Nikon D7000 By Nasim Mansurov 426 CommentsLast Updated On April 11, 2020«1. Overview and Specifications2. Autofocus Performance3. Metering, Exposure and Dynamic Range4. ISO Performance5. Camera Comparisons6. Summary7. More Image Samples8. Reader Comments»
I currently own 3 D7000s and, even in 2022, they do everything I require of them.
I am 40 year hobbyist and can certainly saythst I feel comfortable behind the lens. Assich, the Nikon D7000 still delivers for me. Would I still use it if ISAs making a living with my camera? Perhaps not. However, for just about anyone else, this camera is more than good enough.
Just my cameras in the real world where spec sheets and test charts mean very little and I have have sold. 18 x 24 inch prints taken with this camera.
It is a joy to use in the field. It’s controls are easy to access and use. The build is robust and it feels really good in my hands and they is too often overlooked today.
I will keep using my D7000s until their last click
Hi Nasim and everyone else! I’ve been shooting on an old D60 for a long time and as I’ve learned more and improved my photography skills, I’ve decided it’s time to upgrade to a better camera and lens setup. I’m planning on buying a used camera and could use some recommendations. For example, I can get a D7000 body for $350, a D7100 body for $500 or a D700 for $350. Any suggestions? The difference in cost between these three is not an issue, so ultimately I’m looking for the best value. Any other suggestions outside of these three are welcome as well!
Thank you for the review. I really wished I had of researched this camera before buying it. I have so many issues with blurred images and faces are to blown out. I have the kit lens 18-140 mm and it is horrible.I used my 50mm on it this past weekend and it seemed a little better, if on tripod. I shoot landscape, portraits and roller derby. I spent the money thinking it would be a great camera only to be sorely disappointed in it. I am not able to buy a new one as this one is only 4 months old. Hopefully when I take it up to my local camera shop they can see if I need to send it in. Folks do your research before buying. I have read the manual, asked so many photographers for help and nothing has solved the issues with it focusing. I am hoping a trip to Nikon will resolve it. Can’t make a living with something that is poor product.
an someone please tell me which of the two cameras works better with a Nikon 50mm f/.8g lens, the D7000 yes and no.
As per your review/comments, I bought D7000 with kit lenses and 70-300 VR.
I am planning for Africa trip soon, I was thinking of rent Nikkor AF-S 500mm f/4G ED VR or Nikkor 200-400mm f/4G ED AF VR II. I wanted your suggestion if I can use above lenses for D7000.
In one of the article, they mentioned 39 point auto focus wont work for prime lenses or 200-400 VRII. But Single focus will work.
Please suggest if renting big lenses worth for d7000, since they are expensive.
Hi Nasim, thank you a lot for the nice reviews. Could you please advice what to buy a D5200 or a D7000 ? Thank you very much in advance !
I have never used an tripod on a nikon D7000
So my question is I want to shoot carnival pics with An 85 F1.4G Lens for the first time
I always setup the Iso to 100 so it,s summertime at outdoor but what about shutterspeed
if I use Tripod.?
i am a learner photographer. after reading many reviews i decide to purchase nikon d7000. my budget is $2000 only. please suggest me lens for this camera. if there is any better model against this in canon family?
From my experience, I love my D7000 and my Nikon 18-200mm lens. The new 18-300 is also bound to be great with this camera although I haven’t used it. Gives you wide angle and plenty of reach with 200mm.
Of course, that all depends on what type of photography you are doing.
I have a D 7000 camera, when the photo zoom 100% the photo noise is high. is that a issue of the camera or the issue in the aperture?
What is the lens you’re using? Are you in full auto mode? Suppose you are in full auto mode, and have, say, a typical cheap kit lens, F3.5 to around F5.6. If you zoom way in, and have low light to begin with, then the camera will jack up the ISO, maybe way up, and you can get very awful photos. Post more specifics please!
First, thank you Nasim for a very informative and useful review of the D7000. I have observed a focusing issue with my new D7000 that I have never seen anyone discuss, I hope you could tell me if it is a problem or not. I am not a pro photographer, but am an experienced amateur and a retired physicist with a strong background in experimental optics.
I started seriously looking into focusing on the D7000 when I bought the Tamron 60mm Macro which some people said had focusing issues. After analyzing about 1000 photos of test targets using Imatest software I’m still confused. I did find problems with the Tamron lens which is being repaired.
However, I consistently found that the accuracy and repeatability of focus with the D7000 depended on which direction one first defocused in, done to be sure the camera would then make a focus adjustment. This was true for 3 other lenses tested, even after I had set the fine tune for each lens to it’s best value. This was seen for both normal autofocus, and Live View autofocus. All test cases were with single point autofocus with the test target in the center of the frame, using a tripod with delayed shutter and a cable release.
The detailed results varied with lens, but all lenses showed this effect to a greater or lesser degree. To get good focus with some consistency I had to pre-defocus in a particular direction that varied with lens and choice of normal or Live View focusing.
I hope you can shed some light on this issue. Thanks.