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Lee Yuan Sheng
10-18-2010, 06:30 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://robertbromfield.com/nikon-d7000-review-and-impressions/' target='_blank'>http://robertbromfield.com/nikon-d7...nd-impressions/</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"This review not to go over the specs, movies, AI metering, FPS of the Nikon D7000; instead we will talk about the camera handling, auto focus, image quality, etc. I am not here to bash or stop you from getting the Nikon D7000. In fact you can order the kit here and the body only here.My reason for getting a D7000 was for me to have a backup to my D700; in case of an emergency or just for casual use."</em></p><p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/dht/auto/1287422469.usr15670.jpg" style="border: 0;" /></p><p>As the Nikon D7000 trickles out to the stores, the reviews are starting to pop up. Here's one by a working professional; I do have a little concern in using the term sharpness in reviewing output quality; there's resolution, and there's edge contrast, the latter which many people use to describe "sharpness". It's too easy to mislead apparent resolution by using some smart sharpening techniques (by smart I don't mean dialling up the sharpness to 11 either). Still, the high ISO looks impressive, and I now can't wait for the release of the D400, or whatever the D300s successor is going to be called.</p>

John London
10-19-2010, 03:25 AM
I am waiting for the D700 replacement. Hopefully by the beginning of next year. However, the D7000 is no slouch by what I have seen so far.:)

Lee Yuan Sheng
10-19-2010, 05:05 AM
Well, that's two bodies Nikon will be replacing next year I hope; the D700 and D300s!

10-19-2010, 10:02 AM
Lots of buzz surrounds the release of the Nikon D7000 (The delay to Nov of getting the units to market is a black-eye for Nikon) Even a few pros I know are thinking about selling their D300 backups and buying a D7000. This will shake out after the camera is released as it does have known limitations-autofocus targeting and smart sharpen "issues" as Lee noted are two. It's being sold with Nikon's D90 std 18-105 kit lens. Not the kind of glass serious photographers choose.

After talking with 2 industry insiders during Photokina, Nikon has two missions for the D7000. Replacing the D90 may be its job in the long term, but for the next year, Nikon has more in mind.

First-they want to get the 16 Megapixel sensor on the market. The improved video also. Why? To keep within range of Canon. Letting another year go by without stepping up to answer Canon's 18-20MPX sensor and video would have been unwise for Nikon. Second- they hope the specs of the D7K will assure their high end cameras owners that good things come to those who wait. The unprecedented ISO of 1/26,000 in the D7K got my attention.

Watching how the D7000 performs will be interesting, but I am waiting for the D700 follow-on.

Lee Yuan Sheng
10-21-2010, 05:19 AM
Good things indeed. D400 plz? :P I'm wondering what they can do to differentiate it from the D7000 though. It has to be something from outside the usual improvements if it is going to be really different.

I wouldn't know about the "issues" till I get one in my hands to use for a period of time. What I meant to say was that no one should judge a camera on "sharpness"; it's simply too ambiguous a quality.