Inspired performance in a size that keeps you shooting
Newly developed Nikon DX-format CMOS sensor
Approx. 16.2 effective megapixels. Newly developed Nikon DX-format CMOS sensor realizes stunning image details and a wide sensitivity range of ISO 100 to 6400.
Magnesium alloy employed for the body/Superior weather-resistant and anti-dust capabilities
Light and durable magnesium alloy used for top and rear covers. Connected parts and various points are securely sealed, achieving high weather-resistant and dust-prevention performance.
AF system featuring high-density 39 focus points
Incorporates Multi-CAM 4800DX autofocus sensor module with 39 focus points. 9 cross-type sensors cover the most frequently used center area.
Scene Recognition System utilizing 2,016-pixel RGB sensor and image sensor
Scene Recognition System precisely reads the situation of the subject before shooting and delivers highly accurate auto control. It utilizes a newly developed 2,016-pixel RGB sensor to analyze brightness and color information of a scene and applies this to autofocus, auto exposure, i-TTL flash control and auto white balance for accurate control. Also, the D7000 detects up to 35 human faces utilizing image sensor when using face-priority AF during Live View and movie recording, and playback zoom of people's faces of still images.
Auto white balance
The D7000's intelligent auto white balance algorithm renders white as truly white even when shot under a wide range of light sources, including mercury vapor light. The D7000 analyzes color and brightness information of the scene before shooting utilizing Scene Recognition System, and detects the light source highly accurately by referencing its massive collection of in-camera shooting data. The D7000 also carries another auto white balance mode that maintains warm lighting ambience when you shoot under incandescent light.
Viewfinder employing glass pentaprism with approx. 100% frame coverage and approx. 0.94x high-magnification
With approximately 100% frame coverage in the viewfinder, you see what the D7000's image sensor sees. The specially coated glass pentagonal prism offers not only a bright viewfinder image, but it also enables you to easily confirm a subject.
Double SD card slots, SDXC compatible
The D7000 adopts double SD card slots, enabling you to select from options: "Overflow" recording lets you use the memory capacity of the secondary card when the primary card is full, automatically; "Backup" recording stores the same images on both cards; and "RAW primary, JPEG secondary" recording lets you record RAW data and JPEG data separately to each card. You can also copy images between the two memory cards. Furthermore, when shooting D-Movie clips, it allows you to select the slot according to the remaining capacity. Compatible with SDXC.
Extremely accurate, highly durable shutter unit proven by 150,000 cycles of shutter-release testing
The D7000 has a shutter speed range of 1/8,000 to 30 s, with a top flash synchronization speed of 1/250 s. The newly developed shutter unit, that has an equivalent performance to that of the D300S, is tested for 150,000 cycles with the shutter actually loaded to prove its high durability. Furthermore, it employs a self-diagnostic system to ensure precise exposure. This system accurately monitors how long the shutter curtain is open, and if a variance between the designated shutter speed and the actual shutter timing is detected, the camera will automatically maintain shutter speed precision by gradually shifting the timing of the rear curtain movement. If a large variance is detected, the monitor recognizes this as shutter failure and flashes an error message in the viewfinder.
Quiet shutter-release mode
You can reduce the sound of mirror-up and mirror-down during shooting by selecting "Q" on the release mode dial. This improved quiet shutter-release mode is a convenient function for scenes such as a school play or when shooting wildlife insects and sleeping child.
Mode dial with improved usability
You can set frequently used options, for example, Picture Control, exposure compensation, etc. on user setting modes "U1" and "U2" on the mode dial, coaxially located with the release mode dial. Nineteen options of scene modes, such as silhouette, high key and low key that are selectable by setting the mode dial to SCENE, enable you to shoot more easily.
Easier-to-use Live View
The D7000 offers smooth switching from regular shooting to Live View shooting with the dedicated Live View switch. Large, easy-to-view 7.5 cm (3-in.) VGA wide-viewing-angle (170°), approx. 921k-dot TFT LCD monitor with reinforced glass realizes comfortable Live View shooting. The D7000 also allows contrast-detect AF. By selecting AF-F (full-time-servo AF), the camera automatically tracks the subject continuously even if it moves during Live View shooting. There are selectable AF-area modes according to the subject; face-priority AF, wide-area AF, normal-area AF and subject-tracking AF.
You can display Virtual Horizon that enables instant confirmation of your camera's position relative to horizontal level. During Live View, the virtual horizon is superimposed on the monitor image. Also, a virtual horizon indicator is displayed in the viewfinder to show horizontal inclination of the camera.
Flicker reduction function
Flicker reduction function reduces the flicker effect that might occur under fluorescent or mercury vapor lighting while using Live View or D-Movie. You can select 50Hz or 60Hz, according to the local power frequency where you are shooting.
Full HD movie-recording function: D-Movie with enhanced operability and image quality
The D7000 offers high-image-quality full HD movie recording of 1,920 x 1,080/24p. You can shoot creative and beautiful movies taking advantage of shallow depth of field and a variety of interchangeable NIKKOR lenses. As with Live View, contrast-detect AF is possible. And if you set full-time-servo AF (AF-F) for AF servo mode and subject-tracking AF for AF-area mode, AF area tracks even a moving subject continuously and three-dimensionally
External stereo microphone compatible
During movie shooting, the D7000 lets you record not only monaural sound with the built-in microphone, but also stereo recording using an optional external microphone. You can also select the sensitivity level for either the built-in or external microphone, choosing from auto, high, medium or low. Select low for scenes in louder environments, such as a concert hall; high for quieter environments, with more delicate sounds, such as a murmuring stream. An external microphone also allows you distance it from any sound generated by the camera such as lens movement during autofocus shooting, or VR operation when the VR function is activated.
In-camera movie editing functions
Easy in-camera mov