Kai W. over at Digital Rev got his hands on the new Nikon D7000. The new Nikon is trying very hard to give the Canon 7D a run for it’s money. The addition of auto focus is not really going to cut it. In some ways it really comes down to what lenses you have in your kit. Here is a rip from their site.
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“The D7000 has finally landed and our presenter, Kai W, has been fondling the camera lovingly. So, what’s new about this successor to the D90? We’ve all seen the specs sheet, and it looks pretty good even when compared to the D300S and other such cameras like the Canon 7D and Pentax K-5. But what is it really like to use? Find out in this review.”
Chase Jarvis sent me a link to this killer video shot with the new Nikon D7000. He has had the camera for some time and was cool enough to share this info with C5D. Here is a rip from the post. Thanks to the Chase Jarvis crew for hooking up this video!
Click here to check out Chase’s site for more photos, tech specs and stills.
“There’s a feature list a mile long after the jump below, but the only data I cared about heading into this can be summed up in 4 lines:
_16.2 Megapixels. (CMOS sensor, DX format, 6fps)
_1080p full HD video. (24fps)
_ISO up to 6400 (pushable to 25,600)
_Magnesium alloy construction (read “pro quality”)
When an automaker rolls a new car off the assembly line, the first thing they do is call in a professional driver to “road test” that car. They’re armed with the basic tech specs, but the drivers aren’t overly saddled with capturing data and providing computer-style analysis. In reality they don’t care about that stuff. The care how the car feels.
In the very same way, I got to “road test” the Nikon D7000. This behind the scenes video (above), this short film Benevolent Mischief I got to make with the new 1080p HD video (below), and the still photos I shot after the jump tell my story of getting to play with this cool new camera.”
**Update: Here is a more complete spec list from the site.
_16.2 megapixels with new Nikon DX-format CMOS sensor (4,928 x 3,264 pixels)
_ISO sensitivity range from 100 to 6400 at normal setting; can be raised to ISO 25600
_Full HD (1080p) D-Movie
_H.264/mpeg-4 video compression
_Makes .mov files at 24fps in 1080 (30fps at 720HD)
_Movie has built in mono, but stereo sound recording capability with optional external mic via stereo mini jack
_20 minute movie recording times
_High durability magnesium alloy body (dust and water resistant)
_6 frames per second still image capture
_9, 21, 39 point AF systems
_Double SD card slots
_12 or 14 bit color depth
_HDMI out display port
_Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS) capabilities onboard