Though no longer being a ‘fresh from the oven' product, the Nikon D7000 is still a hot product. It is less expensive than the semi-pro D300S and it is the upgrade of the prosumer D90 series. Highly anticipated by enthusiastic consumers, the D7000 series was very hard to find during its first few months of release. After officially introduced to the public in late 2010, this digital SLR camera received lots of approving reviews and three awards in 2011.
Compared to Nikon D90, the D7000 digital SLR has more or less similar features which are aimed for professional users. The body is made from magnesium alloy, and the camera comes with 39 focus points plus two SD memory card slots. The autofocus is one of its best features. It is comparable with the D3 series and way faster than that of the D300S. The D7000 probably has Nikon's best digital SLR autofocus.
Among all Nikon digital SLRs, the D7000 is the second best camera in terms of resolution. With its 16.2 megapixel of resolution, this Thailand-made camera seconds the 24.5 megapixel Nikon D3X. It's worth noting that the resolutions of professional digital SLR cameras from Nikon generally range from 12.0 to 12.5 megapixels. Images captured by the D7000 can be saved in two formats: RAW (NEF) and JPEG. Average size of images captured by this camera is 7 MB.
Taking videos of highly active moving objects such as children running around can be difficult with this camera. The Live View feature makes it hard for users to maintain excellent focus. This problem occurs not only in Nikon D7000 but also in most digital SLR cameras, though. However, Sony has successfully overcome this problem with their A55 digital SLR camera.
Unfortunately, unlike other Nikon products, many users have complained of having problem connecting the D7000 to their PC via USB. The camera won't be detected by the computer unless the computer is pre-installed with its special driver from Nikon. Unfortunately, Nikon software is generally known to have bugs which often clash with the computer's operating system.
Another downside of the D7000 is its file and folder management system. Every so often, without an exact reason, the camera operating system will create new folders by itself. At times, the numbering of images captured by the camera will alter randomly. The cause of the flaw is not entirely known, but it is likely to be caused by switching the U1-U2 Mode dial.