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09/15/2010 03:22:06 AM · #1
D7000
DPreview D7000
Cnet D7000 breakdown
SB-700 Flash
AF-S FX 35 1.4
AF-S FX 200 2.0

Hmmm... and here I was eyeing the Sigma 30mm 1.4...

ETA: Also, Chase Jarvis has had his hands on the D7000 and messed around with it a bit over here.

Message edited by author 2010-09-15 03:35:11.
09/15/2010 04:33:01 AM · #2
Are you serious? There's about a $1,400 difference there. You could pick up the D7000 with VR kit and the Sigma 30mm 1.4 for the price of the Nikkor 35mm alone.
09/15/2010 05:11:39 AM · #3
Originally posted by bohemka:

Are you serious? There's about a $1,400 difference there. You could pick up the D7000 with VR kit and the Sigma 30mm 1.4 for the price of the Nikkor 35mm alone.


Very true, but until now, there wasn't much made by Nikon that was similar to the Sigma. There was the 28 2.8 and the 35 1.8. The 28 is AF and only 2.8, the 35 is AF-S but I saw it as a step down in quality as well as speed from the Sigma. Regarding the cost, it's a lot to swallow, but even before testing has really been done, I'd expect the Nikon to be built better, have more consistent focus, and suffer from less optical abnormalities wide open than the Sigma. I felt this was borne out, for example, by seeing the Tamron 28-75 side by side with the Nikon 28-70. There really is no comparison, and I wish I hadn't have thought the Tamron would be as close to the performance of the Nikon as I had. I think I'd be better suited saving and waiting for a decent used version of the Nikon. What pushes me toward the Sigma still is whether 35 will be quite wide enough for my tastes.
09/15/2010 06:13:37 AM · #4
Fair enough. I'm getting married soon so all my money is going into flowers and crap like that (I LOVE YOU, HONEY!), so I'm on the bottom looking up, monetarily. I will be picking up a couple lenses soon, but there's a breaking point for me in terms of price vs. difference in quality. And $1,800 vs. $450 far exceeds it.
09/15/2010 07:23:00 AM · #5
Their specs have an error. The L image size should be 4928 x 3264, not 4928 x 2364.

ETA: OMG ISO 100!

Message edited by author 2010-09-15 15:52:07.
09/15/2010 07:36:56 AM · #6
I was planning on getting the d90 but now I want the D7000!
09/15/2010 11:34:58 AM · #7
This camera looks great and the increased MP are def welcome... but I was really really really hoping for an updated d700 - something with an FX sensor :( Jumping from the d90 to d7000 isn't really completely necessary.
09/15/2010 04:30:21 PM · #8
Originally posted by Lockke:

This camera looks great and the increased MP are def welcome... but I was really really really hoping for an updated d700 - something with an FX sensor :( Jumping from the d90 to d7000 isn't really completely necessary.

Good things come to those who wait...
09/16/2010 04:44:41 AM · #9
The new D7000 has of course a few fundamental differences to the D90, but not sooooo much to warrant spending another $1100-00 as a 2nd or 3rd body. The D90 was about this price when it was launched and remember the $ has devalued a lot against other currencies since the D90 was released... It's a great buy for the 1st timer or someone who has unlimited funds!

D7000 Pro's:
Magnesium Alloy top and rear unit as well as moisture sealing
16mp
1080p HD with AF
1/8000 max s/s
1/250 flash sync
6 fps
39 AF points (or 11)
9 cross type sensors
SDXC Cards (dual) allowing up to 300Mb/s transfer rate with correct card
ISO 100 to 6400 with theoretically better low light performance (hope to seem some shots soon)
150,000 actuation life
Great price point D90 > D7000 > D300s

D7000 Con's (if you own D80/D90/D300/D300s)
New Battery and battery pack, so not interchangeable with above mentioned models
SDXC cards hugely expensive (will drop eventually)
Much bigger RAW files and thus more HDD space needed

These are just a few initial of my buy/don't buy decisions, yours will no doubt differ.
09/16/2010 05:28:59 PM · #10
I've been anxiously awaiting any news of the D7000's high-iso / noise performance. The higher pixel-density and 100 native ISO don't give me warm-fuzzies it's going to be much of a low-light performer... but I'd love to be surprised.

Also not pleased to see the new battery and grip requirement. Following the same form-factor on so many other levels as the D90, it's really disappointing they changed those bits. I also see the CSM for the D7000 only allows EV bracketing in 1 EV increments (vs. 2 EV on the D90) -- bummer for quickie HDR-braketing.

Looks like this will be the new beastie at a great price-point for DSLR video, though.
09/17/2010 09:52:59 AM · #11
I am a bit puzzle with the new SB700 flash though - it's larger and heavier that SB600, but has a weaker guide number?? Is that going to be a replacement for SB600 then?
09/17/2010 11:30:29 AM · #12
Originally posted by odriew:

I was planning on getting the d90 but now I want the D7000!


Heh, yeah, I've been looking to upgrade. I think this might just be what I'll get. I'll probably wait a bit for price to drop some and then pick it up. I'd also really like to experiment with some video work. :-)
09/17/2010 11:33:49 AM · #13
I've been thinking of a D700, but watching to see what the next version is.

This is pretty tempting: to me it will depend on low light performance. It would be nice to be able to continue using my D90 lenses. Wish they had kept the same battery though :(
09/17/2010 12:09:52 PM · #14
I'm still waiting for the next version of the D700. This D7000 confuses me though. It's cheaper than the D300s, by quite a bit actually. The D300s has 51 AF points, this has 39, but so what... not sure how else this is *worse* than the more expensive D300s. I guess we will have to see low-light comparison. And why change the battery pack, booooooooo!
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