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Nikon D7000 Announced

I don’t usually impulse buy, but I just might have to for the new Nikon D7000. I shoot with the Nikon D70s (purchased in 2006) and it has been a great camera. There have been 2 versions released since (D80 and D90). Today, the 3rd successor has been announced, the D7000.

I won’t rehash all the specs here but read up on it at DPReview’s Nikon D7000 Preview.

I use my camera a fair bit so I always have the laundry list of features I would really like. My USB 1.0 is ridiculously slow (can take an hour to transfer trip pictures from the camera) to the point I use a card reader. I often shoot in dark environments and don’t like to use the flash so the ISO improvements would be huge. The frames per second is great for the sports shots as well. Biggest features I would really like to get out of it compared to my D70s (remember this is 3 versions back):

Feature Nikon D70s Nikon D7000
ISO Range 200 to 1600 100 to 25600
Megapixels 6MP 16MP
LCD 2inch with 120,000 pixels 3 inch with 920,000 pixels
Video None HD video recording (with auto-focus)
Live View None Yes
Frames per Second 3 6
USB 1.0 2.0
Memory Compact Flash dual SD card slots

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