Nikon D7000 - do not buy!!!
I purchased this camera 2.5 years ago when the autofocus and light meter reading stopped working over night. I sent the camera to Nikon Australia to look into. They came back with repair cost of $500 which is almost 30% of its initial price I paid in 2011. This is unbelievable and Nikon seems only to care about the fact that it is out of warranty. However this should not happen to a quality product in first place and Nikon stated that they do not know why this has happened. When I spent $1500 for a camera I did not expect to invest another $500 for repair within 3 years. I am very disappointed about the Nikon D7000 and how Nikon handled the matter.
Good enough for pro work
I have been using this Camera for almost a year. I can there for provide you with an insight in having used it longer than a quick trip around the block.
Without boring you to death with all the tech stuff i instead will summarise it.
I consider this Camera for use of an Enthusiast to inlude professional performance usage.
The Nikon D7000 Camera is a DX - APS-C size sensor Camera, meaning you have a smaller size sensor in comparison to a full size 35mm sensor or the Canon APS-H size sensor being slightly smaller to the full size 35mm.
I bought this camera second hand as a backup for my D700 and because it has video, which the D700 lacks. There are some improvements on the D700 that I have noted to date. The Live View lever and smoother operation when taking a picture in live view mode. Better screen for zoom focussing when doing macro. Smaller in size - better for travel or someone who wants lighter camera. It is 16 vs 12 megapixel, however this does not necessarily translate to better pictures. The full size sensor and larger pixels of the D700 result in much better light s...ensitivity and so far in my observations better low light performance with less noise and less pixellation then the D7000. I have tried shooting both cameras same settings in manual, lens with tripod throughout he blinds into bright sunlight to compare. Even though the D7000 has better dynamic range it had double the noise and pixellation of the D700 in the shaded spots of the blinds when enlarged in photoshop. However when shooting in bright normal daylight conditions in moderate contrast light it is comparable with the D700. Don't be suckered in by the pixel war. I have enlarged pictures on my wall from recent trip to France and Italy that are 1x1.5 metres shot with the D700 that are not grainy at all. If you just want to take photo's I would recommend the D700. Better pictures, professional quality body (more rugged) and full frame sensor, which equates to wider angle of view with same length lens. If you want a capable all round camera that can do video and gives the 1.5x magnification (due to the smaller sensor) which is good for shooting objects at a distance i.e. birds Video, size image quality Nothing
Very Bad Service
I have bought Nikon d7000 camera kit with 18-55 mm VR lens, There should be a separate warranty card one for camera itself and one for lens.
I have not got any of them? The one peace of paper what i found is full of Chinese or Japanese and only one statement is written on the whole peace f paper in English which says that this is only valid only in Japan.That''s it.
I have been waiting for this camera for almost a week. I have to leave country for good and i have been waiting for their response for almost 6 days. I left my recorded voice...message, send about 10 emails, didn't get any response from them till i request to cancel my order on the phone. And put new order again hope this time they see my new request. Finally they saw it and process my order without any warranty card. Now i have to go abroad with this new camera but not with peace of mind! Should i? On their website its clearly written they provide 1 year full Australian warranty! But still don't put in the box? Don't know why. waiting for their reply.... Very unprofessional. No warranty card
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Very capable 2nd camera
I have used the d7000 as a 2nd or 3rd camera now for the past couple of years and am always impressed with the results.
Good in low light and fast shooting for its price point. Look forward to the upgrade of this very capable camera when it comes out.
Fast shooting at price point, decent low light
Love it for my first dslr!
I am a student photographer and purchased the Nikon D7000 for my first Dslr camera. Although I have never used a digital slr before, I have found it very good. The controls are easy once you learn where they are, the battery life is ok, it cleans itself (the sensor) and numerous other awesome features. The only problems I've had have been the kit lenses. I have the 18-105mm and the 55-300mm. While the 18-105mm is ok, I would definitely recommend the 18-55mm instead for low light as it's much better. I've also had trouble focussing this lens due...to the low light problems. I guess that's what you get with kit lenses though, so buy the body separate and get a decent lens like the 25-70mm if you can afford it. Otherwise, go for the 18-55mm. All in all, a great camera. I will be buying Nikon again (and again, and again)! Easy to use, comfortable to hold, great body, good price, video is excellent. Kit lenses not great in low light, buy a better lens
Questions & Answers
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I have had the camera for a year now and love it. I have encountered a problem now though where it will not focus for a shot. I half press the button whilst it is auto focusing and then after it does focus it will not take the shot. Any ideas please would be great?
Sorry for the late response. I would suggest doing a fine focus tune. Have a look on youtube lots of help. See following link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EqhH2ELuCaE
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