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Nikon D7000

Ilse Jurrien
Photokina report
Wednesday 15th, September 2010
Posted by: Ilse Jurrien

News Report Photokina - Nikon launches the D7000, a D-SLR that offers exceptional image quality, reliability and performance packed into a durable and portable body. The Nikon D7000 includes a range of new features to ensure superior image quality including 16.2 effective megapixels with the newly developed Nikon DXformat CMOS image sensor. There is a new image-processing engine, EXPEED 2, which delivers higher image quality, higher speed processing and multiple functions with more power. And the Nikon D7000’s increased ISO sensitivity (100-6400, extendable up to 25600) ensures exceptional detail with minimal noise when capturing fast moving subjects or in poor light situations, even without the flash.

Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000
The Nikon D7000’s bright Glass Pentaprism Viewfinder with approximate 100% frame coverage and 0.94x magnification gives you the most precise view and focus of any scene, and it is always ready when you are with a shutter speed of 1/8000s, tested to 150,000 cycles. What is more, the camera is protected by magnesium alloy top and rear covers and has durable sealing against dust and moisture so it is prepared for even the most testing of situations. When it comes to storage, the Nikon D7000 again provides you with maximum reliability. The twin SD memory card slots allow for added storage capacity and give you the freedom to manage your images and video in the way you want to either by saving more of them, keeping different formats separate or always having backup space when you need it.

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Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000 camera system
The Nikon D7000’s newly developed AF system featuring 39 focus points, including 9 cross-type sensors in the center, gives you the sharpest focus, no matter where your subject is in the frame. And with Nikon’s new 2,016 pixel RGB metering sensor to enhance the effectiveness of the Scene Recognition System, plus High Speed Continuous shooting capability at 6FPS, you can be sure to capture incredibly accurate, high-quality images every time. To guarantee great performance for longer, the Nikon D7000 also has a dedicated Multi-Power Battery Pack MB-D11 (optional) that enables seamless switching of power supply with the in-camera battery, vertical shooting and further stabilizes the body when using a long telephoto lens.

Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000 Video in HD
The Nikon D7000 has direct access to a movie record button so you can capture footage in full HD (1080p) with greater ease. The AF-F gives continuous focus during movie recording, which is captured using MPEG4 AVC/H.264 compression, and has a stereo microphone jack for quality sound recording. This means superior image quality and operability when using the D-Movie function. The Nikon D7000s built-in movie editing functions also give you the freedom to chose the start and end points of your footage and switch to selected frames for capturing still images without relying on a computer – letting you edit and share your films quickly and easily.

Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000 accessories
Nikon is also launching the new Speedlight SB-700, a feature-packed yet easy-to-use flash unit. The Nikon SB-700 offers lighting benefits that greatly surpass the camera onboard flash, allowing total control over scene or subject lighting to create beautiful, professional looking results. Also new to the Nikon accessories range is the Battery Pack MB-D11, allowing seamless power switching and incorporating controls for vertical shooting. The Nikon D7000 is compatible with the GP-1 GPS (Global Positioning System) unit which records location information in the image file and of course, the camera supports a wide variety of Nikkor lenses. The Nikon D7000 is available from October 29th at an RRP of €1.189 for the body and €1.399 for the 18-105 VR kit.

Nikon D7000

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