Nikon has released details of a new enthusiast-level DSLR, the D7000.


September 15, 2010: Nikon has released details of a new enthusiast-level DSLR, the D7000.
Featuring a new DX-format, CMOS image sensor that delivers an effective resolution of 16.2 megapixels, the D7000 boasts a new EXPEED 2 image-processing engine that supports faster image processing and enables recording of high-definition movies (1920 x 1080p, 24 fps). The top and rear panels of the camera body are made from magnesium alloy for increased durability. All joints have also been sealed to ensure a greater level of water and dust resistance.


Front view of the new Nikon D7000. (Source: Nikon.)


Back view of the D7000. (Source: Nikon.)


Top view of the camera with the 18-105mm Nikkor lens. (Source: Nikon.)
The D7000 also come with a new 2,016-pixel RGB metering sensor that has twice the resolution of previous sensors and ensures accurate information regarding the scene. That information is then reflected in auto-focusing, automatic exposure, i-TTL balanced fill-flash, and auto white balance control for faithful image reproduction. Adoption of a new Multi-CAM4800DX autofocus sensor module with 39 focus points enables fast acquisition and tracking of subjects. Nine cross-type sensors gives greater focusing precision. The number of active focus points can also be limited to 11 to increase focusing speed.

Other new features include:
– A glass pentaprism for viewfinder frame coverage of approximately 100% and magnification of approximately 0.94ø—.
– High-speed continuous shooting of up to 100 shots at approximately 6 fps, and a very precise and durable shutter unit that has passed testing for 150,000 cycles.
– New U1 and U2 settings on the mode dial allow users to assign frequently used settings including ISO sensitivity and exposure compensation, for instant recall, by simply rotating the mode dial.
– A Live View function that can be smoothly enabled with the dedicated live view switch.
– Double SD memory card slot that enable use of two SD memory cards (SDHC, SDXC also supported).
– The Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL15, which enables capture of around 1,050 shots when fully charged.
– Support for the new Multi-Power Battery Pack MB-D11 (sold separately), which holds not only Rechargeable Li-ion Batteries EN-EL15, but also AA batteries.
– Nikon’s image browsing and editing software, ViewNX 2, supplied with purchase.
The D7000 is scheduled for release from late October 2010. Pricing has still to be determined. For more information, visit
Type of Camera: Single-lens reflex digital camera
Lens mount: Nikon F mount (with AF coupling and AF contacts)
Effective pixels: 16.2 million
Image sensor: 23.6 ø— 15.6 mm CMOS sensor
Image size (pixels): 4,928 ø— 3,262 [L], 3,696 ø— 2,448 [M], 2,464 ø— 1,632 [S]
File format: 1) NEF, 2) JPEG, 3) NEF+JPEG
Media: SD (Secure Digital) memory cards, SDHC- and SDXC-compliant
Frame advance rate: CL1 to 5 frames fps, CH: 6 fps (CIPA guidelines)
ISO sensitivity: ISO 100 to 6400, can be set up to approx. 2 EV (ISO 25600 equivalent) above ISO 6400; auto ISO sensitivity control available
Movie: Frame size (pixels) and frame rate: [PAL] 1,920 ø— 1,080; 24p – 1,280 ø— 720;25p – 1,280 ø— 720;24p – 640 ø— 424; 25p; Maximum Recording Time: Approx. 20 min.; File format/Video compression: MOV, H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Cording; Audio recording device; Built-in monaural or external stereo microphone
Monitor: 3-in., approx. 921k-dot, TFT LCD with brightness adjustment
Power source: Battery; One rechargeable Li-ion battery EN-EL15
AC adapter(optional); EH-5a AC adapter; requires EP-5B power connector
Dimensions (approx.) (W x H x D): 132 x 105 x 77 mm
Weight (approx.): 690 grams without battery, memory card, or body cap; 780 grams with battery and memory card but without body cap