Nikon D7000 overview
Nikon D7000 is Nikon's Advanced DSLR digital camera initially announced on November of 2010. It comes with a 16 MegaPixel, CMOS APS-C size sensor with a peak resolution of 4928 x 3264.
Nikon brought out this model in an effort to upgrade the previous Nikon D90 (Read Full Comparison) & subsequently introduced the newer Nikon D7100 (Read Full Comparison) in order to upgrade this model.
The D7000 stands at #42 out of 92 in Advanced DSLR cameras & all-around #254 out of 1465 for cameras in our database. You can use our Advanced camera search to find camera results based on your customized factors.
The following is a diagram of multiple criteria used in the scoring system.
Nikon D7000 history
The Nikon D7000 is part of a family of digital cameras. You can see the complete list underneath.
Nikon D7000 Gallery
You can view the D7000 from several angles in the gallery below.
Nikon D7000 Pros and Cons
Here is a list of good and bad points of the Nikon D7000 based on aspects which are typically seen as crucial in a digital camera.
Nikon D7000 Sensor information
The Nikon D7000 features the Expeed 2 chip. The size of the sensor in the Nikon D7000 is 23.6mm x 15.7mm (APS-C). The 371 mm² sensor is able to resolve 4928 x 3264 pixels with aspect ratios of 3:2.Captivating footage reveals once-in-a-lifetime moment with Florida Panther
The CMOS sensor has 16 megapixels and gives a standard ISO range of 100 - 6400. The ISO can be expanded electronically to a maximum of 25600. RAW format is saved which means that the user has more margin for error.
The image underneath illustrates the D7000's sensor size in comparison to other popular sizes. The D7000 sensor has a crop factor of 1.5 and is highlighted in green.OM System OM-1 Set to Enhance Autofocus
To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.
Nikon D7000 dimensions
Nikon D7000 weighs 1.72 lb (780 gr / 27.51 ounces) & the overall size of the camera is 132mm x 105mm x 77mm (5.2" x 4.1" x 3.0"). The weight of general Advanced DSLR camera is 776 gr so the Nikon D7000 is very similar as compared to various rivals.L.A. Times slashes over 100 newsroom jobs
Down below is a image of the Nikon D7000 with a soft drink so you can get a sense of its size.
The top view underneath will show you the button design on the D7000.
Nikon D7000 Lens information
The D7000 uses the Nikon F mount and has 315 lenses on sale. Here is a few of the lenses we have in our collection that will fit the D7000.
Nikon D7000 Connectivity
The D7000 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- HDMI Yes
- GPS Yes
Cameras which include NFC and / or Bluetooth connectivity can easily be used wirelessly by smartphones. You will be able to copy files and oftentimes alter camera settings without the hassle of connecting directly with the camera.
Some apps also allow a Liveview and press the shutter in case you aren't near the camera. If the camera comes with a HDMI port, it could be attached to an external monitor. A good number of cameras enable you to recharge the battery using the USB port.
Nikon D7000 Video information
The highest video resolution in the Nikon D7000 is 1920 x 1080 and you can save in MPEG-4 and H.264 file format. 1080p resolution gives you an excellent balance in video quality vs file size but FULL HD isn't going to leave you with any room to downsample. Although the body offers a microphone jack, it is sadly lacking a headphone jack which means that you won't have the ability to check your audio levels.
Nikon D7000 Weather Sealing
Nikon D7000 has weather sealing making it a very good selection for use in tricky environments. This is particularly valuable any time you are not sure about the elements you might face in outdoor photography.
Nikon D7000 Screen and Viewfinder
The Nikon D7000 comes with a 3 inch fixed display with a resolution of 921 thousand dots.
Please note that the display screen has no touch support. The D7000 also comes with a Top LCD screen in order to quickly view camera settings.Playful Manatee Swipes Diver’s GoPro to Capture Hilariously Wobbly Video
The View Finder specifications for Nikon D7000 are below:
- ViewFinder Optical (pentaprism)
- ViewFinder Coverage 100%
- ViewFinder Magnification 0.64x
For sunny outdoor situations that make the camera screens washed out and hard to see, viewfinders are very useful.
Nikon D7000 Shutter information
Nikon D7000 is able to shoot continuously at 6.0 fps. The max shutter speed is 1/8000 sec.
Nikon D7000 Flash and Hot shoe information
Nikon D7000 features both inbuilt flash along with external flash ability. The highest flash sync is 1/250 sec.
Nikon D7000 Autofocus information
Nikon D7000 features both Phase Detect AF plus Contrast Detect AF. Phase Detection focusing is more faster & precise than Contrast Detect focusing. The camera comes with Face detection which is useful for people photography.
The Sensor comes with 39 focus points to choose from. It also has Tracking AF for subjects on the move. Nikon D7000 comes with manual focus if needed in low light or you need to have more exact focus control.
Nikon D7000 Battery life
The battery power (EN-EL15) on the Nikon D7000 is made to last for 1050 clicks with respect to the CIPA specifications which is higher than average in comparison to its class. The typical Advanced DSLR camera battery life is 909. Nikon D780 has the highest (2260) battery life in this category of cameras.
Here is a collection of Advanced DSLR cameras which have the strongest battery life:
Nikon D7000 for specific types of photography
The following illustration gives a overview of the Nikon D7000 for specific types of photography. To see more, have a look at the specific section underneath.
Portrait photography with Nikon D7000
The Nikon D7000 receives a rating of 73 which is very good, and means the camera is a respectable pick to use for portraits. Shooting portrait images favors greatly towards sensor dimension, support for RAW files along with the ability to work with off-camera flash.
Nikon D7000 as a Street photography camera
Having a reasonable points total of 58, the Nikon D7000 is reasonably suitable for street photography. A good street photography camera gives a good balance of image quality plus portability.
Nikon D7000 Sports photography information
A above average sports photography score of 66 suggests the Nikon D7000 is a good fit for taking pictures of sports. A camera must have great autofocus and fast continuous shooting for sports photography.
Nikon D7000 Travel photography details
Weight is super important in choosing a travel camera. All things considered, the Nikon D7000 gets a nice 66 for a travel camera which makes it a fine choice to take on your travels.
Nikon D7000 Landscape photography highlights
If you find yourself planning to choose a digital camera for landscape photos, the most critical factor will no doubt be image quality. The Nikon D7000 with it's very good grade of 73 as a landscape camera is a fine choice within the current marketplace.
Nikon D7000 Vlogging highlights
A camera for vlogging really should posses a moving display screen, mic input and ideally IBIS. Taking everything in to account, the Nikon D7000 is simply not good for vlogging as it delivers a lousy rating of 29.
Nikon D7000 Alternatives
If you are interested in alternatives to the D7000, below is a collection of the highest rated cameras which fall within the category of Advanced DSLR.
The graph below shows you a bird's eye view of the D7000 vs it's highest scored competitors mentioned earlier.
Following are additional cameras you might regard as alternate options. To read through a complete comparison, simply click the "compare" link.