Nikon D7000 DSLR Hands-on

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    Nikon D7000 DSLR Hands-On

    Celebrate photography loving people, the new Nikon D7000 DSLR has justbeen unveiled. With its glass pentaprism viewfinder that provides 100 percent and 0.94 x magnification, the Nikon D7000 DSLR gives you a clear ideaof what you shoot while sustainability is ensured by a magnesium alloy andthe rear spoiler. Basic specifications include a 16.2 megapixel sensor basedon Nikon DX-format CMOS sensor, Expeed 2 engine for image processing andthe ISO is now 100 to 6400, expandable to 25600 making the Nikon D7000DSLR ahead of other digital cameras.

    A 1080p 24fps video recording is alsopossible using AVC/H.264 compression,the AF-F system allows you toconcentrate continuously for registrationand there is a stereo microphone forsound. It is even possible to change thestart point and end on the device, andselect an image to use as a still image.

    The new DSLR also provides dual memoryslots, so you can choose to backupstorage, or store different formats ondifferent cards. A key element is a newmeasure RGB sensor, which, with 2016 pixels is twice the measure of itspixels high end of previous measurement sensors, which should paydividends in terms of focus, exposure and white balance. There is also a new39-point autofocus system.

    Nikon D7000 DSLR Specifications

    Lens Mount

    Nikon F bayonet mount

    Picture Angle

    Effective picture angle 1.5x (Approx.) conversion factor (NikonDX format)

    Effective Pixels

    16.2 million

    Sensor Size

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    23.6 x 15.6mm

    Image Sensor Format


    Image Sensor Type


    Total Pixels

    16.9 million

    Dust-Off Reference Photo

    Yes Image Area (pixels)

    DX-format(L) 4928 x 2364(M) 3696 x 2448(S) 2464 x 1632

    File Format

    NEF (RAW): lossless compressed or compressed 12 or 14 bit JPEG: JPEG-baseline-compliant; can be selected from Size Priorityand Optimal QualityMOV

    Picture Control


    PortraitLandscapeNine User-customizable Settings

    Storage Media

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    SDSDHCSDXC memory cards

    Card Slot

    2 Secure Digital (SD)

    File System

    Compliant with DCF (Design Rule for Camera File System) 2.0DPOF (Digital Print Order Format)EXIF 2.3 (Exchangeable Image File Format for Digital StillCameras


    Eye-level pentaprism single-lens reflex viewfinder

    Viewfinder Frame Coverage


    Viewfinder Magnification

    0.95x Approx.

    Viewfinder Eyepoint


    Viewfinder Diopter Adjustment

    -3 to +1m

    Focusing Screen

    Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark II with AF area brackets (grid

    lines can be displayed)

    Interchangeable Focusing Screens


    Reflex Mirror

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    Quick-return type

    Depth-of-field Control


    Compatible Lenses

    Type G or D AF NIKKOR: All functions supportedIX Nikkor lenses cannot be usedDX AF NIKKOR: All functions possibleAF-NIKKOR for F3AF not supportedOther AF NIKKOR: All functions supported except autofocus and3D color matrix metering IIAI-P NIKKOR: All functions supported except 3D color matrixmetering II

    PC Micro-NIKKOR does not support some functionsNon-CPU: Can be used in modes A and M; color matrix meteringand aperture value display supported if user provides lens data(AI lenses only)Electronic rangefinder can be used if maximum aperture is f/5.6or faster

    Shutter type

    Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane

    Fastest Shutter Speed

    1/8000 sec. in steps of 1/31/21 EV

    Slowest Shutter Speed

    30 sec. in steps of 1/31/21 EV

    Flash Sync Speed

    Up to 1/250 sec.Synchronizes with shutter at 1/320s or slower (flash range dropsat speeds between 1/250 and 1/320s)

    Bulb Shutter Setting

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    Shutter Release Modes

    Single-frame [S] mode

    Continuous low-speed [CL] mode; 1-5 frames per secondContinuous high-speed [CH] mode; 6 frames per secondLive View [LV] modeSelf-timer mode

    Continuous Shooting Options

    DX-formatCH: Up to 6 frames per secondCL: Up to 5 frames per second

    Top Continuous Shooting Speed at full resolution

    6 frames per second(CIPA guidelines)


    2, 5, 10, 20 sec. Timer duration electronically controlled

    Exposure Metering System

    TTL exposure metering using 2,016-pixel RGB sensor Metering Range

    0 to 20 EV (Matrix or center-weighted metering at ISO 100equivalent, f/1.4 lens, at 20C/68F)2 to 20 EV (Spot metering at ISO 100 equivalent, f/1.4 lens at20C/68F)

    Exposure Meter Coupling


    Exposure Modes

    Programmed Auto with flexible Program (P)Shutter-Priority Auto (S)Aperture-Priority Auto (A)

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    Manual (M)AutoAuto (flash off)Advanced Scene ModesU1 (user setting 1)

    U2 (user setting 2) Advanced Scene Modes

    PortraitLandscapeClose-upSportsNight PortraitNight LandscapeParty / Indoor

    Beach / SnowChildSunsetDusk / DawnPet PortraitCandlelightBlossomAutumn ColorsFoodSilhouetteHigh Key

    Low Key Exposure Compensation

    5 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV

    Exposure Bracketing

    Yes2 or 3 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 or 1 EV

    Exposure Lock


    Lowest Standard ISO Sensitivity

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    100 in steps of 1/31/21 EV

    Highest Standard ISO Sensitivity

    6400 in steps of 1/31/21 EV

    Highest Expanded ISO Sensitivity

    HI-2 (ISO 25,600 equivalent)

    Expanded ISO Sensitivity Options

    Hi-1 (ISO-12,800 equivalent) in 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EVHi-2 (ISO 25600 equivalent)

    Long Exposure Noise Reduction


    High ISO Noise Reduction



    D-Lighting Bracketing

    2 or 3 exposures

    Single-point AF Mode


    Dynamic AF Mode


    Auto-area AF Mode


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    Autofocus System

    Nikon Multi-CAM 4800DX autofocus sensor module with TTLphase detectionFinetuning

    39 focus points (including 9 cross-type sensors)AF-assist illuminator (range approx. 1 ft. 8in.-9 ft. 10 in.)

    Focus Lock

    AE-L/AF-L buttonHalf press of shutter-release button (single-point AF in AF-S)

    Focus Modes

    Single-servo AF (AF-S)

    Continuous-servo (AF-C)Auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A)Full-time Servo (AF-A) available in Live View onlyFace-Priority AFPredictive focus tracking automatically activated according tosubject statusWide areaNormal areaManual focus (M): Electronic rangefinder can be used

    Maximum Autofocus Areas/Points


    Autofocus Sensitivity

    -1 to +19 EV (ISO 100, 20C/68F)

    Built-in Flash


    Flash Bracketing

    2 to 3 exposures in increments of 1/3 to 2 EV

    Built-in Flash Distance

    39 (ISO 100)

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    FP High Speed Sync

    Up to 1/8000

    Flash Control

    Auto aperture: Available with SB-900/SB-800 and CPU lens TTL: i-TTL balanced fill-flash and standard i-TTL flash for DSLRusing 2,016-pixel RGB sensor available w/ built-in flash and SB-900, SB-800, SB-700, SB-600 or SB-400 (i-TTL balanced fill-flashavailable when matrix or center-weighted metering is selectedNon-TTL auto: Supported flash units include SB-900, SB-800, SB-28, SB-27 and SB-22SDistance priority manual: Available with SB-900, SB-800 and SB-700

    Flash Sync Modes

    Front-curtain sync (normal)Slow syncRear-curtain syncRed-eye reductionRed-eye reduction with slow sync

    Flash Compensation

    -3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV

    Accessory Shoe


    Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS)

    YesBuilt-in Commander Mode 2 Groups: A and B4 Channels: 1-4 TTL, Non-TTL Auto and Manual mode

    White Balance

    Auto (2 types)IncandescentFluorescent (7 types)Direct SunlightFlashCloudy

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    ShadePreset manual (up to 5 values can be stored)Auto (TTL white balance with 2,016-pixel RGB sensor)Fine Tune by Kelvin color temperature setting (2,500 K to10,000K)

    Seven manual modes with fine-tuning White Balance Bracketing

    2 or 3 exposures in increments of 1, 2 or 3

    Live View Shooting



    Movie with sound1,920 1,080 (24p); 24 fps1,280 720 (24p); 24 fps1,280 720 (30p); 30 fps640 424 (30p); 30 fps

    Movie Audio

    Built-in microphone, monauralOptional external stereo mini-pin jack (3.5mm diameter)

    Microphone sensitivity can be adjusted Monitor Size

    3 in. diagonal

    Monitor Resolution

    921,000 Dots

    Monitor Type

    Super Density

    Monitor Angle of View

    170-degree wide-viewing angle

    Monitor Adjustments

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    Brightness, 7 levels

    Virtual Horizon Camera Indicator


    Playback Functions

    Full frameCalendar

    Thumbnail (4, 9 or 72 segments)ZoomMovie PlaybackSlideshowHistogram displayAuto image rotation

    Shooting dataHighlight point displaySound playback

    In-Camera Image Editing

    TrimD-LightingImage OverlaySide-by-Side ComparisonFilter Effects

    MonochromeColor BalanceNEF (RAW) ProcessingQuick retouchStraightenDistortion ControlFisheyeRed-eye CorrectionPerspective ControlColor OutlineResize

    Edit MovieMiniature Effect

    Image Comment