Pros: Sturdy, Crisp Images, Great Video,Focus Motor in body, Quick focus, Top Display
Cons: No 30P video at 1080P
I had been using a D40 and started to feel a bit restricted by the camera and its abilities so I was looking to upgrade to something that felt more professional but did not have me broke and eating ramen for the next year or so. I started Playing around with the D7000 and became entranced by the ease of use which the camera presented me, owning a nikon previously this camera had a very small learning curve which the owners manual smoothed out. Playing around with the camera I noticed somethings that put the camera ahead of the other cameras I was considering. The autofocus is quick and accurate. The sensor perfect for this camera, the images put out are crisp and vibrant. Reviewing the images I had taken in my computer made me even happier with my purchase. Having two memory card slots is great, especially when you can choose if you want a backup on the other card, extra space, or even raw on one card and jpeg on the other. It provides an extra layer of protection or more expansion! It's great! Another thing that some lower Nikon models lack and the D7000 has is the Auto Focus motor built into the body. This not only lets you use your AF-S lenses, it also lets you use your older Nikon F mount autofocus lenses which is a definite plus.The movie setting on this camera is easily accessed which is a nice extra. Speaking of extras this camera is chuck full of them. The virtual horizon is one of my favorites! It provides a reference for you to see if your camera is level or not which can save you a lot of time in post cropping and adjusting images. The camera has a very professional feel to it. The body is very sturdy and it just feels durable. To say I love this camera would be an understatement. The only thing I would change is the frame rate of the video while 24P is nice it would be even better to have 30P.