Nikon D7000

Released September, 2010
New: D7100 (Mar, 2013)
  • 16.1 MP
  • APS-C 23.6 x 15.6 mm CMOS
  • 3" LCD
When shooting with the camera to the eye, it's nice to know that the images won't have too many surprises around the edges as the viewfinder provides a 100% field of view.
by TechRadar (Dec, 2011)
9 Out of 10

Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of the Nikon D7000

Image Quality

RAW image quality independent of lens

D7000
9.6
D7100
9.8
D5300
9.9
DxOMark Low light, DxOMark Color depth and DxOMark Dynamic range

Focusing

How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

D7000
7.6
D7100
8.1
D5300
7.9
Focus lag, cross type focus points and focus points

Responsiveness

How much delay is there between you and your photo?

D7000
8.4
D7100
8.6
D5300
8.5
Focus lag, continuous shooting and Startup delay

Reviews

What do the experts think?

D7000
9.1
D7100
9.2
D5300
9.1
Reviews from nikonrumors.com, reviews.cnet.com, trustedreviews.com, techradar.com and 5 more

9

Camera Rocket Score

Image Quality, Focusing, Responsiveness and Reviews

D7000
9.0
D7100
9.2
D5300
9.1

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Nikon D7000

Low light image quality Highest ISO setting that still achieves great image quality

D7000
1,167 ISO
EOS 700D
681 ISO
EOS 60D
813 ISO

Resolution Results from photos of standard resolution charts

D7000
2,000 LPH
D7100
3,000 LPH
D3300
3,000 LPH

Focus lag Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

D7000
238 ms
D5300
200 ms
D5500
201 ms

Shutter lag Delay to take a photo when prefocused

D7000
53 ms
D3300
81 ms
D5300
80 ms

Startup delay Delay from power on to first photo

D7000
400 ms
EOS 700D
700 ms
D7100
300 ms

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

D7000
6 fps
Nikon D500
10 fps
EOS 1300D
3 fps

Photo Gallery Wallpaper quality closeups of the camera

Reviews Word on the street for the Nikon D7000


8.0
As well as extra resolution, the new sensor also offers a higher 'standard' ISO span of 100-6400, expandable up to the equivalent of ISO 25,600.

9.0
The Nikon D7000 lets you dial in shutter speeds of up to 30 seconds and has a Bulb mode as well for exposure times of practically any length, which is very good news if you are seriously interested in night photography.

9.0
We were shooting mainly using natural light with the D7000 - both indoors and out - and were very impressed with the results we were getting from combination of sensor and supplied 18-105mm zoom lens.

6.0
As it has 16.2 million pixels on its CMOS sensor the Nikon D7000 has a higher resolution than all other Nikon APS-C (DX) format DSLRs.

8.5
It's not a lightweight camera, but it feels very sturdy and well built, with a solid grip and enough heft to offset the weight of many heavy pro lenses.

Overall

8.2 Out of 10

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Sensor

It does a reasonably good job, but the best results are still obtained by shooting raw images to ensure the maximum amount of data is captured for post capture adjustment.
by TechRadar (Dec, 2011)
This pixel count marks a significant departure for Nikon as previously the company was adamant that 12 million pixels are enough for any DX format camera.
by TechRadar (Dec, 2011)
Though I'd probably say the D7000's JPEG photos are clean up through only ISO 800, they remain very good through ISO 1,600.
by c|net (Nov, 2010)

Focus

One of the most interesting features of the Nikon D7000 is its full-time autofocus (AF-F) mode that operates when images are composed on the LCD screen or during video shooting.
by TechRadar (Dec, 2011)
In Single-servo AF the Single-point mode is preferable as the user is in able to specify which AF is used.
by TechRadar (Dec, 2011)
The D7000's Multi-CAM 4800DX focus module allows the user to set the number of AF points that are used in the Dynamic Area tracking process to 9, 21 or 39.
by TechRadar (Dec, 2011)

Image quality

Default JPEGs are clean of artifacts and with natural colors and tonality.
by DPReview (Nov, 2010)
The camera produces great image quality in most shooting situations, and it shines in low light, providing (just about) useable images right up to its ISO ceiling of 25,600 (equivalent).
by DPReview (Nov, 2010)
At lower sensitivities the camera produces detailed JPEG output with a natural color response.
by DPReview (Nov, 2010)

Iso

We're at ISO400 and still we're getting a clean, clear and crisp image.
by TrustedReviews (Jun, 2014)
The Nikon D7000 also has ISO Sensitivity Auto Control, activated from the shooting menu.
by Photography Blog (Nov, 2010)
At the lower end of the sensitivity scale up to ISO 1600 the Nikon D7000 shows a better signal to noise ratio result than the other cameras.
by TechRadar (Dec, 2011)

Video

In addition, the Nikon D7000 is only the second Nikon DSLR to feature Full HD video technology, the D31000 was the first, and it has a more advanced metering system than any other Nikon DSLR as it uses a 2,016 pixel sensor.
by TechRadar (Dec, 2011)
There are two SDXC card slots, which is both unusual and welcome, and you can configure them in functional ways: for overflow, backup, raw vs. JPEG, video vs. still.
by c|net (Nov, 2010)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

Type CMOS
Megapixels 16.1 MP
Resolution 4928 x 3262
Size APS-C
Area 23.6 x 15.6 mm
Crop factor 1.5x
Pixel size 22.9 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 6,400 ISO
Light sensitivity (Boost) 6,400 ISO to 25,600 ISO
Codecs
  1. RAW
  2. JPEG
Self cleaning sensor Yes
Tested vertical resolution 2,000 LPH
Tested horizontal resolution 2,000 LPH

focus system

Type Phase detection
Focus points 39
Cross type focus points 9
Supports continuous No

shutter

Min 30 s
Max 1/8000 s

form factor

Size 132 x 105 x 77 mm
Thickness 77 mm
Weight 780 g
Is weather sealed Yes

features

Is a smart camera No
Includes a GPS No
Supports HDR No
Automatic panorama No
Create realistic 3D images No
Image stabilization None

video

Video 1920 x 1080 @ 24 fps
Shoots video in 24p Yes
Shoots high speed video No
External mic jack 3.5mm
Autofocus while shooting video Contrast detection
Autofocus type Contrast detection
Autofocus supports continuous Yes

display

Type LCD
Size 3"
Resolution 920 k dots
Has a touch screen No
Has a flip out screen No
Supports live view Yes

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror Opaque
Viewfinder Viewfinder
Type Pentaprism
Coverage 100%
Magnification 0.94x
Viewfinder size 0.62x

performance

Max continuous shooting 6 fps
Battery life 1,050 photos
Continuous shooting 6 fps, JPEG
Focus lag 238 ms
Shutter lag 53 ms
Startup delay 400 ms
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