After just over two years owning the D90, and with the launch of Nikon’s new D7000 (the D90′s somewhat successor) I decided to take the plunge and buy one. D7000 supplies are quite limited at the moment, so I snapped one up while I had the chance (and I’m now trying to sell my D90 to help pay for it!). Although the D90 is still a “current” model (i.e. you can still order it through Nikon), the D7000 is very much the D90 replacement. It shares many similar features, including the design, with most aspects improved in some way. Like much of the Nikon range, the D90 is starting to get a bit long in the tooth, and the time is right for this new camera to tempt both new users and upgrading users.
Today Nikon made more product announcements, including the long-awaited D90 replacement – the D7000! This camera looks absolutely AMAZING. It seems to be a big step up from the D90 in all areas. The only question is… how quickly can I come up with the money for one
Some key specs:
- 16.2 MegaPixel CMOS sensor
- EXPEED 2 processor
- ISO range of 100 – 25,600
- Full HD 1080/24p video recording (with autofocus!)
- 100% viewfinder coverage
- 39 focus points
- Magnesium alloy chassis (the optional battery grip is also Mg alloy and weather-sealed)
- 6 frames per second shooting speed
- Twin SD card slots
- Approx $1,199 USD (body only)
Check out the amazing video below, shot by Chase Jarvis on the new Full HD video mode with the D7000.