Nikon has done it again. Nikon D7000, successor to best selling Nikon D90 is just announced. The D7000 offers plenty of improvement from two years-old D90 and even surpass the superiority of Nikon D300s in many aspects.
- Magnesium Alloy body
- 16 MP sensor
- Auto ISO 100-6400, expandable to 25600
- Full HD movie at 24 fps
- Full AF available in movie mode
- 3″ LCD 910k res
- 39 AF points, 9 cross type
- 100% viewfinder coverage with .94x magnification
- 6 fps continuous shooting speed
- 780 g (1.7 lb.)
- 132 x 105 x 77mm
- Dual SD card slots (backup, overflow, RAW & JPG)
- Tested 300k shutter actuation
D7000 has new developed sensor which has higher resolution and greater ISO range (D90 maxed out at 6400), D7000 get full HD video recording, new AF system, bigger viewfinder, faster continuous shooting, more durable body and shutter life.
D300s has better handling control due to more dedicated buttons, has reliable 51 AF points, dual CF & SD card slots, and up to 8 fps with battery grip. However, D7000 has higher resolution, ISO range, better metering, and better video recording and auto focus in live view mode or during video recording. D7000 is approx. 120g lighter and approx. 400$ cheaper than D300s.
So what is the verdict?
I think Nikon D7000 is the best Nikon DSLR up to date. It uses latest technology such as newest Nikon sensor with great capability in low light condition. It improved a lot from D90 and better than D300s in some important aspects. D7000 is considered a mid range camera, but In my opinion, it is also great for professional use. With the price tag approx. 1,199 (MSRP, might be lower when it hits the store). D7000 is a great buy!