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Nikon D7000 Pt. 2

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Description

Adam Scorey, editor of Digital SLR User Magazine gets over excited as he delivers his verdict on the Nikon D7000.

Performance

It is very difficult to find fault with the Nikon D7000 in any of the key areas; still images, throughout the ISO range, are crisp, sharp and everything you’d ever need. Only at the very top 25,600 setting does the noise become obtrusive, and selecting the High ISO Noise Reduction largely sorts this. AF is zingy and accurate, even in low light ­ those 39-points really make a difference. One area all Nikons slightly disappoint, for me anyway, is in their white balance, they seem to have a slight green/yellow cast. Okay, okay this is easily sorted in-camera or afterwards, but it still irks.

Value

No matter how you say it, £900 for a camera that will probably only be used at weekends and holidays, and the odd night down the camera club, is a lot of dosh. But you pay for what you get. Is it worth it? Yes. Would I buy one? Yes. Should you buy one? Yes, without a shadow of a doubt. Should you buy one instead of the D300s? Yes.

Verdict

The D7000 is probably Nikon’s ultimate DSLR at the moment; it does everything so flipping well ­ and then some. Yes, it’s a wedge of cash, but the value it represents is huge. It will do just about anything a serious enthusiast will throw at it without missing a beat, and do it for a long time. This is the camera that will make Canon owners question their decision.

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