RRP: Body only £1099.99
D7000 + 18-105mm VR £1299.99
Sales start date: 29th October 2010
Nikon UK, 15 September, 2010 - Nikon launches the D7000, a D-SLR that offers exceptional image quality, reliability and performance packed into a durable and portable body.
The D7000 includes a range of new features to ensure superior image quality including 16.2 effective megapixels with the newly developed Nikon DX format CMOS image sensor. The camera boasts a new image-processing engine, EXPEED 2, which delivers higher image quality, higher speed processing and multiple functions with more power. And the 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.
The 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 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.
The D7000's newly developed AF system featuring 39 focus points, including 9 cross-type sensors in the centre, 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.
The 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 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 is also launching the new Speedlight SB-700, a feature-packed yet easy-to-use flash unit. The SB-700 offers lighting benefits that greatly surpass the camera's onboard flash, allowing total control over scene or subject lighting to create beautiful, professional looking results.
To guarantee great performance for longer, the 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.
The 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.
|Image sensor||16.2 megapixel CMOS sensor (DX format)|
|Dust-reduction system||Image Sensor Cleaning|
|Storage media||SD (Secure Digital), SDHC and SDXC memory cards|
|Double slots||Slot 2 can be used for overflow or backup storage or for separate storage of copies
created using NEF+JPEG; pictures can be copied between cards
|Viewfinder||Pentaprism; Frame coverage: approx. 100%, Magnification: approx 0.94x|
|Shutter speed||1/8,000 to 30 s in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV|
|Flash sync speed||X = 1/250 s; synchronizes with shutter at 1/320 s or slower|
|Release mode||S (single frame), CL (continuous low speed), CH (continuous high speed), Q (quiet shutter release),
(self-timer), (remote control), MUP (mirror up)
|Continuous shooting||Up to 6 fps|
|Exposure metering||TTL exposure metering using 2,016-pixel RGB sensor|
|Exposure compensation||-5 to +5 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV|
|ISO sensitivity||ISO 100 to 6400 (ISO 25600 equivalent)|
|Active D-Lighting||Can be selected from Auto, Extra high, High, Normal, Low or Off|
|Focus Modes||Single-point AF; 9-, 21- or 39-point dynamic-area AF, 3D-tracking, auto-area AF|
|Live View lens servo||
|AF-area mode (Live View)||Face-priority AF, wide-area AF, normal-area AF, subject-tracking AF|
|Monitor||7.5 cm (3-in.), approx. 921k-dot (VGA), TFT LCD with 170° viewing angle|
|Playback||Full-frame and thumbnail (up to 72 images or calendar) playback with playback zoom,
movie playback, slide show, highlights, histogram display, auto image rotation and image
|HDMI output||Type C mini-pin HDMI connector|
|Accessory terminal||Remote Cord MC-DC2 (available separately), GPS Unit GP-1 (available separately)|
|Audio input||Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5-mm diameter)|
|Battery||One Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL15|
|Battery pack||Optional Multi-Power Battery Pack MB-D11 with one Rechargeable Li-ion Battery ENEL15
or six R6/AA size alkaline, NiMH or lithium batteries
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||Approx. 132 × 105 × 77 mm (5.2 × 4.1 × 3.0 in.)|
|Weight||Approx. 690 g (1 lb. 8.3 oz.) camera body only; approx. 780 g (1 lb. 11.5 oz.) with battery
and memory card but without body cap
Posted on: Wednesday 15 September 2010