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All posts tagged "nikon d7000"


Thursday, February 10, 2011

Nikon D7000 Real-Word Review

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Articles & Resources" @ 12:51 PM

http://www.gottabemobile.com/2011/0...kon-d7000-dslr/

"This is a quick review of the Nikon D7000, highlighting a real world usage scenario. It's not an exhaustive look at the D7000, but I hope it gives you a good idea of what it's like to use this camera if were thinking of buying it to take pictures at sporting events."

My friend Xavier Lanier and I are both fans of Nikon DSLRs and he purchased a D7000 recently. He's been enjoying it and wrote up a great article about using it to capture a tennis event, along with great examples of how a high frame-per-second shooting count can really make a difference when it comes to capturing the shot. I agree with him - shooting in bursts is a great way to capture the "perfect" shot. The D7000 looks like a great camera...but I'm holding out for the true replacement for my beloved Nikon D300.


Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Nikon D7000 Teardown: The Guts, The Glory

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Articles & Resources" @ 12:00 PM

http://www.chipworks.com/en/technic...kon-d7000-dslr/

"The Nikon D7000 is a 16.2 million effective pixel DSLR camera, considered to be at the enthusiast-level, and an upgrade to the D90 and D5000 models by Nikon (dpreview.com). That being said, early reviews of the D7000 have it challenging the much respected, semi-pro grade Nikon D300S. This new Nikon DSLR features full HD video (1920 x 1080 at 24 fps), a 3" LCD screen with 921,000 pixels, and 6 fps continuous shooting."

Curious about what the guts of a DSLR look like? Then feast your eyes on this article!


Friday, November 19, 2010

Nikon D7000 vs. Canon 7D: FIGHT!

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 08:00 PM

http://www.digitalrev.com/en/nikon-...97-article.html

"So, we reviewed the Nikon D7000 just a few days ago and we liked it a lot. With the upgrades, it really has been upped a class, what with the 100% viewfinder, 6fps continuous burst, metal body, as well as 1080p video recording. So, it's only natural that lots of people have been asking us - Canon 7D vs Nikon D7000: which one is better? Well, we take a look in this video by taking photos of a model named Kinki cleaning a BMW."

What I find interesting about this match up isn't that Kai ended up choosing the Canon 7D as the better overall camera; it's that not once in the video does he bother to mention that the Nikon D7000 is about 25% less expensive. Some people, myself included, feel that the D7000 matches up against the Canon 60D, though the 60D is a couple of hundred dollars cheaper. Anyway, it's an interesting review - especially the high ISO performance, where the Nikon D7000 takes the crown.


Saturday, November 6, 2010

Nikon D7000 Video Test

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 08:00 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKyROOb1jLc

What's that? You're keen on getting a Nikon D7000, but you're kind of curious how the video looks, how (if?) they compensated for the "Sensor Jello" problem, and what the ISO performance is like in video mode? Well, wonder no more: the above video should answer most of your questions. Curiously, it's only available in 720p rather than 1080p. Still, it's helpful!


Monday, November 1, 2010

DigitalRev Goes Hands-On with the Nikon D7000

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 05:00 AM

"The D7000 has finally landed and our presenter, Kai W, has been fondling the camera lovingly. So, what's new about this successor to the D90? We've all seen the specs sheet, and it looks pretty good even when compared to the D300S and other such cameras like the Canon 7D and Pentax K-5. But what is it really like to use? Find out in this review."

Kai is in fine form in this video; you can tell he's a fan of Nikon cameras, and has been waiting for the D7000. It's a seriously nice camera - I'm slightly tempted myself because this eclipses my D300 in several ways, but I'm waiting for the D300 successor...because if you look at what the D7000 brings to the table, you just know that Nikon is really going to bring the heat with the D300 replacement!


Friday, October 15, 2010

Nikon D7000 Shipments Delayed, Hitler is Pissed [NSFW]

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Talk" @ 03:30 PM

I don't normally post NSFW (not safe for work) content on any of my sites, but I laughed my head off when I was watching this video - it's yet another Hiltler rant clip used from the movie Downfall. The movie was anything but funny of course because it deals with such brutal subject matter, but creative people have made some extremely funny videos by adding their own subtitles to the impressive performance from the actors. It's NSFW because of the language used in the subtitles. This clip is in response to some delays in the Nikon D7000 shipping from Amazon.com - I literally LOL'd when the line about the Panasonic Four Thirds camera came up...


Monday, October 4, 2010

Which Should You Choose? The Canon EOS 60D Or The Nikon D7000

Posted by Andy Dixon in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 09:00 AM

http://www.digitalrev.com/en/canon-...60-article.html

"The Canon versus Nikon game has been going on since the establishment of the two brands and it has always been a bit of a see-saw performance. In more recent memory, Nikon went top dog with its Nikon D300 and D3 thanks to its super high ISO and beautiful high-res LCD amongst other features. However, Canon then managed to strike back with its Canon EOS 7D and 550D in a time when Nikon's R&D seems to gone MIA (missing in action). Well, the Nikon D7000 and D3100 shows that Nikon have actually been busy in that time. So with the Nikon D90 traditionally competing with the Canon EOS 50D, it makes sense for us to take a look at the Nikon D7000 against the Canon EOS 60D."

Digital Rev has a nice comparison of these two camera's, their features, as well as a simple summary of which would be best depending on what you want. I don't think you could go wrong with either of them in my mind, but I am no expert as I've been dithering over which DSLR to get for over a year now. If you've been dithering like me, then perhaps this article will help with your decision.


Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Nikon Canada Announces the D7000: 16.2 megapixels, 1080p Auto-focus Video, Lots More

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 09:01 PM

http://www.nikon.ca/en/Product.aspx?m=17710

"Mississauga, ON, September 15, 2010 - Nikon Canada today introduced the D7000 digital SLR camera designed to fulfill the needs of passionate photographers who demand exceptional performance, reliability and unprecedented levels of control and versatility in a compact form factor. Engineered as an ideal balance of durability and functionality, the D7000 features a multitude of new enhancements and updated Nikon technologies to help photographers produce exceptional photos and full 1080p HD (High Definition) movies.

Continuing the tradition of innovative technology that began with the revolutionary D90, the first digital SLR to capture HD movie, the D7000 features a new 16.2-megapixel CMOS sensor with low-light ability never before seen in a DX-Format (APS-C) camera. The new EXPEED 2 TM image-processing engine fuels the enhanced performance of the D7000 along with a new 39-point AF system and groundbreaking new 2,016 pixel RGB 3D Matrix Metering System to deliver amazing image quality in a variety of shooting conditions. Additionally, the D7000 provides full 1080p HD movie capability with full-time auto focus (AF), enabling users to capture their world with both striking still and moving images."

The Nikon D7000 is one of the worst-kept secrets in the DSLR world as of late, so the announcement lacks much in the way of excitement other than to confirm the specs that pretty much everyone already knew as of a couple of weeks ago. However, I was able to sit in on a conference call a couple of weeks ago and got some details about the D7000. In short, it's a lot of camera for the price point - which will be $1279.95 CAD for the body only, and $1599.95 for the body plus the 18-105mm lens. And despite what some other sites are saying, the D7000 is the replacement for the D90. The D90 will continue to be sold into early 2011, then that's it.

The D7000 highlights: a new 16 megapixel CMOS sensor with native ISO from 100 to 6400, with support for ISO 25,600 on the High 2 setting; a 2016 RGB pixel metering sensor, up from a 400 pixel sensor on the D90; 39 auto focus points, 6fps shooting, magnesium alloy body, and twin SD card slots. That RGB metering system is a big deal: it has more than double the pixels of the D3x, and 4.6 times more than the D90. The auto-focus system is twice as fast as any focusing system before it - and the full-time contrast detection system apparently works really well in Live View mode. The video is 1080p in AVCHD (h.264) format, supporting 30/25/24fps. There's also a VGA video mode, but there's no high-speed video mode at that lower resolution. They've made some improvements to minimize the "rolling jello effect" from side to side pans when shooting a video, and there's also support for an external stereo microphone and basic movie editing directly on the camera.

The D7000 is built to last: it offers 150,000 shutter release cycles, new reinforced glass on the screen, and has the same level of weather sealing as the D300s. There will be a battery grip offered that is also built out of magnesium alloy; worth noting though is that Nikon has implemented an "authentication function" that verifies that a battery is a Nikon-created battery. This means no third-party batteries will work in the D7000; Nikon said this was to "protect users", but I think it's a bit of a protectionist move to boost Nikon's bottom line...though I really do have to wonder how many people purchase an extra battery for their DSLR. I used to be a big "always have an extra battery" guy, but DSLRs are so incredibly power efficient, you can usually shoot for days without needing a recharge. The D7000 uses a new battery as well: the EN-EL15, boasting 1900 mAh of power versus the 1430 mAh on the D90's EN-EL3e.

A note about the dual SD card slots: they support SDXC cards, and the new UHS50 interface, so really huge, really fast memory cards will work nicely in this camera. The dual SD cards can be configured in various modes: overflow mode: when one card gets full it writes to the second card; backup mode: records image to both cards; record raw to one card, JPEG to another. You can record movies to one card, images to another. Slick!

Full press release and lots of images after the break. Read more...


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