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PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2010 8:52 pm 
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Nikon has said the D90 will continue to sell alongside the D7000 in the immediate future, but I believe the D7000 will be the eventual successor. They're clearly positioning each consumer model as 3xxx, 5xxx, 7xxx etc.

It's testament to the features packed into the D7000 though that many people are mistaking it for a D300s replacement, but it's not. It's a mid-range camera and a D90 replacement.

A true semi pro camera like the D300s will be 100% magnesium alloy, not just the top and rear plates. It'll also have faster continuous shooting and better weatherproofing, along with PC sync flash ports and greater customisation. I'm also not 100% sure if the D7000 has AF micro adjustment, but a semi pro model certainly should.

So I would expect a D300s successor at some point in the future.

The good news for people on tighter budgets is the D7000 offers a lot of high-end features at a more affordable price - and lighter weight.

PS - thanks for the typo corrections!

PPS - another benefit of the D7000 over the D90 is a top shutter speed of 1/8000 instead of 1/4000.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2010 8:54 pm 
beren23 wrote:
If IQ is up to Nikon's standards, I already know what my next SLR body will be. :D

The only "but" in the specs for me is the lack of in-camera GPS, I just love my sister's Panasonic TZ10 telling you exactly where you are shooting and recording it into the images. It's not at mayor fault of course, and I know the camera comes with a dedicated GPS port for those who want geo-tagging on the spot, but still, I'd loved to see it integrated in the body.


In camera GPS will come eventually but at the moment, I suspect Nikon et al. are making a few bob from their external GPS receivers.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2010 9:00 pm 
Please pardon me if this is a silly question but, what's the advantage of those new smaller strap lugs? At first glance, those of the D90 and the entry-level range seem more convenient, don't they?


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@beren23 - They are the same as on the D300s and other pro cameras, if you want to see how the D7000 will have the camera straps, you can look at those bodies.

@Gordon - The D7000 has micro adjust for 9 lenses (if I read all in the right way) and meters on older lenses, I think that's thanks to the new 2016-pixel sensor. It also adds the intervalometer. However seeing it in the menu, I don't know how it works on the D7000.

What more is missing is bracketing for more than 3 consecutive frames, which also places it below the D300s, the ability to take TIFF from the camera and add copyright information.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 12:30 am 
It meters AIS,....my D90 hates it......"said in Gollum's voice"

Oh well,...if and when I need a new one,....looks like Nikon made a dandy
of a camera.

D300 and 700 replacements next year will be interesting indeed.... 8)


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 12:45 am 
D90 has price dropped in the US from $1150 with kit lense to $1050. It may break the $1k barrier by the time the D7000 launches.

Nikon will sell a bunch of D90's and D7000's in the coming weeks.

...I can't wait for the review Gordon and the inevitable 60D comparo. :)


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 5:37 am 
Just curious, how come the Nikon crowd doesn't hate on the dual SD cards when there was so much hate on Canon putting SD on the 60D?


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 6:12 am 
Well because people hate changes.

D90 is already previously using sd card, now they let you use 2, yay.

50d uses cf and now 60d uses sd, boo.


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The d7000 has micro af adjustment. It's pretty hard to see much to it's disadvantage relative to the d300s besides 8fps. And its IQ in low light raises the bar for DX sensors again (notably, beyond the d300s)


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 9:08 pm 
well I guess the D300s is still a good option for a lot of pros because it has a more precise AF system. (51 points with 15 cross type)
still,the D7000 sounds like a trully amazing camera. I can't believe Nikon made an even more complex metering system :)


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 9:13 pm 
yeah, that metering system makes me wanna sell everything for the next body.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 9:48 pm 
I see it's on sale now. :D Sweet!


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msmoon, where is it on sale? I dodn't believe it will be available for at least four weeks yet...

@thelostswede, yes, the D90 had SD before it.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 10:09 pm 
Gordon, I checked out the last google search http://www.google.ca/search?q=nikon%27s ... CCoQqAIwAA and the one from 3 hours ago lead me to this site http://www.amazon.com/s/?url=search-ali ... on%20D7000 and so.....silly me (perhaps) thinks it's on the shelf now. Oh no, could be wrong. Sorry if that is the case, I am excited about this one so I'm hoping!


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 10:52 pm 
Head hanging....mia culpa. I see that on the next click I am told it's not released yet. :oops:
Okay so I was overly excited. :cry:


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