The Nikon D7000 DSLR Packs A Lot Of Features For $1200

Posted Sep 15, 2010

The newly released Nikon D7000 DSLR camera has a 16.3 megapixel sensor with 39-point autofocus. The camera also has dual card slots and ISO that is up to 25,600. Not bad for only $1200. The D7000 is a successor to the D90.

The D7000 has a “low-light ability never before seen in an DX-format (APS-C) camera,” stated Nikon. The camera also has a normal ISO range of 100-6400 and is expandable to ISO 25,600. The D7000 shoots 1080p at 24fps (or 720p at 24/30fps). There is full-time autofocus with h.264, not motion JPEG.

Other Nikon D7000 features include a 39-point autofocus system with nine cross-type points. The Nikon D7000 also has a 2,016-pixel RGB 3D matrix metering system. It can shoot fast 14-bit RAW photos at 6 frames per second. The viewfinder provides 100% frame coverage. The camera is $1500 with a kit lens.