Recall and operation of the Nikon D7000 camera

Recall and operation of the Nikon D7000 camera
Recall and operation of the Nikon D7000 camera

The best camera in this price category! When the baby was born, it was decided to replace the old man Panasonic DMC-5LZ to buy something more interesting. The agony of choice lasted 2 months.

The choice was made of DSLRs - drops, as it turned out to be unaffordable in a full frame. After studying the issue, I was surprised that there are only three manufacturers on the market: Nikon, Canon and Sony. After reading and reviewing mountains of reviews, reviews and photos, I stopped at three models: the D5200 and D7000 from NIKON, as well as the D650 from Canon. But somehow it turned out that Canon fell away by itself. And the choice came from D5200 and D7000.

In the D5200, I was satisfied with: a rotary screen, a more recent model.

In the D7000: the auto focus module from the older model has a guaranteed shutter life of 150,000 shots, dust-moisture protection, a larger case, the presence of a screwdriver.

On many websites it was written that this camera model can only be bought by amateur photographers with experience who already know how to work with it. I did not refer myself to this segment and it tormented my soul, stopping me from buying this model. In the end, I took a chance and bought a Nikon D7000 18-105 VR, which I do not regret. When my joy arrived, there was no limit to my delight. In the hand, the camera lies like a cast (the size of the camera affects). The first pictures pleased, in the automatic mode everything is just excellent. But a lot of buttons and switches are really baffling. And then the instruction comes to the rescue. I spent two evenings reading the instructions, but it became more or less clear what to turn and where to press. Two scroll wheels are very convenient to use. You can set the aperture first, and the shutter speed second, and you don't have to constantly climb into the menu. In general, on the D7000, most functions are set without entering the main menu, which saves a lot of time (and it is very expensive when photographing) to catch the moment. The main thing is to understand all the symbols on the buttons and then there is no confusion. The manufacturer has arranged them all very well, and with the appropriate skill, you can set all the parameters without looking up from the eyepiece (since everything is duplicated there). The eyepiece has 95% frame coverage, which allows you to see the frame almost the same as it will turn out in the end. The device is equipped with a built-in flash, which is better to forget about. Its power is not great and it only spoils the photo. Therefore, be prepared for the fact that now you will have to buy various accessories for your pet: a flash, a tripod, lenses in order to grow.

The workmanship is super. Everything is neatly done, nothing is backlash, the gaps are even. and the quality of plastic is good. The D7000 boasts excellent photo quality and fast focusing. The battery is huge in its capacity and is designed for 1000 images, which allows you not to buy a spare battery. The camera settings menu is very wide and full of various settings. I was extremely pleased with the function of fine-tuning auto focus, which came in handy when buying 50mm 1.8G. The lens got caught with a back focus and only she helped fix this blemish. I will not be original and I will say right away that it is better to buy a bag for your pet right away, so that it does not lie around anywhere, and all accessories are stored with it.

For the entire period of operation (1 year), there were no complaints about the camera, both in terms of shooting quality and manufacturing quality. Apparently it's not for nothing that the D7000 has been produced for so many years. If you want to grow as a photographer, then take the D7000 even as your first camera no matter what and you will definitely not regret it.


If I'm not mistaken, at the moment the model is no longer available, but the hand does not rise to write "outdated", because, I repeat, the device does its job very well, has excellent characteristics and gives excellent results. Although the result, in my opinion, mostly depends not on the camera, but on the hands and the lens. What do advanced cameras give in general that a simpler model cannot? Professional cameras, first of all, are distinguished by a larger matrix of the FX format, they are faster (for shooting in series), they have advanced autofocus - the fastest and most accurate, a more powerful processor, a durable shutter designed for more shots, a dust-proof housing, and they are usually equipped with expensive lenses. At the same time, they are much larger in size and, accordingly, heavier. Of all the above, the D7000 inherited a lot from the "older" models: the body, processor, autofocus, shutter, "rate of fire" - all at a very high level. But the cropped matrix DX excludes it from the "top league", making it simply an advanced device capable of coping with fairly complex creative tasks. Does it make sense for a beginner to buy an advanced model right away, or should you start with a budget camera? In my opinion, there are for those who want to reach a higher level (I mean the ability to photograph), otherwise there is no point in overpaying. Good pictures can be taken with entry-level budget models, and mode A (auto) can disappoint on an advanced camera. Only starting to understand photography, you can understand what you lack in the camera. I want to say that the picture quality can be raised with a good interchangeable lens. In my opinion, only if you have cool lenses, you need to think about changing the camera. I really liked the ergonomics of the D7000, since my hand is large and small entry-level cameras were not comfortable to hold (and their plastic body was not impressive at all). Another thing is the Nikon D7000, its body is made very soundly of high-quality material, emphasizing the level of this device. The case of the D7000 outwardly and to the touch definitely beat competitors in its price category - Canon and Sony. Although the Canon 60d (I also considered it when choosing a camera) fell into my hand even better. Her camera grip protrusion was deeper, which provided a more comfortable and reliable grip. But Canon, in principle, I preferred Nikon, based on the quality of the photos taken by the camera (I looked through them a lot when choosing a device for myself). Not even the qualities, but my perception of them. In general, there is a lot of controversy on the Internet about the "confrontation" of these brands, I don't want to go into it. I settled on Nikon, considering his pictures to be more artistic, whereas Canon gives a more "reportage" picture, although this is very conditional, and it is probably incorrect to divide it like this, because different lenses on the same camera will also give a different picture, plus Photoshop gives unlimited opportunities to get any image. We will not go into it, this is my personal conclusion, so to speak, the "dry residue" of the work done on viewing photos from different models. By the way, many professional photographers use cameras of these two brands at the same time. I was also looking at Sony. And yet Nikon!

As for the quality of the photos. This is a matter of technique, but the lens plays an important role here. The regular 18-105 mm is quite good as a universal (for traveling, for example). But it is a little dark, that is, it requires good lighting. I was a little disappointed in him at first, because the pictures turned out to be "not very good" indoors, to put it mildly, and quite good outdoors with good lighting. But the camera really "opened up" when I bought a Nikkor AF 50 mm F1.4 - a high-power lens with a constant focal length of 50 mm (it does not zoom in, such lenses are called fixes) with a maximum aperture of 1.4! Now I shoot them almost always and the quality of the pictures is amazing, especially the close-up portrait. This glass gives good sharpness, colorfulness and of course bokeh - a perfectly blurred background. Therefore, I recommend considering buying this camera paired with a good lens. You will not regret it, the result will be much better than in the standard configuration. But to begin with, 18-105 mm is quite a decent and high-quality lens. There is a complete set with an 18-55 mm lens. In my opinion, 18-105 mm is better. Given the soaring prices for new equipment, the D7000 is a great option. If it is possible to take the D7100 or even the D7200, take it, do not hesitate, but for whom it is still too much - I recommend the D7000! I would now take only the "carcass", and pick up the lenses separately. For example, 80-200 mm and 50 mm (or better 24-70 mm, the budget is only wow!).

Good luck in choosing, I hope I didn't tire you and was useful to you.


The best camera in terms of price-quality ratio. It was bought for a hobby, now it helps to earn a little.

We purchased this camera in 2012. In Belarus at that time it cost $ 1,350, at the moment the price ranges from $ 850 to $ 950. Included was an 18-105mm zoom lens and a charger. Despite the fact that the device was purchased for home use, a lot of information was shoveled. The decisive factor was that the camera was essentially a more developed version of the D90 model, but at the same time it surpassed the D3100 in some technical characteristics, although the 3100 was higher in class.

What can I say about these very technical characteristics. The camera is incomplete, the body is partially metal, the number of matrix points is 16.2 MP, the maximum photo resolution is 4928x3264, the weight is 780 g. In general, this information can be found on any website for the sale of equipment, and my husband rather bothered with these things when buying, for me the camera was a dark forest, and a year after the purchase I took pictures on the machine and did not bother at all. The camera was a tool for "taking pictures of cats, grass, flowers." A convenient, I must say, tool - even on the machine it was shot well. Plus, the camera was lying comfortably in my hand, and later, when I "got off" the automatic mode, I noticed a very convenient location of the buttons.

Let's just say that my user level when buying a camera is not even a "kettle", but a "boiler". I didn't know anything. I clicked the button on automatic setup, from time to time turning to knowledgeable people with questions like "what does this button do?". Knowledgeable people answered the question with a question: "Girl, why did you buy a semi-professional camera if you can't use it and don't want to? There were no soap dishes in the store?" And somehow I felt ashamed, or something. I started reading, studying, trying. Two years later, I moved from animals and flowers to people, and from hobbies to work for fun and for money (recently). And I came to the conclusion - if you just need to "click cats" - really, it's better to buy a soap dish.

The advantages of the camera for me at the moment are a capacious battery. When I was filming weddings from morning until late at night, I appreciated this property one hundred percent. Two memory card slots are incredibly helpful when you shoot a lot (I shoot in RAW). User modes U1 and U2, which allow you to switch to the settings you created earlier in a second - it is very convenient to have such settings, one mode is "sharpened" for moving objects, so if you need to remove, for example, a running child, then by simply turning the wheel you can switch to the desired mode without wasting time on setting.cameras. I was also pleased with the speed of the D7000, well, the speed of serial shooting of 6 frames per second - for me it's just gorgeous. When shooting, the D7000 gives just great colors with amazing detail of the picture, which I personally felt especially after buying a fixed 50mm lens. The absence of noticeable noise in the dark areas of the frame when shooting with a high ISO value is also an undoubted plus. And another important thing for me that pleases me in the D7000 is that a separate button has been made to control autofocus. This is convenient because I like to shoot buttercups with manual focus. There is an AF/M lever under the lens removal button. And there is a button on the lever itself, it is not marked in any way, by pressing this button you can control autofocus modes using the control wheels under your right hand. And of course, this camera has just a gorgeous display, the same as on the D90 and D700.

There are no disadvantages for me. Unless the weight is too heavy. If you take off a little, there are no inconveniences, but if you run around in the heat / cold for several hours, your hands ache a little.

For those who plan to take photos more or less seriously, and not get a toy in the face of the camera, I recommend buying:

1. A photo bag or photo backpack. I have both, for different occasions.

2. An additional memory card. In addition to the fact that the card can fill up, you need to have a spare one in case of damage to the main one.

3. LENSPEN. This is a special thing for cleaning optics, it looks like a pencil. An indispensable thing if you don't have a light filter.

4. Actually, the light filter. Protective glass for the lens. They say it's better to buy expensive, but for me it's better cheap than none. I have Kenko filters.

5. Tripod. In general, you can not take it right away, but when working with a long shutter speed and when shooting panoramas, the thing is irreplaceable.

6. External flash. Sooooo necessary thing. It is needed in any case, even if it is inexpensive. I also didn't bother and bought a Chinese Yongnuo YN-568 EX SPEEDLITE - so far it shows itself only on the positive side.

7. Good fixed lens. What for? Take a 50 mm fix and put on the same 50 mm zoom. Make several identical frames, and then compare their quality. Fix will always be better. Both in sharpness and its depth, and in contrast, light, detail. I myself realized the necessity of the fix only through comparison.


Today I want to tell you about my camera: Nikon d7000, I bought this device in February 2014 with a standard Nikkor 18-105mm lens, it was bought at [link] for about 36 thousand rubles. This device has replaced the Sony alpha a390.

The kit included: A strap. Instructions that you need to read if you are going to shoot not only in auto mode. Lens hood, caps, well, that's understandable.

Why did I choose this particular camera model? And here's why:

My friend had a camera, namely a Nikon D90, very often on walks we photographed both ourselves and nature. I had to use this device, it is very easy to handle, it seemed heavy at first compared to my Sony, but the build quality, the case, the glass - everything is completely different. The quality of the resulting image, color rendering and numerous possibilities are just heaven and earth, when used correctly.

And now let's talk directly about the D7000 model - this is the older brother of the D90.

In many ways an improvement, for example:

The camera matrix is slightly better
A lot of settings that are not in the D90
Viewfinder field of view
There is an excerpt of 1\8000
ISO up to 6400 expandable, but better not (a lot of noise)
Shooting speed
Large battery capacity

This camera has everything you need, it's probably the best crop from Nikon. Good color reproduction (but in the dark it is better not to shoot people or shoot only in NEF). A very good dynamic range, the sharpness of the picture (of course, it still depends on the glass you use), a lot of settings that will help you make great shots.

My advice: Do not shoot in Auto mode (although it is not bad), but if you buy a more advanced camera, then you need to study the instructions and learn to shoot at least in such modes as: P, S, A, then you can switch to M mode (fully manual mode. You choose the shutter speed and aperture yourself) and you will get great shots. The main thing is to want and you will certainly succeed, well, it's over yet practice, practice and practice.

If you don't want to think and delve into it, it's better to buy something cheaper and simpler

It's also a good idea to learn post-processing and shoot in the RAV format so that you can pull out an almost dead photo.

My purchases for this device:

- My second lens is the Nikkor 50mm 1.8, a wonderful high-power lens for portraits, both outdoors and indoors

- Polarizing light filter for the Nikkor 18-105mm lens, I use this lens as a staff member, mainly for landscape.

- Remote control, for photographing in the dark (starry sky)


This device is suitable for those who want to develop in the field of photography, and not shoot in AUTO mode. This is the best value for money. An apparatus that reveals itself in creativity together with you. I am sure that with the right treatment, he will become your best friend!!

Good luck with your pictures!


A very good camera, but you need to get used to it. In general, it is stated that the camera is semi-professional and made it with very ambiguous settings. For example, it's not very convenient for me to shoot a video. While I figured out that he shoots the video only on certain settings, and on other videos it is interrupted after 20 seconds, I spent a lot of nerves for myself! You must understand, I am not a professional and I do not earn money from video and photography. The charge holds normally. If you take photos in the highest quality, for example, for 4 hours, then the battery will last quietly for 3-4 days. But this is not accurate.


Hello, everyone. If you read reviews about this camera, then most likely you have grown out of soap dishes and entry-level mirrors and want something more. So it was with me. I'll tell you about my path to the Nikon D7000 camera.

It all started a long time ago...I've never had a digital camera, all I had was an old film soap dish. You understand - it's about nothing - you need to take everything off the first time, without fingers in the frame and not cut anyone. What kind of landscapes and bugs are here - you need to save shots...

Then I was presented with a digital camera with an optical zoom Samsung WB100. And there was no limit to my joy. It was a small happiness outwardly of an impressive size and somewhat resembling a professional camera. And that's when I began to feel like a photographer (funny, fear like). You walk around with a big bag, take out a camera with an important face from it and let's shoot everything in the Laughing out loud auto mode. Yes, yes...Otherwise, I just couldn't. I took pictures like this for a year, until it hit me that I wanted a DSLR camera. Previously, a mirror was considered a luxury for me, and my God, spending 15-20 thousand rubles on "this" - on a toy in inept hands...this is nonsense, well, at least that's what I thought Smile, but in the end I bought a Nikon d3100 with an 18-55 lens. If I jumped from Samsung to the sky with joy, then you can imagine what I felt from the D3100...Laughing out loud Why I chose this particular camera - the answer, the price. Cheap and angry. A mirror, yes. Removes - yes. Change of optics - yes. That's all the reasons for choosing this model. The choice of the company is another matter. I won't say anything bad about the brands of SLR cameras, but I haven't even considered Canon. At that time, it was difficult for me to explain why, but now I can say in scientific language one of the main reasons is that the color rendering is not the same - I am a lover of bright photos and juiciness in everything, Canon does not give me this. I read a lot of forums about photo brands and not a single Canon photo hooked me anywhere and I chose Nikon. And I have never regretted it. Although...there was one moment - everything again rested on the money - the same lens on Nikon is more expensive than on the same Canon. Speaking of lenses. I've been shooting D3100 for about 3 years. I was shooting purely for myself. I took pictures with a whale lens. But one day I realized that the kitovik would not give me everything I wanted and decided to put it aside as a regular lens, for a reserve, so to speak. My choice fell on the Nikkor 50mm 1.8g lens. Since it has excellent color reproduction, it gives excellent bokeh, it is light-carrying and it is fixed. Everyone who is engaged in photography must have a high-speed fix. I chose one for myself. But then I became seriously interested in photography. I shot in the selection mode of everything - shutter speed, aperture, iso, bb and so on. And that's why I started shooting - not immediately, of course, everything is gradual. I bought myself a 70-300 TV set and everything began to develop. My hobby has gone in the right direction. I want to say right away, I shot almost for nothing, since money was not in the foreground, I just wanted to study and shoot. And everything was going well.

But how did I come to D7000. Too long. The thing is that my previous camera belongs to entry-level SLR cameras, which means:

the descent is slow, misses in focus a weak matrix (small resolution) buttons are inconveniently located
there is no screen, one scroll wheel, the battery is weak (this can be solved with the purchase of a battery pack)

So I started thinking about changing the camera carcass. And I came to D7000.

Why D7000? Yes, because:

Color rendering
matrix resolution 16.2 pixels
2 slots for memory cards (SD cards) - the second slot can be used after the overflow of the first card or store backups of the photos taken in a different format
descent up to 6 frames per second
the maximum number of focus points is 39 (this is after 11! here's a huge plus)
there is a motor with which autofocus works on all nikon (F) lenses
with a crop factor of 1.5, which is almost standard on cameras of this level.
the speed of shooting at an altitude of 3100 cannot be compared
despite the large weight of this baby, it is convenient to hold in your hand, and this is not a little important, since the camera should be an extension of the photographer's hand
2 scroll wheels (quick adjustment of aperture and shutter speed) and 2 wheels with functions. A bunch of buttons, thanks to which everything is configured in flight
There are two modes u1 and u2. Where you can save your settings and use them further.

I will not delve into more serious technical characteristics, and there is no need for it - all this can be found on the nikon website in the technical characteristics of the camera.

I'll say something else about this camera. It is very heavy in weight. About 650 grams. And now add to this various lenses with different weights (for example, a 70-300 TV set) and plus a battery pack... I think it's clear that it's very expensive to wear.

Well, now, I'll show you some photos with this camera.

Nikon D3100 18-55 vr Nikkor 50 mm Samsung WB100 Tripod.


In nature, the Nikon D7000 is always with me (examples of photos taken with a whale lens of 18-105 mm). Or about how I bought my first DSLR. How not to buy, and what not to be afraid of!

It took me a long time to choose my first DSLR. I chose among the drops, because I can't afford cameras with full-size matrices yet. I must say right away, I'm not a canonist or a nikon player, I don't care, so I was looking at all the entry-level mirrors. The choice was between Nikon D90 and Canon EOS D60. But when I found out about the Nikon D7000 that it is an improved model of the Nikon D90, I decided to take it!

Before buying, of course, I read a lot of literature: how to choose a camera, how to check, test, adjust, calibrate, focus… My brain was boiling. Well, I don't have a photographer friend who you can hook up with you to the store and choose a camera for yourself under his strict guidance! I had everything ready for the purchase: money - of course, the targets for checking autofocus and lens sharpness were printed out, the tripod and remote control were bought, the algorithm for checking for broken and hot pixels in my head, and so on and so on, but there was no confidence. I have read all sorts of horror stories about the marriage of so-and-so in these cameras, about the fact that you will never see some kind of breakdown yourself, and only the largest specialist from Japan, Nikon, will be able to notice the malfunction. I've seen enough of all sorts of stupid reviews, one has a lid that opens, another has a rubber band that comes off, well, the third one is creaking and playing something there. And after all this, I didn't want to buy a camera on my own at all!

In the end, it turned out as always simple. I took the money and went to the city. I decided to go through the photo shops again, ask around, twist the camera in my hands again, listen to the wisest stupid sayings of the sales consultant, and ... once again not to buy my dream! I taxied on the way to my brother, had a few drinks, I told him about my desire. My brother called me a crazy photographer. After that, we opened the laptop, chose the store where this camera is the cheapest. And rushed there! The seller took it out to us, took a couple of pictures, examined for chips and scratches on the case and lens, checked the warranty card (important!) and that's it! Guys, in no case do I urge you to buy expensive equipment like this! This is just my special case. And if you know an experienced photographer, drag him to the store, or read the literature and check it yourself on the counter. Then, at home, in a calm atmosphere, I completely checked my Nikon. The only thing was the presence of a back focus, which I corrected in fine tuning. Lucky!

In general, the Nikon D7000 was bought by me a year ago at the Yulmart store, complete with an 18-105 mm lens for 36,000 money. Immediately, if you take such a camera, buy a photo bag or a photo backpack for ease of wearing and safety. There are a lot of functions and a lot of useful settings for this camera, which makes no sense to describe, everything is on the Internet.

That's what I particularly like. There are two modes U1 and U2, which can be programmed and quickly switched to them.

Very convenient. You can make your own menu, add there only those settings that you often use and do not constantly look for them in the general mass. And also, the fact that it is possible to install two flash drives. There was a real case when I shot interesting shots, one flash drive glitched, and the second pictures were preserved.

I am delighted with the camera. The control buttons are convenient to use. Frost -25, the flight is normal. Only after shooting in the cold, do not immediately get the camera out of the bag in a warm room! Personally, before I go home, I pull out the battery and flash drives, and the camera is in the bag all night. The camera was falling in the snow, but since the case was cold, I quickly fanned it with a brush and everything is fine. Nothing creaks, no backlash. Powerful battery. The built-in flash is a little weak, it's better to buy an external one. The pictures in the room are clear. There are plans to buy some kind of telephoto lens and a makrik. If I eventually take a fullframe, then I will not get rid of this camera!

Who is looking closely at this camera, take it! Reliable machine. Do not listen to those who say that it is too difficult for a beginner. So what, that's a little complicated. You'll figure it out, not an alien ship! Read the instructions, read the forums, communicate and take more pictures. Do not pay attention to the gloomy whiners with their moralizing. Then, when you switch to a full-size matrix in the future, you will already be experienced users, and you will not buy as carelessly as I Smile. Be sure to check the camera! The only thing is not to be afraid that suddenly over time something will break or turn out to be faulty. Bring it to the service. Technique is technique.


We bought a Nikon D7000 for work, to shoot photos for the site. First impression, great camera, now the photos will be cool. Yes, the pictures are cool, but before you set it up, I went to read about it and the settings, and review a bunch of videos. Plus, you can also set up the light, so it took a lot of work. As a result, everything was set up and now more or less excellent photos are obtained.


The Nikon D7000 is a great workhorse. I bought this model in July 2011. The mileage is 2 years. An excellent device for your money. The best in price / quality in the line of semi-professionals. I am pleased with the excellent large LCD screen, an additional information screen and the presence of a screwdriver (the last 2 points are the main difference from the good, but slightly simpler Nikon from the d3000 and d5000 series).

A carcass was bought, a DX zoom of 16-85 mm and a fix of 35 mm were immediately purchased for it. Both of these lenses give quite a decent picture, even in low light conditions. The ISO range pleases.

Subsequently, experiments were carried out with manual helios and Jupiter (an adapter to a Nikon bayonet with a lens for infinity) . The picture is unusual, very sharp (with proper guidance) and interesting

It works perfectly paired with the SB-900 puffer. The picture in the room is simply amazing. Excellent synchronization with the built-in flash in the light trap mode.

He behaves great in the studio. Workable to the point of horror. The reportage for the d7000 is a trivial matter, the serial shooting is carried out with a bang.

A huge plus is a powerful accum. In the mode of continuous reportage shooting, I worked from 9 am to 11 pm.

I love my Nikon.