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Magnesium alloy employed for the body, and superior weather-resistant and anti-dust capabilities

In a compact size of approx. 132 (W) x 105 (H) x 77 (D) mm (5.2 x 4.1 x 3.0 in.), the D7000 employs light and rugged magnesium alloy for top and rear covers for high durability. Furthermore, connected parts and various points are securely sealed, achieving superior weather-resistant and dustprevention performance.

Double SD card slots, SDXC compatible [NEW]

The D7000 adopts double SD card slots, enabling you to select from options: "Overflow" recording lets you use the memory capacity of the secondary card when the primary card is full, automatically; "Backup" recording stores the same images on both cards; and "RAW primary, JPEG secondary" recording lets you record RAW data and JPEG data separately to each card. You can also copy images between the two memory cards. Furthermore, when shooting D-Movie clips, it allows you to select the slot according to the remaining capacity. Compatible with SDXC.

Memory card capacity

The following table shows the approximate number of pictures that can be stored on a 8 GB SanDisk Extreme SDHC card at different image quality and size settings.

Image quality
Image size
File size1
No. of images1
Buffer capacity2
NEF (RAW), Lossless compressed, 12-bit
15.5 MB
NEF (RAW), Lossless compressed, 14-bit
19.4 MB
NEF (RAW), Compressed, 12-bit
13.6 MB
NEF (RAW), Compressed, 14-bit
16.7 MB
JPEG fine3
7.8 MB
4.4 MB
2.0 MB
JPEG normal3
3.9 MB
2.2 MB
1.0 MB
JPEG basic3
2.0 MB
1.1 MB
0.5 MB
  1. All figures are approximate. File size varies with scene recorded.
  2. Maximum number of exposures that can be stored in memory buffer at ISO 100. Drops if Optimal quality is selected for JPEG compression or long exposure noise reduction is on.
  3. Figures assume JPEG compression is set to Size priority. Selecting Optimal quality increases the file size of JPEG images; number of images and buffer capacity drop accordingly.

Approved SD memory cards

SD memory cards
SDHC memory cards2
SDXC memory cards3
1 GB, 2 GB1
4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB
64 GB
4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB
4 GB, 6 GB, 8 GB, 12 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB
48 GB, 64 GB
Lexar Media
4 GB, 8 GB
Platinum II
4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB
4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB
  1. Check that any card readers or other devices with which the card will be used support 2 GB cards.
  2. Check that any card readers or other devices with which the card will be used are SDHC-compliant. The camera supports UHS-I.
  3. Check that any card readers or other devices with which the card will be used are SDXC-compliant. The camera supports UHS-I.

Extremely accurate, highly durable shutter unit proven by 150,000 cycles of shutter-release testing

The D7000 has a shutter speed range of 1/8,000 to 30 s, with a top flash synchronization speed of 1/250 s. The newly developed shutter unit, that has an equivalent performance to that of the D300S, is tested for 150,000 cycles with the shutter actually loaded to prove its high durability. Furthermore, it employs a self-diagnostic system to ensure precise exposure. This system accurately monitors how long the shutter curtain is open, and if a variance between the designated shutter speed and the actual shutter timing is detected, the camera will automatically maintain shutter speed precision by gradually shifting the timing of the rear curtain movement. If a large variance is detected, the monitor recognizes this as shutter failure and flashes an error message in the viewfinder.

Quiet shutter-release mode

You can reduce the sound of mirror-up and mirror-down during shooting by selecting "Q" on the release mode dial. This improved quiet shutter-release mode is a convenient function for scenes such as a school play or when shooting wildlife insects and sleeping child.

Lower energy consumption and newly developed Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL15 [NEW]

The D7000 achieves excellent low power consumption by adopting the new image-processing engine "EXPEED 2" and newly developed driving mechanisms. The Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL15 (supplied) allows you to shoot up to approx. 1,050 shots* per charge.

  • *Based on CIPA Standards.

Mode dial with improved usability

You can set frequently used options, for example, Picture Control, exposure compensation, etc. on user setting modes "U1" and "U2" on the mode dial, coaxially located with the release mode dial. Nineteen options of scene modes, such as silhouette, high key and low key that are selectable by setting the mode dial to SCENE, enable you to shoot more easily.

Selectable scene modes:

Easier-to-use Live View

The D7000 offers smooth switching from regular shooting to Live View shooting with the dedicated Live View switch. Large, easy-to-view 7.5 cm (3-in.) VGA wide-viewing-angle (170°), approx. 921k-dot TFT LCD monitor with reinforced glass realizes comfortable Live View shooting. The D7000 also allows contrast-detect AF. By selecting AF-F (full-time-servo AF), the camera automatically tracks the subject continuously even if it moves during Live View shooting. There are selectable AF-area modes according to the subject; face-priority AF, wide-area AF, normal-area AF and subject-tracking AF.

Virtual Horizon

You can display Virtual Horizon that enables instant confirmation of your camera's position relative to horizontal level. During Live View, the virtual horizon is superimposed on the monitor image. Also, a virtual horizon indicator is displayed in the viewfinder to show horizontal inclination of the camera.

Flicker reduction function

Flicker reduction function reduces the flicker effect that might occur under fluorescent or mercury vapor lighting while using Live View or D-Movie. You can select 50Hz or 60Hz, according to the local power frequency where you are shooting.

AF servo modes during Live View/movie recording

-Single-servo AF (AF-S)
Suitable for a stationary subject. Focus is locked when the shutter-release button is pressed halfway.
-Full-time-servo AF (AF-F)
Suitable for a moving subject. AF is activated and tracks the subject continuously, immediately after Live View or movie recording starts without pressing the shutter-release button halfway.

Note: Manual focusing is also available during Live View or movie recording.

AF-area modes during Live View/movie recording

Face-priority AF
Suitable for focusing on a human face such as for a commemorative photo. Up to 35 faces can be detected. When multiple faces are detected, the camera will focus on the subject recognized to be the closest. Alternatively, you can also choose a different subject with the multi selector.
Wide-area AF
Suitable for hand-held shooting such as landscape. AF area can be moved to the desired position within a frame.
Normal-area AF
Suitable for tripod shooting with pin-point focus such as close up. AF area can be moved to the desired position within a frame.
Subject-tracking AF
Suitable for a moving subject. After focusing is achieved with the OK button, AF area tracks the subject's movement.

Extensive playback functions and information display

Variety of playback functions

The D7000 gives you a variety of playback display options that take advantage of the large 7.5 cm (3-in.) monitor. The number of images displayed at any one time can be selected from 1, 4, 9 and 72, and calendar display arranges images in chronological order. You can also display a histogram of a magnified area of an image and check the focus using playback zoom of face.

Easy-to-view information display that enables easy setting changes

You can confirm shooting information and settings such as shutter speed, aperture, number of shots remaining and AF-area mode by pressing the [info] button. The color of characters can be selected according to lighting conditions, dark on light (black lettering) for bright locations or light on dark (white lettering) for dark locations and auto mode for automatic switching of lettering according to lighting conditions can also be set. Pressing the [info] button again when shooting information is displayed gives you direct access to the menu of the setting you would like to alter.

Dark on light
Light on dark
Quick settings display (example)
[info] button

Note: All indicators appear on the images above for demonstration purposes.

Nikon Integrated Dust Reduction System that includes Image Sensor Cleaning function

The D7000 employs Nikon's Integrated Dust Reduction System, which includes the Image Sensor Cleaning function that vibrates the optical low-pass filter with four different resonant frequencies to reduce dust. It prevents unwanted spots from appearing on your images. This function can be set to operate automatically when the camera is turned on or off, or to manual.

Image Sensor Cleaning