Engineered as an ideal balance of durability and functionality, the D7000 features a multitude of new enhancements and updated Nikon technologies to help photographers produce exceptional photos and full 1080p HD (High Definition) movies.
Continuing the tradition of innovative technology that began with the revolutionary D90, the first digital SLR to capture HD movie, the D7000 features a new 16.2-megapixel CMOS sensor with low-light ability never before seen in a DX-Format (APS-C) camera. The new EXPEED 2 ™ image-processing engine fuels the enhanced performance of the D7000 along with a new 39-point AF system and groundbreaking new 2,016 pixel RGB 3D Matrix Metering System to deliver amazing image quality in a variety of shooting conditions. Additionally, the D7000 provides full 1080p HD movie capability with full-time auto focus (AF), enabling users to capture their world with both striking still and moving images.
Unparalleled Performance from Unrivaled Technologies
With its new 16.2-megapixel CMOS image sensor and Nikon’s new EXPEED 2 ™ image-processing system, the D7000 delivers superior image quality with low noise. The EXPEED 2 ™ image-processing engine combined with a 14-bit Analogue/Digital conversion brings a new level of even tonal gradations while managing colour, contrast, exposure and noise, resulting in brilliant image quality. It also manages the D7000’s speedy 50-millisecond shutter response, blazing AF speed and rapid six frame-per-second (fps) burst speed for up to 100 images.
The D7000 features an all-new 39-point AF system, which includes nine centre cross-type sensors that operate with more than 60 NIKKOR lenses. The 39 points in the new Multi-CAM 4800DX AF module work together to provide superior subject acquisition and fast tracking capabilities, allowing photographers to confidently capture everything from a player stealing third base to fast-moving wildlife. Additionally, photographers can activate dynamic or single-point AF, configurable in combinations of 9, 21 or a 39-point ring to match a variety of shooting styles and situations. When enabled, 3D tracking continuously follows moving subjects within the 39 AF points, highlighting the activated AF point in the viewfinder.
Utilizing Nikon’s exclusive Scene Recognition System, the camera analyzes subject information from a database containing more than 30,000 images to optimize focus, exposure and white balance. To assist in creating amazing imagery, the Scene Recognition System reads data from a 2,016-pixel 3D Colour Matrix Meter RGB sensor which examines the scene’s brightness and colours then optimizes the camera’s performance prior to the actual exposure. This system also interprets scene data for improved control of light metering and i-TTL flash output, another revolutionary Nikon first. Additionally, the new sensor allows for a new “Ambient” white balance setting, which can be activated to allow warm rendering in Automatic White Balance.
Nikon D7000 Shines in Low-Light Conditions
The D7000 continues Nikon’s tradition of providing photographers the confidence to shoot in low-light conditions, knowing they will capture high quality low-noise images. The camera’s native ISO range of 100-6400 affords the versatility to photograph in challenging lighting conditions. The ISO range can be expanded to a Hi-2 setting of 25,600, which was previously found only in Nikon FX-format digital SLRs. The resolution of the camera allows for a pixel size of 4.78 µm, which allows more light to enter, resulting in a correctly exposed image that has less noise and finer grain.
Full 1080p HD Movies with Advanced Video Features
Building upon the D90, the Nikon D7000 captures breathtaking full 1080p HD movies with full-time auto focus and manual exposure control. To keep critical HD focus, users can choose to engage a variety of AF functions, including Face Priority to track up to 35 human faces, Subject Tracking and normal or wide-area auto focus.
No Compromise: Enhanced Build Quality, Durability and Usability
Advanced movie features also allow exposure adjustment on the fly while recording. The D7000 offers variable frame rates and resolutions, and can record 1080p at a cinema-like 24 fps, or a web-friendly 720p at either 24 or 30 fps for up to 20 minutes per clip. Once recorded, users are able to edit and trim video clips in the camera to save time in post production. Whether utilizing a wireless or hot shoe mounted microphone (sold separately), sound can be recorded via the stereo microphone input for professional audio results.
To further simplify movie shooting, Live View is activated by a dedicated switch and HD video recording is achieved by pressing a single button. The D7000 also incorporates a built-in HDMI output CEC compliant (Consumer Electronic Control) that allows users to connect it to an HDTV and playback with most HDTV remote controls.
By adding versatile NIKKOR lenses to the equation, photographers can create a variety of photo perspectives to video such as isolating subjects with a shallow depth of field and recording in low-light conditions. Combining the D7000 with NIKKOR lenses also delivers the sharpness essential for HD video, and Nikon’s innovative Vibration Reduction (VR) II technology helps to eliminate the effects of camera shake.
No Compromise: Enhanced Build Quality, Durability and Usability
The compact design is lightweight enough for a full day’s use, reinforcing Nikon’s reputation for reliability. The durable camera body consists of a magnesium-alloy top and rear covers and a 150,000 cycle-rated shutter system. Additionally, the D7000 is dust and moisture sealed and features Nikon’s dust reduction system to remove image-degrading particles from the image sensor. Among the well-laid out ergonomics, users will immediately notice a new Mode Dial that eschews traditional Scene Mode icons for more advanced manual functions and two user-defined settings (U1, U2) to adapt to users’ shooting style on the fly. Placed under the control wheel is a Release Mode dial that allows access to the burst modes, timer, or the Quiet Shutter, to soften the cameras operation when shooting in sensitive environments.
When framing lush landscapes or tight telephoto shots from afar, users will appreciate the large, bright glass pentaprism optical viewfinder that has approximately 100 per cent frame coverage and approximately 0.94x magnification. The 3-inch, 921,000-dot super-density LCD monitor with 170-degree viewing delivers bright, crisp image playback and precise live view and movie shooting.
The D7000 comes with twin SD card slots offering SD, SDHC, SDXC memory card compatibility and several recording options including designating separate NEF (RAW) JPEG and movie files. The built-in i-TTL Speedlight flash offers coverage for lenses as wide as 16mm and has Wireless Commander support so users can choose how to light their subjects. The D7000 was designed to provide maximum performance with minimized power usage and also employs a new EN-EL15 battery which enables up to 1,050 shots when fully charged.
Nikon Technologies That Empower and Inspire
The D7000 digital SLR contains many features aimed at empowering users with creative freedom including the ability to process RAW images directly in the camera, and add in special effects using the retouch menu. Among the many editing options are colour filters, distortion control for a fisheye effect, perspective control for a miniature effect, or a new colour sketch filter which creates a sketch-styled image. As always, manipulated images are saved as copies while the original is retained.
The Picture Control system also allows the choice for Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait or Landscape settings to apply a personal look and feel to their pictures, and its versatile Scene Modes let users choose from Portrait, Landscape, Child, Sports, Close-up or Night Portrait for desirable results even in challenging conditions.
|Type||Single-lens reflex digital camera|
|Lens mount||Nikon F mount (with AF coupling and AF contacts)|
|Effective angle of view||Approx. 1.5 x lens focal length (Nikon DX format)|
|Image Sensor||16.2 megapixel CMOS sensor (DX format)|
|Total pixels||16.9 million|
|Effective pixels||16.2 million|
|Dust-reduction System||Image sensor cleaning, Image Dust Off reference data (optional Capture NX 2 software required)|
|Image size (pixels)|| • 4,928 x 3,264 [L]
• 3,696 x 2,448 [M]
• 2,464 x 1,632 [S]
|File format|| • NEF (RAW): 12 or 14 bit, lossless compressed or compressed
• JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx. 1:4), normal (approx. 1:8) or basic (approx. 1:16) compression (Size priority); Optimal quality compression available
• NEF (RAW) + JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats
|Picture Control System||Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape; selected Picture Control can be modified; storage for custom Picture Controls|
|Storage media||SD (Secure Digital), SDHC and SDXC memory cards|
|Double slots||Slot 2 can be used for overflow or backup storage or for separate storage of copies created using NEF+JPEG; pictures can be copied between cards|
|File System||DCF (Design Rule for Camera File System) 2.0, DPOF (Digital Print Order Format), Exif 2.3 (Exchangeable Image File Format for Digital Still Cameras), PictBridge|
|Viewfinder||Eye-level pentaprism single-lens reflex viewfinder|
|Frame coverage||Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical|
|Magnification||Approx. 0.94 x (50 mm f/1.4 lens at infinity, -1.0 m-1)|
|Eyepoint||19.5 mm (-1.0 m-1)|
|Diopter adjustment||-3 to +1 m-1|
|Focusing screen||Type B BriteView Clear Matte screen Mark II with AF area brackets (framing grid can be displayed)|
|Reflex mirror||Quick return|
|Depth-of-field preview||Pressing depth-of-field preview button stops lens aperture down to value selected by user (A and M modes) or by camera (other modes)|
|Lens aperture||Instant return, electronically controlled|
|Compatible Lenses|| • DX AF NIKKOR: All functions supported
• Type G or D AF NIKKOR: All functions supported (PC Micro-NIKKOR does not support some functions); IX-NIKKOR lenses not supported
• Other AF NIKKOR: All functions supported except 3D color matrix metering II; lenses for F3AF not supported
• AI-P NIKKOR: All functions supported except 3D color matrix metering II
• Non-CPU: Can be used in modes A and M; color matrix metering and aperture value display supported if user provides lens data (AI lenses only)
Note: Electronic rangefinder can be used if maximum aperture is f/5.6 or faster
|Type||Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter|
|Shutter speed||1/8,000 to 30 s in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV, bulb, time (requires optional Remote Control ML-L3), X250|
|Flash sync speed||X = 1/250 s; synchronizes with shutter at 1/320 s or slower (flash range drops at speeds between 1/250 and 1/320 s)|
|Release mode||S (single frame), CL (continuous low speed), CH (continuous high speed), Q (quiet shutterrelease), (self-timer), (remote control), MUP (mirror up)|
|Continuous shooting||Approx. 1 to 5 fps (CL) or approx. 6 fps (CH) (CIPA guidelines)|
|Self-Timer||2 s, 5 s, 10 s, 20 s; 1 to 9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2, or 3 s|
|Remote release modes||Delayed remote, quick-response remote, remote mirror-up|
|Exposure metering||TTL exposure metering using 2,016-pixel RGB sensor|
|Metering method|| • Matrix: 3D color matrix metering II (type G and D lenses); color matrix metering II (other CPU lenses); color matrix metering available with non-CPU lenses if user provides lens data
• Center-weighted: Weight of 75% given to 8-mm circle in center of frame; diameter of circle can be changed to 6, 10 or 13 mm, or weighting can be based on average of entire frame (fixed at 8 mm when non-CPU lens is used)
• Spot: Meters 3.5-mm circle (about 2.5 % of frame) centered on selected focus point (on center focus point when non-CPU lens is used)
|Range (ISO 100, f/1.4 lens, 20°C/68°F)|| • Matrix or center-weighted metering: 0 to 20 EV
• Spot metering: 2 to 20 EV
|Exposure meter coupling||Combined CPU and AI|
|Exposure modes||Auto (auto; auto [flash off]), scene (portrait, landscape, child, sports, close up, night portrait, night landscape, party/indoor, beach/snow, sunset, dusk/dawn, pet portrait, candlelight, blossom, autumn colors, food, silhouette, high key, low key), programmed auto with flexible program (P), shutter-priority auto (S), aperture-priority auto (A), manual (M), U1 (user settings 1), U2 (user settings 2)|
|Exposure compensation||-5 to +5 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV|
|Exposure bracketing||2 to 3 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1 or 2 EV|
|Exposure lock||Luminosity locked at detected value with AE-L/AF-L button|
|ISO sensitivity||ISO 100 to 6400 in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV;
- Can also be set to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, 1 or 2 EV (ISO 25600 equivalent) above ISO 6400
- Auto ISO sensitivity control available
|Active D-Lighting||Can be selected from Auto, Extra high, High, Normal, Low or Off|
|ADL bracketing||2 frames using selected value for one frame or 3 frames using preset values for all frames|
|Autofocus||Nikon Multi-CAM 4800DX autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection, finetuning, 39 focus points (including 9 cross-type sensors), and AF-assist illuminator (range approx. 0.5 to 3 m/1 ft. 8 in. to 9 ft. 10 in.)|
|Detection range||-1 to +19 EV (ISO 100, 20°C/68°F)|
|Lens servo|| • Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); continuous-servo AF (AF-C); auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A); predictive focus tracking activated automatically according to subject status
• Manual focus (M): Electronic rangefinder can be used
|Focus point||Can be selected from 39 or 11 focus points|
|AF-area mode||Single-point AF; 9-, 21- or 39-point dynamic-area AF, 3D-tracking, auto-area AF|
|Focus lock||Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (Single-servo AF) or by pressing AE-L/AF-L button|
|Built-in Flash|| • Auto flash with auto pop-up
• Manual pop-up with button release
|Guide number||Approx. 12/39 , 12/39 with manual flash (m/ft, ISO 100, 20°C/68°F)|
|Flash control|| • TTL: i-TTL balanced fill-flash and standard i-TTL flash for digital SLR using 2,016-pixel RGB sensor are available with built-in flash and SB-900, SB-800, SB-700, SB-600 or SB-400 (i-TTL balanced fill-flash is available when matrix or center-weighted metering is selected)
• Auto aperture: Available with SB-900/SB-800 and CPU lens
• Non-TTL auto: Supported flash units include SB-900, SB-800, SB-28, SB-27 and SB-22S
• Distance-priority manual: Available with SB-900, SB-800 and SB-700
|Flash modes|| • Auto, Portrait, Child, Close up, Party/indoor, Pet portrait: Auto, auto with red-eye reduction, off; fill-flash and red-eye reduction available with optional flash units
• Night portrait: Auto slow sync, auto slow sync with red-eye reduction, off; slow sync and slow sync with red-eye reduction available with optional flash units
• Landscape, Sports, Night landscape, Beach/snow, Sunset, Dusk/dawn, Candlelight, Blossom, Autumn colors, Silhouette, High key, Low key: Fill-flash and red-eye reduction available with optional flash units
• Food: Fill-flash
• P, A: Fill-flash, slow sync, red-eye reduction, slow sync with red-eye reduction, rear-curtain with slow sync * S, M: Fill-flash, red-eye reduction, rear-curtain sync
|Flash compensation||-3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV|
|Flash bracketing||2 to 3 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1 or 2 EV|
|Flash-ready indicator||Lights when built-in flash or optional flash unit such as SB-900, SB-800, SB-700, SB-600 or SB-400 is fully charged; blinks for 3 s after flash is fired at full output|
|Accessory shoe||ISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts, and safety lock|
|Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS)||Advanced Wireless Lighting supported with built-in flash, SB-900, SB-800, SB-700 or SU-800 as commander and SB-900, SB-800, SB-700, SB-600 or SB-R200 as remotes; Auto FP high-speed sync and modeling illumination supported with all CLS-compatible flash units except SB-400; Flash Color Information Communication and FV lock supported with all CLS-compatible flash units|
|Sync terminal||Sync Terminal Adapter AS-15 (available separately)|
|White balance||Auto (2 types), incandescent, fluorescent (7 types), direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, preset manual (up to 5 values can be stored), choose color temperature (2,500 K to 10,000 K), all with fine tuning|
|White balance bracketing:||2 to 3 frames in steps of 1, 2 or 3|
|Live View lens servo|| • Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); full-time-servo AF (AF-F)
• Manual focus (M)
|AF-area mode (Live View)||Face-priority AF, wide-area AF, normal-area AF, subject-tracking AF|
|Autofocus||Contrast-detect AF anywhere in frame (camera selects focus point automatically when face-priority AF or subject-tracking AF is selected)|
|Metering||TTL exposure metering using main image sensor|
|Frame size (pixels) and frame rate||[NTSC]
· 1,920 × 1,080 (24p); 24 (23.976) fps
· 1,280 × 720 (30p); 30 (29.97) fps
· 1,280 × 720 (24p); 24 (23.976) fps
· 640 × 424 (30p); 30 (29.97) fps
· 1,920 × 1,080 (24p); 24 (23.976) fps
· 1,280 × 720 (25p); 25 fps
· 1,280 × 720 (24p); 24 (23.976) fps
· 640 × 424 (25p); 25 fps
Choice of normal and high quality available
|Maximum length||Approx. 20 minutes|
|File format||MOV file format (H.264/MPEG-4)|
|Video compression||H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding|
|Audio recording format||Linear PCM|
|Audio recording device||Built-in monaural or external stereo microphone; sensitivity adjustable|
|LCD monitor||7.5-cm (3-in.), approx. 921k-dot (VGA), low-temperature polysilicon TFT LCD with 170° viewing angle, approx. 100% frame coverage, and brightness adjustment|
|Playback function||Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 9 or 72 images or calendar) playback with playback zoom, movie playback, slide show, highlights, histogram display, auto image rotation and image comment (up to 36 characters)|
|Video ouput||NTSC, PAL; images can be displayed on external device while camera monitor is on|
|HDMI output||Type C mini-pin HDMI connector; camera monitor turns off when HDMI cable is connected|
|Accessory terminal|| • Remote cord: MC-DC2 (available separately)
• GPS Unit: GP-1 (available separately)
|Audio input||Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5-mm diameter)|
|Supported languages||Arabic, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish|
|Battery||One Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL15|
|AC adapter||Optional Multi-Power Battery Pack MB-D11 with one Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL15 or six R6/AA size alkaline, NiMH or lithium batteries|
|AC adapter||AC Adapter EH-5a; requires Power Connector EP-5B (available separately)|
|Tripod socket||1/4 in. (ISO 1222)|
|Dimensions / Weight|
|Dimensions||Approx. 132 × 105 × 77 mm (5.2 × 4.1 × 3.0 in.)|
|Weight||Approx. 690 g (1 lb. 8.3 oz.) camera body only; approx. 780 g (1 lb. 11.5 oz.) with battery and memory card but without body cap|
|Temperature||0 to 40°C (32 to 104°F)|
|Humidity||Less than 85% (no condensation)|
Nikon Canada's Enhanced Warranty Program
A benchmark in warranty coverage for owners of consumer digital cameras and interchangeable lenses for SLRs
As an industry leader, Nikon Canada Inc. offers extended warranties on all COOLPIX digital cameras, select D-SLR* cameras, and all Nikkor Interchangeable Lenses (including Nikkor, AF Nikkor and DX Nikkor lenses) purchased through an authorized Nikon Canada dealer. Consumers enjoy added confidence knowing their investment is protected.
All Nikon Coolpix digital cameras and select D-SLR* cameras purchased through an authorized Nikon Canada dealer are covered under a 2 year Canadian warranty against manufacturing defects, with in-Canada service. Purchasers of new SLR lenses are covered under an enhanced 5 year warranty program.
* The current list of D-SLR products covered under Nikon Canada Inc.'s 2-Year Warranty Program are: D40, D60, D80, D90, D200, D300, D300s, D700, D3000, D5000, D7000 and D3100.
Nikon products must be purchased from an authorized Nikon Canada Inc. dealer and serviced in Canada to be eligible for the warranty program.