With its 16.2-million-pixel CMOS sensor, Full 1080p HD video capture and a 2,016-point metering system Nikon’s latest enthusiast DSLR hints at what is to come in its professional DSLRs. Richard Sibley tests the Nikon D7000

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The competition

Image: Canon EOS 60D

When we tested the Canon EOS 60D we were very impressed with its 18-million-pixel sensor, colour rendition and improved handling. However, the polycarbonate body is a slight compromise compared to the magnesium-alloy body of the Nikon D7000. On the other hand, the EOS 60D is the cheaper of the two cameras, making it good value for money.



Image: Pentax K-5

The Pentax K-5 has a very similar specification to the Nikon D7000. It has a 16.3-million-pixel sensor, with a magnesium-alloy, weatherproofed body and a maximum sensitivity of ISO 51,200. With the Pentax K-5 being around the same price as the Nikon D7000, it could prove a good alternative to those who aren’t tied to the Nikon system.

  1. 1. Introduction
  2. 2. Features
  3. 3. Auto white balance
  4. 4. Build and handling
  5. 5. White balance and colour
  6. 6. Metering
  7. 7. Autofocus
  8. 8. Resolution, noise and sensitivity
  9. 9. Dynamic range
  10. 10. Viewfinder, live view, LCD and video
  11. 11. The competition
  12. 12. Our verdict
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  • Lelly

    Resolution charts: These images show 72ppi (100% on a computer screen) sections of images of a resolution chart, captured using a Sigma 105mm f/2.8 lens.

    So why would you not use a Pentax Lens on a Pentax Camera? I would expect that Using Canon glass on Canon bodies and Nikon lenses on Nikon bodies would be normal.

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