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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Auto white balance

It’s almost as if someone at Nikon has read my article about creating an atmospheric white balance (AP 30 October) and decided to include two AWB settings in the D7000. The first is a standard AWB mode, which aims to neutralise any colour cast. The second AWB mode, which is found in the white balance settings in the main menu, is called ‘keep warm lighting colours. Logically, it ignores warm colour casts to help preserve a level of realism and atmosphere when shooting in warm sunlight or under tungsten lighting.

Having both of these automatic white balance options should really please the two photographic camps: those who prefer a clinically neutral white balance and those who prefer a hint of colour. In use, I found that both settings work well, providing the perfect solution regardless of which of the two camps you reside in.


  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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