I have spent the last few months trying to decide which digital SLR camera to buy. I think I have found the one. It is the Nikon D7000. Here are five reasons why I want to buy the Nikon D7000 DSLR.
The Nikon D7000 DSLR is one of the newest models in the Nikon DSLR family. It was released on September 15, 2010. As a newer model, the Nikon D7000 has some features not seen in previous Nikon DSLR cameras. It is also less likely to be replaced by a new model any time soon. [More: Evolution Of The Revolutionary: The Nikon D7000 D-SLR Is The Preeminent Digital Camera For Demanding Photo Enthusiasts]
Image Quality and Handling
The D7000 is arguably the best handling Nikon DSLR. It produces image quality that is better than all but the highest end Nikon DSLR cameras. The D7000 just may be the best performing APS-C format camera in the market today. The D7000 is one of the best, if not the best, Nikon DX format cameras. [More: Nikon D7000 – Nikon’s Best: 16 MP DX, 6 FPS, $1,200]
User Definable Settings (U1, U2)
The user definable settings, U1 and U2 on the mode dial, allow you to save and recall a complete bank of camera settings. With a simple turn of the dial, you can go from a custom studio portrait mode to outdoor sports action mode. There is no need to fumble around with settings. Just select U1 or U2 to instantly save/recall your own custom settings. The user definable settings make the D7000 seem like three cameras in one.
The D7000 features HD video recording with a maximum video resolution of 1080p at 24 frames per second. It can also shoot video at 720p and standard definition. Autofocus is available during video recording. [More: Nikon D7000 Review: 18. Live View/Movie Mode]
The Nikon D7000 DSLR is currently selling for $1,199. That is a fraction of the cost of high-end Nikon cameras such as the D3S and D700, two cameras that the D7000 holds its own with. The D7000 gives you a lot of camera for the money.
These are just five reasons why I will likely buy the Nikon D7000 soon. There are other reasons to choose the D7000 like its top high ISO performance, two SD card slots, and fantastic autofocus system. The D7000 is a top choice in the Nikon DSLR camera lineup.
D7000 from Nikon
Nikon D7000 Review – dpreview.com