Nikon D7000

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Nikon D7000
Nikon D7000 with 50mm/1.4 AF-D NIKKOR lens
Type Digital single-lens reflex
Sensor 23.6 mm × 15.6 mm Nikon DX format RGB CMOS sensor, 1.5 × FOV crop, 4.78µm pixel size
Maximum resolution 4,928 × 3,264 (16.2 effective megapixels)
Lens Interchangeable, Nikon F-mount
Focus Manual, Auto, Focus-lock, Electronic rangefinder,
Live preview and video modes: Subject-tracking, Face-priority, Wide-area, Normal-Area
Flash Built in Pop-up, Guide number 13m at ISO 100, Standard ISO hotshoe, Compatible with the Nikon Creative Lighting System, featuring commander mode for wireless setups
Shutter Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter
Shutter speed range 30 s to 1/8000 s in 1/2 or 1/3 stops and Bulb, 1/250 s X-sync
Exposure metering TTL 3D Color Matrix Metering II metering with a 2,016 pixel RGB sensor
Exposure modes Auto modes (auto, auto [flash off]), Advanced Scene Modes (Portrait, Landscape, Sports, Close-up, Night Portrait), programmed auto with flexible program (P), shutter-priority auto (S), aperture-priority auto (A), manual (M), quiet (Q)
Metering modes 3D Color Matrix Metering II, Center-weighted and Spot
Focus areas 39-area AF system, Multi-CAM 4800DX AF Sensor Module
Area modes: 3D-tracking, Auto-area, Dynamic-area, Single-point
Focus modes Instant single-servo (AF-S); continuous-servo (AF-C); auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A); Full time AF (AF-F); manual (M)
Continuous shooting 6 frame/s up to JPEG 100 frames or NEF 10-14 frames
Viewfinder Optical 0.94× Pentaprism, 100% coverage
Flash bracketing 2 or 3 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1 or 2 EV
Custom WB Auto, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Sunlight, Flash, Cloudy, Shade, Kelvin temperature, Preset
Rear LCD monitor 3.0-inch 921,000 pixel (VGA x 3 colors) TFT-LCD
Storage Secure Digital, SDHC, SDXC compatible (Dual Slot) and with Eye-Fi WLAN support. Supports Ultra-High Speed (UHS-I) cards.[1]
Battery Nikon EN-EL15 Lithium-Ion battery
Weight Approx. 690 g (1.52 lb) without battery, 780 g (1.72 lb) with battery
Optional battery packs Nikon MB-D11 battery grip
Made in

Thailand

Nikon D7000 product homepage

The Nikon D7000[2] is a 16.2 megapixel digital single-lens reflex camera (DSLR) model announced by Nikon on September 15, 2010. At the time of announcement, it was a new class of camera placed between the professional D300S and the midrange D90.[3][4][5][6] The D7000 offers numerous professional-style features over the D90, such as magnesium alloy body construction, weather and moisture sealing, a 2,016-segment color exposure meter, built-in timed interval exposure features, 39 rather than 11 focus points, dual SD memory card slots, virtual horizon (in live view and viewfinder) and compatibility with older non-CPU autofocus and manual-focus AI and AI-S Nikon F-mount lenses (including an electronic rangefinder with three-segment viewfinder manual focus indication) as well as tilt-shift PC-E lenses. Other built-in features are a wireless flash commander, two user-customizable modes, full HD video with autofocus and mono audio (With support for an external stereo microphone), automatic correction of lateral chromatic aberration and support for GPS and WLAN.

In 2011, the D7000 received four major awards, the Red Dot product design, TIPA's "Best D-SLR Advanced" category, EISA's "European Advanced SLR Camera 2011-2012" and the CameraGP Japan 2011 Readers Award.[7][8][9][10]

The D7000 was superseded by the D7100, announced on February 20, 2013.[11] However, Nikon is expected to keep the D7000 in its product lineup for at least several months.[12]

Feature list[edit]

  • Sony IMX071[13] 16.2 megapixel CMOS sensor, Nikon DX format with a pixel size of 4.78 µm.
  • Nikon EXPEED 2 image/video processor.
  • Full HD 1080p (at 24 frame/s) movie mode with auto-focus while filming, mono sound, and stereo external mic support. (30 frame/s or 25 frame/s or 24 frame/s when recording at 720p)
  • Automatic correction of lateral chromatic aberration for JPEGs. Correction-data is additionally stored in RAW-files and can be used by Nikon Capture NX, View NX and some other RAW tools.
  • Enhanced built-in RAW processing with extended Retouch menu for image processing without using a computer.
  • Active D-Lighting and Active D-Lighting bracketing; also D-Lighting which can be applied to a JPEG using an Image Editing feature in Playback mode; Nikon Capture NX and View software include tools for applying D-Lighting to NEF format photos.
  • Two user-customisable modes
  • Many WB options including WB Bracketing and two auto white balance modes, one of which maintainins warm lighting colours
  • 3-inch TFT LCD with 921,000-dot resolution (640x480 VGA) and 170-degree ultra-wide viewing angle with toughened glass screen
  • Live View shooting mode (activated with a dedicated lever)
  • Inbuilt time-lapse photography intervalometer
  • Continuous Drive up to 6 frames per second for 100 JPEG frames (but not necessarily all at the same frame rate).[14]
  • Memory Buffer Capacity: Varies with image format, 10 image capacity in NEF (RAW) Lossless Compressed 14-bit format (Highest resolution available format) and can store up to 100 with JPEG.[15]
  • 2,016-pixel RGB 3D Color Matrix Metering II with Scene Recognition System.
  • 3D Tracking Multi-CAM 4800DX autofocus sensor module with 39 AF points, including nine cross-type points.
  • Face detection, Wide Area, Normal Area, and Subject Tracking autofocus options in live view mode.
  • ISO sensitivity 100 to 6400 (up to 25600 with boost).
  • Bracketing
  • Dual SD memory card slots with support for SDXC cards, UHS-I bus, and Eye-Fi Wireless LAN
  • Weather-resistant, sealed body that has Magnesium-alloy top and back panels.
  • Built-in Sensor cleaning system
  • Support for optional GPS unit direct connect.
  • File formats: JPEG, NEF (Nikon's RAW, 12/14-bit also lossless compressed), MOV (H.264, PCM).
  • EN-EL15 Lithium-ion Battery, Battery Life (shots per charge) approx. : 1,050 shots (CIPA).
  • Lens compatibility: Nikkor F Mount, AF-S, AF-I, AF-D, Manual Nikkor AI/AIS (metering use built-in coupling on D7000)

Optional accessories[edit]

The Nikon D7000 has dozens of available accessories such as:[16]

Third-party radio (wireless) flash control triggers[31] are partly supporting i-TTL,[32][33] but do not support the Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS).[34][35] See reviews.[36][37]
  • Tethered shooting with Nikon Camera Control Pro 2,[38] Adobe Lightroom 3 [39] or other partly free products including apps.[40][41][42]
  • Other accessories from Nikon and third parties, including protective cases and bags, eyepiece adapters and correction lenses, and underwater housings.

Reception[edit]

Reviews[edit]

Since its release, the D7000 has received many favorable reviews, with some commenting that the D7000 is a viable alternative to the more expensive D300S and an upgrade over the D90.[43][44][45]Digital Photography Review awarded the camera an overall score of 80%, praising its feature set and image quality.[45] The D7000 received four out of five stars and the Editor's choice award in CNET's review.[46]

DxO Labs awarded its sensor an overall score of 80,[47] above much more expensive competitors.[48][49] The main point of criticism by reviewers is the small buffer which limits the number of shots in burst mode especially when shooting RAW.

There are image comparisons with many cameras at all ISO speeds in JPEG[50] and RAW.[51]

Matrix Metering II and detected faces[edit]

The 3D Color Matrix Metering II tends to overexpose minor parts of the image (e.g. sky or bright back-lights) if it detects faces near the image center that are darker (e.g. in shadow) than these minor parts.[52] This feature is sometimes surprising due to reliable scene recognition and face detection (including side-view of faces) of the new high-resolution sensor, even if there are only strangers (in the dark) near the image center.[53]

If not wanted, the metering can be changed with exposure compensation, two-point (average) metering, metering on the bright lights or use of center-weighted or spot metering, fill flash or RAW images.[54][55] Increasing the dynamic range by use of Active D-Lighting or reducing the contrast settings (the default contrast is higher compared to previous Nikon DSLRs) aids when shooting JPEGs. After taking the image, contrast and brightness can easily be changed in camera.

User response[edit]

The D7000 was very much anticipated by Nikon consumers. The hype around its release made it very hard to find during the first months on the market.[56][57] Supplies of this camera were also limited after the destruction of some Nikon manufacturing facilities in Thailand by the flooding in October 2011.[58] Many users have complained about back-focus problems on the D7000, as well as dust and oil spots on early production models

Firmware hacks[edit]

Several hacks have been published by Simon Pilgrim on Nikon Hacker internet forum and Vitaliy Kiselev on his personal website. Nikon Hacker has several people working on the hacks. The published hacks, among few others, include removing the time limit for video recording, clean HDMI and LCD on LiveView, disabling automatic hot-pixel removal (also known as Nikon Star Eater) and higher data rate for video recording. Several other hacks are under development but not yet published.

June 2013 Simon Pilgrim was able to enable RAW video recording but the frame rate (roughly 1.5 frames per second) is not high enough to be useful. The hack is not yet published.[59][60]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nikon D7000 RAW Burst Test (SDHC, SDXC, UHS-I card speed review) The Sports Photo Guy
  2. ^ "Nikon D7000". Nikon Corporation. September 15, 2010. 
  3. ^ Lai, Richard (September 15, 2010). Nikon D7000 DSLR hands-on. Engadget. Event occurs at 9 seconds. Retrieved 2010-09-26. 
  4. ^ Interview with Robert Cristina, Nikon Europe. September 22, 2010. Event occurs at 1 minute 6 seconds. Retrieved 2010-09-26. 
  5. ^ Britton, Barnaby (September 15, 2010). "Nikon D7000 Hands on Preview". Digital Photography Review. Retrieved 2010-09-26. 
  6. ^ Grunin, Lori (September 15, 2010). "Nikon D7000: The midrange model to beat?". CNET. Retrieved 2010-09-26. 
  7. ^ "Four Nikon products receive the "red dot award: product design 2011" Nikon D7000, COOLPIX P7000, COOLPIX S1100pj, EDG 8x42" (Press release). Nikon Corporation. April 13, 2011. Retrieved 2011-04-14. 
  8. ^ "Best D-SLR Advanced: Nikon D7000". TIPA. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  9. ^ "Nikon D7000 Wins the CameraGP2011 Readers Award" (Press release). Nikon Corporation. May 22, 2011. Retrieved 2011-05-22. 
  10. ^ "European Advanced SLR Camera 2011-2012 - Nikon D7000". EISA. Retrieved August 15, 2011. 
  11. ^ "Nikon unveils D7100 mid-level 24MP APS-C DSLR with no low-pass filter". Digital Photography Review. February 20, 2013. Retrieved February 22, 2013. 
  12. ^ Laing, Gordon (February 2013). "Nikon D7100 preview". CameraLabs.com. Retrieved February 22, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Teardown of the Nikon D7000 DSLR". Chipworks. January 20, 2011. Retrieved 2011-02-24. 
  14. ^ Lars Rehm; Barnaby Britton (December 1, 2010). "Nikon D7000 Review: 11. Overall Operation and Performance". Digital Photography Review. Retrieved 2011-02-25. 
  15. ^ Nikon D7000 SDHC Memory Speed Tests/ The Cultured Woman, LLC., February 25, 2011
  16. ^ "D7000 accessories". Nikon USA. Retrieved 2011-02-24. 
  17. ^ Eye-Fi Wi-Fi network: how it works Eye-fi
  18. ^ PHOTTIX CLEON II Wired and Wireless shutter Phottix
  19. ^ Solmeta Geotaggers Solmeta
  20. ^ Dawn di-GPS Products Dawn
  21. ^ EasyTag GPS and Wireless Bluetooth Modules Easytag
  22. ^ Foolography Unleashed Bluetooth Geotagging Foolography
  23. ^ Gisteq PhotoTrackr Plus for Nikon DSLR (Bluetooth) Gisteq
  24. ^ Phottix Geo One GPS Phottix
  25. ^ Nikon DSLR GPS Smack Down Results Terrywhite
  26. ^ Review: Geotagging with Easytag GPS module (Nikon GP-1 compatible) Trick77
  27. ^ Review: blueSLR Wireless Camera Control & GPS Geotagging Terrywhite
  28. ^ Battery Packs Phottix
  29. ^ Product search: Nikon D7000 Battery grip Google
  30. ^ Flash Units Compatible with Nikon's CLS including Wireless Master Dpanswers
  31. ^ Radio Triggers for Flash and Camera Dpanswers
  32. ^ Knight For Nikon Flashgun I-TTL Trigger Pixel
  33. ^ Radio Transmitters, Receivers and Accessories Pocketwizard
  34. ^ The Nikon Creative Lighting System: Wireless, Remote, Through-the-Lens Metered (iTTL) Flash! Imaging Resource
  35. ^ Guide to Nikon TTL Flashes photo.net
  36. ^ Pixel Knight TR-331 and TR-332 TTL Radio Triggers Dpanswers
  37. ^ Pixel Knight TR-331 Review Part III Inside the Viewfinder
  38. ^ Camera Control Pro 2 Nikon
  39. ^ "Light Room 3 now supports tethered capture for Nikon D7000". Blog GlamourPhotography.co. Retrieved 2011-09-26. 
  40. ^ Choosing Tethered Shooting Software for Nikon DSLR Cameras The Photo Geek
  41. ^ Tethered Shooting Sofortbild
  42. ^ Wiener, Sally (2009-12-02). "DSLR Camera Remote Lite". Pcworld.com. Retrieved 2011-11-20. 
  43. ^ Digitalcameratracker: Nikon D7000 reviews, ratings, sample photos Digitalcameratracker
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  46. ^ Grunin, Lori (November 30, 2010). "Nikon D7000 Review (body)". CNET. Retrieved 2011-02-24. 
  47. ^ "Tests and reviews for the camera Nikon D7000". DxO Labs. Retrieved 2011-03-11. 
  48. ^ "DxOMark - Compare Sensors". DxO Labs. Retrieved 2011-03-11. 
  49. ^ "Camera Sensor rankings with DxOMark". DxO Labs (needs Flash). Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  50. ^ Imaging Resource Comparometer (needs Javascript enabled)
  51. ^ Dkamera Image Comparison Nikon D7000 (German)
  52. ^ Nikon D7000 Test Image (showing overexposed sky due to faces in shadow) Imaging-resource
  53. ^ Nikon D7000 Review Nasim Mansurov
  54. ^ Nikon D7000 Review Thom Hogan
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  56. ^ "Nikon D7000 Intro". Ken Rockwell. Retrieved 2011-11-03. 
  57. ^ "Nikon D7000 User Reviews". Nikon Corporation. Retrieved 2011-02-03. 
  58. ^ 5th Notice on the damage from the flood in Thailand
  59. ^ "Live View Silent Raw on D7000". Simon Pilgrim. Retrieved 2014-03-16. 
  60. ^ "Nikon D7000 hacked to record LiveView RAW video". Nikon Rumors. Retrieved 2013-07-15. 

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