General

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"The Nikon D7000 is an excellent enthusiast's DSLR... Ultimately, the D7000's specification is hard to argue with."
dpreview.com | talking about the camera's overall-performance
Brand
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Nikon
Lowest price
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$789.98
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Announced
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September 2010
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Sensor

"The Nikon D7000 produces high quality output in almost any shooting situation."
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Type
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CMOS
Crop factor
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1.5x
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Megapixels
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16.1 MP
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Light sensitivity
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6,400 ISO
Light sensitivity (boost)
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25,600 ISO
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Sensor cleaning
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Yes

Sensor (Advanced)

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True resolution
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16.1 MP
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Native resolution
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4928 × 3262
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Pixel size
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22.9 µm²
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Screen

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LCD
Size
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3"
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Resolution
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920k dots
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Touch screen
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No
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Flips out
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No
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Live view
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Yes

Lenses

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Lens availability
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230 lenses
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Lens mount
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Nikon F

Form factor

"The 'feel' of the new camera is far closer to the D300S though, thanks to its heavy-duty magnesium alloy construction."
dpreview.com | talking about the camera's build-quality
Size
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132×105×77 mm
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Depth
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3"
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Weight
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780 g
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Interchangeable lenses
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Yes
Waterproof
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No
Weather sealed
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Yes
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Built-in focus motor
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Yes
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Viewfinder

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Type
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Pentaprism
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Viewfinder size
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0.62x
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Coverage
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100%
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Movies

"The D7000's Live View is certainly quite functional as a basic means of framing for stills and video shooting, as long as you understand its limitations"
dpreview.com | talking about the camera's video-quality
Format
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1080p @ 24fps
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Supports 24p
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Yes
High-speed framerate
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None
External mic jack
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Yes
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Autofocus
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Contrast detection
Continuous focus
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Yes
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All formats
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  1. 640 x 424 @ 30fps
  2. 720p @ 24fps
  3. 720p @ 30fps
  4. 1080p @ 24fps

Features

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Panorama
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No
HDR
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No
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3D
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No
Image stabilization
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None
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Supports RAW
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Yes
GPS
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No
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Performance

Startup delay
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400 ms
Shutter lag
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238 ms
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Battery life
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1050 shots
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Continuous shooting
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6 fps

Focus system

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Autofocus
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Phase detection
Focus points
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39
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Cross type focus points
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9
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Shutter

Max
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1/8000s
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Min
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30s

Flash

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Built-in flash
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Yes
Popup
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Yes
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External connection
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Yes

Storage

Storage slots
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2
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Supported formats
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  1. SD
  2. SD
  3. SDHC
  4. SDHC
  5. SDXC
  6. SDXC

DXO Mark Scores

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"Arguably the best high ISO performance of any current APS-C DSLR"
dpreview.com | talking about the camera's iso-noise
Image quality
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80.0
Color depth
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23.5 bits
Dynamic range
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13.9 EV
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Low light performance
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1,167 ISO