Overview

Packing high-end image technologies into a surprisingly portable body, the D7000 marks a new era in creative flexibility. Sturdy enough to travel anywhere and powerful enough to handle any situation, its range of advanced features will satisfy any photographer ready to further their skills. If photography is your passion, this is the D-SLR you need.

 

16.2 megapixel DX-format CMOS image sensor

High ISO (100-6400) light sensitivity - extendable up to 25600

EXPEED 2: Nikon’s advanced image processing engine

Durable design with magnesium alloy top and rear covers

Twin SD card slots: SDXC compatible

Razor-sharp 39-point AF system

Key features

16.2 megapixel DX-format CMOS image sensor delivers lifelike images with vivid colors, reduced noise and smooth tonal gradations.

High ISO (100-6400) light sensitivity - manually extendable up to 25600 using the Hi2 setting. Enables faster shutter speeds for finely detailed images with minimal noise when you shoot fast-moving subjects or take pictures in low light. Features an Auto ISO setting.

EXPEED 2 image processing engine: optimizes the camera's technologies for superior performance and maximum image quality, all while consuming minimal energy.

Durable design: boasts tough, yet light, magnesium alloy top and rear covers, and environmentally-sealed joints that protect the camera from dust and moisture.

100% viewfinder coverage with approx. 0.94x magnification for precise composition.

Durable shutter unit tested to 150,000 cycles. Delivers precise shutter control and exceptional reliability with a shutter speed of up to 1/8000s, and flash synchronization at up to 1/250s.

Twin SD memory card slots: for enhanced shooting flexibility. Use the second card when the first is full, or record stills on one and movies on another. SDXC compatible.

Razor-sharp 39-point Autofocus system with nine cross-type sensors in the center. Offers fast and precise autofocus coverage across the frame. Four AF-area modes, including 3D-tracking AF, deliver sharp results, whether your subject is off-center, moving fast or completely unpredictable.

2,016 pixel RGB metering sensor delivers highly accurate metering for exact exposures and provides precise data to the camera's Scene Recognition System, which optimizes exposure, autofocus and white balance immediately before the shutter is released for sharply defined images.

6 fps continuous shooting: capture fast-moving action at six frames per second.

Quick response: boasts a near-instant start-up time and approx. 0.052-second shutter-release time lag.

D-Movie – full HD (1920 x 1080) movie clips: a dedicated record button lets you capture beautiful high-definition (HD) movie clips instantly. AF-F mode keeps everything in focus while you are shooting and the camera supports use of an external microphone so you can record in quality stereo sound. Simple editing functions let you make edits of your clips in-camera.

Large 7.5 cm (3-in.), 920k-dot, high-resolution LCD monitor with reinforced glass makes it easy to view essential camera information, and a pleasure to review and edit your photos and movies.

 

Technical Specifications

TypeSingle-lens reflex digital camera
Lens mountNikon F mount (with AF coupling and AF contacts)
Effective angle of viewApprox. 1.5 × lens focal length (Nikon DX format)
Effective pixels16.2 million
Image sensor23.6 x 15.6 mm CMOS sensor; total pixels: 16.9 million
Dust-reduction SystemImage Sensor Cleaning, Image Dust Off reference data (optional Capture NX 2 software required)
Image size (pixels)4,928 × 3,264 [L], 3,696 × 2,448 [M], 2,464 × 1,632 [S]
Storage - File formatNEF (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 SystemStandard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape; selected Picture Control can be modified; storage for custom Picture Controls
MediaSD (Secure Digital), SDHC and SDXC memory cards
Dual card slotSlot 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 systemDCF (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
ViewfinderEye-level pentaprism single-lens reflex viewfinder
Frame coverageApprox. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical
MagnificationApprox. 0.94 x (50mm f/1.4 lens at infinity, -1.0 m-1)
Eyepoint19.5 mm (-1.0 m-1)
Diopter adjustment-3 to +1 m-1
Focusing screenType B BriteView Clear Matte screen Mark II with AF area brackets (framing grid can be displayed)
Reflex mirrorQuick return
Depth-of-field previewPressing depth-of-field preview button stops lens aperture down to value selected by user (A and M modes) or by camera (other modes)
Lens apertureInstant return, electronically controlled
Compatible lensesDX 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); electronic rangefinder can be used if maximum aperture is f/5.6 or faster
Shutter typeElectronically-controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter
Shutter speed1/8,000 to 30 s in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV, bulb, time (requires optional Remote Control ML-L3), X250
Flash sync speedX = 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 modesS (single frame), CL (continuous low speed), CH (continuous high speed), Q (quiet shutterrelease), (self-timer), (remote control), MUP (mirror up)
Frame advance rate1 to 5 fps (CL) or 6 fps (CH) (CIPA guidelines)
Self-timer2 s, 5 s, 10 s, 20 s; 1–9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2, or 3 s
Release modesDelayed remote, quick-response remote, remote mirror-up
Exposure MeteringTTL exposure metering using 2,016-pixel RGB sensor
Metering methodMatrix: 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 (ISO 100 equivalent, f/1.4 lens, 20°C/68°F)
Exposure meter couplingCombined CPU and AI
ModeAuto (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 bracketing2 to 3 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 or 1 EV
Exposure lockLuminosity locked at detected value with AE-L/AF-L button
ISO sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index)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 (Recommended Exposure Index)
Active D-LightingAuto, Extra high, High, Normal, Low or Off
ADL bracketing2 frames using selected value for one frame or 3 frames using preset values for all frames
AutofocusNikon 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 equivalent, 20°C /68°F)
Lens servoAutofocus (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 pointCan be selected from 39 or 11 focus points
AF-area modeSingle-point AF; 9-, 21- or 39-point dynamic-area AF, 3D-tracking, auto-area AF
Focus lockFocus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (Single-servo AF) or by pressing AE-L/AF-L button
Built-in flashAuto flash with auto pop-up. Manual pop-up with button release
Guide NumberApprox. 39 /12, 39/12 with manual flash (ft./m, ISO 100, 68 ˚F/20 ˚C)
Flash controlTTL: 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 compensation-3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3 EV or 1/2 EV
Flash bracketing2 to 3 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 or 1 EV
Flash-ready indicatorLights when built-in flash or optional flash unit such as SB-900, SB-800, SB-700, SB-600, SB-400, SB-80DX, SB-28DX or SB-50DX is fully charged; blinks for 3 s after flash is fired at full output
Accessory shoeISO 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 Lighting System 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 terminalAS-15 sync terminal adapter (available separately)
White balanceAuto (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 servoAutofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); full-time-servo AF (AF-F). Manual focus (M)
Live view - AF-area modeFace-priority AF, wide-area AF, normal-area AF, subject-tracking AF
Live view - AutofocusContrast-detect AF anywhere in frame (camera selects focus point automatically when face-priority AF or subject-tracking AF is selected)
Movie - MeteringTTL exposure metering using main image sensor
Movie - Metering methodMatrix
Movie - 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. [PAL] 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); 25fps
Maximum lengthApprox. 20 minutes
Movie - File formatMOV
Movie - Video compressionH.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Movie - Audio recording formatLinear PCM
Movie - Audio recording deviceBuilt-in monaural or external stereo microphone; sensitivity adjustable
MonitorFull-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)
USBHi-Speed USB
Video outputNTSC, PAL; images can be displayed on external device while camera monitor is on
HDMI outputType C mini-pin HDMI connector; camera monitor turns off when HDMI cable is connected
Accessory terminalRemote Cord MC-DC2 (available separately), GPS Unit GP-1 (available separately)
Audio inputStereo mini-pin jack (3.5-mm diameter)
Supported languagesArabic, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish
BatteryOne Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL15
Battery packOptional Multi-Power Battery Pack MB-D11 with one Rechargeable Li-ion Battery ENEL15 or six R6/AA size alkaline, NiMH or lithium batteries
AC adapterAC Adapter EH-5a; requires Power Connector EP-5B (available separately)
Tripod socket1/4 in. (ISO 1222)
Dimensions (W x H x D)Approx. 5.2 × 4.1 × 3.0 in. (132 × 105 × 77 mm)
WeightApprox. 1 lb. 8.3 oz. (690 g) camera body only; approx. 1 lb. 11.5 oz. (780 g) with battery and memory card but without body cap
Operating environment - TemperatureTemperature: 32–104 °F/0–40 °C; humidity: less than 85% (no condensation)
 

Kits

D7000 18-200VR II kit

Powerful telephoto zoom kit. Ideal for expansive landscapes and distant subjects alike. Includes the D7000 camera and the DX NIKKOR 18-200mm VR II lens with an 11.1x zoom and Nikon’s second-generation Vibration Reduction system to reduce the effects of camera shake.

D7000 16-85VR Kit

High-performance wide-angle zoom kit. Includes the D7000 camera and the flexible AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-85mm VR lens with a 5.3x zoom, high-quality optics and Vibration Reduction to reduce the effects of camera shake.

D7000 18-105VR Kit

All-round lens kit. Includes the D7000 camera and the powerful AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm VR lens with a 5.8x zoom for superb versatility and Vibration Reduction to reduce the effects of camera shake.