In order to start you off right, with professional level equipment, B&H Photo
has created this D7000 Digital SLR Camera and 18-105mm DX VR Lens with Deluxe Accessory Kit
which includes the 18-105mm DX VR kit lens, as well as an additional compatible SD memory card, two rechargeable battery packs, battery grip, wireless remote, LCD screen protector, UV lens filter, lens cleaning supplies, and a camera bag to carry it all.
The Nikon D7000 DSLR Camera has a 16.2MP DX-Format CMOS sensor that works together with Nikon's EXPEED 2 image processor to produce extremely detailed images with rich tones and smooth gradations. The EXPEED 2 enables faster processing of images, reduced power consumption, improved noise-reduction and better color reproduction. By expanding the ISO sensitivity range up to ISO 25600, low-light photography is also more detailed, while fast-moving subjects can be captured with more accuracy and less blur.
This kit sets you up from the get-go with Nikon's NIKKOR AF-S DX 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens. With a zoom range of 18-105mm you'll be prepared for most shooting situations. Whether it's a tight space you find yourself in or there's a somewhat distant subject that you want to capture, the 18-105mm lens provides you with the flexibility to do so. Other highlights of this 18-105mm lens include the AF-S Silent Wave Motor for fast and quiet autofocus performance as well as the VR Image Stabilizer for handheld shots at speeds up to three stops slower than would normally be possible.
The D7000 offers a customizable 39-point AF system with nine center cross-type sensors for accurate and extremely fast autofocus across the entire sensor. The 2016-pixel RGB sensor with a 3D color matrix is able to recognize a subject's shape and position for improved AF tracking as well as an optimized Scene Recognition System which better controls exposure, white balance and iTTL flash.
With a start-up time of 0.13 seconds, 50 millisecond lag time and 6 frames per second burst shooting up to 100 shots, you can easily capture the action as it happens. The 3.0" 921k-dot LCD with 170° display offers crisp image playback and precise Live View when shooting movies. The pentaprism optical viewfinder is bright and covers 100% of the frame. Its pro-like durability includes weather and dust sealing, magnesium-alloy top and rear covers and a shutter system that has been rated to over 150,000 cycles. Also, the built-in Speedlight flash with iTTL and Wireless Commander makes it possible to trigger up to 8 off-camera flashes using the D7000.
With video or stills, the D7000 records to reliable and easy-to-use SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards, and this kit provides you with one included. The camera has twin memory card slots - meaning there's no need to change media mid-shoot. Just move onto the second card without interruption or organize your videos onto one card and your stills on another.