the only one to spot that. *high five*!

  • Enesunkie

    Mirror Lock-up!

  • PeterAlden
  • Gary

    At the Chase Jarvis blog entry they are taking questions.
    Here are some of the responses from the crew that assisted Chase:

    Great low light performance. Holds up for commercial to 1600-3200. Very usable for other applications at 6400. Same league as the D3 line….
    The ISO performance is comparable.

    Have only shot the D700 a few times, I would say they are pretty on par, from my recollection.

    • Enesunkie

      I remember some early rumors saying it would have high ISO capabilities similar to the D700. Nobody(me included) believed it for a moment. Happy to be wrong. (well we’ll see anyway) :)

      • Nicola

        Now nikon will stick in canon’s ass great bodies,low noise,AND megapixels…What now,bitches?:D

  • http://www.bernardovaghi.com.br Bernardo Vaghi

    OMG, i´m cumming! lol!!!!!!!

    • http://LeicaGlow.com Axel

      Umm, wrong forum?

      • http://www.videographerinloscabos.com Carlos Plazola

        Nope, right forum….. THIS IS CAMERA PORN AT THE EXTREME EXPRESSION!!! :) :)

  • zzddrr

    Well, too bad for Nikon this year I just sold couple of my lenses and cancelled all of my lens orders because the cheapest dslr in the nikon line has better resolution then alsmost the entire pro line. I still have my d700 left.

    I am glad that many of you are happy with this D7000.

    Cheers

    • Chris P

      Please sell the rest and buy another make of camera, however, from the contents of your various posts, one thing you won’t have to sell is a D3/s/x or D700 because you have clearly never owned one.

    • hah

      enjoy that 60D man.

  • hornagain

    Per Nikon, NX2 is optional.

    “Image-editing software Capture NX 2 (optional) — quickly adjusts images as you imagine them”

    http://imaging.nikon.com/products/imaging/lineup/digitalcamera/slr/d7000/features05.htm

    and yes, Nikon confirms Manual Focusing for video:

    “Note: Manual focusing is also available during Live View or movie recording.”

    http://imaging.nikon.com/products/imaging/lineup/digitalcamera/slr/d7000/features03.htm#a-11

  • SimonC

    Comments from Scott @ Chase Jarvis on D7000′s AF and High-ISO performance:

    “ISO is awesome to 3200 and very usable above for photojournalism, weddings, live events, art, etc. ”

    “The rolling shutter is well improved over the D90″

    “The rolling shutter is quite a bit better than we had seen in the previous cameras. There is manual exposure for shooting video.”

    Nikon NAILED this cam. 100% viewfinder, AF tune, manual movie mode, AF motor, Wireless commander mode. Whoa! Bring on the D400!! =)

  • Luke

    The dpreview.com preview made some careless mistakes. They will probably be fixed by the time most read it tomorrow.

    Here is it says the price is $699 for body and kit lense: http://dpreview.com/previews/nikond7000/page2.asp (we all wish!!) Nikon’s site says $1199 for body only

    They also screwed up on the shutter spec they say “Shutter tested to 300k actuations” here: http://dpreview.com/previews/NikonD7000/
    and 150K here: http://dpreview.com/previews/nikond7000/page3.asp

    • Curious Tired Monkey

      I saw that too.
      300k would be nice. But I expect, should I get this, I’d end up selling it well below 150k anyway.. but it’d be nice to think they’ve done something to make the mechnism more durable b/w live view and video I expect it could get a workout.

    • http://LeicaGlow.com Axel

      I wonder what they were cut and pasting from. ; )

  • http://www.aslightdelay.com aslightdelay

    The high-ISO was my biggest concern (I find myself shooting a lot in crappy lighting conditions). Glad to hear it’s good at the high end…

    • hornagain

      Yep, all the other features are nice and possibly useful, but it comes down to picture quality in low(er) light for me.

      Slam dunk pre-order !

  • Curious Tired Monkey

    The post says that it comes with NX2 — is that View NX2, already free (or it was when I DL’d it…), or capture NX (which actually warrants mention…)?

    • Curious Tired Monkey

      Meant to include, that the ViewNX2 ROM is the only thing I see mentioned in the Nikon pdf

  • Narna

    Hey NR. Your posting about the relaease of the D7000, incorrectly names it the D700 in two places. I’m sure we all know what you mean but it was slightly confusing.

    • Groosome

      I noticed the 2 D700 typos as well. It seems admin wishes as many of us do that there will be a D700 replacement real soon :)

      Surely it has to be the next cab off the rank – D300s hasn’t been around long enough for replacement and I believe the D90 came out after the D700 and it’s just got a very nice replacement. Can’t wait for the D700 replacement. Still the only full frame camera with a built in flash for those that don’t use it much/command other flashes etc.

      100% viewfinder on the replacement would be nice too ;)

      • Groosome

        BTW referring to “D700 samples” and 60d comparison sentences.

      • dave

        D700 was announce only one month before D90. D300 announce a full year before that. Historically, Nikon’s ‘s’ models are upgraded in 11 to 14 months. With the D7000 announce, the D300s needs an upgrade about as much as the D700 does.

  • SDiggity

    DPReview – What a cocky attitude, while delivering bad information and links (price of the camera…enlarging the rear view pulls up P7000…just to name a few.)

  • mike23

    I cant wait to buy this..how to pre order?

  • Curious Tired Monkey

    d7000 body only pre-orderable from amazon $1199.95

  • http://www.bernardovaghi.com.br Bernardo Vaghi

    Thank you nikon, you hear my voice!

  • http://nikonrumors.com/ [NR] admin
  • AlohaEd

    Thank you very much for all the info. Now I’ll go to sleep and dream about these nice things.

  • Bart

    Wow ! Looking good. Now we wait for the ISO results. Whas to whole ‘making off’ video made with the D7000 ? And Chase really lives the live.

  • Nicola

    Hail to the King,baby!

  • Roh

    Could there be a D9000 released later this year to replace D300s – bringing all the current range of all DX format bodies into line using D#000, and next year see release of D800 as the replacement of the D700? here’s hoping.

    OR possibly D400 as D300 replacement – being semi-pro level DX body?

    • Madias

      Canon 60D: Plastic , Nikon D7000 Mg Alloy.

      Hahah this is brutal ! In ya Face Canon.. Bet the ISO samples will be outstanding

  • Eric

    Also admin, the shutter has been tested to 300k shots.

    cf dpreview

  • Roger

    Slam dunk for Nikon. D7000 is easily the best camera in its price range.

    35/1.4 MTFs look great. Oh need pic samples now from the 35/1.4, badly!

  • The Germ

    Something I noted on Nikon’s official D7000 page.

    On “Digital SLR Camera” menu on the left, if read from top to bottom, it goes :
    D3x –> D3x –> D3 –> D700 –> D300s –> D7000 –> D90 –> D5000 –> D3100 –> D3000

    That kinda indicates, or perhaps confirms its placement. A D90 successor, but not quite the flagship DX camera yet.

    Regardless, will probably get this anyway. Specs are impressive, and if the high ISO noise performance lives up to its billing, then I’m sold.

    • The Germ

      Sorry a typo there. The second one should have been “D3s”.

  • storsinner

    UK pre-order from Park Cameras for the D7000 plus 18-105
    (Not offering just the body that I could see)

    http://www.parkcameras.com/17101/Nikon-D7000—18-105mm-VR.html

    • abo

      LOL… people in UK don’t know how to convert U$$ to Pound…

  • benS

    Wow ! Wow ! who could have ever thought Nikon would do this !!! Just awesome !

    Nikon just gave the b*tches a slap… joke

    Nikon may take their time. But if they continue to bring out surprises like this, I SAY LET NIKON TAKE ALL THE TIME THEY NEED !

    SURPRISE SURPRISE SURPRISE !

  • Phoenix

    I think I just found my new camera :D

  • Simpleman

    i am so freaking HAPPY i fell like a child again , my next new camera , af motor , manual control , better rolling shutter , samples looks awesome !!

    Nikon – i put my hat off before you – you listen , and you delivered :)

  • http://www.videographerinloscabos.com Carlos Plazola

    @NiknWontRepairMyGray…..

    Ok now its out, it has manual video controls… what does that mean?? O yeah… TAKE THAT BITCH!!! Lol!!!

    By the way, thank you for being a false and negative prophet about the manual video control of this baby.

    • NiknWontRepairMyGray

      How was I being false or a “negative” prophet? I did not say it doesn’t have manual control…I said “do not expect it” (read my post again).

      If you didn’t expected it yesterday, then you would’ve been very pleasantly surprised today. Seeing how you were so anxious yesterday and almost to the point of a mental breakdown, I gave you some advise for the sake of your psychological well being.

      But seeing you making more comments like “TAKE THAT BITCH!!!!” I guess you have other mental issues, not just a breakdown. Do you happen to be typing from a collapsed mine somewhere in Chile? I can send you some Prozac. :)

      • http://www.videographerinloscabos.com Carlos Plazola

        Only bitches use Prozac… I guess that`s why you have one! :)

        • NiknWontRepairMyGray

          Oh wow, you’re really taking this seriously. LOL!

          Sorry, you won’t receive any further comments from me, you’re too creepy buddy. My last advice….relax!

          • http://www.videographerinloscabos.com Carlos Plazola

            I was just joking with you!!! JAjAJAJA this has made me over the edge…

  • freezerburrn

    I wonder why Nikon isn’t including some of the other frame rates canon has like 720p/60fps and 1080/30fps

  • pethunia

    “…Meters with AI lenses” ..NOW I suddenly get excited too!

  • http://www.dafyddowen.com Daf

    Would love a 35mm 1.4, but at that price – not for a long time.

  • Mr. E

    chase jervis is hipster trash.

  • http://www.premieratlantarealestate.com Ryan Ward

    I can’t wait to get mine!

  • THURO

    Nikon has always beat Canon in Image Quality, and Noise, these are the main reasons I went with Nikon in the first place. 2MP are seriously negligible. If you go to http://www.dxomark.com and you see the Sensor Rankings, you will notice the D90 Sensor in 16th place. There are only two Canons above it, they are the Canon 1D Mark IV and 1Ds Mark II and they are in 15th and 14th place respectively… I see no reason for this new sensor to be top notch, that is Nikon’s style. Canon’s are very nice cameras don’t get me wrong, but Nikon’s outperform them, and there is scientific proof of this, it’s not just fanboyism.

    • THURO

      I meant to say: I see no reason for this new sensor NOT to be top notch. sorry about that.

    • Biziclop

      The 1DsmkIII and 5DmkII are at 6th and 7th place (preceded by 4 nikons and 2 PhaseOnes though..)

      • Biziclop

        ..er, I mean 7th and 8th

  • Benjamin

    Now what the heck comes on September 20th?
    I thought ther would come the 35/1,4….

  • alvix

    yeah ! this time they spent some more energy and money…to make very nice videos…praise to nikon…!

  • THURO

    So, does the grip make the camera’s photo fps rate higher? or does it only give the camera more battery life?

  • guy

    i still dont get if it is possible to focus manually in videos, or if i have to use the video-af like in the d3100

    • philippe

      Well there is a button on your lens called ‘M’

      And on some lenses there is matual choises like on the 35mm af-s, so you don’t have to press the M switch.

      “M/A ! M”

  • Anonymous Coward

    3 years ago I bought a D300. Never seriously considered the lower-end models D90/D70.

    But if I had to choose today a camera I most likely would pick the D7000 over the D300-s, okay lesser # of AF points, maybe a not so professionally looking knob marked with ‘Scene’, a lower framerate and no remote connection?. But for me that all is not a big deal. I can imagine many people will think the same abnout this and that might hurt d300-s sales quiet a bit (or am I missing something?).

    Can Nikon afford to wait long with a D300-S successor given sales could/will be canibalized by the D7000?

    And as with others this leaves me seriously wondering about the D300-S successor….on what could it best the D7000?

    A few posibilities come to mind.

    1) D7000 is the new DX Semi-Pro flagship and the D300-s succesor and D700 succesor merge together as the entry level FX (semi) pro.

    This could be an answer on the call for a D700 but with higher pixel count and thanks to advances in sensor design to retain the excelent noise performance of the original D700. It would pose as an improvement to the current D700 owners and also be a serious upgrade option for D300s owners for those that fancy semi-pro FX camera’s.

    Such camera could be a seperate, on it’s own design and no longer be a derivated of the D3(4) flagships. As with the D3/D700 the sensor could be an all nikon design.

    2) A new DX flagship as successor to the D300-S and a D700 successor as a derivated of the D4.

    The Sony A700 succesor might be a good indication what will happen sc 1 or 2, if that Sony camera will have new sensor above the 14 and 16mpx, lets assume 18mpx, it might well be that we see that sensor also appear in a D300 successor and a it will be the new DX flagship.

    If the A700 successor sports the same 16mpx it might be hard for Nikon to differentiate a D300s succesor from the current D7000….and we might see the merger of D300/D700 into a entry level FX camera.

    3) none of the above will happen.

    Something EVIL will happen leading to a complete rearrangement of the productportfolio.

    • jaja

      you cannot compare DX to FX. It is more about angle of view then noise and resolution. You can crop FX body, but you can never use lenses as they were meant to be with DX.

  • disschuffed

    I hope I’m wrong, but the D7000 means that there will be no D300s replacement. No more “serious” dx bodies. Think about it.

    • hah

      yup. you’re wrong.

      • rogger

        +1!

      • Roger

        +2

        Yup, you’re wrong. All this D7000 means is that there’s an even better D300s replacement coming next year.

  • Hexabokeh

    Nice camera, but I must wait for D400 or the next higher model that hopefully does video at 60fps. This camera doesnt even do 720p/60fps and 1080/30fps. How can one film fast moving action like motorsports with this dslr video? You cant unless you like jello-effect.

  • snowpic74

    hm, that sounds great.
    But if ya look on the Nikon Sites, like http://www.nikon.at (Austria. my home country ;-) )
    there is the separation of Professional and Consumer DSLR’s.
    And in the professional section there is still the D300 and the D300s listed.
    And the D7000 is listed in the Consumer section. So, that let’s me hope that there will be an successor for the D300/300s, a professional DX-boddy. So, let’s wait till photokina or later.
    And one point is, that the speed of 6f/s won’t increase with the new MB-D11, and 6f/s is not much for a Pro-DX boddy, so i think the successor of the D300 /300s will blow our minds ;-)

  • http://www.chat.parol.es/ Juper

    Nobody doubts this is a great photo-camera (most of them are great these days whatever the brand, and these new gadgetry updates will not make anyone a better photographer), but for a Nikon user like me, who needs a video-capable dslr, I just still can not understand why Nikon doesn’t keep the pace of Canon in terms of video: multiple frame options and a swivel screen? (These seems banal, but believe me, it comes very handy in production and in postproduction).
    If I just wanted to buy a dslr for pictures, I will buy a Nikon body because of my Nikon lenses, but for the moment, and for my video shootings, I still have to keep on renting canon bodies and that sucks. At some point it’ll be cheaper and more practical just to swap system.

    It’s funny to see how some people seem to be sponsored by one brand or another (when they are not), laughing at another-brand-users. Let’s not forget that all these are big corporations who doesn’t give a sh_t about the individuals, and who just care for their market-share. $€$. Some dslr are better for some things and some are better for others, it all depends of your needs and your lens system (all these today-featured-packed-bodies we are so happy with, in a couple of years we’ll think they belong to a museum). For video shooting, no doubt I’ll get a 60D, and for photo… well, I guess I’ll keep saving for a FF. Hopefully someday there’ll be a d800 (and why not a 5D markIV), with all the great Nikon’s photo-features, and all the great Canon’s video-features.

    • hah

      swivel screen “serious”? are you serious? the pro canon bodies to not have these consumer gimicks. look at anybody with a 5D doing pro video. they’ll have something like a Z finder.

      the high end video capable bodies will be here next year. but nikon sells a lot more of these low end cameras. makes sense to put them out this year.

  • mosch

    So what is the best bet when I want to jump on the Nikon bandwagon in the long run?

    Buy a D7000 now and get FX lenses. Later replace D7000 with whatever FX Body seems suitable to me?

    Any downside to this besides more expensive/heavy glass?

    • jhnw

      No downsides that I can see. I bought a D60 and a collection of DX lens to start. Now I am only buying FX lenses in anticipation of buying an FX body down the road. I plan to have a DX body for wildlife, and an FX body for portraits, architecture, and landscapes.

      The D7000 will be replacing my D60.

  • BobC

    Question: in the first video, what kind of stabilizing hand held grip gizmo is he using in around 1m.50s to 1m.53s into the video?

  • Martin

    By the way, check out the date in the exifs of the sample images on imaging.nikon.com ;)

    • Roger

      Not surprising, these cameras get used and tested for months before they’re publicly announced. It’s the same with every camera.

      It’s actually pretty amazing that there are no serious leaks, months in advance, from people who are doing the testing.

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