Nikon D7000: Quick Review

By Soumitra Mondal, Gaea News Network
Wednesday, September 15, 2010

San Francisco (GaeaTimes.com) The most anticipated successor to the immensely successful Nikon Nikon D90 is here. It is labeled as the Nikon D7000 rather than D95, which some internet pundits and rumor hunters expected. The new camera is expected to fill the gap between D90 and the D300S. Here are some details of the camera that you are looking for.

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The D7000 boats a new image sensor of 16.2 MP resolution which is only second to the professional level 24MP D3X. The CMOS sensor also has a very good standard ISO Range of 100-6400 and a pumped up ISO as high as 25,600. The size of the sensor is approximately APS-C which they call the Nikon DX format (23.1X15.4 mm).

The glass pentaprism viewfinder is good at providing a cent percent coverage at .94 times magnification. The fastest shutter speed that you can achieve with this camera is 1/8000s and at least 150,000 release cycles are expected from it. The achievable burst rate is about 6 f.p.s.

The autofocus system is also revamped to give a 39 focal points with its 9 cross type sensors in the middle. In comparison, the D90 has 11 AF point with 1 cross type sensor and D300S has 51 focus point with 15 cross type sensor.

Movie recording is also made easy with its one touch recording button which will start recording full HD quality clips at 24 f.p.s. There are some in-built features in the camera to edit some movies.

The price of the body of the Nikon D7000 is set at about $1200 and you can get one with the AF-S DX Zoom 18-105 mm f/3.5-5.5 lens for something around $1500.

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