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
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.