Nikon announced the new D7000 digital SLR camera designed for “passionate photographers who demand exceptional performance, reliability, and unprecedented levels of control and versatility in a compact form factor”.
The D7000 is equipped with a new 16.2 Megapixel DX-format (APS-C) CMOS image sensor, the EXPEED 2 image processing engine, built-in i-TTL Speedlight flash and a 3-inch LCD display with 170-degree viewing angle. It features a 39-point AF System, which includes nine center cross-type sensors that operate with more than 60 NIKKOR lenses; Live View, a 50-millisecond shutter response, ISO range of 100-6400 and a six frame-per-second (fps) burst speed for up to 100 images.
Nikon’s D7000 includes the Scene Recognition System that reads data from a 2,016-pixel 3D Color Matrix Meter RGB sensor that examines the scene’s brightness and color data then optimizes the camera’s performance prior to the actual exposure. The DSLR records Full HD 1080p movie at 24fps with full-time autofocus and there is HDMI output. D7000 has two card slots for SD, SDHC, SDXC memory cards.
Coming in mid-October, the Nikon D7000 is priced at $1199.95 for body only and $1499.95 for body and lens outfit that includes the AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens.