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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 11:08 pm 
Available on pre-order I see...


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 12:38 am 
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And we have - another new battery.

Already, I have to endure different batteries in the two Nikons I have - extra space and weight with chargers and spare batteries if travelling for any length of time.

Some standardisation would be great here, and would also reduce the number of reserve batteries needed.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 12:43 am 
how do you think I feel?
i shoot with EN-EL3e's and EN-EL4e's. along with the AA's for flashes.

my kit bag's heaviest addition are batteries.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 2:35 am 
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Remember anyone pre-ordering can still support us by clicking through via our partner stores page.

But I do think we're looking at mid to end of October for the D7000.

So who's gonna bite and buy it? Any D90 owners tempted?


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 2:38 am 
I am... but I really shouldn't.

what attracts me is the 1080p and the 14bit along with the crazy metering mode.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 6:38 am 
Dont think i'll go for it. Next Body for me will be full frame. So waiting for the D700 Successor. :)


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 10:51 am 
Gordon, I'm definitively going to bite and buy this one the momment my budget allows it.

BTW, the user interface looks interesting, in some aspects it looks more like that of the D300s than the D90's, take for example the release mode dial or the black shutter release button. Even the shooting mode selection's changed, it keeps the dial instead of the mode button + thumb dial combo, but adds two customizable modes and combines all the scene modes in a single dial position, obviously giving preference to manual modes. Pros owning an FX body will feel at home if they choose the D7000 as their DX backup body, IMHO.


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 Post subject: Former D40/D40x User
PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 4:20 pm 
I kinda regret for selling my d40x to buy a portable p & s mega zoom Panasonic FZ28 then FZ35. Then try the GH1 is nice camera but not good in low light, the highly rated 20mm pancake lens is good indoor but terrible outdoor sunny situation and can't continuous focus, is kinda lame you had to buy continuous focus lens in order work not build in body and body isn't build in is either.

I am debated at the D7000 or save some money get the Sony A55. but A55 will not be widely available so is hard to do a hand on test like d7000. I do like nikon lens iq more than I see from panasonic and canon (entry level lens)


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 7:02 pm 
Kinda can't decide between this or a d300. I'll just keep plugging away with my d90 for now.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 8:56 pm 
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The D90 is still an amazing camera. Wait for the D300s successor to come, and judge what will be a better upgrade then. The jump to a D300s is a very small one quality wise (the D300 is even a small leap backwards). But if you NEED the pro features of a D300s, there is no reason not to jump in that wagon.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 18, 2010 5:48 pm 
Would the D7000 be so similar to the D90 that an mb-d80 grip would fit on it?

Yes, I've just gotten an mb-d80 and an extra en-el3e battery, in preparation for a D90 purchase. :)

As for prices, in euros:

The D90 is about 730 euros, the D300s is about 1400 euros and the D7000 will probably be about 1150 euros (over at amazon.fr).

Has Nikon managed to bump sensor resolution while maintaining low noise? I don't care much for megapixels, but I do care for clear images.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 18, 2010 6:03 pm 
no. the new weatherproofing system on the d7000 will be like the mbd-10.

it's non intrusive meaning the contacts are non located all the way in the battery port.

this means you'll be able to take the battery grip off without turning the camera off.


or have 3 batteries in at one time.maybe.

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The D7000 does NOT take the MB-D80 as a grip, in the grip (MB-D11) is space for 1 (ONE!!) EN-EL15 or 6 AA batteries of choice. Keeping the EN-EL15 inside the D7000.

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I disagree with Gordon’s comment on the Chase clip, it would not make me buy it, just another holiday clip. The preview from Gordon on what the camera can do certainly makes me interested. I’ve asked my wife for a present, not a good response. :o

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 10:56 am 
Dammit my D90 is feeling so jealous right now. Esp with my (small) collection of AIS lenses that have been underused.

I've been wanting to go full-frame for the extra high-ISO performance, so it'll be very interesting to see how well this does. I had best start saving :)


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