Posted on December 2nd, 2011 at 9:39 PM by Wan
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It’s been a quite a while i have written a blog post. Too busy with assignments, projects and work i guess! Today, i am feeling one step closer to be “superior”. I just bought a DSLR camera Nikon D7000. It’s awesome! It’s a beast! Why?  For many reasons:

 

  • It’s not only powerful but user-friendly. I haven’t touch a DSLR camera for many many years. Without reading the manual, i instantly fix the camera, battery grip, lenses, UV filters, flashlight and other accessories in less than 10 mins!
  • Graced with a 16.2-megapixel CMOS sensor, the Nikon D7000 exceed the 12-megapixel mark. A/D conversion is 14-bit, handled by the new EXPEED 2 image processor.
  • Capable of shooting up to 100 JPEGs at 6 frames per second, the Nikon D7000 exceeds its predecessor’s utility for action shooting, and Nikon also keeps the pressure on in the ISO sensitivity department, with standard ISOs ranging from 100 to 6,400, but reaching to 25,600 in its expanded range. When it first arrive from the box, i used the battery out of the box without recharging it. I managed to shoot using a single battery in 16.2 megapixel fine picture for more than 200 shots, and it still has 13% battery remaining. Wicked!
  • Metering is also improved in the Nikon D7000, with a new 3D Color Matrix Metering sensor with more than twice the pixels of past sensors at 2,016 pixels.
  • A new Multi-CAM 4800DX autofocus sensor now sports 39 autofocus points, nine of them cross-type. 100 percent viewfinder coverage promises easier image framing as well, a major improvement in the Nikon D7000.
  • It has a Dual slots. Both slots are compatible with SDHC and SDXC cards and it’s possible to configure the camera to use the secondary slot as an overflow when the first card is filled; as a backup of everything written to the other card slot; or to have Raw files routed to one card, and JPEGs to the other. In addition, you can select which card movies should be written to, and copy data between cards in-camera.
  • Its Autofocus developed a new Multi-CAM 4800DX autofocus sensor, which includes 39 AF points, including nine cross-type sensors at the center of the image frame, operable with every autofocus Nikkor lens. The 39 focus points cover much of the image frame, and the Nikon D7000 includes 3D tracking capability that follows moving subjects from point to point as they traverse the frame. For manual point selection, when a 39-point system might prove overly complex, it’s possible to restrict the number of manually selectable points to a subset of 11 points throughout the frame. Nikon has also improved AF control in the D7000, with a new button positioned centrally in the Focus Mode switch used to select the AF point in concert with the camera’s control dials to select autofocus mode, active points, etc. Detection range for the D7000′s AF system is -1 to +19 EV (ISO 100, 68°F / 20°C). It also supports AF fine-tuning to address back- or front-focusing lens issues!
  • Its viewfinder now boasts 100% rated coverage, easing accurate framing of images. The rear-panel super density 3.0-inch LCD panel, with resolution is still 921,000 dots, roughly equating to a VGA (640 x 480) pixel array, with each pixel comprising three adjacent red, green, and blue dots. The D7000′s LCD panel has a wide 170 degree viewing angle, making it somewhat more useful for shooting from the hip, low to the ground, or overhead, although the tilt or tilt/swivel types on some competing cameras can make these tasks rather easier.
  • Last but not least, the Nikon D7000 draws power from a new EN-EL15 lithium-ion battery pack. It was stated that its battery life to CIPA testing standards should be approximately 1,050 shots. The Nikon D7000 is also compatible with an optional MB-D11 portrait battery grip, which can accept either one EN-EL15 lithium-ion battery pack, or six standard AA cells.

 

In conclusion, thank god i didn’t purchase the Nikon 5100 as it is intended for amateur/intermediate level only. But with this beast, Nikon D7000 it’s a professional that almost compete with its bigger brother – Nikon D3S. Just look at the photo i have taken below without any training and reading the manual at all!

 

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