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Nikon Coolpix D7000

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SLR 16.2MP 16.7x CMOS Sep 2010
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Nikon Coolpix D7000 Review

With excellent reviews but average features, we have ranked the Nikon Coolpix D7000 number 311 across all digital cameras.
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292 Reviews + 33 Awards
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7 Years Old
Overall Score
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Average

Why Has it Scored 53?

It has very good expert reviews and superb user reviews with an average overall rating of 91%, based on 292 reviews. This digital camera has received 33 awards including an "Editor's Choice" award from Parentesis.com plus 10 other sites and a "Recommended" award from Alphr.com plus eight other sites. Canon cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However this Nikon digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2017.
Customers report superior product quality, it is robust and good picture quality. However they also report it is not an acceptable size.
The Coolpix D7000 has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Over 90 Different Nikon Lenses Available
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
Quite slow camera shutter speed
Heavy

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is excellent for wildlife photography, ranking number 245 in wildlife photography cameras. However good for sports photography, ranking number 261 in sports photography cameras as well being average for landscape photography, ranking number 274 in landscape photography cameras.
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Nikon Coolpix D7000 Video Reviews


How Big is the Nikon Coolpix D7000?

The Nikon Coolpix D7000 is 132mm wide and 77mm tall. It is 103mm deep and weighs 690g.

Nikon Coolpix D7000 front dimensions

Nikon Coolpix D7000 size in context

Nikon Coolpix D7000 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

33 Industry Awards

Expert review sites love this camera and have given it 33 awards.

The writers at 11 expert review sites all decided that this Nikon camera was excellent and gave it their highest award. Parentesis.com, Macworld.co.uk, Digitaltrends.com, Cnetfrance.fr, Asia.cnet.com, Photoreview.com.au, CNET.com.au, Good Gear Guide.com.au, Digitalcamerareview.com, CNET.com and Ephotozine all gave this camera an "Editor's Choice" award.

This camera received a "Recommended" award from websites Alphr.com, M3.idg.se, Theregister.co.uk, Lydogbilde.no, Digitalfotoforalla.se, Digitalfoto.dk, Trusted Reviews, Akam.no and Camera Labs all of whom said that this digital camera was very good.

The writers at three more expert review sites all decided that this Nikon camera was very good. This camera received an "Excellence Award" from Dv.com, Ljudochbild.se gave it an "Especially Recommended" award and PhotographyBlog.com gave it a "Highly Recommended" award.

The authors at two additional expert review sites both decided that this camera was very good. This Nikon camera received a "Silver" award from both Toptenreviews.com and DP Review.

An additional two expert review sites liked this Nikon digital camera. This camera received a Buy-N-Shoot.com "Platinum" award and the writer at review site What Digital Camera gave it a "Gold" award and decided it was fantastic.

Expert Reviews Are Good

This camera has an average expert rating of 86% based on 78 expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, DP Review, PhotographyBlog.com and CNET.com. This puts this Nikon camera in the top 12% of all the digital cameras when ranked by average expert review score.

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User Reviews Are Excellent

Based on 214 user reviews the average user rating of this digital camera is superb. Over 79% of reviewers gave this camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

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Customers Report Great Product Quality

30 customers wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was good quality.

Users Report it is Robust

15 owners who reviewed the Nikon Coolpix D7000 thought it was well made and nine customers who reviewed it mentioned that it was strong and durable.

  • It offers great overall image quality and is built like a tank…
    Itp.net June 2011
  • This is a nice camera, well built…
    Owl (Amazon) - January 2014
  • Make no mistake, this is a fantastic piece of engineering and is a wonderfully sensitive instrument - currently in inexperienced…
    2bhonest (Amazon) - December 2011
  • Build quality is amazing…
    Dean Clark (Amazon) - October 2012
  • It is a very robust…
    Stodius (Amazon) - August 2013
  • It has a great solid feel and of course imagery is brilliant…
  • Build quality is also good…
    Mosh (Amazon) - September 2014
  • Easy to use robust high quality not to heavy good functions out does all competitors can't express how good this is no issues…
    Matthew (Amazon) - March 2013
  • Very good build quality and performance…
  • Light yet robust, with all the features that a demanding amateur or keen semi-pro needs…

Customers Report it is Not an Acceptable Size

Seven owners who bought the Nikon Coolpix D7000 agreed that it was heavy and bulky.

  • A professional feel to the camera means that it is heavier than an all plastic equivalent…
    D. H. Turner (Amazon) - November 2012
  • Not the most comfortable to hold because of its bulky, chunky design…
    Owl (Amazon) - January 2014
  • Body is excellent size and build…
    HewMe (Amazon) - October 2011
  • My wife thinks it is too heavy…
  • Easy to use robust high quality not to heavy good functions out does all competitors can't express how good this is no issues…
    Matthew (Amazon) - March 2013
  • The "feel" is definitely more light-weight…
    Edgar Z. (Newegg.com) - December 2010
  • It fills the hands nicely and is heavy enough to make you feel very confident using it…
    PMR (Amazon) - February 2011
  • Despite its magnesium alloy casing this is a heavy, well balanced camera that is easy to keep steady…
    Nozza (Amazon) - July 2012
  • The rubberised coating on the body makes it easy to hold…
    Nozza (Amazon) - July 2012
  • It is much heavier…

Users Report Good Picture Quality

41 owners reckoned that the product was able to produce good images, five customers who reviewed it concluded that it had a good picture resolution and two people reckoned that this digital camera was good in low light.

  • It offers a huge range of features that will make shooting quicker and easier for the experienced shooter, with lots of customizable options…
  • It has a sophisticated feature set, top notch performance and highly pleasing image quality…
  • Sure, there are a few quibbles like the aperture adjustment in live view and movie mode, along with the rather lame buffer for continuous RAW image capture (particularly since the D…
  • Outstanding low light performance combined with speed…
    Buy-n-shoot.com February 2011
  • It offers great overall image quality and is built like a tank…
    Itp.net June 2011
  • Highly pleasing image quality…
  • A reader asks which of these two top cameras makes better images…
    Kenrockwell.com December 2011
  • It delivers very impressive image quality…
  • With the right lens the images are sharp and deliver excellent results…
  • Love the camera pictures incredible…

Very Good Brand

Based on 30,771 expert and owner reviews (including 6,974 verified purchases), Nikon has very good ratings for its cameras. Nikon also has very good ratings specifically within its digital cameras range compared to other manufacturers. 96% of those that bought a Nikon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report Good Lens Quality

15 owners who reviewed the Nikon Coolpix D7000 concluded that it had a good lens and eight customers reckoned that the product had a good autofocus.

Customers Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Two customers who reviewed it considered that it had a good viewfinder and two people who purchased this digital camera said that it had a good screen.

Users Report Good Video Capture

Six owners wrote that the Nikon Coolpix D7000 was good for video recording.

Customers Report That it is Reasonably Priced

22 customers reckoned that this digital camera was good value for money.

Customers Report Helpful Technical Guidance

Two owners who reviewed this digital camera thought it had good technical guidance.

  • The instructions provided a clear, from the single sheet setup information to the weighty tome which is the full instruction book…
    GS (Amazon) - September 2011
  • The manual is pretty hopeless in giving clear guidance…

Users Report a Good Flash

Two people who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good flash.

  • When paired with any professional lens and a good flash the pictures are amazing…
    Mosh (Amazon) - September 2014
  • It has a flash which can set to command for using remote speed lights…

Customers Report Excellent Technical Features

11 people mentioned in their reviews that it had good features.

Customers Report Excellent Battery Life

Five people who bought the Nikon Coolpix D7000 concluded that it had a good battery life.

Customers Report it is Easy to Use

14 people who purchased it mentioned that it was easy to use, four owners who purchased it agreed that it was easy to use the menus and three people said in their reviews that the product was easy to handle. two customers who reviewed it thought it was comfortable and easy to hold.

  • It offers a huge range of features that will make shooting quicker and easier for the experienced shooter, with lots of customizable options and quick control access…
  • It always comes in handy for my line of work…
    Deej (Amazon) - June 2012
  • It's awkward to hold…
  • It's so good at everything like the settings are all within easy reach…
  • Not the most comfortable to hold because of its bulky, chunky design…
    Owl (Amazon) - January 2014
  • The controls are easy to understand…
  • Menus are a bit confusing…
    HewMe (Amazon) - October 2011
  • Dual adjustment wheels back and front are clever and easy to use…
    Dean Clark (Amazon) - October 2012
  • The camera is a joy to use and the functions easy to use…
    Mosh (Amazon) - September 2014
  • Just starting out in the field of photography so needed something easy to use…
    Bazza (Amazon) - January 2012

Customers Report Nice Design

Seven owners mentioned in their reviews that the product was good looking and three owners who bought this digital camera reckoned that it was ergonomic.

  • It manages to strike a pretty neat balance between features…
  • Not the most comfortable to hold because of its bulky, chunky design…
    Owl (Amazon) - January 2014
  • Beautiful to look at.
    Owl (Amazon) - January 2014
  • The ergonomics and design are excellent…
    Ray (Amazon) - September 2012
  • It certainly sits beautifully in the hand, is well balanced…
  • It balances beautifully, reassuring you that this is such a quality design…
    Simon (Amazon) - July 2012
  • Ergonomically its great and buttons are rightly placed…
  • Ergonomically everything is so well placed, all key settings can be changed very quickly without removing your eye from the viewfinder…
    LemonyPea (Amazon) - February 2013
  • You can take great photos with both bodies and in terms of handling and ergonomics both cameras are well built…
    A. Preston (Amazon) - January 2015
  • Despite its magnesium alloy casing this is a heavy, well balanced camera that is easy to keep steady…
    Nozza (Amazon) - July 2012

Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but average features and is over 6 months old, and at £320.00 it is more expensive than 51% of cameras.


Features

Over 90 Different Nikon Lenses Available

Nikon offers over 90 own brand lenses for their SLR cameras including macro, fixed focal length and zoom lenses allowing for huge creative versatility. More lenses that fit Nikon SLR cameras are available from third party manufacturers such as Tamron and Sigma.

Nikon lens range

Average Megapixels

The Coolpix D7000's sensor megapixels of 16.2MP is pretty standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lowest 1% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the optical zoom depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of optical zooms are possible with this camera. Nikon offers hundreds of lenses ranging in optical zoom from approx 0.5x (10mm focal length) to approx 50x (800mm focal length).

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as "Full HD".

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Quite Slow Camera Shutter Speed

The Coolpix D7000's camera shutter speed of only 0.000125s is very slow compared to most other cameras. It is in the slowest 4% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. The slowest camera shutter speed of digital cameras is 0.000062s, the fastest is 8s, and the average camera shutter speed is 0.16s.

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Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum aperture numbers are possible with this camera. Nikon offers lenses with apertures ranging from F/1.4 to F/6.3.

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Optical Image Stabilisation May Be Available With Some Lenses

This camera has interchangeable lenses so whether this camera has an image stabilizer depends on the lens being used. Nikon offers a wide range of lenses with built in image stabilisation.

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Heavy

Across all the digital cameras the weights range from 50g to 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g. The Coolpix D7000's weight of 690g is in the heaviest 6% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Coolpix D7000 has a built-in flash, as do 66% of digital cameras.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The Coolpix D7000 features multi burst mode, which is unusual. 87% of digital cameras do not feature multi burst mode.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Coolpix D7000 has an HDMI port. 71% of digital cameras do not have an HDMI port.

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Features Calendar

The Coolpix D7000 features calendar. 86% of digital cameras do not feature calendar.

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Supports Dioptic Correction

The Nikon Coolpix D7000 supports dioptic correction, unlike 90% of digital cameras which do not support dioptic correction.

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4928 X 3264 Pixels Still Image Resolution

The Coolpix D7000 supports a maximum still image resolution of 4928 x 3264 pixels. That's 1% higher resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels digital camera, which is the most common resolution supported by digital cameras. This digital camera also supports still image resolutions of 3696 x 2448 pixels, 2464 x 1632 pixels and 1280 x 720 pixels. Across all cameras the best resolution is 6016 x 4016 pixels and the worst is 384 x 480 pixels.

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3D

The Nikon Coolpix D7000 is 3D, which is unusual. 90% of cameras are not 3D.

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Wide Range of Maximum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum aperture numbers are possible with this camera. Nikon lenses range in aperture from F/1.4 to F/6.3.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Nikon Coolpix D7000 features contrast adjustment, which is unusual. 83% of digital cameras do not feature contrast adjustment.

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The Nikon Coolpix D7000 features flash exposure compensation, which is unusual. 80% of cameras do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The Coolpix D7000 has a shoe mounting point, unlike 90% of cameras which do not have a shoe mounting point.

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Supports Live View

The Nikon Coolpix D7000 supports live view, which is unusual. 84% of digital cameras do not support live view.

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1,050 Battery Life

Most digital cameras take between 100 and 4,699 battery life, including the Nikon Coolpix D7000 which takes 1,050 battery life.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Coolpix D7000 supports Full HD video. 75% of digital cameras do not support Full HD video.

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Features Noise Reduction

The Nikon Coolpix D7000 features noise reduction, which is unusual. 92% of digital cameras do not feature noise reduction.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Coolpix D7000 features brightness adjustment. 79% of digital cameras do not feature brightness adjustment.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080|1280 x 720|640 x 480|640 x 424|320 x 240 pixels, which is the most frequently supported resolution on digital cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

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Has a Tripod Mount

The Coolpix D7000 has a tripod mount, which is unusual. 75% of cameras do not have a tripod mount.

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Supports Custom Colours

The Nikon Coolpix D7000 supports custom colours, which is unusual. 94% of digital cameras do not support custom colours.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The Coolpix D7000 supports video capability, which is unusual. 67% of digital cameras do not support video capability.

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Has an External Flash Connector

The Nikon Coolpix D7000 has an external flash connector, unlike 87% of digital cameras which do not have an external flash connector.

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Has a Microphone in

The Coolpix D7000 has a microphone in, which is unusual. 88% of digital cameras do not have a microphone in.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

GPS (satellite)

The Nikon Coolpix D7000 has a GPS (satellite), which is unusual. 90% of digital cameras do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Nikon Coolpix D7000 of 3" is relatively average compared to most other cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Carrying Case

The Nikon Coolpix D7000 has a carrying case, unlike 89% of digital cameras which do not have a carrying case.

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Age

Released Over Seven Years Ago

This Nikon camera has been on the market since September 2010.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers code bba290ae, nikon f3556g, nikon 242mp, vba290k002, vba290k003
Barcodes 00018208254682, 00018208254743, 00018208855803, 00018208884698, 00018208884704, 00018208918324, 00018208919673, 00084684027270, 00182088558038, 00182088846982, 00182088847040, 00182089166737, 00182089183246, 00182089196734, 03610170012948, 03610170013563, 03662362023904, 03662362023928, 03662362023935, 03662362023942, 03662362023980, 04019518027924, 05053973128207, 05053973128214, 05742220152804, 08033737551202, 08033737551219, 08033737551226, 08033737551233

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