Nikon D7000 is a new name in the prosumer category
The majority of the amateur photographers look for some innovative feature in their cameras. Another important concern is the functionality of the camera. If you are also looking for the same then Nikon D7000 is the perfect camera for you. Numerous people were surprised when its release was announced last September. At that time a D90 successor had already been waiting for some time and people were expecting to see how easily it can outturn the D300S. There are some categories in which the D7000 is capable of outgunning the D300S, the semi-pro cousin. This means both the D300S and D90 owners has a better option to upgrade.
The new prosumer DSLR Nikon D7000 is equipped with a 16.2-mp picture sensor, which aids in capturing images in the DX format. Main features of the D7000 incorporate Full HD 1080p video recording with full-time manual and autofocus control, an ISO scope of 100 to 25600, improved EXPEED 2 image processing tool, a 3D Colour Matrix measuring system, an Auto-focus system along with 3D tracking, continuous shots of 6fps, a LCD screen of 3 inch, a magnesium alloy body that is moisture protected and double card slots. The body of the Nikon D7000 comes at $447.00 and with Nikkor 18-105mm lens kit it costs $599.99.
Lens kit and Quite mode
The Nikkor 18-105mm lens kit that comes with the D7000 fits perfectly with the body of the camera. In spite of having only one plastic mount the lens fits perfectly with a click that reassures that the lens is tightened. This feature adds to the Vibration Reduction advantage. None of the Nikon lenses offer you in-camera picture stabilization feature. This means the versatile and relatively affordable 18-105mm lens kit is a good option to consider if you don’t have any other Nikon lenses. The shutter pressing sound of the Nikon D7000 is quieter than any other DSLR. The shutter actually comes with a typically dampened mirror slap which produces very little sound when the shutter is pressed. In addition to this, you can capture pictures in the Quiet mode to make things quieter. In this mode, the mirror is raised rather slowly which in turn reduces the noise further. This might lead to some shutter lag but that is negligible. The Quite mode is perfect for capturing snaps of sleeping babies.
The Nikon D7000 comes with a standard DSLR design which has a shooting form switch at the top of the camera. This dial allows the photographer to select among the 19 separate scene types. You can also choose the shutter-priority, aperture and the manual mode using this switch. Just next to the shutter button is the Exposure Compensation button. The settings of the Exposure Compensation can be adjusted by holding the button using the forefinger of the right hand and spinning the control wheel at the top of the camera with the thumb. Another button on the other side of the shutter is used to set the metering.
The best part about the Nikon D7000 is that all the key settings are clearly visible on the LCD placed on a small panel. This DSLR camera has over 900 reviews on Amazon.com and has an average user rating of 4,6/5! Truly one of the better DSLR cameras out there at the moment.