The DSLR product refresh cycle in the recent past has gathered momentum at least for the entry-level DSLR cameras. However, the models for the more serious amateur and beginner-professionals are refreshed less often. Canon and Nikon are the biggest competitors in this field and both have competing products at different price brackets.
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The Nikon D90 was one of the most popular DSLRs of its time and there have been quite a few models since then. The D7000 is a replacement to the D90 and there are the expected set of improvements made to it and it’s been around a while. Nikon has since then moved on to a newer naming convention - the D40X was replaced by the older D3000 and the D90, with the D7000.
On video: Nikon D7000
When you first look at the D7000, you can’t help, but notice the similarities between it and the D90. They appear identical in dimensions. It’s clearly larger than the entry-level D3100 DSLR, if you’ve seen one of those, it’s also quite a bit heavier. The texture on the camera gives you a sense of confidence when you hold it, unlike the more entry-level ones, which feel slippery. There’s quality everywhere - the buttons are designed to last a while - they’re chunky and can handle some abuse.
Manual focus and VR controls on the lens
There are two jog dials, one at the front and one at the rear. The rear one flows smoothly, while the one at the front offers slightly more resistance. The lens too is large and has a good comfortable grip to it. The ergonomics of the camera are great, too. The large size means that the right hand grip has a deep groove in it, which makes holding the camera in one hand really simple.
The Nikon D7000 has an upgraded sensor that offers the user 16MP image shooting capability, while the D90 used a 12.3MP sensor. All these cameras - the D90, the D7000 and the D300S are based on CMOS APS-C size standard sensors. The new sensor and processor allow the D7000 more breathing space, in terms of sensitivity as well - the ISO range is extended upto 6400 on the higher side for better low-light performance and on the lower-end is stretched to 100, which presumably should allow more detail when you have plenty of light.
Nikon bundles a 18-105 VR lens with the D7000 just as they did with the D90 back then. Of course, you have the option of buying just the body and choosing a lens of your choice separately. We’ve always been fond of the 18-105mm lens, though - it offers a good amount of flexibility and is all rounder in the past.
Updated 19 Jun, 2013, 9:20 pm IST
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