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Scene Recognition System utilizing 2,016-pixel RGB sensor and image sensor [NEW]

Scene Recognition System precisely reads the situation of the subject before shooting and delivers highly accurate auto control. It utilizes a newly developed 2,016-pixel RGB sensor to analyze brightness and color information of a scene and applies this to autofocus, auto exposure, i-TTL flash control and auto white balance for accurate control. Also, the D7000 detects up to 35 human faces utilizing image sensor when using face-priority AF during Live View and movie recording, and playback zoom of people's faces of still images.

AF system featuring 39 high-density focus points [NEW]

The D7000 incorporates Multi-CAM 4800DX autofocus sensor module. It detects and tracks the subject precisely with 39 focus points. Nine cross-type sensors cover the most frequently used center area to deliver higher subject-acquisition and focusing performance. There are selectable AF area modes according to the scene - single-point AF, dynamic-area AF (9 points, 21 points and 39 points), 3D-tracking and auto-area AF. You can also choose to shoot with 11 focus points. With Scene Recognition System that recognizes more detailed information utilizing finer-segment 2,016-pixel RGB sensor, the D7000 shows higher subject-tracking and subject-identification performance.

Selectable AF-area modes

-Single-point AF mode

Ideal for stationary subjects. Camera focuses on the subject at a selected focus point only.

-Dynamic-area AF mode

Suitable for capturing moving subjects. If the subject briefly leaves the selected focus point, the camera will focus based on information from surrounding points.

9 points: Suitable for when there is time to compose the photograph or for subjects that are moving predictably
21 points: Suitable for a randomly and unpredictably moving subject
39 points: Suitable for a fast-moving and predictably moving subject

-3D-tracking mode

Pursues your subject using all 39 focus points. Once focusing is achieved with a selected focus point, the focus point automatically changes to track the subject according to its movement while the shutter-release button is pressed halfway.

-Auto-area AF mode

The D7000 detects the main subject using all 39 focus points and automatically focuses on it. With a G- or D-type AF NIKKOR lens, the D7000 can distinguish foreground and background using "subject identification" of Scene Recognition System and detects a person's position by recognizing human skin tone for improved subject acquisition.

Note: Only the selected focus point is shown on actual images. Also, if you select focus points in a peripheral area of an image when [9 points] or [21 points] is chosen, the number of focus points actually used may be less than 9 or 21.

Auto exposure control

The 2,016-pixel RGB sensor detects highlights within a frame precisely. It calculates optimal exposure to deliver more accurate auto exposure control and i-TTL flash control.

Auto white balance

The D7000's intelligent auto white balance algorithm renders white as truly white even when shot under a wide range of light sources, including mercury vapor light. The D7000 analyzes color and brightness information of the scene before shooting utilizing Scene Recognition System, and detects the light source highly accurately by referencing its massive collection of in-camera shooting data. The D7000 also carries another auto white balance mode that maintains warm lighting ambience when you shoot under incandescent light.

Viewfinder employing glass pentaprism with approx. 100% frame coverage and approx. 0.94x* high-magnification

With approximately 100% frame coverage in the viewfinder, you see what the D7000's image sensor sees. The specially coated glass pentagonal prism offers not only a bright viewfinder image, but it also enables you to easily confirm a subject.

  • *50mm f/1.4 lens at infinity, -1.0 m-1
Finder display (Framing grid)

High-speed continuous shooting at approx. 6 fps, for up to approx. 100 shots — captures the decisive moment

The D7000 incorporates newly developed shutter, aperture and mirror driving mechanisms. Combining with higher image-processing speed, high-speed continuous shooting at approx. 6 fps*, for up to approx. 100 shots** is achieved. Start-up time is only approx. 0.13 s*** and release time lag is approx. 0.052 s***. All this gives you stress-free, comfortable shooting, helping you to capture the decisive moment.

  • *Average frame rate with an EN-EL15 battery, continuous-servo AF, manual or shutter-priority auto exposure, a shutter speed of 1/250 s or faster, other settings at default values, and memory remaining in memory buffer.
  • **With 8 GB SanDisk Extreme SDHC memory card, JPEG (image quality: NORMAL, image size: L) images.
  • ***Based on CIPA Guidelines.