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NikonD7000 SLR Digital Camera (Body Only)
 
4.8

(based on 1096 reviews)

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    (906)

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    (163)

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    (16)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good image quality (911)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (767)
  • High ISO performance (731)
  • Large clear LCD (728)
  • Easy to use (710)

Cons

  • Noisy at high ISO (28)
  • Short battery life (26)
  • Poor in low light (18)
  • Lag / shutter delay (11)
  • Poor image quality (8)

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (723)
  • Family photos (661)
  • Low light (633)
  • Travel (633)
  • Sports/action (545)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (505), Semi-pro photographer (272), Pro photographer (99), Casual photographer (84), Photography student (35)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (931), Yes (61)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Impressions and Feedback

I bought this camera for my own personal use.
I mainly take photos of whatever I find interesting. I am a hobbyist photographer.

It can be from fast moving cars, to...Read complete review

I bought this camera for my own personal use.
I mainly take photos of whatever I find interesting. I am a hobbyist photographer.

It can be from fast moving cars, to sleeping animals or a bright, colorful sunset. Up close or far away, the pictures come out great.

I took engagement photos for one of my family members and they were amazed at how great they looked straight out of the camera.

I love the presets, but what I love more about it is the tweaking you can do in camera!
You can adjust just about anything in the camera from sharpness to ISO, vividness, etc depending on the mode you are in.

HDR photos are also easy and come out great.

I also really like the two User settings on the thumb dial. You can create your own settings and save them to that specific dial setting (U1 or U1) and you can go back and forth to your settings and the presets with ease.

I also really love the dual-SD card feature. You can have the camera setup to mirror the cards, take a RAW on one and JPEG on the other or use the second card as an overflow. Make sure to pick up a very fast SD card though. This thing is quick! A 32GB card will last you 899 shots when using RAW.

The 100% viewfinder is a HUGE plus. I had a DSLR before this one and it was only 95% coverage. Some things I didn't want in the picture sometimes ended up on the very edge of it. But with the D7000, what you see in the viewfinder is what you get in the picture.

I haven't found anything I'm unhappy with. I'm pretty detail oriented and the photos this camera takes are quite spectacular.

I would definitely get a long zoom lens, such as the 70-300mm VR or 55-300mm VR lens. You'll be amazed at how close you can get to something while being far away.

Battery life is very good.
Screen clarity is very good.

The D7000 is also amazingly priced for the features and quality.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Comments on D7000 by D300 user

We used a D300 for the past 2 years and we are very satisfied with it. We purchased the D7000 because we needed an additional camera body.

According to the DxOMark website's...Read complete review

We used a D300 for the past 2 years and we are very satisfied with it. We purchased the D7000 because we needed an additional camera body.

According to the DxOMark website's overall rankings, the D7000' sensor is currently nr. 8 on the list, just below the D3. The ranking of the D7000 is impressive.

Compared with the D300, I want to make the following comments:

1. It is difficult to remove the EN-EL15 battery from the D7000. Besides the clip holding the battery, a small ridge inside the camera compartment prevents it from being easily removed.

2. Why can't Nikon standardise their batteries? The D300 uses the excellent EN-EL3E battery. If you need a spare battery, you need to buy a different model battery – and you need to carry 2 chargers with you!

3. The connector cover on the D7000 is much better than the horrible connector cover of the D300.

4.I like the mode dial on the D7000. It is much easier to change settings for scenes on the D7000 than the manual adjustments you need to make with the D300. This is supposedly an amateurish feature, but I don't care and it makes the D7000 camera much easier to use. You can still make your own manual adjustments.

5. I prefer the feeling of the D300 in my hands. The focus point selector, light metering button and multi-selector works better and easier for me on the D300. The D300 has a bigger control panel display.

6. The D7000 is slightly smaller than the D300, but it still balances nicely with our lenses.

7. I believe the D7000 is a nice addition to our photographic equipment, and it would do its intended tasks well. I don't believe it is a real & significant upgrade to the D300 … as it isn't supposed to be.

8. The D7000 is slightly lighter than the D300. Weight becomes a real issue when you carry the camera for long periods.

9. I won't sell the D300 to buy a D7000 or D300s; but I will sell the D300 to buy the D300s' replacement (D400?) when it becomes available.

I wish Nikon can add a GPS built-in feature as standard in all their cameras. Even cheap mobile phones have GPS's and it wouldn't cost Nikon more than $10 to incorporate a GPS in a camera. A camera needs only a very basic built in GPS, as add-on equipment are always troublesome or awkward to use.

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5.0

photographers dream

By Samantha

from New Haven, CT

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
  • Good Image Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Sports/Action
    • Travel
    • Video
    • Weddings/Events
    • Wildlife photos

    Comments about Nikon D7000 SLR Digital Camera (Body Only):

    I am a photographer (yes I went to school and everything) so I know what I like, I know how cameras work and I needed a camera that was fast and reliable. This camera is a dream! I love the large screen, the weight, the two memory card slots are awesome for weddings. I want to by so many lenses and accessories for this camera! I am so happy with it!

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    • No

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    4.0

    Nearly perfect

    By HarryG

    from Savannah, GA

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Pros

    • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
    • Good Image Quality
    • High ISO Performance
    • Large Clear LCD

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Sports/Action
      • Wildlife photos

      Comments about Nikon D7000 SLR Digital Camera (Body Only):

      This is an excellent camera. I decided to upgrade my D90 and didn't want to spend the big bucks for $ a new D7100.
      The camera I received looked almost new. No significant defects.

      The only issue I had was that the LCD screen supplied was not a Nikon BM-11. It was a knockoff and wouldn't stay attached to the camera. It fell off several times during a shoot and I was able to retrieve it and reattach. However when I returned home I noticed it was gone forever.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Amazing features for a DSLR

      By slcamguy

      from Colombo Sri Lanka

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
      • Fast Shutter Speed
      • Good Image Quality
      • Good Image Stabilization
      • High ISO Performance

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Sports/Action
        • Travel
        • Video
        • Weddings/Events
        • Wildlife photos

        Comments about Nikon D7000 SLR Digital Camera (Body Only):

        I am an advocate of new updates and I just upgraded from a D3100 to this D7000.. Amazing, simply amazing with the power and control I just got at my fingertips!

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        • No

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        5.0

        Awesome camera body

        By Murrieta WJ

        from Murrieta, CA

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Good Image Quality
        • High ISO Performance

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Video
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Nikon D7000 SLR Digital Camera (Body Only):

          Finally upgraded from a D200. Very happy with the fact that it shoots video and the image quality in low light compared to my old body.

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          5.0

          It's like an extension of my hand

          By Silver Frame Photography

          from Minnesota

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
          • Fast Shutter Speed
          • Good Image Quality
          • Good Image Stabilization
          • High ISO Performance
          • Large Clear LCD

          Cons

          • Poor In Low Light

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Travel
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Nikon D7000 SLR Digital Camera (Body Only):

          I am a professional photographer and I use the Nikon D7000. It is a great learning camera. I have used it so much now it is like an extension of my hand. I don't even have to think about operating it. I love it so much I sold my old back up camera to buy another D7000 body because I don't want to use anything else in an emergency. I am sure as my skill level progresses I will upgrade cameras again, but I will always think of my 7000 as a best friend.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Good Deal

          By DJR

          from Charleston, SC

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Good Image Quality
          • High ISO Performance

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Travel
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about Nikon D7000 SLR Digital Camera (Body Only):

            I use it for my friend's weddings
            I like pro features in a consumer price range.
            I do not like focus problems in video mode

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            • No

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            5.0

            Nikon d7000

            By Dave

            from Utah

            Comments about Nikon D7000 SLR Digital Camera (Body Only):

            Good feel in the hands, great controls, does everything I need it to do. Wonderful camera. Great service from B&H. I am pleased with the camera.

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            5.0

            Great camera

            By ck_808

            from Honolulu, Hawaii

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
            • Good Image Quality
            • Good Image Stabilization
            • Large Clear LCD

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Sports/Action
              • Travel
              • Wildlife photos

              Comments about Nikon D7000 SLR Digital Camera (Body Only):

              I bought this camera for my girlfriend and she absolutely loves it! Great for the experienced photographer and the beginner.

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              • Yes

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              5.0

              Fantastic

              By Chase

              from New England

              Comments about Nikon D7000 SLR Digital Camera (Body Only):

              I got this camera after my Canon T3 bit the dust after being lightly splashed (and I mean like a few drops). I decided that I was better off getting a more dependable and durable dslr but after a lot of researching Canons beginer to Pro-Sumer dslrs I came up empty. The only camera I felt moderately comfortable with was the 7D but it was out of my price range. So I turned to nikon and in no time at all I found the D7000. The D7000 has everything I need and a lot more, sharp, high quality images, great ISO performance, and magnificent build quality and weather sealing for it's class. After having the camera for a few weeks I can say with confidence that the D7000 is completely superior to my T3 in every way, especially build quality, after using my D7000 the T3 feels like a toy camera. I completely recommend it to anyone looking for a tough, high quality Pro-Sumer level camera that will last a good long time. My only real gripe is the placement of the ISO button. It isn't on the top of the camera like in upper end canon models which makes it a bit of a pain since you have to take your eye away from the viewfinder to change ISO. But exposure compensation gets a spot on the top which I find very helpful, especially when shooting in the evening. In conclusion: get this camera, you will not regret it. And I mean that whole heartedly.

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              5.0

              A pro at an amateur price.

              By ca bob

              from mass

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
              • Fast Shutter Speed
              • Good Image Quality
              • High ISO Performance
              • Large Clear LCD

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Sports/Action
                • Travel
                • Wildlife photos

                Comments about Nikon D7000 SLR Digital Camera (Body Only):

                My d70 was getting old use it as a kick around I have all these dx lenses so I was on the hunt. At this price (700) you just can't say no. It has all the usability of a pro, especially if you shoot in raw. You can set the k temp white balance as you shoot (no more gray card yippie!!!).
                I do studio photography and use camera pro2 also you can get live view with the d7000 which is a big plus. I like the flash control if you're using it as the commander with multiple flashes.
                Basically if you are d70 or d90 user this baby has all the bells and whistles you have been wishing for...

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                5.0

                Awesome Camera

                By Bruce

                from Northern NJ

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Good Image Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Nikon D7000 SLR Digital Camera (Body Only):

                    My first DSLR, after years of film cameras and a few point and shoot digitals. I was taking experimental pictures within minutes of charging the battery. And my old Nikon AIS lenses work fine. Also the D7000 has a focus motor in body so I can use AF-Nikkors too. Not to mention a couple Nikon DX lenses that I can't use on the earlier cameras. I am doing what I mostly do, which is product shots for the internet. I started with that the first afternoon. Put the D7000 on manual, pop up the little flash and dial back the intensity, to trigger a slave. Camera on a tripod with Arca ballhead. I am using a Norman P2000 with 2 heads and a slave unit in the socket. Now I am shooting at f11 again. And I can evaluate the results right then on the LCD panel. You don't even need flash meter, just find the exposure by trial and error. It has paid for itself in 2 weeks and improved the quality of my photos. It is also easier to work with than what I was using prior. But this cmera has far more capabilities than this. I am just starting to explore those features. Awesome as it is, it has a real learning curve. I am working through the Busch book on the D7000. I can recommended that, especially if you are new to DSLR's, as I am.
                    Other things to note are that this is DX format so there is a crop factor, thus a 50mm lens becomes a portrait lens rather than a normal lens as it is in 35mm. And the viewfinder is physically smaller than I am used to on say a Nikon F3. But it is a great camera and has double the megapixels of what it replaced. I am very happy with the purchase.

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                    5.0

                    Great camera, great price!

                    By Mr.Jrez

                    from CA Santa Cruz

                    Comments about Nikon D7000 SLR Digital Camera (Body Only):

                    I'm very happy with my D7000. I'm using a 50mm f1.8 lens and the results are beautiful. Next on my list, a new flash and a 18-200mm lens or a wide lens. I wouldn't mind the 85mm f1.4 lens. Broke my tripod, so I need one of those. This camera is a leap from my D40x, it was much needed. It's quick, easy to navigate and not too heavy like most cameras.

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                    5.0

                    Buena compra!!!

                    By Patricio227

                    from LAWRENCE, MA

                    Comments about Nikon D7000 SLR Digital Camera (Body Only):

                    Muy buena cámara, estoy satisfecho!!

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                    5.0

                    A more-than-worthy heir to the D70 line

                    By Andrew

                    from Seattle

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                    • Fast Shutter Speed
                    • Good Image Quality
                    • Good Image Stabilization
                    • Large Clear LCD

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Landscape/Scenery

                      Comments about Nikon D7000 SLR Digital Camera (Body Only):

                      I'm not a professional photographer. Mostly I take pictures of my family and friends, but I try to think beyond snapshots. I bought a D70 in 2007, loved it immediately, and it's been my workhorse camera ever since. When it gave up the ghost this winter, I considered the D5300 and similar models, but finally settled on the D7000 because it can autofocus my favorite lens, an old F2.8 70-200 tele.
                      First impressions of the D7000 are excellent: it's my beloved D70 only lighter, faster, better autofocus and more intuitive controls.

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                      5.0

                      Love my D7000

                      By martymar

                      from Woodland, CA.

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                      • Good Image Quality
                      • Large Clear LCD
                      • Quiet

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • Indoors/Low Light
                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Sports/Action
                        • Travel
                        • Video
                        • Weddings/Events
                        • Wildlife photos

                        Comments about Nikon D7000 SLR Digital Camera (Body Only):

                        Two card slots. Accepts all Nikon lenses. Awesome images!

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                        5.0

                        Birds of a Feather

                        By Harvie the Rabbit

                        from Olympia, Washington

                        About Me Casual Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                        • Fast Shutter Speed
                        • Good Image Quality
                        • Good Image Stabilization
                        • High ISO Performance

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Family Photos
                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Sports/Action
                          • Wildlife photos

                          Comments about Nikon D7000 SLR Digital Camera (Body Only):

                          I use the camera primarily to take wildlife photos, mostly birds, at a nearby wildlife refuge. In addition, I travel to Yellowstone Park each spring to take wildlife photographs. It is a wonderful camera, perhaps a little heavy for an old guy like me.

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                          • No

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                          4.0

                          great

                          By chuck

                          from michigan

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                          • Good Image Quality
                          • Large Clear LCD

                          Cons

                          • Short Battery Life

                          Best Uses

                          • Indoors/Low Light
                          • Travel
                          • Wildlife photos

                          Comments about Nikon D7000 SLR Digital Camera (Body Only):

                          Light wt
                          familiar control functions
                          great images

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Versitility

                          By DBM

                          from Roanoke, VA

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                          • Good Image Quality
                          • Large Clear LCD

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Family Photos
                            • Indoors/Low Light
                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Sports/Action
                            • Travel
                            • Weddings/Events
                            • Wildlife photos

                            Comments about Nikon D7000 SLR Digital Camera (Body Only):

                            I mostly do landscapes and wildlife but am planning to transition to portrature. This was a perfect step for me from my D5100. I did not need more pixels but I wanted more control. That was what I got. The U1 and U2 settings combined with easy handling and the ability to use my older manual primes have made this an awesome purchase. I really cannot find fault at all with this body. If I had to nit pic, I would say the top LCD is superfluous to the rear display. Overall the D7000 was one of my best photography purchases.

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                            5.0

                            Very Happy w/D7000

                            By Todd Ray

                            from Pittsburgh, PA

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                            • Fast Shutter Speed
                            • Good Image Quality
                            • Good Image Stabilization
                            • High ISO Performance
                            • Large Clear LCD
                            • Quiet

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Family Photos
                              • Indoors/Low Light
                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Sports/Action
                              • Travel
                              • Video
                              • Weddings/Events
                              • Wildlife photos

                              Comments about Nikon D7000 SLR Digital Camera (Body Only):

                              I bought the D7000 last week. My first DSLR was a D50 back in the day. Then, I went on to the D5100. Then, recently came into a situation where a built-in autofocus motor would have been nice. Decided to sell my D5100 setup and go for the D7000 after reading many reviews in many different places.

                              I am so happy that I dropped the extra money and finally found a reasonably priced Nikon DSLR that competes with the big dogs.

                              I will miss my D5100 and have always held a special place in my heart for the D50 since that's where it all began for me.

                              Purchased the Nikon Battery grip for the D7000 at the time of purchase. Got an extra Nikon Battery and a DX zoom to bring it all in. Yeah, it hurt the wallet at first. But, I have been very impressed with the ease of access in regards to high-traffic functions that used to be in the menus. I'm not a pro so I'm not going to sit here and drop all that lingo on this website. All I want to say is that if you are considering moving on from the entry levels, this is a great option for you as an economical solution. There are a lot of videos online to help you get a grasp on the D7000 and the handbook that comes with it is superb. Take the time to do the research on how to use the functions and you will be amazed at what this tank can do. Since my purchase, I have found myself consistently shooting in MANUAL and developed many more skills by experimenting with all the options at my fingertips.

                              To summarize, I would like to say that the D7000 is a well made camera with multiple setting that can be controlled at the push of a button instead of menu adjustments. It is a very fast camera with 6fps continuous. It is compatible with many more lenses with the built-in autofocus motor. And, if you're in to vertical shooting, Nikon makes a battery grip specifically for this model.

                              Thank you for taking the time to read my review.

                              And, thank you to the excellent staff at B&H for answering my questions leading up to my purchase. I enjoyed my experience throughout the purchase process and will continue to shop on your website in the future due to your great reputation and knowledgeable staff.

                              THANKS!

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                              5.0

                              I'm in love!

                              By Christine

                              from Leominster, MA

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                              • Good Image Quality
                              • Large Clear LCD

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Family Photos
                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Sports/Action

                                Comments about Nikon D7000 SLR Digital Camera (Body Only):

                                I plan on taking this camera on all my hiking, biking, and beach adventures. I'm excited to learn, all about, what the Nikkon D7000
                                has to offer and capture the perfect photos!

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