Camera News
by Brad Soo on September 14 2010

Looks like things are gonna get pretty interesting this holiday 2010. Why? Cause Nikon’s just come up with their answer to the recently introduced Canon EOS 60D and Olympus E-5 digital SLR cameras (and also the much-awaited successor to their own D90) – meet the new Nikon D7000.

The Nikon D7000 is a fairly sizeable upgrade compared to the old D90, featuring better build quality, a higher resolution display, improved viewfinder, metering and autofocus system, faster burst speed, improved movie mode and a whole lot more!

Nikon D7000
(Digital SLR camera)

  • 16.2 effective megapixels (DX size APS-C CMOS sensor, 1.5X crop)
  • Nikon F-mount (1.5X crop factor)
  • 3 inch fixed LCD (921,000 pixels)
  • Weathersealed magnesium alloy body
  • ISO speed range of 100 – 6400 (Expandable to 25600)
  • 0.94X optical viewfinder magnification with 100% frame coverage
  • 6 FPS continuous shooting mode
  • Built-in wireless flash control
  • Full manual controls with RAW mode and live view
  • 39 point AF; 9 points are cross-type sensors
  • 1080p full HD (1920 x 1080) movie mode; uses H.264 codec, supports manual exposure and full-time continuous AF
  • Basic video editing and RAW conversion available in playback mode
  • Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card slots
  • Uses a lithium-ion battery (EN-EL15)
  • Available in October for $1200 (body only) or $1500 (with 18-105 mm kit lens)

In addition to their brand new D7000, Nikon has also come out with two new lenses and a flash today:

  • SB700 Speedlight has a guide number of 38 m at ISO 100, works as a wireless master/slave unit. Available in November for $330
  • Nikkor AF-S 35 mm f1.4G prime lens; available in November for $1800
  • Nikkor AF-S 200 mm f2.0G VR II telephoto lens; available in October for $6000

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