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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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  • Anonymous

    This is Nikon’s answer to Canon 7D.

    Btw D7000 partially obsoletes D300(s). Is there any major advantage of D300 left besides its professional feel.

    Now it’s the turn for the answer to 5D II.

    • Anonymous Coward

      Earlier this year a Nikon exec said in an interview that they had some suprises for us…..I do not count the camera as a surprise but i DO count the well balanced feature set as an surprise. Yeah, Yeah, I know all can be even better, like 60fps in HD, but still this is a nice market proposition.

      I wonder how long nikon can tolerate the fact that a lower/cheaper model outguns the more pro’ish/expensive model (D300s) on many aspects and might canibalize sales.

      • http://www.flickr.com/photos/friedtoast/ Fried Toast

        If you’re staying within Nikon, I doubt they’ll care much that sales are being cannibalized. It’s when you’re jumping ship to another body that hurts them.

        I imagine they’re brewing up a nice D300 replacement. Would imagine the timing has a lot to do with how (and where) they’re manufacturing the new non-Sony sensors.

        • Victor Hassleblood

          I imagine the same. Can’t wait to taste the upcoming from Nikon Brewery.

        • Manne

          Lesser of two evils

          We’ve had this situation several times during the last years – most extreme when the D100 came out with the D1x still being top of the line for about 2 1/2 years.

          If the situation is that a specific low- or mid-market segment has to be addressed, a company cannot deliver a top-of-the line product first and then let a year or more pass by before they bring up the new middle-class or entry-level product.

          The cannibalization effect will probably the lesser of two evils compared to loss in market share or sales in high-volume models.

    • Victor Hassleblood

      Yes plaese, answer 5DMKII.

      • http://www.stark-arts.com Stark-Arts

        it would be pretty silly to answer the 5dII when it’s about to be replaced. It’s 2 years old already. The 7D is over a year old already…

        This camera does smack the crap out of the 60d in many ways…

  • http://www.chat.parol.es/ Juper

    @Mosch
    In the long run, no doubt, (if you can afford it) get FX lenses… and get a d7000 replacement afterwards.
    All these cropped formats appeared just because technology was not ready and production costs were way too high for the big public to afford it.
    Photography is shifting slowly to FF and to micro4/3 and mirrorless systems.
    Unfortunately with the current (and primitive) technology in photography bigger is better. The downside of FF: expensive/heavy glasses, if you can cope with it, go for it, FF has many other advantages worth it. At the end it’s all a matter personal needs.

    • zzddrr

      Why do you need those expensive lenses when the entire pro-line stuck at 12mp since 2005?

      • http://www.flickr.com/photos/friedtoast/ Fried Toast

        Because, as crazy as it sounds, people have been able to take great pictures with those 12mp cameras. Not everyone has mega-megapixel lust. For the select few that are genuinely having problems with it, it’s unfortunate that the D3x is their only option. For anyone else, it’s *not* an issue. What did everyone do 5 years ago? 10?

        • Anonymous

          What’s wrong asking for a higher-mp version of D700. If people are happy with 12mp, they are free not to buy this. Not everyone can afford or lug a D3x. It will be very unjust to say “tough luck” to them while Canon’s offering sells for 1/3 price. I have a D700, and find 12mp limiting even with the sharpest lens. Landscapes really benefit from elaborate details & better dynamic range.

          • http://www.flickr.com/photos/friedtoast/ Fried Toast

            Nothing wrong with asking for it. I’ve got no problems with anyone that wants one. It’s *how* one says it that gets responses.

            When you insinuate that there’s no need for “expensive lenses” because you only have 12mp to work with, then the silliness factor is just too much to ignore.

        • SZRimaging

          They shot Medium Format, duh.

      • SimonC

        I guess the D3x, at 24MP, doesn’t count as a pro camera? ;-)

        C’mon zzddrr, you’re getting boring. You can do better than this.

      • Tired of zzddrr

        Please go any buy a zillion MP cannon and stop whinning.

        SimonC… Amen to what you said about the zz troll.

      • Manne

        Because it lets me take the world’s greatest pictures (Nikon slogan in the 1990s) ;-)

        Seriously, I don’t feel hampered by 12 MP so far, for all my professional and personal purposes. But I’ve raided my bank account to buy the 24mm and the 85mm, and all I can say it was worth wile, even on my D3 (without ‘x’).

        Another year, another camera. After the two lenses, I couldn’t afford a D4 at the moment anyway, but I feel absolutely fine about the chronological order.

  • D80 user

    I’m rather happy with my D80, except perhaps for the high ISO performance, and had no plans to upgrade the body any time soon.

    However, it seems like I’ve been caught in the whirlwind caused by this announcement, and the voices in my head that previously screamed for the D300s whenever it was mentioned, are back, albeit with a new model number in their chorus.

    I planned on waiting for the D400 before I would consider an upgrade, but I think it’s time to think again. The D7000 is just too perfect, and at a much more affordable price than I guess the D400 will be launched at. Also, if it’s FF as so many people here talk about and hope for, it’s out of the question for me.

    In another thread I asked if the piece of plastic protecting the LCD screen was something Nikon had moved away from, but according to the dpreview article it’s there, it’s just not pictured. Did anyone notice? :)

    • Anonymous Coward

      If you own a d90 (or similar)
      and you are in the market for a new camera
      and do not need/want to own a so called pro camera
      and don’t need/want FX
      and have the cash to spend
      this D7000 seems to be a no-brainer (and not the D300s).

    • PHB

      I expect that the D400 will have some major improvements over the D7000 that will justify a much higher price tag. The D300s currently sells at $1500, but it was $1800 when I bought mine. I would expect the replacement to be in the region of $2000-$2100.

      So regardless of what the D400 features turn out to be when it arrives about this time next year, I think there is a pretty solid case for buying the D7000 now. You will quite probably be able to buy a D7100 in two years time that has the D400 features at roughly the same price.

      To justify a $2000+ price, Nikon are going to have to deliver a bare minimum of 18MP. I think it more likely that it will be 24MP and support ISO 6400. By that point Nikon are going to have to deliver enough processing oomph to support all HD video modes and speeds and at least 10fps.

      I think that is all achievable. And given the demand for $1800 lenses, there is certainly a market for $2000 cameras.

      • D80 user

        Am I the only one that doesn’t want more MP? Imagine the file sizes! 14 bit lossless compressed is apparently up to 19 MB, and that is huge! How long before 30 or even 50 mb per picture is passed?

        • PHB

          My expectation is that either Canon or Nikon will launch a 49.2 MP camera in 2012 or 2013.

          The reason is quite simple: 50MP is the threshold for high end fashion photography. The cameras that can currently support it are medium format costing $20K and up and require lenses costing $5K and up.

          Those cameras have large sensors but they are using technology that is several generations back. So the ISO response is like 800.

          Canon has a much bigger incentive to get to there first. They are playing catchup and they sell their cameras on specs rather than handling and quality. Canon has also been aggressive in producing sensors with insane numbers of pixels, like the 120MP crop sensor they announced a few weeks back.

          Those sensors may not find their way into actual cameras at the moment, but there are markets that require them. The Subaru Telescope has a focal ratio of f/1.8 and can easily resolve that level of detail.

          • SZRimaging

            Don’t forget, most MF digital sensors have a base ISO of 50, so they are shifting the scale by one stop that way.

            And not all the lenses are 5k, most are under 3k that I have looked at. Maybe some special lenses are 5k, but most are around 3k or less.

          • Roger

            Yes, I’ve been saying – 24mp D4 and 48mp D4x.

            That would be the smart play from Nikon.

  • Andi

    It’s phantastic!

    But there’s one flaw:

    IF you WANT to use lifeview (and you must use it for video) – there MUST be a swievel-diplay.

    My oppinion.

    • gregorylent

      and not just for video … for odd-angle commando shooting the articulated viewing screen is a great boon ..

  • hah

    the canon simply has a mere few MP better. not enough to justify the big hit in noise and lost dynamic range they are going to get. video is comparable and nikon may upgrade the fps options like canon did plus the nikon has full time AF instead in video of ancient slow 1 time mode in the canon. viewfinder covera is better to. so in sumary the nikon has
    BETTER IQ
    FASTER FPS
    BETTER AF STILLS
    BETTER AF VIDEO (REAL TIME)
    BETTER VIEWFINDER 100%
    BETTER BODY BUILD.

    The LCD difference won’t be noticeable. the canon has the swivel is is well, like it or hate it. price is 100 bucks cheaper but the nikon is several hundreds more of a camera, yet only 100 more. IMO price wise the nikon offers better value even if more expensive. (aka bang for buck)

  • SZRimaging

    So, the only thing the D7000 doesn’t have is the higher end AF system and the 10 pin connection? Sold!

    I seriously need a new camera. My D200 is beginning to hold me back.

    • Anonymous

      Don’t even think a moment, get the D300s !

      • Anonymous

        Maybe D7000 is 16mp, but the D300s is a professional camera holding its own value. It feels more balanced with heavier lenses.

        • http://www.voynix.com Juannacho

          Based on you having tried and felt the weight of this new metal-framed D7000, right?

          Oh, no. Not right…

          • dian

            This shouldn’t even be a question. The d7000 has better video in every aspect, 4 more megapixels, is a fps faster and probably has better ISO performance. Get the d7000 and dont listen to this troll anonymous.

            • http://www.flickr.com/photos/friedtoast/ Fried Toast

              I’ll stick w/ the “troll.” If I were to pick between the two right this moment, I’d go with a D300s. There’s just too big of a difference body-wise (IMO) to even consider the D7000.

              There’s nothing the D7000 has that I can see that makes the D300s obsolete. The only thing I might lust after is if the ISO abilities are better (and I assume they are). But everything else still sits with the D300s. As you said, the ISO is “probably” better. For the time being, “probably” doesn’t cut the mustard.

              I’m not a videographer, so that point doesn’t relate to me. For others, that could be a good reason to consider the D7000.

              4 more MP? Forgive me if I’m one of those that doesn’t care/isn’t impressed.

              FPS faster? Where do you get that from? They have the same 6fps. Same does not equal “faster.”

              So unless someone needs the difference in video capabilities between the two, I’d still heavily suggest the D300s. For someone with smaller hands, I might suggest the D7000, but otherwise… pro build and usability wins the day in my book.

            • human tripod

              Amazing how someone could “not even consider” a day-old camera that they haven’t even held in their hands. Ignorant.

            • Dian

              Sorry I was thinking of the D300 that had 5 fps. But honestly, aside from the size of the cameras you’re getting a camera that is basically the same, is weather proof and has a magnesium alloy body, has higher resolution and better video all thrown in for about $300 or $400 less. I just don’t see the reason for paying that much more money for a camera that is the same if not worse just because it is a little bit bigger. If you want a camera to balance well, get a Dx series model. I wouldn’t consider the size between these two to be that significant.

            • http://www.flickr.com/photos/friedtoast/ Fried Toast

              Maybe I am ignorant for not considering it. But I know what works for *me* and the D7000 does not. Simple as that. At no point did I say that was a bad camera. I’ll probably be recommending this cam for the next 2 yrs to those that ask me what to buy. So if I’m ignorant for respecting a camera for what it is, but being smart enough to know what fits me, then ignorant I am.

        • SZRimaging

          Balance – I will get the grip immeadiatly, so I bet it balances fairly well. Heck, starting with a more compact body and adding the grip to it may make it better than the D300s.

          Plus the higher MP, ISO and 1080P, all features I need, and a small enough price tag to pay for half a lens…..

          Hmm……

          Yep, D7000 wins.

          The only place it doesn’t win is in the buffer. 6 FPS is more than adequate for ski/snowboard photography, IMHO. Done fine with a D200 up until this point.

          • Anonymous

            I own a D300 & D700. I can say they share the most optimum size that Nikon has ever achieved. Dn series are too bulky, and D90/D7000 will be too light to balance the 18-200mm. Adding a grip will only make it look absurd. What will you do about its short width? Hanging on the neck or holding from its strap, the D7000 will start to swing from one side to another even with a 18-105mm… I know it from D90 & D7000 is only slightly bigger & heavier.

            Anyway, both are nice cameras. Horses for courses…

            • Dian

              I wouldn’t consider a kit lens like the 18-105 or 18-200 for a camera with this resolution. Maybe a 17-55 2.8 or something like that. Something of that size should balance fairly well. My 70-200mm 2.8 vr balances well with my D80 so who knows.

            • SZRimaging

              I’ll be mounting 70-200 f2.8 Sigma, 10.5 fisheye, 35mm f1.4 nikkor, 50mm f1.8 nikkor, 55mm f3.5 micro nikkor and 20mm Voigtlander, yep, not too worried about the body size.

    • http://www.dafyddowen.com Daf

      I’m in the same boat : D200 owner desperate for a new camera.
      D700 – no video (even though I’m not desperate for it, don’t want to loose out)
      D300s – Not really enough difference to part with hard earned ££, I’d like to upgrade not just update.
      D7000 – Less “pro” really – but as others mentioned – I’ve not tried it. Video and 16Mpx is appealing.

      I think I’ll wait that little bit longer, …. just a bit longer ….. any time now….. ;)

      • SZRimaging

        I don’t get the less “pro” comments, honestly. Unless there are specific features missing that you need (I found another issue that makes me hesitant, but probably won’t stop me) how is it not pro enough?

        As long as the image is useable, and you can make money with it, what does it matter?

        As for my new issue, auto bracketing. Not being able to do 7 exposures at +-1 stop is a bit of an issue for me, since I commonly work in HDR. Just means I have to manually switch it, so inconvenience, not a deal breaker.

      • Anonymous

        You may wait for the D800 ;)

  • http://www.blueswanmedia.com JoeyC

    Hey Admin, where’s the new grip?? The system chart lists a new MB-D11 grip, Chase and his pals clearly have them on their protoypes, but I cant seem to find any mention of it either on the Nikon site or Amazon.

  • shivaswrath

    Jesus, just heard the coffin getting sealed for canon…this thing makes me question my D3!!
    very impressed…def tops the D300s on many levels, kudos nikon!

    • BIF

      I shoot Canon and I must say, seriously. Canon is asleep at the wheel. I understand that the camera doesnt matter but I’ve been waiting for a crop frame DSLR from them with a metal body, decent high iso specs and an AF that doesnt hunt or miss so often in low light. and oh, af micro adjustment.

      sigh. I have really no idea what they are doing. if i hadnt had 3 lenses with me i’d switch. 4 years is too long a wait

      • tresor

        Canon has the 7D for you. It doesn’t have great AF, but its there. In comparison to the D7000, the 7D 1s $1500+ at BH. The D7000 is going for $1000, with 39 point AF with higher ISO. Seems like a deal to me.

        I agree I dont know what Canon is doing, and its making me not buy lenses lest I get burned. Im not confident they are going to be competitive (they sure don’t act like it). Still waiting on a better AF system (19 point AF doesnt count for a $1500 camera. Sorry) and the 5d Mk3. The D7000 seems better than the 60D, and the 300s replacement will probably bury the 7d.

        Canon better come with that 5DMk3 with improved AF soon.

  • Dan

    how I wish it had 1080p @30fps. 24 is not enough for general use & we have already graduated from 720. Why can’t nikon pull this off? This is one of the only legs canon has to stand on but its a pretty big one.

    • SZRimaging

      With the size of the buffer, I bet they skimped a bit on the electronics. This should allow the next body up to have the following: better FPS, more AF points, faster video, larger buffer. Just my guess.

  • Organ

    Seriously? No 25 or 30 fps in full HD? No 50 or 60 fps in 720p? Goodbye Nikon. We hade a nice run but I’m now making the switch to Canon. (Yes, I DO care about the motion features in digital SLR’s)

    • Joe

      …and no one is holding you back. Everybody is free to choose whatever he likes best.

    • Jens

      That’s why I’m going to wait for the D400. And if that doesn’t have it, I will have no choice but to switch to Canon. And they better hurry up!

    • tresor

      You are making a mistake. 7d has 19 point AF, 60 is crippled (only controls one flash with flash controller) and no Microadjust.

  • Dan

    Here is what I gather. Go with the canon 60d if you need video, go nikon d7000 if you don’t but are still price conscious, or for 2-$300 more, go with the canon 7d and you get the best of both worlds. This is really a 7d competitor at $300 cheaper without the speed & video of the canon. I do like the dual sd slots though…the canon 60d should have had this

  • http://www.ronaldzimmerman.nl Ro_Serpiente

    Good specs. Light weight, high ISO, Tough body, 39 AF points. I am curious on how the tracking AF is. I am thinking of switching from Pentax. The only thing that I miss is a AF-S 200mm F2.8 with fast AF that’s <1000 euro . That's why I still prefer the Canon 7D or second hand 1D Mark III. The cheapest 200mm F2.8 with fast AF is more than 2000 euro. I don't like Sigma, so that's not an option.

  • Anonymous Coward

    I understand that people love to use a DSLR for video because of the bigger sensor and the implications of that for DoF opposed to the smaller sensors in dedicated video cam’s.

    But given that
    – videocams are catching up on bigger sensors.
    – Firmware/Electronics often have higher bitrate and colorbandwith (less compression)
    – ergonomics more geared to filming.
    – better connectivity like xlr’s
    – more recording feedback in sence of ‘zebra’s’ etc
    etc etc.

    Opposed to trying to emulate it by
    – rigging up the camera in a frame/shoulder rig to allow monting Mic’s, Lighting, Matbox,
    – adding focus puller for smoother action
    – add viewfinders or external monitors
    etc etc.

    Will we not look back in 5 years from know and shake our heads about this idea of trying to transform a dslr into a vid cam.

    Video on DSLR has it surely it uses…..but in the end it looks to me like trying to convert a mountain-bike into a race-bike by just switching to slick tires.

    • Dan

      The big question is why not? And nikon is so close with the live AF to making this feature amazing. All we needed was 1080p @30fps & manual control. They where only 6fps away. I don’t know why they can’t copy canon who has this in all of there dslr’s including the cheapest t2i.

      • PHB

        The convergence is happening, but on the EVIL platform rather than the DSLR.

        If you look at all the next generation professional camcorders, they are built on EVIL type platforms and most share lenses with a still camera range.

        The big sensor has some advantages, but also liabilities when it comes to video. All the cameras out there at the moment are doing video by dropping information out of the 12MP sensor frame. So a crop sensor with a native resolution of 1080 HD actually performs better. You also get much better cooling which is a major limiting factor when using a DSLR.

        What I expect we will see is a range of pro video cameras with the EVIL mount that use the still lenses.

  • AS

    Anyone notice the new “middle line” SB-700 has less power than the SB-600… New features vs. less power… For remotes the SB-600’s might still be the choice since they cost less…

    • http://www.aslightdelay.com aslightdelay

      Only problem — for some — might be the 600’s overheating issues.

    • so so

      On nikon site I see that SB600 and SB700 are both together. Before SB700 there was a SB800 still listed. So my opinion is that SB700 is a cheap version of SB800 (with new interface) and SB 900 is the expensive version of SB800 (new interface and more power). I think that nikon will make an SB500, that will be somewhere between SB400 and SB600, just IMHO.

      • Manne

        The SB-700 has a significantly lesser GN than the SB-800. But ergenomics are awful with the SB-800 when using the CLS system. Don’t even think about changing settings on location, and your shooting will be spoiled.

        Currently I own two SB-800. I’m considering to sell them and get one SB-900 and one SB-700 instead.

  • nonbeliever

    With the 6 fps is probably the same lie as in the D300s with 7 fps. As soon as you switch to 14bit it is reduced to 2 fps. Canon does not even have 12 bit anymore. This comparison is worth nothing as long as the real data is not stated anywhere.

    • Anonymous

      14 bit is a joke. I’ve tested it, and seen no difference unless the photograph is overly underexposed and pushed back. It has nothing to do with perceptible dynamic range. If the sensor & processor is not properly capable to interpret a certain high contrast image, even 32 bit wouldn’t help anything other than repeating & amplifying same data. I believe for 99% of photos, it’s not worth the hassle.

  • Nau

    sb700 goes on a shopping list for…..mmm…. xmas

  • anon

    Please, Mr Nikon, keep your video and give (?) us decent pixcount on FF !!! (or divide the price of d3x by 4)

  • Merv

    Great work NRAdmin

    Nikon seems to be putting questions to Canon all over the place, except for maybe video but Canon always has been making video cameras while Nikon had to start from very far behind

    I am thinking the D300s/D700/D3s/D3x are going to have some completely new features.

  • http://www.yumaweddingphotography.com Vince

    Really though, how is the ISO performance? I am curious to see some High ISO samples. If it beats the D300s on ISO performance then I am sold, this will be used as a backup camera. However, if it doesn’t then I will wait for the D300s replacement.

  • David

    D7000 – 39 AF points but only the centre 9 are cross type points.
    60D – 9 AF points and all are cross type.

    I would rather have 9 cross points spread out over the viewfinder rather than 9 cross points stuck in the centre. More is not always better.

    D7000 and 60D to different cameras aimed at different markets both great cameras that will appeal to different users in different ways.

  • Tombstone Tommy

    Yep I called this. D300s sales now dead in the water. Nikon can’t afford to wait too long to announce their pro lineup plans for replacing the 300/700.

    • http://www.facebook.com/eatonphotography Justin

      Can’t wait to see the price of the D300s to drop :D

  • Goyko

    If I have a SU-800 and a SB-900 as potential master units is there really a point in paying the 110$ extra for the SB-700 over the SB-600? The better controls don’t matter if I only use them as slaves controlled from camera. The gelholder would be nice but not worth the 110$.

    2 SB-700 or 3 SB-600….

  • Spanky

    Hello, my new backup camera! At 690 grams, this thing will play backup for my D700 just fine! It was always tough to justify carrying a D700 and a D300 as primary/backup, but with the price point on the 7000 it looks to be a winner.

  • Morg

    great a new battery just what I didnt want!

    • http://www.facebook.com/eatonphotography Justin

      A new battery that get great life so you have to own as many :D

  • ZRH

    The pro Nikon line must be tremendous. This D7000 looks ok, but the lack of 1080/30fps (or more) is deal breaker for serious action/speed video. I used to not give a flip about video but now I am loving it and it opens up whole new market, so why not get it all in one camera? Come on Nikon, slay Canon on their video turf! D400/800, bring it! I know it will have the goods. It just has too.

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  • http://www.dafyddowen.com Daf

    Interesting – photo of the slides from the UK announcement:
    http://www.photographyblog.com/news/nikon_d7000_details/

  • http://bibikova.com ben

    Too bad no hi ISO pics.

    • http://www.facebook.com/eatonphotography Justin

      I was really hope to see some too. Hopefully to see some in the coming weeks :)

  • Full frames soon!

    Well, quite a few Canon users who bought the Canon 60D and even the Canon 7D are now envious of the specs of this new Nikon D7000 and I cannot blame them!

    The Nikon D7000 has an amazing set of features (even pro features) at a price that is low! What more could Nikon give potential buyers?!!

    When you see this kind of amazing specs for the Nikon D7000, you wonder what will be the specs of the update to the D700, the D800?!! It surely will also be amazing and even much better than this already amazing specs of the Nikon D7000.
    And I stop even considering the specs of the Nikon D4 when it comes out!!!

  • BIG ROD

    This looks like an excellent camera.

    However, going over to Nikon USA’s website and looking at the D7000, the 10-pin port (for infrared & RF wireless work) is not on this camera which is usually located on the left top of the camera like the D300s & D700). A significant feature lost, but I suppose a price to pay for being under the D300s int he Nikon product line.

    Mainly though, to REALLY, REALLY make the D7000 and future higher line of cameras more FILMMAKER FRIENDLY (in addition to the great photography features set) to go along with the 1080p image, the next step is for Nikon to REPLACE or COMPLIMENT the 3.5mm UNBALANCED audio input port with a true TA3 analog BALANCED input port. Since the TA3 port is not as big as an XLR port, the TA3’s form factor would fit on these DSLR cameras. This will allow the easier use of XLR cables and microphones and insure the audio signal is clean with minimal to no sound buzzing which a 3.5mm port does not do.

    Another added solution would be to sell a separate module accessory with dual XLR ports. This module would mount and connect to the bottom of these cameras with a special pin mount like the optional battery grip to provide superior sound (however, still keeping the above TA3 port). This module, of course, would have the standard tripod screw mount as well so we can still lock down the camera on a tripod.

    My two cents…

    • human tripod

      TA3F would still be unbalanced, unless it was mono. You wouldn’t gain anything.

    • X

      Balanced insures noise/hum-less sound…

      let me tell you with an EE background with proper equipment you DON’T need balanced for an external hot shoe mounted mic with a few inch/cm shielded cable!

      If it still hum then the problem is somewhere else!

  • http://www.facebook.com/eatonphotography Justin

    Great work on your predictions Admin.

  • maceda

    Why the reduction in spec. from the D90 for bracketing?

    • human tripod

      Isn’t it still 2-3 frames?

  • QH

    They crippled the bracketing!!!

    The D90 could do +-2EV. The D7000 can only do +-1EV.

    HDR is very popular now. Even the iPhone 4 has HDR built in.

    What pisses me off is that its a simple firmware change, but god forbid Nikon actually upgrade their camera’s firmware to add a feature (they’ll do it to cripple a feature though – like the D300 hack to get higher FPS).

    • human tripod

      CRAP!!!!!!!!!!!!! You’re right.

    • 10thNikon

      Yes – this is a confusing omission. HDR has become much easier lately with PS CS5 and various other plugins. Sometimes I like the extreme looks, but the realisitic ones are really important for things like indoor architecture etc…
      D90 had 2 stops EV, and I used that often.

    • human tripod

      I guess the workaround will be to adjust the RAW exposures (+/- 1 EV), after the fact. 14-bit should leave plenty of headroom for that. But it still sucks.

  • http://tumbleweed-092.livejournal.com Slow Gin

    Yes, Nikon, YES!

    I’m very glad that I had switch from Canon. Now using D5000 but not that long time ago joined hard job to make possible purchase full-frame body. The new D7000 shows that Nikon is a photographer’s camera, usable camera, precise tool, not the status bullshit for consumptors and measurebators. I wish to buy one, but since that camera made in so ultimate way — this shows that successor of D700 can be much better that I could imagine. So still wait for news about D800 (or call it whatever). No signs of bad Nikon’s behaviour. Thank you!

  • Dennis

    The specs on the D7000 product page show the image area as 4928 x 2364, which is not 16 MP. Am I missing something?

    • d40-owner

      Yes you are.
      The resolution is 4,928 x 3,264 = ~16,1Mpixel

  • 2cents

    After watching the videos, mounting the camera to an R/C helicopter was really cool! And the shots from it were pretty sweet as well.

  • Bubba Satori

    What a great camera.
    It’s a shame, though, that Nikon crippled the HDR capabilities by limiting AEB to three exposures and two stops. What were they thinking? Hopefully that will be rectified in a firmware upgrade.

    • QH

      Nikon never even released one firmware upgrade for the D90 since its release. I highly doubt they’ll add a feature via a simple firmware upgrade. They would rather get you to buy the D300/s/replacement.

    • human tripod

      3 exposures is plenty at 2 EV. It’s the 1 EV max that killed it. The alternative would be upping the exposures to 5, at 1 EV increments.

      • Bubba Satori

        That’s what I meant. Thanks for the clarification. The 1 EV max increment with only three exposures is a shame.

        • d40-owner

          I’m not sure the exposure bracketing is crippled.
          nikonusa.com has the exact same description for bracketing on both the D90 and D7000: “2 or 3 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 or 1 EV”.
          Even the D300s has this description: “From 2 to 9 exposures in increments of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 or 1 “.

          • QH

            You are right!!! The D90 specs on Nikon list the following:

            Exposure Bracketing Yes
            2 or 3 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 or 1 EV

            So there is still hope!!!

            Regarding the D200/D300/D300s, it can’t do +-2EV even though it can bracket up to 9 frames. That’s for sure.

          • human tripod

            Thanks for the hope!!

            • Hojo

              From the Chase Jarvis Twitter blog regarding the bracketing range:

              “Nick Wednesday – 15th of September, 2010 at 12:39 pm #
              I am stoked to purchase this camera, but I noticed in one of the previous comments that someone posted the D 7000 could only autobracket for 3 exposures in 1-stop increments. Please tell me this isn’t so – it would make it very cumbesome for HDR. This could be a show-stopper for me. Even my D80 brackets in 2-stop increments, which is great for HDR.”

              scott rinckenberger Wednesday – 15th of September, 2010 at 3:19 pm #

              Nick, good news: it brackets 3 exposures at up to 2 stop increments.

              YEA!!! (assuming he is correct)

  • So Nie

    To some extend this D7000 implies BAD news for a D300 successor, just as with 60D/7D that might proof to be a supercharged d7000: having the same sensor but more AF points and by having 2 expeed chips and more capable support electronics it will boost fps in stills and video.

    I hope it will not be the case. I don’t need video and faster framerates, I want low noise, better sensitivity, more exposure lattitude and dynamic range, bigger color gamut and color accuracy, better WB performance, less or no antialias filtering and I would also not shy away of some more pixels then what a D300/D700 offers.

    Simply put: I want a better camera and not something that does it all faster but not better.

  • http://www.bonzo.com bonzo

    Great body, and an even better array of prime lenses 24,35,50,85 all 1.4!

    Now I hope Nikon will focus attention to 200/2.8, 300/4 and 400/5.6 segment.

    • http://www.ronaldzimmerman.nl Ro_Serpiente

      Indeed! I want to switch from Pentax to Canon or Nikon. For now it will be Canon because of the 200mm F2.8 prime!

  • Marc

    Make me want to switch to nikon from canon 50D if I had the money.

  • Marty

    HIGH ISO SAMPLE (ISO3200)

    Chase Jarvis just up a sample of ISO3200:

    http://blog.chasejarvis.com/blog/nikon-d7000-preview-images/

    It is out of a pre-production camera. As an early adopter of the D200 I really don’t want to see banding anymore in my pics, but…do I see banding in the wheelwell in this pic?

    • PixelPeeper

      http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4151/4993556589_7ccd9c539c_b.jpg

      WB changed and with a curve in PS made some brighter to exaggerate the artifacts.

    • Dreuben

      Thanks for the link!, looks very promising… better then D90/D300 for sure… that’s all that matters to me. Of course 1080p 60fps video would be great, but for $1200.00 maybe that is a little too much to ask… 5 years from now though… it’s funny how nobody pays attention to the price, if you want a great camera, get a D700, no doubt about that, but $2300 is still $2300…

    • http://www.facebook.com/eatonphotography Justin

      Sweet. Looks pretty good to me. Also that photo was taken at f4.0 so my 50 1.8 is gonna be awesome on it :D

  • http://eleventhphotograph.com EP

    Is anyone else waiting for Nikon to announce a slightly more advanced DX body *with* 720p video at 60 frames a second? And with manual controls to aperture, shutter speed, exposure and volume?

    Please Nikon, do this…
    Good work Admin btw.

    • D40/owner

      Well, the D7000 already has full manual control of aperture, ISO and shutter during video capture.
      We are still missing the 60fps, though.
      But really, that may be the only gripe, together with what do the U1/2 banks really store (the jury is still out on that one).
      Everything else is just A.W.S.O.M.E. !!!!

      • WoutK89

        It doesnt do Aperture while recording

  • http://snailartphotography.daportfolio.com/ benjamin

    thanks admin! great job!

    • http://www.facebook.com/eatonphotography Justin

      +1 million

  • Mock Kenwell

    Holy S#*%! Why is the 35mm the same price as the 24mm? I thought wider and faster was more difficult to manufacture, so shouldn’t the 35mm be less? Man, I was hoping for the $1200 range. That’s a little disappointing.

    • Eric Pepin

      I agree, if it was around 12 – 1400 I would have bought it within the next few months, 1700 is pushing it though.

  • http://www.thomasscibilia.com drooling over d7000

    What would you guys recommend for the sd cards since the increase to 6fps and video (I’m not talking about size I mean class 6, class 10, sdhc or sdxc, etc.)?

  • Enesunkie

    It doesn’t look like there is a battery level indication on the top LCD anymore. :(

  • mike23

    is my tamron 28-75mm F2.8 work on this new d7000?
    Pls help.
    i just sold my d90 body for this camera…

    • WoutK89

      Yes it will work, all Nikon lenses with the F-mount (that’s over 50 years of lenses already) keep on working on Nikon’s DSLR’s

  • Eric Pepin

    end of the day, to be perfectly honest, I could never show up to a wedding, personally, with a camera that has scene modes and easy auto on the dial, the same camera every uncle will have. Its not just about the camera, hell your tripod is more important then the camera, but still, marketing is everything.

    I think most professionals will wait for a d400. Feature wise though the D7000 is looking to be a winner and im very happy Nikon has not removed features from it (AF fine tune, etc) to push people to higher end models.

  • Hojo

    Another comment from Chase Jarvis Twitter blog:

    regarding fps for 14 bit NEF (considering the D300s 7-8 at 12 bit, but only does 2.5 fps at 14 bit)

    Dave Wednesday – 15th of September, 2010 at 11:16 am #
    When shooting 6fps, how many 12 bit NEFs could you take before slowing down? How many 14 bit NEFs before slowing down? Can you even do 6fps in 14 bit RAW?

    Reply

    scott rinckenberger Wednesday – 15th of September, 2010 at 12:00 pm #

    Just shot a 10 frame burst at 6FPS with 14bit RAW and Large Fine Jpeg turned on. 11 frame burst with 12bit RAW and no Jpegs.”

  • Kenny Son

    Forgive the ignorance but what is AF fine tune?

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