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Nikon D7000 DSLR Launched

15 Sep Posted by Matt in News |
Nikon D7000 DSLR Launched

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The Nikon D7000 is a pro-sumer DSLR that fits into Nikons range somewhere between the D90 and D300s, and whilst it’s cheaper cousin, the Nikon D3100 (which we previewed the other week), makes a stir at the entry-level end of the market, Nikons newest model will be trying to win the hearts of those tempted by the recently announced Canon EOS 60D.

Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

We took a look at the Canon EOS 60D when it was announced, and both in terms of specs and pricing it will go head to head with Nikons’ D7000. The D7000 is actually quite a lot better spec’d than many had predicted, so here are the headlines…

Key Specifications & Features

  • 16.2 Mp CMOS sensor
  • Rugged magnesium alloy body
  • 39-point autofocus (AF) with 3D tracking
  • 1080p movies in H.264 or Motion JPEG video format, with autofocus
  • External mic input for video sound
  • Twin SD card slots
  • 6fps continuous shooting
  • Improved autofocus (AF) in Live View mode

On the face of it this looks like a very well featured camera, and the magnesium alloy body will be an especially welcome bonus for those looking for something a bit more rugged than the models beneath it. It’s also worth noting the D7000′s serious nod towards video too, with a move to the far superior H.264 codec (although oddly the camera still has the option of using Motion JPEG) and a socket to plug in an external microphone.

Could this be the end of the Canon EOS 5D MkII and EOS 7D dominance of the DSLR video sector? We’ll be watching with baited breath…


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