Let me start off by saying that I’m a bit of a Nikon guy. I bought my first point and shoot Nikon when I was in high school and then upgraded to a nicer Nikon point and shoot. Then in 2005 I bought my first real DSLR. The Nikon D70.
The D70 has really stood the test of time. Five years for a DSLR in my opinion is great! Especially in my hands. The other day I came to the realization that it’s time for an upgrade. I knew I wanted another Nikon and I knew I didn’t want to fork out the $2500 for a D300s or something even more expensive. I took a nice long look at the D90 but if I was going to upgrade I wanted something that wasn’t already a year or more old.
That’s where the Nikon D7000 comes in. The D7000 is that nice step between the D90 and the D300s.
The D7000 has a 16.2MP sensor and takes 1080p video. It can also shoot up to a 6400 ISO plus H1 and H2 which is equivalent to ISO 12,800/25,600. Just those specs alone blow my old D70 out of the water and I haven’t even gotten to the coolest part yet! Along with everything listed above and much much more that I’m not going to list, the D7000 comes with dual SDHC card slots! DUAL! That means you can set up one slot for just video, overflow, backup, or have it store just the RAW images. If any of you have ever had a card fail while it’s in the camera you can see the true value in having an automatic backup card.
From what I read the D7000 has a release date of sometime mid-October. That means it’s just around the corner and you can bet I’ve got my email listed for when it becomes available.
For a more in depth review of the Nikon D7000 head over to dpreview.com. Dpreview is one of my favorite sites when searching for a accurate reviews of equipment.
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