New York (Vocus) September 15, 2010
B&H Photo will be one of the first retailers to stock the new Nikon D7000 Digital SLR camera designed to meet the needs of ardent photographers who demand outstanding performance, reliability, and unparalleled levels of control and versatility in a compact form factor. Nikon is also introducing two ground-breaking lenses.
According to Nikon, the D7000 is engineered as an ideal balance of durability and functionality. It features a host of new enhancements and updated technologies, which results in spectacular photos and gorgeous full HD (1080p) movies. The D7000 contains a new 16.2 megapixel CMOS sensor with an unprecedented level of low-light ability in a DX-format (APS-C) camera. This is a camera that delivers superior image quality with low noise. The camera’s native ISO range of 100-6400 affords the versatility to photograph in challenging lighting conditions.
The new Expeed 2 image processing engine powers the enhanced performance of the D7000 along with a new 39-point autofocus (AF) system and pioneering 2,016 pixel RGB 3D Matrix Metering System to deliver amazing image quality in a variety of shooting conditions.
The Nikon D7000 DSLR
The Expeed 2 image processing system engine combined with a 14-bit Analog/Digital conversion brings a new level of even tonal gradations while managing color, contrast, exposure, and noise resulting in brilliant image quality. Expeed 2 also manages the D7000’s speedy 50-millisecond shutter response, lightning-fast AF speed, and rapid six frame-per-second burst speed for up to 100 images.
The 39-point AF System includes nine center cross-type sensors that operate with more than 60 Nikkor lenses. The points in the new Multi-cam 4800DX AF module work together to provide superior subject acquisition and fast tracking capabilities, enabling photographers to grab a baseball player stealing a base or a flock of geese suddenly taking flight. In addition the shooter can activate dynamic or single point AF, which is configurable in combinations of 9, 21, or 39 or a 21-point ring to match a variety of shooting styles and situations. Photographers can initiate 3D tracking, which continuously follows moving subjects within the 39 AF points, highlighting the activated AF point in the viewfinder.
Exploiting Nikon’s Scene Recognition System, the camera analyzes subject information from a database containing more than 30,000 images to optimize focus, exposure, and white balance. To assist in creating amazing imagery, the system reads data from a breakthrough 2,016-pixel 3D color Matrix Meter RGB sensor that examines the scene’s brightness and color data, then optimizes the camera’s performance prior to the actual exposure.
Building upon the popular D90 DSLR, the Nikon D7000 affords full HD movies with full-time autofocus and manual exposure control. Users can engage a variety of AF functions, including face priority, to track up to 35 human faces, subject-tracking, and normal or wide-area autofocus. You can adjust the exposure on the fly while recording. There are variable frame rates and resolutions, and you can record 1080p at 24 fps or a web-friendly 720p at 24 or 30 fps for up to 20 minutes per clip. You can edit and trim video clips in the camera. For professional audio, you can use a wireless or hot shoe mounted microphone, with sound recorded via the stereo microphone input.
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Henry Posner, +1-212-239-7500 of B&H Photo-Video