Packing high-end image technologies into a surprisingly portable body, the D7000 marks a new era in creative flexibility. Sturdy enough to travel anywhere and powerful enough to handle any situation, its range of advanced features will satisfy any photographer ready to further their skills. If photography is your passion, this is the D-SLR you need.
16.2 megapixel DX-format CMOS image sensor delivers lifelike images with vivid colors, reduced noise and smooth tonal gradations.
High ISO (100-6400) light sensitivity - manually extendable up to 25600 using the Hi2 setting. Enables faster shutter speeds for finely detailed images with minimal noise when you shoot fast-moving subjects or take pictures in low light. Features an Auto ISO setting.
EXPEED 2 image processing engine: optimizes the camera's technologies for superior performance and maximum image quality, all while consuming minimal energy.
Durable design: boasts tough, yet light, magnesium alloy top and rear covers, and environmentally-sealed joints that protect the camera from dust and moisture.
100% viewfinder coverage with approx. 0.94x magnification for precise composition.
Durable shutter unit tested to 150,000 cycles. Delivers precise shutter control and exceptional reliability with a shutter speed of up to 1/8000s, and flash synchronization at up to 1/250s.
Twin SD memory card slots: for enhanced shooting flexibility. Use the second card when the first is full, or record stills on one and movies on another. SDXC compatible.
Razor-sharp 39-point Autofocus system with nine cross-type sensors in the center. Offers fast and precise autofocus coverage across the frame. Four AF-area modes, including 3D-tracking AF, deliver sharp results, whether your subject is off-center, moving fast or completely unpredictable.
2,016 pixel RGB metering sensor delivers highly accurate metering for exact exposures and provides precise data to the camera's Scene Recognition System, which optimizes exposure, autofocus and white balance immediately before the shutter is released for sharply defined images.
6 fps continuous shooting: capture fast-moving action at six frames per second.
Quick response: boasts a near-instant start-up time and approx. 0.052-second shutter-release time lag.
D-Movie – full HD (1920 x 1080) movie clips: a dedicated record button lets you capture beautiful high-definition (HD) movie clips instantly. AF-F mode keeps everything in focus while you are shooting and the camera supports use of an external microphone so you can record in quality stereo sound. Simple editing functions let you make edits of your clips in-camera.
Large 7.5 cm (3-in.), 920k-dot, high-resolution LCD monitor with reinforced glass makes it easy to view essential camera information, and a pleasure to review and edit your photos and movies.
Single-lens reflex digital camera
Nikon F mount (with AF coupling and AF contacts)
Effective angle of view
Approx. 1.5 × lens focal length (Nikon DX format)
23.6 x 15.6 mm CMOS sensor; total pixels: 16.9 million
Image Sensor Cleaning, Image Dust Off reference data (optional Capture NX 2 software required)
Image size (pixels)
4,928 × 3,264 [L], 3,696 × 2,448 [M], 2,464 × 1,632 [S]
Storage file formats
NEF (RAW): 12 or 14 bit, lossless compressed or compressed. JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx. 1:4), normal (approx. 1:8) or basic (approx. 1:16) compression (Size priority); Optimal quality compression available. NEF (RAW) + JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats
Picture Control System
Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape; selected Picture Control can be modified; storage for custom Picture Controls
SD (Secure Digital), SDHC and SDXC memory cards
Dual card slot
Slot 2 can be used for overflow or backup storage or for separate storage of copies created using NEF+JPEG; pictures can be copied between cards
DCF (Design Rule for Camera File System) 2.0, DPOF (Digital Print Order Format), Exif 2.3 (Exchangeable Image File Format for Digital Still Cameras), PictBridge
Eye-level pentaprism single-lens reflex viewfinder
Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical
Approx. 0.94 x (50mm f/1.4 lens at infinity, -1.0 m-1)
19.5 mm (-1.0 m-1)
-3 to +1 m-1
Type B BriteView Clear Matte screen Mark II with AF area brackets (framing grid can be displayed)
Pressing depth-of-field preview button stops lens aperture down to value selected by user (A and M modes) or by camera (other modes)
Instant return, electronically controlled
DX NIKKOR: All functions supported. Type G or D AF NIKKOR: All functions supported (PC Micro-NIKKOR does not support some functions); IX NIKKOR lenses not supported. Other AF NIKKOR: All functions supported except 3D color matrix metering II; lenses for F3AF not supported. AI-P NIKKOR: All functions supported except 3D color matrix metering II. Non-CPU: Can be used in modes A and M; color matrix metering and aperture value display supported if user provides lens data (AI lenses only); electronic rangefinder can be used if maximum aperture is f/5.6 or faster
Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter
1/8,000 to 30 s in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV, bulb, time (requires optional Remote Control ML-L3), X250
Flash sync speed
X = 1/250 s; synchronizes with shutter at 1/320 s or slower (flash range drops at speeds between 1/250 and 1/320 s)
S (single frame), CL (continuous low speed), CH (continuous high speed), Q (quiet shutterrelease), (self-timer), (remote control), MUP (mirror up)
Frame advance rate
1 to 5 fps (CL) or 6 fps (CH) (CIPA guidelines)
2 s, 5 s, 10 s, 20 s; 1–9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2, or 3 s
Delayed remote, quick-response remote, remote mirror-up
TTL exposure metering using 2,016-pixel RGB sensor
Matrix: 3D color matrix metering II (type G and D lenses); color matrix metering II (other CPU lenses); color matrix metering available with non-CPU lenses if user provides lens data. Center-weighted: Weight of 75% given to 8 mm circle in center of frame; diameter of circle can be changed to 6, 10 or 13 mm, or weighting can be based on average of entire frame (fixed at 8-mm when non-CPU lens is used). Spot: Meters 3.5 mm circle (about 2.5 % of frame) centered on selected focus point (on center focus point when non-CPU lens is used)
Metering range (ISO 100, f/1.4 lens, 20 °C/68 °F)
Matrix or center-weighted metering: 0 to 20 EV. Spot metering: 2 to 20 EV (ISO 100 equivalent, f/1.4 lens, 20°C/68°F)
Exposure meter coupling
Combined CPU and AI
Auto (auto; auto (flash off)), Scene (Portrait, Landscape, Child, Sports, Close up, Night portrait, Night landscape, Party/indoor, Beach/snow, Sunset, Dusk/dawn, Pet portrait, Candlelight, Blossom, Autumn colors, Food, Silhouette, High key, Low key), programmed auto with flexible program (P), shutter-priority auto (S), aperture-priority auto (A), manual (M), U1 (user settings 1), U2 (user settings 2)
-5 to +5 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV
2 to 3 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 or 1 EV
Luminosity locked at detected value with AE-L/AF-L button
ISO 100 to 6400 in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV; can also be set to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, 1 or 2 EV (ISO 25600 equivalent) above ISO 6400; auto ISO sensitivity control available (Recommended Exposure Index)
Auto, Extra high, High, Normal, Low or Off
2 frames using selected value for one frame or 3 frames using preset values for all frames
Nikon Multi-CAM 4800DX autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection, finetuning, 39 focus points (including 9 cross-type sensors), and AF-assist illuminator (range approx. 0.5 to 3 m/1 ft. 8 in. to 9 ft. 10 in.)
-1 to +19 EV (ISO 100 equivalent, 20°C /68°F)
Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); continuous-servo AF (AF-C); auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A); predictive focus tracking activated automatically according to subject status. Manual focus (M): Electronic rangefinder can be used
Can be selected from 39 or 11 focus points
Single-point AF; 9-, 21- or 39-point dynamic-area AF, 3D-tracking, auto-area AF
Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (Single-servo AF) or by pressing AE-L/AF-L button
Auto flash with auto pop-up. Manual pop-up with button release
Approx. 39 /12, 39/12 with manual flash (ft./m, ISO 100, 68 ˚F/20 ˚C)
TTL: i-TTL balanced fill-flash and standard i-TTL flash for digital SLR using 2,016-pixel RGB sensor are available with built-in flash and SB-900, SB-800, SB-700, SB-600 or SB-400 (i-TTL balanced fill-flash is available when matrix or center-weighted metering is selected). Auto aperture: Available with SB-900/SB-800 and CPU lens. Non-TTL auto: Supported flash units include SB-900, SB-800, SB-28, SB-27 and SB-22S. Distance priority manual: Available with SB-900, SB-800 and SB-700
-3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3 EV or 1/2 EV
2 to 3 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 or 1 EV
Lights when built-in flash or optional flash unit such as SB-900, SB-800, SB-700, SB-600, SB-400, SB-80DX, SB-28DX or SB-50DX is fully charged; blinks for 3 s after flash is fired at full output
ISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts, and safety lock
Nikon Creative Lighting System
Advanced Wireless Lighting supported with built-in flash, SB-900, SB-800, SB-700 or Lighting System SU-800 as commander and SB-900, SB-800, SB-700, SB-600 or SB-R200 as remotes; Auto FP high-speed sync and modeling illumination supported with all CLS-compatible flash units except SB-400; Flash Color Information Communication and FV lock supported with all CLS-compatible flash units
AS-15 sync terminal adapter (available separately)
Auto (2 types), Incandescent, Fluorescent (7 types), Direct Sunlight, Flash, Cloudy, Shade, preset manual (up to 5 values can be stored), choose color temperature (2,500 K to 10,000 K), all with fine tuning; white balance bracketing: 2 to 3 frames in steps of 1, 2 or 3
Live view - lens servo
Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); full-time-servo AF (AF-F). Manual focus (M)
Live view - AF-area mode
Face-priority AF, wide-area AF, normal-area AF, subject-tracking AF
Live view - autofocus
Contrast-detect AF anywhere in frame (camera selects focus point automatically when face-priority AF or subject-tracking AF is selected)
Movie - metering
TTL exposure metering using main image sensor
Movie - metering method
Movie - frame size (pixels) and frame rate
[NTSC] 1,920 × 1,080 (24p); 24 (23.976) fps. 1,280 × 720 (30p); 30 (29.97) fps. 1,280 × 720 (24p); 24 (23.976) fps. 640 × 424 (30p); 30 (29.97) fps. [PAL] 1,920 × 1,080 (24p); 24 (23.976) fps. 1,280 × 720 (25p); 25 fps. 1,280 × 720 (24p); 24 (23.976) fps. 640 × 424 (25p); 25fps
Movie - maximum recording time
Approx. 20 minutes
Movie - file format
Movie - video compression
H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Movie - audio recording format
Movie - audio recording device
Built-in monaural or external stereo microphone; sensitivity adjustable
Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 9 or 72 images or calendar) playback with playback zoom, movie playback, slide show, highlights, histogram display, auto image rotation and image comment (up to 36 characters)
NTSC, PAL; images can be displayed on external device while camera monitor is on
Type C mini-pin HDMI connector; camera monitor turns off when HDMI cable is connected
Remote Cord MC-DC2 (available separately), GPS Unit GP-1 (available separately)
Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5-mm diameter)
Arabic, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish
One Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL15
Optional Multi-Power Battery Pack MB-D11 with one Rechargeable Li-ion Battery ENEL15 or six R6/AA size alkaline, NiMH or lithium batteries
AC Adapter EH-5a; requires Power Connector EP-5B (available separately)
1/4 in. (ISO 1222)
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Approx. 5.2 × 4.1 × 3.0 in. (132 × 105 × 77 mm)
Approx. 1 lb. 8.3 oz. (690 g) camera body only; approx. 1 lb. 11.5 oz. (780 g) with battery and memory card but without body cap
Operating environment - temperature
Temperature: 32–104 °F/0–40 °C; humidity: less than 85% (no condensation)
All-round lens kit. Includes the D7000 camera and the powerful AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm VR lens with a 5.8x zoom for superb versatility and Vibration Reduction to reduce the effects of camera shake.
High-performance wide-angle zoom kit. Includes the D7000 camera and the flexible AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-85mm VR lens with a 5.3x zoom, high-quality optics and Vibration Reduction to reduce the effects of camera shake.
Powerful telephoto zoom kit. Ideal for expansive landscapes and distant subjects alike. Includes the D7000 camera and the DX NIKKOR 18-200mm VR II lens with an 11.1x zoom and Nikon’s second-generation Vibration Reduction system to reduce the effects of camera shake.