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Nikon D7000


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£1,099.00

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

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.

  • White Balance: Auto with ‘keep warm lighting colours’ setting, six presets (with fine-tuning), five manual settings, plus Kelvin setting.
  • Dioptre Adjustment: -3 to +1 dioptre
  • Built-in Flash: Yes, GN 12m @ ISO 100
  • Memory Card: 2x SD, SDHC, SDXC
  • Shutter Type: Electronically controlled focal-plane
  • Viewfinder Type: Eye-level pentaprism single-lens reflex viewfinder
  • Output Size: 4928x3264 pixels
  • Field of View: Approx 100%
  • LCD: Fixed 3in TFT with 920,000 dots
  • AF Points: Single-point, 9, 21 or 39-point dynamic-area AF, 3D-tracking
  • Sensor: APS-C (DX format) CMOS sensor with 16.2 million effective pixels
  • White Balance Bracket: 2-3 frames, in 1, 2 or 3 steps
  • Weight: 780g (including battery and memory card)
  • Exposure Modes: PASM
  • Focal Length Mag: 1.5x
  • Max Flash Sync: 1/250
  • Power: Rechargeable Li-Ion battery (supplied)
  • Shutter Speeds: 30-1/8000sec in 1⁄3 steps plus B
  • File Format: Raw, JPEG, raw + JPEG simultaneously
  • Drive Mode: Single, continuous (Hi/Lo] 6fps for 100 JPEG images, 11 12-bit NEF images, 10 14-bit NEF and raw+ JPEG images
  • Lens Mount: Nikon F
  • Colour Space: Adobe RGB, sRGB
  • ISO: ISO 100-6400, expandable to ISO 25600
  • Focusing Modes: Manual, single-shot AF, continuous AF
  • DoF Preview: Yes
  • Dimensions: 132x105x77mm
  • Metering System: 2016-pixel RGB sensor with 3D Matrix Metering II , centreweighted, spot
  • Compression: 2-stage JPEG
  • Connectivity / Interface: USB 2.0 Hi-Speed/HDMI
  • Exposure Comp: ±5EV in 1⁄3 EV steps
  • RRP: £1,099.99 (body only)
  • Tested as: Enthusiast DSLR

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