The Bottom Line: 9/10 for this good cheap product, which everyone can use.
You don't have to take a loan anymore to buy a high quality camera. The recent years the prices have decreased and the quality have almost exploded on the electronic market.
D7000 is user-friendly
As always with Nikon it is a pleasure to be holding the camera in your hands. Not only do you have a firm grip, you do also have the buttons the right places. The camera it self is very robust and you're are almost not afraid of dropping it to the ground(which you of cause should not try at home). Furthermore it has been sealed up in a magnesium light metal house , so small things like dust and moisture should is not a problem at all.
The quality of the pictures
-downs and ups
The camera produces the same high picture quality like Canon EOS 60D with some differences. One of these differences is the noise in the picture. D7000 has a very detailed and actually less noise when you use high ISO values. You can e.g. take a picture on 3200 ISO without getting annoyed by the noise. Another good example is that the colours and the contrasts are absolutely outstanding. But I think the resolution could be better. The sharpness of the pictures are brilliant but as I said, the resoulution could be better. Another feature the D7000 has is the ability to record video. Sadly as many other camera you can hear the focus-engine while recording which can be prevented by focusing before you start to shoot a video.
Overall it's probably one of the best Nikons I've ever had. It's fantastic to hold and you have a firm grip plus it's protected from dust, moisture in its light weight metal cage. The pictures are very sharp and the colours and the contrasts are very nice to. The only major downside is the resolution which could be a bit higher I think.
Recommend this product? Yes
Amount Paid (US$): 1.150 This Camera is a Good Choice if You Want Something... Flexible Enough for Enthusiasts