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It’s hard to imagine how Nikon could possibly bring out a camera to replace the D90, but they managed it. The Nikon D7000 Digital SLR is not only relatively compact, but also very powerful. With a 16 Megapixel sensor and 39 autofocus points, the D7000 DSLR is perfect for the serious enthusiast. The Nikon D7000 is packed with features such as dual SD card slots, full High Definition video and two customizable settings so you can set the camera to your favourite specifications for certain conditions. This camera boasts an ISO range of 100-6400 (perfect for almost any lighting condition), as well as incredible speed for capturing fast subjects. While this camera is not for those just wanting to point and click, it’s perfect for those who want professional performance in a smaller, robust package.


 


A new DX-format CMOS image sensor and new image-processing engine, EXPEED 2, both developed by Nikon, enable capture of high-definition images with superior image quality

The D7000 is equipped with a new Nikon DX-format CMOS image sensor and a new image-processing engine, EXPEED 2. The camera offers an effective pixel count of 16.2-million pixels and enables capture of high-definition images exhibiting superior image quality with extremely detailed rendering and rich tones with smooth gradations. With standard sensitivity range of ISO100 - 6400 and additional increases of up to Hi 2 (ISO 25600 equivalent), the camera offers improved capability in shooting under dim lighting in the evening or indoors, and also expands possibilities for expression with rapidly moving subjects. 

EXPEED 2 is Nikon's latest image-processing engine developed using the ideas, expertise and technologies in digital imaging that Nikon has cultivated over the years. EXPEED 2 enables faster image processing, a high level of noise reduction, better color reproduction characteristics, and reduced power consumption.

A compact, elegant body that offers both authenticity and flexibility

A magnesium alloy has been adopted for the top and rear covers for increased durability in a size equivalent to that of the D90. All joints on the camera body have also been sealed to ensure a greater level of water and dust resistance.

A new 2,016-pixel RGB metering sensor

With 2,016 pixels, the new metering sensor developed for the D7000 offers twice the metering pixels as our previous high-end metering sensor. Prior to shooting, the 2,016-pixel RGB sensor acquires accurate information regarding the scene. That information is then reflected in auto-focusing, automatic exposure, i-TTL balanced fill-flash, and auto white balance control for extremely faithful images.

A new 39-point AF system 

An AF sensor module with 39 effective focus points Adoption of the new Multi-CAM4800DX autofocus sensor module enables certain acquisition and tracking of the intended subject with 39 focus points. 

Nine cross-type sensors at the most frequently used center of the frame allow for certain acquisition of the intended subject. In addition, the number of active focus points can also be limited to 11.

Superior subject acquisition and tracking performance

Depending upon the scene or subject, the AF-area mode can be selected from Single-point AF, Dynamic-area AF, 3D-tracking and Auto-area AF. Wide focus areas containing a large number of focus points work together to accurately acquire and track the subject.

D-Movie for recording and editing of full HD movies

The D7000 is equipped with the D-Movie function that enables recording of high-definition movies (1920 × 1080p, 24 fps) exhibiting superior video quality. Autofocusing during movie recording is possible using contrast-detect AF. When the focus mode is set to Full time-servo AF (AF-F) and the AF-area mode to Subject-tracking AF, the camera automatically maintains focus on a subject moving throughout the frame in three dimensions. 

The D7000 also offers in-camera movie editing functions that allow users to save a single frame as a still JPEG image or delete unnecessary portions from the beginning or end of movie files. Recording of stereo sound via an external microphone is also supported.

Other functions and features new to the D7000

  • A glass pentaprism for viewfinder frame coverage of approximately 100% and magnification of approximately 0.94× 
  • High-speed continuous shooting of up to 100 shots at approximately 6 fps, and a very precise and durable shutter unit that has passed testing for 150,000 cycles
  • New U1 and U2 settings on the mode dial allow users to assign frequently used settings including ISO sensitivity and exposure compensation, for instant recall, by simply rotating the mode dial 
  • Live view function that can be smoothly enabled with the dedicated live view switch 
  • Double SD memory card slot that enable use of two SD memory cards (SDHC, SDXC also supported) 
  • The Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL15, which enables capture of around 1,050 shots when fully charged 
  • Support for the new Multi-Power Battery Pack MB-D11 (sold separately), which holds not only Rechargeable Li-ion Batteries EN-EL15, but also AA batteries 
  • Nikon's image browsing and editing software, ViewNX 2, supplied with purchase
Available Colours Black
Array 16MP
Sensor Size 23.1 x 15.4mm
ISO/Sensitivity 100 - 6400
Image Stabilisation No
Autofocus Points No
Lens Mount Nikon
LCD Size 3.0"
Touchscreen No
Liveview Yes
Viewfinder Optical TTL
Min Shutter Speed No
Max Shutter Speed 1/8000 sec
Built-in Flash Pop-up
Continuous Shooting Speed 6 fps
Self Timer 10 sec, 2 sec, 20 sec, 5 sec
Metering Centre-weighted, Spot, 3D Color Matrix II, Average
Video Resolution Full HD 1080
Memory Type SDHC, SDXC
WiFi No
GPS N/A
Connectivity USB 2, HDMI
Battery EN-EL15
Battery Type Lithium-ion
Charger Includes Li-Ion Charger
File Formats AVI, RAW
Dimensions 132 x 105 x 77mm
Box Contents No
Skill Level Enthusiast, Semi-Professional
Lifestyle Uses Portrait, Sports, Travel/Landscape
Waterproof No
Manufacturer's Warranty 12 Months

Fantastic Camera!
Shutterbug , Melbourne , 15/08/2013

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Very happy with my new D7000. Images are crisp and screen is amazing to look at. Controls were little complicated at first but I got used to them pretty quickly. A must buy for keen photogs!

Pros: Build quality, Battery life, Screen size
Cons: Complicated, Bulky
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes


GREAT BUY
char , Melbourne, VIC , 1/06/2013

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This camera is fantastic. Picture quality is perfect. I have no idea of how to use all of the fancy stuff on it yet, so I am assuming that if you know the ins and outs of dslrs you will love it!

Pros: Build quality, Battery life, Screen size
Cons: Complicated
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes


very happy with my purchase
rachel atkinson , Bonbeach vic , 7/03/2013

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I find it very easy to use, the images produced are by far the best I have achieved . the 18-200 mm lens makes life so easy as one does not have to keep changing lens

Pros: Easy to use, Build quality, Battery life, Screen size
Cons: Bulky
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes


Excellent value at current price level with surprising good quality kit lens 18-105 & very good image quality once you work out the focussing system
Winston Mcleod , Melbourne , 1/03/2013

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Very good build quality except for door near forefinger that opens. I thought it was a fault in original camera & the retailer swapped for another body but which also had the same issue. Maybe a minor quality control problem. Lots of options in set up that you can tailor . Excellent kit lens 18-105 that delivers very good image quality for a walk about light package. Menu system is easy to follow & current prices represent good value for money. A nice camera. Setting up & understanding the complex focussing system can be daunting but once you grasp it , it works a treat.

Pros: Easy to use, Compact, Build quality, Battery life, Screen size
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes


D7000 is an excellent camera
Robted , Werribee , 3/01/2013

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I have found the camera to be an excellent balance of user friendly design and packed with powerful features to take anyone to the next level in their photography. I have found the images from the camrea to be very clear and crisp. The menu is very intensive and quite deep, but it is well layed out and from it you can change/modify just about setting on the camera.
This is my third Nikon and my first DSLR and I find that it is a wonderful progression from my older SLR cameras.

Pros: Easy to use, Build quality, Battery life, Screen size
Cons: Bulky
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes


Exceeded my expectations. A joy to operate.
David Campbell , Hurstbridge , 27/12/2012

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This camera has already exceeded my expectations, taking sparkling photos in a variety of conditions. I have used the camera by day and night, and am impressed with it in all respects. It is not a light-weight camera, but then again it does not take light-weight pictures. I submit photos to various industry magazines, and have already had quite a few photos from this camera published (to A4 page size). Low light and moving objects are handled with ease. Flash photos (subject over 3 metres away, outdoors) impressive. Having had earlier model Nikon DSLR, I found the controls easy to operate and intuitive, but I suspect that new users to Nikon would not take too long to develop similar comfort in using this camera. As I write this, I am desperately trying to find an excuse to get out and use the camera again, just for the sheer joy of photography with it. Special thanks to Rick from Greensborough Teds for his help in my purchase.

Pros: Easy to use, Build quality, Battery life, Screen size
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes


A great entry-level SLR packed with pro-level features
Ash Silva , Brisbane, Australia , 9/12/2012

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Great camera for the serious enthusiast.

Has lots of 'pro' level features packed into it, which is very welcome considering its relatively cheap price. Battery life is excellent, and the dual SD card slots are a great inclusion and come with flexible options to suit different situations.
Can be a bit tricky to pick up and use off the bat, but for anyone with even a bit of experience it will prove to be a mostly smooth and well-made transition. The camera's size and weight can prove to be a bit of an issue during long walks and journeys, but that's the price you pay choosing to carry around any SLR. One the other side of that though, it is more than worth carrying such a bulky piece of kit when you are able to catch those moments that compact point-'n-shoots just can't catch.

The EXPEED 2 sensor performs very well and the 39 sensor points with 9 cross-type sensors coupled with multiple focus modes perform excellently in almost any situation, and the camera's high ISO levels make changing ISO settings a very viable option when balancing out shutter speed and aperture settings - something I just couldn't do with my old D3000. The 16.2 megapixel resolution also ensure your photos can be blown up to large proportions whilst remaining extremely sharp.

Overall an excellent camera body and one well worth the purchase. I haven't looked back since I dropped the cash and bought one, it's proven to be much more than I'd initially hoped. I can't see myself needing to buy anything to replace it in the foreseeable future.

Pros: Easy to use, Build quality, Battery life
Cons: Bulky
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes


Excellent camera
Keith McCutcheon , 7/12/2012

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It is great to use this camera which allows you to control and compose every aspect of your proposed photo. Image definition is great and reflects exactly what you see in the viewfinder or live view monitor. The easy choice of focus and exposure methods is an advantage. I like the customized shooting settings for quick access to your regular setup for certain types of photographs.

Pros: Easy to use, Build quality, Battery life, Screen size
Cons: Battery life
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes


Great camera, no regrets
Papparazzi , Central Coast , 10/11/2012

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Very good camera to use, all dials in easy access positions and can take very good photos

Pros: Easy to use, Build quality, Battery life, Screen size
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes


Great camera. Highly recommended
Adam , Warrandyte Victoria , 28/06/2012

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After the D40X, it's a breeze to use with the majority of the controls available at your fingertips, not hidden deep in the menu system. Really love the picture quality and the dual card slots for either an overflow or one for pictures, one for Videos. The only disappointments are the average battery life and the lack of an articulated LCD screen, which is the main benefit of a screen over the viewfinder. Otherwise I love it.

Pros: Easy to use, Build quality, Screen size
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes


Starting out and WOW what a great camera with fantastic features.
Choc , Melbourne , 16/06/2012

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This camera is great for someone who is looking to get a proffesional quality shot easy. the ability to go from full auto to full manual and anything in between isn't hard so you can grow with the D7000 very quickly.

With feature like twin memory cards, scene selecting, part auto & part manual I don't think you could go past this camera.

I would buy this camera every time!

Pros: Easy to use, Build quality, Battery life, Screen size
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes


ok body, iso button wrong place, too complicated menu
andy , sunshine coast , 3/05/2012

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top controls not to clear

Pros: Battery life, Screen size
Cons: Complicated, Build quality
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes


Powerful DSLR for Enthusiast
Pos8tive , Melbourne , 26/04/2012

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I love my Nikon D7000. It’s one of the best DSLRs I’ve used to date. Sure, there are a it takes a bit to get use to but that happens with any new piece of hardware.

Things that are draw backs are the aperture adjustment in live view and movie mode, buffer for continuous RAW image capture.

But, where the rubber meets the road, the D7000 is a rock solid with a strong body it is a enthusiast camera that’s does turn the heads of pros I have found so far.

There are many things about the D7000 that impress me, starting with image quality also has a 39-point AF system, which sports 9 cross-type sensors. I found out that D7000′s AF options are similar to those found in higher-end DSLRs

I highly recommend the Nikon D7000 for any enthusiast looking for a powerful, DSLR on the market to date for the money I'm so glad that I bought mine.

Pros: Easy to use, Build quality, Battery life, Screen size
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes


Overall, it takes great quality images.
MICHAEL , MELBOURNE , 25/04/2012

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The size of the camera is slightly bulky, but overall takes fantastic video footage and photos. The clarity and quality is definitely defined when using this camera.

Pros: Build quality, Battery life, Screen size
Cons: Bulky
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes


Good all round camera
Shutter Shooter , Melbourne , 19/04/2012

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A very sturdy camera, excellent build quality, but as any camera that value it is rather bulky and tiresome to carry around for a day. Battery life is okay, around 500 photos for a full battery life. Image quality is good, a descent number of megapixels. It passes the criteria as a high end crop sensor DSLR; and for all its features it is good value for money.

Pros: Build quality, Screen size
Cons: Bulky, Battery life
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes


Great Camera
Bill , Hoppers Crossing , 19/04/2012

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From using a compact camera to the SLR D7000, has been a little hard, I think I might need to get some lessons.

Pros: Build quality, Battery life, Screen size
Cons: Complicated
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes


a brilliant camera
elise , melbourne , 14/04/2012

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the d7000 is an overall fantastic camera. it's super easy to use, has a really good big screen, the image quality is pretty darn good, and it as a sturdy body thats easy to grip and hold onto. this camera is such a delight to have! plus with the dual card slots you cant lose, you'll always have enough space for your photos.

Pros: Easy to use, Build quality, Battery life, Screen size
Cons: Bulky
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes


Amazing in low light.
Semi - Pro , Melbourne , 12/04/2012

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I shoot a few weddings a year and I love this camera. After years of shooting with a D70s and being very happy with it, I was amazed at the advances with the D7000 when shooting in low light. The D70s would become too grainy at ISO 800, but i can shoot in near darkness at ISO 3600 or ISO 6400 with good results. All other features are similar to Nikon DSLR's, except the added duel card reader, knowing that your shots are being backed up onto two different cards gives great peace of mind.
I was not sure about upgrading as even after years of use, my D70s was working fine, but I couldn't be happier and totally feel that my money was well spent.

Pros: Battery life, Screen size
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes


Excellent
Magi H , Eagle Heights , 5/02/2012

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Very happy with this camera and have some wonderful photos to show off. I have made great progress learning its features and now all I need is to quit work so I can shoot all day LOL.

Pros: Easy to use, Build quality, Battery life, Screen size
Cons: Bulky
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes


The D7000 has every function that a camera enthuisiast needs plus takes great photos.
Retniap , Melbourne , 27/01/2012

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In addition to the D7000 I also have a D90 and a P7000. On a very recent trip to Antarctica, the D7000 performed very well in low temperatures. The 2 SD card slots using 1 for RAW and the other for a JPEG ensured that 2 copies of all my photos were securely recorded. Even in strong wind the D7000 was easy to hold and take photos one handed while hanging on to the ships rail with the other hand. The photos I have of icebergs are phenomenal. Overall, a wonderful camera.

Pros: Easy to use, Compact, Build quality, Battery life
Cons: Screen size
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes


Very good.
Jo , Adelaide , 26/01/2012

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I did not regret buying D7000. Good quality pictures and easy to use. A bit bulky but it's alright. I already take a lot of pictures with it and all are clear and in good quality even the video the quality and clearness are excellent. The battery did not last long as what I expected. It just die on me. May need to buy another extra battery. I hope it is not so expensive. Anyway, I highly recommend it to my family members and friends.

Pros: Easy to use, Build quality, Screen size
Cons: Bulky, Battery life
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes


A solid camera that takes great photos.Can be as simple as a point and shoot or as complicated as a pro camera.
PaulyBoy , Sydney , 26/01/2012

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This is a fabulous camera that just feels great to hold and takes incredible photos even in auto (point and shoot) mode. My experience has been so dramatic because I stepped up from an old point and shoot to this. WOW! What a difference it is going from 1 photo every 15 seconds to 6 a second. What a change from constantly charging the batteries to getting 1,000 photos from one charge! The quick zoom, the sharpness of the photos, the user-friendly dials combine to make the D7000 a superb choice. Not sure what else you would want. At the same time the camera can be used like a pro - but this requires a lot of practice. I am really happy with it and only regret I put off the purchase so long.

Pros: Easy to use, Build quality, Battery life, Screen size
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes


Excellent camera - all the keen photographer could need
AndyOz , Melbourne , 26/01/2012

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I am really pleased with the Nikon D7000 - it takes a while to get use to all the features, there are so many but that said in its simplest modes where you let the camera do all the thinking it takes excellent photos but it is rewarding to make the effort to get to understand and experiment with all the possibilities it offers.

Pros: Build quality, Battery life, Screen size
Cons: Complicated
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes


User friendly camera which is compatible with film camera lenses
Anne , Melbourne , 23/01/2012

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The D7000 camers is user friendly.
With the processor speed, it is very convenient to take photographs quickly with a good quality image.
I had a chance of experiencing the scene mode with landscapes and the photos were extremely good. The main advantage of this is, that it is compatible with the lenses that I used with the film camera long time back.

Pros: Easy to use, Build quality, Battery life, Screen size
Cons: Bulky
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes


great camera
Sandra Langford , Yeronga , 20/01/2012

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This SLR camera take a little time to get to know it has so many features that I am looking forward playing with. I recommend anyone who is new to this standard of camera
to buy a video which explains all the features. The 2 sd cards ork really well because I can make two copies and post one home for safe keeping while I am traveling. We tell
you more when I get back from 9 weeks in the outback with lots of photo's

Pros: Build quality, Battery life, Screen size
Cons: Bulky
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes


An excellent step up from Entry Level
Rene , Melbourne , 19/01/2012

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As you would expect from Nikon's Pro-sumer DSLR this is not a simple point-and-shoot. Coming from the older Entry Level D40, the D7000 affords much more versatility and function. Especially with low light or situations where the subject is moving at high speed (like sports), which is what my old camera lacked.
But with all that function there are a lot more controls to find and master. Thankfully the menus are not too departed from the D40, but there are a few things that I don't really know what they do... just yet.
If there was anything that needed improvment on the D7000, it would be a higher framerate on the Full-HD video. Other than that minor gripe, this is an absolutely fantastic camera.

Pros: Build quality, Battery life, Screen size
Cons: Complicated, Bulky
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes


D7000 so far a triumph.
Big Fan , Queanbeyan , 12/01/2012

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I've thoroughly enjoyed my new D7000, its speed and clarity has been a satisfying experience. There are many functions yet to explore, but so far it's customisation has been a useful inclusion to its design and usability.

Pros: Easy to use, Screen size
Cons: Bulky
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes


Perfect camera for the photography enthusiast
Nikki , Brisbane , 12/01/2012

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This is my first digital SLR (previously owned film SLR and compact digital cameras). I had considered buying the D3100 or the D5100 as I am relatively new to photography, but I am so glad I spent a bit extra to get the D7000 - it's worth the extra money! You don't run the risk of outgrowing the camera as your skills improve.

It is super easy to start using the auto features until you become more comfortable with the manual settings and the photos come out amazing for a simple 'point and shoot' scenario.

I've just started experimenting with all of the manual settings and different features and so far so good - definitely a fun little camera!

Note: I selected 'Bulky' as a con because I had to select at least one con, although in my opinion it kind of comes with the SLR territory.

Pros: Easy to use, Build quality, Battery life, Screen size
Cons: Bulky
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes


I am a happy customer who is excited about telling others about this amazing camera. I love It..Thank u Nixon
Sambro , Patterson Lakes Vic , 11/01/2012

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I am a happy customer who is excited about telling others about this amazing camera. I love It..Thank u Nixon

Pros: Easy to use, Compact, Build quality, Battery life, Screen size
Cons: Build quality
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes


Great
Andys pix , Highett VIC , 5/01/2012

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Great new toy. Great step up from D60. Handy having info on separate lcd screen. Mode dial much better on left side of body as always seemed to get accidently changed on old D60.

Pros: Easy to use, Build quality, Battery life, Screen size
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes


absolutely brilliant
manbrettimages , Lower Plenty , 29/12/2011

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I always wanted a D300 but having now purchased and used the D7000 I am more than happy. The handling is wonderful, the controls well laid out and the build quality is magnificent. as for the images,, the resolution and dynamic range is better than I expected. I have renewed confidence in carrying the camera around and swinging it into action whenever a shot "happen to present itself". the startup response is excepionally fast too.

Pros: Easy to use, Build quality, Battery life, Screen size
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes


Amazing!
Happy Snapper , Melbourne , 2/12/2011

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I love my D7000. I got it with the 18-55mm and the 55-300mm lenses and they are great. the camera is small and easy to use but without forfitting any functions. Great price for the quality and the only problems i could even begin to imagine is the 55-300mm lens which is a little slow to focus but apart from that i would and have recommended this camera to friends!!!

Pros: Easy to use, Compact, Build quality, Battery life, Screen size
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes


Overall this is a very good camera for enthusiasts
AB_D7000 , MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA , 28/11/2011

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At the time of writing my camera is 6 months old and has just been on its first overseas trip. The camera worked really well throughout, and withstood high altitude/low temperatures with minimal adverse affect to battery life.

Before the trip I set up the U1 & U2 user settings. This worked a treat and meant that one twist of the dial solved most of my exposure needs, rather than deciding what modes and settings need to be adjusted. I was consistently firing off shots in a couple of seconds while most people were fiddling with exposure modes etc. The overall camera setup can be as simple or as complex as you want it to be. Clearly though, for best results you need to know your gear and how to get the most out of it...

The standard 18-105 lens was adequate for most day to day needs. Sharpness was good for a standard lens and this was commented upon by both Canon and Pentax users! They also liked the large clear screen which seemed much better that what they were used to.

The large bright viewfinder is the key to getting good shots and this has helped me get better viewpoints & angles than before. And the shots I have had printed are full of vibrant colours & hues and have gone beyond my expectations.

One little niggle though is aprts of build quality. The little rubber grommets on the underside are flimsy and feel as though they will fall off. The door covering the SD cards opens too easily when getting the camera out of its bag. And the slide-in viewfinder blocker is ridiculous - surely an internal trapdoor-iris would be standard on a camera in this rpice range.

While the standard manual is ok, I bought the aftermarket magic lantern guide and this made setting up all the camera defaults easier. So I would recommend one to someone buyig this kind of camera.

I hope you find this info helpful!

Pros: Easy to use, Compact, Battery life, Screen size
Cons: Build quality
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes


Fallen inlove
Tiffsmale , Byronbay , 22/11/2011

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I have only recently moved on to a Nikon from the cannon and absolutely love the feel of the camera. There are a few new things to this camera which I must learn but the manual that comes with the camera. The menus are very easy to follow.

Pros: Easy to use, Build quality, Battery life, Screen size
Cons: Bulky
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes


Shutterbug
acesmum3 , Brisbane , 10/11/2011

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Have a new D7000 as a B'day pressie. Fab camera!! Very exciting being able to shoot from kilometres ! away, and get an excellent shot. Having such fun using it in rain, misty shots. Catching rain drops AND the reflected pictures in the water. very impressive getting fast speed and choosing that perfect shot out of 6-7 and not missing the moment!

Pros: Easy to use, Compact, Build quality, Battery life, Screen size
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes


Fantastic Camera - Prosumer defined
Chris , Melbourne , 8/11/2011

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Absolutely fantastic camera, I have previously used film SLR's and compact digital cameras (still do for parties/gatherings etc, where compact is preferred) but I have had a yearning for a digital SLR for some time but apart from the really high end professional cameras I found most consumer SLR's lacking primarily in features and build quality, then along came the D7000; it is the "it" camera and my first Nikon. Ted's did such a good deal and provided outstanding service. I have since added another lens to my kit, again bought from Ted's.

Pros: Easy to use, Build quality, Battery life, Screen size
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes


Nikon D7000 Semi Professional Camera
Darren Davis , Melbourne, Vic , 8/11/2011

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The Nikon D7000 is an excellent amateur/Semi-professional camera. The 16MP sensor is exceptional. Colours are vibrant and extremely sharp. Nikon has merged the very best of two models; the D90 and the D300. It is light, compact and very simple to use (if you are familiar with SLR's). I placed build quality in both pro's and con's. It is manufactured the same way all Nikons' are: has a good feel to it, shaped ergonomically well and is simple to hold, point and shoot. However, unlike the bullet proof D90 shell, it doesn't feel as solid. The dials at the top of body could very easily damage if dropped from a low height. Apart from that, if using the D7000 for video, be advised to have more than one battery :D The Image and Video quality is exceptional and as an all round semi professional camera, in the $1500 price range, it is an excellent camera and one I would highly recommend.

Pros: Easy to use, Compact, Build quality, Screen size
Cons: Build quality, Battery life
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes


Good camera, but no better image quality to my D90
benno241 , Adelaide , 6/11/2011

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Good camera, would question whether or not the image quality was any better than that of my Nikon D90. Apart from that i am still very happy with the camera. Battery life is excellent. I have had it in for repair once, very bad experience. The Nikon repair in Adelaide is one to stay well clear of, I would send my Nikon products interstate before going to the repairer at Halifax St, Adelaide.

Pros: Battery life
Cons: Build quality
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes


Fantastic camera, pity the instructions and software are so user-unfriendly!!
Alex Joseph , Melbourne , 3/11/2011

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This is my fifth video camera. I started video photography in the mid-80's, and have taken cameras all over the world, so I know a bit about this caper. I am NOT a professional, so I expect the manufacturer to provide enough guidance for me to access most of the features without having to spend hours and hours fiddling with complicated instructions. I have been using Canon still cameras since the late 70's, and I found them robust, simple, and easy to use. This is my first Canon video camera ( my previous four were Sony/Sony/Sony/Panasonic), and I will NEVER buy a Canon video camera again, nor will I recommend this to anyone, UNLESS Canon can produce simpler software and a GOOD BOOK of instructions for amateurs. Remember, if we buy a camera that costs in the $1500-$2000 range, we deserve to get this stuff! Why try to save money by supplying all the instructions on a CD ??? When you are in a remote location you need a BOOK, not a CD !!!! My son has a cheaper Sony, and my son's father-in-law has an even cheaper Sony. They are merrily using features that I know that my Canon has, but which I cannot access!!! I wish I knew where to turn for help. Websites have been no good. As a camera, it is fantastic. Takes brilliant HD video, which I have viewed on my plasma TV. But, I cannot save it to my computer, and I cannot transfer even the SD video to a disk!!! I am even willing to pay a considerable amount of money (which, in fairness, I should not have to!!) to somehow learn how to use this camera. I put the blame squarely on Canon. They have put all their energy into technology, and none into communication!! Guys, stop hiring more engineers, hire a few good English graduates, produce good instruction manuals, or you will anger even more customers!!

Pros: Compact, Build quality, Battery life, Screen size
Cons: Complicated
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes


Great camera, good value, if you want it, get it !
Robin , Gold Coast , 3/11/2011

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Nikon D7000 is a great camera. I particularly like the dual card slots and the artificial horizon, features you only got on professional cameras not long ago. It has features many photographers could only dream about a few years ago. If I was going to change anything, I would do away with the mode dial on the top left of the body and replace it with the dedicated buttons like on the D300S and professional cameras.
Fits easy in the hand and is always ready for use with the new type battery that it has.
It can be as easy or as technical to use as you set it. I have the 16 - 85 VR on mine and wouldn't trade it for any other lens. Photo quality is great. If you want it, get it.

Pros: Easy to use, Build quality, Battery life, Screen size
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes


This is a great camera to use, its feels comfortable in my hands
Cathy , Sandringham Melbourne , 3/11/2011

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Love this camera it does every thing i want plus more which I'm still learning. Carn't wait to take it over sea on our American holiday this summer their winter. Have already taken some beautiful sunset and lots of photos of my family and pets. Now have to decide which ones to put on my wall.

Pros: Easy to use, Build quality, Battery life
Cons: Bulky, Screen size
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes


excellent camera with a host of features and functions !
Wannabe Pro , Melbourne , 3/11/2011

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This is an excellent camera to challenge those budding photographers.
Quality of photos and speed of multiple shots is very good. auto and scene modes provides a wide range and is perfect for those 'quick happy snaps'.
Build is solid and you can feel it with every touch. went a whole day with just the one battery !

The menu configurations can be a bit daunting if you aren't a nikon person. Will take some getting used to. Most important is to regularly reset your settings so you know what you are setting.
Low light and some indoor shots will require manual intervention and settings.

Pros: Build quality, Battery life, Screen size
Cons: Complicated, Bulky
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes


Did all I wanted and I still am yet to know what it's capabilities are.
Rod , Port Melbourne , 2/11/2011

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I did not read the manual, I left the manual at home (by accident) flew to Europe and had no trouble getting the camera to do what camera's do best.

I broke the lens mount on Il De Re France however the camera still worked despite having to hold the lens in place with my hand

Pros: Easy to use, Battery life, Screen size
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes


A great camera
Nick , Melbourne , 2/11/2011

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I upgraded to the D7000 from a D40x - what a jump. The D7000 is far quicker with instant response when the shutter button is pressed. The picture quality is fantastic, even in low light. The camera is great at compensating to produce a good result. It has more features than I'll ever need including a HD movie recorder. The on screen menus make it easy to use. A great camera!

Pros: Battery life, Screen size
Cons: Complicated
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes


Superb
Gill , Victoria , 2/11/2011

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Superb quality using auto settings. Exceeded my expectations.

Pros: Build quality, Screen size
Cons: Bulky
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes


The Pictures I took by this look good.
Andy Hou , 2/11/2011

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It's a good Carema and worth of recommending.

Pros: Easy to use, Compact, Build quality, Battery life, Screen size
Cons: Complicated
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes


Excellent Camera for Mid Range price
ezzyjayne , melbourne , 2/11/2011

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Purchased this SLR in April as I had always wanted one and enrolled in a photography course. Teacher used the D700 too (always a bonus) and I found the camera easy to use and the photos of high quality.

Pros: Build quality, Battery life, Screen size
Cons: Bulky
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes


Awesome camera with heaps of features
Taurus , Melbourne , 2/11/2011

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I recently upgraded from a compact digital point and shoot, to this amazing DSLR. I bought the camera with the 18-105 VR lens and am totally loving it. Although I am very much a novice, I am amazed at the quality of the pictures on just the 'Auto' setting. I am slowly working my way around to playing with some of the other features, and am more than happy with the decision I made. I have always been a Canon fan, and was seriously considering the Canon 60D, however, I took the plunge on this camera, and have no regrets.

Pros: Easy to use, Build quality, Battery life, Screen size
Cons: Bulky
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes


excellent camera
Kate , Bayswater , 2/11/2011

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I used my camera for the first time on a recent overseas holiday and found it easy to operate. I was also very pleased with the long battery life. However the most impressive feature of the camera for me personally is the clarity of image. I am looking forward to learning about some of the more complex functions of my camera as I gain further experience in using it.

Pros: Easy to use, Build quality, Battery life
Cons: Screen size
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes


excellent camera
Kate , Bayswater , 2/11/2011

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I used my camera for the first time on a recent overseas holiday and found it easy to operate. I was also very pleased with the long battery life. However the most impressive feature of the camera for me personally is the clarity of image. I am looking forward to learning about some of the more complex functions of my camera as I gain further experience in using it.

Pros: Easy to use, Build quality, Battery life
Cons: Screen size
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes


excellent camera
Kate , Bayswater , 2/11/2011

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I used my camera for the first time on a recent overseas holiday and found it easy to operate. I was also very pleased with the long battery life. However the most impressive feature of the camera for me personally is the clarity of image. I am looking forward to learning about some of the more complex functions of my camera as I gain further experience in using it.

Pros: Easy to use, Build quality, Battery life
Cons: Screen size
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes


Fantastic Camera
Mark , Melbourne , 1/11/2011

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The camera is all I wanted and much more. Will capture great memories on all our travels...

Pros: Easy to use, Build quality, Battery life, Screen size
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes


The Nikon D7000 is a fantastic camera - highly recommended
LindaJJ , Melbourne , 1/11/2011

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I replaced my Nikon D80 with the new D7000 and although I love the new camera, it can be a bit tricky remembering how to use it's features. In fact, the camera has so much potential and has so many features I will never actually use them all. Overall it is solid, has a huge feature set and takes beautiful photos.

Pros: Build quality, Battery life, Screen size
Cons: Complicated, Bulky
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes


This camera is the extension of my attitudes, feelings, eyes capturing life
Linda Varno , Melbourne , 1/11/2011

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Nikon is very special for me. This camera shared with me my first trip overseas, my 40th birthday, my pleasure and memories. I have a feeling that this camera is very sensitive to the moods of owner. I love to set it in manual mode and experiment and learn from it. I love to use it in auto mode when you need to move quickly and capture images on the go, It has hips of capabilities and I am still learning. I love to use filters in camera, set the temperature and choose my own settings. The generosity and sensitivity of this camera is beyond any expectations.

Pros: Easy to use, Build quality
Cons: Bulky
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes


A fantastic camera for the consumer OR pro!
Damon Hunter , Point Cook , 1/11/2011

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I purchased my Nikon D7000 in May this year, after extensively researching the various DSLRs on the market. I wanted a DSLR that I could get my head around quickly (I had never before owned a DSLR) and that would take me from novice level right through to pro. The D7000 has not only met those requirements, it has exceeded them; only five months after purchasing it, I have already made back the cost of the camera and then some through paid product, landscape and real estate photography gigs, and am currently working towards an exhibition of work – and I have NEVER shot pro before!

I am almost completely self-taught and the D7000 was (and is) the perfect camera for someone who wants to start taking great shots sooner rather than later. The menu system is easy to use, the image quality is superb, the body is a good weight (it feels solid without being overly heavy or cumbersome) and little extras such as Nikon’s Active D-Lighting make high contrast scenes a breeze to shoot without having to bracket your shots; just turn on the Active D-Lighting and shoot – this has saved me a lot of time in various shooting situations.

And of course, the D7000 also does a great job of photographing family moments or your dog catching a frizbee, and if that’s all you’re going to use it for you definitely won’t be disappointed with the results.

In summary, I have nothing bad to say about the D7000 and considering that I’m already shooting pro gigs with it, I won’t be upgrading any time soon.

Pros: Easy to use, Compact, Build quality, Battery life, Screen size
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes


great
karlo , melbourne , 1/11/2011

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my first DSLR after 20 years with film slr, wonderful beast, many options for pictures which im still after 9 months finding, i dropped it once but no dents or anything, you get what you pay for!
thoroughly recommend

Pros: Build quality, Battery life, Screen size
Cons: Complicated
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes


A brilliant camera for an aspiring photographer
Troy Holland , Adelaide , 1/11/2011

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After owning a D70 for years, the jump to the D7000 just blew me away. The amount of new features on this camera made my D70 feel like a toy and the much larger screen is very welcomed. The low light capability of this camera just amazed me. This was probably my biggest issue with the D70. Now I can use ISO800 without fear.

Pros: Easy to use, Build quality, Battery life, Screen size
Cons: Bulky
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes


fabulous camera - but not for the weak of arm.
pepper girl , Melbourne , 1/11/2011

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I upgraded to the D7000 from a D70 - An easy transition the extra features and functionality have generated a new level of creativity for me as a photographer. I really love using it - downside is it's extraordinarily weighty and heavy to hold - it's a big clunking camera but it is carrying a lot of fabulous features.

Pros: Easy to use
Cons: Bulky
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes


good
tom tamg , glen waverley , 1/11/2011

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excellent

Pros: Easy to use, Compact, Build quality, Battery life, Screen size
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes


Very good
James Wu , Melbourne , 31/10/2011

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It's a very good camera although it's bit heavy with a 18-200mm lense. Just like other Nikon cameras, the colours of pictures are not bright and often on the cold side but it is easy to use and the battery can last for a long time so I think I'll recommend this camera to friends.

Pros: Easy to use, Build quality, Battery life, Screen size
Cons: Bulky
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes


Overall a great camera, also the lenses help a lot thanks
Jim Plats , Clayton 3168 , 31/10/2011

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A great camera, very fast autofocus, very good image quality, battery life also very good, glad I have it thanks.

Pros: Build quality, Battery life, Screen size
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes


competent camera. Enjoyable to use
George Cerolini , Melbourne , 31/10/2011

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Con. Small topdeck ikons and text difficult to see in poor light. Fixed back monitor which
may be taken care of in the next model a la D 5100.

Pros: Easy to use, Build quality, Battery life, Screen size
Cons: Bulky
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes


D7000 Great camera of high quality.
Stewbie , Melbourne , 31/10/2011

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The D7000 is an excellent camera. The build quality is very good and the quality of the photos it produces are the best that I have had from any camera I've owned (previously owned D50). The screen could be a little bigger and when using the excellent video feature you can get some lens noise on the recording. If your in the market for a DSLR you can't go wrong with the D7000.

Pros: Easy to use, Build quality
Cons: Bulky
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes


Excellent Camera with amazingly detailed images
tamh3030 , Wyndham , 31/10/2011

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Bought this Camera to replace a more expensive competitor that was letting me down badly,

This Camera has delivered over ten times the image quality i expected. So easy to handle and use. Depth of Field and Marco features provide crystal clear images, and it handles low light situations brilliantly.

This is the best Camera i have ever owned and the best decision i have made to purchase it.

Pros: Easy to use, Build quality, Battery life, Screen size
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes


Very good product
Ted , KIama Downs , 31/10/2011

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I am very happy with the D7000

Pros: Build quality, Battery life, Screen size
Cons: Complicated, Bulky
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes


Fantastic Camera for the Price
Bradkay Photographix , Nurleigh Heads , 31/10/2011

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Love this camera and its versatility. Screen size is a little small but tethering is no problem so all good. Functions are easy to navigate. Is a little heavy when you have a battery pack on particularly on long wedding shoots but having said that, it has a good weighty feel about it when you pick it up and great balance. Image quality is good and I love the clean sensor button.

Pros: Easy to use, Build quality, Battery life
Cons: Screen size
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes


Excellent feature rich SLR for the enthusiast
Cedric , Narooma, NSW , 31/10/2011

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Pro-quality and feature rich DSLR for the serious enthusiast. However, needed to spend considerable time to master all its features. Highly recommended even though I found the different creative metering and focusing settlings needed practice to set correctly. Unlike others I found the menus easy to use
Can always fall back on the auto progarm settings when hurried

Pros: Build quality, Battery life, Screen size
Cons: Complicated, Bulky
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes


I just love the D7000. It is lightweight, great build quality, very happy with the dual SD slot.
Jason T , Melbourne , 31/10/2011

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I just love how the D7000 feel in my hands. I can shoot heaps of photos without having to change the SD Cards due to its dual slot. Image quality is excellent. However in the high ISO mode I find the photo a bit grainy. That said, I am still very happy with it overall performance, quality and the bracketing that I have missed when I switch from my Nikon film SLR camera F601 to my first Nikon DX D60 digital SLR.
I also love the quick multiframe high speed function that allows me continous shooting up to 5 frames pe second as not to missed a great shot while I was waiting for the buffer like my D60.

I like the ease of use when it comes to settings where most of the setting that I need are on the buttons rather than having to go through the menus. It makes my setting up for the next shot much faster.
I guess my next upgrade would be the Nikon FX format which I am looking forward to.

Pros: Easy to use, Compact, Build quality, Battery life, Screen size
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes


Quite simply the best camera I have ever owned.
Craig & Iris , Brisbane , 31/10/2011

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The Nikon D7000 is quite simply an awesome camera. It is the best quality and by far the most versatile camera I have had the pleasure to use and learn(Not so, the Tamron 18-270mm Superzoom lens which I bought with the camera but that is a story for another day).
The well placed button arrangement, large screen and a myriad of features make this camera a pleasure to own.

Pros: Easy to use, Build quality, Battery life, Screen size
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes


Killing
Jamie , Mortdale, New South Wales , 31/10/2011

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I bought the D7000 as an upgrade from a D40. It is miles ahead in terms of everything.
I love the fact that there's now buttons for everything, the bigger screen, dual SD card slots, built in autofocus motor, top LCD which is great for keeping your profile down in situations where you don't want to be annoying with your loud clicky camera. The quiet shutter mode is also great for this.

It's low light performance is brilliant, and as long as you're not looking at photos at 100%, ISO 6400 is very usuable.

The menus are extremely well laid out and simple to understand. Some brilliant additions include a graph view for your custom Picture Control settings; a really intuitive visual representation of colour rendition and contrast.

One thing that annoys me though is the function buttons: you can assign them to a range of functions to suit your style, but not everything. There are certain things I wish I could assign to buttons (such as Auto ISO control or Autofocus Assist Light) that I like to switch on and off constantly, however Nikon doesn't allow them to be adjusted using the function buttons.

My favourite thing about the D7000 though is it's build quality. It feels like a solid, precision instrument in your hands, and all of the buttons have a satisfying weight to them. The shutter release button is sort of 'springy' to promote squeezing and not pushing, which helps with camera shake.

Pros: Easy to use, Build quality, Battery life, Screen size
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes


Brilliant
Peter , Essendon , 31/10/2011

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Having had an Olympus SLR 35mm film camera years ago and the gradual move to digital cameras due to convenience I lost interest over time in photography other than happy snaps. I have used compacts over tha past few years and apart from convenience found the image quality disappointing. A recent family OS holiday tweaked my interest in buying a DSLR for the trip. After an initial familiarisation, which is part of the experience, I found the use can be as easy or as complex as you want and the quality of the images is outstanding. It enables me to pick up my lost interest in photography and also allows my wife and children to simply use the camera in auto mode. In looking for a new camera I was after a quality product that delivered great results. The D7000 certainly delivers this. I purchased the camera from Ted's at Highpoint (Vic) and found the staff very helpful. I shopped around and also found their price was beeter tha the rest.

Pros: Easy to use, Build quality, Battery life
Cons: Bulky
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes


Good camera with lois of features.
Nikon Lover , Melbourne , 31/10/2011

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The Nikon D7000 superseeds a D70 and a D90 I have owned. Although a bit bulky, I still managed to handle it pretty well on my recent travels to Eastern Europe. Enjoyed taking photos indoors without the use of the flash. The D7000 works well with my Nikon16-85 mm zoom lens. The movie mode still requires getting use to as rapid panning is a problem. As a whole, The D7000 is brilliant!

Pros: Easy to use, Build quality, Battery life, Screen size
Cons: Bulky
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes


Fantastic Enthusiast Camera!
Jason Cook , Melbourne , 31/10/2011

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I bought this camera almost a year ago and its simply a fantastic piece of gear. It serves as my main body next to the Nikon D90. I took the D7000 to Europe this year and shot for 5 weeks all day everyday and never had a problem with it. It suited pretty much every type of lighting condition. And the battery life is great too. I recommend that if you shoot alot then get an extra battery.

Here are some of the photos I took with the Camera (note they have been processed using software later)

https://picasaweb.google.com/107704114970174933351/EuropeTrip2011Rome?authkey=Gv1sRgCMubuu7zpI7zIw

In terms of the features of the camera, the D7000 also excels in its offerings. My favourite is the Quiet shutter mode which is great in places where a loud shutter noise is not welcome.

If your looking at this camera as your first then I highly recommend it as it will last you a very long time even when you become more advanced as a photographer. I think it would even continue to serve you well in a professional environment as well if that's where your heading. What i'm saying in short is that this model will allow you room to grow as a photographer without having to upgrade equipment.

Cons? Well although they are minor, perhaps the noise at higher ISO settings can be a pain but compared to other models its far less. I think Nikon have done well over all. Secondly, the auto focus when shooting video is not that great. Nikon still need to perfect this. If your looking for a simple video camera then this may not be what your after. If your looking to get really serious about it though this camera could serve you well but you will have to know what your doing. Check out recent video created by Chase Jarvis using the Nikon D7000 called "Benevolent Mischief"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMbBKukJzBk

Pros: Easy to use, Build quality, Battery life, Screen size
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes


It worth it.
Skartknet , Reservoir , 31/10/2011

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Excelent build qualities and excelent image quality. The cons are that some of the important features like changing ISO is not very easy to find in the menus.
It's a great camera and the relation cost-product is awesome. It's not a professional camera but it could be just with a bigger sensor

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Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes


IT is Great Walk around camera but has many other options of roughly same specifications
Yu Kai Liang , MElbourne , 31/10/2011

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IT is Easy to use compared to Canon system, And Battery life allows more than one thousand photos taken in 1 go. The problem is there are arising competitors like 600D which is as good. Even in its own Brand, Nikon D5100 has almost the same "IQ" as D7000 at a lower price. To sum up, D7000 Is still a wonderful machine.

Pros: Easy to use, Compact, Build quality, Battery life, Screen size
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes


No Complaints
John , Sydney , 31/10/2011

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Have been using for 6 months now and has not failed me yet. I've used in a wide variety of situations, from sports photos to texture shooting and have not run into any problems. Some of the camera functions take a little while to find (hidden behind a few menus) but after a short period of acclimatisation it all makes sense

Pros: Build quality, Battery life, Screen size
Cons: Complicated
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes


A brilliant, mid-range DSLR that is enjoyable to use and produces beautifully crisp iamges
Em G , Mornington, Victoria , 31/10/2011

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I would definately say that this is an ethusiast's camera (like me!) and is thoroughly enjoyable to use. Does tend to overexpose, but does really well in low light situations. Produces lovely crisp, clean images that aren't overly warm unlike another DSLR I have used previously. I would recommend the D7000 to those who are looking at upgrading their entry dslr/enthusiast compact. It's very comfortable to hold and use and isn't as heavy as some of the others out there. 5/5

Pros: Easy to use, Build quality, Battery life, Screen size
Cons: Bulky
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes


Great upgrade from Nikon D80
philschl , Melbourne , 31/10/2011

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I've had my D7000 for three and a half months now. It replaces the D80 which had developed a shutter problem after 35K exposures. In the short time I had the D7000 I've taken just under 7000 photos.

Compared to the D80, with which I was very happy until it broke, the D7000 is an enormous improvement. Primarily the improvement of picture quality is amazing. Skin tones and natural colours are much more pleasing to my eye from the D7000.

I have two lenses: the 35mm F1.8G and the 85mm F1.8D. I use both on the wider apertures as I take most pictures in available ambient light indoors. The D7000 offers a far superior indoor ability to the D80 as not only the ISO range is larger, but also noise is much reduced.

The D7000 shutter is faster than the D80, which is good when taking action photos as I do of my two kids.

If I could change anything about the D7000, it would be to make the auto-focus selection a bit more understandable. I leave mine on AF-S and select the focus point and leave it there. If I spent more time learning the camera rather than shooting photos, I guess I would be able to work out how the dynamic modes are supposed to work. I don't use the movie mode, so that's pretty much lost on me.

All up, a great camera, and one that I certainly do not regret buying. Coming from an older camera, beware of those file sizes!

Lastly, having experienced the out-of-warranty failure of my D80 I bought the Ted's 5 year warranty with this one. I hope I won't need it, but it does give some peace-of-mind.

Pros: Build quality, Battery life, Screen size
Cons: Complicated, Bulky
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes


A whole new photographic experience
Woozer , Grantville , 31/10/2011

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After some great tutorials found on the net for D7000, photos improved dramatically. Auto is OK for snaps but the real fun begins when the great features of the camera are used. I'm glad I paid for quality - it feels right, it takes great photos and there are many lessons to learn yet. A camera for many years to come.

Pros: Build quality, Screen size
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes


Fantastic
Darren , 31/10/2011

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I upgraded from a D80 to the D7000 and couldn't be happier!. Super fast 6fps, easy to use, metering is brilliant, picture quality is outstanding, dual memory card slots and a massive battery life. The ISO range has to be seen to be believed. A big two thumbs up from this guy.

Pros: Easy to use, Build quality, Battery life, Screen size
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes


Great Camera!
JDW , Gold Coast , 31/10/2011

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I have been using my D7000 for about 7 months now and I must say that it gets better and better each month.

Whilst we had a bit of a rocky start as I made the move from Canon to Nikon I can say that I am happy I have done so. Despite a few minor issues with button layout (changing the ISO is my biggest gripe and frustration and to be honest its now second nature) the camera is really easy to use and the controls are fairly intuitive. The build quality is great and can deal with the regular travel I subject it to and being bumped!

I must say that at first I was a little disappointed in some of the colour reproduction particularly when using an auto white balance. After a few months of playing I have set a couple of custom balances which generally make me happier with the colours. I must say that I think that some of the Canons give some great colour reproduction but with a combination of time and practice and a little bit of Lightroom magic I am now very happy with the D7000!

Overall this is a 9.5/10 camera which keeps me a very happy snapper!

Pros: Easy to use, Build quality, Battery life
Cons: Screen size
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes


Excellent, good image quality
Chenghai Rao , Melbourne , 31/10/2011

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It's a good DSLR and it helps me lot. I can shot pictures with good quality, I like it!!! Especially the images shot at night, tripod is necessary, but the image is amazing. One more thing is its battery life, one full charged battery can use for more than 1500 shoots!!!

Pros: Easy to use, Compact, Battery life
Cons: Screen size
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes


great SLR got to try to know how great it is
K.K.J , Melbourne , 19/09/2011

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well, the D7000 is my first SLR camera i got, i was always interested in photography, never really try or have a chance to try a digital SLR, i was not really use to its weight which is a lot heavier compare to my normal digital SLR, but as soon as i get use to it, i see all the goodness and amazingness this camera brings me. first of all, i love the texture and hand feels when you grab it on, and the steel body which is the reason why it is quite heavy actually give me a feeling of secure, secondly the camera has variable functions but is really easy to get you hand on and use as they all pretty obvious from the buttons and screen display, the lens are really easy to use even for a starter like me. thirdly, i really like the result of the images. great coloration and very HD and clear. nikon d 7000 is a great camera for photography hobbyist and enthusiast, hope you enjoy it too.

Pros: Easy to use, Compact, Build quality, Battery life, Screen size
Cons: Complicated, Bulky, Build quality, Battery life, Screen size
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes


I liked the picture quality, amazing
Christopher Joseph , 16/09/2011

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and i would love to go for a single lens, The camera totaly is the best so far i have come acrros.


Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes


A great camera for the enthusiastic amateur.
Nikon Fan , Melbourne , 15/09/2011

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A huge step up from my old D60. I love taking shots of my young granddaughter, so being able to shoot continuously quickly is a great feature as young children can be on the move quickly.
Live view is also a welcome addition as an alternative to the viewfinder when the situation arises.
The AF-S Nikkor 18-105mm lens is great. The quality I get is wonderful and I find I'm not needing to use my telephoto lens as much which also must help to reduce the problem of dust entering the camera.
Having the ability to shoot video is of great use to me as it saves me carrying my video camera with me. This is particularly relevant when the grandchildren are around and "video worthy" moments arise.
Having a pair of configurable memory card slots is another feature I like.

Pros: Compact, Build quality, Battery life, Screen size
Cons: Complicated
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes