The Nikon D7000 is one of the most talked-about cameras of the year. With a new 39-point AF system and 2,016 pixel RGB metering sensor, can the D7000 live up to the hype? What Digital Camera's Nikon D7000 review finds out...

Product Overview

Overall rating:


Nikon D7000

Overall score:92%
Image Quality:90%


  • Fantastic AF system, excellent picture quality, great battery life


  • A little expensive, screen could be higher resolution, kit lens doesn’t show camera’s full potential


Nikon D7000 Review


Price as reviewed:


Sample image

Beach of the Dead V: Brighton Zombie Walk 2011

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White Balance:2 to 3 frames in steps of 1, 2 or 3
ISO:100-6400 (12,800-25,600 extended)
Focusing Modes:Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); continuous-servo AF (AF-C); auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A); predictive focus tracking activated automatically according to subject status. Manual focus (M): Electronic rangefinder can be used
Memory Card:Twin SD card slot
Built-in Flash:Yes,
Lens Mount:Nikon F-mount
Cable Release:Remote
Exposure Comp:-5 to +5 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV
Compression:Fine, Normal, Basic // Size Priority vs Optimal Quality Compression // Large, Medium, Small
Viewfinder Type:Eye-level pentaprism single-lens reflex viewfinder
PC Socket:Yes
LCD:3in, 921k-dot LCD
Output Size:4928 x 3264
Colour Temp Control:2500-10,000K
Field of View:100% horizontal and vertical
AF Points:Nikon Multi-CAM 4800DX autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection, finetuning, 39 focus points (including 9 cross-type sensors), and AF-assist illuminator (range approx. 0.5 to 3 m/1 ft. 8 in. to 9 ft. 10 in.)
White Balance Bracket:2 to 3 frames in steps of 1, 2 or 3
Sensor:16.2MP CMOS
Max Flash Sync:1/250th
Focal Length Mag:1.5x
DoF Prview:Yes
Live Mode:Yes
Exposure Modes:Auto (auto; auto (flash off)), Scene (Portrait, Landscape, Child, Sports, Close up, Night portrait, Night landscape, Party/indoor, Beach/snow, Sunset, Dusk/dawn, Pet portrait, Candlelight, Blossom, Autumn colors, Food, Silhouette, High key, Low key), programmed auto with flexible program (P), shutter-priority auto (S), aperture-priority auto (A), manual (M), U1 (user settings 1), U2 (user settings 2)
Built-in Image Stabilisation:No, lens-based where applicable
Dust Reduction:Image Sensor Cleaning, Image Dust Off reference data (optional Capture NX 2 software required)
Movie Mode:1080p, 24fps, H.264 compression output as MOV files (Quicktime)
Metering System:TTL exposure metering using 2,016-pixel RGB sensor
Weight:780 g with battery & card (no lens)
Connectivity:HDMI (c-type port), USB 2.0, AC adapter
Power:Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL15
File Format:Raw, JPEG, RAW + JPEG
Shutter Speeds:30-1/8000th sec
Dimensions:132 × 105 × 77 mm
Colour Space:Adobe RGB, sRGB
Drive Mode:S (single frame), CL (continuous low speed), CH (continuous high speed), Q (quiet shutterrelease), (self-timer), (remote control), MUP (mirror up)
  1. 1. Nikon D7000 review - Features
  2. 2. Design
  3. 3. Performance
  4. 4. Image Quality
  5. 5. Movie Mode & Quality
  6. 6. Value & Verdict
  7. 7. Nikon D7000 manual
  8. 8. Sample image
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