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Beneath the flash popup/mode button is a dedicated button for bracketing. You can set precisely what you want to bracket via the D7000's menu, but this button in collaboration with the twin control dials allows you to adjust how much and in what increments.

Next to this, on the camera's 'shoulder', is the receiver for the optional ML-L3 wireless infrared remote release.
Unlike the top-end D300S and full-frame D700/D3S/D3X, the D7000's AF mode switch does not have a dedicated position for 'C' - continuous AF. Instead, this can be set by pressing the small button at the center of the switch, and rotating the rear control dial.
A range of functions can be assigned to the D7000's Fn button, including amongst others, the electronic spirit level, grid line view, and one-touch NEF (RAW) recording.
This inconspicuous tab of black plastic is an Ai indexing tab, and is one of the small physical differences between the D7000 and D90 which distinguish the former as a definitively 'high-end' model. This tab allows aperture control with manual focus lenses of the Ai specification or later. Aperture data for up to 9 such lenses can be programmed into the D7000.
....and this little fella is a mechanical AF drive coupling, which means that unlike lower-end Nikon DSLRs, the D7000 can achieve AF with 'screw drive' AF-D and AF lenses that don't have their own in-built motors (not just AF-S and AF-I).
To the right of the D7000's removable rubber eyecup is a small knurled diopter adjustment ring.
Here you can see the view through the D7000's lens throat with the lens removed. The contacts ranged in a semi-circular arc just inside the throat carry AF, aperture and focal length information between camera and lens.
The D7000 features dual slots for SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards. If two cards are installed, it is possible to set the secondary card as overflow storage, backup, or to store exclusively a single file type (e.g. RAW or movie files).
Beneath rubber doors on the left of the D7000 (when viewed from the rear) are the A/V out, USB, HDMI, microphone and combined GPS/remote release sockets. The latter accepts the same MC DC2 remote as the D3100 (and D90).
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Hello all,

How to check shutters in D7000 ?

Michael 59

I recently upgraded or downgraded "depending on how you look at it" from the D3200 to the D7000. Although I lost MP, I gained a lot more features. My first D7000 had serious focus, back focus, and pixel issues. After contacting the seller and receiving another one, I finally had a good one and was very pleased. Years ago I had a D5100 which is said to have the same sensor as the D7000, but I find the D7000 images to look much better. I would recommend the D7000 to anyone serious about photography but not able or willing to spend too much money. Be sure you use a good prime lenses like a Nikkor 35mm f1.8 or the 50mm f1.8. Otherwise you will be wasting your time and/or money.

Bas Veerkamp

It took me a while to get juse to the d7000 the ergonomics are just fine only lighter body after my d200 which was outdated a long time ago on which i got
great foto's only the colors are very different from my old d200 which i liked a lot never thought about the 10 mp


Very subjective to speak to responsiveness as it depends greatly on the skill of the photographer, subject matter, time of day/night, etc. However, the Canon 60D and other Canon products are quick, but they have far less keepers as the AF module is not as accurate as the Nikon family of DSLR’s.


I think that this camera takes exceptional photos, I chose this model over the newer D3200 just for the additional photo taking features rather than the new user features. Kit lens is great for beginners and takes decent photos.

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As an upgrade to the D80 , the D7000 is a definite improvement , but build quality is still lacking , next to say, the D300S .

That being sad , the camera handles well ,even if the video function is still an option I scorn .

The main problem I have, is the slow flash sync speed with my SB 600 flashgun - a pathetic 1/60 sec .To utilise the full potential of the D7000 , I need to upgrade my flash gun - not easy when finances are tight .


You should be able to sync at up to 1/320 (FP mode) with your SB600.

Duncan Dimanche

You never tell us what ISO settings you shoot at in low light mode so how is that helpful ?

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