Nikon D7000 review posted on DPReview.com

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by Bruce, Dec 1, 2010.

  1. Bruce

    Bruce Guest

    http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/nikond7000/

    This is a well written and comprehensive review of the D7000.

    It was interesting to compare results with Canon's EOS 7D. The 7D got
    a better overall score (84% against the D7000's 80%) but was marked
    slightly below the D7000 for image quality.

    The reviewers made a pointed comment about having to wait a long time
    for a review sample. That's probably because, following their
    relocation from London to Seattle, they haven't yet established the
    same kind of relationship with Nikon USA that they had with Nikon UK.

    As a D7000 user I can't find anything to take issue with. My only
    complaints are minor - the D7000 has dual SD slots rather than having
    SD/ Compact Flash slots, and the hand grip has sharper edges than
    other Nikon bodies I use/have used.

    I have to accept that the market the D7000 is primarily aimed at
    doesn't use Compact Flash cards, and I have already gotten used to the
    hand grip. But the image quality is outstanding, even at ISO 12,800,
    and I have even shot some video - something I thought wouldn't
    interest me.
     
    Bruce, Dec 1, 2010
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  2. Really? That's an explanation?? Is this from them, or your postulation?
    FEDEX would be quicker from Japan to Seattle than to London iae, but
    that's hardly a factor.
     
    John McWilliams, Dec 1, 2010
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  3. Bruce

    Bruce Guest


    It isn't overpriced. It is selling very well indeed - it would not be
    doing so if it was overpriced.

    However, I expect street prices will reduce in January 2011. People
    are prepared to pay top dollar for new models but the long term street
    price will be lower. Perhaps not as low as you would like, Rich, but
    that's because the Canadian and US dollars (and the GB pound) have
    lost their buying power against the yen.

    I am delighted with my D7000. If I was still shooting Canon I would
    definitely have bought an EOS 7D by now, and this is Nikon's 7D
    equivalent. It's a huge advance on the D300 I previously used in
    terms of resolution, dynamic range, autofocus speed and accuracy and
    sheer ability at higher ISOs. Heck, it even beats the D3 at most
    things, and my 1.4X teleconverter gets very little use now ...

    So it has a smaller buffer? Not a problem for me, because I only
    shoot one frame at a time. ;-)
     
    Bruce, Dec 1, 2010
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  4. Bruce

    Apteryx Guest

    Oddly the Conclusion page claims that the ISO function cannot be
    assigned to another control even though their page 11 notes that it can
    be assigned to the command wheel when exposure is set to A, S or P. They
    don't like that option, but that is no reason to summarise so far as to
    amount to an untruth in their Conclusions.

    Personally I was happy using the ISO button where it is on the D70
    (similar but not quite the same as on the D7000) and only started
    getting confused when having to adjust to where it is on the D200 (same
    as on the D300s which they prefer). If I sell the D200 and rely on the
    D70 as my backup camera I can hopefully get back to where using the
    fixed button is natural again. Though that may of course be compromised
    if I start using the command wheel on D7000...


    Apteryx
     
    Apteryx, Dec 1, 2010
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  5. Bruce

    Bruce Guest


    It is a mistake, not an "untruth". The word "untruth" implies a
    deliberate lie with an intent to mislead. There was no such intent.


    Just don't buy one, then you will have nothing to complain about.

    Unless, of course, you are a Canadian. ;-)
     
    Bruce, Dec 1, 2010
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  6. Bruce

    Eric Stevens Guest

    That's a wierd bit of logic. I bet you can't justify it.



    Eric Stevens
     
    Eric Stevens, Dec 2, 2010
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  7. Bruce

    peter Guest

    Are you now, or have you ever been a member of the Communist party?

    Answer the question
     
    peter, Dec 2, 2010
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  8. Bruce

    peter Guest

    Did you really expect logic from him?
    I would take your end of the bet in a heartbeat.
     
    peter, Dec 2, 2010
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  9. Bruce

    Eric Stevens Guest

    Too late: I've already got it.



    Eric Stevens
     
    Eric Stevens, Dec 2, 2010
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  10. Bruce

    Bruce Guest


    It's probably "not Communist enough".
     
    Bruce, Dec 2, 2010
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  11. Bruce

    peter Guest

    Sad - ! You don't even realize that your continual anti-profit ranting
    makes you sound just like a communist.
     
    peter, Dec 2, 2010
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  12. Bruce

    Eric Stevens Guest

    Nikon have been making 85mm f1.4 lenses for decades. Surely you are
    not suggesting that they should not upgrade/modernize their designs
    from time to time?

    The new one is a full sized professional lens (DX) with 10 elements,
    nano coating, silent wave focusing.

    The one with which I think you are comparing is the D series which
    dates back at least 12 years to the days of film, has no special lens
    coating, and has no internal drive for focus or aperture. Are you
    surprised that by now Nikon should choose to replace it. When you
    consider that the tooling used to make the old lens should by now be
    well and truly paid for, are you surprised that Nikon were able to
    hold down the price as the last days of the lens approached?



    Eric Stevens
     
    Eric Stevens, Dec 2, 2010
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  13. Bruce

    Ray Fischer Guest

    Because you're a fascist who does not tolerate different political views?
     
    Ray Fischer, Dec 3, 2010
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  14. Bruce

    Robert Coe Guest

    : > http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/nikond7000/
    : >
    : > This is a well written and comprehensive review of the D7000.  
    : >
    : > It was interesting to compare results with Canon's EOS 7D.  The 7D got
    : > a better overall score (84% against the D7000's 80%) but was marked
    : > slightly below the D7000 for image quality.
    : >
    : > The reviewers made a pointed comment about having to wait a long time
    : > for a review sample.  That's probably because, following their
    : > relocation from London to Seattle, they haven't yet established the
    : > same kind of relationship with Nikon USA that they had with Nikon UK.
    : >
    : > As a D7000 user I can't find anything to take issue with.  My only
    : > complaints are minor - the D7000 has dual SD slots rather than having
    : > SD/ Compact Flash slots, and the hand grip has sharper edges than
    : > other Nikon bodies I use/have used.  
    : >
    : > I have to accept that the market the D7000 is primarily aimed at
    : > doesn't use Compact Flash cards, and I have already gotten used to the
    : > hand grip.  But the image quality is outstanding, even at ISO 12,800,
    : > and I have even shot some video - something I thought wouldn't
    : > interest me.
    :
    : The camera is somewhat overpriced. It's nearly as much as a D300 was,
    : and really, it's just a D90 body made of metal. Yes, it performs
    : better at high ISO than the old D300 (obviously), but the body itself
    : (feel, focus speed, etc) is not as good. I hope that when and if a
    : D400 makes an appearance, it doesn't cost north of $2k for the body.
    : With the D700 now down to around $2000, it wouldn't make much sense.

    The D7000 is presumably aimed at current D90 owners, right? And most of them
    would need all new lenses to upgrade to the D700. So the D7000 at about the
    same price could make a lot of sense, no?

    Bob
     
    Robert Coe, Dec 4, 2010
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  15. Bruce

    Bruce Guest


    That's a good point, Robert.

    The D700 is about to be replaced by the D800, probably in Jan/Feb
    2011, so that explains the reducing prices.

    The D7000 is selling well at its fairly high price because it offers
    so much. The street price will drop after a couple of months as it
    always does with a new model. Mine is an excellent back up to my D3
    (same sensor as D700) because it offers me 16 MP, excellent AF
    performance and full HD (1080P) video, if that appeals. Its low light
    performance is at least a stop better than the D300 I used to use.

    I use it for almost all my telephoto work as I was finding I had to
    use the 1.4X teleconverter too often on my D3. It's great not to have
    to change lenses so often - I leave the telephoto zoom on the D7000
    most of the time.

    I think Rich is upset that the D7000 offers so much more than his D300
    does. Did I say upset? In a rage, more like. ;-)
     
    Bruce, Dec 4, 2010
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  16. Bruce

    Bruce Guest


    It cannot happen while the USA operates a trade embargo against Cuba.
     
    Bruce, Dec 6, 2010
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  17. Bruce

    peter Guest

    Uhm! don't expect him to answer. I asked him the very same question,
    though phrased differently. He doesn't realize there is little social
    difference.
     
    peter, Dec 7, 2010
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  18. Bruce

    peter Guest

    Can't go with you on that one. While there are philosophical
    differences, the effect on the average man is the street is pretty much
    the same. I am simply clarifying my prior posting on the subject.
     
    peter, Dec 7, 2010
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  19. Bruce

    peter Guest

    Both require a "strongman" to run the show.
    Neither will tolerate any other party, or dissent.
    In theory:
    Under communism the state owns the businesses. In theory all are equal.
    But, (to paraphrase Orwell,) some are more equal than others.
    Under national socialism, the businesses own the state, subject to the
    will of the strongman.

    In theory the average working slob has no real right to voice his
    objection under either system.
     
    peter, Dec 7, 2010
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  20. Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei

    Sorry to correct you, but for example search engines work better
    with correctly written terms.

    -Wolfgang
     
    Wolfgang Weisselberg, Dec 11, 2010
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