Meet the Nikon D7000

The big news of the day is the launch of another camera in Nikons prosumer lineup.  Nikon’s popular D90 will live on in its current form, the D7000 is just joining the ranks.  Standout features include dual SD card slots and a 100% viefinder.  At the price point they are aiming it, this will be going head to head with the new Canon 60D.  The 60D has a swivel screen and the D7000 does not, but the D7000 has a 100% viewfinder while the 60D only has 96%.  The 6oD is 18MP and the D7000 is 16MP.  Its going to be tough to chose between the two. UPDATE: Now available for pre-order at AmazonAnd also pre-order from B&H

Main Features:

  • 100% viewfinder
  • 39 Point AF system
  • Dual SD memory card slots
  • Magnesium-alloy body
  • 16.2MP CMOS sensor (DX)
  • Expeed 2
  • 1080 HD video @24p | 720 @30,24,25p , 640 x 424 pixels at 25/30fps.
  • 20 min video recording
  • Save images from video
  • AF during video
  • Stereo mic input for video
  • 6 fps
  • Virtual horizon
  • One touch video and/or live view
  • Improved ISO range: 100-25600
  • 39 AF points
  • Wireless flash
  • Weather proof
  • New battery system
  • Expected price: $1199 for body only and it will be ready to ship in October

More photos and full press release after the break.

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