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 Post subject: Nikon D7000 queries
Unread postPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2011 3:05 pm 
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Please help - I have a Nikon D 80 and would like to upgrade soon. Has anyone bought or used the Nikon D 7000? I have read reviews but would like some personal experiences.
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 Post subject: Re: Nikon D7000 queries
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 Post subject: Re: Nikon D7000 queries
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On a more serious note; you might care to take a look at this review from DPReview

Scores pretty well, and in summary they say;

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The D7000 produces great image quality and feels very responsive in most shooting situations. It shines especially in low light. From a specification point of view a 16.3 MP resolution sensor, 6 frames per second continuous shooting, 1080p full HD video and an abundance of customization options place this camera firmly into the upper end of the mid-range segment of the market.


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 Post subject: Re: Nikon D7000 queries
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Hi Hoyle,

I'm also a Nikon user for the last couple of years with my Nikon D90. I can't seem to recall Nikon making a bad camera 'ever' so if I were you, I'd jump right in! :dance:

The only experience I have with it was a quick play with it in the shops and I've put it down as soon as possible otherwise my credit card would not have survived!! :lol: It felt like a great piece of equipment with the menus quite similiar to the D90's - so I would seriously go for it. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Nikon D7000 queries
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Thanks EOS user - but once a Nikon fan we do not change!!
Switchback thanks too for your advice. I am sure I will go for it - just got to sort finances out. Don't want EOS user to know, but I have had problems with my D50 and D80 - but still a big fan!

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I have had problems with my D50 and D80


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 Post subject: Re: Nikon D7000 queries
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FUNNY!!! Must be all that grey weather!! Send some down our way we are sweltering and dry..

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I have a D50, a D80 and a D90 and NO problems at all with all three!!!! :D

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No problems with my D70S and am very happy with it, but I will always stay a Pentax fan.
Then you really can't go wrong. :thumbs_up:


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If I had the money, I wouldn't hesitate to buy the D7000, especially over a D3000. All the reviews I've read, and the specs, point to it being a very special camera.

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 Post subject: Re: Nikon D7000 queries
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I will admit that if I was not a pentax fan that I would swop over to nikon and not canon :tongue:

Pentax's problem with their cameras has always been focussing accuracy with moving subjects such as wildlife but looks like the K5 has sorted that out. And I may be wrong but I have always had the impression that nikon has the superior focusing system? :hmz:

And I probably would not hesitate too long if I had the opportunity to get a D300S :wink: Ill have to get the K5 for the sake of testing out the noise :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Nikon D7000 queries
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Thanks everyone for all the good advice. It is appreciated. I am sure I will go for the D 7000 - just have to sort out finances. When I do have one, and when I learn how to post pics, I will do so!
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Thanks everyone for all the good advice. It is much appreciated. WHEN i sort out finances and WHEN i learn how to download pics, I will do so! I am sure I will go for the D 7000. :cam:

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 Post subject: Re: Nikon D7000 queries
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Hi Hoyle

Thanks for chatting about the D7000 after making contact on my trip report. Yes, the D7000 is light, sturdy, VERY good up to ISO 3200!! Only complaint is the AF in video mode. Works slowly, and VERY difficult to do with big lenses like the 200-400. Much better to stick to 18-200 or 18-105.
I am thrilled to have it after my D200. No comparison.

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 Post subject: Re: Nikon D7000 queries
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I am experiencing HUGE problems after getting my D7000.. :redface: .. Now don't misquote me.... The problem is that this camera is so damn good that the small flaws in my various lenses and my personal photographic technique have just start to show. Next step is to replace my collection of lenses with appropriate quality and speed to take advantage of the quality of the camera.

The improvement in the D7000 over my trusty D70 is so huge, and by many reviews on the web, is currently the best consumer camera that Nikon has ever produced. Features and quality dwarf both the D90 and the D300s, with the latter only being slightly more robust.

Now I simply have to replace all those non-nikon (and some nikon) lenses with super-fast (2.8 or better) VR glass.... all donations and contributions welcome :wall:

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