Nikon has unveiled the successor to it’s D90 prosumer-level SLR camera, the Nikon D7000.
The all new Nikon D7000 features 16.2Mp CMOS sensor, faster ‘Expeed 2’-branded processor, 921k dot 3.0″ LCD, record 1080p full HD movies, 39-point AF system with 3D tracking and 2,016 pixel RGB metering sensor encased in a magnesium alloy body.
Nikon D7000 features:
- Nikon DX-format, newly developed 16.2MP CMOS sensor: with expanded sensitivity range, this high-pixel sensor offers outstanding colour and detail for both pictures and movie
- New EXPEED 2 image processing: achieves higher image quality, higher speed processing and multiple functions, with lower energy consumption
- High ISO (100-6400, extendable up to 25600) sensitivity: offers low noise whilst still providing extremely sharp detail
- New 2,016-pixel RGB metering sensor: the high-pixel RGB sensor will enhance the effectiveness of the Scene Recognition System for high-quality images every time
- Newly developed AF system featuring 39 focus points including 9 cross-type sensors in the center: delivers superior subject acquisition and tracking performance, so you can achieve the right focus no matter where your subject is on the screen
- Glass Pentaprism Viewfinder with approx 100% frame coverage and 0.94x magnification: for the most precise view and focus of any scene
- High durability with magnesium alloy top and rear, sealing against dust and moisture: allowing you to shoot with confidence even in the toughest conditions
- Full HD D-Movie with AF-F modes and in-camera editing functions to choose the start and end points of your movies and save individual frames as still images. It also supports an external microphone input for quality stereo sound recording
- HDMI connectivity: so you can view your images or watch your HDTV movies on a full HD television
- Easy access Live View with new Contrast-detect AF modes: face detection with contrast AF is faster and more powerful than ever. Up to 35 people can be detected within approx. 0.08 seconds, even if subjects are not directly looking at the camera. Subject Tracking keeps moving subjects in focus. Normal area AF is recommended for pinpoint focus and wide-area AF for handheld shooting
- Durable shutter unit with shutter speed up to 1/8,000: proved by 150,000 cycles of shutter-release testing
- Twin SD memory card slots: offer more capacity for saving images, more options for organising your images and videos or extra backup so you can manage your images exactly as you want them.
- High Speed Continuous shooting at 6FPS: With approx. 0.05-second release time lag and 6 frames-per-second shooting, you won’t miss a moment
- Extensive playback functions: including 72-thumbnail display, calendar display and image sorting by date
- In-camera retouch functions (retouch menu) including movie editing function and new color sketch
- Tone and colour control: Picture Controls lets you set the look and mood of your pictures and movies before you shoot
- ViewNX 2 free bundled software, will be bundled with the D7000: It inherits the basic operations of ViewNX whilst providing much enhanced operability, including a refined GUI, and a range of easy-to-use features allowing you to edit photos as well as movies
- 7.5 cm (3-in.) LCD Monitor:, the approximately 920k-dot TFT LCD monitor has a VGA wide-viewing angle (170°) with reinforced glass so you can immediately see your work in detail
- Supports a wide variety of NIKKOR lenses
- Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL15 : intelligent power management to give maximum performance with minimized power usage
The Nikon D7000 will be available starting October 2010 at a retail price of $1199 for the body. The D7000 kit ships with the 18-105mm VR lens and goes for $1499.