Your current camera sucks and Nikon is intent on demonstrating that to you. Nikon has just introduced the new D7000 and this piece of photographic brilliance packs one heck of a punch. The D7000 comes packing 16.2MP of high resolution goodness, a 39-point autofocus system, and to top that off, it’s the first D-SLR to be able to capture HD movies. Through the use of the EXPEED 2 image processing system, the D7000 can deliver a very speedy 50‐millisecond shutter response, blazing AF speed and rapid six frame‐per-second (fps) burst speed for up to 100 images.
The D7000 D‐SLR offers variable frame rates and resolutions, and can record 1080p at a cinema‐like 24 fps, or a web‐friendly 720p at either 24 or 30 fps for up to 20 minutes per clip. Once recorded, users are able to edit and trim video clips in the camera to save time in post production. The D7000 D‐SLR features twin SD card slots with SD, SDHC, SDXC memory card compatibility that offers a several recording options including designating separate NEF (RAW) JPEG and movie files. The built‐in i‐TTL Speedlight flash offers coverage for lenses as wide as 16mm and has Wireless Commander support so users can choose how to light their subjects. The D7000 was designed to provide maximum performance with minimized power usage and also employs a new EN‐EL15 battery which enables up to 1050 shots when fully charged.
The D7000 D‐SLR camera will be available throughout the United States beginning mid‐October 2010 at an MSRP of $1199.95 for body only and $1499.95 for body and lens outfit. Now I’m not saying your current camera is whack compared to the D7000 – hold up that is exactly what I am saying. Seriously though, while the D7000 may still be a bit on the pricey side for a lot of us, it does further support the trend we are seeing of professional quality cameras coming down to price points where the average consumers might consider them. If it can happen to TV’s, why not cameras?