Nikon just launched a new DSLR, the D7000. This new DSLR is the replacement model of the old Nikon D90. As an owner of the late Nikon D90 like myself, this new Nikon D7000 is something which worth looking for. Here’s the key features of the new DSLR from Nikon.
Nikon D7000 Key Features
16.2MP CMOS sensor
1080p HD video recording with mic jack for external microphone
ISO 100-6400 (plus H1 and H2 equivalent to ISO 12,800/25,600)
39-point AF system with 3D tracking
2016 pixel metering sensor
Scene Recognition System (see 2016 pixel sensor, above) aids metering + focus accuracy
Twin SD card slots
3.0 inch 921k dot LCD screen
New Live View/movie shooting switch
Full-time AF in Live View/movie modes
Up to 6fps continuous shooting
Lockable shooting mode dial
Electronic virtual horizon
Shutter tested to 150K actuations
The D7000 combines the elements for D90 and the higher end model D300S. The new CMOS sensor and metering sensor are more advanced than D300S. ISO can be boosted up to 25600 (which I doubt you can actually shoot photos with it in low noise level) and 39 AF points compared to the D90’s 11 AF points. Auto Focus is now available in video mode thanks to the AF-F system. Here’s a few videos on the D7000 in action.
Here’s a video done by Chase Jarvis using the D7000.
The Nikon D7000 costs around 1100 USD (body only), which is around RM3.5K hopefully. If you are a D90 or below users, this should be something worth upgrade for. Gosh, I’m gonna be broke very very soon if I continue to upgrade all these gadgets! 🙂