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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Nikon D7000

16.2 megapixels, full HD video, new AF and metering systems, and dual card slots are some of the main features in this new midrange DSLR

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Wide Range Of Lenses
The D7000 incorporates a focusing motor, so it can provide autofocusing with all AF Nikkor lenses, not just the AF-S lenses with integral AF motors. Nikon’s current lens line includes fixed focal lengths from 10.5mm to 600mm, zooms from 10-24mm to 200-400mm, macro lenses from 60mm to 200mm, three perspective-control (tilt-shift) lenses and 1.4x, 1.7x and 2.0x teleconverters.
High-Res, 3.0-Inch Live-View LCD
Like Nikon’s top pro DSLRs, the D7000 has a 3.0-inch, 921,000-dot Live-View LCD monitor. The monitor has a 170° viewing angle, and its brightness can be adjusted in seven levels. You can activate a Virtual Horizon Camera Indicator when desired, handy for keeping the camera level for landscape and odd-angle shots.
Dual Card Slots
The D7000 has two memory card slots, both for SD media, including SDHC and the new high-capacity SDXC cards. You can record RAW images to one card and JPEGs to the other, video to one card and stills to the other, save images or video to both cards simultaneously, and other combinations.
100% Viewfinder
The D7000’s large glass pentaprism viewfinder shows approximately 100% of the actual image area, with 0.95x magnification—another pro-style feature. Eyeglass wearers can see the entire finder image with their eye as far as 19.5mm from the eyepiece, and there’s -3 to +1 diopter of built-in eyepiece correction.
Full HD Video
The D7000 offers a full range of video capabilities: 1920x1080p HD at 24 and 25 fps, 1280x720p HD at 30, 24 and 25 fps, and 640x424p at 30 fps and 25 fps. The 30 fps and 24 fps speeds are actually 29.97 fps and 23.976 fps, respectively, to meet video industry standards. Full-time servo autofocus while recording opens up new shooting opportunities. Videos are recorded as MOV files in AVCHD format with H.264/MPEG-4 compression, with a maximum individual clip length of 4 GB/10 minutes. Sound is mono via a built-in microphone or stereo via an external stereo microphone. A simple switch activates Live View, then pressing the video button begins recording.


Image Sensor: 16.2-megapixel (effective) CMOS
4928x3264 pixels
Sensor Size:
23.6x15.6mm (APS-C); 1.5x
LCD Monitor: 3.0-inch, 921,000-dot Live View
Video: 1920x1080/24p and 25p full HD, 1280x720/30p
(also 25p and 24p) HD, plus 640x424/30p and 25p
AF System: 39-point
Shutter Speeds: 1/8000 sec. to 30 sec., X-sync up to 1/250 sec.
ISO Settings: 100-6400 (1/3 increments), expandable to 25,600
Continuous Firing Mode: 6 fps
Recording Format: JPEG, NEF (RAW), NEF + JPEG
Metering: 2016-pixel 3D Color Matrix Metering II, CW, 2.5% spot
Storage Media: SD/SDHC/SDXC; 2 slots
Dimensions: 5.2x4.1x3.0 inches
Weight: 24.3 ounces
Power Source: Rechargeable EN-EL15 lithium-ion battery
Estimated Street Price: $1,199
Contact: Nikon, (800) NIKON-US, www.nikonusa.com


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