The D7000 DSLR Camera Kit with NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Lens from Nikon combines this compact and high-performance DX format D7000 with a versatile wide-angle to telephoto zoom lens for shooting in a wide range of possible scenarios.
The D7000 features a 16.2MP DX-Format CMOS sensor that works together with Nikon's EXPEED 2 image processor, 1080p HD video with full time autofocus, 6 fps burst shooting, a 39-Point AF System, a 3.0" LCD display, pentaprism optical view finder, and dual SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card slots.
The camera's 16.2MP DX-format CMOS sensor and Nikon's proprietary EXPEED 2 image processing engine enable you to create detailed, bright, and pro-quality images in RAW, JPEG, and RAW+JPEG formats. In addition, functions like RGB 3D Matrix Metering System, built-in i-TTL flash with Speedlight compatibility, and a 39-point AF system make it easy to capture well-balanced images even in difficult lighting. Other features include 14-bit analog/digital conversion, 100-6400 ISO snsitivity, 6 fps burst speed for up to 100 images, and a durable magnesium alloy frame with moisture and dust sealing.
The D7000 boasts 1080p HD video capture with numerous recording options including manual exposure control. Capture video with the cinema quality 24 fps or record Internet-friendly video at 720p in 24 or 30 fps. To enhance your production utilize an optional wireless or hot shoe mounted microphone via the camera's stereo mic input. Video mode also features full time autofocus and Live View for clear capture. When you're all done shooting and ready to share on the big screen, there's an HDMI output for one-cable connection to your HDTV. Photos and video are recorded to secure and easy-to-use SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards. The camera has twin memory card slots - meaning there's no need to change media mid-shoot.
For easy color control and effects, the camera also offers its Picture Control system. Choose from scene settings like vivid, monochrome, and landscape. You can also utilize scene modes with names like child, close-up, and night portrait. Other creative controls include in-camera RAW image processing and the ability to add in special effects like fisheye and a miniature effect.
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 35mm format equivalent zoom range of 27-157.5mm 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 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, quiet, autofocus performance, the VR Image Stabilizer for clear handheld shots at speeds up to 3.5 stops slower than would otherwise be possible and ED and aspherical lens elements to reduce coma and chromatic aberrations.
This AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens is a versatile optic. The AF-S Silent Wave Motor provide fast, quiet, and dead-on AF performance with full time manual focus override. The AF-S motor keeps up with skittish, erratic subjects that overwhelm normal camera-driven-motor AF systems. You'll get more 'keeper' images of those fast moving subjects - like children, animals, athletes, and the like.
Along with the SWM (Silent Wave Motor), the 18-105 benefits from the VR Image Stabilizer built in to the lens, which will give you the ability to handhold the camera at shutter speeds up to three stops slower than would otherwise normally be possible. This is of particular usefulness whenever you're photographing slow-moving subjects in low light. The benefit of in-lens stabilization is seen in the viewfinder, making composing and capturing the image easier as well
- DX Lenses are exclusively designed for Nikon digital SLRs with the DX-size sensor; equivalent focal length in 35mm terms is 27-157mm
- VR (Vibration Reduction) minimizes camera-movement image blur, enabling handheld shooting ~3 stops slower
- Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass element and aspherical lens element
- Built-in A/M switch enables instant exchange between AF and manual focus
- Silent Wave Motor for ultra-fast, ultra-quiet AF
- Non-rotating front element eases use of polarizing filters
- Rounded 7-blade aperture diaphragm renders pleasing out-of-focus highlights
Advanced movie features also allow exposure adjustment on the fly while recording. The D7000 DSLR offers variable frame rates and resolutions, and can record 1080p at a cinema-like 24fps, or a web-friendly 720p at either 24 or 30fps for up to 20 minutes per clip. Once recorded, users are able to edit and trim video clips in the camera to save time in post production. Whether utilizing a wireless or hot shoe mounted microphone, sound can be recorded via the stereo microphone input for professional audio results
To further simplify movie shooting, Live View is activated by a single dedicated switch, and HD video recording is achieved by pressing a single button. The D7000 DSLR also incorporates a built-in HDMI output CEC compliant (Consumer Electronic Control) that allows users to connect it to a HDTV and playback with most HDTV remote controls
By adding versatile NIKKOR lenses to the equation, photographers can create a variety of photo perspectives to video such as isolating subjects with a shallow depth of field, and recording in low light conditions. Combining the D7000 DSLR with NIKKOR lenses also delivers the sharpness essential for HD video, and Nikon's innovative Vibration Reduction (VR) II technology helps to eliminate the effects of camera shake
An additional feature of the autofocus system is AF fine tune. Photographers sometimes require an extra level of ultra-fine AF tuning. This feature allows you to individually fine-tune and register the autofocus position for up to 12 lens models, then apply that compensation whenever the same lens is attached. You can also register adjustments uniformly regardless of the type of lens used
The Picture Control system also allows the choice for standard, neutral, vivid, monochrome, portrait, or landscape settings to apply a personal look and feel to their pictures, and it's versatile scene modes let them choose from portrait, landscape, child, sports, close-up or night portrait for stunning results even in challenging conditions