Nikon D7000 Review

(Digital camera)
D 7000

Excellent (A) 27 reviews 02/2012
183 opinions (Excellent)
Product specification:
  • Camera Type: Digital SLR
  • Resolution: 16.2 MP
  • LCD Screen Size: 3"
  • Optical Zoom: 5.8x
  • Sensor Size: APS-C
  • Sensor Type: CMOS … more information


T3
6/2012
Single test
4 out of 5 stars

Value for money: 4

Product tested: D7000 kit (with AF-S DX 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6 VR)

The Nikon D7000 with a AF-S DX 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6 VR lens enables you to shoot Full HD 1920x1080 videos and has reduced a bit in price, since the release of the new D800 model. With a 16.2 MP sensor and an image stabilised lens, it's a step up from an entry-level DSLR. T3 think the lens kit is a great all-rounder but it does exhibit a little barrel distortion at the maximum wide angle.

 
Photo answers
2/2012
Single test
5 out of 5 stars

When compared to slightly lower models, you can really feel the difference of the high quality magnesium alloy body of the Nikon D7000. The 100-6400 ISO range can be expanded to 25600 for higher sensitivity in low light conditions. It has advanced AF point arrangement and AF area modes. Photo Answers particularly liked the 3D tracking mode, tracking a subject through the frame.

 
MacWorld
5/2011
Single test
5 out of 5 stars

"Editor's Choice"

Product tested: D7000 kit (with AF-S DX 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6 VR)

MacWorld reckon that the D7000 is the camera to go for if you want to step up your photography skills. Its huge amount of features and options can be daunting to newcomers, but the effort put into mastering it certainly pays off. Picture quality, low light performance and build quality are superb, and features such as dual card slots and Autofocus in video mode are very welcome.

 
Outdoor Photography
Magazine May 2011
Single test
96%

Value for money: 97%

"LIKES: Large resolution; Large, bright viewfinder; Fast contrast-detect AF in LiveView; Excellent high ISO performance; Build quality; Twin SD card slots; Mirror lock-up facility; AF performance; Specification.
DISLIKES: Slight tendency to overexpose results in bright light; Exposure mode dial is slightly loose and easily adjusted; Shooting dial is fiddly to access ..."

 
TIPA - European Photo & Imaging Awards
3/2011
Single test
Without final score

Award Winner 2011

With its 16.2 Mp APS-C CMOS sensor, 6fps frame rate, full HD filming with full auto focus, 3in LCD screen, 100% viewfinder and dual SD card slots, the TIPA team found the Nikon D7000 to be truly impressive. It should be highly versatile when used in the field, and feels professional with its weather and dust seals, 150000 cycle shutter rating and magnesium alloy covers.

 
Digital Trends
2/2011
Single test
8.5 out of 10 points

"Editor's Choice"

DigitalTrends says that they can see why the Nikon D7000 is so popular despite it being so expensive. They found it to take brilliant photos and offer a great list of features, such as 16.2 megapixels, high responsiveness, quick focusing, excellent detail, and a top ISO of 25,600. Otherwise they say its video feature, though nice, is not reason enough to choose this camera.

 
MacWorld
2/2011
Place 1 out of 6
5 out of 5 stars

Product tested: D7000 kit (with AF-S DX 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6 VR)

The D7000 is a superb camera that impressed MacWorld with its dual card slots, weatherproof body, versatile 18-105mm kit lens and Full HD video recording capabilities. All controls are easy to reach and there is a huge number of in-camera options available, and although the metering system tends to overexpose a bit, they said it was no dealbreaker. Info: This product received the same score in this test most recent reviews in MacWorld.

 
What Digital Camera
2/2011
Place 1 out of 2
5 out of 5 stars

Product tested: D7000 kit (with AF-S DX 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6 VR)

What Digital Camera think the Nikon D7000 almost reaches professional level, with its complicated AF system and superior build. They note that it is considerably more expensive than the Canon 60D, but it has a great spec and delivers stronger images in most cases. If you are looking for great results, particularly at high ISOs, then they think the D7000 will do the trick.

 
Electric Pig
1/2011
Single test
4 out of 5 stars

Product tested: D7000 kit (with AF-S DX 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6 VR)

Considered strictly as a photo camera, the D7000 is Nikon's best prosumer offering to date, trumping earlier models such as the D90 with its improved resolution, dual SD card slots and superb, if hefty, build. When it comes to shooting video, however, Electricpig said that it's still lacking in many aspects and that Canon is miles ahead of Nikon in this respect.

 
TrustedReviews
1/2011
Single test
9 out of 10 points

Value for money: 8 out of 10 points, "Recommended"

Product tested: D7000 kit (with AF-S DX 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6 VR)

Trusted Reviews considers this Nikon to be an excellent example of a semi-pro DSLR, perfect for those who are ready to upgrade, as well as for weekend warriors who take on the odd photography job, but are unwilling to invest in a more expensive camera. Reviewers were especially impressed with its comprehensive list of features, which is about as modern as it can get.

 
Digital SLR User
Magazine 2/2011
Single test
18 out of 20 stars

Value for money: 4.5 out of 5 stars

"WE LIKED: Image quality; Noise suppression; Excellent quality LCD screen; Build quality; Ease of use; Perfect flash exposures.
WE DIDN'T LIKE: One or two fiddly controls; Lack of finger space between grip and lens; Ugly and bulky screen protector."

 
Expert Reviews
1/2011
Single test
4 out of 5 stars

Product tested: D7000 kit (with AF-S DX 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6 VR)

ExpertReviews found the D90's successor to be in a whole class of its own. While keeping the best features, such as a built-in viewfinder, others have been massively overhauled and new ones added; including an upgrade to 16 megapixels, magnesium alloy body, dual SDXC card slots, and 39-point autofocus. Though minor glitches were noted in operation, image quality was stunning.

 
Photography Monthly
Magazine New Year Special 2011
Single test
Without final score

Product tested: D7000 kit (with AF-S DX 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6 VR)

"... I am about to make the real-time leap into videography. Would I buy the D7000 for its live-view, continuous-focus, high-ISO and low-noise capabilities? Yes, I would. Would the 28 minutes of 1080p at 24fps per 4GB memory card edge me away from the D7000's competitors? Yes, it would. Would the price with the inevitable hike in VAT be a factor? Yes, it would. ..."

 
Digital Photo
1/2011
Place 1 out of 3
"best in its class" (5 out of 5 stars)

Value for money: "good performance" (4 out of 5 stars), "Gold Award"

Digital Photo say that the Nikon D7000 camera is very sturdy and well-built, with nice grip and handling. It comes with a highly developed AF system, offering various different modes of usage, and a useful Quiet drive mode. They think the images produced are of a fantastic quality, with precise detail and great exposure. Noise reduction is among the best they have ever seen.

 
What Digital Camera
1/2011
Single test
92%

Value for money: 17 out of 20 points, "Gold Award"

Product tested: D7000 kit (with AF-S DX 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6 VR)

What Digital Camera found the Nikon D7000 to be a fantastic DSLR with many professional characteristics, despite being sold as a consumer camera. Its AF system with 39-points is really great and images throughout are of a high standard. It is an expensive camera but a very powerful one too. They would have liked a better kit lens and a higher-res screen.

 
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