Nikon® D7000 Review, 6.0 out of 10 based on 2 ratings
Our Nikon D7000 vs. Canon 7D post went into some detail about why the Nikon D7000 is one of the most popular DLSRs in its price range. Selling for around $2,000, the Nikon D7000 is a bit of a financial investment, especially for casual, beginning photographers. However, for serious hobby and professional photographers, the D7000 is often considered a worthwhile expenditure. The camera undeniably has some impressive specs, but it also has a few flaws. Here are some of the D7000′s most notable pros and cons:
Nikon D7000 Pros
- This camera records up to 20-minute HD videos in 1080p, and it has full time autofocus, which means you don’t have to spend time focusing the video because the D7000 does it for you.
- There are currently 169 lenses available for the Nikon D7000, which means there’s a lens for you, no matter what your needs are.
- The D7000 has EXPEED 2 image processing and 14-bit A/D Conversion, which makes the camera fast (for the most part) and able to capture high quality images with vibrant colors and tones.
- The Nikon D7000 has 23.5 bits of color depth. So, the camera can easily distinguish and capture most of the colors in a scene.
- A powerful battery keeps the Nikon D7000 up and running for up to 1050 shots between charges.
- A dynamic ISO range from 100 to 6400 allows D7000 users to shoot clear pictures in the lightest and darkest of settings.
- The D7000′s fast max shutter speed of 1/8000 of a second lets you capture subjects that are moving at any speed.
- The D7000 turns on and boots up quickly, which cuts down waiting time when you’re ready to start taking pictures.
Nikon D7000 Cons
- The Nikon D7000′s continuous shooting speed is just 6 frames per second. This may seem fast in comparison to the continuous shooting speeds of entry-level DLSRs, but most cameras in the D7000′s price range can shoot at least 8 frames per second.
- This camera does not come with built-in image stabilization. So, if you have shaky hands, you can expect blurry images, especially in low-light settings.
- The D7000 does not come with a flip-out screen, which is a feature many people appreciate when they use their DLSRs to record videos.
- Stitching photos together to make a panorama image is not possible on the D7000.
As you can see, the list of D7000 cons is shorter than the list of its pros. Photographers are generally pleased with this camera. If you can get past is modest continuous shooting speed and lack of features like image stabilization, the Nikon D7000 might be just what you’re looking for.