Nikon is raising the bar for DSLR video
Nikon has announced another new gem in the video-capable DSLR with the new D7000.
When I reviewed the D3100 I predicted more was on the way and Nikon has delivered! Due to ship in October, the D7000 adds the controls and pro lens capabilities the D3100 was lacking. At $1199 this looks like just the tool to put in modern photojournalists bags.
This mid-level model is the second Nikon to have full high definition (1920 x 1080 pixels) recording capabilities and active auto focus during video recording — something Canon doesn’ yet offer.
Here’s a rundown of Nikon’s latest:
- 16.2 megapixel DX format CMOS sensor for sharp images and great prints
- 3-inch monitor screen
- Full HD (1920 x 1080) video recording with active auto focus
- Up to 6 frames per second in sweeping 100 image blasts
- 39 point auto focus
- ISO sensitivity from 100 – 6400 expands up to ISO 25,600 equivalent (Hi2)
- Dual SD card slots for longer shooting or splitting RAW, jpeg, and movie files
- 100% viewfinder view
- Lots of regular Nikon features included like: Image processing, In-camera editing, pop-up flash, etc. Continue reading